Our therapists work toward your specific goals through education, exercise, and body mechanics. We use manual techniques to increase mobility, decrease pain and modalities such as ultrasound, ASTYM, traction, etc.
Shawn has been the CEO, Physical Therapist, and Athletic Trainer of OSPTI for over 14 years. As a physical therapist she enjoys the variety of patients and the community support she receives from being in the Breckenridge-Wahpeton Community. Shawn received her graduate degree in PT from the College of St. Scholastica in 1999 and her BA from St. Cloud State University in Biomedical Science, Sports Medicine/Athletic Training. She had several years of orthopedic, sports, and neuro work experience throughout MN/ND/SD prior to opening OSPTI. Shawn and her husband Chris own and operate OSPTI and live in Breckenridge with their three children. They enjoy time together participating in the activities throughout the twin towns and their time at the lakes.
Kim, a Physical Therapy Assistant, has been with OSPTI since 2003. She graduated from Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD with an Associates of Applied Science Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Her interests include: orthopedics, back rehab with training in the Pilates method for core strengthening, geriatrics and pediatrics. Kim is certified in the LVST BIG program, a program specialized in treating patients with Parkinson's Disease. She lives in Breckenridge with her husband and two daughters.
Becky grew up in Wahpeton and graduated with her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 2001. She received her certification in lymphedema and edema management in 2002 from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies, and is certified in the LSVT BIG program for patients with Parkinson's Disease. Becky has worked in outpatient orthopedics for most of her career, including Altru's Rehabilitation Center in Grand Forks and Essentia Health in West Fargo, ND prior to joining the OSPTI team in 2012. Becky enjoys helping to serve patients in her home community, and lives in Wahpeton with her husband and two children.
Rizzi is currently a Physical Therapy Assistant. She graduated from Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN in May 2009 with an Associates of Applied Science as a Physical Therapy Assistant. She has worked with Courage Duluth and at the Inline Skating Marathon in Duluth, MN as a medical staff volunteer. Her therapy interests consist of Orthopedics and Sport Medicine. Rizzi also specializes in Postural Restoration and Strain-Counterstrain techniques. She has an interest in sports including volleyball, basketball, biking, swimming and half marathons. She lives in Wahpeton with her husband and 2 children.
Tera graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2005 with a Doctorate in Physical therapy. As a former collegiate volleyball player and current coach, she has a special interest in Sports Medicine. Tera has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient rehab, outpatient orthopedics, nursing home and home health. Tera's work experience includes Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, AZ; Spooner Physical Therapy in Phoenix, AZ; OSI Physical Therapy in the Twin Cities, and Altru Health System in Grand Forks prior to coming to work for OSPTI. Tera enjoys working in rural ND where she is able to treat patients throughout their lifespan. Tera lives in Hankinson, ND with her husband, son and daughter.
Stacie is an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She is originally from Breckenridge, and graduated from North Dakota State College of Science, in Wahpeton in 2012 with an Associates in Applied Science as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Her clinical experience included Moorhead Public Schools and St. Catherine's Living Center, Wahpeton. Stacie also worked at OSPTI as a therapy aide before joining the OSPTI therapy team. Her interests include: pediatrics, orthopedics and worksite wellness. She currently lives in Breckenridge with her husband and two sons.
Alison is an Occupational Therapist, she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Masters of Science in 2002, with an undergraduate degree in biology from Luther College in Iowa in 1999. Her area of focus throughout her career has been in pediatrics. Work experience includes Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, Park Nicollet Clinics- Pediatric Rehabilitation, in Burnsville, MN and Fraser School in Richfield, MN. Areas of interest in therapy include sensory integration, working on fine motor skills, social skills, feeding, and early intervention for children showing delays in typical development. Alison is excited to expand the pediatric OT program at OSPTI. Alison lives in Wyndmere, ND with her husband and three children.
Desiree Wildeman has a Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. Her previous work experience includes outpatient pediatrics at Pediatric Therapy Partners in Fargo, ND and past clinical experience at Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital in Ely, MN. She has an interest in orthopedics, work site wellness, and pediatrics. Desiree lives in Wahpeton with her husband and two daughters.
Kelsey Wienbar is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She has experience working with patients of all ages. Kelsey enjoys spending time with her family and summer weekends at Ottertail Lake. She lives in Breckenridge with her husband and children.
Tori recently graduated from NDSCS in 2016 as a COTA. She completed her fieldworks at Beyond Boundaries in Fargo working with pediatrics, and Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls working with geriatric/physical disabilities. She enjoys spending my free time with friends and family, fishing, shopping, and weekends at the lake. Tori recently moved into a house in Breckenridge with her boyfriend Tyler and their black lab Drake.
Tyler grew up in Fargo, ND where he graduated from Fargo South High School in 2008. He attended NDSU and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences. Tyler graduated from North Dakota's newest Physical Therapy program at the University of Jamestown in May, 2017. Tyler enjoys working with people of all ages, with some special interests including sports rehab and general orthopedics. Tyler enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially at the lakes during the summertime. Before beginning his college education, he spent 2 years playing Junior A hockey, in both Winkler, Manitoba and Rochester, MN. He participates in men's/adult leagues including hockey, softball and volleyball. Other hobbies include golf, fishing, and weight lifting.
Samantha Schreiner is originally from Kent, Minnesota and graduated from Breckenridge Senior High School. She has earned her Liberal Arts Degree from North Dakota State College of Science before heading to Minnesota State University of Moorhead where she earned a bachelor degree in Speech- Language and Hearing Science. She received clinical hours at Ellen Hopkins Elementary School in Moorhead, Minnesota. Samantha has currently been with OSPTI for three years. Samantha enjoys spending time with family, friends, her dog Jax, and running. Samantha resides in Breckenridge with her husband.
Jen graduated with her Doctorate of PT degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. She initially worked as a PT at Perham Health, and most recently in Lincoln, NE. She has special interest in general orthopedics and post-surgical care, as well as being trained in Graston Technique and Functional Dry Needling. Jen is orginally from Pelican Rapids, MN and her husband is from Fergus Falls, MN where they have recently relocated to. Jen is apssionate about the well-being of others and is motivated to help others achieve their maximum functional potential. Her hobbies include any outdoor-recreational activity )fishing, deer hunting, camping, backpacking, hiking, etc.) as well as running, volleyball, water and snow sports. Jen and her husband are also proud owners of a British Lab puppy!
Gwen attended the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and then her Doctorate of Physcial Therapy in 2012. Since graduation she has worked in Fergus Falls, MN primarily in Geriatrics and Home Health. Gwen enjoys working with balance and fall prevention, orthopedic conditions, and helping people reduce their pain and improve their mobility. She is excited to be working with a large variety of people of all ages and conditions at OSPTI, and is looking forward to helping the Fergus Falls clinic continue to grow. A personal bit of information about Gwen is she is originally from Bismarck, ND. She currently keeps pretty busy chasing after her three young children. She also enjoys spending time outdoors and at the lake.