Ron Van Dyke, PT, joins BST as an Internal Traveler

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Ron Van Dyke, Physical Therapist, has joined the therapy staff of Big Stone Therapies as an Internal Traveler. Ron received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare from American Sentinel University in Aurora, CO.

Ron’s professional interests include working with patients of all ages with particular interest in orthopedics and sports medicine. In his free time, Ron enjoys hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities.

Big Stone Therapies is dedicated to providing excellence in rehabilitation services by optimizing health and function for families and businesses within their communities through caring, hands-on healing.

Jacob Poole, PT, joins BST in Wheaton, MN

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Wheaton, MN – Bradie Nelk, DPT, Clinic Manager of Big Stone Therapies Wheaton, is pleased to announce the addition of Jacob Poole, Physical Therapist, to the therapy staff in Wheaton, MN. Jacob was raised in Wheaton, MN. He received an Associates of Arts in Athletic Coaching and Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and PrePhysical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY.

Jacob’s professional interests include working with patients of all ages, with particular interest in postural restoration, sports medicine, and anything that is unique or challenging. In his free time, Jacob enjoys sports, wrestling, hunting, deer hunting, fishing, and ice fishing.

Big Stone Therapies is dedicated to providing excellence in rehabilitation services by optimizing health and function for families and businesses within their communities through caring, hands-on healing. For more information on our therapy services, visit us at www.rocksolidrehab.com or call Big Stone Therapies at 1-563-8269. We are conveniently located in the Sanford Wheaton Medical Center at 1205 5th Avenue North, Wheaton, MN.

Jennifer Carlson, SLP, joins BST in Little Falls and Baxter, MN

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Little Falls, MN – Laura Bye, SLP, regional manager of Big Stone Therapies is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Carlson, Speech Language Pathologist, to the therapy staff in Little Falls and Baxter, MN. Jennifer was raised in Bloomington, MN. She received an Associates of Arts in Liberal Arts and an Associates of Science in Natural Resources from Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN, a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Minnesota State University in Mankato. and a Master of Science in Speech Pathology from the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire.

Jennifer’s professional interests include working with patients of all ages with particular interest in aphasia, stroke rehabilitation, and brain injuries. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys traveling, hiking, outdoor activities, photography, and trying new hobbies.

Big Stone Therapies is dedicated to providing excellence in rehabilitation services by optimizing health and function for families and businesses within their communities through caring, hands-on healing. For more information on our therapy services, visit us at www.rocksolidrehab.com or call Big Stone Therapies Little Falls at 1-320-632-2073 located in the Lutheran Care Center at 1200 1st Avenue NE, Little Falls, MN, or call Big Stone Therapies Baxter at 1-218-454-7012 located at 15620 Edgewood Drive, Suite 240, Baxter, MN. ###

Tiffany Wellnitz, COTA, joins BST in Madison, MN

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Madison, MN – Kelly Wittnebel, PTA, clinic manager of Big Stone Therapies Madison is pleased to announce the addition of Tiffany Wellnitz, Occupational Therapy Assistant, to the therapy staff in Madison, MN. Tiffany received an Associates of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant from Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD.

Tiffany’s professional interests include working with patients of all ages with particular interest in lymphedema and cognitive deficits. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys gardening, exercise, darts, camping, snowmobiling, and motorcycling.

Big Stone Therapies is dedicated to providing excellence in rehabilitation services by optimizing health and function for families and businesses within their communities through caring, hands-on healing. For more information on our therapy services, visit us at www.rocksolidrehab.com or call Big Stone Therapies at 1-320-698-7162. We are conveniently located in the Madison Hospital located at 900 2nd Avenue, Madison, MN.

Tiffany Wellnitz, COTA, joins BST in Appleton, MN

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Appleton, MN – Paul Overshiner, MPT, clinic manager of Big Stone Therapies is pleased to announce the addition of Tiffany Wellnitz, Occupational Therapy Assistant, to the therapy staff in Appleton, MN. Tiffany received an Associates of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant from Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD.

Tiffany’s professional interests include working with patients of all ages with particular interest in lymphedema and cognitive deficits. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys gardening, exercise, darts, camping, snowmobiling, and motorcycling.

Big Stone Therapies is dedicated to providing excellence in rehabilitation services by optimizing health and function for families and businesses within their communities through caring, hands-on healing. For more information on our therapy services, visit us at www.rocksolidrehab.com or call Big Stone Therapies at 1-320-289-8503. We are conveniently located in Appleton Area Health Services located at 30 South Behl Street, Appleton, MN. ###

Courtney Hinz, SLP, joins BST in Avera Marshall, MN

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Marshall, MN – April Erickson, DPT, clinic manager of Big Stone Therapies Avera Marshall is pleased to announce the addition of Courtney Hinz, Speech Language Pathologist to the therapy staff in Marshall, MN. Courtney was raised in Granite Falls, MN. She received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Communications Disorders from Minnesota State University in Mankato.

Courtney’s professional interests include working with patients of all ages with particular interest in pediatrics and dysphagia. In her free time, Courtney enjoys reading, weekends at the lake or by the pool, and spending time with family and friends.

Big Stone Therapies is dedicated to providing excellence in rehabilitation services by optimizing health and function for families and businesses within their communities through caring, hands-on healing. For more information on our therapy services, visit us at www.rocksolidrehab.com or call Big Stone Therapies Avera Marshall at 1-507-537- 9172, conveniently located in the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center located at 300 South Bruce Street, Marshall, MN.

Nikki Neison, SLP, joins BST in Minneota, MN

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Minneota, MN – Wayne Hennen, PT, clinic manager of Big Stone Therapies Minneota is pleased to announce the addition of Nikki Neisen, Speech Language Pathologist to the therapy staff in Minneota, MN. Nikki was raised in Bird Island, MN. She received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Minnesota State University in Mankato.

Nikki’s professional interests include working with patients of all ages with particular interest in pediatrics, dysphagia, and adult neurogenic disorders. In her free time, Nikki enjoys golfing, traveling, watching sporting events, and spending time with friends and family.

Big Stone Therapies is dedicated to providing excellence in rehabilitation services by optimizing health and function for families and businesses within their communities through caring, hands-on healing. For more information on our therapy services, visit us at www.rocksolidrehab.com or call Big Stone Therapies Minneota at 1-507-872-5308 conveniently located in the Minneota Manor at 700 North Monroe, Minneota, MN. ###

Nikki Neison, SLP, joins BST in Avera Marshall, MN

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Marshall, MN – April Erickson, DPT, clinic manager of Big Stone Therapies Avera Marshall is pleased to announce the addition of Nikki Neisen, Speech Language Pathologist to the therapy staff in Marshall, MN. Nikki was raised in Bird Island, MN. She received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Communications Disorders from Minnesota State University in Mankato.

Nikki’s professional interests include working with patients of all ages with particular interest in pediatrics, dysphagia, and adult neurogenic disorders. In her free time, Nikki enjoys golfing, traveling, watching sporting events, and spending time with friends and family.

Big Stone Therapies is dedicated to providing excellence in rehabilitation services by optimizing health and function for families and businesses within their communities through caring, hands-on healing. For more information on our therapy services, visit us at www.rocksolidrehab.com or call Big Stone Therapies Avera Marshall at 1-507-537- 9172, conveniently located in the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center located at 300 South Bruce Street, Marshall, MN.

Emelie Baker, Systems Manager, joins BST in Ortonville, MN

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Emelie started on July 17th as the Systems Manager for the Administrative offices in Ortonville. She received a Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Emelie was raised in a military family, with a younger sister, and has lived in 6 states prior to settling in Chaska, MN. She enjoys volleyball, short and long distance running, triathlons, outdoor activities, traveling, and cooking.

Karen Goetzfridt-Gidney, OT, joins BST in Baxter, MN

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Baxter, MN – Laura Bye, SLP, regional manager of Big Stone Therapies, is pleased to announce the addition of Karen Goetzfridt-Gidney, Occupational Therapist to the therapy staff in Aitkin and Baxter, MN. Karen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New England in Biddeford, ME.

Karen’s professional interests include working with patients of all ages with particular interest in pediatrics and geriatrics. Karen was raised in Maine. In her free time, she enjoys raising Nigerian dwarf goats.

Big Stone Therapies is dedicated to providing excellence in rehabilitation services by optimizing health and function for families and businesses within their communities through caring, hands-on healing. For more information on our therapy services, visit us at www.rocksolidrehab.com or call Big Stone Therapies Aitkin at 1-218-927-5526 located in Aitkin Health Services at 301 Minnesota Avenue South, Aitkin, MN, or Big Stone Therapies Baxter Home Health at 1-218-454-7012 located at 15620 Edgewood Drive, Suite 240, Baxter, MN.