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Dr. Eva Norman

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Rebecca Buttke, PT, MA

Physical Therapist

rebecca.buttke@liveyourlifept.com

Rebecca graduated in December 2002 from The College of St. Scholastica with her Master’s in Physical Therapy. Her passion upon graduating was working in the outpatient setting due to her love of sports and personal experience with outpatient physical therapy after her own knee surgeries.

During her nine and a half years of outpatient experience, it became clear to her that she had a strong desire to work with the geriatric population. The home care setting was an ideal change to allow her to treat patients in their most comfortable setting - their home. Her nearly six years of home care experience has given her the comprehensive exposure in evaluating, treating, and coordinating care for clients in order to help them reach their functional and personal goals. Her favorite part of her job is educating in injury prevention and helping clients reach superior outcomes.

When not at work, Rebecca enjoys spending quality time with her husband, two kids, and two dogs. Her family enjoys time at the cabin, boating, camping, and traveling. While her kids’ activities keep her pretty busy, she likes to bike, hike, snowshoe, cross country ski, and take long walks at the dog park if there is time available.

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Briana Groth, B.A., SPT

Physical Therapist

briana.groth@liveyourlifept.com

Briana Groth graduated Magna Cum Laude from Augsburg University with a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from St. Catherine University. Briana is passionate about working with the geriatric population and helping her clients achieve their goals and maximize their mobility, function, and quality of life.

In her free time, Briana enjoys spending time with family and friends and being active outdoors, including hiking, paddle boarding, running, and playing soccer.

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Dr. Sarah Petrich

Doctor of Physical Therapy - Postural Restoration Certified - PMA Certified - Pilates Instructor

sarah.petrich@liveyourlifept.com

Dr. Sarah Petrich’s first interest in movement and the human body was through dance. She's been dancing for over 25 years and taught dance for over 10 years. Her fascination with movement propelled her to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, as well as a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2005 from St Catherine University. She continued her education to receive a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006.

Inspired by Ron Hruska’s approach to therapy and biomechanics, Sarah received her Postural Restoration Certification (PRC) in 2011. In 2013, she completed her Pilates rehabilitation training with Polestar Pilates and is Pilates Method Alliance Certified. She combines these two specialties to correct musculoskeletal imbalances and asymmetries, decrease pain and increase ease and efficiency of movement so clients become a stronger, balanced and relaxed self.

Sarah continues to be active in dance through dance medicine. She has presented on various topics for Minnesota Dance Medicine Foundation, Postural Restoration Institute’s PRC Conference, Fairview’s MN SportsMedicine Conference, TRIA Orthopaedics, and local dance schools. She is a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and Minnesota Dance Medicine Foundation (MDMF) where she volunteers to manage and treat at their non-profit clinic for under-insured dancers and promotes dance health through research and community education.

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Amy Andersen,

PT, MPT

Physical Therapist

amy.andersen@liveyourlifept.com

Amy Andersen graduated summa cum laude from UW-LaCrosse with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then went on to receive her Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1998 from the renowned Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN. Amy has over 17 years of direct patient care experience in a wide variety of settings, including 13+ years in home healthcare and community rehabilitation. Her areas of expertise include vestibular rehabilitation, geriatrics, memory care, and orthopedics.

She takes great pride assisting clients in their journey to return to an optimal, active and independent lifestyle. Amy strongly believes that an active lifestyle equals a healthy lifestyle. She loves her work as a therapist, partnering with her clients and their caregivers to achieve dramatic results.

Amy and her husband are kept busy with their two boys, often shuttling them between soccer fields, swimming pools, and finally home. She is truly in her element when she’s on the road, exploring new locations and cultures all over the world. In her spare time, Amy enjoys intense sessions of heat yoga and long walks with her pet Yorkshire terrier. She treasures time spent with her group of close-knit friends and enjoys capturing travel memories via scrapbooking.

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Alana Howey, PT, MS, OCS

Physical Therapist

alana.howey@liveyourlifept.com

Alana Howey, PT, MS, OCS graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in 1985 with a B.A. biology degree. She went on to study at Texas Woman’s University and graduated with a MS in physical therapy in 1987. She has over 25 years of practice in Minnesota. The bulk of her career she has been practicing in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, treating a wide range of client ages and challenges. She developed a specialty in treating temporomandibular dysfunction, headaches and cervical dysfunction. She also applies a more holistic approach to rebalancing the entire body system with postural restoration for complex, multi-joint challenges. She received a board certification as a clinical specialist in orthopedics in 1999 and was recertified in 2009.

Alana loves guiding clients to reach their goals and aspire to higher potential! She is excited to meet people in their homes to make a specialized program work for them.

When not working, Alana is kept busy with her husband and two daughters. She loves to garden, bike, travel, and take long hikes with her dog.

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