Meet the Physical Therapy Team

Steven Wynia, DPT 
Director of Physical Therapy

Dr. Steven Wynia, Phyiscal Therapist

Dr. Wynia has been a part of the Brookdale Health team for 7 years. Dr. Wynia has 14 years of experience working with patients suffering from auto accident injuries, neck pain, low back pain, arthritis, sports injuries, work injuries, and post-surgical complications. His focus is on exercise rehabilitation but uses many other therapies specific to your injuries.  He is a trained manual therapist that we use often times for extremities.   He incorporates a variety of interventions to develop an individualized exercise plan to allow you to achieve your movement goals – whether that involves climbing stairs or climbing mountains.

Dr. Wynia is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine’s School of Health Sciences and of the University of North Dakota.

Kara Talbot, DPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Kara Talbot, Physical Therapist

Dr. Talbot attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and Des Moines University in IA.  She joined the Brookdale Health team in December 2008.  She has experience working with various orthopedic injuries, acute and chronic neck and back pain, and also women’s health rehab.  She enjoys an active lifestyle, such as running and working out.

She loves to spend time with her husband, daughter, son and yellow lab. 



Samantha Crowley, DPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Samantha Crowley, Physical Therapist

Dr. Crowley grew up in Becker, MN.  After high school, she went to the College of St. Scholastic in Duluth, MN and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology in 2015.    She went on to graduate school also at the College of St. Scholastica for her doctorate in Physical Therapy where she graduated in May 2018.   She has experience working with orthopedic conditions, pelvic health patients, pediatric patients, and spinal conditions.   She enjoys working with patients and listening to each individual's story.   Dr. Crowley incorporates many different techniques into her treatments with a special interest in manual therapy.

When she is not at Brookdale Health, Dr. Crowley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending sporting events and staying active.  

Evan Gorton
Physical Therapist Assistant

Evan Gorton, Physical Therapist Assistant

Working at Brookdale Health since 2008, physical therapist assistant Evan Gorton is dedicated to making you better.  His physical therapy career got started when he worked at a healthcare facility during high school and spent some time getting to know the rehab team and saw what an impact they had on people’s lives. This is when he knew that is what he wanted to do, help people move, live and feel better! He received his Associates in applied science, PTA degree from Anoka Ramsey Coon Rapids Community College. You can usually find him in the fitness area, because here at Brookdale Health he specializes in exercise rehabilitation which also includes patient education.

In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors (when it is warm) playing a number of sports with friends and family, working in his yard, or camping in the BWCA. On the weekends you may even see him riding his motorcycle!

Cora Schultz
Physical Therapist Assistant

Cora Schultz, Physical Therapist Assistant

Cora Schultz is a Physical Therapist Assistant here at Brookdale Health. She joined our team in the summer of 2018 after receiving her Associates in Applied Science for Physical Therapist Assistant. She graduated the spring of 2018 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, WI. She grew up playing athletics and knew she wanted to work in healthcare helping others. Physical therapy was the perfect fit and watching her patient’s recover and get back to doing what they love is her favorite part. You will find her in the therapy gym instructing clients on the equipment and educating them about the benefits.

Her hobbies include going to concerts, reading, running and watching sports… Go Packers!!

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