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Physical Therapists & Occupational Therapists in WI

Michael Karegeannes

Owner & Physical Therapist

PT, MHSc, LAT, MTC, CFC, CCTT, CMTPT

Michael is passionate about treating and assisting patients who are suffering from TMD (Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction); CFP (Craniofacial Pain), Cervical pain, Headaches and Myofascial and Chronic Pain.

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Julie Badding

Physical Therapist

DPT

Julie graduated with honors from Marquette University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2015.

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Erin Bafunno

Physical Therapist

DPT, CMTPT

Erin Bafunno graduated with high honors for her two degrees from Marquette University with Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2014.

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Pete Balik

Physical Therapist

PT

Pete graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 1992 and a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1995. Pete has been certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and USA Triathlon.

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Ryan Bedingfield

Physical Therapist

MPT, SCS, Cert. DN, SFMA

Ryan Graduated from St. Louis University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2006 and post graduate education has focused on advanced orthopedic and manual skills.

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Gregory Cherbukovsky

Physical Therapist Assistant

PTA, LMT

Gregory graduated from the State of Belarusian College of Physical Education in 1976 with Bachelor of Science in physical education. From 1973-1978 he played semi-professional soccer on the championship Belarusian team and later went on to coach soccer.

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Scott Coonen

Director of Clinical Therapy- Physical Therapist

PT, CSCS, CMTPT

Scott’s own experience with physical therapy after suffering a high-school track injury inspired him to become a physical therapist. Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1995.

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Rebekah Goodman

Occupational Therapist

MSOT, OTR/L

Rebekah Goodman attended Northern Michigan University for her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and Emergency Medicine and completed her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary College graduating Summa Cum Laude.

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Abigail Jurinek

Physical Therapist

DPT, CMTPT

Abigail Jurinek graduated with high honors from Bradley University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science and minor in Biology. She went on to graduate in 2010 from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

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Anne Nord

Occupational Therapist

MOT

Anne joined the Freedom Physical Therapy team in 2010. She received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Concordia in 2008, and spent time training in outpatient under a certified hand therapist as well as a certified lymphedema therapist.

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Nina Olson

Physical Therapist

DPT, CMTPT, BCB-PMD

Nina graduated with honors from Marquette University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. In 2005, Nina graduated with honors from Marquette as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Nina joined Freedom Physical Therapy in 2005.

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Tracy Pfannerstill

Physical Therapist

PT, CYT, CMTPT

Tracy is a Marquette University Graduate, receiving her BS in Physical Therapy in 1992. Her career began at Columbia Hospital on Milwaukee’s east side where she focused on treating rheumatic conditions, including osteoporosis and fibromyalgia.

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Diane Ping

Physical Therapist

MPT, CMTPT

Diane is a graduate of Winona State University of Minnesota. She graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health Sciences. In 2000, Diane graduated from Carroll College of Waukesha, WI with a Masters of Physical Therapy degree.

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Todd Pratte

Physical Therapist

PT, MTC, CMTPT

Todd specializes in treating orthopedic conditions and injuries, as well as helping patients recover following surgery. He enjoys helping athletes rehab and maximize performance. He also specializes in treatment for the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Todd often utilizes Gary Gray’s functional exercises and dry needling techniques.

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Molly Rittberg

Physical Therapist

DPT

Molly Rittberg received her master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to receive her doctorate from Rosalind Franklin University (North Chicago) in 2009.

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Mike Ruppel

Physical Therapist

PT, CSCS, CPI

Mike Ruppel’s physical therapy journey began when he was playing college baseball after having both ankles reconstructed following an injury. It was after his rehab experience where Mike was inspired to eventually pursue a career in the profession.

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Rachel Spaeth

Physical Therapist

DPT

Rachel graduated with honors from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and in 2017 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. At Concordia, Rachel had the opportunity to take advanced coursework in manual therapy and sport specific training.

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Peter Stathas

Physical Therapist

PT, CPI, TPI, CMTPT

Peter founded Freedom Physical Therapy Services in 1992. Following graduation from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell in 1990, he joined the staff at Children’s Hospital – Boston to work in the adolescent sports and dance medicine programs.

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Spencer Tredo

Physical Therapist

MPT, SFMA, FMS, SFG1

Spencer is a manually based physical therapist who employs a variety of techniques including joint and soft tissue mobilization, Active Release and Muscle Energy Technique, and trigger point release. He is skilled in functionally based corrective exercises, as taught through Functional Movement Systems.

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Jeffrey Verhagen

Director of Clinical Therapy, Clinical Operations Administrator – Physical Therapist

PT, MBA, CMTPT

Jeffrey Verhagen is the Clinical Operations Administrator for Freedom Physical Therapy Services. He is a manual therapist who graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.

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Marion Verplancke

Occupational Therapist

MOT, OTR/L, CIRS

Marion graduated from Concordia University-Wisconsin in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing and Communications. She continued her education at Concordia and received her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2002.

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Michael Verplancke

Director of Clinical Therapy- Physical Therapist

DPT, CSCS, CMTPT

Michael left his roots of St. Louis, Missouri, to both attend and play ice hockey at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, where Mike graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology.

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