Our Synergy Team


Claire Bernhardt , PTA

Claire is a Southern Illinois native. A personal experience of watching her mother assisted by physical therapy helped to open Claire’s eyes to the profession. She has now been working since 2012 as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant following her graduation from Southern Illinois University.

“My mother had a liver transplant in 2007 and the Physical Therapist taught us stretches and therapeutic exercises to do at home to aid in her recovery,” she explained. “I loved seeing her progress daily, weekly, and monthly.” Today Claire enjoys working in her chosen field and helping people through physical therapy. Claire enjoys horseback riding in her free time.