Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab
Our licensed and experienced physical therapists will examine, diagnose, and treat your pain or condition using the innovative DMR Method. Our physical therapy clinic is designed to treat patients of all ages with pain, lack of mobility, medical issues and more. Whatever the cause – injury, illness or disability – we are prepared to restore function, reduce pain, enhance mobility and much more.
If you are suffering from chronic wear and tear on your joints, recovering from surgery, have sustained a sports injury, have an injury from an accident, noticed stiffness in your muscles or joints, look no further.
Physical Therapy can contribute to your recovery and enhance performance by:
- Rehabilitating and preventing injuries
- Addressing loss of mobility
- Restoring proper alignment statically and dynamically
- Emphasizing stability with return to physical activities and sports
- Extending the overall life of your physical and athletic ability
Our holistic approach to healthcare makes us more than just your physical therapy clinic. If your treatment or recovery program extends beyond physical therapy, we are prepared to provide the help you need. In our hands you will get a team of specialists, concerned with your overall health and wellbeing. We take pride in being a “go-to” physical therapy team for many families, athletes, and professionals.
What Can Physical Therapy Help With?
- Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction
- Enhance physical and functional wellness
- Restore, maintain and promote optimal physical function, optimal wellness, fitness and quality of life, as it relates to movement and health
- Prevent the onset, symptoms and progression of impairments, functional limitations and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions and injuries
What Our Physical Therapy Team Offers:
- World class board certified physical therapists, doctors of physical therapy, physical therapy assistants, manual therapy specialists and athletic trainers.
- Flexible hours, same day appointments, accommodating support staff
- Evidence-based Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation
- Emphasis on hands-on care with active rehabilitation
- Advanced nonsurgical DMR Method evaluation and treatment
- Latest techniques in manual therapy and a specific form of manual therapy (DMT) developed by the DMR Method physical therapy team
- Facility including Complete Cybex® fitness center and Pilates/Reformer equipment
- Cold Laser for tissue healing and Game Ready of inflammation/swelling management
- Applications sports taping/kinesiotaping
- Sport court for sports/dance rehab
- On site and mobile sports rehab equipment
- Post-surgical rehab for total joint replacements, rotator cuff, and ACL repair
- Pediatric rehab (orthopedic and neurological disorders)
Our Physical Therapy Team
Kelie Davis, Physical Therapist Department Director
Kelie Davis was born and raised in Delano, MN. After high school she pursued her bachelor degree from the University of North Dakota in athletic training. She went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota in 2006. After graduation, Kelie worked as a therapist in an integrative clinic similar to Hopkins Health and Wellness Center, working closely with Chiropractors and massage therapists to create well rounded rehabilitation programs for all patients. Kelie loves being a Physical Therapist because she gets to help people improve their symptoms, improve their fitness, and improve their overall well-being.
Kelie and her husband live in Osseo, MN with their two children. When Kelie is not at work she loves spending time outdoors biking and running, which helps her train for triathlons. Unfortunately, Minnesota summers are short, so in the winter Kelie spends a great deal of time scrapbooking.
J.A. Schwartz, Physical Therapist
J.A. Schwartz manages the physical therapy department at Hopkins Health and Wellness Center. He has over 20 years of experience as a physical therapist working in outpatient orthopedic care. He specializes in manual therapy, with advanced training in shoulder care and throwing mechanics, lumbar, sacral and SI dysfunctions, sports medicine, post-surgical rehab, women’s health, and pre- and post-natal physical therapy. J.A. is also skilled in craniosacral therapies and myofascial release techniques.
J.A. has managed PT clinics since 1994, and he has practiced in Minnesota since 1997. He has attended orthopedic surgeries and observed spine interventions such as radio frequency ablations and epidural injections. J.A. has been a featured speaker at continuing education courses, has lectured extensively on obstetrical physical therapy programs, and has written multiple articles for professional journals.
J.A.’s straightforward teaching style helps patients better understand the nature of their condition as well as the recommended interventions. Honoring patients is the core of J.A.’s practice philosophy; he listens attentively to ensure that he clearly understands every individual’s concerns and expectations.
J.A. has been married to his wife Joyce, a Physical Therapist Assistant, since 1996. They have two teenage children. J.A.’s interests include coaching sports, writing and doing radio voice-over work.
Trevor Northagen, Physical Therapist
Trevor Northagen received his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2012 from the University of North Dakota. Trevor’s affiliations include a neurological affiliation during which he worked mainly with CVA patients and two outpatient orthopedic clinics. He has worked with a variety of patients, including a large number of patients experiencing back pain and joint replacement. Trevor is experienced in MDT and Sahrmann techniques, as well as ASTYM/Graston technique, to effectively treat back pain on patients.
Trevor enjoys a challenge when it comes to his job. He is interested in the minimalist running population, enjoys working with patients experiencing back pain, and is skilled in providing the tools to help patients with knee pain regain their mobility.
In his free time, Trevor likes to go Crossfitting, officiate and play hockey, play cards, read, and spend time with his wife, Sarah.
Kellie Stebe, Physical Therapist
After earning her undergraduate and graduate degrees at The College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, Kellie Stebe spent the next two years gaining valuable experience at integrated care clinics. She worked collaboratively with chiropractors, massage therapists, and other physical therapists to design and carry out customized rehab programs for patients. Kellie loves being a physical therapist because she makes a positive impact in the lives of her patients by helping them improve their health and well-being.
Born and raised in Cook, MN, Kellie hasn’t strayed far from her small-town roots; she now lives in Monticello with her husband, daughter, and three dogs. Kellie enjoys spending time hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, camping, and hanging out with friends and family.
Elissa Cohen, Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Elissa grew up on a farm in Owatonna, Minnesota and attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa where she swam competitively all four years while working on her bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then attended physical therapy school at University of Wisconsin La Crosse.
Elissa is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and is KinetaCore trained for Dry Needling. She is currently training in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition and is trained in Selective Functional Movement Assessments. Elissa is passionate about health and wellness, and incorporating wellness lifestyle strategies into her own life as well as her treatment plans for her patients.
Kurt Peterson, Physical Therapy Assistant
Kurt completed his Associates Degree to practice as a Physical Therapist Assistant in May of 2016 from Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN.
Kurt moved to the Twin Cities upon graduation and immediately started his career in Physical Therapy at Hopkins Health and Wellness. He enjoys working with a team of Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and Massage Therapists to provide a non-surgical approach to many neck and low back pain issues. He had worked in the healthcare field for 7 years with patients who had developmental disabilities prior to becoming a Physical Therapy Assistant. Being able to help patient’s every day and better their lives, fueled his drive to become a Physical Therapist Assistant.
In his free time, Kurt enjoys spending time with his wife traveling, biking, fishing, golfing, and snowboarding to stay active and taking in all the seasons Minnesota has to offer.
Joy Shrunk, Physical Therapy Assistant
Born and raised in Shakopee, Joy completed her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at the College of Saint Benedict, and then traveled to the Czech Republic where she earned her certification to teach English as a foreign language. Upon returning to the U.S., Joy moved to the Pacific Northwest where she became interested in Physical Therapy after sustaining a knee injury playing hockey. Joy received her PTA degree from Anoka Ramsey Community College. Joy enjoys working at Hopkins Health and Wellness Center where she is able to combine her loves of teaching and physical therapy with the interdisciplinary approach of the DMR Method.
Joy lives in Savage, MN. In her free time, she enjoys playing hockey ( Go Wild!!), hiking, camping, reading and traveling with her wife.
Dustyn O’Connor, LMT
Dustyn O’Connor is a licensed Massage Therapist who graduated in December of 2015 from CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School & Clinic in St. Louis Park.
After a short stint working in other massage therapy fields, he found his place at Hopkins Health & Wellness Center in the Physical Therapy
Department. Dustyn was drawn to HHWC because of the way that the DMR method focuses on the patient as a whole. He also likes the close role that the Massage Therapists have with the Physical Therapists. Dustyn feels that working with the HHWC team is an educational experience that inspires him to further his manual manipulation skills in tendons and ligaments.
Outside of work, Dustyn enjoys having an active lifestyle attending festivals, concerts, biking, hiking, and camping. He also loves dressing up for the Renaissance Festival, Halloween as well as different conventions.
Katlyn Lastine, CMT
Katlyn Lastine earned her Massage Therapy certificate from Aveda Institute Minneapolis in 2017. She is planning to further her education into a Physical Therapist Assistant.
Katlyn was born and raised in Hanska, Minnesota which is in Southern Minnesota. She became interested in the health care field as she always had a passion for helping others by making them feel good about themselves and their bodies in a healthy and holistic way.
In her spare time, you find Katlyn attending any sporting events she can get her hands on, spending time with her family and friends, or simply hanging out with her three dogs and cat.
Sandra Conde, CMT
Sandra Conde, CMT graduated from CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School & Clinic in St. Louis Park MN. She specializes in Sports and Therapeutic massage, Trigger Point release, stretching, and is also a certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner. Sandra has been practicing massage for over 6 years. Sandra’s knowledge of the human anatomy combined with a hands-on approach gives her insight into what tissues and muscles are being affected.
Sandra’s knowledge of sports came from her younger years as an athlete. She has participated in a variety of sports, but running has remained her passion. She was a collegiate runner; running with some of the top athletes in the nation. She has a lot of respect for those in collegiate and elite sports.
Aside from work, Sandra stays active by participating in various sports and traveling on adventures with her 2 kids. She even likes to give her kids a routine/recovery massage when they beg her for it.
Naomi Pierre, CMT
Naomi Pierre is passionate about helping people heal in mind, body, soul, and spirit through the healing touch of massage therapy.
Naomi is certified in Neuromuscular Therapy and Myofascial Release techniques through Judith Walker DeLaney’s NMT Center (St. Petersburg, FL) and graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University (Bloomington, MN). Under the guidance of skilled instructors at NWHSU, Naomi learned the art of Clinical, Western Style Swedish Relaxation, Oncology, and Geriatric massage therapy techniques. She enjoys working with people who suffer from migraine headaches, TMJ syndrome, whiplash, shoulder and rotator cuff injuries, as well as hip discomfort and sciatica pain.
When not working with patients and clients, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, long-distance running, event photography, and cooking.
Ralph Smith, CMT
As a USA Diving coach for over 30 years, personal trainer, and health club manager, Ralph has the knowledge of sports, and training necessary to provide exceptional massage therapy for athletes and individuals of all types. His in-depth understanding of the body gives him an insider’s insight as to what each individual needs for sports readiness, rehabilitation, and preventative bodywork.
Ralph is a two-time World Record Holder in the sport of diving at a Master’s level. Having over 20 Master’s National Championship Gold medals and several World titles to his name, he combines his years of experience with a deep knowledge of sports performance and training to provide unmatched therapeutic massage.
Ralph received his degree in massage therapy at CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu School and has advanced training and experience in kinesiology, anatomy, trigger point therapy, Swedish massage, and reflexology. With a blend of clinical practice working with physical therapists, chiropractors, and allied medical providers, as well as extensive experience in providing therapeutic massage, Ralph has an amazing skill set to help each patient with their individual needs. The only thing more impressive than his background and experience is his compassion for his patients and his ability to connect with each of them in a personal and professional way.
Ralph is a member of the ABMP, a professional massage organization and has been a member of the Hopkins Health and Wellness Center and DMR Clinic team since October 2015.