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 2013 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, Incontinence Treatment, Pelvic Health, 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 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.

 

Beth Riesterer, PT, DPT

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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. 

 

Ethan Capers, PT, DPT

Ethan Capers DPT Saunders Therapy Centers

Ethan Capers DPT Saunders Therapy Centers

Ethan Capers, PT, DPT

Industrial Rehabilitation, Back and Neck Pain, Orthopedic and Sports, Running Program,

Clinic: St. Paul

Education: 2019 Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Minnesota

Joined Saunders: 2019

Ethan Capers, PT, DPT

Ethan has a varied background in martial arts, professional music, executive protection, and exercise and fitness. He is passionate about industrial rehabilitation, particularly working with tactical athletes (military, law enforcement, EMS/Fire) and has worked extensively with them in his other careers. 

He holds certifications in Sports Medicine Suspension Training through TRX and Battling ropes. His background in Kinesiology and martial arts experience provides a strong basis for detailed movement analysis. He is an avid runner and functional athlete with a passion for health promotion.

Ethan supports a holistic approach to rehabilitation and is both honored and excited to be a part of the team here to serve at Saunders.

 

Cole Burns, OTR/L

Cole Burns OTR/L Saunders Therapy Centers

Cole Burns OTR/L Saunders Therapy Centers

Cole Burns, OTR/L

Industrial Rehabilitation

Clinic: Bloomington

Education: MS Occupational Therapy, University of New Mexico

Joined Saunders: 2019

Cole Burns, OTR/L

Cole received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University in 2015. He then attained a Master of Occupational Therapy degree at the University of New Mexico in 2018.

Before working at Saunders, Cole had work experience in kitchens and restaurants, construction, writing tutoring, dispatching, customer service, and more. He has lived in multiple cities and has played music across the country as a touring musician. Cole’s life experiences bring a deep level of knowledge and empathy to his industrial rehabilitation and functional capacity evaluation clients.

 Outside of work Cole loves to spend time with his family, create and listen to music and podcasts, ski, snowboard, and play various competitive games and sports.

 

Stacy Gonzalez, PTA

Stacy Gonzalez, PTA

Industrial Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy

Clinic: St. Paul

Education: AAS Physical Therapy Assistant, Pima Medical Institute

Joined Saunders: 2019

 

Stacy Gonzalez, PTA

Stacy received her AAS Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting from Pima Medical Institute in Mesa, Arizona in 2014. Prior to joining Saunders, Stacy’s background includes working in chronic pain, acute care, and specializing in spinal disorders.

She enjoys meeting new clients and discovering how she can best help each individual improve their quality of life and maximize their function. She believes that if clients have confidence in her, they can work together to develop a plan to meet their goals.

In her free time, Stacy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, cooking, and is always on board to check out the local food hot spot.

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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.  

 

 

 

 

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.