Tracy Pfannerstill 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. She initiated a treatment program to address osteoporosis and taught exercise classes for clients with fibromyalgia.
In 1996, Tracy moved to an outpatient clinic. There, she practiced general orthopedics with a manual therapy emphasis. She became certified in instructing Pilates Mat classes, teaching at the YMCA. Teaching Pilates soon evolved into her passion for yoga, Tracy became trained in Alignment Yoga with the understanding that mind, body and spirit are not separate entities in a client’s progression of wellness. Observing breathing patterns, pelvic health, core strength and overall flexibility became a strong component of her PT treatments and viewing the patient as a whole.
In 2012, Tracy decided to expand her horizons. She began working for a clinic that offered her the ability to work with a mentor in Myofascial Release. She was able to incorporate yoga into treatment for patients dealing with chronic conditions as well as teach small, therapeutic classes. The emphasis was helping clients create, and supporting them in, their individual wellness programs. Since this time, she has been working towards a certification in dry needling and pursuing her interest in pelvic health.
Tracy now lives in Hartland with her 3 boys. Her hobbies include playing chauffeur for her active boys, yoga, running, biking and x-country skiing when there’s snow (and time).