Healthy Aging and Neurology

Healthy Aging and Neurology

Our Center for Healthy Aging and Neurology program is led by Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT.  We are proud to host the practices of Brady Whetten, PT, DPT, GCS, Shelly Mendoza, SLP; Marie Hook, OT; Kelsi Smith, PT, DPT; Erin McMullen, PT, DPT, NCS, Hannah Fugle, PT, DPT, Hans Severson, OT and Molly […]

Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT

  Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT        Mike is the president and co-owner of NWRA. “I am proud of what we have created at NWRA. Our staff includes master clinicians that are exceptional people. It is a pleasure to treat patients alongside them.”        Mike has been the vice-president of the American […]

Brady Whetten, PT, DPT, GCS

Brady’s passion for evidence based medicine is only outweighed by is passion for human beings. He has the rare combination of the ability to listen and the ability to lead clients toward their true potential. Specialist care with a personal touch indeed. Brady has served on national vestibular task forces, participated in podcasts, authored APTA […]

Kelsi (Smith) Schiltz, PT, DPT, NCS

Kelsi Smith, PT, DPT        Kelsi completed her doctorate in physical therapy at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine in 2014 and quickly joined the NWRA team. She has an astounding level of maturity, and combines this with a passion for high quality, evidence-based care. Kelsi enjoys working with a variety of patient populations […]

Hannah Fugle, PT, DPT

Hannah Fugle, PT, DPT Hannah Fugle graduated from Northern Arizona University and is multi-talented. Hannah has passion and expertise in Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, imblance, and recovery from stroke. In addition, she is our trusted resource to help people in regaining pelvic health and wellness. Specific conditions that she can help to reduce or resolve include: […]

Erin McMullen, PT, DPT, NCS

Erin McMullen, PT, DPT, NCS Erin is our Director of Rehabilitation at the West Salem site – located in Capital Manor. She has taken this program from it’s infancy, and built a solid resource for patients to access exceptional, NWRA-quality healthcare onsite. Erin is a graduate of University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. […]

Whitney Gray, PT, DPT

Whitney Gray, PT, DPT Whitney took a unique route to NWRA through Emory University in Atlanta, having worked in an NIH stroke research fellowship upon graduation.  Whitney brings a passion for working with people that have challenging neurologic impairments, including PD, stroke, vestibular, brain injury, MS and others. While a student, she completed certification in […]

Molly Nienhuis, PT, DPT, CSCS

Molly Nienhuis, PT, DPT, CSCS has energy, desire, and knowledge built in to her North Dakota work ethic roots that were strengthened in a career in athletics. She is engaging with her smile and attentive eye-contact. With Molly, you should be ready to take your rehabilitation goals of recovering balance, movement after stroke, resolution from […]

Amanda Bietz, PT, DPT

Amanda Bietz is a focused, compassionate, thoughtful and engaging clinician. She has pursued a career in neurologic PT since her early years in PT school and has been nothing short of focused and driven to ensure her own success, through that of her patients. Welcome Amanda!

Nicole Biltz, PT, DPT

Nicole Biltz joined NWRA in 2018, after a 13.5 month post-graduate residency in a premiere neurologic residency through Johns Hopkins. She graduated from a top school for physical therapy, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, earning her DPT degree. Nicole is an achiever – most importantly an achiever for her patients’ outcomes.