Arlington Pediatric Therapy (APT) Management Services was founded by Chris Weber and Elaine Sianis 43 years ago. Chris and Elaine are first generation American citizens born to Swedish immigrants. They grew up in Andersonville, a neighborhood in Chicago. Their friendship began at age 5 and continued through high school where they attended North Park. Each graduated with a degree Physical Therapy. Elaine attended Northwestern University and Chris attended Washington University, in St Louis.
Chris and Elaine saw a need for pediatric therapy services and worked together in creating APT. Their mission was to help all children reach their full potential. Their innovative clinic provides physical, occupational and speech therapy services to pediatric clients. The focus of this multidisciplinary clinic is to improve the quality of life, for all children with special needs and their families.
The clinic started in the basement of Chris’ home. They quickly grew and relocated ta a larger church space. They currently occupy a 30,000 square foot building.
Although Chris and Elaine are now semi-retired, the amazing organization they have built remains a strong and valuable resource for the community.
The mission of Arlington Pediatric Therapy Management Services is to provide quality therapy for children on an outpatient basis. Our primary focus is to improve the quality of life of the pediatric population in need of therapeutic intervention and their families. Professional services are delivered in a friendly, family centered atmosphere, which offers collaborative programming and support for both the family and the child. Our staff and your family work as a team to incorporate therapy goals into regular family routines.
In 2020, Christine Weber and Elaine Sianis were the recipients of the Pam Stocking Heart of Gold award for their over 40 years of outstanding support for children living with disabilities. This award is a form of recognition to someone in Arlington Heights who makes a difference in the community, neighborhood, schools, organizations, and businesses. Chris and Elaine’s unwavering commitment to their passion of helping children with disabilities is a shining example of the great things that can be accomplished when determined, caring people are committed to helping improve the lives of others.
Their dedicated and compassionate work with children with disabilities makes them especially deserving of this award. The Pam Stocking Heart of Gold is named in memory of the Village’s first Disability Services Coordinator who successfully helped enhance the quality of life in Arlington Heights for people living with disabilities.