About Us

Total sports rehabilitative care from an experienced, highly trained team of physical therapy specialists

At Cedar Valley Physical Therapy, our physical therapists evaluate and treat patients with physical dysfunctions from an injury or post-surgical state relating to sports and non-sports activity to help them restore and facilitate return to normal function and movement. Our team of licensed physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, and physical therapist assistants will evaluate and work with you to identify specific goals and will individualize your treatment plan so you can experience personalized care.

These treatment options can include supervised therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, gait training, patient education, isokinetic testing, and modalities to decrease pain and inflammation. With a sports medicine clinic at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and a 10,000-square-foot facility on West Ridgeway Avenue in Waterloo, we offer the latest therapeutic technology and numerous services to help you return to the activities you love.

We encourage you to explore our service offerings below to learn more about sports rehabilitation treatments with Cedar Valley Physical Therapy.

Our Team

Helping elite athletes in the Cedar Valley recover faster and perform better.

Our team of dedicated, experienced sports rehabilitation specialists are trained in using the latest therapeutic techniques and technologies and creating specialized treatment solutions for each of our patients. From athletic training services to orthopedic and soft tissue conditions and more, we provide rehabilitative care for patients of all age, activity and injury levels. We invite you to explore our providers’ bios below to learn more about their education, credentials and areas of practice and why you should start your sports rehabilitation at Cedar Valley Physical Therapy.

Ray Harrington, PT

Director of Physical Therapy Services

PRACTICING SINCE:

1983

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:

Orthopedics, shoulder and back rehabilitation

PERSONAL INTERESTS:

Fishing, drag racing and coaching baseball

EDUCATION:

Undergraduate Education
Cornell University, Mt. Vernon, IA – BS, 1981

GRADUATE EDUCATION:

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – Certificate in Physical Therapy, 1983

EXPERIENCE

Internships:
St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA – Orthopedic Physical Therapy, 1983
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – Cardiac Physical Therapy, 1983
St. Joseph’s Hospital, New Hampton, IA – General Physical Therapy, 1983

Professional Experience:
Director and lead therapist of Cedar Valley Physical Therapy since 1985

Katie Kahler, PT, DPT, ATC

PRACTICING SINCE:

2011

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:

Professional Interests, Outpatient Orthopedics, Sports Rehabilitation and Vestibular Rehabilitation

EDUCATION:

Undergraduate Education
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – BS (Honors in Athletic Training), 2007

GRADUATE EDUCATION:

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – Doctorate in Physical Therapy, 2010

EXPERIENCE

Internships:

The University of Iowa Football Program, Iowa City, IA – Athletic Training, 2005-2007
The University of Iowa Wrestling Program, Iowa City, IA – Athletic Training, 2006
Select Physical Therapy, Aspen Park, CO – Outpatient Orthopedics, 2010
OSF – Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL – Inpatient Neurology, 2010
Performance Therapies, P.C., Coralville, IA – Outpatient Orthopedics, 2010

CREDENTIALS

Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
Certified Clinical Instructor (CCI)”

Oz A. Wolfensperger, PT, DPT

PRACTICING SINCE:

2017

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:

Orthopedics, sports rehab and manual therapy

EDUCATION:
Undergraduate Education:

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA – BA, 2014

GRADUATE EDUCATION:

Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA – DPT, Physical Therapy, 2017

EXPERIENCE:

Internships

Taylor PT LLC; Waverly, IA – Post-op, General Ortho, 2015
Athletico Cedar Falls Branch; Cedar Falls, IA – Outpatient Orthopaedics-Sport, Work Comp, General Ortho, 2016
UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital; Waterloo, IA – Acute Care, 2017
Medford Sports Injury and Rehab Center Inc; Medford, OR – Outpatient Orthopaedics-Sport, Work Comp, General Ortho, 2017

Professional Memberships:
APTA – American Physical Therapy Associates
IPTA – Iowa Physical Therapy Association

Mandi Denner, MS, PTA, ATC; LAT

EXPERIENCE:

Practicing Since: 2012

EDUCATION:

Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA – BA, Athletic Training, 2008

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA – MS, Athletic Training, 2010

Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA – AA, Physical Therapist Assistant, 2012

 

Makenze Yungtum, PTA

EXPERIENCE:

Practicing Since: 2013

EDUCATION:

Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA – AA, Physical Therapist Assistant, 2013