Amy Sauers, PT, DPT, c/NDT
Director of Physical Therapy Services
PT Student Coordinator
PT Assistive Technology Coordinator
Amy is a physical therapist who is passionate about using fun and creative ways to help children get stronger and improve their motor skills to better play and move in the world. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Wheaton College and then her doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Central Florida. After graduating, Amy began her career working with children with a variety of diagnoses and adults with neurological impairments. In just a few years, she realized her passion was working solely with children. Over the past several years, Amy has worked with children of all ages and skill levels with a wide variety of diagnoses including: hypotonia, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, torticollis, Down syndrome, developmental coordination disorder, toe walking, autism spectrum disorder, seizure disorders and a wide array of genetic conditions, medical complexities, and neurological impairments. Amy loves using her creativity and knowledge to cater each session to the individual child, while collaborating with the other disciplines to help each child reach their own goals and achieve milestones.
Amy is also certified in neurodevelopmental treatment which has enhanced her ability to provide therapeutic handling in treating children with neurological impairments. She also has extensive experience in adaptive equipment evaluation, orthotics recommendations, and kinesiotaping. Amy enjoys collaborating with the amazing team at PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. and integrating physical therapy support to better help address the needs of the children that walk through our doors.
After moving back to the Midwest following several years spent in both Florida and Colorado, Amy is enjoying exploring the city, spending time with family, running, biking, and playing with her husband and toddler.
Sarah D'Astice, PT, DPT
PlayWorks Prep Lead Physical Therapist
Sarah is a physical therapist and is so excited to be joining the PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. team. She grew up in a suburb of Chicago and is delighted to be back in the area after completing her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Sarah was inspired to become a physical therapist by her mom, who is also a PT. Sarah always had a passion for working with children. During physical therapy school, Sarah was lucky enough to have many experiences working and volunteering with children, including a rotation in inpatient therapy at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Sarah enjoys collaborating with others to promote positive outcomes and growth for both patients and therapists. She is looking forward to putting the “fun” in functional when she sees a wide variety of patient ages and diagnoses at PlayWorks!
Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, working out, baking, and exploring new places in the city. She also loves playing with her parent’s dog, Sophie and her sister’s dog, Effy.
Bridgett Hunziker, PT, DPT
Bridgett is a Physical Therapist who is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children while building relationships with patients, families, caregivers, and colleagues. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. Bridgett grew up on a farm outside of Chicago with lots of cows and free range ducks and chickens, but found her way to the city to join the PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. team!
During her time in physical therapy school, Bridgett was lucky enough to have clinical experiences working with children in the schools, therapeutic riding, outpatient clinics, and home health settings. She discovered her passion and commitment to providing care to children and is honored to be surrounded by the supportive team at PlayWorks Therapy, Inc. Bridgett loves collaborating with other disciplines in order to promote optimal opportunities for growth and development for her patients. Bridgett is passionate in providing physical therapy care that is fun and creative that encompasses gross motor skills that are appropriate for each individual child.