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Krista Beckert, PT, DPT, AIB-CCON graduated from Washington University with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Krista treats a variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular diagnoses. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Iowa State University and is a loyal Cyclones fan. Krista enjoys outdoor activities, trying new foods, and spending time with friends and family.

Matt Bravard, PT, MPT, CFMT, AIB-CCON graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature. He continued his education at the University of Iowa where he received a Master of Physical Therapy degree. Matt is certified in Functional Manual Therapy and is one of the few therapists in Iowa to obtain this certification. He enjoys his family, running, cooking, gardening, and reading.
Lindsay Breitbach, PT, DPT received her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from St. Ambrose University and later graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Lindsay enjoys playing sports, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Shannon Brostad, PT, MPT graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and later received her Master of Physical Therapy degree. Shannon enjoys treating patients with various orthopedic or neurological issues, as well as lymphedema. Outside of work, Shannon is involved with church and her children’s activities.

Margaret Cavanagh, PTA enjoys bicycling, cross country skiing, and photography.

Bill Fellows, PT, HCA graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. He completed the Certificate in Physical Therapy Program at the University of Iowa. Bill graduated from Des Moines University with a Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration. Bill is a retired Major in the United States Army Reserves. He enjoys running, RAGBRAI, and being with family.

Kitty Hippler, OT graduated from St. Ambrose University with a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy and Psychology. She enjoys running, reading, baking, and spending time with her family.
Chris Mach, PT, DPT graduated for South Dakota State. He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Clarke University.  Chris enjoys the outdoors, running, and spending time with family.

Jena Velasquez, PT, DPT, AIB-CCON graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University with a degree in Exercise Science. Following her undergraduate degree, she worked with Performance Therapies focusing on athletic performance enhancement. Jena completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Iowa. She enjoys soccer, biking, and playing with her dog.


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