Our Team

Emma Battaglia - Chicago Kids Therapy

Emma Battaglia, BA, PTA

Emma Battaglia is a physical therapy assistant at Chicago Kids Therapy. A Chicago native, she earned her bachelor’s degree in economics and elementary education from Northeastern Illinois University and completed a physical therapist assistant program at Oakton Community College. She works with children with a broad range of diagnoses alongside other medical professionals.

She has experience working as a teacher for Chicago Public Schools and as a physical therapist assistant in various medical centers in the Chicago area, such as Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Amita Health Resurrection Medical Center.

In her free time, Emma loves to travel, bake, and go to Cubs games.

"I love working in pediatric therapy because I am motivated by each child's curiosity and energy and enjoy all of the fun we have during our sessions."
Emma Battaglia - Chicago Kids Therapy

Consuelo Pacheco, PT

Consuelo Pacheco is a Licensed Physical Therapist based in Chicago with experience in private home rehabilitation with pediatric patients. She holds a certificate in pediatric neurorehabilitation and has a strong background in quality improvement in healthcare. Consuelo is a passionate and collaborative team player seeking to deliver quality patient-centered care. Consuelo attended the Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile, and received a degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy, as evaluated by the Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT). She is fully bilingual and can write and speak in both Spanish and English. Consuelo holds a license to practice physical therapy in Illinois.

In her free time, Consuelo enjoys arts and crafts, baking, and outdoor activities such as going for walks and hiking.

"I enjoy every day that I spend working in pediatrics! It’s a challenge for us to make them have fun during the sessions as they work to progress on their goals and thus help children and families improve their quality of life"