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Suzanne Badillo, PT


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Suzanne Aceron Badillo, PT, WCS

Suzanne brings over 20 years of experience in the field of physical therapy and is board certified in Women’s Health Physical Therapy.  She served as Clinical Program Director of Women’s Health Rehabilitation at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) prior to co-founding Link Physical Therapy, with Judith Florendo. 

Suzanne is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Women’s Health (SOWH).  She has served as member and Chair of the SOWH CAPP-Obstetric Committee, developing and teaching the post-graduate certification curriculum on PT pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation.  Her clinical, research, and educational interests include pelvic health, pregnancy/postpartum rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal care, and she lectures locally and nationally on these topics.  In addition, she has authored and contributed to multiple scholarly and popular publications.

Suzanne was born and raised in Evanston, and was very excited to recently move back to her hometown with her husband and three children. 




Randomized Multicenter Feasibility Trial of Myofascial Physical Therapy for the Treatment of Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes.
FitzGerald MP, Anderson RU, Potts J, Payne CK, Peters KM, Clemens JQ, Kotarinos R, Fraser L, Cosby A, Fortman C, Neville C, Badillo SA, Obabachian L, Sanfield A, O’Dougherty B, Halle-Podell R, Cen L, Chuai S, Landis JR, Mickelberg K, Barrell T, Kusek  JW, Nybert LM.  Journal of Urology 2009; 182:570-80. 

A preliminary report of musculoskeletal dysfunction in chronic pelvic pain: a blinded study of examination.
Neville C, Fitzgerald C, Mallinson T, Badillo S, Hynes  CK, Tu F.   Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 2012;16:50-6.

Pelvic floor muscle examination in female chronic pelvic pain.
Fitzgerald, CM, Neville CE, MallinsonT, Badillo SA, Hynes CK, Tu FF.  Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 2011; 56:117-22.

Musculoskeletal dysfunction in female chronic pelvic pain: a blinded study of findings.
Neville C, Badillo SA, Malinson T, Fitzgerald C, Tu F, Hynes C.  Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. 2009;33:20-1.

Comparison of PT and MD Findings of Physical Examination of Patients with and without Chronic Pelvic Pain.
Neville C, Mallinson T, Badillo S, Tu F.  Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. 2009;33:16.  Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. 2009;33:16.

Factors affecting new immigrants with an acquired disability.
Aceron, S and Savage T.  Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 2004;11(3):67-74.


University of Illinois at Chicago                            Physical Therapy                                                                                                      

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign         Sociology   (Specialization in Gender, Race, Class, and Ethnicity)

Universidad de Granada (Spain)                         Minor in Spanish


·       Women’s Health Certification Specialist – Board Certification in Women’s Health PT , APTA.

·       Certificate of Achievement for Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP). Section on Women’s Health - APTA.

·       Geraldine S. Taylor Fellowship for Physical Therapy, RIC. 2002-2003 “Women’s Health Initiative.”

·       Disability Ethics Fellowship*, Center for the Study of Disability Ethics, RIC. 2000-2001. “Factors affecting immigrants with an acquired disability.”


·       American Physical Therapy Association

·       Illinois Physical Therapy Association.

·       Section on Women’s Health, APTA - CAPP-OB Committee Member (2009-2013), Chair (2012-2013), Instructor

·       Private Practice Section, APTA

·       Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium

·       International Pelvic Pain Society