Eileen Joy Kamstra grew up on a farm in Lowell, IN. She attended Illiana Christian HS in Lansing, IL. During her four years in high school she participated in JV and Varsity cheerleading. Her interest in Physical Therapy began her senior year when her father suffered a heart attack. Due to her mother having a nursing degree, her family was still able to stay afloat financially. Due to this first hand experience, Eileen researched options in the medical field for a career and Physical Therapy seemed to be the best fit for her career and family goals.
Eileen attended the University of Evansville and graduated in 1994 with her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. While at college she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Eileen has practiced Physical Therapy in Northwest Indiana for over 20 years. She has experience in home health, skilled nursing, rehab and acute care physical therapy. She has dedicated the past 11 years to Great Lakes Physical Therapy, now Alpha Physical Therapy. Nick Fenn graciously mentored her from a part time therapist to her current role as full time clinician, and clinical manager of Alpha Physical Therapy.
Eileen’s approach to patient care is understanding that “everyone has a story you know nothing about.” As a clinician you are not treating just an injury, you are treating the person as a whole. This requires you to invest in them so that you can move them forward on their journey to become the best version of themselves. It is a privilege to have someone trust you with their physical therapy needs, and they deserve to know that they are valued as a person by all Alpha Physical Therapy staff. Patients have many choices when it comes to physical therapy, and having patients choose us and tell others to choose us is a great reward.
Eileen has been married to her husband Ron for over 20 years. They have three children Ben, Aaron and Olivia. When away from the clinic Eileen enjoys spending time with her family, attending the children’s athletic events, being actively involved in her church, spending time at the lake, golf, and travel.