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Kristen L. Heckendorf, DPT

  • About
    • Specialties: Physical Therapy
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    What I Do
    My philosophy of care involves evaluating my patients using a holistic approach, recognizing the many components that contribute to wellness and health. I promote independence and accountability of one's health and encourage lifelong habits. I work to uncover the root problems, take the time to educate my patients so they can better understand their health conditions. My special clinical interests include neuro rehab, movement disorders, brain injury rehab, stroke rehab, balance and dizziness rehab and aquatic therapy.

    Why I Love My Work
    I enjoy challenging my patients and watching them react and grow as they accomplish their goals. I especially value the creativity that goes into neuro rehabilitation. It is rewarding to guide and watch my patients gain the skills and function to improve their abilities and return to meaningful tasks in their life.

    Getting to Know Me
    Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children, playing volleyball, biking, kayaking, fishing, cross-country skiing, attending Saint John's sporting events and traveling.

    Education
    • Training
      Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • College
      Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, North Dakota State University