Physical Therapy Team

In addition to our Medical and diagnostic testing capabilities, we also provide many physical therapy treatment services for our patients, including: vestibular rehabilitationbalance therapyconcussion therapytraumatic brain injury (TBI) therapy, and general muscle strengthening and reconditioning for our patients. 

Our physical therapy team is highly trained for the evaluation and treatment of dizzines, vertigo, balance disorders, and mild TBI's. Most of our team have certifications from the very prestigious Susan Herdman Vestibular Rehab program as well Impact concussion management. 

Katie Smith, PT, DPT, CSCS - Staff Physical Therapist

Telephone: Blaine (763) 786-6900
Education: Bachelors of Science – Exercise and Sport Science with minors in Nutrition and Psychology, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Concentration: Katie gained interest in vestibular rehab and concussion management during her clinical rotations. She joined the National Dizzy and Balance Center after graduating and found the comprehensive approach to the management of dizziness to be very effective. Katie also spent one year working in Las Vegas, Nevada where she helped to integrate a vestibular rehab program into an orthopedic outpatient based clinic. Katie enjoys working with patients of all ages to return them to a dizzy free life.
Licensures: Minnesota
Specialties: Katie has attended the Emory University Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency Based Course led by Dr. Susan Herdman and Dr. Rick Clendaniel. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist which has given her additional education to apply when working with all patient populations but especially those with concussion related injuries.

Outside of the clinic Katie has recently found a passion for running and has finished multiple races from 5ks to half marathons over the past 2 years. She also enjoys traveling the country with her husband and finding new national parks to hike and explore. Even with her own activity she is always looking for new ways to challenge and improve balance.

Rachel Ahn DPT - Staff Physical Therapist

Telephone: Woodbury (651) 221-0303
Education: BS in Biochemistry from University of Wisconsin - Madison
Licensures: Minnesota
Medical School: Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Rachel enjoys traveling, staying active, and spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband welcomed a daughter in 2016 and keep busy chasing after her.
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Dallas White DPT - Staff Physical Therapist

Telephone: Edina Clinic: (952) 345-3000
Education: Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Licensures: Minnesota
Medical School: Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Outside of work, Dallas enjoys traveling, running, biking, and spend time with his dog.
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Jessica Amling DPT - Staff Physical Therapist

Telephone: Burnsville Clinic: (952) 808-9000
Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of North Dakota
Licensures: Minnesota

Jess and her husband and daughter enjoy spending time with their dogs, hiking, and going to the lake.
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Tamara Schroeher DPT - Staff Physical Therapist

Telephone: Edina (952) 345-3000
Education: BA in Health and Exercise Science from Gustavus Adolphus College
Licensures: Minnesota
Medical School: Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota

I like to run, hike, and be outdoors.
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Angela Everson DPT - Staff Physical Therapist

Telephone: Woodbury Clinic (651) 221-0303
Education: Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology - University of Minnesota
Licensures: Minnesota
Medical School: Doctorate of Physical Therapy- St. Catherine University

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Christine Pearson PT - Staff Physical Therapist

Telephone: Blaine (763) 786-6900
Education: University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Bachelors in Physical Therapy
Licensures: Minnesota
Specialties: Love being able to help people return to a more full and active lifestyle.

Christine enjoys outdoor activities and travelling.
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Lori Puchalski DPT - Staff Physical Therapist

Telephone: Burnsville Clinic: (952) 808-9000
Licensures: Minnesota

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Kathryn Engelman PTA - Staff Physical Therapy Assistant

Telephone: Edina Clinic: (952) 345-3000, Burnsville Clinic: (952) 808-9000
Education: University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Degree in Kinesiology
Concentration: Physical Therapy Assistant
Licensures: Minnesota
Medical School: St. Catherine University - Physical Therapist Assistant

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Aleisha Theisen PTA - Staff Physical Therapy Assistant

Telephone: Burnsville (952) 808-9000
Education: Anoka Ramsey Community College
Licensures: Minnesota
Specialties: Why they like working at NDBC? I think the vestibular system is super fascinating, and I enjoy providing education to our patients about how it works and how our therapy helps it improve. It is very rewarding to see people’s dizziness and imbalance improve so they can return to their favorite activities again.

I enjoy spending time with family and going for walks around the many great lakes in the Twin Cities.
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Kathryn Jung PTA - Staff Physical Therapist Assistant

Telephone: Blaine (763) 786-6900
Education: Anoka Ramsey Community College, Associate of Applied Science for Physical Therapist Assistant
Licensures: Minnesota

I enjoy working at NDBC, all the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, going to movies, reading and hiking.
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