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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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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