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Our Staff

At Cary Physical Therapy, providing physical therapy in Cary, Illinois, you will be greeted by our staff of professional physical therapists and athletic trainers. We are here to help you!


Deb Gulbrandson, PT, DPT, Owner

Owner and physical therapist Deb Gulbrandson is dedicated to treating “the whole patient,” meaning she not only offers the latest evidence-based physical therapy, but she also involves mind, body and spirit in the process of healing.

With a true commitment to her community, Deb turns her 25 years of valuable experience in a wide variety of areas into offering comprehensive treatment experiences for those who come under her care.

She has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from EIM Institute of Health Professionals, 2011. She is also a Certified Pilates Instructor (Polestar International), a mentor with Polestar Pilates, Denver, Col. and is CPR Certified. She is also certified in Meeks Method in Osteoporosis 2012.

She gained her broad experience working in hospital settings, home care and educational environments, and in management and program development before setting up her own clinics.

She is owner of Cary Physical Therapy and Harvard Physical Therapy and is a Polestar Pilates Mentor in Denver, CO.

She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Illinois Physical Therapy Association, the Illinois Physical Therapy Practice Forum, and the Pilates Method Alliance. She is also a Meeks Method Osteoporosis National Speaker.

Her professional interests and specializations include osteoporosis, scoliosis, and therapeutic Pilates.

When she is not working she enjoys skiing, dancing, hiking and visiting every National Park in the country.


John Felbinger, PT, DPT

With a goal to establish a career and family in the Cary area and to provide best practice, evidence-based care for his patients, John Felbinger has a Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University, 2008 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the same institution in 2012. He also has completed the Osteoporosis Meeks Method in 2013.

He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Illinois Physical Therapy Association.

His professional interests and specializations include the rehabilitation of injured workers and the Metabolic Weight Loss Program.

When he is not working, his personal interests include reading, lifting weights, running, boxing, politics, philosophy, pet dogs and movies.


Jennifer Schaffer, PT, MHs

Jennifer Schaffer believes passionately that the key to successful physical therapy is the patient’s ability to manage his or her problem independently through a change in lifestyle, exercise and fitness.

“The most rewarding aspect of being a physical therapist is watching a patient progress from being dependent to being independent with their physical therapy,” she said.

Jennifer enjoys working with all age groups and levels of physical ability, from the weekend warrior to the higher level athlete.

She has her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Northern Illinois University and her Master of Science in Health Science from University of Indianapolis. She also achieved her Clinical Instructor Credentialing and is CPR Certified.

She joined Cary Physical Therapy in 1990. Prior to that she worked in a hospital setting and in pediatrics.

Her professional interests and specializations include osteoporosis and vestibular rehabilitation.

When she is not working she enjoys gardening and outdoor activities with her husband and children.


Dianna Noonan, PT, DPT

Whether Dianna Noonan’s patients have difficulty because of injury or disease, her goal is to foster their return to maximum function by promoting their ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability.

She joined Cary Physical Therapy in 2012.

Dianna has her Bachelor of Science in Health Professions from Grand Valley State University in 2009 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2012.

She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the APTA, Orthopedic section, and the Illinois Physical Therapy Association.

Her professional interests include Metabolic Weight Loss Program and Athletic Injury Rehabilitation.

Her personal interests include watching comedies and documentaries, snowboarding, wakeboarding, paddle-boarding, long walks, and new restaurants. She is also a six-time Division II Pole-Vaulter National Championship winner.


Todd Wallace, PT, DPT

With wide-ranging interests and an active lifestyle, Todd Wallace has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Pre-Medicine with a minor in Biochemistry from Augustana in 2001.

He also achieved his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007 and is certified in Osteoporosis Meeks Method 2013.

He joined Cary Physical Therapy after a stint as a health chemist. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Illinois Physical Therapy Association.

He is CPR Certified.

His professional interests and specializations include Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS), Aquatics and Pool Therapy, and Runner’s Clinic and Running Injuries.

Todd’s interests include nutrition, health and fitness, nature preservation, “da Bulls and da Bears,” continued growth in his profession, running, biking, skiing, kayaking, tennis and strength training.