You don’t have to live with the aches and pains that can limit you each day. Our team of licensed physical therapists act as your educator and and facilitator, working with you one-on-one to identify the

PHYSICAL   THERAPY

source of your pain and develop a personalized program to help you heal and develop strength.

 

Whether your pain is the result of an accident, muscle sprain, or sports injury, let us identify the problem and offer effective therapeutic solutions. Feel better by participating in the physical therapy program that best meets your unique needs.

 

Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Arm and Leg Pain, Sports Injuries, TMJ Syndrome, Chronic Pain

MISSION STATEMENT

It is the desire of Park Avenue Therapies to provide quality Physical Therapy care to any and all persons requiring our services to recover from musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and orthopedic 

conditions preventing optimum functions. Clients are encouraged to be active in every phase of rehabilitation from goal setting, treatment, and the development of self-care management programs.

 

Park Avenue Therapies is committed to providing a center for training and development of student Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants and supporting the continuing education for the practicing Physical Therapist. This commitment allows the development of specialized services to best meet the needs of our community. We believe the Physical Therapist's role is that of an educator and facilitator.

 

“The magic is not in the medicine, but in the vis medicatrix nature, the recuperative or self-corrective energy of nature. What the treatment does is to stimulate natural functions or to remove what hinders them.”

-C.S. Lewis 1940

 

We shall pursue our mission in a manner mindful of human dignity and the values and ethics of the medical community and the profession of which it is a part.

Therapy Techniques

Speed the healing process after an injury with our specialized therapy and training to reduce or eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and gain strength. Training is available for individuals or groups. 

 

  • Aquatic Therapy 

  • Balance Training

  • Biomechanical Assessments 

  • Craniosacral Therapy

  • Education in Self Care Management

  • Electrical Stimulation

  • Joint Mobilizations

  • Lymphatic Drainage

  • Manual Therapy

  • Mechanical Link 

  • Medical Personal Training

  • Myofascial Release

  • Norwegian Manual Therapy

  • Orthotics

  • Postural Restoration Exercises

  • Therapeutic Exercises

  • Trigger Point Release

  • Traction/ Inversion Table

  • Ultrasound, Heat, Cold

  • Visceral Manipulation 

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation 

  • Work Conditioning

Aquatic Therapy

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For our clients who need reduced joint stress, we offer specialized therapy treatments in our heated, on-site swimming pool.

Meet our Therapists

Rhonda Johnson, DPT

 

Owner/Operator


Rhonda received her B.A. in Physical Therapy from the
College of St. Scholastica in 1988.

Teresa Backus, PT

 

Teresa received her B.A. in Physical Therapy from the
College of St. Scholastica in 1988.


She has been with Park Avenue Therapies since 2002.

Joseph Quade, MAPT

 

Joseph received his MA in Physical Therapy from the 
College of St. Scholastica.

Jake Horn, PTA

 

Jake gradated from Lake Superior College in 2015.

 

He has been working with Park Avenue Therapies since 2015.

Kathryn Roufs, DPT

 

Kathryn received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the College of St. Scholastica in 2010.

 

She has been with Park Avenue Therapies since 2010.

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Kimber Felix, PTA

 

Kimber graduated from Lake Superior College in 2013.

 

She has been working for Park Avenue Therapy since 2019.

Kara Plante, Athletic Training Coordinator, Billing Specialist

 

Kara received her B.A in Physical Education Sports Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training and a Minor in Community Health from St. Cloud State in 2000.

 

She has been with Park Avenue Therapies since 2002.

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Kally Sandvig, Medical Secretary - Billing Specialist

 

Kally graduated from Lake Superior College in 2019.

 

She has been with Park Avenue Therapy since 2019.

Amber Chartier, Medical Secretary, Billing Specialist

 

Amber graduated from Lake Superior College with a Medical Secretary degree in 2004.

 

She has been with Park Avenue Therapies since 2004.

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Patrick Kelley, PTA

Pat has been working for Park Avenue Therapies since 2018.

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Betty Roche, ATC

Betty is our Athletic Trainer for The Cloquet School Sports System.

 

She graduated from Mankato State University and has been with Park Avenue Therapies since 2015.

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Charlene Huele, ATC

Charlene is our Athletic Trainer for Fond Du Lac Community College and also helps out at the Cloquet School Sporting System.

 

She Graduated from Mankato State University and has been with Park Avenue Therapy since 2010.