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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
  • functional capacity evaluations
  • 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.
  • Experience: PTA at southwest Health Center for over 15 years. Inpatients, outpatients, cardiac rehab, 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 Langel 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.

Shelly Hampton
PT,  DPT, CLT

  • Physical Therapist 
  • Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA.
  • Certification/Training:CPR, lymphedema, certified credentialing instructor, balance dysfunction, progressive resistance training, LSVT Big Certified
  • Special Interests: Geriatrics, balance dysfunction, gait analysis, fall prevention, joint replacements, lymphedema
  • Experience: Geriatric population in the transitional care, outpatient, and home health setting. Works with a variety of conditions associated with geriatric rehabilitation including orthopedic, cardiac, and neurological rehabilitation. Specializes in gait analysis, proprioceptive training, and fall prevention.
  • Personal Passions: Shelly enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her favorite activities include golfing, cooking, UTV rides, and hunting. She is an avid Wisconsin sports fan, and enjoys attending live events.

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
  • 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.