Getting you back to what you love to do is what our rehabilitation experts do best. We offer the advanced capabilities of larger hospitals. The difference here is our therapists put you first. Always.
Returning you to your passions is our priority. And helping you make the personal breakthroughs that get you back to your life is what our therapists do. Everyday.
Call us today to start putting the wind back in your sails: (608) 342-4748 in Platteville or (608) 744-2161 in Cuba City. Or, visit our Epione Pavilion website for information on services available in Cuba CIty.
We have the equipment and knowledge to design activities to help you regain or improve your physical abilities and get you back to doing the things you love.
Sports medicine - gait training - therapeutic exercise program/home exercise program - neuromuscular re-ed - fitting or measuring for orthotics of assistive devices - prosthetics / gait training (including work with a prosthetitist on ordering and fitting or adjusting) - manual therapy - incontinence treatment - ultrasound - ultrasound/e-stimulation combo - electrical stimulation - hot/cold packs - wound care / debridement - TENS instruction for home use - cervical and pelvic traction - home cervical traction instruction - iontophoresis - functional capacity evaluations - vestibular rehab
Kerri Sue Stange, MPT - Physical Therapist / Manager of Rehab Services
Certifications/Special Training: CPR, ACLS, Neuro-developmental (Stroke) Training , Amputee/Prosthetics, McKenzie (Back) Training
Special Interests: Geriatric, Neurological, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Amputee and Prosthetics, Cardiac Rehab.
Experience: Sub-acute and acute rehab working with neurological disease/injuries, amputees and prosthetics, and a variety of orthopedic disorders. Outpatient, inpatient, home health, and nursing home.
Personal Passions: Spending time with my husband and three boys, cooking, traveling, Chicago Cubs, gardening, and enjoying the outdoors.
Education: Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Clarke University.
Certifications/Special Training: ImPact/Concussion Management, Geriatric, Sports, CPR, and Balance Deficits.
Special Interests: Geriatrics, stroke recovery and concussion management.
Experience: Working as a PT since 2000 in geriatrics, wound care, and balance disturbances.
Personal Passions: Enjoy family time, watching sports, playing volleyball and running.
Julie Grabandt, MSPT, ACT - Physical Therapist / Athletic Trainer Certified
Education: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Certifications/ Training: CPR, ACLS, Incontinence, Sports Medicine.
Special Interests: Focus primarily on outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine.
Experience: outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, incontinence, home health, athletic training at the high school and college level , cardiac rehab.
Personal Passion: Enjoy reading, running, spending time with my family, and enjoying the outdoors.
Samantha Leslie, DPT, Physical Therapist
Degrees: Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Clarke University, Dubuque, Iowa.
Certifications/ Training: CPR, Evaluation and prescription of custom shoe orthotics.
Special Interests: Orthopedics, return to work/sport.
Experience: Variety of inpatient and outpatient facilities, St. Mary’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic GI, pulmonary, and orthopedic trauma floors.
Personal Passion: Spending time with family and friends, running, being outdoors, reading.
Julie Tashner, MPT - Physical Therapist
Education: Bachelor of Science from University of Wisconsin-Platteville; Master of Physical Therapy from Mayo School of Health Related Sciences, Rochester, MN.
Certifications/Special Training: Vestibular Rehabilitation, CPR.
Special Interest: Geriatric, Neurological, Sport Medicine, Orthopedics, Wound Care.
Experience: Acute and Sub-acute rehabilitation in orthopedics, neurology, wound care, vestibular rehabilitation, home health, and geriatrics.
Personal Passion: I enjoy baking, jogging, outdoor recreation and sporting activities especially with family.
Amy Hoerner, PTA - Physical Therapy Assistant
Education: Graduated from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate in Science Degree and a Physical Therapy Assistant degree.
Certifications/ Training: CPR, ACLS, and certified Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Instructor.
Special Interests: Stroke recovery.
Experience: I have been a PTA at southwest Health Center for 15 ½ years. Inpatients, outpatients, cardiac rehab, home health, and Nursing Home.
Personal passion: Gardening, cooking, crafts, and spending time with my husband (Jason) and two children (Caitlin and Luke).
Linda Rakow, RRA - Rehab Aide, Nursing Home
Vickie Bennett, CNA - Rehab Aide, Hospital
We help people do what they need to do to live fully and freely. Across one's entire lifespan, Occupational Therapy provides evaluations and personalized treatment options to help people reach their goals at home, work, and school.
Upper extremity function and manual dexterity - adaptive equipment - perceptual functions - work skills - endurance - home managment skills - activities of daily living - home safety and modification - leisure skills - home assessments - splint fabrications for upper extremities - wheelchair positioning mangement - ergonomic analysis - fluidotherapy / ultrasound / e-stim - crossbow evaluationsAnn Morley, OTR - Occupational Therapist
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Occupational Therapy from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN.
Certifications/Training: Splinting, kinesio taping, manual edema mobilization, CPR, Certified Arthritis Foundation Expercise Program Instructor, hand & upper extremity cumulative trauma and nerve disorders.
Special Interests: Hands & upper extremity disorders, arthritic conditions, ergonomics.
Experience: Inpatient, outpatient, nursing home, home health, geriatric psych, hospice, developmental disability workshops, community based residential facilities.
Personal Passion: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, attending my sons activities, reading, walking & volunteering.
Bridget Wilson - Occupational Therapist
Nichole Federman, COTA - Occupational Therapy Assistant
Education: Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy from the Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI.
Certifications/ Training: NBCOT, CPR and Certified Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Instructor.
Special interests: Geriatrics, developmental disabilities, nervous system disorders.
Experience: Practicing COTA for 13 years. I have worked two years with severe developmental disabilities, two years in community- apartment living programs to support adults with mild mental disabilities and promote independent living skills, five years in recreational services working as and Activity Director in skilled nursing facility. Seven years- physical rehabilitation in skilled nursing, acute/swing bed hospital setting, outpatient, home health settings.
Personal Passion: Stock car racing, motorcycle riding, exercise, researching whole foods, organic foods to promote healthy eating habits, and physical activity with my family, including biking, evening walks, swimming, dancing and kickball!
Lindsay Byrnes, OTR/L – Occupational Therapist
Education: Master of Education in Occupational Therapy from Springfield College in Springfield, MA. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Michael’s College in Burlington, VT.
Certifications/Training: NBCOT, CPR.
Special Interests: Geriatrics, Sensory Modulation, Neurological Disorders.
Experience: 4 years experience in sub-acute physical rehab and long term care in Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Personal Passion: I enjoy spending time with family and friends. Cooking, traveling, and spending time running/walking/playing outside with my dog.
Nicole Runde, COTA - Occupational Therapy Assistant
Degree: Associates Degree as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant from Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI.
Certifications/ Training: Certified Arthritis Exercise Program Instructor, CPR.
Special interests: Geriatrics, Home Safety Evaluations to allow patient to return home safe and independently.
Experience: 16 years of experience in Nursing Home, Hospital and Home Health settings.
Personal Passion: Spending time with family and friends, camping, boating.
We help people speak better and gain confidence in the process. Our therapies help strengthen speech, improve clarity, produce better sound and improve articulation.
Speech Diagnosis: language disorders - aphasias - apraxia - dysarthria - dyslexia - dysphagia - modified barium swallow (aka cookie swallow) echolalia - slurred speech - anomia / word retrieval
Voice Fluency-Related Diagnosis: aphonia - dysphonia - stammering / stuttering - vocal nodules
Cognitive Disorders: CHI - CVA - hemianopsias - memory
Speech and Swallowing: parkinson's - huntington's chorea
Kathryn Johnson, MS-CFY/SLP, Speech Therapist
Degrees: Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Special Interests: eight years working in both a hospital and skilled nursing facility, as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Experience: Clinical training at the Center for Communicative Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Personal Passion: Spending time with family and friends, fishing, boating, and four-wheeling.
Hours: One-hour sessions Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays based on patient needs and schedule
Learn more about our Cardiac Rehab program here.
Brian Regan MS, ATC, LAT – Certified Athletic Trainer
Education: Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Clarke University. Master of Science in Exercise Science from Eastern Illinois University.
Certifications/Special Training: NATABOC certified, AED/CPR for the professional rescuer, emergency oxygen administration, standard first aid, epinephrine auto-injector training. Member of the National Athletic Training Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Experience: Worked extensively with football, volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball and soccer at the high school level. Worked extensively with football, volleyball, softball, baseball and soccer at the collegiate level. Volunteer experiences in performing arts settings.
Personal Passions: Enjoy running, biking, weight lifting, singing and performing in community musical theatre, and spending time with my friends and family.