Makin’ My Way Up North

Makin’ My Way Up North

It’s finally December and I’m currently thanking the holy being of the universe for slowly bringing this year to an end. Frankly, everything sucked this year. Every holiday was boring, every “virtual event” tried but couldn’t keep up with in-person nostalgia, every person is masked up, heck even the coffee sucked…(meaning that everything near and dear to my hipster heart was closed up just in time for Christmas drinks). 

While it may seem like everything is closed, there is hope for all people in pain. We are still open! In the month of December, Orthopedic & Spine Therapy focuses its spotlight on our Northern clinics. Shining our company light on our clinic in Ashland, Wisconsin who continues to prove that yes, they do indeed exist. 

Meet our Ashland Therapists

Kennan Archer

Physical Therapist, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Kennan grew up on a small lake in northwest Iowa. He has traveled extensively and has lived in Alaska and Iowa, treating patients in a hospital and private setting before settling in northern Wisconsin. 

“I became a physical therapist because I get a sense of fulfillment helping patients through the process of restoring function and quality to their daily lives through movement and awareness of their bodies.”  

Kennan’s extensive experience has given him a lot of tools in his toolbox to approach a patient’s problems. “Compassion is key. Patients aren’t cars, and we aren’t mechanics. As a physical therapist, I treat the person. It’s a patient’s own body that does the healing, and my role is to be an educator, coach, and even cheerleader to foster that healing. It’s hard to do well if I don’t genuinely care about the person, and just see my patients as checkboxes on my day’s to-do list.” 

Cassandra Sauer

Physical Therapist, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Cassandra desires to make a positive impact on the lives of the patients through physical therapy. Graduating from UW-LaCrosse with both her undergraduate and graduate degrees, she is passionate about treating patients within small communities.

“I would like to assist others to stay moving and remain healthy. The best feeling is watching a patient become self-empowered over the course of treatment and recognize how much progress they have made.”

“I would like to assist others to stay moving and remain healthy. The best feeling is watching a patient become self-empowered over the course of treatment and recognize how much progress they have made.”

Cassandra believes in being empathetic and actively listening to patients, as well as giving them the confidence and tools they need to successfully reach their goals. She specializes in individualized care programs and brings with her experience working with patients that have neurological disabilities and women’s health-related diagnoses.

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