Larsen Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy (LSMPT) has become a leader in providing physical therapy, athletic training, industrial medicine, and sports medicine services because of the dedication of our staff. LSMPT is a therapist owned practice with a focus on our patients, the physicians who entrust their patient’s care to us, and our staff members that work hard everyday to create the caring, professional atmosphere that is LSMPT. We enjoy what we do, we strive everyday to learn more, and we appreciate the opportunity to give back to the communities in which we live and work.
Richard Larsen, MPT, CEO Larsen Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy
Richard Larsen received his physical therapy education at the Mayo School of Health Related Sciences-Rochester, MN, graduating in 1998. His professional experience includes a variety of settings, including acute care, home health, and outpatient orthopedic clinics. Since 2006, Richard has owned and operated his own orthopedic practice where the focus has been in sports medicine as well as a variety of other musculoskeletal disorders. He is committed to providing the highest quality care through the use of manual physical therapy, evidence based medicine, and individualized exercise programs. Over the years, Richard has increased the depth and breadth of his expertise by attending hundreds of hours of continuing education. He is active in both the state and national PT associations, assists as adjunct faculty at a local physical therapist assistant program, and enjoys spending time with his family.
John Knutson, General Manager
John received an Associates Degree in Commercial Art from Western Wisconsin Technical Institute in 1979. John worked as a graphic designer for two years at Mound Graphic in Elk Mound, WI before buying that business and operating Star Graphics from 1981-1984. After selling Star Graphics, John became the Art Director, Production Manager and Plant Manager of All American Manufacturing of Menomonie, then Boyceville, WI from 1984-1988. Moving to Hudson, WI in September of 1988, John started the Graphic Design and Printing firm RPG as the General Manager. Starting in 1988, John became a partner and ran RPG until 2008 when RPG merged with Digital Dynamics of River Falls and The Resco Company of Hudson. John served as President of RESCO from January 1st of 2008 to August of 2011 when he sold his interest to business partner, Eric Strand. John started working with Rich Larsen in the area of business development at Larsen Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy and Catalyst in October 2011 and was named General Manager of LSMPT/Catalyst on January 1st of 2012.
James W. Matheson PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS, Clinical Director
Dr. J.W. Matheson is board certified in both orthopaedic and sports physical therapy. He is a former critical content editor for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) in the area of sports. He is a member of the sports section nominating committee and a member of the orthopedic section ICF Clinical Practice Guidelines project team. In 2002, J.W. served as a PT volunteer in the Olympic Village Polyclinic in Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Dr. Matheson has several peer-reviewed publications in the areas of fear avoidance behaviors in physical therapy, mechanical lumbar traction, and the analysis of specific exercises for the knee and shoulder. He is also the co-author of eight physical therapy textbook chapters describing examination techniques and interventions in the areas of sports and orthopedic physical therapy. Dr. Matheson currently presents continuing education throughout the United States on the topics of best practice techniques for selected upper and lower extremity conditions.
J.W. is a 1996 Mayo School of Health Sciences graduate and he completed the nationally recognized physical therapy sports residency at Gundersen-Lutheran Sports Medicine in Onalaska, WI in 2001. He is a current student in the Nova Southeastern University Physical Therapy PhD Program. Dr. Matheson is excited to be the newest member of the Larsen Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy (LSMPT) team. He will be helping staff the main office in Hudson as LSMPT develops satellites in Roberts, WI, and Hastings, MN.
In his free time, J.W. likes to escape with his family to Montana to hike, ski and fly fish.
Dan Teece, DPT, Director of Physical Therapy
Daniel Teece graduated from Iowa State University with his B.S. degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences. Daniel went on to receive his doctorate degree in physical therapy from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. During his time spent at Creighton and his time spent in his clinical rotations, Daniel became particularly interested in research. He has had the opportunity to work and complete research at the Iowa State University Motor Control Lab, as well as the Creighton University Biodynamics and Motion Analysis Lab. His research interests are in sports medicine, orthopedics, and neurological diseases. Dan enjoys treating a variety of physical therapy areas including orthopedic related injuries, spine pain, and sports medicine. Outside of the clinic Daniel enjoys running marathons, golfing, and officiating NCAA Men’s Basketball. He also enjoys spending time with his wife Rachael, who works as a physical therapist in Maplewood, Minnesota. Dan and Rachael currently reside in Hudson, WI.
Heidi Schulz, MPT, LAT
Heidi Schulz received her degrees in athletic training and physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her high achievements were honored with the Outstanding Student Athletic Trainer Award and a physical therapy student scholarship two years in a row at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She joined Larsen Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy in January, 2007 as a physical therapist and as one of the athletic trainers at Hudson High School. Heidi enjoys treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, including those involving the spine, hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, and elbow. She specializes in sports medicine and return-to-sports rehabilitation. She has vast experience working athletic event coverage at youth, high school, and Division I college levels. Heidi is a Hudson High School graduate, and she currently resides with her husband in Hudson, WI.
Nathan Brine, LAT, Director of Athletic Training and Community Outreach
Nate is graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Athletic Training Program and holds a degree in Kinesiology. Working with the Badger sports medicine staff Nate was exposed to division one level athletic care and has brought this mind set and knowledge to Larsen Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy. During his undergraduate career he was a member with the National Athletic Trainers Association, active with the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association and received a leadership award from the organization. Nate has a passion for musculoskeletal injuries, working with athletes to achieve their peak potential and education of future athletic trainers. When not working with patients or athletes, Nate enjoys pursuing his own athletic endeavors including triathlons, climbing, cross country skiing and enjoying the outdoors.
Justin Guzman, LAT, Director of Industrial Medicine
Justin graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Kinesiology and a major in Athletic Training. Through working with the staff athletic trainers at UW, as well as the sports medicine doctors, Justin developed his knowledge and appreciation for what it takes to provide the highest quality care to an athletic population. In addition to treating injuries, Justin enjoys helping athletes get the most out of their potential through training programs and specialized instruction, particularly for baseball pitchers. Out side of work he enjoys staying active by running and weight training. Justin has also been known for tearing up some small mouth bass fishing and bagging trophy bucks.
Stacey Chezik, MATC, ATC, LAT, PES
Stacey graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior with her B.S. degree in Exercise Science. Stacey went on to receive her master’s degree in athletic training from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX. During her time spent at Texas Tech and her time spent in her clinical rotations, Stacey developed her knowledge and appreciation to have an integral role in the prevention and treatment of sports injuries combined with teaching athletes the importance of health and wellness. Stacey looks forward to working with all age groups and ability levels. She enjoys empowering each client to new levels of fitness and self-esteem. She feels that everyone has the right and ability to better their health. Outside of work Stacey enjoys cycling, water skiing, spending time at her cabin, cooking, reading, and volunteering with the Special Olympics.
Jenna Lenards, LAT
Jenna has worked as one of Hudson High School's athletic trainers for the past 8 years. She enjoys working with all types of sports and athletes. Athletics have been a huge component of Jenna’s life for as long as she can remember. Her hobbies include volleyball, basketball, biking, traveling and spending as much time with family and friends as possible. She is currently heading up the athletic training program at St.Croix Central for Larsen Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy.
Scott Peterson, DPT, CSCS
Scott received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. Prior to his DPT, he earned a B.S. in Exercise Science: Movement Science from Winona State University in Winona, MN in 2007. He has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists through the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 2007. Scott is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Sports Section of the APTA. As a physical therapist, Scott enjoys helping people get back to the things they love to do. He likes continually learning and developing his skills as a practitioner to better treat patients. Scott has been active in all athletics throughout his life and played collegiate football while at Winona State, and has a strong interest in the sports medicine and general orthopedics fields of PT. Scott uses a variety of treatment techniques, focusing on manual therapy and individualized exercises to obtain optimal results. Scott enjoys spending time with his family and being active indoors and outdoors.
Monisha Walters, DPT
Monisha Walters completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from New York University in 2011. She received her B.S in Psychobiology and Masters in Social Science with a concentration in Student Affairs and Diversity from Binghamton University in 2005 and 2006. At Binghamton she competed as a Division I track and field athlete; main events included the heptathlon and triple jump. Dr. Walters enjoys working with patients with orthopedic rehab needs and has training and advanced education in Female Pelvic Floor dysfunction through the Herman Wallace Rehabilitation Institute. Her credentials include Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and beginner Pilates mat instructor. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2008 and APTA’s section on Women’s Health. Outside of the clinic she enjoys to stay healthy with running, intramural team sports and spending time with her husband.
Tracy Oswald is the Administrative Manager & Billing Specialist for Larsen Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy. She has been with LSMPT since opening in 2006. Tracy came to us with 15 years of insurance and billing experience. Please feel free to contact her at any time before, during or after your therapy if you have any questions. She’ll be happy to help in any way she can.
Erin Jackman, Patient Care Coordinator
Erin works at Larsen Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy as a Patient Care Coordinator. She joined LSMPT in the summer of 2008. Her responsibilities include scheduling, insurance verification, supply management, marketing and advertisin Originally from Stillwater, MN, she now lives in Roberts, WI. A graduate from UW-Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology she has spent the last 7 years in Human Resources. Her hobbies include spending time with her husband, Jeff, and her two year old son, Brady. She also enjoys going to dinner with girlfriends and riding horses.
Pam Latterel, Licensed Massage Therapist
Pam Latterell has her Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the United States Sports Academy as well as a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. Pam has been a Certified Massage Therapist since 2000 and has accrued over 1200 hours of training. Over the course of her training, Pam received certification in Orthopedic Massage from James Waslaski in 2006. Since that time Pam has been a Teaching Assistant of James Waslaski and has taught his methods independently to local therapists in the Twin Cities area. Pam has future plans to collaborate with James Waslaski teaching Orthopedic Massage to therapists interested in treating soft tissue injuries. Pam began her teaching career in massage 2002 focusing on deep tissue and sports massage techniques. Pam also compiled three years of administration experience as the School Director at Sr. Rosalind Gefre’s St. Paul campus from 2003-2006. Over the past 11 years, Pam has experience working with age ranges of 11 -98 years old. Pam has worked with people with physical disabilities, those injured in motor vehicle accidents and those with sports and non-sports related injuries. She works with athletes ranging from junior high school level to Olympians. Regardless if a client is an athlete or non-athlete, Pam approaches the massage session the same way. Pam focuses her attention on body posture and uses a structural approach to massage. She will look at body posture to help determine areas of tension and will utilize specialized assessments to gain greater knowledge from where the pain is originating. Her massages are customized to the needs of each person every session based on discussions and evaluations. Pam’s goals are to promote the health of her clients and eliminate their postural distortions causing the chronic pain patterns. The most gratifying part about the massage profession for Pam is the satisfaction her clients feel after the session and the client’s ability to return to an active, healthy lifestyle.