Fox Valley Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic

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Fox Valley Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic, Inc. is committed to providing quality physical, occupational therapy, and athletic training for sports, personal, and work-related injuries.

Flexible appointment hours are offered to accommodate busy schedules. All new patients will receive an evaluation within 24 hours of their referral.

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Fox Valley Physical Therapy was voted the number one private practice, BEST of Winnebago County by our community members.

Steve Sobojinski OTR, CSCS, Regina Sobojinski, PT, and Patti Ahrens, Office Manager, founded Fox Valley Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic, Inc. in 1990. The independent practice has expanded into a 7,500 sq. ft. facility, including a therapeutic pool. We take pride in providing comprehensive personalized one-on-one physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training in a privately owned setting. Many of our referrals come from satisfied patients.

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At Fox Valley Physical Therapy we are committed to providing quality physical therapy services

We See The Following Diagnoses
The following are some of the diagnoses that can benefit from physical and occupational therapy.
Performing therapy
Therapy on a knee
Working on a shoulder
  • Neck & Back Pain
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Hand and Wrist injuries
  • Anke sprain/strains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hip and Thigh Sprains/Strains
  • Headaches
  • TMJ disorders
  • Postoperative rehabilitation
  • Sacroiliac Disorders (SI Joint)
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Balance disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Neurological diseases
Comprehensive Evaluations & Treatments
With Evidence-Based Treatment Techniques
Performing therapy
Therapy on a knee
TMJ Therapy

Our trained therapists perform evaluations which include the following:

  • Subjective history to determine the onset of the problem.
  • Objective examination to evaluate physical movement and joint integrity.
  • Objective measurements such as manual muscle tests, neurological assessments, and pain analysis.
  • A thorough explanation of our evaluation findings to the patient and referral source regarding physical assessment and treatment recommendations.
Treatment Techniques
  • Variety of hands-on manual therapy
  • McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for Spine & Extremities
  • Dynamic and functional therapeutic exercise
  • Graston Technique & Trigger Point Therapy
  • Functional exercise - work and sport-specific
  • Trunk and back stabilization exercises
  • Hand therapy/splinting
  • Kinesthetic taping
  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic Pool/Aquatic Therapy
  • Full Spectrum of modalities
What Can I Expect During My Visit
We do things differently at Fox Valley Physical Therapy!
Patient being treated
At each appointment, you will receive hands-on, one-on-one attention from your therapist. Your therapist will assess your pain/injury; decide what specific exercises, manual therapy, or modalities are needed for effective and efficient rehabilitation.

Our goal is to motivate you, help you return to a pain-free, fully functioning lifestyle, and to educate and give you the necessary knowledge to eliminate future complications
Aquatic Therapy Services
Fox Valley Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic is the only clinic in the area that offers aquatic therapy and exercise.
Aquatic therapy pool
Effectively Treat Your Pain

Fox Valley Physical Therapy is the only private practice in the area that offers a therapeutic pool. Aquatic therapy is beneficial for a variety of medical conditions and uses the physical properties of water to aid in patient healing and exercise performance.

Benefits of Using Aquatic Therapy
  • Buoyancy allows for less pressure  through joints during exercise
  • Decreases muscle guarding and spasms
  • Decreases effects of arthritis
  • Increases circulation
  • Decreases joint pain
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Increases balance, gait, coordination, and flexibility
Treatment Plans
Early intervention, patient education, and proper treatment are essential elements in returning patients to normal function.
Patient being treated

Individual, specialized Treatment Plans are developed for all patients depending on the injury or dysfunction. Treatment plans consist of:

  • Patient education
  • Manual Therapy techniques including, but not limited to, myofascial release, soft tissue, and joint mobilization and muscle energy.
  • Customized Therapeutic exercise for specific musculoskeletal dysfunction
  • Modalities may include electric stimulation, ultrasound, ice/heat, fluidotherapy, whirlpool, phonophoresis, iontophoresis, etc.
  • Individual home exercise programs and self-treatment techniques

Treatment sessions vary from 30 minutes to two hours based on medical necessity. During treatment sessions, we help patients develop internal management of their problems through individualized home exercise programs and self-treatment techniques.

Preventative Programs And Services
These are some of the preventative programs and services we offer
Kids working out
Our Physical Therapists Treat With The Heart Of A Teacher
  • Back/Neck/Spine education for prevention of injury
  • Personalized exercise programs
  • Health education and exercise programs for industries and "industrial athletes"
  • Women's Health Program - pelvic pain and pelvic floor strengthening, and pre/postpartum exercise instruction
  • Athletic Training Service - certified trainers provide services and "on-call" advice for the treatment of acute athletic injuries at local schools
  • Professional Therapeutic Stretching Programs
  • Annual Wellness Checks - "Check Your Engine"
Communication
We're here to help you
Kids working out

We work with the entire healthcare community, including area physicians, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, podiatrists, dentists, athletic trainers, insurance companies, and colleagues. We have developed beneficial relationships with these professionals as well. Because of these relationships, the patients' best interest is the center of care.

Communication is key to saving time and money

If the patient is not progressing or is showing signs of regression, our therapists are always available to speak with referral sources to decide if further testing, changes in the treatment plan, or discharge is necessary. These immediate actions save both the patient and the insurance company unnecessary medical expenses.

More Impressive Than Our Services is Our Team
Our Team, Our Family

Therapy is not only our profession – it’s our passion.  We will work together with you for the best outcome and we try to make rehabilitation effective and fun, in a professional yet casual environment.  Our experienced clinical team has over 100 years of cumulative experience.  Our physical and occupational therapists and athletic trainer work in conjunction with the office staff to ensure that you have the necessary appointments to help you achieve your therapy goals.  The office staff is available to answer any of your billing, insurance, and appointment questions.

Steve Sobojinski, OTR, CSCS

Occupational Therapist
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

About Steve: Occupational Therapist since 1988. Steve and his wife Regina started Fox Valley Physical Therapy in 1990. He enjoys being active in all sports, during all seasons with his family and friends. Whether it is downhill or cross-country skiing in the winter, or boating and baseball in the summer and hunting & fishing in between he loves being outside in Wisconsin.

Education: Occupational Therapy Degree - Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA. 1988

Areas of Interest: Evaluation and treatment of upper extremity diagnoses. Hand rehabilitation. Splinting of the upper extremity. Rehabilitation of throwing injuries in baseball and shoulder rehabilitation.

Regina Sobojinski, PT

Physical Therapist

About Regina: Physical therapist since 1987. Regina and her husband Steve started Fox Valley Physical Therapy in 1990. She enjoys hiking and cross-country skiing with her family.

Education: Physical Therapy Degree - Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA. 1987

Areas of Interest: Manual therapy specializing in myofascial release and muscle energy technique.  Continuing education with McKenzie Institute of evaluating and treatment of the spine.

Dr. Bridget Thiel, DPT, PT

Physical Therapist

About Bridget: Physical therapist at FVPT since 2019. She is originally from New London, WI, and excited to be practicing in her local community. She is married to her husband Ethan and enjoys spending time with her dog, family, and friends. She is energized by outdoor activities, especially boating, hunting, and golfing. She feels blessed by being able to help individuals achieve their highest quality of living.

Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy – Clarke University, Dubuque, IA. 2019

Areas of Interest: Evaluating and treating individuals with upper and/or lower extremity diagnoses. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and activity levels. She will continue to specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal problems with further study of the McKenzie Method. Another area of interest includes treating individuals with chronic pain through continued education in the pain neuroscience approach.

Darrick Lang, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

About Darrick: Physical therapist assistant at FVPT since 2005. He is married to his wife Cara and has five children, Aaron, Finn, Lulu, Tripp, and Roni. In his spare time, he loves shifter kart racing, motorsports, and woodworking as a hobby. Darrick also likes spending time hunting pheasants and ducks in the fall with his dog Meg.

Education: Associate Degree of Applied Science - Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI. 2004

Areas of Interest: Treatment of wound care and upper extremity injuries. Custom splint making and brace fitting expertise.

Darren Hanusa, LAT

Licensed Athletic Trainer
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

About Darren: Certified athletic trainer at FVPT since 1998. He has one daughter, Addison. He enjoys watching and playing sports, particularly basketball.

Education: Physical Education/ Athletic Training Degree - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI. 1997

Areas of Interest: Evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries. Specializes in knee and ankle injuries. Sport-specific conditioning and personal training.

Certification: Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength, and Conditioning Specialist

Courtney Baumann, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

About Courtney: Physical therapist assistant at FVPT since 2015. She is married to her high school sweetheart Wally and has one child, Oliver. She enjoys spending time outside and being with friends and family; especially loves going to visit family in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Education: Associate Degree of Applied Science - Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI. 2015

Areas of Interest: Treatment of a wide variety of diagnoses through all ages. Enjoys treating lower extremity injuries such as total knee replacements.

Certification: HealthCare Customer Service Representative

Josie Arneson, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

About Josie: Physical therapist assistant at FVPT since 2016.  She is married to her husband Kevin. She went through a lot of PT as a child and has always had an interest in helping people. She decided to go into PT to give back to her community.

Education: Associate Degree of Applied Science - Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI 2016

Areas of Interest: Aquatic Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, and Pediatrics.

Patti Ahrens

Clinic Manager

About Patti: Clinic manager at FVPT since 1990. She is married to her husband Bryon with three children, Nick, Travis, and Emily. She is a proud grandma to twin granddaughters. She enjoys boating, hiking, biking, and spending time with family.

Education: Bachelor of Science - Community Health Education – University of Wisconsin La Crosse, La Crosse WI. 1982

Paula Clark

Billing/Insurance Specialist

About Paula: Medical/billing Insurance Specialist at FVPT since 1993. Married to her husband Scott and has two daughters, Lindsey and Martina. She enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, and boating.

More Impressive Than Our Services is Our Team
Our Team, Our Family

Therapy is not only our profession – it’s our passion.  We will work together with you for the best outcome and we try to make rehabilitation effective and fun, in a professional yet casual environment.  Our experienced clinical team has over 100 years of cumulative experience.  Our physical and occupational therapists and athletic trainer work in conjunction with the office staff to ensure that you have the necessary appointments to help you achieve your therapy goals.  The office staff is available to answer any of your billing, insurance, and appointment questions.

Steve Sobojinski, OTR, CSCS
Steve Sobojinski
Steve Sobojinski, OTR, CSCS

Occupational Therapist
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

About Steve: Occupational Therapist since 1988. Steve and his wife Regina started Fox Valley Physical Therapy in 1990. He enjoys being active in all sports, during all seasons with his family and friends. Whether it is down hill or cross-country skiing in the winter, or boating and baseball in the summer and hunting & fishing in between he loves being outside in Wisconsin.

Education: Occupational Therapy Degree - Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA. 1988

Areas of Interest: Evaluation and treatment of upper extremity diagnoses. Hand rehabilitation.  Splinting of upper extremity.  Rehabilitation of throwing injuries in baseball and shoulder rehabilitation.

Regina Sobojinski, PT
Regina Sobojinski, PT
Regina Sobojinski

Physical Therapist

About Regina: Physical therapist since 1987. Regina and her husband Steve started Fox Valley Physical Therapy in 1990. She enjoys hiking and cross country skiing with her family.

Education: Physical Therapy Degree - Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA. 1987

Areas of Interest: Manual therapy specializing in myofascial release and muscle energy technique.  Continuing education with McKenzie Institute of evaluating and treatment of the spine.

Dr. Bridget Thiel, DPT
Dr. Bridget Thiel, DPT

Physical Therapist

About Bridget: Physical therapist at FVPT since 2019. She is originally from New London, WI and excited to be practicing in her local community. She is married to her husband Ethan and enjoys spending time with her dog, family, and friends. She is energized by outdoor activities, especially boating, hunting, and golfing. She feels blessed by being able to help individuals achieve their highest quality of living.

Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy – Clarke University, Dubuque, IA. 2019

Areas of Interest: Evaluating and treating individuals with upper and/or lower extremity diagnoses. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and activity levels. She will continue to specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal problems with further study of the McKenzie Method. Another area of interest includes treating individuals with chronic pain through continued education in the pain neuroscience approach.

Darrick Lang, PTA
Darrick Lang
Darrick Lang, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

About Darrick: Physical therapist assistant at FVPT since 2005. He is married to his wife Cara and has five children, Aaron, Finn, Lulu, Tripp, and Roni. In his spare time he loves shifter kart racing, motorsports and wood working as a hobby. Darrick also likes spending time hunting pheasants and ducks in the fall with his dog Meg.

Education: Associate Degree of Applied Science - Northeast Wisconsin TechnicalCollege, Green Bay, WI. 2004

Areas of Interest: Treatment of wound care and upper extremity injuries. Custom splint making and brace fitting expertise.

Darren Hanusa, LAT
Darren Hanusa, LAT
Darren Hanusa

Licensed Athletic Trainer
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

About Darren: Certified athletic trainer at FVPT since 1998. He has one daughter, Addison. He enjoys watching and playing sports, particularly basketball.

Education: Physical Education/ Athletic Training Degree - University ofWisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI. 1997

Areas of Interest: Evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries. Specializes in knee andankle injuries. Sport specific conditioning and personal training.

Certification: Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Courtney Baumann, PTA
Courtney Baumann, PTA
Courtney Baumann

Physical Therapist Assistant

About Courtney: Physical therapist assistant at FVPT since 2015. She is married to her high school sweetheart Wally, and has one child, Oliver. She enjoys spending time outside and being with friends and family; especially loves going to visit family in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Education: Associate Degree of Applied Science - Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI. 2015

Areas of Interest: Treatment of a wide variety of diagnoses through all ages. Enjoys treating lower extremity injuries such as total knee replacements.

Certification: HealthCare Customer Service Representative

Josie Arneson, PTA
Josie Arneson, PTA
Josie Arneson

Physical Therapist Assistant

About Josie: Physical therapist assistant at FVPT since 2016.  She is married to her husband Kevin. She went through a lot of PT as a child and has always had an interest in helping people. She decided to go into PT to give back to her community.

Education: Associate Degree of Applied Science - Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI 2016

Areas of Interest: Aquatic Physical Therapy, Orthopedics and Pediatrics.

Patti Ahrens
Patti Ahrens
Patti Ahrens

Clinic Manager

About Patti: Clinic manager at FVPT since 1990. She is married to her husband Bryon with three childen, Nick, Travis, and Emily. She is a proud grandma to twin granddaughters. She enjoys boating, hiking, biking and spending time with family.

Education: Bachelors of Science - Community Health Education – University of Wisconsin La Crosse, La Crosse WI. 1982

Paula Clark
Paula Clark
Paula Clark

Billing/Insurance Specialist

About Paula: Medical/billing Insurance Specialist at FVPT since 1993. Married to her husband Scott and has two daughters, Lindsey and Martina. She enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, and boating.

More Impressive Than Our Services is Our Team
Our Team, Our Family

Therapy is not only our profession – it’s our passion.  We will work together with you for the best outcome and we try to make rehabilitation effective and fun, in a professional yet casual environment.  Our experienced clinical team has over 100 years of cumulative experience.  Our physical and occupational therapists and athletic trainer work in conjunction with the office staff to ensure that you have the necessary appointments to help you achieve your therapy goals.  The office staff is available to answer any of your billing, insurance, and appointment questions.

Steve Sobojinski, OTR, CSCS
Steve Sobojinski
Steve Sobojinski, OTR, CSCS

Occupational Therapist
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

About Steve: Occupational Therapist since 1988. Steve and his wife Regina started Fox Valley Physical Therapy in 1990. He enjoys being active in all sports, during all seasons with his family and friends. Whether it is down hill or cross-country skiing in the winter, or boating and baseball in the summer and hunting & fishing in between he loves being outside in Wisconsin.

Education: Occupational Therapy Degree - Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA. 1988

Areas of Interest: Evaluation and treatment of upper extremity diagnoses. Hand rehabilitation.  Splinting of upper extremity.  Rehabilitation of throwing injuries in baseball and shoulder rehabilitation.

Regina Sobojinski, PT
Regina Sobojinski, PT
Regina Sobojinski

Physical Therapist

About Regina: Physical therapist since 1987. Regina and her husband Steve started Fox Valley Physical Therapy in 1990. She enjoys hiking and cross country skiing with her family.

Education: Physical Therapy Degree - Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, LA. 1987

Areas of Interest: Manual therapy specializing in myofascial release and muscle energy technique.  Continuing education with McKenzie Institute of evaluating and treatment of the spine.

Dr. Bridget Thiel, DPT
Dr. Bridget Thiel, DPT

Physical Therapist

About Bridget: Physical therapist at FVPT since 2019. She is originally from New London, WI and excited to be practicing in her local community. She is married to her husband Ethan and enjoys spending time with her dog, family, and friends. She is energized by outdoor activities, especially boating, hunting, and golfing. She feels blessed by being able to help individuals achieve their highest quality of living.

Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy – Clarke University, Dubuque, IA. 2019

Areas of Interest: Evaluating and treating individuals with upper and/or lower extremity diagnoses. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages and activity levels. She will continue to specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal problems with further study of the McKenzie Method. Another area of interest includes treating individuals with chronic pain through continued education in the pain neuroscience approach.

Darrick Lang, PTA
Darrick Lang
Darrick Lang, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

About Darrick: Physical therapist assistant at FVPT since 2005. He is married to his wife Cara and has five children, Aaron, Finn, Lulu, Tripp, and Roni. In his spare time he loves shifter kart racing, motorsports and wood working as a hobby. Darrick also likes spending time hunting pheasants and ducks in the fall with his dog Meg.

Education: Associate Degree of Applied Science - Northeast Wisconsin TechnicalCollege, Green Bay, WI. 2004

Areas of Interest: Treatment of wound care and upper extremity injuries. Custom splint making and brace fitting expertise.

Darren Hanusa, LAT
Darren Hanusa, LAT
Darren Hanusa

Licensed Athletic Trainer
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

About Darren: Certified athletic trainer at FVPT since 1998. He has one daughter, Addison. He enjoys watching and playing sports, particularly basketball.

Education: Physical Education/ Athletic Training Degree - University ofWisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI. 1997

Areas of Interest: Evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries. Specializes in knee andankle injuries. Sport specific conditioning and personal training.

Certification: Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Courtney Baumann, PTA
Courtney Baumann, PTA
Courtney Baumann

Physical Therapist Assistant

About Courtney: Physical therapist assistant at FVPT since 2015. She is married to her high school sweetheart Wally, and has one child, Oliver. She enjoys spending time outside and being with friends and family; especially loves going to visit family in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Education: Associate Degree of Applied Science - Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI. 2015

Areas of Interest: Treatment of a wide variety of diagnoses through all ages. Enjoys treating lower extremity injuries such as total knee replacements.

Certification: HealthCare Customer Service Representative

Josie Arneson, PTA
Josie Arneson, PTA
Josie Arneson

Physical Therapist Assistant

About Josie: Physical therapist assistant at FVPT since 2016.  She is married to her husband Kevin. She went through a lot of PT as a child and has always had an interest in helping people. She decided to go into PT to give back to her community.

Education: Associate Degree of Applied Science - Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI 2016

Areas of Interest: Aquatic Physical Therapy, Orthopedics and Pediatrics.

Patti Ahrens
Patti Ahrens
Patti Ahrens

Clinic Manager

About Patti: Clinic manager at FVPT since 1990. She is married to her husband Bryon with three childen, Nick, Travis, and Emily. She is a proud grandma to twin granddaughters. She enjoys boating, hiking, biking and spending time with family.

Education: Bachelors of Science - Community Health Education – University of Wisconsin La Crosse, La Crosse WI. 1982

Paula Clark
Paula Clark
Paula Clark

Billing/Insurance Specialist

About Paula: Medical/billing Insurance Specialist at FVPT since 1993. Married to her husband Scott and has two daughters, Lindsey and Martina. She enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, and boating.

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Where Will You Receive Your Physical Therapy?
It's Your Choice

Paula on the phone

We are a provider for most insurances. You have direct access to a physical therapist. You do not need a referral to receive physical therapy. Some insurance companies require a diagnosis from your medical provider for coverage.

Insurance Services and Private Pay

We have several high-value private pay options available for patients that do not have insurance or are out-of-network, have limited visits and/or coverage. Physical therapy services are a qualified expense for Health & Flexible Savings Accounts (HSA's & FSA's)

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Patti assisting a patient
Did You Get Injured On The Job?

You do have a choice. If your physician finds that physical or occupational therapy is needed, we can help. We provide complete comprehensive treatment, work-specific re-training, and detailed education with the goal to return workers to their greatest level of function. Our office staff is available to coordinate with your case manager and make your rehabilitation from a work-related injury as stress-free as possible. For employers, we offer programs and services such as ergonomic training and work specific conditioning to prevent injury and cut unnecessary workers' compensation costs.