Dr. Ryan Todd 


Dr. Ryan Todd, DPT is the owner and founder of Functional Health and Wellness. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa in May of 2000 with an intense focus on biomechanics of human movement. While still an undergraduate at the University of Iowa, Dr. Todd took graduate-level courses in Advanced Biomechanics, Kinesiology and Pathomechanics.

Dr. Natalie Fuerst


Dr. Natalie Fuerst joined Functional Health and Wellness in July of 2018. She specializes in orthopedics, as well as yoga therapy. Dr. Fuerst utilizes poses (asanas), breathwork (pranyama), and other fundamental pillars of yoga (such as mindfulness and meditation) to rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and improve the overall wellness of her patients. She strives to bridge the gap of knowledge about the benefits of yoga, and to make yoga more accessible for all. Dr. Fuerst received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from Marquette University with high honors in 2013. She continued directly into her Doctor of Physical Therapy program, also at Marquette University, from which she graduated with high honors in 2015. During her studies, she gained experience throughout the country, including outpatient dance medicine at MU in Milwaukee, WI, outpatient orthopedic training at Stanford Hospital and Clinics in Redwood City, CA, and outpatient occupational medicine in Dallas, TX.

Dr. Kathryn Medina

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Jessica Todd, Director of Business Development Functional Health and Wellness Oak Park Il

Dr. Katie Medina, DPT, OCS joined Functional Health and Wellness in October 2016, and is an orthopedic clinical specialist. 

Dr. Eileen Huffman

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Eileen Huffman, DPT has earned a Master’s of Science in Exercise Physiology from Benedictine University as well as a Masters and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University. Eileen has been involved in research publications in addition to presentation of several professional lectures. Her extensive education and years of experience have helped her to develop expertise in orthopedics and lymphedema. In addition, Eileen has been very involved in physical therapy for weight loss and wellness programs.

Elisabeth Schaffrath


Elisabeth Schaffrath is the Office Manager as well as Physical Therapy Aide at Functional Health and Wellness.  Elisabeth has more than 20 years of experience in hospital, clinic, physician and professional offices. Working in the medical industry, she has expert knowledge in quality care, business management, marketing and insurance related matters including health care insurance, workman’s compensation, personal injury and motor vehicle accident insurance. Elisabeth works closely with insurance companies, law firms and physician offices to ensure proper documents are in place for smooth billing procedures.