Physical Therapists

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.

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.

Eleni Kioussis, PT, DPT, ATC

With a passion for providing a creative and engaging approach to improve children’s gross motor skills as well as foster relationships with their families, Eleni is thrilled to be part of the PlayWorks Therapy team as a physical therapist. Eleni received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Michigan and went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University. Eleni grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and has loved living in the city since moving for graduate school.

While at Northwestern, Eleni first learned about her passion for pediatrics working on a three year long research project to create a tool to help with the early detection of Cerebral Palsy in children under the age of two. When choosing her clinical opportunities, Eleni knew that she wanted to gain experience with pediatrics and opted to work in the Niles Township District of Special Education (NTDSE). While at NTDSE, Eleni worked with children of all ages and diagnoses, including but not limited to: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Rett’s syndrome, and Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome. Eleni enjoyed every moment of working in the school system that she returned to become the full time physical therapist for the summer school program. Additionally, she has worked in outpatient orthopedics and is excited to be back in pediatrics.

Eleni enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, doing jigsaw puzzles, and trying different restaurants around the city.