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Meet the Physical Therapy Team

Meet the Physical Therapy Team

Steven Wynia, DPT

Steven Wynia, DPT

Director of Physical Therapy

Dr. Wynia was raised in South Dakota. He attended South Dakota State University and then graduated from Mayo Medical College with a Masters in Physical Therapy and the University of North Dakota with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Dr. Wynia has practiced in outpatient physical therapy focusing on orthopedic and vestibular injuries. He has practiced at Brookdale Health since 2008, helping thousands of patients recover from car and work injuries. In addition, he has focused on building Brookdale Health’s concussion and vestibular rehabilitation programs so that patients can complete their recovery in one location. Dr. Wynia and his wife live in Becker with their 3 children. He enjoys watching his children participate and compete in activities of all sorts. He spends any other time outdoors. Depending on the season, he will be at the lake boating and fishing or be downhill skiing and cross-country skiing in the winter.

Kara Talbot , DPT

Kara Talbot, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Kara Talbot was born and raised in Minnesota. After high school, she pursued her bachelor’s degree from Concordia College, Moorhead MN. She went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in 2006. Dr. Talbot has experience working with various orthopedic injuries, acute and chronic neck and back pain, and also women's health rehab. Dr. Talbot has worked most of her career as a physical therapist at Brookdale Health using the 3-prong approach to help patients achieve their goals. Dr. Talbot and her husband live in the Twin Cities with their two children. When Dr. Talbot is not at work, she loves spending time with her family and their dog

Samantha Crowley, DPT

Samantha Crowley, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Crowley decided she wanted to be a Physical Therapist after she was in a car accident at 16 years old, and physical therapy helped her return to playing soccer. She obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN.

Outside of work, Dr. Crowley likes to stay active, travel, and spend time with her friends and family. She is an avid sports fan, and cheers for the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, Wild, and St. Cloud State Husky Hockey. Dr. Crowley also enjoys cooking, trying new foods, drinking coffee, crocheting, and crafting.

Dr. Crowley aspires to be empathetic, compassionate, and knowledgeable when working with patients. She has been at Brookdale Health since the summer of 2018. Dr. Crowley enjoys meeting new patients and learning about their life stories. She loves watching her patients improve and return to their normal activities. She works with a team of ImPact trained Physical Therapists who are experts in treating auto injuries. She has a special interest in treating vestibular dysfunctions, sports injuries, and pediatrics. Additionally, Dr. Crowley has experience in orthopedics, pelvic health, pediatrics, and neuro rehab.

Evan G

Evan Gorton

Physical Therapist Assistant

Working at Brookdale Health since 2008, physical therapist assistant Evan Gorton is dedicated to making you better. His physical therapy career got started when he worked at a healthcare facility during high school and spent some time getting to know the rehab team and saw what an impact they had on people’s lives. This is when he knew that is what he wanted to do, help people move, live, and feel better! He received his Associates in applied science, PTA degree from Anoka Ramsey Coon Rapids Community College. You can usually find him in the fitness area, because here at Brookdale Health he specializes in exercise rehabilitation which also includes patient education.
In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors (when it is warm) playing a number of sports with friends and family, working in his yard, or camping in the BWCA. On the weekends you may even see him riding his motorcycle!

Tom M

Thomas Marcio

Physical Therapist Assistant

Tom Marcio is the newest member of our Physical Therapy team, working as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Brookdale Health. He has enjoyed getting to know so many wonderful people and being the means by which patients can get back to doing the things they love following the injury.

He received his AA degree, AAS in Community Health, and his AAS as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) from Anoka Ramsey Community College. He is now certified to work as a PTA. His goal for this year is to become IMPACT trained for concussive and vestibular therapy.

​​​​​​​Tom loves golf, frisbee golf, card games, fishing, and quality time with his family. He is a fan of the outdoors, traveling, and says he will take any excuse for some fresh air.

Before his career in Physical Therapy, Tom performed as an Elvis Tribute Artist!

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