Our Team

Carole A. Oser, DPTDr. Carole A. Oser, PT, DPT

Dr. Oser has been a practicing therapist since 1979, a resident of Wilmette for more than 20 years and is the owner of Healing Tree. She has more than 30 years of experience in treating a wide range of conditions, and believes that physical therapy doesn’t have to be painful to be effective. Carole combines traditional methods and alternative techniques, with a strong emphasis on patient education.

Dr. Oser is a graduate of Northwestern University’s physical therapy program, and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University Medical School. She devotes a great deal of time to continuing education in diverse and emerging subjects such as Integrative Manual Therapy, women’s health, pre- and post-natal therapy and osteoporosis. She has recently completed the 3-part, year long, Discover Physio Series on the Integrated Systems Model for treatment.

Prior to opening Healing Tree, Dr. Oser was a partner in Back-n-Balance Physical Therapy and has also practiced at Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, as well as Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Illinois Network of Independent Physical Therapists (INIPT) and the Wilmette Chamber of Commerce.
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Linda Brown, MPTLinda Brown, PT, MPT

Linda has been a practicing physical therapist since 1996, and has worked with Healing Tree since 2009. Linda combines traditional physical therapy with alternative techniques, including myofascial release and craniosacral therapy. She has also expanded her expertise into the treatment of vestibular disorders and balance problems, including vertigo, dizziness, and balance disorders.

Linda earned her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the College of St. Catherine in Minneapolis in 1996, and continues to expand her knowledge through continuing education.

Linda began her career with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where she worked in both hospital and outpatient settings to treat patients with neurological and orthopedic diagnoses. Later, she worked with Dr. Carole Oser at Back-n-Balance Physical Therapy, and their partnership continues today.

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Dr. Daniela Moise, DPTDr. Daniela Moise, DPT

Dr. Daniela Moise earned her degree in Physical Therapy from Carol Davila University in Bucharest, Romania. In 2010, she graduated with honors from Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York with a Clinical Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy.

Although, Daniela’s passion is women’s health, her skillset is appropriate for all conditions. Her main focus is treating the whole body, as she combines traditional physical therapy with a holistic approach.

As a specialist in women’s health, Dr. Moise has successfully helped many women who experienced pelvic floor dysfunctions, addressing conditions such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic and low back chronic pain, fertility, prenatal, postnatal and menopause care. She empowers women to lead a healthy, active, and independent lifestyle, regardless of their age.

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Dr. Rucha Patel, DPTDr. Rucha Patel, DPT

“Fortunately (or unfortunately), when I see a person, I see bones and muscles. With the training I’ve received and with practice over the last 13 years, I immediately look for dysfunction and its related causes. My goal is to get to the bottom of a person’s pain and symptoms – I want to be the last physical therapist they see. The core, pelvic floor and its adjoining segments is my recipe to treat a dysfunction to reach the client’s goals. My motto is: It’s all connected!”


Women’s health, pre and post-partum care, pelvic floor, sexual dysfunction/pain, bowel/ bladder, Cupping, Headaches, CranioSacral, chronic pain, back pain, vertigo, myofascial pain, TMJ, neck pain, shoulders, hip, whole body!

Professional and Personal Interests

While the first half of Dr. Patel’s PT career started in orthopedics, women’s health, post-operative therapy, vestibular and chronic pain, her second half, post kids is focused to pre and post pregnancy, Women’s pelvic floor, sexual pain, bowel/bladder and CranioSacral along with cupping therapy. She has seen the body from all angles having done post-operative home health. Women’s health has always been of special interest to Dr. Patel since her days of training.  It has been able to come full circle from general orthopedics to focused care on treating the low back and hips to core and pelvic floor.

By treating the body as a whole, its structures, bones, muscles, connective tissue, and organs – by peeling back every layer, getting deeper to the root cause, I can treat the core, pelvis, low back and all the connecting limbs as a whole functioning unit. As they are meant to be.

Dr. Patel is enthusiastic to work with patients and come up with a treatment plan to reach goals for maximum function. In her spare time, Dr. Patel leads an active lifestyle; you’ll find her at the gym and has been a yoga enthusiast for almost 20 years. She enjoys the mountains, traveling the globe with her kids, reading books and has a natural hand at cooking/ baking.

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Lisa James, Billing & Practice Consultant

When it comes to handling billing and insurance issues, Lisa offers each visitor to Healing Tree the personal attention they deserve. Known for her kind efficiency, Lisa is dedicated to streamlining the process and assisting our clients with billing issues. She has more than 30 years of patient care and medical billing experience, and she’s been a dependable part of our team since 2008.

Lisa studied Business and Computer Science at Robert Morris University and graduated in 1988. She manages all patient accounts, schedules appointments, and consults on HIPAA, insurance and safety issues.

Lisa also worked with Dr. Carole Oser at Back-n-Balance Physical Therapy, where she became a favorite of patients and staff alike.

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