Trevor Harting, Physical Therapist
Trevor Harting’s interest in physical therapy began when he was a young patient injured playing high school football. While completing his rehabilitation work at a local clinic, he began volunteering as a PT aide. He pursued an education in the field, including a Bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the College of St. Scholastica.
Trevor worked as a student athletic trainer for several of the University of Minnesota athletic teams and continues that passion with his current work with local high schools and the Central Lakes College athletic department.
In addition to sports medicine, Trevor specializes in chronic pain, headaches, and orthopedic surgeries and is trained in osteopathic physical therapy, mobilizations, manual therapy, and myofascial release.
Outside of work, Trevor enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer and three children, Ellie, Luke, and Sam, coaching their soccer, football, and basketball teams when he can. He and his family love living in the Lakes area and enjoy all the wonderful outdoor activities that it offers.
Sarah Lundy, Physical Therapist
Sarah Lundy was introduced to the field of physical therapy as patient when in junior high school. She began working as a physical therapy aide in college and pursued a Bachelor’s in Biology from the College of St. Catherine and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the College of St. Scholastica.
Sarah has a diverse background in PT including work in an inpatient setting. She is trained in osteopathic physical therapy and myofascial release as well as pre- and post-natal PT. She is currently pursuing a certification in Obstetric Physical Therapy.
Sarah is originally from Brainerd and she and her husband Tanner are happy to be raising their two daughters, Sophia and Katherine, in the beautiful Lakes area. Sara enjoys keeping busy with family and enjoying the many benefits of this region — skiing, boating, skating, hiking, biking, and running. She looks forward to her girls’ involvement in swimming lessons, All-Comers Track Meets, and other area events.
Sarah is an avid runner and hopes to participate in additional triathlons and marathons in the future.
Jon Sampson, Physical Therapist, DPT
Jonathan “Jon” Sampson joined Select Therapy in 2014 to open the Inver Grove Heights office after spending 5 years growing a sports medicine and orthopedic rehab presence in the local area.
Professionally, Jon enjoys the challenges and opportunities that the outpatient orthopedic population provides. He is undergoing advanced education in osteopathic medicine, and is on track to complete the Functional Manual Medicine certification program through Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. This
focus on human body function and performance allows Jon to successfully treat complex spine and extremity conditions. In addition to spine care, Jon enjoys serving the athlete population at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. He also considers himself fortunate to serve some of the finest orthopedic surgeons and family physicians in the area.
In addition to his clinical caseload, Jon serves as the clinic manager for the Inver Grove Heights office, and oversees the operation and success of sports medicine / athletic training outreach programs to five local high schools.
Outside of work, Jon and his wife Vanessa are crazy about their daughter Amelia. Both Jon and Vanessa serve on the 130 Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol outside of Lakeville, and enjoy hobby flying, especially seaplanes (landing on the water!). His favorite outdoor hobby is spending time ice fishing on Lake of the Woods, where you will find him and Andrew Hadrich many weekends in the winter.
Rachel Granfors, Physical Therapist, DPT
Rachel Granfors graduated from the College of St. Scholastica with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2014. While in college she played for the Women’s hockey teams.
She became interested in working at Select Therapy during her clinical internship with the clinic in the summer of 2012. She is currently working at the Crosslake and Baxter clinics.
Rachel recently became engaged to her high school sweetheart Jake. When not at work, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, riding her horses, camping, and playing hockey.
Brett Kramer, Physical Therapist, DPT
Brett Kramer graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2014. Before attending the University of Minnesota, Brett earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Saint John’s University, graduating in 2011. While at Saint John’s Brett played baseball for the Johnnies, earning all-conference and all-region honors as a pitcher.
Brett chose to pursue a career in physical therapy due to his interest in human movement and for the opportunity to help injured individuals return to the activities that are meaningful to them. He enjoys the relationships he is able to build with his patients as they work to reach their individual health and function goals. Brett has strong interests in sports medicine, spine care, vestibular and concussion rehab, and general orthopedics.
Brett and his wife Kaila are both graduates of Brainerd High School and enjoy the Brainerd Lakes Area for the many recreational opportunities it provides. In his free time Brett enjoys hunting and fishing, athletics, and spending time with his family. Brett plays amateur baseball for the Fort Ripley Rebels where he also serves as the team’s manager.
Jonathan Severson, DPT
Jonathan Severson knew he wanted to pursue a career in healthcare from an early age. In high school and college he worked as a golf instructor and realized he loved the science of human movement and working one-on-one with people. This lead him to pursue physical therapy where he enjoys helping people return to their prior level of function and activities. Johnny graduated with honors in biochemistry from Benedictine College in Kansas in 2012. Johnny began his physical therapy career by attending Des Moines University in Iowa. While in school, he and his wife, Susan, welcomed two boys into their family – Rowan and Finn.
Johnny graduated in May of 2015 and decided to move back to his hometown in the Brainerd Lakes area. In his free time he enjoys golfing, biking, being on the lakes, and spending time with his family.
Kelsey Meyer, DPT
Kelsey Meyer graduated from Healy High School in Pierz, Minnesota in 2010. She became interested in Physical Therapy after shadowing a physical therapist for a “career shadow day” while in 8th grade. The excitement of helping others increase their quality of life and building personal relationships with patients attracted her to the career. She became interested in working at Select Therapy after completing observation hours at the Pierz and Baxter locations during her undergraduate studies.
Kelsey graduated with honors from the University of North Dakota, at Grand Forks, with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2016. Her special interests include sports medicine, general orthopedics and chronic pain. She is looking forward to the opportunity of developing and broadening her interests and skills in the profession through continuing education.
After graduating in May 2016, Kelsey decided to move back to her hometown in central Minnesota. In her free time she enjoys hunting, fishing, athletics, running, golfing, outdoor activities, travel, and spending time with family and friends. Playing on softball leagues with her cousins and friends is always a highpoint of her summer nights.
Betsy Hermanson, DPT
Betsy Hermanson graduated from the University of North Dakota with her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2016 after completing her undergraduate studies at Concordia College.
Betsy started her physical therapy career in acute care and looks forward to transitioning into the outpatient setting. Betsy was drawn to physical therapy as she enjoys working hands-on with people and improving the quality of life of those she works with.
Betsy and her husband Kale recently moved to Kale’s hometown of Baxter. In her free time Betsy enjoys reading, running, camping, and spending time at the lake.
Travis Mattson, DPT, ATC
Travis Mattson graduated from Concordia University, St. Paul as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. While at Concordia, Travis had the opportunity to present research on kinesiology tape’s effect on the shoulder at the physical therapy national convention. Prior to his physical therapy education, Travis attended Gustavus Adolphus college where he studied and gained certification in athletic training.
Travis’s passion lies in helping people succeed. There is nothing better than helping someone not only recover from their current ailment but also prevent pain or injury from returning. His primary interests lie in sports medicine, injury screening and prevention, and general orthopedics. Travis chooses to utilize a variety of treatment techniques to best fit the needs of his patients, such as: patient specific exercise, soft tissue mobilization, Graston technique, kinesiology taping, myofascial release, mobilizations and spinal manipulative therapy to name a few.
When not working, Travis enjoys spending time outdoors, from mountain biking and camping to golfing and kayaking. Travis is new to the Brainerd Lakes area and is eager to take part in all of the outdoor activities it has to offer!
Sara Carlson, Occupational Therapist, MS, OTR/L
Sara graduated from high school in western Montana. She became interested in being an Occupational Therapist after taking a Career Pathways assessment before her Sophomore year in college that listed OT as a good fit. While completing her observation hours with an OT specializing in hand therapy, she knew this specialty area was what she wanted to pursue within her profession.
Sara graduated with honors from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND in December 2003 and has been an OT since February 2004. She has lived in the Brainerd area since 2004. She enjoys making people feel welcome and working with patients to design creative solutions to help them reach their goals.
Outside of work, Sara enjoys spending time with her family and experiencing the outdoors. She participates in triathlons, running, boating, skiing, archery, and fishing league. She and her husband, Mike, have three children who also participate in a variety of sports. They love spending time on the lakes of Minnesota as a family.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Nichole Kammerer, PTA and CMT
Nichole Holland graduated from Anoka Ramsey Community College with an Applied Science PTA degree in 2012. Nichole also holds a diploma from Centerpoint Massage School.
Nichole became interested in Physical Therapy while working as a massage therapist and performing many sports massages on different sports athletes. One of her clinicals included working on the Twin Cities marathon runners and Gopher football players.
When not at work, Nichole enjoys spending time with her family and friends–shopping, hanging out on the boat in the summertime, fishing and enjoying the sun.
Amanda Sweningson, PTA
Amanda graduated from Anoka Ramsey Community College with her Associates in Applied Science PTA degree in 2012. She joined our Pierz Clinic’s rehabilitation team as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2013.
Amanda has had a lifelong interest in athletics, which is what originally led her to pursue a career in physical therapy. She looks forward to developing her knowledge in specific areas of physical therapy through continuing education in the field. Amanda feels the most rewarding aspect of her career is the satisfaction she receives from helping patients overcome injuries and return to their prior level of function.
When Amanda is not working she enjoys quality time with her husband Eric, family, and close friends. Along with spending time outdoors and participating in various volunteer work.
Breanna Carr, PTA
Breanna graduated from Lake Superior College of Duluth, MN this May 2017. She became interested in becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant while working with her Health/Physical Education teacher at McGregor High School.
She is intrigued by the mechanics of how the body works and loves playing a role in getting patients back to completing daily activities and the hobbies they enjoy!
After college she moved back to her hometown of McGregor, MN. On her free time she enjoys spending time with the family, hunting, fishing, sports and being on the lake!
Chris Gregor, PTA
Chris graduated from Western Technical College in La Crosse, WI in 2017. He recently moved up to the Brainerd Lakes area as he is from South West Minnesota.
Chris chose physical therapy because he s fascinated by the body and the potential the human body has to push past limits.
Outside of work he enjoys being outdoors, fishing, kayaking, and anything else I can do with my puppy CeCe. He really enjoys mud runs, such as the Tough Mudder and Spartan race. He is also a Paladin Chief in the United States Army National Guard.
Amanda Kronen, PTA
Amanda Kronen graduated from Anoka Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids with an Applied Science PTA degree in 2008. She joined the Select Therapy team for the Pine River location April 2018. She became interested in Physical Therapy due to a high school sports injury.
She is passionate to improve patients function to enjoy life! Her skills include: all age groups while pursuing her passion in manual therapy and pediatrics.
Amanda, her husband Matt, and her kids (Norah and Joelle) reside in the Pine River Area since 2013. She enjoys upland hunting, fishing, and spending time with her family in the great outdoors.
Dana Gutzmann, PTA
Dana Gutzmann grew up in Elk River, MN and graduated from Great Falls College of Montana State University in 2013. Additionally, she holds a bachelor degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Minnesota at Duluth where she played rugby.
Her experience is in joint replacement therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, musculoskeletal disorders, and neurorehabilitation. Dana really enjoys connecting with people, learning their stories, and helping them return to the life they love living.
As a person who loves adventures, Dana enjoys everything outside including running, mountain biking, snowboarding, and everything on the water. She also enjoys strumming on the mandolin in her off time. Dana has spent the past 10 years living in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, Rocky Mountains of Montana, and Cascade Mountains of Oregon. She’s now happy to be living in the Brainerd Lakes area with her husband, Matt, and her amazing dog, Scout.
Alli Streed, PTA
Alli graduated from Lake Superior College’s PTA program of Duluth, MN this past May 2018, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from University of Minnesota Duluth in 2016. She has been interested in the physical therapy field after shadowing a physical therapist back in high school and seeing positive responses from teammates who went through physical therapy.
She loves the patient interaction and being a piece to the puzzle in getting people back to their lifestyles and activities through success from PT. After college she made the move to the Twin Cities. She loves being outdoors, hiking the numerous state parks Minnesota has to offer, being at her family cabin, and spending time with family and friends.
Nicole Matlock, PTA
Nicole received her Associate in Applied Science Degree for Physical Therapist Assistant from Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN in 2016. She also has a Bachelors degree in Exercise Sports Science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Nicole originally became drawn to the Physical Therapy profession while participating in high school athletics. She has always been interested in the anatomy and mechanics of the body. Overall, she believes that finding the treatment methods that work best for each individual patient is the ultimate goal.
In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities including fishing and gardening, and spending time with her husband and son.
Lea Aaberg, ATC
Lea graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. During her time at UND, she had rotations with various Division I athletic teams, including a rotation with the men’s hockey team during their ‘15-‘16 NCAA national title season. She also spent a summer in Scottsdale, AZ completing an internship at Efficient Movement where she took particular interest in utilizing movement patterns to optimize human performance.In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, camping, yoga, reading, and photography.
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