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Dr. Andrea Mattison
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Andrea Mattison's passion is to build confidence through movement. Her passion is primarily in infants to adolescents but loves to treat all ages. She obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota in 2016 and primarily practices in Pediatrics where she addresses the child's movement system through addressing confidence, mechanics, control, and power.
Dr. Andrea Mattison was awarded the Emerging Leader Award in 2019 from the American Physical Therapy Association due to her co-founding and being chair of the Student and New Professional Subcommittee within the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. The group was founded to develop leadership, pediatric education, and opportunities within the Academy for students and new professionals to continue to develop their practice.
She is passionate about Australian Rules Football, running, dance, and her family. She grew up in San Jose, CA and moved to MN to attend the College of Saint Benedict. She speaks locally and nationally on mobility and movement as well as leadership development.
Dr. Briana Groth
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. 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.
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.
Dr. Steven Babcock,
Dr. Steven Babcock has a passion for movement and is motivated to facilitate others in their journey towards physical performance goals. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Saint John’s University in 2008 and furthered his education in achieving a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. Steven has experience treating a variety of musculoskeletal complaints and utilizes Postural Restoration to help his patients obtain proper joint position required to train and perform at their best. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. A lifelong enthusiast for exercise, health, and wellness, Steven has infectious care to help others realize the power each individual possesses to take control of their personal health.
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.
Alana Howey, PT, MS, OCS
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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