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Services Rehabilitation

Meet Our Staff

Mike Beckman

Mike Beckman

Director of Rehabilitative Services & Sports Medicine and Physical Therapist

Education: Washington University, St Louis, 1986, BS in Physical Therapy

Practicing Since: 1986; Founded Valley Rehabilitation Services in 1993; Director of Rehabilitative Services for St Francis Regional Medical Center since 1993

Special Interests: Sports care, orthopedic rehab, manual therapy

Elizabeth Eckart

Elizabeth Eckart

Director of Inpatient Rehabilitative Services & Aquatic Therapy and Physical Therapist

Education:  Washington University, St Louis, 1986, BS in Physical Therapy

Practicing Since:  1986; Co-founded Valley Rehabilitation Services in 1993; Director of Inpatient Rehabilitative Services for St Francis Regional Medical Center since 1993.

Special Interests:  Pediatric aquatic therapy, neurological impairment therapy, vestibular therapies, inpatient orthopedic rehab

Jeff Foss

Jeff Foss

Clinic Manager, Shakopee; Physical Therapist

Education: Mankato State University -1990, BS Athletic Training Washington University School of Medicine MSPT 1992

Specialty Certifications: Member of NATA

Practicing Since: 1992

Special Interests: General orthopedics, manual therapies, vestibular therapies, sports medicine, aquatic therapy

Aaron Solseth

Aaron Solseth

Clinic Manager, Savage; Physical Therapist

Education: Marquette University 2001, BS of Human Biology; MPT from Marquette University 2003

Practicing Since: 2003

Special Interests: General orthopedics, spinal manipulation, mechanical joint mobilization, foot mechanics including custom foot orthotics, sports medicine

Leslie Burkhalter

Leslie Burkhalter

Clinic Manager, ACCUA clinic in Savage, Physical Therapist

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison, BS in physical therapy  

Practicing Since: 1990

Special Interests: General orthopedics, aquatic therapy at ACCUA, vestibular therapies, sports medicine

Lynn Bremner

Lynn Bremner

Physical Therapist

Jennifer Hansen

Jennifer Hansen

Physical Therapist

Education: BA, University of Northern Iowa; MPT, University of Minnesota

Practicing Since:  2001

Special Interests: general orthopedics, back pain, aquatics, pre and post-natal back pain, TMJ pain and headaches, a variety of manual therapy techniques including muscle energy, cranio-sacral therapy, visceral mobilization, and postural restoration

Tami Kropiwka

Tami Kropiwka

Physical Therapist

Education: Bachelor of Science Athletic Training Mankato State University 1991, Master of Science Physical Therapy Washington University 1993

Specialty Certifications: Certified by the Lymphology Association of North American

Practicing Since: 1993

Special Interests: General orthopedics, sports medicine, women's health, lymphedema

Andrew Larson

Andrew Larson

Physical Therapist

Education: UW-LaCrosse, MS Physical Therapy and BS Athletic Training

Specialty Certifications: TPI Medical Professional Level II

Practicing Since: 2001

Special Interests: Sports Injuries, golf rehab and performance training, neck and back care

Kristin Mahon

Kristin Mahon

Physical Therapist

Education: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse MS, Physical Therapy and B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science-Fitness

Specialty Certifications: Lymphedema, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA- CSCS), Member of APTA and NSCA

Practicing Since: February 2007 

Special Interests: general orthopedic/sports medicine, neurological impairments, balance disorders, cancer rehabilitation, and lymphedema therapy

Heidi Ohlmann

Heidi Ohlmann

Physical Therapist

Education: DPT from Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Specialty Certifications: Lymphedema and LANA certified

Practicing Since: 1999

Special Interests: General orthopedics, lymphedema therapy

Jaci Riley

Jaci Riley

Physical Therapist

Education: University of MN-Duluth, BS in Exercise Science with a concentration in Athletic Training; Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Specialty Certifications: Member of NATA, Member of APTA

Practicing Since: 2006

Special Interests: General orthopedics, manual therapies, vestibular therapies, sports medicine

Tonya Seaman

Tonya Seaman

Physical Therapist

Education: Michigan Technological University 2003, BS Biomedical Engineering; University of Minnesota 2006, Doctorate of Physical Therapy Specialty

Certifications: Certified clinical instructor, MN First Responder

Practicing Since: 2006

Special Interests: Pediatrics, sports medicine, postural restoration

Sarah Von Bank

Sarah Von Bank

Physical Therapist

Education: BS in Exercise Science from the University of Minnesota, Duluth; Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Practicing Since: 2007

Special Interests: General orthopedics, aquatic therapy, postural restoration

Kera Wayne

Kera Wayne

Physical Therapist

Education: Concordia College, Moorhead, BS in Biology and Spanish; St. Catherine's University, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Practicing Since: 2007

Special Interests: General orthopedics, pediatrics, myofascial release, cranio-sacral, sports medicine/rehab, aquatic therapy

Kera Wayne

Adam Wolf

Physical therapist

Education: University of Minnesota, Program in Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2010

Practicing Since: July 2010

Special Interests: Knee, Shoulder, Overhead Athlete, Sports Physical Therapy

Roselee Wondra

Roselee Wondra

Physical Therapist

Education: Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois Bachelor of Science

Practicing Since: 1982 

Special Interests: General orthopedics, manual therapy, women's health including pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, pre and post pregnancy care, completing certified yoga instructor program.

 

Physical Therapy Assistants

Cindy Hagen

Cindy Hagen

Education: BA in Physical Education and Sociology, Mankato State University; PTA, Western Iowa Tech

Practicing Since: 1996

Special Interests: Aquatics therapy, geriatrics, vestibular and balance disorders, neurological disorders

Laura Hier

Laura Hier

Education: BA in Biology from Bethany Lutheran, Mankato MN; AAS in PTA from St. Catherine University, Minneapolis MN

Practicing since: 2011

Special Interests: General Outpatient Orthopedic Rehab; Aquatic Therapy; Acute Care

Patricia Rechtzigel

Patricia Rechtzigel

Education:  AAS from St. Mary's Junior College

Practicing Since: 1974

Special Interests: General orthopedic, manual soft tissue and myofascial release techniques, postural restoration, lymphedema

Gina Settimi

Gina Settimi

Education: St. Scholastica Duluth, Lake Superior College Duluth

Practicing Since: 1997

Special Interests: Acute care and orthopedic outpatients.

 

Occupational Therapy

Robin Grant-Pink

Robin Grant-Pink

Occupational Therapist

Education: College of St. Catherine St Paul, MN

Specialty Certifications: Licenced Occupational Therapist

Practicing Since: 1999

Special Interests: General orthopedics of the shoulder, elbow and hand

Debbie Kalish

Debbie Kalish

Occupational Therapist

Education: M.O.T in occupational therapy, Texas Women’s University

Practicing since: 1991

Special Interests: Holistic Healing techniques, upper extremity rehabilitation

Katy Sustacek

Katy Sustacek

Occupational Therapist

Education: College of St. Catherine

Practicing Since: 1998

Special Interests: Outpatient orthopedic rehab- specializing in shoulders, elbow and wrist injuries, all age groups, rehabbing patients after surgical procedures (rotator cuff repair, SLAP repairs, sh/elbow/wrist fractures, etc).

Mary Beth Wulf

Mary Beth Wulf

Occupational Therapist

Education: Mt Mary College

Specialty Certifications: Certified hand therapist

Practicing Since: 1987

Special Interests: Hand therapy and upper extremity orthopedics

Leah Hill

Leah Hill

Occupational Therapist

Education: Bachelors of Arts in Biology, The College of St. Scholastica; Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN

Practicing since: 2010

Special Interests: General orthopedics with emphasis on the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Also works with acute care hospital patients

 

Speech Therapy

Marypat Parker

Marypat Parker

Speech-Language Pathologist

Education: Master of Arts in Speech Pathology and Audiology, Cleveland State University, International MBA, American Graduate School of International Management, Bachelor of Arts International Studies, Bradley University

Specialty Certifications: Certificate of Clinical Competence from The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, Swallowing

Practicing Since: 1999

Special Interests: adult swallowing, cognitive rehabilitation, dysarthria, aphasia

 

Athletic Trainers

Kristie Heger

Kristie Heger

Certified Athletic Trainer

Education: Minnesota State University-Mankato 2007, BS Athletic Training

Specialty Certifications: Member of NATA, ATC

Practicing Since: 2008

Special Interests: Concussion analysis and management

Katie McMenimen

Katie McMenimen

Certified Athletic Trainer

Education: Minnesota State University-Mankato 2011, BATR- Bachelor of Athletic Training

Specialty Certifications: Member of NATA, ATC

Practicing Since: 2011

Special Interests: Athletic training, sports medicine, management and rehabilitation of shoulder and knee injuries, aquatic therapy

Christina Degler

Christina Degler

Certified Athletic Trainer

Education: Minnesota State University-Mankato 2009, BATR- Bachelor of Athletic Training

Specialty Certifications: ATC, Member of NATA

Practicing Since: 2009

Special Interests: Sports medicine, sports enhancement training, concussion management and aquatic therapy.

Colin Rust

Colin Rust

Certified Athletic Trainer

Education: Gustavus Adolphus College, BA

Special Certifications: Member of NATA, ATC

Practicing Since: 2010

Special Interests: Athletic training and sports enhancement training, ACL, shin splint, and ITBFS rehabilitation

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