Meet the Team

Erin Conroy PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Owner & Physical Therapist

Erin is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with experience in a wide variety of orthopedic, women’s health, and neurological settings. Erin earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Columbia University.

Erin is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Pelvic Floor physical therapist. She also has training in Vestibular Rehab and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Erin’s passion is using both her orthopedic and pelvic floor skills towards helping women during pregnancy and postpartum. She has also enjoyed paying it forward by serving as a Clinical Instructor for DPT students and was honored by the DPT faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago with their 2017 SK Campbell Award for Excellence in Clinical Instruction.

As a Physical Therapist and fitness professional, Erin’s goal is to empower you to move, feel, and perform better through an individualized treatment program catered towards your specific goals. Her mission is to not only help you feel better but to also give you the tools to take on your everyday physical challenges without limitations.When Erin is not working, she is perfecting the handstand, staying active with friends, finding her next favorite podcast, and counting down the days until ski and snowboard season.

Rachel Schramm PT, DPT

Lead Physical Therapist

Rachel Schramm is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with years of experience in both orthopedic and neurological settings. Rachel earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University. She is well versed in the treatment of post-operative orthopedic procedures, acute sports injuries, sprains, strains, back and neck pain. Rachel also has a strong background in working with individuals post-stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury, as well as, other neurologic conditions like multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

Rachel is dedicated to providing high quality care for restoring function, fostering ability and encouraging physical activity…while still having fun. As a lifelong athlete and six time triathlete, she understands the commitment, determination and mental fortitude required to follow a successful training program.

When Rachel is not working, she enjoys traveling and staying active with her husband, snuggling with her rescue pups (Taco and Tequila) and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.

Erin Saucier PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Erin graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and has experience treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, including TMJ and women’s health. As a manual based therapist, Erin believes that hands-on interventions play a vital role in restoring function.

Erin is passionate about helping people get back to doing the things they love by improving flexibility, strength and core stability. As a former gymnast and pole vaulter, she knows the importance of keeping the body healthy through movement and can help you restore your body’s balance by developing a strong exercise foundation.

When Erin is not at work, she is making her way through Chicago’s food scene, exploring new breweries, getting in a round of golf and dreaming about her next travel destination.

Shelby smith PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Shelby earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the National Physical Therapy Honor Society. Shelby has experience treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, especially post-surgical rehabilitation, ACL, hip impingement with labral repair, conservative shoulder management, and return to sport. She believes in a holistic treatment approach to patient care in order to address movement dysfunctions.

Shelby is committed to providing evidence-based practices to consistently deliver the best patient outcomes. She is a life-long learner who is certified in BStrong Blood Flow Restriction and Selective Functional Movement Assessment. As a marathon runner herself, she understands the importance of motivation, preparation, and goal setting. 

Outside of the clinic Shelby enjoys running along the lakefront trail, trying new brunch restaurants, riding her Peloton, and traveling to visit friends and family.

Amanda Neri PT, DPT, CPT, FRCms

Physical Therapist

Amanda is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with experience in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation settings. Amanda earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Sciences from Loyola Marymount University, her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Robert Gordon University, and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northeastern University. Amanda is a Certified Personal Trainer and has a passion for developing strength and conditioning programs, as well as helping athletes modify their training to continue progressing when injured. As a distance runner and former athlete, she understands the importance of maintaining joint health throughout vigorous training programs. She enjoys treating conditions of all kinds, with special interests in running/sports rehabilitation, post-operative return-to-function, and chronic pain.

Amanda is a Certified Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist, with a focus on improving joint-specific mobility, strength, and function to reduce the risk of re-injury and optimize performance. She is passionate about evidence-based practice, and utilizes techniques supported by an abundance of research to help her patients feel better and have fun while doing so.

When she isn’t treating, Amanda enjoys all things outdoors (hiking, camping, etc.), exploring new neighborhoods, photography, cooking, and playing music.

Helena Baron

Office Manager & Yoga Instructor

Helena joined the West Town PT team in November 2018 and has ever since been our rock keeping this clinic running smoothly. Helena is your go-to for all insurance questions and scheduling needs. Her goal is to always make sure you have a positive experience at West Town PT and that includes making sure we are fully stocked with coffee and La Croix!

After graduating with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Stage Management from Western Michigan University, Helena worked at The Glimmerglass Festival in production management gaining a strong administrative background in the arts, which has transferred perfectly to her role here at West Town PT.

Helena continues to freelance in Chicago as a stage manager, director and producer working with Windy City Playhouse and producing new works by local playwrights. When not working at the clinic or theatre, Helena enjoys yoga, exploring her neighborhood, and getting to Lake Michigan as much as possible!

Our Philosophy

West Town Physical Therapy is focused on providing comprehensive and personalized care to patients that empowers them to reach their goals. Whether you have an acute injury or chronic pain, West Town PT can help.

We Utilize:

  • A Holistic Approach: We consider your overall health, not just the issue that brings you into our office.
  • Personalized Care: Your treatment program is catered specifically to you, in uninterrupted one­-on-­one sessions.
  • Patient Education: Our goal is to give you the knowledge and tools to heal, stay healthy, and spend LESS time in our office.
  • Support on the Go:​We provide web and app support for treatment plans including easy-­to-­follow videos accessible to you at any time.
  • West Town Physical Therapy is here to help! Book now to schedule with us!