Our Team

MEET OUR TEAM

Dr. April Mettler, PT, WCS
Owner | Physical Therapist Specializing in Trigger Point Dry Needling and Gender Specific Issues

A 2008 graduate of the University of Mary’s Doctor of Physical therapy program, Dr April Mettler, PT, WCS, has made her stake in Bismarck’s health and wellness community by traveling outside the norm.  Dr Mettler started her private practice in Jan 2011 as a one woman shop and has since expanded her clinic to house four doctors of physical therapy.  As a rehabilitation leader in the community, she was North Dakota’s first Women’s Health Board Certified Specialist through the ABPTS, the first to introduce Functional Dry Needling to the state of North Dakota, as well as an innovator in developing a unique experience in the area’s group fitness industry.  Dr Mettler resides in Mandan with her husband and three small boys Hank, Blake, and Boone.

Meet Your Administrative Staff

Christine Aull
Patient Care Coordinator

 A  lifelong love of movement led to a lifelong pursuit of sweaty practices, which ultimately led me to the loving hands of our physical therapists, and all of this led me to you. I consider our team to be the most brilliant beings on the planet, and I’m humbled by the opportunity to serve you alongside them. 

Cheryle Guthmiller
Front Desk | Billing Manager

Bio coming soon!

Meet Your Doctors of Physical Therapy

Dr. Calvin Crawford, PT
Physical Therapist Specializing in Trigger Point Dry Needling

Born and raised in Devils Lake, ND and found my love for Physical Therapy from my own injuries when I was just an 8th grader. I followed my dream to college at the University of North Dakota where my undergraduate curriculum emphasized sports medicine and exercise science. In 2015 I received my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from UND and I was off on the job hunt. I have wanted to live and work in Bismarck my entire life as it has everything I need to meet my passion for the outdoors including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and being on the water during the summer.  My job hunt led me to meet April and Jenny here at CC’s and they made my decision very easy. I have a passion for exercise and wellness and getting people back to an active lifestyle. I have worked with all levels of athletes and sports from 6th grade all the way to MLB pitchers in Phoenix during spring training. I am also certified in functional dry needling which has become a huge part of getting my patients back to their optimal level of performance faster than ever. My specializations also include surgical or non-surgical orthopedic rehab, vertigo, and myofascial trigger point release.

Dr. Jenny Johnson, PT, OCS, ATC, LAT
Physical Therapist Specializing in Trigger Point Dry Needling, Licensed Athletic Trainer, Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist

Hey everyone! I am originally from Bismarck and am so glad to be back here! After growing up here, I attended the University of Mary to obtain my Bachelors in Athletic Training (’06) as well as my Doctorate in Physical Therapy (’09). I worked as a certified athletic trainer around Bismarck/Mandan during grad school and have lots of experience working with athletes. After graduation I moved to Miles City, MT, where I spent 5 years working with various patient populations including acute care, orthopedics, neurology, geriatrics, sports medicine, as well as pediatrics. My experience with pediatrics includes working with kiddos in outpatient settings, home care, and the NICU, and was such an amazing setting. I seem to have found my niche with orthopedic and sports medicine, and that really seems to be where my heart is. It is just so rewarding to be able to help athletes improve function and return to sport at any level, and it just never gets old. I have worked with a few of the schools in eastern Montana to help them get the athletic training services their athletics programs needed, where they previously had no sports medicine coverage. My other areas of interest and experience include myofascial release, cervicogenic headaches, vertigo/dizziness, surgical rehab, and functional dry needling. I am currently certified to perform functional dry needling and I have found it to be a highly valuable tool in my practice. Returning function to muscles that have been dysfunctional for so long is so beneficial, and patients seem to improve so much quicker. I am so excited to be a part of CC’s Physical Therapy and to work with all of you. I cannot wait to see what new projects we can expand on with the amazing potential here at CC’s!

Dr. Chloe Sandberg, PT
Physical Therapist Specializing in Trigger Point Dry Needling

My appreciation for the human body started early on, having been raised in an active/outdoor family and growing up as a three sport athlete in Frazee, MN. While I was lucky enough to make it through my volleyball-basketball-softball days without a major, devastating injury, I still gained a large appreciation for what my body, and specifically muscles, could do for me. I went into my first year at Bemidji State University with an undecided major but knowing I wanted to do something in healthcare, and all it took was for a PT to come in as a guest speaker in one class for me to know that is what I wanted to do! I then laid out my plan – I would finish my Bachelor’s in Exercise Science with a Minor in Psychology in 3 years, take a gap year and work as a PT aide or tech in Fargo, ND, then move to Bismarck, ND to start the University of Mary’s DPT program in the fall of 2015. Not sure if it was because the stars aligned or because I am just enough Type A personality that I executed my plan every step of the way. I graduated with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Mary in spring of 2018 and landed what I can now say is my dream job at CC’s Physical Therapy, one of the clinics I was fortunate enough to be placed at for one of my 10-week clinical rotations in fall 2017. Since I was a student here, I haven’t experienced feelings of being “the new person” because I have felt like I fit in with these guys from the get-go! I am ecstatic to NOW really start my learning through my direct patient care and through various continuing education opportunities and possible certifications. If our paths should cross and I am privileged enough to get the chance to treat you, I look forward to hopefully making a difference in your life! 

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FREE consults are always available and remember, physical therapy does not require a prescription or referral in most cases. Come and see us today!

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