Meet Our Team


Jennifer A. Barden, PT, MS, OCS, LAT, CSCS
Physical Therapist, Clinical Director

Jennifer graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and Advanced Master’s degree in Physical Therapy with an emphasis in Sports Medicine. She volunteered at the Olympic Training Center in 2000 and worked with the 2001 USA women’s wrestling team in Sweden. She is certified as an orthopedic specialist (OCS). Jennifer is a graduate of the first public APTA Credentialed Sports Physical Therapy residency at Gundersen-Lutheran Sports Medicine in Onalaska, WI. She also completed a second one-year residency program in manual therapy in Saline, MI. She is a published author and researcher. She specializes in all orthopedic injuries, post-operative care, and sports medicine. Jennifer is dedicated to help people reach their goals and get back to the things they enjoy.Outside of the clinic you’ll find her spending time with her husband Gary and their Norwegian Elkhound, Calvin. After meeting Gary she retired from running marathons and weight lifting to Immerse herself into mountain biking. Together they travel all over the country to epic mountain bike destinations.
Beth Kroll, PT
Physical Therapist

Beth graduated from Southwest Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology (minor in Psychology), and Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. During her career she has worked in a variety of therapy settings including school-based, hospital-base, and outpatient therapy. Beth grew up in southern Michigan on a dairy farm with 4 sisters, then moved to Missouri and Kentucky before moving to Wisconsin 15 years ago. She enjoys hiking, gardening, biking, and going for walks. You can often find her at the local running and triathlon events supporting her husband!
Karen Monarski Karen Monarski, PT
Physical Therapist

Karen earned her degree in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. She treats general orthopedic injuries and provides post-operative care. She has extensive specialized education and experience in treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction of the pelvis, such as incontinence and pelvic pain. She also specializes in issues specific to women, such as pain during pregnancy and after childbirth. Additional training in manual techniques to mobilize the internal organs (Visceral Mobilization, through the Barral Institute) augments this treatment. She also is skilled in treatment of TMJ (jaw) dysfunction.
She believes that every body benefits from movement, and enjoys collaborating with her patients to provide a customized level of care that will help them meet their individual needs and goals.
Karen is a native of southeastern Wisconsin, but has been part of the Central Wisconsin communities for over 2 decades. Outside of work, she is active in her church and supports the activities of her growing children as a parent volunteer.
Teresa Iattoni MSPT, CLT, CES
Physical Therapist

Teresa graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Anatomy and Physiology and in 1998 with a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She is passionate about life-long learning. Currently she is pursuing her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University.She enjoys helping her patients return to their best life. She has extensive knowledge base for providing outpatient physical therapy for a wide range of diagnoses. She has a special interest in patient centered care for individuals recovering from a cancer diagnosis. She holds an Advanced Certification in the Leduc Method of Lymphedema management (2004, 2005, and 2007). In 2011, she became a Cancer Exercise Specialist from RMCRI at the University of Northern Colorado.Teresa is a member of the National Lymphedema Network, American Physical Therapy Association- Oncology section, and Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association.She enjoys spending time with her family, riding her horse, being outdoors, camping, running, crafting and reading.Her treatment philosophy: “I view my clients as valuable and unique individuals. My goal for their physical therapy experience is to be collaborative, focusing on their goals and working to achieve their best life. The level of care I provide is what I would expect for my own family.”
Jamie Kolka OT, CHT
Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist

Jamie graduated in 1996 from UW-Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2005 and certified in Lymphedema treatment in 2017. She also is guest speaker at a local college teaching ergonomics.During her career she has specialized in treating the upper extremity, with a strong focus on rehabilitation of the elbow and hand. She has spent the last 11 years working directly with a hand surgeon to obtain the greatest outcome for her patients.She enjoys spending time in her old country home in the woods with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys being a 4H leader and helping her daughters with all their fair projects.Jamie is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.
Brittany Jo Mattmiller
Clinical Guest Coordinator

Brittany is currently working on her Associates degree in business management with an entrepreneur emphasis at Fox Valley Tech. Before moving back to the Wausau area she worked as a program manager in a community based group home. This is where her passion for assisting others to reach their full potential began. She loves watching people work towards reaching their goals and succeeding. In her time outside the clinic she enjoys spending time with her family, kayaking, walking her dogs and working on crafts.
Caitlin Pfingsten
Therapy Technician

Caitlin completed her Certified Nursing Assistant Program in 2012 and has worked in the healthcare field ever since. It is her daily goal to change someone’s life for the better. She loves seeing the change in each individual as they become stronger through the weeks of their therapy. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and family doing everything outdoors.
Kayla Clauss
Therapy Technician

Kayla completed her Certified Nursing Assistant Program in 2006. She has been working in the Nursing field for 11years. She has Long Term, Rehab, Therapy, Clinical and School District backgrounds. She is currently working towards her Medical Assistant Certificate.She has three children who she spends most of her time with. You can find them outside doing what they love; camping, four wheeling, snowmobiling, sledding, ice skating, hiking, biking and enjoying the water life.Her favorite part of her career is helping people and children succeed. She thrives on helping people get back to tip top so they can enjoy their favorites in life!