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Great Plains Therapy
Our Locations
Beresford Clinic Beresford Beresford clinic

Great Plains Therapy Beresford hours are:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 – 6:00

Tuesday
8:30 – 12:00

We have many patients who must come to therapy after work or school and we try to accommodate this need. We at times open early to accommodate a person that must come before work or school as well. We will treat injured athletes on weekends if Ruth or Deb are available. We have worked with many orthopedic patients on weekends and holidays in our Beresford clinic when this was necessary to achieve a good outcome.

The Beresford location is staffed by one full-time physical therapist, one part-time physical therapists and a full-time physical therapist assistant. It is equipped with state of the art equipment including:

  • laser,
  • ultrasound,
  • electrical stimulation devices,
  • hi-low tables,
  • recumbent bike,
  • treadmill,
  • Shuttle,
  • and Total Back Table.

The second floor of the Beresford clinic houses a full dance studio equipped with mirrors and a sprung floor. The floor is covered with professional quality marley from Harlequin. Our facility has two private treatment rooms where you can discuss your problems in a relaxing and confidential environment with your PT. The rooms are a spacious 12’ x 12’ and are decorated in a soothing décor.

Our facility has met the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Facility Challenge meaning that all of our professional staff are members of this professional organization. There is an extensive professional library with references available on every physical therapy topic including training DVDs and patient education resources.

Some of the special programs that we offer at the Bereford site include:

Women’s Health:
Our Beresford staff members have received extensive continuing education in women’s health needs including the treatment of osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, diastasis recti, pregnancy and post-partum issues. We utilize biofeedback if needed to assist the patient in overcoming incontinence problems.

Golfer’s Assessment
We have a therapist certified by the Titleist Performance Institute to work with golfers. We are able to perform special testing to determine if a golfer has enough range of motion and strength to perform the golf swing. We work with area golf professionals when needed. For more information on this program visit the Titleist Performance Institute’s website at mytpi.com.

Dance Medicine:
This clinic is where we work with dancers from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. Some dancers come to Great Plains Therapy after an injury and others come to have a wellness check prior to pursuing a summer intensive or college dance program. They receive a full assessment and an exercise program is developed to help them meet their goals. Ruth trained her own daughter, Madeleine Scott in the Beresford clinic as Madeleine competed in the Youth America Grand Prix, eventually receiving a full dance scholarship to the Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia at the age of 12. Ruth Scott, PT has received a great amount of training in dance medicine at Harkness Center for Dance Injuries and West Side Dance Physical Therapy in New York City. She thoroughly understands the special range of motion and strength requirements of dancers.

Balance and Falls Prevention Program:
Our therapists have received extra training in preventing falls and assessing balance. We are able to systematically analyze balance and determine what is causing loss of balance. We then develop a treatment program based on the patient’s individual needs.

Osteoporosis Program:
We utilize the Meeks Method to develop a specific exercise program to meet the special needs of a person with osteoporosis. Your program will consist of fall prevention, balance training, strengthening, and special exercises to help build bone density. You will also learn how to lift, carry, push, pull and perform activities of daily living without sustaining a fracture. We provide extensive patient education regarding the condition of osteoporosis including books and DVDs that can be checked out of our library.



Lumbar Stabilization Program:
If you have degenerative disc disease or chronic low back pain, your problem may be spinal instability. We use a systematic approach to strengthen your “core” muscles, stretch your tight muscles and teach you how to move properly to avoid worsening your condition. We also provide you with training on functional tasks such as how to do laundry and vacuum without injuring your low back.



Ergonomics Assessment Program:
We have a physical therapist certified by the Back School of Atlanta to perform ergonomics assessments. We will send a physical therapist to your work site to evaluate a workstation and make recommendations to reduce musculoskeletal stressors. We work with the employer and employee to find a realistic and cost effective solution.


Sports Medicine Program:
Our therapists work closely with school coaches, athletic trainers, physicians and parents to get an athlete back on the field in a safe and speedy manner. Ruth has a Master’s Degree is Sports Sciences from the United State Sports Academy and has completed a 2500 hour internship in sports medicine. We have all of the equipment needed to care for an injured athlete right here in Beresford, saving the need to travel to Sioux Falls to receive care. We also provide hours for them to come after school.

Diagnoses frequently seen in the Vermillion Clinic:
Low back pain
Stenosis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Chronic Pain
Sciatica
Shoulder Pain
Rotator Cuff Tears
Osteoarthritis
Total Joint Replacements
Patellofemoral Pain (knee pain)
Sprained Ankles

Urinary Incontinence
Diastiasis Recti
Neck Pain
Migraines and Headaches
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Osteoporosis
Scoliosis
Balance Disorders

Community Outreach:
Great Plains Therapy delivers free educational programs. If you belong to a group that needs a speaker, call our clinic and schedule one of our therapists to come. We would be honored to do so and will work with you to find a topic that is relevant for your group. We also provide free balance screenings, postural screenings and Sportsmetrics™ screenings to groups. Call Deb or Ruth at 763-8037 for more information.



Beresford Therapists

Ruth Scott

Ruth Scott, PT

Debra Christensen

Debra Christensen, PTA
Jen Laufmann

Jen Laufmann, MS, PT, ATC
Greg Hoyme

Greg Hoyme, PT
   

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Vermillion clinic Vermillion Vermillion clinic

Great Plains Therapy Vermillion hours are:

Monday - Friday
8:30 – 6:00







We have many patients who must come to therapy after work or school and we try to accommodate this need. We at times open early to accommodate a person that must come before work or school as well.

The Vermillion location is staffed by one full-time physical therapist, three part-time physical therapists and a full-time physical therapist assistant. It is equipped with state of the art equipment including:

  • laser
  • ultrasound
  • elliptical
  • electrical stimulation devices
  • hi-low table,
  • bike,
  • treadmill
  • leg press
  • NuStep
  • Biodex Computerized Balance Devic,
  • Total Back Tabl
  • and an unweighting device.


Vermillion Clinic
Our facility has four private treatment rooms where you can discuss your problems in a relaxing and confidential environment with your PT. The rooms are a spacious 12’ x 12’ and are decorated in a soothing décor.

Our facility has met the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Facility Challenge meaning that all of our professional staff are members of this professional organization. There is an extensive professional library with references available on every physical therapy topic including training DVDs and patient education resources.

Some of the special programs that we offer at the Vermillion site include:

Vermillion ClinicWomen’s Health:
Four of our Vermillion staff members have received extensive continuing education in women’s health needs including the treatment of osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, diastasis recti, pregnancy and post-partum issues. We utilize biofeedback if needed to assist the patient in overcoming incontinence problems. One of our treatment rooms is equipped with a private bathroom to better facilitate treatment.

Vermillion ClinicGolfer’s Assessment
We have a therapist certified by the Titleist Performance Institute to work with golfers. We are able to perform special testing to determine if a golfer has enough range of motion and strength to perform the golf swing. We work with area golf professionals when needed. For more information on this program visit the Titleist Performance Institute’s website at mytpi.com.


Dance Medicine:
We also often work with area dancers. Ruth Scott, PT has received a great amount of training in dance medicine at Harkness Center for Dance Injuries and West Side Dance Physical Therapy in New York City. She thoroughly understands the special range of motion and strength requirements of dancers.


Balance and Falls Prevention Program:
Our therapists have received extra training in preventing falls and assessing balance. We are able to systematically analyze balance and determine what is causing loss of balance. We then develop a treatment program based on the patient’s individual needs. We had the areas’s first Biodex Balance Training device and have used it extensively since 2003. We also have the area’s only unweighting device. This is a special harness situated over a treadmill which allows a patient to walk without the risk of falling. It also allows us to “unweight” or lift some of the patient’s weight so that they can walk with less stress on their joints or muscles.

Vermillion clinic Osteoporosis Program:
We utilize the Meeks Method to develop a specific exercise program to meet the special needs of a person with osteoporosis. Your program will consist of fall prevention, balance training, strengthening, and special exercises to help build bone density. You will also learn how to lift, carry, push, pull and perform activities of daily living without sustaining a fracture. We provide extensive patient education regarding the condition of osteoporosis including books that can be checked out of our library and DVDs.


Lumbar Stabilization Program:
If you have degenerative disc disease or chronic low back pain, your problem may be spinal instability. We use a systematic approach to strengthen your “core” muscles, stretch your tight muscles and teach you how to move properly to avoid worsening your condition. We also provide you with training on functional tasks such as how to do laundry and vacuum without injuring your low back.




Vermillion ClinicErgonomics Assessment Program:
We have a physical therapist certified by the Back School of Atlanta to perform ergonomics assessments. We will send a physical therapist to your work site to evaluate a workstation and make recommendations to reduce musculoskeletal stressors. We work with the employer and employee to find a realistic and cost effective solution.




Other Specialties:
We have one physical therapist actively pursuing a Geriatrics Certified Specialty. This is a specialty offered by the American Physical Therapy Association and requires extensive study and testing. More information can be found at www.apta.com. We also have a therapist pursuing a certification in Manual Therapy. It is the philosophy of Great Plains Therapy that just attending a continuing education course on a subject does not mean that a therapist is proficient with that subject. We feel that certification, although very expensive, is the best way to assure that our patients receive competent care.

Diagnoses frequently seen in the Vermillion Clinic:
Low back pain
Stenosis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Sciatica
Shoulder Pain
Rotator Cuff Tears
Osteoarthritis
Total Joint Replacements
Patellofemoral Pain (knee pain)
Sprained Ankles
Urinary Incontinence
Diastiasis Recti
Neck Pain
Migraines and Headaches
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Osteoporosis
Balance Disorders
Vertigo
Parkinson’s Disease
Spinal Cord Injury


Community Outreach:
Great Plains Therapy delivers free educational programs in the Vemillion frequently. If you belong to a group that needs a speaker, call our clinic and schedule one of our therapists to come. We would be honored to do so and will work with you to find a topic that is relevant for your group. We also provide free balance screenings, postural screenings and Sportsmetrics™ screenings to groups. Call Joni or Ruth at 624-7246 for more information.


Vermillion Therapists

Ruth Scott

Ruth Scott, PT

jonie Hook

Jonie Hook, PTA
Becca Jorde

Becca Jordre, DPT
Sarah Robb

Sarah Roob, PT
Sophia Chao

Sophia Chao, DPT
Greg Hoyme

Greg Hoyme, PT


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Yankton Clinic Yankton Yankton clinic

Great PlainsTherapy Yankton is open

Monday through Friday

8:30 to 6:00 p.m.

We at times open early to accommodate a person that must come before work or school as well. 

The Yankton location is staffed by two full-time physical therapists, two part-time physical therapists and a full-time physical therapist assistant.  It is equipped with state of the art equipment including: 

  • laser
  • ultrasound
  • elliptical
  • electrical stimulation devices,
  • hi-low tables
  • bike
  • treadmill
  • leg press
  • BioStep
  • Biodex Computerized Balance Device
  • Total Back Table
  • and functional trainer.
 
Yankton ClinicOur facility has private treatment rooms where you can discuss your problems in a relaxing and confidential environment with your PT.  Our facility has met the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Facility Challenge meaning that all of our professional staff are members of this professional organization.

Some of the special programs that we offer at the Yankton site include:


Yankton ClinicWomen’s Health:
The Yankton staff has received extensive continuing education in women’s health needs including the treatment of osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, diastasis recti, pregnancy and post-partum issues.  We utilize biofeedback if needed to assist the patient in overcoming incontinence problems.



Yankton ClinicGolfer’s Assessment
We have a therapist certified by the Titleist Performance Institute to work with golfers.   We are able to perform special testing to determine if a golfer has enough range of motion and strength to perform the golf swing.  We work with area golf professionals when needed.  For more information on this program visit the Titleist Performance Institute’s website at mytpi.com



Yankton ClinicDance Medicine:
 We also often work with area dancers.  Ruth Scott, PT has received a great amount of training in dance medicine at Harkness Center for Dance Injuries and West Side Dance Physical Therapy in New York City.  She thoroughly understands the special range of motion and strength requirements of dancers.   Our Yankton clinic is equipped with an adjustable height ballet barre and various special testing devices to accurately assess dancers. 

Yankton ClinicBalance and Falls Prevention Program:
Our therapists have received extra training in preventing falls and assessing balance.  We are able to systematically analyze balance and determine what is causing loss of balance.  We then develop a treatment program based on the patient’s individual needs.

Osteoporosis Program:
We utilize the Meeks Method to develop a specific exercise program to meet the special needs of a person with osteoporosis.  Your program will consist of fall prevention, balance training, strengthening, and special exercises to help build bone density.  You will also learn how to lift, carry, push, pull and perform activities of daily living without sustaining a fracture.  We provide extensive patient education regarding the condition of osteoporosis including books that can be checked out of our library and DVDs.

Yankton ClinicLumbar Stabilization Program:
If you have degenerative disc disease or chronic low back pain, your problem may be spinal instability.  We use a systematic approach to strengthen your “core” muscles, stretch your tight muscles and teach you how to move properly to avoid worsening your condition.  We also provide you with training on functional tasks such as how to do laundry and vacuum without injuring your low back.

Yankton Clinic

Ergonomics Assessment Program:
We have a physical therapist certified by the Back School of Atlanta to perform ergonomics assessments.  We will send a physical therapist to your work site to evaluate a workstation and  make recommendations to reduce musculoskeletal stressors.  We work with the employer and employee to find a realistic and cost effective solution.


Diagnoses frequently seen in the Yankton Clinic:
Low back pain
Stenosis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Sciatica
Shoulder Pain
Rotator Cuff Tears
Osteoarthritis
Total Joint Replacements
Patellofemoral Pain (knee pain)
Sprained Ankles
Urinary Incontinence
Diastiasis Recti
Neck Pain
Migraines and Headaches
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Osteoporosis
Balance Disorders
Vertigo
Parkinson’s Disease


Yankton ClinicCommunity Outreach:
Great PlainsTherapy delivers free educational programs in the Yankton community at least monthly.  If you belong to a group that needs a speaker, call our clinic and schedule one of our therapists to come.  We would be honored to do so and will work with you to find a topic that is relevant to your group.  We also provide free balance screenings, postural screenings and Sportsmetrics™ screenings to groups.

Call Sophia or Ruth at 665-3861 for more information.

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Yankton Therapists

Ruth Scott

Ruth Scott, PT

Sophia Chao

Sophia Chao, DPT
Sarah Robb

Sarah Roob, PT
Debra Christensen

Debra Christensen, PTA
Pat Hauer

Pat Hauer PT, EdD, MHS
 


Our Staff

Ruth ScottRuth Scott, PT


Ruth Scott is from Lake Andes and is the daughter of Judge Paul and Patricia Kern. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with her BS in physical therapy in 1984 and received a Masters in Sports Sciences from the United States Sports Academy in 1995. She worked in Florida for 12 years until returning to South Dakota. She opened Great Plains Therapy in 2002 with the first office located in Vermillion. Ruth has been on adjunct faculty at the University of South Dakota Physical Therapy Department since 2000. She received the Harry Settles Award from USD in 2002 and was inducted into the South Dakota Physical Therapy Association Hall of Fame in 2005. Ruth has been very involved in the South Dakota Physical Therapy Association (SDPTA) serving at various times on the Awards Committee and as Chair of the Ethics Committee. She is currently serving as President of SDPTA. She is a member of the Orthopedics Section, Women’s Health Section and Private Practice Section. Ruth is active in the Vermillion Rotary Club and has served on the Board of Directors of the Vermillion Foundation.

Ruth’s long physical therapy career has allowed her to work in many practice settings. She has experience in acute care, in-patient rehabilitation, home health, school systems, out-patient orthopedics and the skilled nursing facility. For two years, Ruth worked with North Fort Myers High School in Fort Myers, Florida, providing sportsmedicine coverage to their athletes. Throughout her career, Ruth has constantly studied and pursued continuing education to improve her knowledge base.

She specializes in dance medicine and is currently finishing a practicum at West Side Dance Physical Therapy in New York City. In 2009, Ruth became the only PT in South Dakota to receive the Medical Professional Level II certification from the Titleist Performance Institute which makes her uniquely qualified to work with golfers. In 2002, she received the Ergonomics Assessment Certification from the Back School of Atlanta. Ruth has received extensive extra training in manual therapy of the spine and extremities, women’s health, and postural restoration techniques. She believes in treating each patient as an individual and thoroughly understands regional interdependence, how a trauma in one area of the body can affect other parts. She often states that she is a body detective, tracking down the real source of her patient’s pain through the use of special tests and movement analysis.

Ruth lives in Beresford with her family. She enjoys boating, scuba diving, biking, travel, kayaking, and raising miniature donkeys.



Jonie Hook

vermillion, SD. Jonie Hook, PTA.

Jonie Hook is a native of Tipton, Iowa.

She attended The University of Iowa where she earned a BS degree in physical education. She received her AS degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Linn State Technical College in Linn, Missouri in 1993.

Prior to coming to Vermillion she worked for a rehab company in Kansas City, MO for 12 years. This company provided area nursing homes with physical, occupational and speech therapies.

Jonie has been with Great Plains Therapy since moving to Vermillion in August of 2006. Jonie’s husband, Michael, is a professor in the Art Dept. at USD.

Jonie’s background is in geriatrics but she enjoys working with all ages. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and South Dakota Physical Therapy Association (SDPTA), a local chapter of PEO and is the secretary for the Ladies Golf League.

She enjoys golfing, quilting, attending art functions with her husband and walking her dog Natasha. Jonie recently placed in a national quilting competition of the American Quilt Society.



Sarah Robb Beresford, SD. Vermillion, SD.Sarah Roob, PT.

Sarah Roob is originally from Pipestone, Minnesota.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 1997 and her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1999, both from the University of South Dakota.

Sarah worked at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa for one year and Mercy Home Care in Sioux City, Iowa for 5 years prior to coming to Great Plains Therapy in 2005. She has received specialized training from the Postural Restoration Institute to treat the whole spine as well as extensive training on the foot and ankle, thoracic spine, shoulder, and various neurological conditions.

She is an active and dedicated member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and South Dakota Physical Therapy Association (SDPTA).

Sarah resides in rural Vermillion with her husband Paul and four children.



Debra ChristensenBeresford, SD. Debra Christensen, PTA.

Deb was born and raised in Beresford, South Dakota. She married and raised her family there also. Deb and her husband, Merle, had one child; James, who is now married and living in Sioux Falls. Both James and his wife teach school. Deb and Merle also helped raise two nieces and a nephew.

Deb became interested in Physical Therapy when her husband suffered a traumatic brain injury in 1995. During his rehab they met Ruth Scott, PT, and she became not only a dedicated, trusted therapist but a friend and mentor. In 2004 she encouraged Deb to go to school and become a PTA. Deb graduated from Western Iowa Tech Community College with her PTA degree in 2005. She feels it was the best thing she ever did.

Deb spends most of her work week between the Good Samaritan Center in Centerville, South Dakota, and the Beresford Great Plains Therapy clinic in Beresford, South Dakota.

Deb is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the South Dakota Physical Therapy Association (SDPTA). She is a member of the Geriatric Section of the APTA. Deb has received extra training in the areas of balance and fall prevention and urinary incontinence. She enjoys public speaking and has performed many free screenings and lectures in the communities she works in. Patients that Deb has worked with will tell you that she has true dedication. She is often found at the clinic in the evening, on weekends or holidays to help someone that is hurt or in pain.

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Becca JordeVermillion, SD. Becca Jordre, DPT

Becca Jordre, DPT received her BS in psychology from the University of South Dakota in 1999 and her doctor of physical therapy degree from Duke University in 2002.  Becca is a professor at the University of South Dakota in the physical therapy program teaching in the areas of geriatrics, women’s health, differential diagnosis, cardiovascular and pulmonary.  She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, South Dakota Physical Therapy Association and is a member of the Geriatric and Education Sections.  She is on the public relations committee for the South Dakota Physical Therapy Association and has developed and performed screenings for the South Dakota Senior Olympics.   Becca is certified in the McKenzie Method for the treatment of back and neck pain.  She is scheduled to take the Geriatrics Certified Specialist Board exam in 2010 and will be one of few PTs in South Dakota to have  performed this.  Becca is currently performing research on factors affecting bone density in the geriatric population. 

Becca Jordre states she enjoys the variety found at Great Plains Therapy.  She is particularly interested in seeing patients who have acute back, neck and head pain, balance concerns or incontinence.  She is excellent at finding the source of your pain and explaining treatment options.  If you would like an appointment with Becca, please call the clinic and ask for an appointment with her at 624-7246.




Becca JordeVermillion, SD. SOPHIA CHAO, DPT

Dr. Sophia Chao is originally from Taiwan where she received her medical training in nursing and midwifery. She came to the US in 1992, graduated
from Briar Cliff College with her BS in Biology in 1997, and received a clinical doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Creighton University in 2000.
Soon after graduation, Sophia became a faculty member in the physical therapy department at Creighton University and directed the rehabilitation service of the Winnebago PHS Hospital on Winnebago reservation in Nebraska from 2000 to 2010.

Sophia’s focus is in orthopedic rehabilitation, and she works extensively with patients subject to orthopedic injuries, chronic pain, and neurological disorders, such as Diabetes Mellitus neuropathy, multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. Her approach to physical therapy is eclectic and pragmatic in that she draws from a number of different approaches to formulate the best plan of care. The result is a highly individualized course of therapy for each client. She has presented at state, national and world physical therapy conferences on topics such as spine rehabilitation, weight management, and interdisciplinary approaches to rehabilitation services.

Sophia lives with her husband and children in Vermilion and enjoys reading, painting and travel.

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Jen LaufmannBeresford, SD JEN LAUFMANN, MS, PT, ATC

Jennifer “Jen” M. Laufmann, MS, PT, ATC is originally from Sioux Falls, SD. She graduated from Mount Marty College in 2002 and then attained her Athletic Training Certification in 2003.  She then attended the University of South Dakota and graduated with her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2005.  Jen then started working in outpatient settings in Denver, CO focusing on general orthopedics, athletic training, and manual therapy.  She is currently working towards her transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy through the University of South Dakota.

Jen joined Great Plains Therapy in May of 2010 and continues to enjoy working with sports related injuries, upper and lower extremity diagnoses, and postural and core weaknesses.  Jen’s hobbies are most outdoor activities including walking her dog, rollerblading, attending sporting events, and hiking.  She also enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling.


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Greg HoymeBeresford, SD GREG HOYME, PT

Greg is originally from Slayton, MN. He received a bachelors’ degree in Biology with a biomedical studies concentration from St. Olaf College in 2001 and a Master’s in Physical Therapy from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine School of Health Sciences in 2005. He has spent the past 5 years in Sioux Falls and Des Moines, IA in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, inpatient and outpatient neurologic rehabilitation, vestibular, acute hospital, and wound care/burns. Greg’s professional interests include working with orthopedic and sports injuries in addition to the spine and neurologic patients/balance and fall prevention. His emphasis is on functional rehabilitation and manual therapy. He is a member of the national and state chapters of the APTA, and is committed to providing individualized, patient-centered treatment.

Greg currently lives in Sioux Falls with his wife Krista who is in her family practice residency. Greg enjoys sports, traveling, and outdoor activities.

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Pat HauerBeresford, SD PAT HAUER, PT, EdD, MNS

Pat Hauer, PT, EdD, MHS graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1988 with a BS in PT.  He returned to Iowa & practiced as a generalist PT at a regional hospital seeing inpatients & outpatients.  While working as a PT, Pat earned his Masters in physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis (1996).  He began teaching at the University of South Dakota in 1998.  While teaching, he earned a doctorate in Educational Administration from USD in 2002. 

Pat's main teaching responsibilities are in the areas of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab, Pathophysiology, Differential Diagnosis, & Orthotics and Prosthetics.  Research interests are in the areas of the lower extremity, exercise testing, & pulmonary function.  Pat is married with two children.  His wife is employed at a local hospital in a managerial role.  Pat is a member of the Orthopedic, Education, & Cardiopulmonary Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association and is Treasurer of the South Dakota Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Leisure activities include hunting, fishing, boating, & sports in which his children participate.


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