Staff

Emily Monson, PT

Emily Monson, MS, PT

Physical Therapist/Practice Owner of Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists

Emily received her Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Physical Therapy program in 2000. She also attended the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Emily opened the Turtle Lake clinic location in 2005 and the Clear Lake clinic location in 2009. She specializes in orthopedics, post-operative rehabilitation, TMJ dysfunction, and industrial medicine. Her interest in work injury management has provided career development through partnership with regional businesses for onsite prevention services, ergonomic training, safety education, and specialized testing for the injured worker. She is actively involved in her professional organization as a current APTA member and member of the Private Practice Section. She also held a position from 2011-2015 as an editorial board member for Impact Magazine. Emily is a graduate of Clayton High School and now resides in Clear Lake, Wisconsin with her husband and two children. She is an active Business Council member and Lion’s Club member. She enjoys coaching volleyball for the Clear Lake District youth programs and in her free time, enjoys running, camping, and spending time with friends and family. She enjoys providing physical therapy to the communities that provided such a helpful experience in her youth. It is her mission to have every patient’s rehabilitation experience with Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists be extraordinary.

Kyle Larson, DPT

Kyle Larson, DPT

Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Kyle Larson grew up and went to school in Clayton, WI. He was an avid athlete playing football, basketball, and baseball. After high school, he continued with sports into college and played football at UW-Stevens Point. After college he continued onto grad school at the College of St. Scholastica where he received his doctorate in physical therapy. He became interested in physical therapy at a young age after getting injured playing basketball and coming to see the team at Turtle Lake Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists. His interest includes treating all patients with a variety of different presentations and conditions. Kyle enjoys working in the orthopedic field and helping people get back to what they love doing. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, hunting, and being outside in general. Kyle is happy to be in a position to give back to the community where he is from.

Krista Amundsen

Krista Amundsen, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Krista joined Turtle Lake and Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists in October 2010 as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She graduated from Chippewa Valley Technical College with an Associate’s degree in Physical Therapy/Applied Science. Over the years Krista has gained experience working with a variety of patients including sports injuries, acute and chronic orthopedics, spine, geriatrics, work injuries, and aquatic therapy. Her true passion is working with the injured athlete as she gets to challenge them in many different ways both physically and mentally. Outside of work Krista enjoys spending time with her husband and children, camping, and watching sports!

Tanner Arnold

Tanner Arnold, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Tanner, a Turtle Lake native, joined the Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists in September of 2018 as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Tanner is a 2018 graduate from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, WI with an Associate of Applied Science – Physical Therapist Assistant Degree. He developed his passion for movement, human performance and helping others reach their highest level of function while closely working with his high school Athletic Trainer and area therapists while he was a multi-sport athlete for Turtle Lake High School competing in football, basketball and baseball. His clinical experience involves working in a TCU hospital setting, skilled nursing and outpatient orthopedics. Clinically, Tanner’s true passion lies within the injured athlete, enjoying direct, one-on-one treatment techniques to help assist patients return to peak potential within their desired activities. Tanner, a 2014 Turtle Lake High School graduate, has close ties to the Turtle Lake community, allowing him to have an instant connection to many patients that walk through our doors. Tanner is proud and excited to begin his career with Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists to give back to his local orthopedic community. In his spare time, Tanner is an avid bow hunter during both fall and winter seasons, enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, strength training, camping and anything else that involves moving around and being outdoors.

Tanner Arnold

Kristine Ostertag, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Kristine Ostertag joined Clear Lake Physical Therapy Rehab and Specialists in April 2021. She graduated from UW-LaCrosse in 2014 with an Exercise Sports Science degree. In 2016 she graduated from Western Technical College in LaCrosse, WI with an associates degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant. From there she has worked in a skilled nursing facility and for the last four years she has worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant in an outpatient private practice clinic in the Twin Cities. Kristine has worked with a wide variety of injuries and is excited to bring her knowledge to the team and local communities! Kristine grew up in a small town and enjoys spending her time in the outdoors. In the fall she is either bow hunting, waterfowl hunting or upland hunting with her dog “Ted”. Kristine also enjoys ice fishing and open water fishing, along with spending time with her nephews and family.

Melissa Waytashek MS, ATC, LAT

Melissa Waytashek MS, ATC, LAT

Athletic Trainer

Melissa joined the Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists team as an Athletic Trainer in July, 2012. Along with helping out in the clinics, Melissa provides care to athletes at the Clayton and Clear Lake School Districts. She attends practices throughout the week, covers sporting events and is available for athletes in the clinic environment. Athletes can visit Melissa during the school year on convenient days. Melissa provides care in the areas of injury prevention, management, evaluation, and rehabilitation of the athlete and injured worker. She is also certified through the American Red Cross as a First Aid, AED and CPR instructor. Melissa attended Northland College in Ashland, WI for four years where she played basketball for the Lumber Jills and graduated with a Biology degree and a coaching minor. She then attended graduate school at the College of Saint Scholastica receiving an entry-level Master’s degree in Athletic Training. Melissa grew up on a small dairy farm in Little Falls, MN. She enjoys playing/watching sports, being outdoors, gardening, baking and being with her pets and friends. She is proud to be part of a great healthcare team! She looks forward to helping patients, opening new opportunities for athletes and patients, and being available for those in need as well as excited to be involved in the community!

Tina Siebert

Tina Siebert

Office Manager

Tina Siebert joined Turtle Lake Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists in June of 2008 as the Front Desk Coordinator in the Turtle Lake and Clear Lake locations, holding this position for almost 10 years. Exciting changes within the practice allowed her to move into the position of Office Manager which she currently began at the start of 2018. Tina is a 2004 graduate of Barron High School and attended Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, WI and graduated as a Certified Medical Assistant in 2006. She has previously worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Dunn County Health Care Center in Menomonie and Pioneer Nursing Home in Prairie Farm and as a Certified Medical Assistant in the Anticoagulation Department at Marshfield Clinic. Tina's role at Clear Lake Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists is to maintain general office flow by managing the support staff schedules, training/mentoring staff, marketing and promotions for the practice, and assisting the owner in the business finances. It's important to Tina that everyone is satisfied with their experience at Clear Lake Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, in any way they work with us, so she strives to provide excellent customer service and wants those around her to do the same. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hunting, UTVing, and spending time with her husband and their dogs.

Jodi Dressen

Jodi Dressen

Director of Billing and Reimbursement

Jodi Dresen is the Director of Billing & reimbursement/Compliance officer for Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists. She has more then 18 years of healthcare management experience specializing in billing and reimbursement strategies for the physical and occupational therapy disciplines. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Parkside with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management. Jodi has been a part of the Clear Lake billing department since opening in 2005. She specializes in Insurance communication with all Insurance companies, ensuring that all services are billed accurately and compliantly, as well as patient account collections and management. Outside of work Jodi enjoys the outdoors, running, biking, camping and being with her children and family.

Beck Melton

Becky Melton

Patient Advocate

Becky joined the team in August of 2017 as the front desk coordinator and, since then, has transitioned into the role of an administrator with the practice. Her education and work history in administration, management and customer service have led to a position working alongside the billing director to maintain back-office flow as a specialist in billing, insurance and collection management. As Patient Advocate for the practice, her goal is to make sure that our patients are taken care of at every level from understanding their benefits to finding financial solutions that work for the practice and the patient. She has a passion for people and creating an environment that is positive, making sure her coworkers and patients feel valued, accepted and heard. Becky resides in Cameron with her husband Steve and their 2 dogs, Stella and Winston. They consider themselves half empty nesters with 2 of their 4 children still in school and living at home. Becky loves to spend time with her kids, hang out in the kitchen and fellowship with her church family.

Gracie Martin

Brenda LaBlanc

Front Desk Coordinator

Brenda joined Turtle Lake Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialist as the Front Desk Coordinator in April 2021. As the front desk coordinator, Brenda handles the registration and scheduling of appointments and works closely with the providers to maintain a good clinic flow throughout the day. She has over 25 years of customer service experience and truly enjoys working with the patient population. Brenda is a native Turtle Laker. She is married to her husband Kevin of 10 years and they have been together for 20. She has two grown children and six beautiful grandchildren, which are the light of her life! Outside of work, Brenda enjoys spending time with her family. Also, in the winter going on vacation to Mexico and Texas, summer is spending time at a campground in Sarona where they have had a permanent site for 11 years.

Chloe Singerhouse

Chloe Singerhouse

Front Desk Coordinator

Chloe Singerhouse joined Clear Lake Physical Therapy and Rehab in August of 2021 as a physical therapy aide. From there, she developed a passion for physical therapy and patient care. Changes within the clinic led her to advance into the Front Desk Coordinator position in December of 2021. She and her family reside in the Prairie Farm area. She strives to provide outstanding customer service, keep the office and schedule organized, and make the transition and journey of therapy smooth for all patients. Outside of work Chloe enjoys traveling, being outdoors, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.

Alyssa Young

Alyssa Young

Front Desk Coordinator

Alyssa joined Clear Lake Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists in March 2022. Alyssa was born in Minnesota and has since lived in Florida and Michigan before moving to Wisconsin in 2011. She graduated from Ironwood High school in 2009 and Gogebic Community College in 2011 with an Associate's Degree in Arts, but studied psychology and social work. She has an additional technical certificate for medical coding that was obtained in 2017. Alyssa has worked in the Amery area since 2015 and has always worked in some kind of customer service role, most recently working at Garibaldi's and as the Front-End Manager at Dick's Fresh Market. Together with her husband, they have 3 children and many pets that include dogs, cats, a horse and chickens. Alyssa enjoys being around people, spending time with her family, and is very competitive. She participated in volleyball in school and continued at the community college level for 2 years, still currently enjoying playing volleyball all year round, indoor and outdoor. She also enjoys golfing, horseback riding, cooking/baking, and traveling.