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OUR TEAM

MEET OUR TEAM

Dr. April Mettler

CEO/Marketing Manager

Dr. Calvin Crawford, PT

Operations Manager

Dr. Jenny Johnson, PT, OCS, ATC, LAT

Clinic Director of Education and Compliance

Dr. April Mettler, PT

april@ccsbismarck.com

CEO/Marketing Manager

Thank you for visiting our page!  As a DPT graduate of 2008, I am the “old lady” on the block.  I am also the generally dysfunctionally functional human that is the vision behind CC’s.  I can’t tell you how lucky I feel to have this incredible team here to serve you, our community and this region.  The inspiration I receive from my team daily to strive for excellence and continue to grow and expand is infectious and exhilarating.  We are a team of healthcare workers that are here to change the face of not only physical therapy, but what “HealthCare” means to you #wewillchangeyourmind. 

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My career starts from humble beginnings of employment that calculated out to working for peanuts in an environment that was anything but inspirational.  I knew that I was officially the worst “employee”.  I knew that if my life on this Earth was going to be well spent, I needed to to do it my way. 

After lots of reflection and lots of wine, I derived CC’s from the inspiration of my grandmothers, Clara and Catherine.  That is correct, I am not CC. Grandmothers are the true embodiment of a life well lived: a soft hand, a nurturing heart, the grit of a Viking, and a warm plate of brownies.  CC’s is a small representation of that.  We are dedicated, educated, caring, and raw.  Our office is warm.  The feeling is cared-for.  The care is authentic.  I hope that each person that walks through our doors feels a sense of entering a place they feel welcomed.  The place of comfort.  And the place that inspires them to be everything they are called to be.  I look forward to meeting you and also knowing you.

Dr. Jenny Johnson, PT, OCS, ATC, LAT

jenny@ccsbismarck.com

Clinic Director of Education and Compliance

Hey everyone! Dr. Jenny here, and I am a physical therapist and Clinical Director of Education and Compliance for CC’s Physical Therapy. I was born and raised in Bismarck, and just love being a part of this wonderful community!  I attended the University of Mary to obtain my Bachelor’s of Science 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 five years working with various patient populations throughout all ages of life.

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In 2014, I moved back to Bismarck to work at CC’s and it makes me so proud to see where this organization has grown and expanded over the last few years.  The energy and drive of this “work family” is nothing short of incredible! In 2016, I obtained my board certification as an Orthopedic Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. Studying for this exam was the most humbling yet educational experience of my career thus far.

Over the last few years I have completed continuing education courses in myofascial release, spinal manipulation, functional dry needling, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, kinesiotaping, myofascial decompression (cupping), sports medicine, vestibular rehab/vertigo, and concussions. I have taken courses in Therapeutic Neuroscience Education to incorporate the latest research on chronic pain into my patients’ plans of care.  I just can’t get enough of learning and love to see how our profession is constantly changing and evolving. 

My “clinical toolbox” allows me to use functional assessment, manual therapy, corrective exercise, and lots of patient education to help people do what THEY want to do, which is always our end goal right?! Education is a large part of my life, and I am our Site Coordinator for Clinical Education, a Clinical Instructor for PT students during their internships, and am adjunct faculty for the University of Mary Physical Therapy doctoral program. I thoroughly enjoy time with my students, and love to learn from their growing minds.  

Outside of the office, I love spending time with my husband, Brock, and our wonderful kiddos, Bria, Rylee, and Jersey. They are truly my pride and joy, and I get such enjoyment from the things they are learning, and all the funny things that they say. We enjoy kayaking, camping, watching baseball, playing sports, and spending time with family. 

I look forward to helping you move well and feel better to do what makes YOU happy! 

Dr. Calvin Crawford, PT

calvin@ccsbismarck.com

Operations Manager

Born and raised in Devils Lake, North Dakota I 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. I have wanted to live and work in Bismarck my entire life as the community shares my passion for the outdoors including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, biking and watersports in the summer.   I work with all ages and abilities with a particular passion for the runner, cyclist and weight lifter. Over the years I have also found a special place for the individual looking for a lifestyle change and helping move them from painful and sedentary to active and pain-free! My wife, Ashley, works at Sanford and we have 2 girls, Halley and Leni. 

Dr. Chloe Sandberg, PT

chloe@ccsbismarck.com

Physical Therapist

Hello there! My appreciation for the human body started as a 3-sport athlete growing up in Lakes country MN, graduating from Frazee High School in 2011. This translated into me obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology and an emphasis in Medical Fitness at Bemidji State University in 2014. I then took a gap year to live and work in Fargo as a Rehab Tech at a private practice PT clinic.  Lastly, I made the move to Bismarck in August 2015 to start the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Mary, and finally graduating in 2018. In that time I was lucky enough to land my third clinical rotation at CC’s in fall 2017 learning under the guidance of my colleagues, Dr. Jenny and Dr. Cal. I have been at CC’s since 2018, and it has been nothing short of a dream.

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As a PT, my ideal patient has morphed over the first 5 years of my career. Initially I was very drawn to working with athletes, however, since becoming a mother, my appreciation for the female body has lead me to love treating women along their pregnancy journeys and beyond! “Once postpartum, always postpartum.” Doesn’t matter if you’ve had a baby 2 weeks ago, or 20 years ago, the changes women’s bodies go through during pregnancy are unmatched. It has become a passion of mine to guide women along the phases of motherhood to assure their body isn’t holding them back from anything. Over the next few years I hope to further my education and professional practice by including a certification in lactation education.  Additionally, the other way I like to describe my ideal patient is the “average Joe or Jane.” If you’re  like me and exercise because you enjoy it, and you know it is good for you, versus training hardcore for any type of race or competition, I’m your average Jane! 

I personally enjoy all things astrology, spiritual healing, and most other things I lovingly deem “hippie-dippie.” Bodies and souls have to heal alongside each other, so if you like to talk about the stars, crystals, and angels; I’m your gal! I am married to my high school sweetheart, Nate, and we have two lovely, funny, opinionated, and sweet kids: Leigha (‘19) and Ethan (‘21).  As a family, we love spending time outside, taking care of our boarding horses on our new farmstead, and my personal favorite, watching my kids grow and play. It is true, the old saying, “kids change your life in so many ways and make you rethink many parts of life.” As I reflect, I can’t help but feel the universe has placed me exactly where I am supposed to be, and man oh man, I come to work happy each and every day! 

Dr. Kayla Kranda, PT, OCS

kayla@ccsbismarck.com

Physical Therapist

I grew up in Mandan, North Dakota and knew I wanted to be a physical therapist from a young age. I was inspired by my late younger brother, Jesse, who was born with cerebral palsy. I would tag along to his physical therapy appointments and loved to help him with the “homework” his therapist would give him. I attended the University of Mary to obtain my Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science (’12) as well as my Doctorate in Physical Therapy (’15). After graduating, my husband, Tom, and I worked as traveling physical therapists for 4 years. While we had the time of lives traveling, we were called back home in 2019 which is when I joined the team here at CC’s. 

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I completed my Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification through the American College of Sports Medicine in 2012 and obtained my board certification as an Orthopedic Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy in 2020. In pursuing these certifications, I have gained a deeper understanding of how physical activity affects the body as well as advanced knowledge and skills in treating orthopedic injuries and concerns. Being a runner myself and having run various race distances from the 5K to the full marathon, my special passion is in treating endurance athletes of all ages. I use skilled hands-on techniques followed by progressive exercise to empower my patients to reach their goals and live their best life.  

Outside of the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Tom, and our son, Finn. We were also blessed to have been adopted by two cats named Kit and Mister, both of whom really run the house. In my free time I enjoy running, reading, cooking, and doing basically anything outdoors. 

Dr. Ashley Russell, PT

ashley@ccsbismarck.com

Physical Therapist

I am a true Wyomingite, born and raised. I moved from Wyoming to the beautiful Black Hills to continue my college education where I received my Bachelors in Exercise Science from Black Hills State University in 2020. My husband, Tanner, and I then packed up and headed North for our next adventure. I attended the University of Mary and graduated in the Spring of 2023 with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. We initially planned to head back to Wyoming, but the close-knit, and welcoming Bismarck community pulled us in making this our home. I am very blessed to have joined the CC’s team right out of school. A next-level team that provides evidence-based individualized care that will assist you to your best self!

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When people ask me how I chose PT, I joke that I don’t know if I chose PT as much as it chose me. I spent my years growing up on the soccer field, and in a physical therapy clinic. I underwent three ACL knee reconstructions and spent countless hours, months, and years rehabbing from these injuries. It was the lifelong connections I made with my physical therapists who inspired me to dive into the profession. The impact they had on my life is why I am serving you today. I now take pride in being the person who invests in your care, your hobbies, and your life!

When I am not in the clinic, I am spending time with my husband, family, friends, and our pups. We enjoy all activities outdoors, fitness, board games, puzzles, and sports. I would never classify myself as a runner, however last year (2022) I ran my first half marathon. There is something unique about doing hard things you never thought you could do, or even wanted to do. When I say the fire and passion to be your best self is contagious in this building, I mean it!

 

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Dr. Kaidra Connor, PT

kaidra@ccsbismarck.com

Physical Therapist

I grew up in Linton, ND but spent much of my childhood in my parents’ hometown, Tuttle. Growing up, I was an athlete and knew I wanted to continue to live an active, healthy lifestyle. While in college at UND pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, I realized I wanted to be a physical therapist after a mishap on a mission trip. I moved to Bismarck in pursuit of my doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Mary to settle down closer to my roots. I graduated with my DPT in the spring of ’21 and landed my dream job at CC’s Physical Therapy.

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I am so happy to be working at this facility whose values and mindset align with mine. I enjoy the drive these people share at helping each person that walks through our doors making sure that all their ailments are taken care of. Being a physical therapist is one of the most rewarding jobs in my eyes, making a positive impact on other people to help them move better, feel better, and live better. I enjoy the diversity of people we get to treat here and the amount of time we get compared to other healthcare professionals. I have a passion working with athletes (even recreational older athletes) and have found a new passion working with the pelvic floor and pregnant or post-partum mommies! I have had the joy of working with students throughout their curriculum which has been incredibly rewarding and keeps me on my toes!

I also enjoy working out, spending time with family, friends, and my husband Kyle while hunting, hiking, playing recreational sports, and participating in competition in any shape and form. I’m addicted to seeking self-growth of the body, mind, and soul. The human body is so amazing and I hope to help as many people achieve their optimal body and wellness as possible.

 

Dr. Beth Nicholson, PT, CLT

beth@ccsbismarck.com

Physical Therapist

I became lymphedema certified in 2012 and thoroughly enjoy treating this as well as fitting patients with long term compression garments. In recent years, I have also started treating patients that have lipedema and have found great interest in this as the research is evolving and patients get such great relief from this condition. There is such a large need for these conditions in the community and CC’s has been a great fit. It is great to be able to work alongside a group of likeminded individuals whom have the same interests and goals.

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Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Tavis, and my three beautiful daughters Reegan, Olivia, and Emerie and our newest addition Cooper (a boy!). There is never a dull moment around our house and I truly would not have it any other way! We love spending time outside- you can find us at the lake in the summer usually boating, camping, and fishing. We also have special pets that include a dog, a cat, and chickens.

I look forward to working with you and helping you meet your goals to feel like yourself again!

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Dr. Cole Muller, PT, ATC

cole@ccsbismarck.com

Physical Therapist

I was born and raised in Glendive, Montana. I was first curious about the idea of having a career in physical therapy as a reckless, injury-prone teenager growing up in the badlands. After dealing with recurrent stress fractures as a college athlete, it became my dream to be a physical therapist whom is proficient in evaluating, treating, and preventing injuries. I attended the University of Mary to obtain my Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2013 as well as my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016. Following graduation, I returned to Montana for three years where I was mentored by an excellent group of physical therapists. Over the last few years, I resume working as a clinician in the Bismarck area and joined CC’s in the fall of 2022! I am extremely lucky to be a part of the CC’s team as I am able to continue to grow professionally and have the pleasure of making a meaningful difference in my patient’s lives.

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My special interests and passion lie in treating people with acute and chronic pain. Having dealt with a two year bout of chronic, debilitating low back pain and successfully recovering from it, I believe I have a unique perspective in treating such conditions. I value having a holistic approach to my care and I focus on empowering my patients to help improve their health conditions in the short term and to live a long, healthy life in the future. When not in the clinic, I enjoy running, hiking, and spending time with my family, especially my two daughters!

 

Dr. Matthew Schumacher, PT, MTC, OCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT

matthew@ccsbismarck.com

Physical Therapist

I am a native to Hazelton, ND and earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND in 2016 where I was recognized as a nominee for Outstanding Student Award in my physical therapy class demonstrating excellence in academics, volunteering, and servant leadership. I became certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA in 2017 and Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) through Evidence in Motion in 2018. In 2019, I became a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists, being in the top 10% of PTs practicing in orthopedics with this distinction. In 2021, I graduated from Bellin College as a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), becoming one of only 500 physical therapists in the country with both OCS and FAAOMPT credentials. I am also a full-time teacher in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Mary and I am currently enrolled in the Doctor of Science (DSc) program through Bellin College busy with researching pertinent topics in PT.

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Outside of the clinic and classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking and exploring the outdoor, staying active, and traveling. I am married to Tasha, and together we have two boys, Noah and Cohen, who keep us busy and active.

 

Physical Therapist Matt Schumacher
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Dr. Nick Hatfield, PT

nicholas@ccsbismarck.com

Physical Therapist

Hello! My name is Nicholas Hatfield and I am from Minot, ND. I went to school at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND for my undergraduate coursework and also attended UND to attain my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. I pursued physical therapy because of my passion for fitness, wellness, and my desire to give as much help and assistance to everyone as possible. I have seen how much pain can impede someone’s quality of life and overall function. This has driven me to a career field to make it possible to ensure that everyone gets back to the activities they want to be participating in. I had the great honor of joining the CC’s family in July of 2023 and it has been a dream come true. CC’s is a fantastic clinic with an incredibly talented group of clinicians and I feel incredibly grateful to be able to say I am a part of that team!

Dr. Jeff Geiger, PT

jeff@ccsbismarck.com

Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist Matt Schumacher
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Danielle Arriola

danielle@ccsbismarck.com

Administrative Assistant

I grew up in Colorado, and moved to Dickinson at a young age where I graduated from Dickinson Trinity High School in 2014. I’ve moved all over North Dakota, and recently moved back to the Bismarck area in 2022. I have found my passion of caring for others and wanting to see them succeed at their life goals through my work in Direct Patient Care for more than 8 years.

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In my free time I enjoy being behind a camera taking photos of people or even spending quality time photographing the outdoors. I could not have found a love for this art if it weren’t for the support of my family and close friends who inspire me daily and whom I take joy in being around.

CC’s has always been a home away from home for me, first as a patient, and now as Financial Administrator. Being able to be a part of this team and helping patients has been such a joy for me. My goal when you walk into our clinic is to ensure you feel just as I did when I first started coming to CC’s: welcomed, respected, and heard. We can’t wait to meet you and get you the care you need!

Katy Neibauer

katy@ccsbismarck.com

Patient Care Coordinator

I have lived in Bismarck for most of my life, so I consider this my hometown stompin’ grounds. I graduated from Saint Mary’s Central High School in ‘08 and attended NDSCS in Wahpeton. I felt like expanding my horizons after working as a dog groomer for 5 years and in veterinary medicine for 7 years. I joined the fabulous team here at CC’s in February of 2023 as the scheduler. Since starting at CC’s, I fully understand the concept of #wewillchangeyourmind. I am truly so fortunate to be able to work with this fantastic group of healthcare providers whose number one focus and priority is YOU. I enjoy helping people find their perfect fit PT and hope to chat with you when you call!

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When I’m not helping our wonderful patients, you might find me at the river, on a hike, or out camping. My passion for the outdoors is complemented by my fascination with rocks, flora and fauna – basically all things nature. When we’re not chasing a wilderness adventure, I am likely taking it easy at home with my husband, Andy, our cats and dog, and our numerous houseplants. I love to read, crochet, and play card, dice and board games. I can’t wait to meet you and see your progress as you reach your treatment goals!

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Michelle Vollmuth

michelle@ccsbismarck.com

Financial Administrator

Hi!  I am CC’s billing wizard; if you have a question about your billing or insurance, I have an answer for you.  There is not a problem I cannot bring to a resolution. I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Care Management from Globe University/Minnesota School of Business.  I have worked in Healthcare my whole adult life ranging from home health aide, to paramedic to practice management.

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Outside of the office I enjoy high school sporting events with my son David and enjoying life outdoors with my fiancé Scott.  We make our home north of Bismarck and I look forward to guiding you through the road of billing and insurance here at CC’s.   

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