Brandi began her undergraduate work at Ohio State University and she completed her studies at Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School, graduating from their acclaimed Physical Therapy program in 1996. She started practicing women’s health in 1997 and became a women’s health coordinator in 2003. Brandi created the Women’s Health program at Northwest Community Hospital’s Wellness Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois. In 2004 and 2005, she was the Women’s Health Specialist at Women’s Physical Therapy Institute in Lake Zurich, Illinois. In 2006, Brandi founded Kirk Center for Healthy Living in Homer Glen, Illinois (www.kc4hl.com). Her professional role at Kirk Center for Healthy Living is the women’s health coordinator and pelvic floor specialist. Kirk Center for Healthy Living specializes in treating men, women and children for pelvic pain, gastro-intestinal disorders, incontinence and pelvic dysfunction. Since its inception in 2006, Kirk Center for Healthy Living continues to grow rapidly and is always looking for highly-skilled pelvic health professionals.
Brandi earned certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in 2009. She is a member of the APTA Section on Women’s Health, the APTA Private Practice Section, the APTA Research Section, the International Pelvic Pain Society, and is a current board member for the Chicagoland Pelvic Floor Research Consortium.
Brandi is currently conducting multiple research projects with Dr Denise Elser of Illinois Urogynecology Ltd, for future publication. Outside of work, she enjoys working in her yard, kayaking and spending time with her family.