Eau Claire


Physical Therapists

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Darrin Schober

Darrin Schober

MS, PT Physical Therapist

Started at Optimum Therapies:

January, 2001

Specialty / Areas of Interest:

Spinal Care | Manual Therapy| General Orthopedics | Dry Needling | Pilates

Education:

Bachelor of Science
Grand Valley State, Lansing, MI

Master of Health Science in Physical Therapy
Lansing, MI

Certifications:

Extensive Osteopathic Manual Training
Certified Pilates Teacher/Trainer
Licensed Massage Therapist

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Andrew Strope

Andrew Strope

PT, DPT, OCS Doctor of Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

Started at Optimum Therapies:

March, 2006

Specialty/ Interest:

Orthopedics | Spine Rehab | Vestibular & Balance Problems | Manual Medicine | Sports Medicine

Education:

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Regis University, Denver, CO

Master of Physical Therapy
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Bachelor of Science
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI

Certifications:

Certified Clinical Instructor (CCI)
Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

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Kate Todd

Kate Todd

PT, DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy

Started at Optimum Therapies:

June, 2016

Specialty/Interest:

Orthopedics

Education:

Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Certifications:

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Kevan LaPorte

Kevan LaPorte

PT, DPT, OCS Doctor of Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

Started at Optimum Therapies:

December 2017

Specialty/Interest:

Outpatient Orthopedics | Sports Rehabilitation | Injury Prevention | Pilates | Manual Therapy

Education:

Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Certifications:
Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
ATC, Graston M1 technique
TRX level 1 instructor

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Jennifer Kirby

Jennifer Kirby

PT, DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy

Started at Optimum Therapies:

September, 2019

Specialty /Interest:

Manual Therapy | General Orthopedics

Education:

Doctorate of Physical Therapy
A.T. Still University, Mesa AZ

Bachelor of Athletic Training 
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix AZ

Certifications:

Certified Clinical instructor (CCI)

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Sally Mastin

Sally Mastin

PTA - Physical Therapist Assistant

Started at Optimum Therapies:

May, 2011

Specialty / Interest:

Orthopedic Dx and Spinal Conditions | Aquatic Therapy | Running Issues

Education:

BS Degree Psychology
University LaCrosse | LaCrosse, WI

Associates of Applied Science | Physical Therapist Assistant
NWTC | Green Bay, WI

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Brittany Myren

Brittany Myren

PTA - Physical Therapist Assistant

Started at Optimum Therapies:

July, 2019

Specialty / Interest:

Orthopedic | Postpartum Care | Manual Therapy | Sports Rehabilitation | Injury Prevention | Nutrition

Education:

Associate of Applied Science | Physical Therapist Assistant
CVTC | Eau Claire, WI

Certifications:

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
AFPA Nutrition & Wellness Consultant

Personal Trainers

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Julie Schober

Julie Schober

NSCA - Certified Personal Trainer

Started at Optimum Therapies:

May, 2008

Specialty / Interest:

Pilates Training | TRX

Education:

Bachelor of Science
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI

Certifications:

TRX Level I & Level II
Certified Pilates Trainer
National Strength & Conditioning Association - Certified Personal Trainer

Athletic Trainers

Massage Therapists

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Tammy Goldsmith

Tammy Goldsmith

LMT, NCTMB Licensed Massage Therapist

Started at Optimum Therapies:

July, 2009

Specialty/ Interest:

Acupressure | Reflexology | Oncology Massage

Education:

Certified Medical Assistant
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI

Licensed Massage Therapist
PHD Academy

Certifications:

Whole-Person Care: Supporting People Affected by Cancer through Massage & Bodywork | Efrat Livny

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Emily Novak

Emily Novak

LMT Licensed Massage Therapist

Started at Optimum Therapies:

July, 2014

Specialty/Interest:

Deep Tissue | Myofascial Release | Craniosacral/Energy Work | Hot Stone & Essential Oils

Education:

Licensed Massage Therapist
Globe University, Eau Claire, WI 2013-2014

Certified Nursing Assistant
Chippewa Valley Technical College 2012

Studio Instructors

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Julie Schober

Julie Schober

NSCA - Certified Personal Trainer

Administrative Staff

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Christine Nehls

Christine Nehls

Billing/AR Specialist

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Liz Bergeron

Liz Bergeron

Billing/AR Specialist

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Dawn Bohlinger

Dawn Bohlinger

Human Resources Director

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Sue Drake

Sue Drake

Medical Billing Specialist/Insurance

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Jodi Dresen

Jodi Dresen

Revenue Cycle Management Director

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Jenny Glassbrenner

Jenny Glassbrenner

Administrative Assistant

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Deb Heath

Deb Heath

Transcriptionist

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Tasha House

Tasha House


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Lori Nerem

Lori Nerem

Marketing Director

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Savannah Spear

Savannah Spear

Patient Care Coordinator

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Amanda Starks

Amanda Starks

Patient Care Coordinator

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Michelle Stowe

Michelle Stowe

Operations Director

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Mary Traynor

Mary Traynor

Administrative Assistant

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Elizabeth Wille

Elizabeth Wille

Patient Care Coordinator

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Karen Zeman

Karen Zeman

Transcriptionist

Menomonie


Physical Therapists

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Kim Schmugge

Kim Schmugge

PT, DPT, OCS Doctor of Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

Started at Optimum Therapies:

September, 2012

Specialty/Areas of Interest:

Orthopedics | Shoulder Problems | Sports Medicine

Education:

Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Bachelor of Science, Biology
Iowa State University, Ames IA

Certifications:

ABPTS - Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
APTA Certified Clinical Instructor

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Sally Mastin

Sally Mastin

PTA - Physical Therapist Assistant

Started at Optimum Therapies:

May, 2011

Specialty / Interest:

Orthopedic Dx and Spinal Conditions | Aquatic Therapy | Running Issues

Education:

BS Degree Psychology
University LaCrosse | LaCrosse, WI

Associates of Applied Science | Physical Therapist Assistant
NWTC | Green Bay, WI

Personal Trainers

Athletic Trainers

Massage Therapists

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Micheal Dennee

Micheal Dennee

LMT Licensed Massage Therapist

Started at Optimum Therapies:

September, 2018

Specialty/ Interest:

Pain Relief I Deep Tissue | Medical Massage | People with Alzheimer's | Myofascial Release | Children with Autism I Pregnancy Massage I Elderly Massage I Sports Massage I Restful and Rejuvenating Massage

Education:

The Baltimore School of Massage (changed name to The Cortiva Institute) Baltimore, MD

Certifications:

Certification for AED & CPR

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Kayla Johnson

Kayla Johnson

LMT Licensed Massage Therapist

Started at Optimum Therapies:

Returned to Optimum Therapies March, 2016

Specialty/Areas of Interest:

Cupping Therapy

Education:

Licensed Massage Therapist

Studio Instructors

Administrative Staff

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Dena Novotny

Dena Novotny

Patient Care Coordinator

Rice Lake


Physical Therapists

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Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Physical Therapist

Started at Optimum Therapies:

December, 2017

Specialty/Areas of Interest:

Sports Rehabilitation | Orthopedics | Industrial Medicine and Rehabilitation | Vestibular Rehabilitation

Education:

Bachelors of Physical Therapy
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Bachelors of Science in Natural Science/Biology
Minor in Athletic Training
St. John's University, Collegeville, MN

Certifications:

Certified Industrial Rehab Specialists
Certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation

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Drew Olson

Drew Olson

PT, DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy

Started at Optimum Therapies:

May, 2020

Specialty/ Interest:

Manual Therapy | General Orthopedics 

Education:

Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Mary, Bismarck, ND

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biology
The College of St Scholastica, Duluth, MN

Certifications:

 

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Andrea Elwood

Andrea Elwood

PTA - Physical Therapist Assistant

Started at Optimum Therapies:

December, 2018

Specialty /Interest:

Running and sports related injuries | Injury Prevention and Employment Testing | Aquatic Physical Therapy | Parkinson Disease

Education:

Associates Of Science Degree - Physical Therapist Assistant
Chippewa Valley Technical College

Certifications:

LSVT BIG certified clinician

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Brittany Myren

Brittany Myren

PTA - Physical Therapist Assistant

Started at Optimum Therapies:

July, 2019

Specialty / Interest:

Orthopedic | Postpartum Care | Manual Therapy | Sports Rehabilitation | Injury Prevention | Nutrition

Education:

Associate of Applied Science | Physical Therapist Assistant
CVTC | Eau Claire, WI

Certifications:

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
AFPA Nutrition & Wellness Consultant

 

Personal Trainers

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Peggy Kohler

Peggy Kohler

Personal Trainer

Athletic Trainers

Massage Therapists

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Shauna Vojtasek

Shauna Vojtasek

LMT Licensed Massage Therapist

Started at Optimum Therapies:

August 2020

Specialty/Areas of Interest:

Deep Tissue | Trigger Point | Myofascial Release | Lymph Drainage | Sports Massage | Swedish | Oncology

Education:

Associate of Applied Science - Massage Therapy
Globe University, Woodbury, MN
Oncology Certification

Certifications:

National Massage Certification
Wisconsin Massage License 
Oncology Certification
CPR Certification

Studio Instructors

Administrative Staff

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Stacie Fostveldt

Stacie Fostveldt

Clinic Coordinator

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Peggy Kohler

Peggy Kohler

Physical Therapy Technician

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Anita Soley

Anita Soley

Patient Care Coordinator