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 into The Broadway Centre that houses four doctors of physical therapy and hosts group fitness classes not typical to your everyday exercise routine. 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
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.
Front Desk | Billing Manager
Bio coming soon!
Meet Your Doctors of Physical Therapy
Dr. Calvin Crawford, PT
Physical Therapist Specializing in Trigger Point Dy 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!
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