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Rice Lake Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists
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Rice Lake Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists Welcomes New Athletic Trainer to the Team; Brett Jensen, MEd, ATC/L, CSCS Excited to Return Home

Brett Jensen

Rice Lake, WI (July 17, 2014) – Rice Lake Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists (RLPTRS) is proud to welcome their newest member and athletic trainer to the team. Brett Jensen, MEd, ATC/L, CSCS is excited to return home after completing his education at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. With a special interest in sports medicine, concussion management and industrial rehabilitation, Brett’s passion to improve our community’s wellness greatly compliments the RLPTRS vision.

Brett, who was born and raised in Barron, WI, received his Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in 2011. He then continued his education for another year and a half to complete his Master’s degree in Education, with an emphasis in Sport Psychology & Sports Management. As his title mentions, Brett works frequently training local athletes to reach their peak performance, and rehabilitating them should an injury occur. Currently, he provides care to athletes at Rice Lake High School during practice hours and sporting events.

After working with athletes of all ages, including completing an internship with the Milwaukee Brewers, Brett has developed a special interest in concussion management and is knowledgeable in administering ImPact concussion testing. “Concussions and head injuries are really interesting to me. Everybody’s brain is different and everyone will respond differently to treatment. I really enjoy helping the concussed athlete return to sport safely and quickly,” stated Jensen. In addition to sports medicine, Brett also excels in industrial rehabilitation. In the month of June, Brett underwent a 3-day educational course on how to treat the industrial worker, returning him/her back to employment at full-duty capacity.

Brett’s goal for each one of his patients is to get them back to where they want to be, whether that is pain free, back to full movement, or both. “I really want to help people get back to their main performance and to living their daily lives normally,” said Jensen. “I think I bring a whole new level of ambition to the Rice Lake area and I am excited to be a part of such a great healthcare team. I look forward to meeting and working with numerous patients, athletes and companies, becoming more involved in the improvement of our community’s overall health and wellness,” he continued.

RLPTRS is a locally owned-and-operated private physical therapy practice located on W. Knapp Street specializing in sports injuries, industrial medicine, injury prevention education, orthopedics, vestibular and balance, aquatic therapy, and athletic training services. If you would like more information about this topic please contact 715-236-3610 or email stacie@therapy1.net.