Teresa has been a member of the Physical Therapy Associates team since 1994. Teresa has completed education through the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association, BioMechanical Services Orthotics, MyoPain Seminars Dry Needling, and other course work in order to remain current with the latest of technologies and skills in the field of physical therapy.
Teresa enjoys cycling, cross country skiing, and being involved in the community.
American Physical Therapy Association
Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association (Chair of Membership Committee 2000-2002)
The Ohio State University- BS (1985)
SPECIALTY / INTERESTS
General Orthopedic Conditions
Lower Extremity Biomechanics
Custom Molded Orthotics
Repetitive Strains (tendonitis, bursitis)
Post Operative Rehabilitation (such as total joints, rotator cuff)
Sharon joined Physical Therapy Associates in 1993 at which time she became a private practice owner. Sharon has completed education through the McKenzie institute, MyoPain Seminars Dry Needling, University of St. Louise Institute of Movement, as well as many other seminars every year to keep up on evidence based techniques and strategies in the field of Physical Therapy.
Sharon believes in first controlling the pain, restoring function with specific exercise instruction and finally functional return. She often times gets results far greater than the pt. expects.
Sharon is an active Wisconsin and American Physical Therapy Association member.
University of Wisconsin La Crosse- PT (1991)
General Orthopedic Conditions
Running/walking analysis related to foot/ankle/knee/hip mechanics
Shoulder rehab both operative and non-operative
Spine (Neck and Back) both operative and non-operative
Bryan began his career at Physical therapy Associates in 1994. He enjoys working with a wide variety of orthopedic conditions but has a special interest in treatment of the spine. He has attended continuing education courses at Michigan State Osteopathic School of Medicine specifically related to treatment of the spine with an emphasis on manual therapy and exercise prescription. Bryan has also attended a wide variety of other evidence-based continuing education courses related to the treatment and rehabilitation of general orthopedic conditions.
His general philosophy includes working with his patient to developed the appropriate plan of care with the goal of relieving pain and restoring the patient to their highest level of function.
Bryan has been a member of the APTA and WPTA since 1994
Northwestern University Medical School Physical Therapy Program – MPT (1993)
University of Wisconsin Lacrosse – Exercise Physiology – BS (1989)
Kim began working at Physical Therapy Associates in 2012. She has completed further education through Myopain Seminars Dry Needling, Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute, amongst a variety of other continuing education groups. She has worked very diligently to keep her treatment skills up to date and relevant in the fields of Orthopedic Rehab and Women’s Health.
Kim’s primary goal is always to afford every patient the skills to
contribute to their own healing and wellness. She is very hands on, and utilizes a variety manual techniques with most patients.
Kim is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and the Women’s Health subgroup within the American Physical Therapy Association.
University of Wisconsin Lacrosse – MPT in Physical Therapy (2006)
University of Minnesota Twin Cities – BS in Kinesiology (2003)
Dennis graduated from UW-Lacrosse in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. In 2008 he received the American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic Certified Specialist designation. He has a great deal of experience in the areas of spine, chronic pain, hand injuries, sports medicine and various manual therapies. He is extremely active with Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association. He is past district chair of the North Central district and is currently Vice President for WPTA as well as the chair for the Autonomous practice committee, focusing on PT direct access and the ordering of x-rays. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, scuba diving, motorcycling, biking and hiking.
Christin began working at Physical Therapy Associates in 2016. She continues to hone her treatment skills with additional training in aquatic therapy and manual therapy with Great Lakes Seminars. Formerly a personal trainer and SilverSneaker instructor in Waupaca for over 5 years, she returned to school in Lacrosse to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. Christin enjoys working with athletes, the older adult population and everyone in between.
Christin believes that establishing a good relationship with her clients is key. Together they can determine a treatment plan that will get the patients back to the activities they love. Very often, she will use a blend of manual techniques to relieve pain and improve mobility along with exercise to restore proper movement and function.
American Physical Therapy Association
Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association
Aquatic Therapy Subgroup
Western Technical College Lacrosse
Associates of Applied Science, Physical Therapy Assistant (2016)
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point- BS – Family and Consumer Science (2007)
Traci Tauferner graduated from UW-Oshkosh with her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training and Strength & Conditioning.
She provides companies with a proactive approach to wellness and injury prevention for their employees. She primarily works with tactical clients including law enforcement, paramedics, and firefighters. Traci is the head athletic trainer for Wisconsin Women’s U23 rugby and Mid-State Sisters of Skate roller derby. She is an enthusiastic advocate for several non-profit organizations in the Portage County community as serving others is a passion of hers. She is also a veteran of the Wisconsin Army National Guard.
Adam received his doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 2011. He completed an internship with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2010 with an emphasis on working with overhead athletes. He completed an orthopedic residency program through Specialized Physical Therapy Education in 2014 and in 2015 he obtained a clinical specialization in orthopedics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Adam’s clinical background is in generalized orthopedics/sports medicine with a special interest in rehabilitation of the shoulder, spine, and knee.
He is currently a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association. In addition he is also level II certified in trigger point dry needling through Kinetacore. He truly enjoys improving the quality of life for patients across the entire life span.
In his spare time Adam enjoys fishing, the outdoors, golf, volunteering at his church as a Sunday School teacher and board member, playing sand volleyball, watching the Brewers/Packers/Badgers, and spending time with his wife and family. Adam sees patients at the Iola location.