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Dr. Anna Hagens
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Anna Hagens is passionate about helping her clients reach their personal goals and improve their quality of life. Anna earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from St. Olaf College in 2011 and then went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014. Anna has experience working with a wide variety of diagnoses within home care settings, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities.
Anna loves motivating clients to regain independence and believes the home environment is an ideal setting for personalized treatment. Her areas of expertise include geriatrics, fall prevention, dementia management, neurological rehabilitation and lymphedema therapy. She has furthered interest in these areas by becoming a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and certified in the Otago Falls Prevention Program. Anna has also become certified in the LSVT Big Program to provide specialized treatment to clients with Parkinson’s Disease.
Anna is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association where she stays up to date on recent research through her participation in the Home Health and Geriatrics Sections. In her free time, Anna can be found spending time with her fiancé and friends, exploring the outdoors while hiking, skiing and gardening or cooking and baking. She’s also a music lover and enjoys playing the harp and piano.
Rebecca Buttke, PT, MA
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.
Dr. Sarah Petrich
Doctor of Physical Therapy - Postural Restoration Certified - PMA Certified - Pilates Instructor
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.
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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