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Abby Baalman

Doctor of Physical Therapy

About Abby
Blake McAfee - Director of Physical Therapy

Paige Baalman

PTA

About Paige
Blake McAfee - Director of Physical Therapy

Samantha Bailey

Patient Service Representative

About Samantha

Abby Baalman, D.P.T.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Abby was born and raised in Brussels, Illinois. While participating in high school sports, Abby was injured and completed her own bout of physical therapy at the Wellness Center here in Jerseyville; this is where her interest in physical therapy first arose. Abby graduated from Brussels High School in 2011 and went on to pursue her degree in Physical Therapy. Abby received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri in December 2017. Prior to receiving her Doctorate degree, she completed her undergraduate work also at Maryville University earning a Bachelor of Health Science degree. Abby began work with Alton Physical Therapy in February 2018.

Abby enjoys working with patients of all age groups in the outpatient setting especially those with pre and post-operative orthopedic injuries, gross motor development of pediatrics, and preventative and post-injury athletes. Abby currently resides in Brussels, Illinois with her husband.

Paige Baalman

PTA

Paige is a 2013 graduate of Carrollton High School and currently resides in Carrollton with her husband and daughter. She graduated from Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois in 2017 and has worked at Passavant Area Hospital since graduating, gaining knowledge in the outpatient physical therapy setting. Paige joined APT in 2019 and is excited about working in her hometown and helping her community.

Samantha Bailey

Physical Therapist Assistant

Samantha was born and raised in Greenfield, IL. She graduated from Greenfield High School in 2017. Samantha recently received her medical billing and coding specialist certification from Purdue University Global in 2020. She is now pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration with an expected graduation date of May 30, 2023. Samantha enjoys meeting new and familiar faces and feels it is a privilege to serve as the office secretary for APT’s Carrollton clinic.

Samantha currently resides in Greenfield with her son Jaxon. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and has many interests and hobbies including reading, cooking, and crafting.