Jason Hokkanen, COTA/L

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Jason Hokkanen, COTA/L

Industrial Rehabilitation

Clinic: Maple Grove

Education: BS, Communication – University of Northwestern, St. Paul, 2008. Occupational Therapist Assistant – Anoka Technical College in 2016

Joined Saunders: 2016

Jason Hokkanen, COTA/L

Jason joined Saunders Therapy Centers in July, 2016.  He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication from University of Northwestern- St. Paul in 2008.  He received his Associate of Applied Science Degree Occupational Therapy Assistant from Anoka Technical College in May, 2016.  

Before working at Saunders, Jason had work experience in residential care, manufacturing, postal service, property management, and more.  His life experience brings a deeper level of knowledge and understanding to his industrial rehabilitation clients.  Jason pushes clients to achieve their best with humor, warmth, and creative job simulation ideas for complex job requirements.  

 

 

 

 

Morgan Anderson

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Morgan Anderson

Administration

Clinic: Bloomington, St. Paul, Maple Grove

Education: BS Health and Wellness, Biology, Psychology from University of Minnesota, 2009

Joined Saunders: 2016

Morgan Anderson

Morgan is our Assistant Practice Manager and leads the front and back office operations and clinic procedures at all three locations. She is proud to be a part of the dynamic Saunders Therapy care team.

Morgan joined Saunders Therapy in 2016 and has made many improvements to our administrative processes. In 2018 she initiated a successful transition to in-house billing to better serve our patients. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Wellness, Biology and Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2009. When not working she enjoys spending time with family, reading, and traveling.  

 

Becky Park, OTR/L

Becky Park, OTR/L

Industrial Rehabilitation

Clinic: Maple Grove

Education: BA Occupational Therapy, College of St. Catherine

Joined Saunders: 2017

Becky Park, OTR/L

Becky Park joined Saunders Therapy Centers in 2017.  She comes to us with a strong orthopedic background and over 20 years of experience in Occupational Therapy.  Becky received a BA in Occupational Therapy from the College of St. Catherine in 1997.

She has a special interest in working with clients with spinal pain and is an experienced practitioner of many manual therapy techniques, including Graston, muscle energy techniques, and myofascial release. She is particularly skilled in cognitive behavioral techniques, ergonomics, and functional training. Seeing her clients reach their maximum potential is why she loves her job. 

Becky and her husband have two boys.  They enjoy hockey, lacrosse, camping, and traveling.  

 

Deb Schield, PTA

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Deb Schield, PTA

Industrial Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy

Clinic: Bloomington

Education: BS Physical Education and Coaching, North Dakota State University; Associate of Applied Science degree from Saint Catherine University

Joined Saunders: 2016

 

Deb Schield, PTA

Deb joined Saunders Therapy Centers in 2016. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree for Physical Therapist Assistant from Saint Catherine University in 2015 . Prior to joining Saunders, Deb worked in several clinics, expanding her experience and knowledge in industrial rehabilitation and acute/sub acute orthopedics. Deb’s background before becoming a PTA includes a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Education and Coaching from North Dakota State University, certification in Personal Fitness Training from the American College of Sports Medicine, ACE and IDEA, and Masters work in Exercise Physiology from Michigan State University.

Deb’s enthusiasm, advocacy and strong patient care skills make her an essential part of the Saunders Therapy Centers’ Bloomington team. When she is not working, Deb enjoys traveling, trail biking, pickle ball, paddle boarding and healthy food adventures in the Twin Cities.

 

Tyler Zajic, PTA

Tyler Zajic, PTA

General Orthopedics, Industrial Rehabilitation

Clinic: St. Paul

Education: AAS in Physical Therapy Assisting from Tulsa Community College in 2005

Joined Saunders: 2006

Tyler Zajic, PTA

Tyler received his AAS Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting from Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma in 2005. He is also a national NETA certified personal trainer. Tyler is knowledgeable in injury prevention and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, with emphasis on orthopedic therapy. He plays an integral role in instructing clients how to maximize their functional development.

 

Robin Saunders, PT, MS, MBA

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Robin Saunders Ryan, PT, MS, MBA

Administration, Industrial Rehabilitation

Clinic: All Locations

Education: MS Physical Therapy from University of Indianapolis, 1986; MBA from St. Thomas University in 2005.

Started the Clinic: 1989

Robin Saunders Ryan, PT, MS, MBA

Robin is the owner of Saunders Therapy Centers and the original developer of its Work Hardening and Functional Capacity Evaluations. She has authored and contributed to many well known works, including Managing Low Back Pain, 3rd Edition, edited by Dr. William Kirkaldy-Willis and Dr. Charles Burton, (Churchill-Livingston 1992); Work Injury, edited by Susan Isernhagen (Aspen 1994); and Work Hardening, State of the Art, edited by Linda Ogden-Niemeyer (Slack 1991). She edited and coauthored the 4th edition of Evaluation, Treatment and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Part I: The Spine (The Saunders Group, Inc.)

She is the author of three books on worker rehabilitation: Industrial Rehabilitation—Techniques for Success, Functional Capacity Evaluation—The Saunders Method, and Back Pain and Activity—Striking the Right Balance. Additionally, she has co-authored two research papers on industrial rehabilitation and functional capacity evaluations, both published in Physical Therapy Journal, and is the author of several other articles in various publications.

Robin loves spending time with her husband and three adult daughters, traveling to warm places in the winter, and is constantly trying to improve her tennis game.

 

Amy Molzen Stuke, PT, FAAOMPT

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Amy Molzen Stuke, PT, FAAOMPT

Back and Neck Pain, General Orthopedics, Headache Treatment, Incontinence Treatment, Men’s Health, Myofascial, Craniosacral and Visceral Treatment,  Sports Medicine,  Women’s Health

Clinic: Bloomington

Education: Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in 1993.

Joined Saunders: 1995

Amy Molzen Stuke, PT, FAAOMPT

Amy is a specialist in manual therapy, with a Certification in Orthopedic Medicine for the spine and extremities from the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM), a Masters in Orthopedic Manual Therapy from the IAOM, and is fellowship trained in orthopedic manual therapy (FAAOMPT). She is considered an expert in orthopedic evaluation and treatment and has taught manual therapy courses around the country on differential diagnosis of musculoskeletal afflictions.

Amy also has post graduate training in myofascial release from John Barnes, visceral and neural manipulation from the Barrel Institute, incontinence and pelvic pain therapy from Janet Hulme and Herman/Wallace, energy healing from the INEH, and spinal stabilization from Gwen Jull and IAOM.

Amy brings an eclectic and intuitive approach to physical therapy that extends beyond traditional orthopedic care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martha Bronniche

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Martha Bronniche

Administration

Clinic: Bloomington

Martha Bronniche

Martha has run the Bloomington office’s front desk for 24 years. As part of our office team she will assist you with scheduling appointments and help answer any of your concerns. Martha will verify your physical therapy benefits and communicate with your insurance adjuster before your first visit. Behind the scenes, she performs a myriad of tasks that keep things running smoothly. Martha also enjoys volunteering at her church, riding bike, traveling, and cooking for her family and friends.

 

Laura Alexander

Laura Alexander

Laura Alexander

Laura Alexander

Administration

Clinic: Maple Grove

Joined Saunders: 2019

Laura Alexander

Laura comes to Saunders with an extensive medical background in health information, registration, and scheduling. She loves working with patients and getting to know them throughout their journey here.

Outside of work, Laura and her husband keep very busy with their 3 daughters. They enjoy traveling, camping, sports, and movies.

 

Kelly Severson

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Kelly Severson

Administration

Clinic: Bloomington

Joined Saunders: 2002

Kelly Severson

Kelly has been a part of the Saunders family for over 17 years. She looks forward to coming into work each day knowing she’ll be working with a tremendous team. Kelly is very knowledgeable about services and staff and can answer any questions you may have.

She enjoys helping in a variety of aspects of the clinic. She strives to ensure every visit at Saunders is a positive and welcoming experience. She is there to help, always with a smile of course! When not at Saunders she enjoys spending time with her family, reading a variety of books, and continuing her education in health and wellness.