Emily Ladd

Emily Ladd graduated from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in 1997. She began practicing physical therapy in Medford, OR but was drawn back to the Midwest. Prior to joining Freedom she practiced at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, Marshfield Clinic, and Orthopedic and Spine Therapy in Appleton. She received her Board Certification in Orthopaedics in 2005, and became certified in dry needling through Myopain Seminars in 2013. She has taken dozens of continuing education courses with emphasis on manual therapy. She has also worked closely with several spinal and orthopedic surgeons. She enjoys working with a variety of patients including those with back and neck pain, post-operative conditions, incontinence and pelvic pain, as well as shoulder, knee and ankle injuries.

Emily is passionate about empowering her patients to take an active role in their rehabilitation and wellness. She uses a holistic and individualized approach to meet her patients needs, and provides them with tools they need to take ownership of their recovery. She emphasizes the importance of collaborating with patients and their medical team to establish realistic and functional goals. As with the other therapists at Freedom, Emily’s treatment style involves a one to one, hands-on approach with emphasis on manual therapy to speed healing and improve function as quickly as possible.

Emily is also a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She enjoys incorporating fitness into helping her patients meet their functional goals. She has performed several presentations on rehabilitation, injury prevention and fitness.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, performing outdoor activities including hiking, camping, biking, skiing, and lifting weights.