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Lynden Kurtz, PT
Lynden Kurtz earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA in 1972. After treating patients in a hospital setting, he became involved with private practice physical therapy in 1983. Lynden founded ProRehab Physical & Occupational Therapy in 2001 with co-owner Tom Baumgartner, M.P.T.

Mr. Kurtz has been active with state and local organizations, including the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the North Dakota Physical Therapy Association (NDAPTA). As a member of the North Dakota chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), he served as chairman of the public relations committee and continues to be active in public relations and education.

Lynden specializes in soft tissue dysfunction, spinal dysfunction and tempomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. He is a highly skilled specialist in the strain counterstrain technique of soft tissue management and continues extensive training and teaching in this groundbreaking treatment.

Lynden and his wife, Glenda, live near Fargo.

 

See Lynden discuss physical therapy issues on iHealthTube.com!!

The Physical Therapy Approach to Healing            Movement is Life

Rehabilitating Injuries                                          Using Heat and Cold for Pain Relief

Using Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain               How to Know if Your Neck Pain is Severe

Dealing with TMJ or TMD (jaw disorders)               You Can't Have a Slipped Disc

What Lynden's patients have to say...

I went to ProRehab with Lynden Kurtz and I could not believe the miraculous results I received there after my first treatment.  Lynden's treatments are pain free.  No pain involved whatsover... I would highly recommend Lynden Kurtz and ProRehab to my family and friends. - Annie B.

I have highly recommended Lynden to everyone I know that has medical issues - and will continue to do so.  I am so blessed to have found him.  He is the kindest, most concerned caregiver I have ever found.  He fully explains every move he makes and is always highly concerned for my comfort.  Thank you for all of the years of help you have given me.  Lynden - you can never retire! - Kathy B.

Mr. Kurtz is an outstanding therapist and is always kind and courteous. - Ingibjorg D.

Lynden...eased my discomfort.  Not only did Lynden treat my conditions, he offered a pleasant, comfortable environment and a very pleasing, reassuring professionalism.  I consistently refer ProRehab and Lynden Kurtz...(and) reassure them that this facility - and Lynden Kurtz - is the best. - Jackie G.

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Tom Baumgartner, PT, MPT

Tom earned his Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota in 1996. He worked in private practice physical therapy and, with Lynden Kurtz, has been a co-owner of ProRehab Physical & Occupational Therapy since 2001. Tom is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA).

Tom specializes in vestibular rehabilitation (vertigo/dizziness) and custom foot orthotics. He also treats the wide span of orthopedic issues and has received training in strain-counterstrain and manual spine techniques.

Tom and his wife, Jessica, have a daughter and a son and reside in Fargo.

See Tom discuss physical therapy issues on iHealthTube.com!!

Preventing Diabetic Foot Problems                           Treating Vertigo & Dizziness  

How Physical Therapists Use Equipment                  What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Help for Pregnant & Postpartum Women                   What is Tendonitis?  

Will Physical Therapy Help Osteoporosis?                Can Physical Therapy Help Arthritis?                  

What Tom's patients have to say...

Tom is a very friendly and knowledgeable person.  He never gave up on me and motivated me to really try.  I always like the fact that he listens and if I need help doing something, he is always willing to give me ideas on how to do it easier. - Faye J.

My therapist, Tom, was very professional and I felt like he was very knowlegeable in what he was doing. - Jason S.

I dub Tom as a miracle worker.  Thanks, Tom! - Nancy B.

I worked with Tom and he is wonderful!!  I no longer have any pain!  I would highly recommend (ProRehab) to anyone.

- Leann F.

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Heather A. England, PT, DPT

In 1999, Heather earned her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Mary, Bismarck, ND and joined ProRehab in 2002. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 2007.

Heather has developed a comprehensive osteoporosis program and is certified as a clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). In 2006, she was chosen to head the Lordex Lumbar Spine System owned by ProRehab and was made partner in ProRehab Physical & Occupational Therapy with owners Lynden Kurtz & Tom Baumgartner in 2011.

Her specific areas of interest include treating spinal disorders using the Lordex system, osteoporosis, providing physical therapy for musculoskeletal dysfunctions and serving as a clinical instructor.

Heather lives in Fargo with her husband, Ryan, and their two daughters.

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Heather Studsrud, PT, DPT

Heather graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota and joined ProRehab in 2007.

Her interests lie in manual therapy, sports medicine, and neurological pathologies and rehabilitation.  She is a member of the North Dakota Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and a member of the Orthopedic section.

Heather and her husband currently reside in Fargo.

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Mitch Wolden, PT, DPT, OCS

Mitch graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND,  in 2009.  Mitch is a board certified orthopedic specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). 

Mitch treats a wide variety of orthopedic issues and his areas of interest include manual therapy techniques, sports medicine, and low back disorders. In addition, he is a member of the North Dakota chapter of the APTA.

Mitch and his wife, Jen, have a daughter and live in Fargo.

      

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Jennifer Rugg, PT, DPT

Jennifer received her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota where she also earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2005 and joined ProRehab in 2010.

With almost ten years of experience working in outpatient orthopedic settings,  Jennifer's areas of interest include manual therapy and musculoskeletal conditions.  She works at ProRehab's main clinic and is the primary therapist for ProRehab's satellite clinics at Touchmark at Harwood Groves and Edgewood Vista.

Jennifer and her husband, Mory, are the parents of a daughter and reside in Fargo.

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Tracy Kirchner, PT, DPT

Tracy received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, in 2008 and joined ProRehab in 2012. 

She is a certified clinical instructor through the APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) and specializes in therapy and rehabilitation in the senior population.  She is working with patients at ProRehab’s main clinic and our satellite clinic at Touchmark at Harwood Groves.

Tracy, her husband, Tyler; and son, Mason, live in Fargo. 

 

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Jessica Baumgartner, OTR/L

Jessica Baumgartner graduated from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, with a degree in Occupational Therapy in 1997.

She has extensive training in occupational rehabilitation, functional capacity evaluation (FCE), ergonomic assessments of workstations, work conditioning, hand rehabilitation and splinting. She also works as a school-based pediatric occupational therapist.

Jessica and her husband, Tom, have two children and live in Fargo.

 

See Jessica discuss occupational therapy issues on iHealthTube.com!!

Is your Work Station Ergonomically Correct?                 Job Injuries

Getting an Ergonimically Correct Work Station              Evaluating your Work Station

Repetitive Activities Cause Harm                                  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Going Back to Work after Injury or Pain                        Being Lazy Hurts your Body

Functional Capacity Evaluation & Assessments            Your Posture is Important                                             


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Crystal Nelson, MS, OTR/L

Crystal received her Masters of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Mary, Bismarck, ND, in 2008 before joining ProRehab in 2010. 

Crystals works with patients at our on-site clinic and our satellite clinics at Touchmark at Harwood Groves and Edgewood Vista.  Her areas of interest include independence and safety in the geriatric population, rehabilitation for the upper extremities, and physical agent modalities.

Crystal and her husband, Justin, reside in Fargo with their daughter, Olivia.

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Sarah Wilson, OTR/L

Sarah received her Bachelors of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the  University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, in 2000 and joined ProRehab in 2013. 

With over 13 years of acute care, rehabilitation and outpatient experience, Sarah’s specializes in working with the geriatric population and her areas of interest include neuro/cognitive rehabilitation, ADL modifications/adaptations, orthopedics and low vision therapies.

Sarah is working at ProRehab’s main clinic and two satellite clinics at Touchmark at Harwood Groves and Edgewood Vista.

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Liz Fevig Hager, LMT

Liz Fevig Hager, L.M.T., has been a licensed massage therapist since 2000 and is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). She offers a variety of services including Swedish massage for general relaxation, pregnancy and postnatal massage, deep tissue and trigger point work, neuromuscular therapy, geriatric massage, sports massage, and more.

Liz and her husband, Eric, live in Fargo with their two children.


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