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GretchenDean, PT
Gretchen Dean, PT

Gretchen Dean, PT, is a physical therapist specializing in treating women (as well as men and children) with pelvic pain, sacroiliac dysfunction, complicated pelvic and low back pain, and urinary and bowel dysfunction (incontinence).


Gretchen was previously with Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana for thirteen years, where her focus was on the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic patients, with emphasis on complicated spine patients, sacroiliac disorders and incontinence.


Gretchen has treated physical therapy patients at other area health facilities as well, including OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Hopedale Medical Complex in Hopedale, and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.


Gretchen served as a guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been a guest speaker for the physical therapy district meeting in Bloomington, and for area therapists in Springfield. She has also taught SI dysfunction throughout the CARLE system. Gretchen received a Carle Clinic Excellence Award in 2008 and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Women's Health section.


She holds a BS in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and has completed continuing education courses on such topics as pelvic floor dysfunction, pediatric & adult incontinence, male and female pelvic function, dysfunction & treatment, osteoporosis, and strategic orthopedics.



2008 Carle Clinic Excellence Award





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