Dr. Jillian Stecklein, PT, DPT
Jill Stecklein grew up in the Western suburbs of Chicago. She enjoyed an active lifestyle, being involved in many sports and extracurricular activities, and a wonderful family upbringing. She knew she was meant to be a Physical Therapist since high school. After visiting a healthcare career fair and seeing how physical therapy was an amazing blend of preventative medicine, leadership, exercise, and nutrition, she has worked toward that goal ever since. It also allowed for great balance between family and career as she always hoped to be a mom!
She continued on her education earning a Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During this time, she thrived as the President of the Fighting Illini Triathlon Team, participated in activities at her Church, and enjoyed being a part of her sorority. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014.
She met her husband, Kelton, at a Catholic adventure camp (Camp Wojtyla) in the Rockies the summer before PT school. She was able to spend extensive time in Hays visiting the Stecklein family as they dated and were engaged long-distance since meeting at camp. Since Kelton has now completed PT school in Denver, the family is excited to be home in the town of Hays with their son, Kolbe. She finds great joy in serving the community with her skills and experience!