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Physical Therapy
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
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Welcome to our newly renovated Roseville location!

We are very excited to open our new site on January 11, 2021 with the combined staffs of Roseville NovaCare and Rosedale PTOSI.  

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

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.

Don Darling, DPT, M.S., OCS, FAAOMPT

Don graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1977 with a physical therapy degree. He was board-certified in orthopaedic physical therapy in 1994 and has been a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists since 1998. Don has special interests in temporomandibular dysfunction, spine, hip and shoulder pain. He uses hands-on therapy, exercise, education and preventative techniques to treat patients with orthopedic injuries.

Ann Frett, P.T.

Ann holds a master's in physical therapy from Mayo School of Health Related Sciences, graduating in 1994. She has specialized in spine rehabilitation since 2001. Since 2015, she has specialized in Scoliosis and Kyphosis rehabilitation completing advanced certification from the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School, working with both adults and children. Ann brings a wealth of experience to her patients in addressing problems. She works collaboratively with patients toward improving their well-being and health. Her specialties include pelvic health therapy, spine rehabilitation, myofascial release, neuromuscular manual therapies, craniosacral therapy, postural restoration and general orthopaedics. She is a certified Feldendkrais Practitioner with more than 1000 hours of movement re-training education and has completed more than 100 hours of Pilates training.

John Farr, P.T., ATC

John has many years of working with orthopaedic, neuromuscular and sport-related injuries. He has post-graduate training in men's health. John enjoys aiding patients in realizing their post-injury goals whether it be returning to sport or activities of daily living by blending manual techniques with functional exercise. While teaching patients how to optimize their short term goals, he instills confidence and gives them a path to meet their long term goals.

Eric Polson, P.T., ATC

Eric graduated from the University of Iowa and pursued his doctorate of physical therapy from the College of St. Scholastica. Eric has many years experience treating orthopaedic, work and sports related injuries. Eric loves working with patients of all ages and interests including performance arts, golf, running and more. Eric's passion is to help everyone achieve optional function and performance through a combination of manual therapy and corrective exercise.

Rita Kraft, PTA

Rita works to provide a motivating therapeutic atmosphere while helping her patients meet their goals. She enjoys working with a variety of patient populations and identifying the unique plan to meet those goals.

Scott Bookhout, P.T.

Scott enjoys working with patients with orthopaedic conditions anywhere in the body. He treats the whole body, not just the specific site of pain. Scott is currently working on a specific certification for becoming a certified functional manual therapist through the Institute of Physical Art.

Elena Patz, DPT

Elena earned a doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. She enjoys treating a variety of patients and has a special interest in treating pelvic floor dysfunction and chronic pain. Elena works to collaborate with patients by creating individualized treatment plans that are effective and functional. Her goal is to motivate and educate patients to achieve independence in their therapy program while getting them back to the activities they love.

Rebecca Moncrief, OTR/L

Rebecca received a master's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Minnesota and bachelor's degree in psychology from Minnesota State. She has a background in upper extremity orthopedics rehabilitation including post-surgical, work-related and cumulative trauma. Rebecca also has experience with holistic cancer rehabilitation and is passionate about establishing comprehensive, high quality occupational therapy services for the diverse needs of cancer survivors. She believes in collaborative, patient-centered care with an appreciation for the power of patient education and the therapeutic relationship.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapy
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Recovery and Reconditioning
  • 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

Prosthetics & Orthotics

  • Lower Extremity Orthotics
  • Upper Extremity Orthotics
  • Spinal

Work Health

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