We are a caring team of wellness providers who will take the time to assess and treat the underlying driver of your concerns, not just your symptoms.
At O'Brien Physical Therapy and Wellness, we listen to you, we meet you where you are, we create an individualized plan and guide you on your journey to achieve long lasting results!
Dr. Jill O'Brien - Owner & Physical Therapist
Dr. Jill O’Brien's focus of assessing and treating the body as a whole has guided and complimented her extensive experience and training in her specialty of pelvic health physical therapy and wellness. Her dream of offering an integrative approach to healthcare has come true and she could not be more proud of the team at OPT!
Jill, her husband Alex, and son Lennon live in La Crosse and thoroughly enjoy all that the area has to offer. From biking and hiking in the bluffs to camping and listening to live music, Team O'Brien takes full advantage of the beautiful Coulee Region.
Dr. Patrick Grabowski - Physical Therapist
Dr. Patrick Grabowski is a physical therapist specializing in orthopedic and sport-related conditions of the spine and extremities. He has been a member of the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse since 2013 and a part of OPT since 2022, valuing the opportunity to serve patients in a setting where the needs of the patient are the highest priority.
Dr. Grabowski actively pursues outdoor recreation at every opportunity, from biking and running to skiing, golf, and every outdoor music event he can find!
Erica Champlin - Physical Therapist
Erica Champlin is a physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist. She has a depth of knowledge and experience working in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, inpatient rehabilitation, sports medicine, as well as within the fitness and wellness world. She is trained in the Fascial Counterstrain technique and loves to integrate this into her practice. Erica is passionate about helping her patients minimize their pain and maximize their mobility and strength for improved quality of life throughout all stages of life.
Erica loves being physically active outdoors rollerblading, hiking, biking and playing sports with her boys. She also enjoys traveling with her husband and exploring the beautiful national parks across the US.
Chelsea Barnes - Physical Therapist Assistant, Functional Nutrition Expert
Chelsea has been in the health and fitness field since 2012 as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and wellness coach and eventually advanced her education to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. She has had the pleasure of working with people of all ages and abilities including prenatal and postpartum mamas, cancer survivors, those navigating the menopausal transition, active older adults, and recreational athletes.
Chelsea has expanded her knowledge in nutrition through mindbodygreen's Functional Nutrition program and is excited to share this information with the community. Chelsea thrives on helping you reach your health and fitness goals, as well as feeling confident in your own skin.
Chelsea is a wife and mama of three little ones, who are constantly on the go and looking for adventures. She loves sipping on a (mostly) warm cup of coffee, going for hikes, and playing volleyball.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO.
At O'Brien Physical Therapy and Wellness, we know that you want to live a full and present life without being distracted or sidelined by your pain, digestive issues or pelvic health concerns. We have been there, we know what it's like, we hear you and we are here FOR you.
We want you to be able to live your life, run the race, have a healthy pregnancy and postpartum experience, travel without concern, feel good and confident in your body, play with your kids or heck, even get some sleep!
Maybe you have tried to fix it before and it hasn't worked. Don't give up. Yes, sometimes there is an "easy fix", but oftentimes it is layered. It may have to do with what your body and mind are doing throughout the day, your nutrition, movement or sleep habits, your past medical or surgical history, your stress level, your stage of life or shift in hormones, or... a combination of ALL of these. But it doesn't have to be overwhelming, small steps and subtle shifts, can lead to big changes!
This is why we meet one-on-one and listen to your WHOLE story, we assess and treat based on YOUR needs, we create a individualized plan to help you to recognize and remove the obstacles that are preventing you from living Your. Best. Life.
When you are ready, we are here! Book an Evaluation