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Physical Therapists

  • 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, Kinesio Taping®, torticollis, brachial plexus injuries, neuromuscular diseases including cerebral palsy, total motion release, and cranial sacral therapy. She is certified in adult and infant CPR, a credentialed clinical instructor, and a partner in developing a fitness program for special populations.
  • Stacy Siats Stacey Lustila-Siats, MPT
    Lead physical therapist
    Education: Bachelor of arts in exercise science and master of physical therapy, College of St. Catherine, Minnesota.
    Practicing since: 2000
    Specialty training:
    Pediatrics, myofascial release, Kinesio Taping®, torticollis, brachial plexus injuries, total motion therapy, neuromuscular diseases including cerebral palsy, and total motion release. She is certified in adult and infant CPR and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). She is a pediatric educator in a doctor of physical therapy program, a prenatal class educator, consultant and presenter in early childhood family education (ECFE). She is a  credentialed clinical instructor, and a partner in developing a fitness program for special populations.
  • Kera Wayne Kera Wayne, DPT
    Physical therapist
    Education: Bachelor of arts in biology and Spanish, Concordia College – Moorhead, Minnesota, doctor 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, and neuromuscular diseases including cerebral palsy. She is a credentialed clinical instructor and certified in adult and infant CPR.
  • Tonya Seaman Tonya Seaman, DPT
    Physical therapist
    Education: Bachelor of science in biomedical engineering, Michigan Technological University; 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 and muscle energy techniques. She is a credentialed clinical instructor and certified in adult and infant CPR.
  • Carrie Pena Carrie Pena, DPT
    Licensed physical therapist
    Education: Bachelor of science in exercise science and doctor of physical therapy, University of Mary, North Dakota.
    Practicing since: 2011
    Specialty training: pediatrics, myofascial release, torticollis, neuromuscular diseases including cerebral palsy, total motion release and aquatic therapy. She is a credentialed clinical instructor and certified in adult and infant CPR.
  • Katie Schneider, DPT
    Physical therapist
    Education: Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Concordia College- Moorhead, MN Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Minnesota
    Practicing since: 2016
    Specialty training: Pediatrics, torticollis, and aquatic therapy. Certified in adult and infant CPR.

Occupational Therapists

  • Megan TaylorMargaret "Megan" Taylor, OTR/L
    Lead registered and licensed occupational therapist
    Education: Bachelor of science in occupational therapy; bachelor of science in psychology.
    Practicing since: 1997
    Specialty training: Pediatrics, infant feeding, sequential oral sensory (SOS) approach to feeding, hippotherapy, myofascial release and craniosacral therapy, therapeutic listening, neuromuscular disorders, total motion release, sensory processing disorders, serial casting, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), and total motion release. She is a consultant and presenter for local early childhood family education (ECFE) groups and is certified in adult and infant CPR.
  • Steve RootSteve Root, OTR/L
    Registered and licensed occupational therapist
    Education: Bachelor of science, Syracuse University, New York
    Practicing since: 2002
    Specialty training: Pediatrics, sequential oral sensory (SOS) approach to feeding, myofascial release, sensory processing disorders, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), therapeutic listening, hippotherapy, and ADD/ADHD. He is certified in adult and infant CPR.
  • Jennifer FowlerJennifer 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, sequential oral sensory (SOS) approach to feeding, handwriting, therapeutic listening, neuromuscular disorders, myofascial release, total motion release, and sensory processing disorders. She is certified in adult and infant CPR.
  • Kristina MangenKristina Mangen, OTR/L
    Registered and licensed occupational therapist
    Education: Bachelor of arts in psychology, Saint Mary's University; master of arts in occupational therapy, St. Catherine University, Minnesota.
    Specialty training: Pediatrics, sequential oral sensory (SOS) approach to feeding, hippotherapy and sensory processing disorders. She is certified in adult and infant CPR.
  • DolbyKristin Dolby, OTR/L
    Registered and licensed occupational therapist
    Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Minnesota
    Practicing since: 1994
    Specialty training: Pediatrics, therapeutic listening, sequential oral sensory (SOS) approach to feeding, handwriting, sensory processing disorders, ADD/ADHD, Kinesio Taping, neuromuscular disorders. Certified in adult and infant CPR.
  • HuddockJulie Huddock, COTA/L
    Certified occupational therapy assistant                           
    Education: Associates Degree, Anoka Technical College
    Practicing since: 1990
    Specialty training: Pediatrics, therapeutic listening, sequential oral sensory approach to feeding, sensory processing disorders, traumatic brain injury, handwriting, interactive metronome, mind body techniques. Certified in adult and infant CPR and non violent crisis intervention. Community and professional presentations include Feeding Special Needs Children, Sensory Processing and Sensory Diets, Traumatic Brain Injury Interventions, Community Engagement, Collaboration Between Professionals and Parents. Special interests include occupational therapy with international travel.
  • Lianne Dahl, OTR/L
    Registered and licensed occupational therapist
    Education: Bachelor of Arts in Spanish & psychology, Concordia College; Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy, St. Catherine University, Minnesota
    Practicing since: 2016
    Specialty training: Pediatrics, therapeutic listening, sequential oral sensory (SOS) approach to feeding, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), sensory processing disorders, and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). Certified in adult & infant CPR.

Speech-Language Pathologists

  • CrawfordKimKimberly Crawford, MS/CCC-SLP
    Lead speech-language pathologist
    Education: Bachelor of arts and master of science in speech-language pathology, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.
    Practicing since: 1998
    Specialty training: Pediatrics, sequential oral sensory (SOS) approach to feeding, infant feeding, Cue-Based Feeding in the NICU (Shaker approach), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), fluency disorders, Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking curriculum, DIR/Floortime approach, Hanen-certified therapist (It Takes Two to Talk), and PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets). She is certified in adult and infant CPR and is a prenatal class educator in early communication.
  • Wendy MathiowetzWendy Mathiowetz, MS/CCC-SLP
    Speech-language pathologist
    Education: Bachelor of science, Northwestern University, Illinois; master of science in communication disorders, University of Wisconsin–Madison.
    Practicing since: 1994. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings providing pediatric and adult care.
    Specialty training:
    Pediatrics, sequential oral sensory (SOS) approach to feeding, infant feeding, Early Feeding Skills Assessment (Shaker), videofluoroscopic swallow studies, the Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSImP), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), signed english, myofascial release, visceral manipulation, oral placement therapy, Beckman oral motor protocol, Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking curriculum, DIR/Floortime approach and PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets). She is a Hanen-certified therapist (It Takes Two to Talk) and is certified in adult and infant CPR.
  • Michelle LaurentMichelle Laurent, MS,CCC-SLP
    Speech-language pathologist
    Education: Bachelor of arts and master of science in speech-language pathology, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.
    Practicing since: 1991. She has experience in both medical and educational settings.
    Specialty training: Pediatrics, sequential oral sensory (SOS) approach to feeding, Cue-Based Feeding in the NICU (Shaker), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Beckman oral motor protocol, PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), DIR/Floortime approach, Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking curriculum, augmentative communication, fluency disorders, narrative language. She is a Hanen certified therapist (It Takes Two to Talk and More Than Words) and is certified in adult and infant CPR.
  • Danielle BukerDani Buker, MS/CCC-SLP
    Speech-language pathologist
    Education: Bachelor of science and master of science in speech-language pathology, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.
    Practicing since: 2011
    Specialty training: Pediatrics, Sequential oral sensory (SOS) approach to feeding, Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking curriculum, infant feeding, PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), and myofascial release. She is a prenatal class educator in early communication and certified in adult and infant CPR.
  • Erika AndrleErika Andrle, MS/CCC-SLP
    Speech-language pathologist
    Education: Bachelor of science and master of science in communication sciences and disorders, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.
    Practicing since: 2013. She has experience in both medical (inpatient and outpatient) and educational settings; experience with pediatric and adult care.
    Specialty training: Pediatrics, Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking curriculum, deaf education, American Sign Language, PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), the Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSImP), and fluency disorders
    Special interests in: American Sign Language, deaf/hard of hearing, childhood developmental language fluency, articulation, phonology and dysphagia.

Support/Office Staff

  • Karina GonzalezKarina Gonzalez
    Office staff, Spanish
    Specialty training: Certified in adult and infant CPR and bilingual in Spanish.
  • Kay PexaKay Pexa
    Office staff
    Specialty training:
    Certified in adult and infant CPR.
  • Kelly PalsKelly Pals
    Office staff
    Specialty training: Certified in adult and infant CPR. 
     
  • Alexandra GarciaAlexandra Garcia
    Clinical support staff
  • Jennifer Schmidt, BCTMB, CPMT, CNMT Board certified and licensed massage therapist and office staff                                                     
  • Education: Northwestern Health Sciences and University. Certified neuromuscular therapist, certified pediatric therapist, infant massage instructor 
  • Practicing since: 2013
  • Specialty Training: Deep tissue massage, trigger point massage (rehab), neuromuscular therapy, sports massage, Swedish relaxation massage, hospital based massage, pediatric massage and infant massage instructor. Certified in adult and infant CPR.

 

 

 

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