The Athletic Trainer is an integral part of our work here at the Hayward and Spooner Clinics. The Athletic Trainer is able to go out and work in the community and this is a big asset to our mission of providing people with the highest quality of care.
Kirsten is a recent graduate from St. Scholastica University with an Undergraduate Degree in Health Science as well as Graduate Degree in Athletic Training. Outside of her professional degree, Kirsten is also certified in the Graston Technique. This is especially helpful when it comes to soft tissue mobilization and manual therapy.
Growing up, Kirsten helped on her parent’s dairy farm in Birchwood, Wisconsin. Once she moved onto college, Kirsten lived in Duluth but quickly realized the city life was only temporary while she finished school. After graduation Kirsten moved to the town of Minong where she currently resides. This is the perfect location because she will be splitting her time between the Spooner Clinic, Hayward Clinic as well as on-site locations. Not only will Kirsten be working at multiple clinics but she is going to be the Athletic Trainer at the Northwoods High school as well as for the Wisconsin Muskies Hockey Team.
While here at Spooner Physical Therapy, Kirsten hopes to be involved with the community and inform people of all the possibilities that our facilities offer to our patients. “I want to be an advocate in the community for the Athletic Training Profession and educate people on what Athletic Trainers can do and how they can help.” When asked, “Why Athletic Training?” Kirsten responded, “I played volleyball and softball in high school and have always been fascinated with helping active people. Not only do we help athletes, but we work in a variety of settings, such as: Industrial, Pro Athletics, Clinics, etc.”
When Kirsten isn’t working, she likes to spend her time hiking, hunting, gardening and Snowmobiling. Additionally, Kirsten has an English Mastiff that she plays with and exercises regularly.