Our TherapistsPhysical Therapists & Occupational Therapists in WI
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.
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.
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.
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.
Austin Burlage DPT graduated with high honors in 2015 from Concordia University – Wisconsin where he received his Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology. He also obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Concordia University – Wisconsin, graduating with honors in 2018.
Physical Therapist Assistant
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.
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.
Nicole graduated with honors from Carroll University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science. She continued her education at Carroll and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Rebekah (Pogwizd) Goodman
MSOT, OTR/L, CHT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PT, CMTPT, 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.
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.
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.
MPT, SFMA, FMS, SFG1, CMTPT
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.
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.
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.
Director of Clinical Therapy- Physical Therapist
DPT, CSCS, CMTPT, CFC
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.