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Physical Therapy

We have the equipment and knowledge to design activities to help you regain or improve your physical abilities and get you back to doing the things you love. Treatments include:

  • sports medicine
  • gait training
  • therapeutic and home exercise programs
  • neuromuscular re-education
  • fitting or measuring for orthotics or assistive devices
  • prosthetics / gait training (including work with prosthetist ordering, fitting, and adjusting)
  • manual therapy
  • incontinence treatment
  • ultrasound
  • ultrasound/e-stimulation combo
  • electrical stimulation
  • hot/cold packs
  • wound care / debridement
  • TENS instruction for home use
  • cervical and pelvic traction
  • home cervical traction instruction
  • iontophoresis
  • vestibular rehab


Physical Therapy Team Members

Kerri Sue Stange, MPT

Physical Therapist / Director of Rehab Services

  • Education: Master of Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA.
  • Certifications/Training: CPR, ACLS, Neurodevelopmental (Stroke) Training, Amputee/Prosthetics, McKenzie (Back) Training, Graston Technique.
  • Special Interests: Geriatric, Neurological, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Amputee and Prosthetics, Cardiac Rehab, Joint Replacements.
  • Experience: Subacute and acute rehab working with neurological disease/injuries, amputees and prosthetics, and a variety of orthopedic disorders. Outpatient, inpatient, home health, and nursing home.
  • Personal Passions: Spending time with husband and three boys, cooking, traveling, Chicago Cubs, gardening, and enjoying the outdoors.
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Staci Graber, MPT

Physical Therapist / Rehab Supervisor

  • Education: Master of Physical Therapy from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA.
  • Certifications/Training: ImPact/Concussion Management, Geriatric, Sports, CPR, Graston Technique, Balance Deficits.
  • Special Interests: Geriatrics, stroke recovery and concussion management.
  • Experience: Working as a PT since 2000 in geriatrics, wound care, and balance disturbances.
  • Personal Passions: Enjoy family time, watching sports, playing volleyball and running.

Julie Grabandt, MPT, OCS, ATC

Physical Therapist / Lead Therapist / Orthopedic Clinical Specialist / Athletic Trainer Certified

  • Education: Master of Physical Therapy  from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in LaCrosse, WI.
  • Certifications/Training: OCS, CPR, ACLS, Women’s Health, Sports Medicine, Graston Technique, Dry Needling
  • Special Interests: Focus primarily on outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine.
  • Experience: Outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, women’s health, home health, athletic training at the high school and college level, cardiac rehab.
  • Personal Passions: Enjoy reading, running, spending time with my family, and enjoying the outdoors.

Julie Tashner, MPT

Physical Therapist

  • Education: Master of Physical Therapy from Mayo School of Health Related Sciences in Rochester, MN.
  • Certifications/Training: Vestibular Rehabilitation, CPR, Graston Technique, Dry Needling
  • Special Interest: Geriatric, Neurological, Sport Medicine, Orthopedics, Wound Care.
  • Experience: Acute and Subacute rehabilitation in orthopedics, neurology, wound care, vestibular rehabilitation, home health, and geriatrics.
  • Personal Passions: Baking, jogging, outdoor recreation and sporting activities especially with family.

Joshua Bruner, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Physical Therapist / Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

  • Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in La Crosse, WI.
  • Residency Training: Orthopedic Residency from Specialized Physical Therapy Education in La Crosse, WI.
  • Certifications/Training: CPR, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Graston Technique, Dry Needling, Performance Specialist
  • Special Interests: Orthopedic injuries, chronic spine pain, return to work/sports, running/throwing mechanics, and joint replacement rehab.
  • Experience: Various experience working in both orthopedic/inpatient facilities with a focus on chronic pain, joint replacements, running mechanics, sport injuries, post-surgical rehab, and worker’s compensation
  • Personal Passions: Spending time with family and friends, weightlifting, running, boating/swimming, sports, and being a clinical mentor in the physical therapy profession.

Lindsey Hefel, DPT

Physical Therapist

  • Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA.
  • Certifications/Training: CPR, Torticollis & Plagiocephaly, Vesitbular Rehab
  • Special Interest: Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Geriatrics, Vestibular Rehab
  • Experience: Various orthopedic/inpatient & outpatient facilities and home health work.
  • Personal Passions: Spending time with family and friends, reading, cooking, and history.

Amy Hoerner, PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant

  • Education: Physical Therapy Assistant Degree from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA.
  • Certifications/Training: CPR, Graston Technique.
  • Special Interests: Stroke recovery and joint replacement
  • Experience: PTA at southwest Health Center for over 15 years. Inpatients, outpatients, home health, and Nursing Home.
  • Personal Passions: Gardening, cooking, crafts, and spending time with my husband (Jason) and two children.

Breland Scharschmidt, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT

Physical Therapist / Athletic Trainer

  • Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA.
  • Certification/Training: CPR/First Aid, Dry Needling, Evaluation and Prescription of Custom Shoe
  • Special Interests: Outpatient Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement Rehab
  • Experience: Outpatient Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Inpatient, and Skilled Nursing with an emphasis on return to sport/work and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Personal Passions: Enjoy playing basketball, running, weightlifting, and spending time with family/friends

Amber Roche
PT, DPT

Physical Therapist 

  • Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA.
  • Certification/Training: Herman & Wallace Pelvic Floor I, CPR/First Aid, Prescription of Custom Shoe
  • Special Interests: Pelvic health, outpatient orthopedics, joint replacement rehab
  • Personal Passions: Amber enjoys spending time with her family and friends, holistic healthcare, kayaking, spending time outdoors, and reading.

Lucas Wilson DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist / Athletic Trainer

  • Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA.
  • Certification/Training: CPR, Athletic Training, Graston
  • Special Interests: Outpatient Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement Rehab
  • Experience: Outpatient Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Inpatient, Skilled Nursing, ICU and post-surgical rehabilitation. Athletic training at high school and college levels.
  • Personal Passions: He enjoys playing golf, weightlifting, and spending time with his family.

Trina Marone, MPT

Physical Therapist

  • Education: Master of Physical Therapy from UW-Madison in Madison, WI
  • Certification/Training: CPR, treatment of balance dysfunctions, dry needling, geriatrics, LSVT Big Certified
  • Special Interests: Geriatrics, balance dysfunction, restoration of function for independent living, providing therapy in a variety of settings including skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility, and home health setting.
  • Experience: Subacute rehab, skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility, home health services.  Has worked in Texas, North Carolina and Wisconsin.
  • Personal Passions: She enjoys spending time with her husband, children and dog.  Fitness is a personal passion for her, and she enjoys a variety of exercise including running, biking, hiking and strength training.  In her free time she likes animal watching in her yard, especially the birds and the deer.

Ashlee Zwiefelhofer, DPT

Physical Therapist

  • Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa
  • Certification/Training: CPR/First Aid, Dry Needling
  • Experience: Inpatient Acute Care and Orthopedics, Outpatient Orthopedics, ICU, and Home Health
  • Personal Passions: Spending time with family and friends, being active outdoors, sports


Mason Schnese, DPT, M.S., ATC, LAT

Physical Therapist / Licensed Athletic Trainer

  • Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy from Clarke University, Master of Athletic Training from Concordia University, Wisconsin
  • Certifications/Training: CPR/First Aid and Graston/Hawkgrips Technique
  • Special Interests: Orthopedic injuries, Sports medicine, Vestibular Rehabilitation, and Neurological deficits
  • Experience: Orthopedic rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Inpatient, Skilled Nursing, Post-surgical rehabilitation, college and high school level Athletic Training.
  • Personal Passions: Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Camping, Golfing, and Spending time with family and friends


Raven Reuter, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Education: Physical Therapist Assistant Degree from Southwest Tech in Fennimore, WI
  • Certifications/Training: CPR
  • Special Interests: Geriatrics
  • Experience: Inpatient Acute Care, Home Health Therapy, Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Personal Passions: Enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and being outdoors