Catherine Halinski, DPM graduated from the Dr. William M. Scholl School of Podiatric Medicine with her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine in 1995. After successfully completing her podiatric residency at Sacred Heart Hospital in 1996, she opened her private practice in Buffalo Grove where she has been practicing podiatric medicine ever since. In terms of professional organizations and affiliations, Dr. Halinski is a member of Advanced Foot & Ankle IPA, American Podiatric Medical Association, Illinois Podiatric Medical Association, and American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Association. Currently, she is the second certified provider in Illinois for the PinPointe Foot Laser company. This laser technology is the newest and best conservative alternative for treating nail fungus. In her spare time, Dr. Halinski volunteers as a catechist at St. Mary’s Parish in Buffalo Grove.
Leslie C. Ridgeway, PTA, NCTM graduated from First Choice International with a Certification in Massage Therapy. She is a licensed massage therapist and trained in clinical applications of myofascial release techniques. She operates in the Buffalo Grove and Libertyville areas and has been working with Premier Foot & Ankle PC as a Myofascial Release Therapist and with Shea Physical Therapy LLC as a Massage Physical Therapy Aide these past years. Leslie first became connected to this line of work when she had her own challenges as a patient. She then realized that her calling was to help others release their pain using the same techniques that helped release her own pain.
Ami G. Kalisek, LMT graduated from Chicago School of Massage Therapy (now Cortiva Institute) in 1986. She is a certified massage therapist and a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings from the offices of doctors and chiropractors to traditional massage clinics and health clubs. Ami has specialized in Myofascial Release Therapy for over 12 years. She also teaches an introductory course in myofascial release at Elgin Community College’s Therapeutic Massage Program. Her comprehensive treatment philosophy addresses each patient’s body as a whole and uses the most relevant techniques when treating each patient.