Jennifer Joslyn, DPT

Jennifer Joslyn DPT Saunders Maple Grove Clinic

Jennifer Joslyn DPT Saunders Maple Grove Clinic

Jennifer Joslyn, PT, DPT

Pelvic Health, Back and Neck Pain, General Orthopedics, Incontinence Treatment, Dry Needling

Clinic: Maple Grove; Bloomington

Education: 2017 Doctor of Physical Therapy from New York Medical College; 2014 B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago

Joined Saunders: 2021

Jennifer Joslyn, PT, DPT

Jennifer is accepting new patients in Bloomington and Maple Grove at this time. 

Jennifer is an experienced pelvic health specialist with vast experience treating orthopedic conditions in New York and Minnesota. In addition to her clinical expertise, Jennifer has contributed to multiple online publications, has been an invited pelvic health expert on the podcast, “Body, Brain & Pain”, and has collaborated on a mobile application to help patients with pelvic pain.

Her extensive continuing education background includes coursework through the Herman Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, functional dry needling, professional bike fitting, and pain neuroscience education. She is passionate about her work with general orthopedic conditions and pelvic health concerns for people of all genders.

In her spare time, Jenn loves to move! Her hobbies include long distance running, lifting weights, and exploring new hiking trails. Jenn also enjoys reading and spending quality time with family and friends. 

 

Ashlea Tecker, PTA

Ashlea Tecker PTA Bloomington Saunders Therapy Centers

Ashlea Tecker PTA Bloomington Saunders Therapy Centers

Ashlea Tecker, PTA

Industrial Rehabilitation

Clinic: Bloomington

Education: 2013 Bachelor’s of Science Degree University of South Dakota. 2020 AAS in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis

Joined Saunders: 2021

Ashlea Tecker, PTA

Ashlea joined Saunders in 2021 as a Physical Therapy Assistant in our Bloomington location. She received her BS from the University of South Dakota in 2013 and graduated in 2020 with her AAS in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis.

She enjoys meeting new clients and learning about the variety of jobs her clients perform while creating a specialized exercise program to closely simulate their job tasks.  She also enjoys working with them on their path to meeting their goals and becoming more functional.

In her spare time she enjoys riding bikes around the trails and lakes of MN, gardening, and just relaxing at home.

 

Jody Groebner PTA

Jody Groebner PTA

Jody Groebner PTA

Jody Groebner, PTA

Industrial Rehabilitation, Orthopedics

Clinic: Maple Grove

Education: B.S. in Marketing with Minor in Community Health – St. Cloud State; AAS from Rasmussen College

Joined Saunders: 2020

Jody Groebner, PTA

 

 

Jody has a B.S. degree in Marketing with a minor in Community Health. Her PTA experience includes working in Skilled Nursing Facilities, home care, and outpatient clinics, including pediatrics. Prior to becoming a PTA, Jody spent over 20 years in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, and taught a wide variety of group fitness classes including yoga.

Jody gets excited about helping people achieve their goals and live healthier lives through physical therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside as much as possible, enjoying hiking, biking, skiing, snow shoeing, and spending time on the lake paddle boarding or hanging out on the pontoon. 

 

Caroline Welch, PTA

Caroline Welch PTA

Caroline Welch, PTA

Industrial Rehabilitation

Clinic: Bloomington

Education: 2015 Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Baylor University. 2019 AAS in Physical Therapy from Anoka Ramsey Community College.

Joined Saunders: 2020

Caroline Welch, PTA

Caroline received her BS in Psychology from Baylor University in 2015 and her AAS in Physical Therapy from Anoka Ramsey Community College in 2019. She believes that, just as every client is different, so is every injury, and she enjoys finding new ways to improve quality of movement and function.

She enjoys learning about her clients’ line of work and creating exercise programs which specifically address the concerns of her clients. She believes small changes in movement can make a large impact and enjoys explaining proper body mechanics and muscle engagement to provide her clients with quality, individualized physical therapy.

In her free time she enjoys running around the city lakes, doing yoga, going to shows with friends, and exploring new restaurants and breweries in Minneapolis.

 

Megan Fritsch, OTR/L

Megan Fritsch, OTR/L

Megan Fritsch, OTR/L

Industrial Rehabilitation

Clinic: Saint Paul

Education: 2019 Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary University. 2013 Bachelor’s of Science degree from University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point – Pre-Occupational Therapy with minor in Psychology

Joined Saunders: 2020

Megan Fritsch, OTR/L

Megan obtained her Bachelor’s of Science degree from University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point in 2017 with her Pre-Occupational Therapy degree and minor in Psychology. She then went on to receive her Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary University in 2019. She is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Following her graduation, she relocated to Saint Paul, MN from Green Bay, WI.

Before working at Saunders, Megan’s background was mainly focused in inpatient rehabilitation with an emphasis in stroke care, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, and cancer care. She enjoys taking an empathetic and holistic based approach, with a focus on the client’s autonomy and function.

She enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and corgi in Green Bay, WI (Yes, go pack!). In her spare time, she also loves to golf, fish, and read.

 

Shannon Burrows, PT, MSc.

Shannon Burrows, PT, MSc.

Shannon Burrows, PT, MSc.

Back and Neck Pain, General Orthopedics, Headache Treatment, Sports Medicine, Temporomandibular Disorders

Clinic: Maple Grove

Education: 2003 Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto. 2001 Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo.

Joined Saunders: 2020

Shannon Burrows, PT, MSc.

Shannon is accepting new patients at this time.

Shannon obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 2001. She then went on to complete her Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2003. Following her graduation she relocated to Ann Arbor, Michigan where she enjoyed a successful Physical Therapy career focusing on providing outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine care.

She relocated to the Twin Cities with her husband in 2008. In addition to treating traditional orthopedic conditions, she also gained extensive experience helping patients with chronic conditions and persistent pain. 

In her free time she enjoys watching her children’s sporting events, exercising at her health club, doing yoga, and playing co-ed ice hockey.

 

Physical Therapy for Incontinence

Do you have difficulty with control of your bladder when you cough or sneeze? Does walking or running cause your bladder to leak? Do you feel you can barely make it to the bathroom on time? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Up to 20 million individuals struggle with incontinence. Incontinence is not a disease nor is it part of the normal aging process; rather is simply a symptom of an underlying condition. The good news is many people are helped through non-surgical conservative interventions.

People develop incontinence for many reasons including: pregnancy, menopause, prostate problems, and surgery. Incontinence may also be associated with many medical conditions including diabetes, stroke, and multiple sclerosis.

Common Types of Incontinence Include:

  • Stress Incontinence: When a small amount of urine is released with activities such as coughing, sneezing, walking or running.
  • Urge Incontinence: Urine is released because the urge to urinate comes suddenly and it is not possible to reach the bathroom in time.
  • Mixed Incontinence: A combination of urge and stress incontinence.
  • Fecal Incontinence: Poor rectal sensation or control resulting in loss of stool.

 

What can physical therapy do for you?

Saunders Therapy Centers offers specialty physical therapy to help people with incontinence. Our program incorporates simple, effective exercises which strengthen and restore balance to the neuromuscular system that supports the pelvic and/or prostate organs. In addition to exercise, biofeedback is sometimes used to help teach you the correct way to exercise the muscles of continence. This multi-faceted approach, along with behavior modification, typically yields significant improvement in 3-8 weeks for 80% of those seeking treatment, depending on severity.

Comprehensive Pelvic Health Care for All Genders

Jennifer Joslyn DPT working with patient
Are you struggling with a leaky bladder, bloating, painful intercourse, or other pain in the abdomen or pelvis? Many people don’t realize that physical therapy treatment is an option. The pelvic floor has many muscles and tendons, and is an integral part of the musculoskeletal system.

It provides vital support to your organs, back and hips. Too often, issues here go unrecognized during a traditional pelvic exam. Pelvic floor physical therapy involves a specialized evaluation that assesses the presence of internal muscle spasms, trigger points, or weakness. Pelvic floor treatment often achieves a major improvement in quality of life. At Saunders Therapy Centers, our physical therapists have had special training and they can help.

Everyone has a pelvic floor! We are an inclusive practice and we work with all genders.

Here are some of the many pelvic health issues we can help with at Saunders Therapy Centers:

  • Urinary incontinence, urgency or frequency
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Low and mid- back pain
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain
  • Sciatica (leg pain)
  • Pain with penetration or intercourse
  • Painful scars or adhesions
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Pain during and after pregnancy
  • Post-partum pain and dysfunction
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Prolapse
  • Vulvodynia

  • Coccyx (tailbone) pain
  • Vestibulitis
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Pain from endometriosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction
  • Pain Pre- and Post Prostate surgery
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Voiding Dysfunctions
  • Abdominal/groin/hip pain
  • CPPS (Chronic pelvic pain syndrome)
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexual health 

Pelvic Pain Conditions Treated

Painful Conditions Related to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction:

  • Low back and mid back pain
  • Sacroiliac (SI) pain
  • Pain with penetration or intercourse
  • Painful scars or adhesions
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Prolapse
  • Coccyx (tailbone) pain
  • Vestibulitis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Pain during and after pregnancy
  • Pain from endometriosis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Sexual health concerns
  • CPPS (Chronic pelvic pain syndrome)
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

What can physical therapy do for you?

Saunders Therapy Centers’ pelvic health specialists are skilled at evaluating the many different causes of your pelvic pain. Our program incorporates simple, effective exercises which strengthen or relax your pelvic floor muscles – this is highly variable and based on what YOUR body needs! Strengthening and restoring balance to the core musculature is often an important aspect to treatment. We also perform manual techniques as needed to restore balance to the neuromuscular system. All of these techniques help support your pelvic structures and return your system to more normal, pain-free function. This multi-faceted approach can be life-changing for many people.

Beth Riesterer, PT, DPT

Beth Riesterer DPT Saunders Therapy Centers

Beth Riester DPT Saunders Therapy Centers

Beth Riesterer, PT, DPT

Industrial Rehabilitation, Back and Neck Pain, Orthopedic and Sports

Clinic: Bloomington

Education: 1993 Kinesiology:Exercise and Movement Science; 2001 MS in Physical Therapy from University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2013 Doctor of Physical Therapy from Saint Scholastica

Joined Saunders: 2019

Beth Riesterer, PT, DPT

Beth obtained her bachelors’ degree in Kinesiology: Exercise and Movement Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998.  She received her master of science degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001 and her doctor of physical therapy degree at Saint Scholastica in 2013.

Prior to joining Saunders, Beth’s background includes working in orthopedics, chronic pain, and acute care.   She believes in empowering her patients to take an active role in the healing process.

In her free time, Beth enjoys traveling, running, yoga, and is an avid fan following the Wisconsin Badgers.