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Featured Services

Physical Therapy
Aquatic Therapy
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Hand Therapy Certified
Occupational Therapy
Athletic Training Services
Sports Medicine
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At NovaCare Rehabilitation, we know that injuries are never scheduled, but relief can be. If you’re injured, tired of having less mobility or experiencing aches and pains, let our licensed clinical experts help, both in-center and virtually via telerehab. We believe movement is medicine and are committed to helping our patients get back to work, athletics and daily life. The road to recovery starts with NovaCare!

We are proud to serve your community and are committed to providing each person an exceptional experience that promotes healing and recovery in a safe, compassionate environment. Call to request an appointment and experience the power of physical therapy today. 

New Offering...Recovery and Reconditioning Program

Across the United States, thousands of people have been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many individuals are also compromised by a variety of acute and chronic conditions, such as emphysema, after effects of the flu and cardiovascular disease. As you or your loved ones recover from COVID-19 or other debilitating illnesses and conditions, you may be left with varying levels of deconditioning and weakness. 

Our Recovery and Reconditioning Program was developed in partnership with leading physicians, including physiatrists and infectious disease specialists. It focuses on identifying key areas of weakness in patients. Our licensed physical and occupational therapists will develop a plan of care that will be tailored to your specific needs and goals. 

Please contact NovaCare to learn more about this program and which centers are offering it.

Our Team

Ralph Throckmorton, P.T.

Ralph specializes in extremity and spine mobilization, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue mobilization, spinal stabilization and orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation. He received training from both the North American Canadian Manual Therapy Institute and the McKenzie Institute. He has provided low back rehabilitation and spine stabilization instruction for the Minnesota NovaCare centers. Ralph has participated in multiple educational courses for the spine and extremities and is a longtime member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s orthopaedic sports section. Ralph is a graduate of the physical therapy program at the University of St. Scholastica.

Jeff Sletten, MPT

Jeff earned a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Mary. He is certified in cancer rehabilitation and has post-graduate training in shoulder biomechanics for golfers and throwers. Jeff has a special interest in treating sports and gymnastics injuries. He also has a Pilates background for core strengthening and spinal care.

Amy Dockter, MPT

Amy earned a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Mary. Amy joined the NovaCare team to advance her industrial medicine skills. She concentrates on the rehabilitation of injured workers and providing on-site services such as injury prevention programs and ergonomics. She continues to attend continuing education courses specific for orthopaedic diagnoses and workers' compensation.

Jade Baxley, DPT

Jade earned a doctorate in physical therapy from the College of St. Scholastica. She is LSVT BIG certified for the treatment of Parkinson's patients and has post-graduate training in manual therapy emphasis with completion of Evidence in Motion's upper extremity. She enjoys staying active with cycling, swimming and lifting classes at the gym. She loves learning a new skill in her personal and professional life to apply it to her every day patients.

Ashley Melbostad, OTR, CHT

Ashley is an occupational therapist for NovaCare Rehabilitation. She has several years of outpatient experience treating all types of injuries and diseases of the hand and upper extremity for all ages. She is proficient in customized splinting, wound care, joint mobilization techniques, scar remodeling, sensory re-education, edema control, activity modification and injury prevention, modalities and developing patient-specific treatment programs to increase participation in daily activities. Ashley earned a master's degree in occupational therapy from the University of North Dakota and has completed numerous continuing education courses.

Kristine Trimble, P.T.

Kristine has treated a wide variety of patients during her tenure as a physical therapist. The majority of her experience has been in orthopaedics with a pediatric focus. She has experience with industrial rehabilitation and has completed several functional capacity evaluations. Kristine enjoys seeing her patients improve their function in order to enjoy life to its fullest.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Recovery and Reconditioning
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Dry Needling
  • Fall Prevention Program
  • Manual Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Pre-/Post-Operative Care
  • ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Spine Program
  • TMJ/TMD Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Fibromyalgia Treatment
  • Headache Treatment
  • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Hand Therapy

  • Hand Therapy Certified
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Arthritis / Osteoarthritis Program
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Orthotics Upper Extremity - Hand/Arm
  • Wound and Scar Care

Sports Medicine

  • Athletic Training Services
  • Sports Medicine
  • Concussion Management
  • Athletic Movement Index (AMI)

Work Health

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Return-to-Work Program
  • Work Conditioning
  • Ergonomic Programs
  • Post-Offer Employment Testing
  • Injury Prevention
  • Onsite Rehabilitation
  • Utilization Management System

Prosthetics & Orthotics

  • Lower Extremity Orthotics
  • Upper Extremity Orthotics
  • Foot Orthotics
  • Spinal
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