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Since Northwoods Therapy opened its doors in July of 1981 to serve the people of the Chippewa Valley, it has been owned and operated by licensed Physical Therapists. This tradition continues today to serve our patients with the highest quality physical therapy and rehabilitation services available!

Although our offices have moved over the years, our services continue to reach the people of the Chippewa Valley at our locations in Altoona and Chippewa Falls.

In 2010, the long time owner of Northwoods Therapy sold it to four of his employees. Office manager, Patty Wollum, and Physical Therapists Mike and Becky Newby and Amy Kurtz took the opportunity to continue to make Northwoods Therapy Associates a premier facility for rehabilitation. In 2020 Patty retired, and the growth of the ownership team continued with the addition of Ryan Stearns and TJ Nereng, both physical therapists. Their roles as patient care providers and owners gives them the chance to meet the needs of our patients while directly interacting with them and working along side our growing staff of 16 Physical Therapists.

In July 2013, our Eau Claire location relocated to 1200 OakLeaf Way, in Altoona, on the southeast corner of River Prairie Drive and the Hwy 53 bypass.

As they have for years, both locations work alongside Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. We also have welcomed the new locations of Wisconsin Brain and Spine and OakLeaf Surgical Hospital. Northwoods Therapy Associates provides Physical Therapy Services for OakLeaf Surgical Hospital.

At Northwoods Therapy Associates we recognize the basic dignity and rights of all patients, employees, students, referral sources and community members. We promise to be responsive to the immediate pain and emergency needs of every one of our patients.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate, advise and motivate individuals of all ages and abilities. We strive to guide these individuals toward achieving their personal health, fitness, wellness and performance goals.