Lakes Area Health Center is proud to say that we have some of the highest qualified and respected physical therapists in the state.  Each of our team members hold rare and special certifications that deliver incredible results and happy patients.  Here they are:

Amy M. Goehner, PT
Director of Physical Therapy

Amy M. Goehner, PT

Amy graduated from Moorhead State University in 1997 with a BS Degree in Biology, and a Minor in Chemistry. In 2000, she earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Pacific University. 

Amy has practiced in an out-patient setting since 2005, and was introduced to Postural Restoration in 2014. Seeing the success of Postural Restoration, Amy became Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) as a result of advanced training, extraordinary interest and devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns, and the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration Institute™.  
She continues to explore the influence of postural asymmetry on musculoskeletal pain and injury, breathing dysfunction, and sensory integration, as well as a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
Amy enjoys working with people of all ages, helping them return to their sport, job, and active lifestyle.  Amy is married with 5 children.  She enjoys running, the outdoors, traveling, spending time with her family and watching her kids in their activities.

Emily M. Bavin, PTA, PRC
Physical Therapy

Emily M. Bavin. PTA, PRC

Emily graduated from UW -Eau Claire with a bachelor’s in Music Education in 2003. She taught high school and middle school band and coached track for 5 years before going back to school and earning her Associate Degree in Applied Science from St. Catherine University in 2010.

She is the second PTA in Minnesota to earn the designation of Postural Restoration Certified (PRC) as a result of advanced training, extraordinary interest & devotion to the science of postural adaptations, asymmetrical patterns & the influence of polyarticular chains of muscles on the human body as defined by the Postural Restoration InstituteTM.

Emily worked in a variety of settings including skilled nursing and home care. She has been working in the outpatient rehabilitation setting since 2014. Emily is an avid runner interested in running mechanics and injuries and is continuing to learn more about restoring tri-planar function in athletes. She is also pursuing further instruction in improving function and mobility in geriatric patients.