Macayla Lenzi, P.T.A.
Physical Therapist Assistant & Internal Marketing Coordinator
Macayla graduated from North Central College (NCC) in Naperville in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a double minor in Spanish and Wellness. After going on a medical missions trip to Honduras in 2012 as an interpreter and an advocate for healthy living, she experienced therapy in a whole new way and started her journey towards a new career path. While finishing college, Macayla became a rehab aide for Easter Seals of DuPage & Fox Valley Region working with children with neurological pathologies and disorders in individual and group based settings in the clinic and in aquatics. Macayla returned to school to become a Physical Therapist Assistant at Fox College, where she graduated in 2016. After completing her degree and two clinical internships dealing with neurological patients’ she formed a growing desire to help this patient population.
Macayla joined the Next Steps team in May 2017 to follow her passion for helping people with spinal cord and other neurological injuries and pathologies reach their highest level of independence, achieve their goals, live out their dreams, and improve their overall quality of life. Being a former gymnast and pole vaulter, Macayla really enjoys working with former athletes and is a big advocate of becoming involved in adaptive sports!
She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is certified in LSVT BIG; a specific treatment for Parkinson’s Disease.
In her free time, Macayla enjoys kayaking, reading, playing piano and singing, volunteering at her church and in the community, and spending time with her husband, Michael.