Healthcare Designed with You in Mind

1401 E. 12th Street, Mendota, IL  61342     815-539-7461


Frank Duro, PT, Department Manager

Frank is a graduate of the University of Iowa.  He has worked as a Physical Therapist for more than 30 years.  He has immense knowledge in lower and upper extremity orthopaedic dysfunction.  In addition to these areas, he is well education in back pain, back safety, and geriatric diagnoses.


Jared Wise, MPT

Jared is a graduate of Northern Illinois Universitywith a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy.  He brings to the department new innovated approaches and has been trained in the treatment of lower back problems.  His interests include manual therapy, wound care, and sports rehabilitation.


Occupational Therapy

Craig Smith, OTR/L, CLT, LANA, Department Manager


Craig is a graduate of Chicago State University.  He has been a therapist for 15 years and is our specialist with hands.  He is a certified Lymphedema Therapist with over 6 years of experience.  He is certified by the Lymphedema Association of North America (LANA).


Department Employees:

Rebecca Lowers, Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Rebecca is a graduate of St. Mary’s Junior College in Minneapolis, MN.  She has an associate’s degree of Applied Science and has been a Physical Therapy Assistant for over 30 years, focusing on orthopaedics and the treatment of burns.  


Carol Ann Miller, Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Carol attended Northern Illinois University and the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL.  She has an Associate’s degree of Applied Science and has been a Physical Therapy Assistant for 11 years with experience in Orthopaedics.



laura geldon copyLaura Geldon, ATC/L

Ms. Geldon works with the Mendota High School athletes to prevent, recognize, manage and rehabilitate injuries from physical activity.  Ms. Geldon’s services are provided free of charge to MHS.  She works with male and female athletes from ALL sports teams.  Most afternoons you will find Ms. Geldon out at the high school assisting during practices.







katie hagenbuchKati Hagenbuch 

Ms. Hagenbuch provides the following services:   Vital Stim Therapy, Adult & Pediatric Speech, Language and Swallowing therapies.  For more information or to schedule an appointment call 815-539-7461. 










Services Provided:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Lymphedema Treatment
  • Spinal Manipulation
  • Vital Stimulation Swallowing Therapy
  • Early Intervention Speech
  • Hand Therapy
  • Nerve Conduction Testing
  • Home Health Rehabilitation