Instructor Profiles

About SDbio Stephanie Davies Devlin graduated from the University of Illinois in 1993 with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Since then she has been employed in various hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation clinics including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, NovaCare outpatient Rehab and Accelerated Rehab. Stephanie has specialized in the treatment of cumulative trauma injuries, orthopedic and neurologic conditions, and specific complications resulting from breast cancer.

Pursuing extensive additional training to fill in the gaps that exist in traditional health approaches, Stephanie incorporates other alternative and holistic movement theories into her methodology. These include, the Feldenkrais Method®, Stott Pilates™, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®. Combining these approaches with her traditional medical training has allowed her to more effectively assist individuals in recovering from injury as well as achieving comfort in everyday life.

Stephanie is especially dedicated to the needs of breast cancer patients. She gained a valuable understanding about the unique needs of women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer while working at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Lymphedema Treatment Center and teaching their Stretching Connection classes. She has taught numerous other classes in the hospital and out in the community to educate and encourage women to move forward in their lives by moving past their physical limitations and fears.

In the last several years, Stephanie has seen the benefits of addressing the mind body connection when dealing with health and well being.  Stephanie completed her Embodied Life(TM) mentorship training with Russell Delman in 2012. She personally has more than ten years experience in studying and practicing various forms of mediation including Zen Meditation, Mindfulness Meditation and Loving Kindness Meditation. Stephanie offers Meditation instruction to her clients and to the public during workshops at SD Rehab, Inc. Stephanie looks forward to extending her reach further out into the community over the next few years with on-site instruction to business, health and educational institutions.

Jamila Jamila Kekulah-Kinney, has always been interested in movement and fitness from a young age. As an undergraduate dance student, she was first introduced to Pilates through a professor to assist in rebalancing her body due to dance related injuries. Since 2004, Jamila has been trained and certified in Pilates, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®. Her specialized training includes GYROTONIC® Therapuetic applications for the shoulder and pelvic girdle,GYROTONIC® Level 2, TRX®, Bosu, Survive and Thrive™ and various pre and postnatal workshops. She is also an Authorized Pre-Trainer for GYROTONIC®. As a teacher, Jamila utilizes her intuition and keen movement observations skills to assist clients to uncover their own movement potential.

Passionate about the learning process, Jamila is now studying Zen Shiatsu (a Japanese form of bodywork) to deepen her understanding of the anatomical and energetic body. Jamila holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Kent State University, a Masters of Arts degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Columbia College Chicago.

Brian Brian McGinnis, graduated from The Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in New York City with an Associates Degree in Occupational Science in 2007. He developed his passion for bodywork while pursuing his professional dance career. Brian has worked at the Ritz Carlton La Prairie Spa, Massage America and maintains a private practice. Brian understands the stresses from daily life activities that cause discomfort and the management needed to move through ones day more comfortably. His education in correct body alignment and musculature is an asset to helping clients achieve ease and flow. He has been trained in Swedish Massage, Myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, Pre-natal Massage and shiatsu. With these techniques, assessment, and a carefully planned goal oriented session each client will receive their own tailored massage experience that will go beyond the table.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from The Juilliard School and has danced professionally for Hubbard Street Dace Chicago, Parsons Dance and Lar Lubovitch Dance company. After a twenty year career touring to almost fifty countries he celebrates his recent retirement from the stage.

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