Physical Therapy Staff at MMC

The Physical Therapy Staff at Memorial Medical Center

cbauerDirector of Rehab Services Carl Bauer, PT WCC

Carl Bauer, PT WCC has practiced Physical Therapy for 36 years and currently serves as the Director of Rehab Services at Memorial Medical Center. He received his Pre-PT degree from St. Cloud State University and a BA in Physical Therapy from the College of St. Scholastica.

Carl enjoys working in PT because it’s one of the few occupations where you can see your patient from the early stages following an injury, surgery or disease process (when there doesn’t seem to be any light at the ‘end-of-the-tunnel’) to where they’re back to their normal every day activities, work, and recreation with family, co-workers and friends.

Carl specializes in Wound Care, which is a specialty area of Physical Therapy which many find confusing (as they usually associate PT with exercise).  It stems from Rehabilitation Departments having “Hydrotherapy” units which were and continue to be heavily involved in burn-care.  Carl’s interest in wound-care started while working in a Burn-Unit while a PT Student.  It was further enforced when he started working at MMC in ’78 as MMC had many referrals from our General Surgeons and Orthopedists for wound-care following surgeries for vascular problems, diabetes, burns, and trauma.

Carl and his wife Pam enjoy living near the beauty of the Big Lake, fishing, camping, gardening and hiking with their two Labs.

bernadetteBernadette Mattila, PT

Bernadette Mattila has worked as a physical therapist for the past 30 years, 25 of which have been here at Memorial Medical Center. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and moved to Ashland in 1986.

She works with a variety of patients and diagnoses and finds vestibular rehabilitation especially interesting.

Living in this area has allowed her to enjoy many fun activities while raising her two children. She recently remarried, expanding her family by two more children and a great husband. Outside of work, she enjoys harvesting wild rice, making maple syrup and apple cider and enjoying the quiet beauty of Mother Nature. She also enjoys walking or biking along the lakeshore path, as the weather permits.


croushCourtney Roush, PT, CLT

Courtney Roush, PT has practiced physical therapy since 1999. She graduated from the University of Missouri- Columbia with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy.  Following school Courtney  practiced in Arizona and California at various facilities including outpatient orthopedics, hospital based, home health, and aquatic setting.  After a stent as a traveling physical therapist, Courtney and her husband, Scott, moved to Washburn area in 2006.

Since joining MMC in 2006 Courtney enjoys the diverse patient population in a more rural setting, feeling she has the time and resources for optimal patient care.  At times she utilizes Postural Restoration for ongoing/ recurrent symptoms, which focuses on postural adaptations and asymmetrical patterns throughout the body. Courtney stays active with her 2 young children as well as gardening, running and skiing.

jillgibbonJill Gibbon, DPT, CWS

Jill Gibbon has her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND and her Bachelors of Science (BS) in Exercise and Sport Science from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN

Jill is a Clinical Wound Specialist (CWS) and treats patients with wounds. She also treats patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions. She enjoys working with posture and core training to get at the root cause of pain to relieve patient’s symptoms and prevent reoccurrence.

Jill enjoys being a Physical Therapist because she gets to help people help themselves. It makes her day when a patient tells her that he or she feels better because of something Jill has taught him or her. Jill also likes the challenge of seeing and helping patients with a broad range of conditions.

She loves the outdoor opportunities in the Chequamegon Bay area.  Jill enjoys boating and waterskiing on Lake Superior, mountain biking on the CAMBA trails, cross-country skiing and Tae Kwon Do. She likes being close enough to the lake for a family swim/playing in the sand adventure with her husband, two sons and two labs.

Lori Anderson, DPT, CHC, OMP

Lori Anderson received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 2003. She has received additional training in manual therapy techniques for the spine and pelvis, women’s health, osteopathy, fascial counterstrain, and nutrition. Lori is a Certified Health Coach and in April 2017, she completed a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice.

She finds being a physical therapist very rewarding and loves being able to help others in the community improve their function and live life to the fullest.

Lori lives in Ashland with her husband and two children. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, camping, glassblowing, music, and biking.

kathychenierKathy Chernier, PT

Kathy Chenier has been a Physical Therapist for 11 years with MMC.  Kathy has a Masters of Physical Therapy from The College of St. Scholastic and a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology.

Kathy enjoys the variety of the patient population in the Ashland area.  Areas of interest include Pediatrics, Orthopedics and Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner (CKTP).

She enjoys being a Physical Therapist because it is fulfilling and rewarding to see infants and children develop new skills and interact with their environment.  Kathy likes to help people get back to living the life they enjoy.

Kathy lives in Ashland with her husband and two young children.  She enjoys all of the seasons in Northern Wisconsin and all that it has to offer.  Kathy enjoys running, biking, skiing, camping and boating.

Madison,BettywebBetty Madison, PT, CLT

Betty Madison is the newest member of the Physical Therapy team. She has over 24 years of experience. Most recently she served as a physical therapist as Northern Lights Health Services in Washburn for 10-years.

Prior to Northern Lights, Madison actually served as a Physical Therapist at Memorial Medical Center for 11-years. Of her return, she says, “In many regards, I feel as though I’m coming home. It is great to be back at Memorial Medical Center where I can use more of my expertise to help patients improve their quality of life. I have received an incredible welcome back and am thankful to everyone who has made my transition peaceful.”

Betty graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota in 1990 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Physical Therapy. Her areas of focus include outpatient, pediatrics, wound care and Pilates. She is also a certified Lymphedema specialist.

She has a 21-year old daughter and currently lives in Washburn with her German Shepherd Rolo. She enjoys cross county skiing, biking with her sister Mary, running, quilting and working outside.