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.

Q&A with Beth

Why did you become a physical therapist?

I guess I’ve always had an interest in helping injured people.  My Mom said when I was a kid, I would drop what I was doing whenever a Band-Aid commercial was on the TV.

What can patients expect when they see you in the clinic?

With experience I have learned that there is often much more that contributes to a client’s injury and pain experience. I utilize a treatment approach that includes active listening and pain neuroscience education.

When you’re not working, what do you like to do for fun?

When I’m not working, I love to travel, hike, and spend time with my family and friends.

What are your favorite ways of staying healthy?

My favorite way to stay healthy is through diet and exercise.  I do my best to eat fruits and vegetables, but I love pasta and ice cream.  I believe most things can be healthy in moderation. I like to do a variety of exercises, but I most frequently walk, run, and do Yoga.

Where is your hometown?

Turtle Lake, WI

What is your favorite thing about living in Minnesota?

I love that it is so close to Wisconsin.