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Physical Therapy Staff

Tim Kortbein, Physical Therapist-CEAS (Dept Director)
Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy – University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Certification / Specialty: Certificate in Health Care Management, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS)

Elizabeth Bender, Physical Therapist-MSPT, ATC, CSCS
Master of Science: Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Bachelor of Science: Athletic Training, University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
Certification / Specialty: Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Christine Capaul, Physical Therapist Assistant
Associate Degree – Western Technical College

Gnewikow Whitney
Whitney Gnewikow, Physical Therapist-DPT, ATC
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Bachelor of Science: Athletic Training, University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse
Certification / Specialty: Vestibular Therapy, Certified Athletic Trainer


Denelle Knobloch, Physical Therapist-DPT
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin –La Crosse
Bachelor of Science Exercise Science-Worksite Health Promotion, Winona State University

Kris Lawson
Kris Lawson, Physical Therapist-PT, Cert. MDT
Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy –University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Bachelor of Science: Physical Education-Eastern Illinois University
Master of Science: Gerontology / Exercise Science – Eastern Illinois University
Certifications: Certified MDT (Mechanical diagnosis and therapy of the spine), Certified WorkWell FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluations), Prework screening, job analysis, Certified Occupro Work Conditioning
Specialties: orthopedics, workers' compensation injuries, ergonomics, aquatic therapy, vestibular rehabilitation

Michelle Losby
Michelle Losby, Physical Therapist-DPT
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin –La Crosse
Bachelor of Science: Human Movement Science – Winona State University
Special Interests: Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Neurologic Conditions

Kal Marx, Physical Therapist Assistant
Associate Degree – Western Technical College
Specialties: Inpatient, outpatient and pediatrics

Donna Nelson, Physical Therapist
Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

Carrie Rowan, Physical Therapist-DPT
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Jessica Vecchioni, Physical Therapist- MSPT, CLT
Master of Science: Physical Therapy, University Wisconsin – LaCrosse
Certification: Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)
Specialties: Pediatrics, Wound Care

Emily Wall, Physical Therapist- MSPT
Master of Science: Physical Therapy, University Wisconsin – LaCrosse
Certification: Vestibular Certification - Emory University
Specialties: Women's Health, Urinary Incontinence, Vestibular and Balance Therapy

Erica Willadsen
Erica Willadsen, Physical Therapist -DPT
Doctorate of Physical Therapy: UW-La Crosse
Bachelor of Science: Sports Science & Leadership – Viterbo University
Special Health Interests: Orthopedics, Preventative Health Care and Injury Prevention, Pediatrics, Vestibular Therapy.