Ann Lessila PT
Over 20 years Physical Therapy experience
"I love working with a wonderful team that is making a difference in the lives of seniors and their families!"
Lani H OTR
20 years Occupational Therapy and management experience.
"I truly enjoy working closely with the patients and our therapists to maximize the patient experience".
24 years physical therapy experience.
"I love being a PT, especially in my work at Lessila Therapy, because I love to work with geriatric patients. I find it very rewarding to maximize their function while I get to know them and learn about their lives. I feel that older people have so much to share!"
6+ years OT experience in skilled nursing, pediatric school based therapy and assisted living. "I love being an OT and genuinely love getting to know each of the patients I get to work with. I like working with people of all ages and getting to be creative in my therapy approach. I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, baking and being crafty."
Emily graduated from Clarke University in 2011 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has worked in Madison, WI as a physical therapist in geriatrics for six years. She especially enjoys helping individuals in memory care facilities to improve their quality of life and maximize their functional independence. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, attending sporting events, and taking her kids to the zoo and parks.
Steve has 3+ years experience as an OT and graduated from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan. Steve was a member of the baseball team and graduated with his Master's degree in Occupational Therapy in 2015.
"I have over two years of experience working in skilled nursing and am passionate about helping my patients improve their independence and helping them to reach their individual goals. Outside of work I enjoy playing golf, softball, skiing, and spending time with my wife and dog."
I have over 15 years of experience as a Licensed Physical Therapist. I have had the opportunity to work in the following settings: Hospital- inpatient and outpatient, Sub acute Rehab, Skilled Nursing, Assisted and Independent Living and Home Care. I pride myself in delivering quality care to my clients with compassion, dignity and respect. I have a soft spot in my heart for the geriatric population. I strive to make a positive difference in the lives that I touch each and every day. My ultimate goal for my clients is to teach them how to best help themselves. I want to empower my clients to function and remain as independent as possible. Other passions of mine are spending time with my family, going to church, and snuggling up with my cat.
Speech Language Pathologist
17 years experience evaluating and treating speech, language, swallowing and cognition. The most rewarding part of my work is talking with seniors and developing patient and family centered goals to create the best quality of life at any age.
I have been working with the geriatric population since I graduated from Concordia University in 2014. I absolutely love working with this particular group of individuals as we build great relationships while working to increase their independence in daily activities. It's rewarding to see the progress being made throughout the course of treatment. Outside of work I enjoy doing outdoor activities with my husband and spending time with our family and friends.
Occupational Therapist since 2009. Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) since 2014.
Teaching Assistant for UWM Lymphedema Courses. Experience in Skilled Nursing, Outpatient, & Home Health. Specialties include Geriatrics, Lymphedema, wheelchair seating and positioning & Continence Improvement.
"My goal as a therapist is to help as many people as I can regain their independence after an injury or illness. I strive to provide the best quality care to all of my residents."
Speech Language Pathologist
Alyssa is a licensed and certified Speech Language Pathologist who earned her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Saint Ambrose University in 2017.
Alyssa has clinical experience with adult and geriatric populations and has worked individually and as part of an interdisciplinary team to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-linguistic and swallowing disorders in a wide variety of settings including: skilled nursing, home health care, acute and private practice. She holds her certificate of clinical competence and is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association. Alyssa is a SPEAK OUT! Provider through the Parkinson Voice Project. "I am very passionate about providing individualized speech therapy treatment to enhance patient safety, independence and quality of life."
I have 6 years of physical therapy experience in the SNF, outpatient, and home health settings. I enjoy helping to facilitate improvements in a patient's mobility and maximizing functional independence by implementing a goal oriented approach. It is a very rewarding experience to get to know the patients I work with and watch them progress throughout the plan of care.
Physical Therapist Assistant
30 years Physical Therapist Assistant experience in outpatient orthopedics, acute/ subacute, SNF/ Rehab, and home health.
“I love being a PTA and helping my patients improve their function and independence with a creative approach to keep them improving and engaged.”
Paul Lessila CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Over 25 years finance and business experience. Paul is a dedicated family man and avid sports fan.
"I'm grateful for the wonderful team we have been blessed to work with!"
"Working with the Lessila Therapy
Team and our customers is very rewarding!"
15+ Years experience in outpatient orthopedics, geriatrics and home care.
"I feel it's important to have a passion for all aspects of your life. I am passionate about helping others and providing a source of encouragement and education for patients, family and staff"
"I have been a licensed physical therapist since 2001 and over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to work with people of all ages- from newborn babies to adults over 100 years old. I love the challenge of looking at the big picture and helping a patient and their family target meaningful, personalized goals that will ultimately lead to prolonged independence and improved quality of life. I enjoy getting to know my patients and developing a relationship that allows me to really get a sense of what is important to them, and how I can make a positive impact in their lives. When I’m not at work, I’m enjoying my three young children who motivate me daily to set a good example of how helping other people can be its own reward.
17 years in outpatient orthopedics and physical therapy. "I enjoy working with older individuals, as they are generally motivated and extremely appreciative. It is rewarding to see them make progress and improve their functional independence."
16 Years experience in pediatrics/home health and geriatric. "I enjoy helping seniors improve their quality of life. I also love to talk to them and hear their lifetime of experiences and wisdom."
22 years occupational therapy experience
"I have spent most of my career working with seniors. I have learned so much from my patients over the years. I love hearing their life stories and words of wisdom. I also appreciate their hard work ethic."
Physical Therapist CSCS
Over 20 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics, home care and geriatrics.
"I enjoy working with patients in their home environment assisting them to stay as independent and healthy as possible so they can enjoy life."
I really love being a PT and teaching my patients how to maximize their potential. My goal is to help my patients improve their independence while building a lasting relationship. I enjoy having fun and being creative with treatment while challenging my patients to try new things.
Physical Therapist with 19 years experience working in hospital, outpatient, long term acute care, sub acute rehab and home health settings
"I love being a physical therapist! Working with seniors to maximize their functional mobility has been my favorite age group. I enjoy hearing the stories of their lives and listening to their advice. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, camping, traveling, reading and playing games."
I have been working as an Occupational Therapist for over 20 years in a variety of settings. From Hippotherapy (Using a horse as a therapeutic tool) with pediatric clients to Geriatric care in a variety of settings, I love helping people be their best self. I enjoy the challenge of environmental modifications and adapting techniques to help clients accomplish things they didn’t think they could. Working for Lessila Therapy has given me the opportunity to help people in their own home environments, which is so rewarding.
I graduated from Marquette University with a doctorate degree in 2008 and have worked in many different settings: inpatient acute, inpatient rehab, outpatient, nursing homes, home health and assisted living. I love my job and always strive to give my patients the best care. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my patients reach their goals in therapy. In my spare time, I enjoy playing flute and try to learn guitar.
I am a physical therapist with 9 years experience working in many different settings. I graduated from University of St. Augustine with a doctorate in physical therapy in 2010. I have enjoyed a varied work history including short term rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedic, and home health. I have worked with patients from 10 years old to over 100 with a wide variety of conditions including vestibular disorders, neurologic disorders, brain injuries, psychiatric disorders, cardiac and pulmonary issues, orthopedic injuries, women's and men's health issues, and genetic conditions. I love learning something new from each patient I work with that I can take with me to improve care for my next patient. I am lucky I get to spend my career doing something I truly enjoy.
Since graduating from Mount Mary University in 2017, I have worked with adults in assisted living & memory care and in inpatient behavioral health. What I love most about OT is developing relationships with my clients and helping them to learn and grow, mentally and physically, to overcome obstacles, build confidence, and to be as independent and healthy as they can! Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, hiking, working out, and spending time with my dog!
Over 25 years of experience in physical therapy working in subacute, long term care and home health settings. I truly enjoy working with the geriatric population as I help them maximize their independence. Outside of work, I love to attend the sporting events of my four children.
I have approximately 15 years experience in the field of OT, in the areas of Skilled nursing and Home Health as well as out patient therapy. I graduated from Concordia University Mequon with my Masters in OT, and I also am a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. I love the field of OT and I love seeing the patients progress and helping them reach their goals in various areas. I strive to provide quality care that focuses on the individual patients needs for them to better gain the independence they are striving for.
I have over 10 years as a Doctor of physical therapy. My role allows me to treat patients from all ages and various diagnoses. I focus on education, open communication and teamwork to maximize the benefits from physical therapy. My goal is to help you move better so you can feel better so you can keep moving! Outside of work, I spend time with my husband and 3 children, playing golf, and traveling to many places to visit family and friends from up north all the way to Colorado, and many places in between.
I graduated from the University of Florida in 2011 and have worked in acute care, inpatient rehab, and assisted living facilities. I was previously a traveling therapist which led me to Wisconsin. I am lymphedema certified and will soon have my certification in LSVT BIG. Outside of work, I enjoy exercise, hiking & being outdoors. I am also passionate about traveling and have been able to visit about 40 countries so far.
I believe a Physical Therapist’s job is to make the patients see and utilize their capabilities. I love being a PT because I get to build great lasting relationships while helping my patients achieve their goals. The most fulfilling thing of being a PT is seeing patients improve or restore their level of function and maximize their potential.
Andrea has experience working in Subacute Care, SNF, Assisted Living and Rehab. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 2014. Andrea has clinical experience working with both adults and geriatric populations. Andrea is passionate about her work and strives to assist her patients in improving their quality of life. Outside of work Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, playing golf and being outdoors.
I have twenty years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist. I have worked in a variety of settings including inpatient rehab, outpatient, home health and community based OT. I am a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. I love working with people, hearing their stories and helping them achieve their goals. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our daughter.
25 years of experience as an OT in rehab, skilled nursing, outpatient, low vision, and acute care. I enjoy hearing my patients life stories and goals and teaching them how to improve their ability to function to meet their goals and improve quality of life.
20 years of Occupational Therapy experience.
I have had the privilege to work with clients in many settings, such as Mental Health, Schools, Outpatient, Brain Injury and as a Therapy Consultant for a Managed Care Organization. I truly enjoy being an OT and have found that I have a soft spot in my heart for the geriatric population. Their wisdom and drive is inspiring and I find it a blessing to help them reach their individual and family goals.
I graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2012. I have enjoyed 7 years working primarily with the geriatric population in skilled nursing and assisted living settings. I enjoy building relationships with my patients and advocating on their behalf to create safer, more functional environments where they can live at their greatest level of independence.
Since graduating in 2017, I have worked in skilled nursing and assisted living settings.
I look forward to getting to know and learn from my patients as well as facilitating their success and participation in meaningful activities. It is extremely rewarding to see patient’s make progress toward their functional goals and maximize their independence.
Physical Therapist Assistant
I have been a PTA for 30 years in acute, outpatient, and home care. I thoroughly enjoy the relationships that are built when seeing patients through their rehabilitation. It is such a great satisfaction for me and I believe for them as well.
Erica has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for 12 years and has worked exclusively with adults and the geriatric population. She enjoys using a patient-centered approach to allow her patients to improve their speech, language, cognitive and swallowing abilities in order to maintain their highest level of independence possible. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children and going on adventures around the state!
I graduated from Carroll University in 2009 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. I enjoy working with the geriatric population where I am able to provide care to help maximize their mobility, independence, and overall well being. I find this work to be extremely rewarding as the patients are truly grateful for the help and care we provide. My favorite part of working with this population is hearing stories about their past and being able to see my patients light up when recalling fond memories.