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Monday:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday:7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Physical Therapy
Hand Therapy
Sports Medicine
Work Health
Prosthetics & Orthotics
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At NovaCare Rehabilitation, our experienced clinical team will design an individualized plan of care that aligns with your specific goals in mind. Through experience, advanced clinical training and clear communication with our patients, our therapy team will give you the advantage in recovery.We are proud to be part of the community and are committed to providing each patient with an exceptional experience that promotes healing and recovery in a safe, compassionate environment. Call or request an appointment and experience the power of physical therapy today.
Our Team

Kristine Balsimo, MPT

Kristine has been with NovaCare since she graduated in 2002 from Mayo Clinic. She is the center manager for the Roseville location and brings a variety of specialty treatments. Kristine is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy. She customizes each patient's rehabilitation experience to their needs. Her treatment focus includes looking at joint mechanics and body movements, posture and continuous patient education throughout the physical therapy journey. Kristine is a ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation certified clinician and has received post-graduate training to provide vestibular and concussion rehabilitation, TMJ therapy and custom made orthotics for patients. Kristine earned Levels I and II dry needling certification.

Melinda Gilles, MPT

Melinda works in the community in which she lives and feels a personal bond with her patients as they are often people from the neighborhood. She is a compassionate and professional therapist who strives to give exceptional care. Melinda earned a master's degree in physical therapy from St. Catherine’s University. She is a certified ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation specialist. She has a special interest and emphasis on post-surgical rehabilitation, including rotator cuff repairs, total joint replacements and fracture ORIFs. She is Dry Needling Levels I and II certified and trained to work with amputees for gait, exercise and balance.

Rick Hjelm, MPT

Rick is passionate about orthopaedic physical therapy. His clinical expertise lies with shoulder patients, both non-operative and post-surgical. He believes the combination of using hands-on techniques, re-education of specific muscles and exercise is the key to restorative rehabilitation. Rick earned a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis.

Michael Gerszewski, OTR

Michael specializes in hand therapy treating various conditions of the upper extremity from the neck down to the hand. He strives to maximize the patient's rehab experience through evidence-based practice and empowering the individual with education and tools to complement their healing. Outside of work he enjoys bouldering, rollerblading and cross country skiing.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapy
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Amputee Rehabilitation
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Dry Needling
  • Fall Prevention Program
  • Manual Therapy
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Pre-/Post-Operative Care
  • ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Spine Program
  • TMJ/TMD Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Fibromyalgia Treatment
  • Headache Treatment
  • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Osteoporosis Management
  • Prenatal/Postpartum Rehabilitation

Hand Therapy

  • Hand Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Arthritis / Osteoarthritis Program
  • Joint Mobilization

Sports Medicine

  • Athletic Training Services
  • Sports Medicine
  • Concussion Management

Work Health

  • Ergonomic Programs
  • Post-Offer Employment Testing
  • Injury Prevention

Prosthetics & Orthotics

  • Lower Extremity Orthotics
  • Upper Extremity Orthotics
  • Spinal
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