Meet Our Staff
Keith Travers, PT, MTC
Keith Travers is the clinic manager and a graduate of the Physical Therapy program of University of Missouri at Columbia. He specializes in manual therapy and has achieved the prestigious Manual Therapy Certification through the University of St. Augustine. Keith was also recognized by Chicago Magazine as one of the top PT’s in the Chicagoland area for 2014 and 2015. Keith’s other areas of expertise include worker’s compensation, lower limb prosthetics, aquatic rehabilitation, vestibular/ balance treatment as well as golf and sports injuries. He sees physical therapy’s future taking on a strong preventative role with patients being seen on a biannual basis to maintain treatment and workout programs for prevention of musculoskeletal disorders.
Lindsey Hanna, MS, PT, DPT
Lindsey Hanna, MS, PT, DPT graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, IL in May 2016 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She worked as an exercise physiologist in cardiac and cancer rehab for several years before deciding to return to school to pursue her degree in physical therapy. Her passion for working with the cancer rehab population is the reason she decided to become a physical therapist. Seeing the direct impact that exercise made in the lives of her cancer rehab participants drove her to want to do more to help. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, reading, exploring the city, and being near the lakefront as much as possible.
Kathleen Stefely, PT, DPT
Kathleen Stefely, PT, DPT, graduated from Northwestern University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018. She has experience treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, and particularly enjoys working with runners and athletes of all ages and ability levels. Kathleen competed at the collegiate level in both alpine ski racing and track and field, and later shared these skills as a coach. It was her love of these sports and the analysis of human movement that inspired her to pursue a career in physical therapy. Kathleen’s clinical interests include manual therapy, orthopedics, sports medicine, post-operative rehabilitation, and geriatrics. She has taken continuing education in Graston and Myofascial Release, and utilizes these techniques to help relieve pain and maximize function. She strongly believes in individualizing her treatment sessions to help her patients optimize their recovery. Outside of the clinic, Kathleen enjoys running, skiing, camping, hiking, playing beach volleyball on the Chicago lakefront, reading, and baking.
James Lee, MHA/ATC
Business Development Manager
James joined us at Sovereign Rehab in March of 2016 as our Business Development Manager. He is responsible for developing and nurturing relationships with Physician’s and other referral sources and expanding our presence in the community through social media. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Athletic Training from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign in 2001, and his MBA in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University. Prior to coming to Sovereign James worked as an Athletic Trainer with the Women’s Olympic Soccer Team, Professional Baseball, Professional Rugby, Women’s Olympic Field Hockey, and two Chicago area Universities. In his free time, James likes to hangout with family and friends, workout, play sports, go to sporting events, concerts, camping, hiking, kayaking, and fishing.