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Ryan Artley
PT, DPT

“I have been involved with athletics my entire life which is what sparked my interest in the physical therapy profession. Through my years of experience in working with athletes and various other patient populations, I have developed a passion for observing and correcting the body’s fundamental biomechanical movements, and trying to make an individual successful in any

situation they are placed in. I’ve been successful in the rehabilitation of high school, collegiate, and Olympic level athletes, as well as the general orthopedic population. I am an avid sports fan and enjoy spending time with my family.”

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Manual therapy techniques (myofascial release techniques, muscle energy techniques and joint mobilization)
  • Comprehensive treatment of the shoulder, knee, foot and ankle
  • ACL rehabilitation
  • Rehab for the overhead-throwing athlete

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Finlandia University
  • BA, Finlandia University
  • DPT, University of Findlay

 

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Tammy Autore
PTA
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Ashley Bracco
PTA, ATRIC

“My passion for helping others is why I chose to pursue a career as a physical therapist assistant. It is rewarding to be part of each patient’s journey as they work to return to their previous level of function. I try to express to patients the importance of overall health and wellness for optimal healing and general well-being.

After relocating from the Keweenaw Peninsula, I worked in outpatient orthopedic settings serving a multitude of clients ranging in age and injury. In my free time, I enjoy multiple outdoor activities, hunting, cooking, and spending time with my friends and family.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Inpatient acute care
  • Geriatric rehabilitation

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • PTA, Finlandia University
  • APTA, Certified Clinical Instructor
  • ATRIC, Certified Aquatic Therapist
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Randy Carlson
MPT Negaunee

“I have been practicing physical therapy since 1996 and I love what I am doing. I enjoy being able to make a difference in people’s lives and trying to get them as healthy as possible. I have been trying to continuously improve my clinical skills and I am passionate about trying to be the best therapist that I can be. ”


SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient and inpatient orthopedics
  • McKenzie Method treatment for back pain
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Kinesotaping
  • Geriatric rehabilitation

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Northern Michigan University
  • MPT, Central Michigan University
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Stephanie DeGrand
PT

“I have been a physical therapist since 2004. For the first 4 years of my career I did traveling therapy. This allowed me to work in many different rehab settings, work with people of all ages and diagnoses and see different parts of the country. I returned to the beautiful Upper Peninsula to work as a PT and help the people of the community I grew up in. I enjoy exercising, playing sports and spending time with my family.”


PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Grand Valley State University
  • MSPT, Grand Valley State University
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Kara Destrampe
PTA

“I enjoy being outdoors with my family, camping, hiking, biking and traveling. I love helping people become stronger and able to gain functional independence while meeting their therapy goals. I really love working with people of all ages with a wide range of diagnoses and creating specific programs for them. This is very rewarding for me.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Skilled nursing facilities and long-term care rehabilitation
  • Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation
  • Home health rehabilitation
  • Advanced wound care treatment

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Finlandia University
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Heather Destrampe
PTA

“I’ve been a physical therapist assistant since 2006. Being a PTA is a very rewarding job and presents with new challenges that I enjoy. I have been able to work in many different settings including inpatient, outpatient, long-term care and home health. I have two children and love spending time with them. ”


PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Finlandia University
  • BS, Michigan Technological University
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Sara Edlebeck-Gunville
PT, DPT

“Years of education and experience have provided me an understanding of medical sciences, exercise and manual therapy techniques. I stay attune to current evidence-based research and spend many hours receiving advanced training in spine care and orthopedic musculoskeletal conditions. Providing individualized care, promoting wellness and encouraging clients to live a healthy, active lifestyle is my goal. Physical therapy goes beyond the realm of clinical care; it is about treating the whole person.

 

I have enjoyed returning to my hometown community and spending time with the people who have always supported me. Outside of work I enjoy the outdoors, activities related to health and fitness, and spending time with family and friends, and my dog, Chloe.”

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Manipulative / manual therapy for spine pain
  • Orthopedic musculoskeletal injuries
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Pregnancy-related back pain
  • Soft tissue restrictions
  • Level 1 Functional Movement Screen Certified

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Biomedical Sciences-Marquette University
  • DPT, Marquette University
  • APTA, Certified Clinical Instructor
  • Pursuing Executive Management Certification
  • LSVT Big Certified Specialist
  • Certified in Executive Practice Management
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Sabrina Elledge
PTA

“I have been a PTA since 1996 and have worked my entire career with the geriatric population. When I am not working, I love spending time with my family.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Geriatric rehabilitation
  • Acute care rehabilitation
  • Home health

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Mott Community College
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Andrea Graves
PTA Munising Hospital

“I always knew I wanted to work with people and to be able to help someone improve their quality of life is very rewarding. When not working, I enjoy spending time being active outdoors and traveling.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Skilled nursing rehabilitation
  • Outpatient rehabilitation

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Finlandia University
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Brandon Gross
PTA

“I was born and raised in Marquette and love the area. After working in mental health for a number of years, I decided to go back to school and become a Physical Therapist Assistant. I enjoy helping patients recover from injuries; and not only can patients leave therapy feeling stronger, but also with the knowledge about maintaining gains and preventing injuries in the future.”

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Post surgical rehabilitation
  • Nursing home rehabilitation
  • Sports injury rehabilitation

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Northern Michigan University
  • MSW, Radford University
  • AAS, Jefferson College of Health Sciences

 

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Gina Hill
PTA

“I graduated in 2000 from the former Suomi College; now Finlandia University. I have worked in numerous settings during this time including acute care, long-term care, school settings, outpatient rehab and home health. My areas of concentration for the past 10 years has been home health care and skilled nursing facilities. There is not one area of work that I have not truly enjoyed.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Geriatric care including stroke, orthopedic and amputee rehab
  • Providing staff in-services in the skilled nursing facility
  • Attending care conferences with multiple disciplines, patients and families/li>
  • Student education from shadowing to fulfilling clinical requirements / high school health career students, Physical Therapist Assistant students and nursing students

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS- Suomi College / Finlandia University
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Kate Hosking
PT, DPT, OCS UP Sports Medicine

“I became a PT because I wanted to work with people in an environment where everyday is different and unique. Every patient is an individual and PT allows me to be creative to help them restore function and return to their goals. I enjoy skiing both alpine and water, hiking, biking, and traveling with friends.”

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
  • Credentialed Clinical Instructor: American Physical Therapy Association
  • Certified Graston Technique Provider
  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Shoulder and hip rehab
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Evidenced-based treatment approach
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified Level 1
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment  (SFMA) Level 1 Certified
  • YBalance Certified | Move 2 Perform

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Northern Michigan University
  • DPT, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
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Brad Jackson
MS, PT, Clinical Software Specialist Marquette

“I have spent the majority of my career working with older adults and have really enjoyed helping them regain their independence and achieve goals that are meaningful to them. I am passionate about the education and training of future physical therapists. I have had the chance to assist in the training of over 30 students from universities in the United States, Canada, Germany and the Netherlands
I have significant experience developing clinical software products in collaboration with information technology experts.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Certified Clinical Instructor, American Physical Therapy Association
  • Healthcare policy/reform/strategic planning
  • Neuro rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic physical therapy
  • Mechanical diagnostic spine care

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Iowa State University
  • MS,PT, Des Moines University
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Jim Jackson
PTA

“I am a Marquette native and grew up playing organized sports like tennis, baseball, golf and hockey. I attended Northern Michigan University, and played Division I hockey and transitioned into top professional leagues around the world including: North American, German, Norwegian and Asian hockey leagues. I contribute part of my success from overall physical conditioning, injury prevention and managing injuries when I personally experienced these in my sport. My favorite part about being a physical therapy assistant is working to help others achieve their physical therapy goals.”

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Aquatic therapy rehabilitation
  • Pre and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Athletic injury prevention
  • Skilled nursing center rehabilitation

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Northern Michigan Unviersity
  • AAS, Finlandia University
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Erin Johnson
PTA

SPECIALTIES

  • Geriatric rehabilitation
  • Acute care rehabilitation

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BA, Finlandia University
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Jaime Kentala
PTA

“I went to school at Kellogg Community College in Battlecreek, MI, where I earned my PTA degree in 2000. I reside in Marquette and have been blessed to share my life with my husband and our two children. I enjoy cross country and skate skiing, biking, camping, boating, going out to eat, playing with our children, and spending time with family and friends. I have worked in the nursing homes for the past 10 years and have experience in outpatient and home health as well.  I have found that working in the nursing home has brought true joy to my life and I find this area of work to be a true blessing. I have been privileged to meet and work with amazing clientele, and their families and to be a part of their rehabilitation process.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Nursing home rehabilitation
  • Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Home health rehabilitation

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • Kellogg Community College

 

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Kurt Kerry
Physical Therapist | Clinic Director of MOST
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Brenda Laituri-Cass
PTA, CMT

“I have wanted to be in the PT field since I was a child to contribute to the community’s health and wellness. Service with a smile and laughter helps to make the recovery easier and more enjoyable. I enjoy gardening, hiking, reading and time with my family and friends.”

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Manual massage therapy
  • Geriatric rehabilitation
  • Stroke rehabilitation

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Finlandia University
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Brandon Lindeman
DPT

“After attending physical therapy sessions as a child and witnessing firsthand the impact it can have on a family member’s life, I knew at an early age I wanted to become a PT. I understand that effective and compassionate rehabilitation not only benefits the patient but also the loved ones that interact with the patient on a daily basis. In my free time, I enjoy fishing, outdoor activities, sand volleyball and camping.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Neurological and gait rehabilitation
  • Balance training
  • Manual therapy
  • Outpatient orthopedics

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Michigan Technological University
  • DPT, Central Michigan University
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Kara Lindeman
PTA UP Sports Medicine

I always knew I wanted to be in a profession where I could help others. It is very rewarding to see each individual progress and reach their goals throughout their course of treatment and get back to doing the activities they once had difficulty with or were unable to do. In my free, time I enjoy spending time outdoors, playing volleyball, and spending time with family and friends.

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Kinesiotape
  • YBalance Certified | Move 2 Perform

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Finlandia University
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Crista Malmstead
MSPT

“I went into Physical Therapy because of my love of sports and the sports injury aspect of PT. However, I now truly enjoy all areas of PT from pediatrics to geriatrics and all types of injuries and conditions. I love helping people overcome physical obstacles in their lives so they can get back to doing whatever it is they love to do. I spend my spare time with my husband and four children enjoying the great outdoors.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Pediatric through geriatric rehabilitation
  • Shoulder rehabilitation
  • Sports injury rehabilitation
  • Neuro rehabilitation including stroke and brain injury

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Ferris State University
  • MS, Grand Valley State University
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Natasha Maule
PTA

My interest in serving and caring for others began as a young girl. I spent many years providing musical entertainment to local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. In my later teen years, becoming involved in martial arts continued to spur on my love of learning about how the body can heal and strengthen itself with exercises and proper care.  As a licensed PTA, I have a passion for reaching people in this community.

I love to learn and want to be challenged with something new every day. I have received excellent instruction throughout my education.  However, I find that I have learned the most from my patients. They have taught me so much and I look forward to continuing to learn for years to come.

In my free time, I enjoy many outdoor activities as well as cooking, playing cello, practicing martial arts and spending time with friends and family.”

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Geriatric rehabilitation
  • Parkinson’s rehabilitation

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
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Jake Miller
PTA

“My interest in PT began at a very young age when I received therapy for my hip after a little league injury. I enjoyed the interaction with the therapists and thought it would be a fun job where I could help people. After receiving my PTA degree, I returned to my hometown because I wanted to give back to the community and help my friends and neighbors. I find it tremendously rewarding to see patients make progress and to be part of their rehabilitation processes.

 

Continuing education is a passion of mine, helping me to become a better clinician through evidence-based research and by gaining education and skills in specialty areas. My work ethic ensures my dedication to going above and beyond to always provide patients with the very best care. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and two dogs as well as traveling, especially to Disney World.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Geriatric rehabilitation
  • Personal training

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Northwestern Technical College
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Laura Mortl
PTA

My interest in the field of rehabilitation comes from my compassion and empathy for patients who come to physical therapy to seek treatment. I believe that having a certain degree of empathy is necessary in this field and contributes positively to the patient’s overall care.

I have chosen the physical therapy field because I have the desire to help others with their ailments and make a positive difference in their lives. This is a growing professional field and I feel both privileged and excited to be part of such a rewarding career.

I live in Iron Mountain with my husband, three children and my dog. I love the outdoors and in my free time, I enjoy swimming, boating, hiking and physical fitness.


SPECIALTIES

  • Evidence-based electrotherapy and ultrasound
  • Outpatient orthopedics / neuromuscular systems
  • Nursing home rehabiltiation

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
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Pieter Nieuwenhuis
PT

“After graduating in the Netherlands in 1997, I have worked and lived in many different work environments and places. This has given me a broad view of the possibilities and practice of physical therapy. I have worked in outpatient and inpatient rehab; leprosy rehab; hospital and geriatric rehab – in the Netherlands, Germany, India and the USA. Adult and geriatric rehab in skilled nursing facilities has been my specialty for 10 years now.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Inpatient rehab with sub specialties of orthopedics, neurology and geriatrics
  • Manual therapy for shoulders
  • Neuro Development Treatment
  • Wheelchair fitting and management

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Hogeschool Leiden, the Netherlands
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Virginia Noblet
PT

“I have been a therapist since 1993. I am proud to call Upper Michigan my home. I grew up in Escanaba but have lived most of my adult life in Marquette. Most of my years in therapy have been involved with ortho/neuro rehab with an emphasis in geriatric rehab. I have spent extensive time working acute care and inpatient rehab in the hospital setting. In past several years, my time has been primarily in skilled nursing settings at various facilities in Upper Michigan.”


PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS Northern Michigan University
  • MA Northern Michigan University
  • MS Oakland University
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Nicole O’Brien
PT, DPT

“I went into physical therapy because I enjoy working with my patients one-on-one. I love being able to get to know them better and understanding what my patients are going through. I am an avid runner, having completed 4 half-marathons and working on my first full marathon. I love spending time with my family and friends. ”


SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Treatment for gait and balance
  • Outpatient orthopedics

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Northern Michigan University
  • DPT, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
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Dee Olson
MA, PT Marquette

“I enjoy working with people which is why I went into physical therapy. I like developing and implementing programs which have an impact on people’s daily lives. It is very rewarding to help someone get back to previous levels of function and recreational activities. Personally, I love sports and enjoy working out, fishing, hiking and spending time at the lake.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Sports medicine rehabilitation
  • Shoulder rehabilitation

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BA, The College of St. Scholastica
  • MA, The College of St. Scholastica
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Jessica Paavola
PT, DPT Baraga Hospital

I have always been interested in healthcare and have a strong desire to help people. My true passion is in pediatric rehabilitation. Although I enjoy working with all patient populations, I have experience in treating many pediatric diagnoses including: torticollis, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, hypertonia, spina bifida and genetic abnormalities. I also have experience in adult inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient orthopedics. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the wonderful people in the Upper Peninsula. My goal is to help you live a pain-free life and return to all the activities that you love.


SPECIALTIES

  • Pediatrics
  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Balance and fall prevention
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Kinesiotaping

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Central Michigan University
  • DPT, Central Michigan University
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Dione Paulitch
PTA

“I have been a Physical Therapist Assistant for more than 17 years and have enjoyed working in various settings, including inpatient, outpatient, home health, aquatic and skilled nursing facilities. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, outdoor activities and sporting events.”

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Total joint replacements

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

 

Camille Peterson
PT, DPT
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Richard Pope
PTA

“I have always enjoyed working with people and helping them whenever I can. This is what has inspired me to pursue a career as a physical therapist assistant. Knowing that I’m helping people get better is incredibly satisfying and fun. Outside of work, I enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking and exploring the U.P. with my family.


PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • AAS, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

 

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Karen Pringle
PTA

“I became a Physical Therapist Assistant because I wanted to help people help themselves. I wanted to help others to get stronger under their own steam and grit. It feels so good to see someone walk out of their room to go home when they thought this was their last stop. This is an incredible job!”

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Nursing center rehabilitation
  • Home care rehabilitation
  • Advanced myofascial release and massage
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • PTA, Henry Ford Community College
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Ethan Rayhorn
PT, DPT

“Having grown up in Marquette, I enjoy having the opportunity to help people in this community through physical therapy. I find great satisfaction in giving people the tools to make themselves better and keep themselves better.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Sports medicine rehabilitation

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Northern Michigan University
  • DPT, University of Michigan, Flint

 

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Sheila Richmond
PT Sawyer Rehab

“I was born and raised in the U.P. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1989, I returned to the place I love to raise a family and work as a physical therapist. I enjoy working with people of all ages and individualizing their therapy to meet their needs and goals. Being a part of their recovery from injury or surgery to helping them return to every day activities they value is truly gratifying. There is nothing like seeing someone move better, feel better and smile again knowing that you were a part of their rehabilitation.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, volleyball, skiing, traveling, playing cards, tossing bean bags and spending time with my family. ”


SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Lymphedema treatment
  • Core stabilization

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, University of Michigan
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Cathy Ruprecht
MSPT Chronic Pain Specialist

“After having been an aerobic group fitness instructor for a number of years, physical therapy allowed me to bring my love of movement to people with special health conditions. My professional passion is teaching people the power of gentle exercise in healing and pain reduction. I specialize in helping people with chronic pain conditions by exploring postures, positions and repetitive stress contributing to their condition. I am happy to be a part of the Sawyer Rehab team.

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Chronic Pain Program
  • Chronic and long-term arthritis and fibromyalgia
  • Industrial Rehabilitation | Functional Restoration
  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Aquatic Therapy

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Northern Michigan University
  • MS, Grand Valley State University
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Brenda Salisbury
MS, PT, Cert. MDT, CSCS UP Sports Medicine

“I have been a physical therapist since 1995. With an undergraduate degree in exercise physiology and a masters degree in physical therapy from an osteopathic program, I am able to combine both exercise-based and manual approaches to maximize my client’s outcomes. I am passionate about challenging myself to utilize the latest evidence-based practices to achieve success for my clients and take pride in helping them return to activities they value.
I love living in the UP and enjoy all outdoor activities including Nordic skiing, mountain biking, trail running and gardening.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) under the McKenzie Method
  • Certified in Medical Acupuncture
  • Certified Clinical Instructor
  • APTA Sports injury care and training
  • Outpatient orthopedics with emphasis on use of manual therapy treatments Level 1 and 2
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • YBalance Certified | Move 2 Perform

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Western Michigan University
  • MS, Des Moines University
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Cyndi Schieber
PT

“My physical therapy career began in Northern California, where I enjoyed 30 years specializing in orthopedic rehabilitation.  My interests and studies have grown to include osteoporosis, movement dysfunction, biomechanical relationships, orthotic fitting and taping techniques.  I find being involved in our community, both personally and professionally highly enjoyable and rewarding.  When I’m not at work, you may find me golfing, hiking or cross country skiing.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Biomechanical overuse injury evaluation
  • Foot and orthotic evaluation
  • Kinesiotape and McConnell taping techniques
  • Manual therapy
  • Exercise prescription

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, University of California
  • BA, Humboldt State University

 

 

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Sarah Schulz
PT, DPT, CSCS Baraga Hospital

“I was born in the UP and love everything about it! I enjoy basketball, volleyball and cross country skiing. I’ve wanted to be a physical therapist since having therapy for a sprained ankle in high school. I love working with people to help them reach their goals. I believe that education is therapy and I seek to empower my patients to live healthier lives.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Neuro rehabilitation
  • Pediatric therapy
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, CSCS
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level 1 Certified
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment  (SFMA) Level 1 Certified

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • DPT, Clarke University
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Therese Seda
Physical Therapist Assistant

“I went back to school to pursue my dream job of being a physical therapist assistant. I was a certified personal trainer for the past 30 years and always wanted to work as a PTA. I love working with people. In my eyes, there is nothing more rewarding than helping people get well. I enjoy working with all ages, however the senior population has a special place in my heart. They are so full of wisdom and have taught me so much.”

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Manual therapy
  • Total joint replacements
  • Acute care
  • Myofascial release

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • BS, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

 

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Cody Sivonen
PTA Marquette

“I decided to pursue a career as a physical therapist assistant after injuring my knee playing soccer for Finlandia and going through rehab myself. I enjoy seeing the progress people make with therapy and how it positively impacts their abilities and mood.I enjoy playing hockey, workout out and taking my dog for runs.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Skilled nursing facility rehab

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Finlandia University
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Kim Spranger
MSPT Sawyer Rehab

“I have been practicing physical therapy since 1992. My education has allowed me to successfully treat patients in variety of settings including wound management, cardiac rehab, work hardening and traditional rehab settings.
Over the years, I developed a passion for helping cancer patients and I pursued special training in lymphedema management as well as in treating other special needs of breast cancer survivors. It has been an honor help my patients restore their function and hope.
I really believe in treating the whole person and looking outside the box for the true origin of their pain. I live in Trenary where I enjoy all that life in the U.P. offers including skijoring, horseback riding and raising a family.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Cancer rehab / lymphedema treatment
  • Wound care treatment
  • Industrial rehabilitation
  • Advanced treatment for shoulder and knee rehabilitation

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Coe College
  • MS, University of Iowa
  • MS, Des Moines University
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Greg Stalboerger
PT, Cred. MDT | Physical Therapist | Clinic Director

“I enjoy athletics and the outdoors. I played sports through high school and college in Minnesota. I like to golf, bike and fly fish. I went into physical therapy to combine my love for helping people regain independence and exercise.”

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Sports rehab
  • McKenzie Method treatment
  • Manual therapy
  • Kinesiotaping

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • MA, College of St. Scholastica
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Paul Stefanac
PT, DPT

“My path to physical therapy began at a young age with an interest in how things work. Participation in a variety of sports centered this focus upon biomechanics and the human body. My experience thus far has spanned the spectrum of both age and function. I am passionate about empowering patients through education, answering clinical questions using research, and improving my knowledge and practice to assist patients in achieving their highest level of function. Outside of work you will find me outdoors – playing soccer, skiing, or fly fishing. I also enjoy the company of friends and family or a good book.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Acute inpatient care
  • Transitional/sub-acute care
  • Outpatient orthopedic care
  • Work hardening/work conditioning and functional capacity evaluation (return-to-work)

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS – College of Saint Scholastica
  • DPT – College of Saint Scholastica
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Katie Strandlie
PTA

“It’s incredibly rewarding to see previous patients of mine back out on the trail doing what they love again. I love helping patients return to great function in their lives. When I’m not working, I love to cook wonderful food, get out on the trails, run, mountain bike or find a great rock face to climb. I enjoy yoga, time with my husband, and being with family and friends.”

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Deep tissue manual therapy
  • Postural and pain control
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Running rehab
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Fascia Movement Taping, Level 1

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Finlandia University
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Kris Tidd
MSPT Munising Hospital

“I have been practicing as a physical therapist for almost 19 years. It is an extremely rewarding profession when you know you make a difference in an individual’s life. Most patients seek out physical therapy because they are unable to do things they normally could do which affects their quality of life and when they leave the clinic returning to those activities, it is a great feeling to know you are a part of their successful outcome. It’s why I keep doing what I do.”


SPECIALTIES

  • McKenzie method for treating the spine
  • Vestibular rehabilitation/Balance Difficulties
  • Orthopedic conditions

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Grand Valley State University
  • MSPT, Grand Valley State University
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Paige Trindal
PTA

“I chose physical therapy as a career because of my passion to help others. I enjoy getting to know each one of my patients and find the job very rewarding helping them heal and meet their goals. In my free time, I enjoy activities outside such as hiking and riding my horses.

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Acute care and sub-acute rehabilitation
  • Geriatric rehabilitation
  • Outpatient rehabilitation

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Northwestern Technical College
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Terry Tripp
PT, OCS, Cert. MDT, AT, ATC, Physical Therapist, Co-Owner, Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist Marquette

“I have been a physical therapist since 1995 and have always been passionate about learning the most advanced treatment techniques that I can apply to my clients to achieve the best results. I have gained advanced training in orthopedic conditions and spinal care which affords me a unique ability to accurately determine the cause of pain and develop a treatment approach that will benefit each client to their greatest potential.
I enjoy staying active and spending time with my family. My interests are golfing, hunting and reading.”

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) under the McKenzie Method Board
  • Certified Orthopedic Specialist
  • Advanced Training in Osteopathic
  • Manipulation of the Spine

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BS, Central Michigan University
  • MPT, Oakland University
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Penny Tussing
MSPT, ATC, RRT UPHS Rehab Services | Marquette

“I knew I wanted to be a physical therapist and an athletic trainer in high school when I broke my leg running the 2-mile race at the UP Finals in Marquette, MI. I wanted to help people prevent injuries and rehab them back to their everyday activities. I am a native from Chassell, MI and was working and living in the Detroit area. After gaining experience, knowledge and skills, I wanted to come back to the Keweenaw Peninsula area to give back to the community who helped develop me as an individual. I love working with people and developing an individualized hands-on approach to their rehabilitation. I enjoy running, weight training, mountain biking, walking my dog and playing ice hockey.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Sports medicine rehabilitation
  • Shoulder, knee, hip and ankle rehabilitation
  • Shoulder dysfunction
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Total joint rehabilitation
  • Running injuries
  • Athletic training

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Muskegon Community College
  • MS, Grand Valley State University
  • LAT, Grand Valley Sate University | Michigan Technological University
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Dan Watkins
PT, DPT Marquette

“My interest in physical therapy began with a wrestling injury as a young athlete, but my experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer helped me discover my passion for community service and public health, and ultimately convinced me to pursue a career in rehab. As a therapist, my goal is to help my patients get back to their preferred lifestyle by regaining their mobility and independence. I’m originally from the Pacific Northwest, and you will typically find me outdoors when I’m not in the clinic.”

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Amputation
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Concussion
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vestibular Rehab

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) | Academy of Neurology
  • Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA)

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • BA, University of Washington
  • DPT, Regis University
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Megan Westman
PTA Sawyer Rehab

“I have been a physical therapy assistant since 2009. I work with our team of therapists and my patients to help develop a customized therapy plan that will help our patients get better faster. I am passionate about exercise and the importance it has on pain management—especially incorporating it into getting patients back to their previous level of function or starting a new activity they’ve always wanted to do. My goal is to use knowledge and clinical experience to get my patients back to health quickly and safely. I enjoy playing volleyball and summer outdoor recreating in the beautiful U.P.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Low back pain rehabilitation
  • Core stabilization

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Finlandia University
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Amy Williams
PTA

“I have been working as a physical therapist assistant for more than 16 years. I have developed a solid foundation and passion for manual therapy and I am always up for learning new information and techniques to place in my therapist toolbox. I went into the field of physical therapy after a friend broke their leg and seeing how physical therapy worked for my friend inspired me. I really enjoy seeing the smiling faces of the patients once they realize how physical therapy has helped them, and how they can continue improving.”

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Nursing center rehabilitation
  • Return-to-work rehabilitation
  • Graston Technique
  • Credential Clinical Instructor

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • Mott Community College
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DeAnn Windell
PTA

“My interest in becoming a PTA started with my youngest daughter needing PT as an infant. I saw the compassion in the therapist and I knew PTA was a great career choice. I enjoy people and find it very rewarding getting others back to function. As a PTA, I have a few goals yet to achieve as a wound care specialist, treating Parkinson’s and function with prosthetics. I am compassionate, caring and a great listener. I truly enjoy working in a skilled nursing facility. I enjoy the outdoors, bow hunting,  fishing, biking and traveling. I also teach an indoor cycling class in my spare time.”


SPECIALTIES

  • Skilled nursing facility
  • Outpatient orthopedics
  • Parkinson’s

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • AAS, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College