Meet Our Wausau Team


 

Teresa Iattoni, DPT, CLS, 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. In 202, she completed her doctoral degree with A.T. Still University. She is passionate about life-long learning. 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.”
Jesse Koerner, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Jesse completed his undergraduate with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Exercise and Movement Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He graduated from Bellarmine University with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Jesse’s interest and experience is in providing care to individuals recovering from all orthopedic conditions and diagnoses. Outside of work, Jesse appreciates spending much of his time with his family. He enjoys staying active with a variety of activities, such as weight lifting, biking, golfing, hiking and snowshoeing. In addition, Jesse has a great passion for the outdoors where he loves to hunt and fish.
Elissa Ewan, DPT
Physical Therapist

Elissa graduated from Marquette University with her Bachelors of Arts – Spanish for the Health Professions and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Since 2013, Elissa has been providing therapy in various settings, including home-health, schools and outpatient therapies. Elissa focuses on targeting patient goals and progressing her pediatric patients to their highest level of function. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She can also be found traveling, cooking and spending time outdoors with her husband.
David Hahn, PT, SCS
Physical Therapist, Sport Certified Specialist

David initially graduated in 1987 from UW-Madison with a Bachelors in Business Administration degree. While working in Chicago as a financial analyst, he tore his anterior cruciate ligament and went on to have it surgically reconstructed. Four months of rehabilitating his knee after the surgery was enough to convince him to change careers and become a Physical Therapist. He returned to UW-Madison to complete his prerequisite course studies and subsequently graduated from the PT program at UW-La Crosse in 1996. His love of sports led him to begin his PT career at UW Sports Medicine where he worked with, and learned from the UW Badger team physicians for five years. He went on to earn his Sports Certified Specialist credentials in 2003. After he got married, he and his wife moved to the Wausau area be closer to family, and to start a family of their own. Since 2001, he has worked in several outpatient orthopedic clinics in the Wausau and Stevens Point communities. When providing patient care, he strives to restore each patient’s optimal biomechanics and function through a combination of exercise, manual therapy and modalities. When he’s not in the clinic, Dave enjoys family time with his wife and three kids. This includes spending time up at the family cottage, hiking the woods with the family dog, boating, grilling, playing pickle ball, and cheering on his favorite Wisconsin Badgers sports teams.
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.
Sandra Braun Sandra “Sandy” Braun, OTR
CLT-LANA Occupational Therapist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Sandy has been working for the last 26 years in outpatient therapy treating a variety of diagnosis such as orthopedic injuries of the upper extremity, splinting, neurological, spinal cord injuries, lymphedema/breast cancer and industrial rehab. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons. She is an avid water skier and loves spending time on the water. She also enjoys gardening, hiking/walking, and spending quiet time with her dog.
Emily Coates Emily Coates, OTR
Occupational Therapist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Emily graduated from Ripon College with her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology in December 2016 and earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy from UW-La Crosse in December of 2019. Since then, she has worked with multiple patient populations in various settings such as outpatient orthopedics, pediatrics, lymphedema and acute care in a rural hospital. Emily is interested in providing excellent and personable rehabilitation of the upper extremity to help her patients return to their everyday meaningful activities. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her dog, reading, gardening, and traveling.
Lisa Westberg Lisa Westberg
Therapy Technician

Lisa attended North Central Technical College for her Medical Assistant role. She has been doing this for over twenty years. She enjoys helping people to recover from an injury or surgery to attain their usual lifestyle. Outside of work, she enjoys time with family and friends. She is active with outdoor activities in all seasons.
Caitlin Pfingsten 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
Clinical Guest Coordinator

Kayla completed her Certified Nursing Assistant Program in 2006. She has been working in the Nursing field for 12 years. She has a background in rehabilitation, long term care, therapy, clinical and also in the school district setting. She is currently working towards her Medical Assistant Certificate. She has three children who she spends all of her time with. You can find her outside of work doing anything outdoors! Her favorite part of her career path is helping people and children succeed. She thrives on helping people get back to tip top so they can enjoy their favorites in life!
Emily Schneider
Therapy Technician/Clinical Guest Coordinator

Emily graduated from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in 2019 with an Associate’s of Science Degree in Health and Wellness. As a therapy technician, she enjoys helping others improve their quality of life and is working towards being a positive motivator. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family/friends, and playing volleyball in her free time.
Caden Prahl
Therapy Technician

Caden graduated in 2022 from UW-Stevens Point with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy. With the future intent of attending Physical Therapy graduate school, he is dedicated to continuous learning and helping others get back to the activities they enjoy most. In his free time, he stays active with a variety of sports like golf, volleyball, and basketball. Additionally he is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fishing and hunting.

Meet Our Weston Team


 

 

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!
Eric Hall, DPT
Physical Therapist

Eric completed his undergraduate with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (minor in Sports Nutrition), and Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Carroll University in Waukesha. Eric grew up in Manitowoc, WI and moved to Weston, after finishing his doctorate of physical therapy in 2013. He has worked in both hospital and outpatient therapy settings and enjoys a wide range of therapy specialties that include orthopedics, pain management, vestibular dysfunction and sports medicine. Away from the clinic, he enjoys the outdoors through hunting and fishing, watching football, which he played throughout college. He and his wife also keep themselves plenty busy with their two boys.
Danica Strehlow Danica Strehlow, DPT
Physical Therapist
Danica grew up in Southwest Minnesota, but moved to Central Wisconsin to begin her career after graduating from PT school in 2018. She had the opportunity to gain experience in both hospital and private practice outpatient settings. Danica has a strong passion for treatment of a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, which her focus remains around improving overall quality of life and functional abilities towards independence. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing with her dog, hiking, weight lifting, being by the water during the summer, cooking/baking, and camping.
Karen Monarski Karen “Scharpf” 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.
Amber Hahn Amber Hahn
Clinical Guest Coordinator/Prior-Authorization

Amber was born and raised in the Wausau area. After high school she attended the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology. She has always had an interest in the way the body moves, reacts to injuries and the rehabilitation process. Outside of work Amber enjoys camping with her husband and two sons and can be found at a hockey rink or baseball field watching her oldest play hockey and baseball.
Samantha Kelley Samantha Kelley
Therapy Technician