Maggie Henjum PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Maggie is a physical therapist with a passion for developing a diverse skill set, knowing the full range of treatment options and having an in-depth knowledge of emerging techniques. She utilizes evidence-based treatments tailored to each patient to elicit optimal outcomes, including: thrust and non-thrust manual therapies, exercise interventions and neuromuscular re-education. Maggie believes in teaching patients self-management strategies to empower a full recovery.

Maggie completed her doctorate at University of Colorado-Denver. Then became board certified in orthopedics (OCS), and completed her fellowship in manual therapy (AAOMPT). She has published text books and  journals in many areas including the spine and back country medicine. Maggie teaches at the University of Minnesota & South College in their DPT programs, Evidence in Motion in their residencies and many other continuing education opportunities for post professional education. In short, she is a self proclaimed nerd and loves every second of science and education. Her passions and personal life are blended on all fronts. She is medical staff volunteer for USA Ski and Snowboard where she gets to travel with olympic athletes around the world.

She believes in small healthcare, no fluff, patient centric healthcare. To deliver this, Maggie owns 4 small practices in the Twin Cities and Park City Utah. They are boutique, patient centric and mission forward. To protect this, she also owns an MSO that centralizes back office services for 40+ clinics in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Maggie has an awesome wife who approves the insanity above and an awesome kiddo and puppy to take on the worlds adventures with.

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Alyssa George PT, DPT, OCS

Alyssa wants to get you back to doing what you love, whether that be sports/recreational activities, your career, or caring for your family. Specializing in treating pelvic and orthopedic conditions, Alyssa develops individualized treatment plans because she understands that no two bodies are alike. She has been involved in research projects to help advance the field of physical therapy. Most recently she has written a case series detailing the benefits of dry needling for chronic pelvic pain and presented on the function of breathing muscles in pelvic pain at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting. She has over nine years of experience as a physical therapist and has started and led pelvic health programs at clinics in Texas, Ohio, and now Minnesota, her home state.

Alyssa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Gustavus Adolphus College, a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and continued her education at the University of Montana, earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedics and earned her certification in pelvic physical therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women’s Health. She has been a lecturer and faculty mentor of both orthopedic residency and manual therapy fellowship programs at The Ohio State University and is a credentialed clinical instructor for physical therapy students. Alyssa has been certified in dry needling and utilizes other various manual therapy techniques in her management of abdominopelvic disorders (including incontinence, constipation, lumbopelvic pain, and pregnancy-related musculoskeletal disorders) and orthopedic conditions of the neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee, and foot/ankle.

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (feeling of fullness, difficulty eliminating)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Prostatitis
  • Vaginismus, vulvodynia, endometriosis
  • Urinary/fecal incontinence and urgency/frequency
  • Constipation/bloating/IBS/diarrhea
  • Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis
  • Pregnancy and postpartum pain and weakness
  • Diastasis rectus abdominis/c-section scars
  • Sexual dysfunction/pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Coccyx pain
  • Pudendal neuralgia: irritation or pain typically worse with sitting, felt along nerve pathways from low back to rectal area, genital area, and/or bladder
  • Pain in the low back, sacroiliac joint, hip, groin, and/or pelvis

In her free time, Alyssa enjoys running, yoga, swimming, biking, hiking, canoeing, and spending time with family and friends.

Why Motion?:

“They are a team of experts that value education, research, and collaborative care in a fun, patient-centered environment.”

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Matt Arbeiter PT

Matt is an expert in building corporate wellness focused programs to keep patients in Motion with fitness, wellness, and ergonomic assessments. Matt’s devotion to both his patients and colleagues allowed him to develop an expansive network of medical and well-being professionals. In 2003, Matt became a founding partner of TC Fit, a collaborative business model for corporate fitness, wellness, and physical therapy services. Matt is a frequent presenter in the areas of back safety and ergonomics in the corporate environment.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from St. John’s University (MN) and completed his degree in physical therapy at the University of Minnesota in 1997. He has a passion for knowledge and continues ongoing training in occupational and public health, ergonomics, sports medicine and manual therapy. Matt holds a certification in ergonomics from the Back School of Atlanta and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. In addition, he is Associated Faculty at the University of Minnesota Division of Physical Therapy. Matt sits on the board for the Minneapolis Alpine Ski Team and also on the Alumni Board for the University of Minnesota Division of Physical Therapy.

Matt lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two young daughters. He and his wife are active in fundraising for the local schools. Although he is no longer coaching his daughters as they move to traveling sports leagues, you can often find him on the sidelines or in the audience supporting his daughters’ activities. You may also find him running or biking around the lakes as he dreams about winter ski trips out west. Often in tow on his runs is his beloved four-year-old golden retriever, Bode.

Jacquelyn Ruen PT, DPT, OCS

Jacque’s passion for the many facets of physical therapy only continue to grow over time.  Her constantly evolving practice is well established in lower extremity issues and the treatment of jaw dysfunction, while continuing to expand into the upper extremity and health and wellness towards preventative mindset.  She is an educator at heart and is energized by empowering patients to understand and problem solve barriers to their movement so they can focus their efforts on what really energizes them. She aims to accomplish this with a combination of hands on care and intentional, mindful movement.  

Jacque splits her time between patient care and education.  As an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, she joins a talented faculty in the shaping of the professionals of the future.  She values the ways in which clinical care, research, and education work together to elevate and direct all that physical therapy has to offer for the betterment of all of our moving lives.  

Jacque earned her undergraduate degree from Luther College, studying Biology and Athletic training. She then went on to the University of Iowa, where she earned her doctorate in physical therapy.  After practicing for a few years as a generalist, Jacque went on to complete an Orthopaedic Residency with Ohio State Sports Medicine in Columbus, OH and earn board certification.

Jacque embraces all four seasons with outdoor enjoyment of hiking, camping, running or XC skiing.  One of her favorite places to be is beside a fire with a seasonably appropriate beverage and good company, be it family and friends, a book, or music.  

Meagan Robinson PT, DPT

Meagan recognizes that a patient is not just a number, but an individual with specific needs and goals tailored to their life. She is dedicated to providing an inclusive, evidence-based, and patient-centered approach in order to best fit a patient’s needs while upholding their autonomy. Her favorite part about physical therapy is educating individuals about their body and finding what movements best fit to them.  

Meagan earned her undergraduate degrees in biology and psychology as well as her Doctorate in physical therapy from The College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN. Since then, she has also obtained her certification in blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy and professional bike fitting to optimize rehab and performance. Meagan has a strong clinical experience with varying orthopedic conditions, all levels of athletes, vestibular, and concussion treatment.  

In January of 2021, Meagan started her post-doctoral orthopedic residency program with Evidence in Motion, believing that her patients deserve the highest quality of care. This program will be completed January of 2022. 

In her free time, Meagan enjoys sampling Minneapolis’ many coffee shops, bonfires with family/friends, and winning cribbage against her wife. She stays active throughout the four seasons of MN with running, soccer, XC skate skiing, and hiking with her pups Benny and Nona.

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Sari Abelson PT, DPT

Sari embraces an individualized approach to care, informed by evidence and careful listening, and  rooted in patient values, collaboration and creativity. As a physical therapist, she is humbled by the opportunity to educate and empower patients and to illuminate the human capacity for resilience and adaptation. 

With a background in improvisational dance and yoga, Sari is passionate about cultivating  curiosity, promoting a deeper connection between mind and body, and inspiring patients to  rediscover joy through movement. Sari has clinical experience in a variety of settings including: orthopedics, pelvic health, neurologic rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, and sub-acute rehabilitation.  

Sari graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Neuroscience from St. Olaf  College in Northfield, MN in 2013. She earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis  University in Denver, Colorado in 2019. In the pursuit of providing exceptional care, Sari completed an Orthopedic Clinical Residency in 2020 through Park Nicollet Clinic and Evidence in Motion, with an emphasis in evidence-based practice and advanced training in the treatment of orthopedic conditions and manual therapy.  

Additionally, Sari pursued specialized training in Pelvic Health and Obstetrics through the  American Physical Therapy Association and Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.  She is committed to providing inclusive care and promoting awareness of Pelvic Floor Physical  Therapy.  

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (feeling of fullness, difficulty eliminating)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Vaginismus, vulvodynia, endometriosis
  • Urinary/fecal incontinence and urgency/frequency
  • Constipation/bloating/IBS/diarrhea
  • Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis
  • Pregnancy and postpartum pain and weakness
  • Diastasis rectus abdominis/c-section scars
  • Sexual dysfunction/pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Coccyx pain
  • Pudendal neuralgia: irritation or pain typically worse with sitting, felt along nerve pathways from low back to rectal area, genital area, and/or bladder
  • Pain in the low back, sacroiliac joint, hip, groin, and/or pelvis

In her free time, she enjoys adventuring outdoors with her husband and their spunky dog, Ruby, exploring hiking and biking trails, canoeing, cross country skiing and gardening. They are always dreaming up their next “off the beaten trail” travel adventure.

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Peter Ames PT, PhD, SCS

Peter graduated from Touro College, NY in 1995 and is a board-certified specialist in sports physical therapy.  After working in nine different states and the United Kingdom, he moved to Minnesota in 2006 and was the Director for the M Health Fairview Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program and the University of Minnesota Hockey Fellowship until joining Motion in 2021.  Peter completed his PhD in Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2011.  He currently practices at the Motion West clinic and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. He’s served on the planning committee for numerous sports medicine conferences since 2009, has been an invited speaker both locally and nationally and has been published in JOSPT and IJSPT.  Peter specializes in working with athletes of all ages and abilities; from the adolescent to the masters athlete, and from the weekend warrior to the professional.  Peter’s interests are primarily in the shoulder/elbow, and hip, knee, and ankle.  

Jon Frikken PT, DPT

Jon is a physical therapist whose ambition is to help individuals reclaim their ability to do the small or large things that drive their lives; whether it be standing up from a chair, lifting children/grandchildren, or performing things like deadlifting or olympic lifts again.  He believes that helping people stay active and moving is a key component to living a happy life.  

Jon obtained his bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University and a Master’s Degree in Construction Management from North Dakota State University, working in Construction Management before attending the University of Minnesota to obtain his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  He has obtained certifications in dry needling and the clinical management of the fitness athlete.  Jon obtained his clinical management of the fitness athlete certification after coaching in multiple CrossFit gyms as a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer; the certification is directed towards helping CrossFit and other recreational or competitive athletes stay active in doing what they love.  

In his free time, Jon likes to go for hikes with his wife and dog, read books, and occasionally play his bass guitar as well.  One of our favorite places to hike is along the North Shore along Lake Superior while we spend most of our time at the local hiking trails around the Northwest part of the cities.  He also enjoys participating in local CrossFit competitions and will go for runs when outside of the gym.

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Rick Mews PT, OCS

Rick began his career in orthopedic and sports medicine private practice, then shifted to outpatient PT for major health systems Allina and MHealth Fairview. He spent the last 12 years in leadership as the Director of Rehabilitation for MHealth Fairview, with accountability for provider continuing education, clinical residencies/fellowships, clinical specialization, and a patient home exercise program called PTRx. 

Rick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from St. John’s University (MN) and completed his degree in physical therapy at St. Catherine University. He has a passion for teaching and is Adjunct Faculty at St Catherine’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, where he teaches manual therapy, manipulation, and orthopedics. Clinical interests include spine care, general orthopedics, and general health and wellness. 

Rick lives in Minneapolis with his wife and three daughters. You can find him jogging along Minnehaha Creek, playing co-ed soccer across the Cities, skiing the slopes of Colorado, and spending time with family and friends. 

Renata Braudy PT, MS, MA, OCS, CLT, PhD Candidate

Renata has a passion for working with women and men during their cancer recovery. She has worked almost exclusively in oncology since 2003 and has successfully developed 3 Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Programs in 2 states. Her passion is to address each person as an individual and as a whole to help each person with their unique shoulder / chest wall and lymphedema issues. She works closely with surgeons, radiation oncologists, oncologists, orthopaedic doctors, and other medical staff to ensure she is giving the best care possible. Her goal is to maximize each patient’s level of pain-free function and to minimize their risk of (or effect of) lymphedema to allow them to return to the activities they love.

Renata earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology / Exercise Physiology from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Minnesota studying the effects of surgery and radiation therapy on shoulder function in breast cancer survivors. She is Board Certified in Orthopaedics, is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, and is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association.

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  •  Shoulder pain, stiffness, and weakness
  • Chest wall pain and stiffness
  • Cording (Axillary Web Syndrome)
  • Lymphedema Risk Reduction
  • Lymphedema Treatment (breast cancer related)
  • Pre- and post-surgical, radiation, and reconstruction related complaints

Renata lives in Chanhassen with her 2 very active boys and adorable dog. She spends her spare time attending their sporting events, walking her dog, cycling, paddle boarding, traveling, and enjoying friends and family.

Lacie Kramer PT, DPT

Lacie is a compassionate and results-oriented physical therapist who aims to foster engagement and autonomy in her patients so they can achieve optimal health and wellness. She values teamwork and enjoys collaborating with others to better serve her patients. Lacie is determined to provide consistent and inclusive care to all patients. 

Lacie graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor degree in Science and earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Concordia University St. Paul. Additionally, she completed training in Pelvic Health through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

In January 2023, she will begin her post-doctoral sports residency training with Evidence in Motion in order to provide exemplary care for all levels of athletes. Throughout this program she will work closely with Minnetonka High School and Macalester College. This program will be completed Summer 2024.

As a former competitive figure skater and dancer, Lacie has a unique understanding of the physical and emotional demands of these sports. While pursuing her education in Physical Therapy she coached figure skating and hockey skating skills. She especially enjoys educating young athletes about strength training and reducing the risk of injury.

Britta Gauthier PT, DPT

Britta is inspired by a family line of women in medicine. She grew up observing these gifts in caring for others, and found her own calling in Pilates-based and pelvic health rehabilitation. Britta is grateful for incredible mentorship in these areas, and has developed a holistic approach to care through numerous trainings. She believes in actively listening to her patients, and together developing a plan of care that is meaningful and joyful.

Britta has weaved movement into her life since childhood, including soccer, running, and yoga. She played two years of Division III soccer at New York University, then transferred home to UMN Twin Cities for a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Her love of big cities led her to Chicago, where she earned her Doctorate of PT at Northwestern University. She started her career with a passion for cyclists, and is bike fitting certified through BikePT. She also taught indoor cycling classes for 8+ years.

Britta utilizes manual therapy to help relax tension in the body and restore mobility, alongside functional strength training. She performs soft tissue, joint, and visceral mobilization, dry needling, and cupping. She loves to educate and to promote self awareness, so that patients develop the tools to heal themselves.

Britta enjoys snuggling with her puppy Ely, a namesake for her favorite spot on earth. Her and her partner’s families both have cabins on Lake Vermilion, and they look forward to annual summer trips to the BWCA. She loves XC skiing, travel, and sipping oat milk lattes in the morning.


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