Dr. Emily Brumley, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

Emily graduated from Butler University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology before earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois Chicago in 2020.

What Emily Has to Say

What aspect of movement do you find the most fascinating? Why?

I find small and controlled movements the most fascinating. I think it is amazing how a slight change in posture and/or breathing pattern can make a significant change in pain and function. I am also fascinated by the connection between pelvic floor function with the abdominals and the diaphragm.

List 3-5 specialty areas. What is one specialty area that makes you stand out?

I have been trained in women’s health and have experience treating patients with diagnoses related to urinary/fecal incontinence, urinary urgency, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, dyspareunia, chronic constipation, as well as patients with pre and postpartum needs.

Which patients are your favorite to work with?

My favorite patients to work with are patients that may be skeptical of physical therapy at first so that I can show them how effective and life changing physical therapy can be. I think it is very rewarding to see their attitude change as they begin to improve. I also enjoy working with patients with various pelvic floor dysfunctions and especially postpartum patients.

What are your values and how did they influence your career?

My biggest values are compassion and hard work. These values are why I chose to go into physical therapy, and they are why I enjoy providing treatment to patients. This career allows me to help people improve their lives and to continue challenging myself and learning every day.

Why do you work for Body Gears?

I chose to work for Body Gears because of the hands-on treatment approach and the ability to create a personalized treatment plan for each patient that comes in. I also work for Body Gears because of the importance that they place on continuing education, which I think is a crucial component for providing patients with the best care possible.

What catchphrase do most of your patients remember you by?

“You deserve the time and effort it takes to improve.”

What do you like to do outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and exploring Chicago, especially trying new restaurants all throughout the city.

How do you stay active?

 I stay active by running and indoor cycling.