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Jillian Stecklein grew up in the Western suburbs of Chicago. She enjoyed an active lifestyle, being involved in many sports and extracurricular activities, and a wonderful family upbringing. She knew she was meant to be a Physical Therapist since high school. After visiting a healthcare career fair and seeing how physical therapy was an amazing blend of preventative medicine, leadership, exercise, and nutrition, she has worked toward that goal ever since. It also allowed for great balance between family and career as she always hoped to be a mom!
She continued on her education earning a Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During this time, she thrived as the President of the Fighting Illini Triathlon Team, participated in activities at her Church, and enjoyed being a part of her sorority. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014.
She met her husband, Kelton, at a Catholic adventure camp (Camp Wojtyla) in the Rockies the summer before PT school. Since Kelton has now completed PT school in Denver, the family is happy to be home in the town of Hays, KS near family with their son, Kolbe. She finds great joy in serving the community with her skills and experience!
Colorado, Illinois, Kansas
Medicare**, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, UnitedHealthcare, TriCare Select, Kancare**
**With Referral from PCP
I’m amazed at how much progress I’ve been able to make through telehealth PT! Just a couple of months ago my postpartum symptoms seemed hopeless, but thanks to regular PT, I feel like a different person. I’m so grateful I’ve had access to a faithful Catholic approach to healing the whole person, body, and soul. –Anonymous
Dr. Jill Stecklein has been a blessing for me. I had been dealing with upper and lower jaw pain on my right side for over two months. I went to two dentists and a root canal specialist with numerous X-rays and testing performed, but to no avail, a diagnosis was not delivered. One of the dentists suggested TMJ and referred me to a specialist 3 hours away. My daughter who is a physical therapist, but lives 4 hours away, recommended that I get in touch with a fellow physical therapist, Dr. Stecklein. At the very first appointment, Dr. Stecklein did a thorough analysis of my hip joints all the way up my spine to my neck and jaw. She diagnosed that the source of the pain in my jaw was coming from my sternocleidomastoid (SCM). This muscle is located at the base of your skull to either side of your neck behind the ears. I sit at a desk on a computer all day long causing tension in this muscle. I also clench my teeth when doing certain tasks around the home. After two sessions with Jill, my pain was gone. Her treatment regimen included hands-on massages in the troubled area, adjusting my spine and neck, stretching the muscles, and needling, all of which offered great relief. She has provided exercises to maintain the improvement we have made. Dr. Stecklein is very professional and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend her if you have muscle pain or joint pain. – D. Hoffman