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Meet Our Staff

Vicki Miles

Vicki Miles, PT

Physical therapist and clinic manager

Education: Bachelor of science in physical therapy, West Virginia University School of Medicine.

Practicing since: 1980

Specialty training: Pediatrics, myofascial release, kinesiotaping, torticollis, brachial plexus injuries, neuromuscular diseases including cerebral palsy, total motion release and cranial sacral therapy, and certified in adult and infant CPR. Pediatric educator in Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, certified clinical instructor, partner in program development of fitness program for special populations.

Stacey Lustila-Siats

Stacey Lustila-Siats

Physical therapist

Education: Exercise science, College of St. Catherine, Minnesota; Master's degree, physical therapy, College of St. Catherine, Minnesota.

Practicing since: 2000

Specialty training: Pediatrics, myofascial release, kinesiotaping, torticollis, brachial plexus injuries, total motion therapy, neuromuscular diseases including cerebral palsy, serial casting, total motion release, NMES and certified in adult and infant CPR. Pediatric educator in doctor of physical therapy program, prenatal class educator, consultant and presenter in ECFE education, certified clinical instructor, partner in program development of fitness program for special populations.

Kera Wayne

Kera Wayne, DPT

Physical therapist

Education: Bachelor of arts in biology and spanish, Concordia College- Moorhead, Minnesota, doctorate of physical therapy, College of St. Catherine, Minnesota.

Practicing since: 2007

Specialty training: Pediatrics, sports medicine, myofascial release, postural reactivation, aquatics, torticollis, total motion release, concussions, brachial plexus injuries, neuromuscular diseases including cerebral palsy, certified clinical instructor and certified in adult and infant CPR.

Tonya Seaman

Tonya Seaman, DPT

Physical therapist

Education: Bachelor of science Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton Michigan; Doctor of physical therapy University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Practicing since: 2006

Specialty training: Pediatrics, sports medicine, myofascial release, torticollis, total motion release, aquatic therapy, muscle energy techniques, certified clinical instructor and certified in adult and infant CPR.

Carrie Pena

Carrie Pena, DPT

Licensed physical therapist

Education: Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, University of Mary, Bismarck, ND; Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Mary, Bismarck, ND.

Practicing since: 2011

Special training: Pediatrics, myofascial release, torticollis, neuromuscular diseases including cerebral palsy, total motion release, aquatic therapy, credentialed clinical instructor, certified in adult and infant CPR.

 

Megan Taylor

Margaret “Megan” Taylor, OTR/L

Lead registered and licensed occupational therapist

Education: Bachelor of science in occupational therapy; bachelor of science in psychology.

Practicing since: 1996

Specialty training: Pediatrics, infant feeding, SOS approach to feeding, Hippotherapy, myofascial release and craniosacral therapy, therapeutic listening, neuromuscular disorders, total motion release, aquatic therapy, credentialed clinical instructor, sensory processing disorders, serial casting, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), total motion release, consultant and presenter for local ECFE groups and certified in adult and infant CPR.

Steve Root

Steve Root, OTR/L

Registered and licensed occupational therapist

Education: Bachelor of science, Syracuse University, New York

Practicing since: 2002

Specialty training: Pediatrics, SOS approach to feeding, myofascial release, sensory processing disorders, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), therapeutic listening, hippotherapy, ADD/ADHD and certified in adult and infant CPR.

Cari Jankowski

Cari Jankowski, OTR/L

Registered and licensed occupational therapist

Education: Bachelor of science, College of St. Catherine’s, Minnesota

Practicing since: 1999

Specialty training: Pediatrics, therapeutic listening, SOS approach to feeding, myofascial release, handwriting, sensory processing disorders, total motion release, infant bottle/breast feeding, concussions, reflexes, ADD/ADHD, neuromuscular disorders and certified in adult and infant CPR.

Amber Boen

Amber Boen, COTA

Certified occupational therapy assistant

Education: Associate's degree–occupational therapy, Anoka Technical College, Minnesota.

Practicing since: 2007

Specialty training: pediatrics, therapeutic listening, SOS approach to feeding, sensory processing disorders, handwriting and certified in adult and infant CPR.

Lynne Jackson

Lynne Jackson, OTR/L

Registered and licensed occupational therapist

Education: Bachelor of science, Colorado State University.

Practicing since: 1978

Specialty training: Pediatrics, therapeutic listening, Wilbarger Protocol for sensory defensiveness, brain gym, SOS approach to feeding, parent educator and certified in adult and infant CPR.

Jennifer Fowler

Jennifer Fowler, OTR/L

Registered and licensed occupational therapist

Education: Bachelor of science, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

Practicing since: 1993

Specialty training: Neonatal intensive care/premature infant follow-up, birth to three intervention, pediatric feeding and swallowing, SOS approach to feeding, handwriting, therapeutic listening, neuromuscular disorders, myofascial release, total motion release, sensory processing disorders and certified in adult and infant CPR.

MeganPrusinski

Megan Kraus, OTR/L

Registered and licensed occupational therapist

Education: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Science, St. Catherine University, Minnesota; Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy, St. Catherine University, Minnesota.

Practicing since: 2011

Specialty training: Pediatrics, SOS approach to feeding, therapeutic listening, kinesiotaping, myofasical release, Braingym, certified in adult and infant CPR.

Kimberly Klein

Kimberly Crawford, MS/CCC-SLP

Lead speech-language pathologist

Education: Bachelor of arts, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire; Master of science, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.

Practicing since: 1998

Specialty training: Pediatrics, SOS approach to feeding, infant feeding, picture exchange communication system (PECS), fluency disorders, speech/language disorders, prenatal class educator in early communication, social thinking curriculum, Hanen certified therapist and certified in adult and infant CPR.

Melissa Horner

Melissa Horner, MS/CCC-SLP

Speech-language pathologist

Education: Bachelor of science, Minnesota State University- Moorhead, Minnesota; masters of science, speech language pathology, Minot State University, North Dakota.

Practicing since: 2004

Specialty training: Pediatrics, SOS approach to feeding, infant feeding, picture exchange communication system (PECS), speech/language disorders, Hanen certified therapist, (It Takes Two to Talk and More Than Words) and certified in adult and infant CPR.

Wendy Mathiowetz

Wendy Mathiowetz, MS/CCC-SLP

Speech-language pathologist

Education: Bachelor of science, Northwestern University, Illinois; masters of science, speech language pathology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin.

Practicing since: 1994

Specialty training: Pediatrics, SOS approach to feeding, infant feeding, videofluoroscopic swallow studies, picture exchange communication system (PECS), signed english, articulation and phonology, myofascial release, visceral manipulation, speech/language disorders, autism, oral placement therapy, social thinking, Hanen certified therapist and certified in adult and infant CPR.

Michelle Laurent

Michelle Laurent, MS/CCC-SLP

Speech-language pathologist

Education: Bachelor of arts, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, Wisconsin; masters of science, speech language pathology, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Practicing since: 1991, Experience in both private therapy and public school settings.

Specialty training: SOS approach to feeding, picture exchange communication system (PECS), Beckman Oral Motor Training, PROMPT (prompts for restructuring oral muscular phonetic targets), Hanen parent training (It Takes Two to Talk and More than Words), social thinking , apraxia, autism, augmentative communication, fluency disorders, phonological disorders and narrative language.

Dani Buker

Dani Buker, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-language pathologist

Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire; Master of Science, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.

Practicing since: 2011

Specialty training: Pediatrics, SOS approach to feeding, Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking curriculum, infant feeding, myofascial release, certified in adult and infant CPR.

Special interests in: American Sign Language, articulation, phonology, and speech/language disorders.

Margaret Johnson

Margaret Johnson

Clinical support staff

Special training: Certified in adult and infant CPR.

Karina Gonzalez

Karina Gonzalez

Office staff, Spanish

Specialty training: Certified in adult and infant CPR, bilingual—Spanish.

Mary Siegfried

Mary Siegfried

Office staff

Specialty training: Certified in adult and infant CPR.
Kay Pexa

Kay Pexa

Office staff

Specialty training: Certified in adult and infant CPR.

Kelly Pals

Kelly Pals

Office staff

Specialty training: Certified in adult and infant CPR.

Jennifer Schmidt

Jennifer Schmidt

Office staff, therapy aide

Specialty training: Certified in adult and infant CPR, massage therapist, specialized in infant massage instruction, pediatric massage therapist, hosptial based massage, sports massage, Swedish massage and trigger point therapy (rehab massage).

Caroline Orth

Caroline Orth

Therapy aide

Specialty training: Equine management, PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) and certified in adult and infant CPR.

Contact Us

For further information or to schedule an appointment with St. Francis Capable Kids, call:

Chaska Community Center

1661 Park Ridge Dr.

Chaska, MN 55318

Phone: 952.428.1265

Fax: 952.428.1266

Get driving directions and map

Savage Medical Building

(At County Roads 42 and 27)

6350 143rd St., Suite 204

Savage, MN 55372

Phone: 952.428.1565

Fax: 952.428.1566

Get driving directions and map

Online mapping may give incorrect directions. Please take County Rd 42 to Toledo Ave. Take a right onto Toledo Ave and another right into the clinic parking lot.

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