Two Therapists Join the CLPTRS team!

Clear Lake Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists (CLPTRS) just added a fourth location in Prairie Farm in April. But it’s not just the number of our offices that is expanding. Our staff is expanding as well.

We have two new therapists joining CLPTRS this month and we would love to introduce them to the community!

Tessa Traynor is joining our practice as a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). She has recently finished her DPT degree and completed her clinical rotation at CLPTRS. We are quite pleased to bring her onto our team permanently!

Tessa always knew she wanted to work in the healthcare field because helping others has always been important to her. When asked how she chose a profession in physical therapy, she said, “I fell in love with the PT field when I saw some family members go through physical therapy. They experienced a significant increase in their quality of life. That’s when I knew I wanted to be a PT so I could offer the same to others.”

Tessa enjoyed her clinical rotation at CLPTRS because founder and owner, Emily Monson, treats the entire staff like family. Tessa adds, “Emily was great to work for and learn from. She prepared me to work in a clinic setting.”

Tessa graduated from Barron Area High School and pursued her bachelor’s degree in human performance from UW-Eau Claire. She studied abroad in Limerick, Ireland, and explored much of Europe. She then moved to La Crosse to get her DPT. In 2020 she married her husband, and they now live in Amery with their two dogs.

Our second new staff member is Madison Zimmer. She has been helping at CLPTRS for a couple of years as an aide and is wrapping up her student internship with us. She will soon become a PT Assistant for our team.

Madison chose physical therapy as her area of study and profession because she enjoys learning how the body works in a musculoskeletal aspect. She feels physical therapy is a rewarding profession because she helps people reach their goals.

Madison’s favorite aspect of working at CLPTRS is the team of people she works alongside. She’s looking forward to continuing to serve her community. She says, “Working in the town where I was raised is very rewarding. I like that I have a personal connection to most patients who walk through the door.”

Madison graduated from Clear Lake High School. She then attended Chippewa Valley Technical College, where she received her associate degree in applied sciences. She spends a lot of her free time outdoors with her boyfriend, Bailey, and her dog, Goose. Since she graduated from high school, Madison has helped coach varsity volleyball and basketball for CLHS. She loves to travel and has a goal to visit all 50 states!

When you receive therapy from CLPTRS, you interact with our friendly and professional staff from your first phone call to the end of your time in physical therapy. Please call us at 715-263-4110 to use our service and discover our quality staff who are always working in a caring way to restore human performance.