Meet Our Therapists

JB Dudley:  PT, COMT, CPed

JB Dudly

J.B. is a lifelong Northfield resident. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College and graduated from the University of MN School of Physical Therapy. In addition, he has obtained specialty certifications in orthopedic manual therapy (COMT) from the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine in Lubbock, TX and in pedorthics (CPed) from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He has been a practicing physical therapist for over 20 years and has extensive training in spinal and extremity joint mechanics and function.  JB believes in a systematic approach to assessing and treating the human body, working from the ground up, with an emphasis on attaining optimal musculoskeletal symmetry and balance.

In his free time JB enjoys cycling, running, lifting weights and any sport that involves hitting, throwing, catching or shooting a ball. He is also an avid horseman and star watcher and is a member of the James Younger Gang.

Daisy Christopherson:  DPT, RYT

Daisy Christopherson

Daisy grew up in Tracy, MN, and earned her BA in biology at Gustavus Adolphus. She continued her education at the University of MN, graduating with a clinical doctorate in physical therapy in 2003. Additional training included pilates, manual therapy, pelvic/core stabilization, pediatrics and holistic healing. She recently studied Movement Impairment Syndromes with Dr. Shirley Sahrmann. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance, and teaches yoga at Heartwork Yoga Studio. She writes articles about yoga and physical therapy for her blog: Yoga by Daisy.

Daisy lives in Northfield with her husband Michael and children Bella and Nilo. Outside of the clinic, she loves trail running, camping, reading and pulling her kids around in a bike trailer.

Dave Filzen, PT, CSCS

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Dave received his BS degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota in 1988 and obtained hisCertified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 1991. Over his career of 30 plus years, Dave has developed clinical specialties in the rehabilitation of shoulder, elbow, knee and sports injuries; rehab and return to activity in the overhead athlete (throwing, volleyball, swimming, tennis); development of return to sports activity programs; and general and sports related conditioning. He has worked with numerous professional athletes as well as thousands of high-level competitive athletes, weekend warriors, and everyday people like you and me. No strangers to Northfield, Dave and his wife, Tammy attended St Olaf College and have made Northfield their home for the past 30 plus years. They are parents to seven children and several grand puppies. Dave enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, household and woodworking projects, and church-related activities.

Contact Dave at : dave.filzen.northfieldphysicaltherapy@outlook.com

 Marcy Kramer:  DPT

Marcy Kramer is from Northfield and graduated from Northfield High School in 2006.  She went on to Creighton University in Omaha, NE, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in French and Francophone studies in 2009 and a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy in 2012. She has a LSVT BIG certification for Neurological Rehab of Parkinson’s Disease and is certified in Kinesiology taping. She specializes in working with patients with Parkinson’s, neurological conditions, Dementia, vertigo and vestibular rehab, balance, and stroke rehab. She also loves working with patients in the pool because it provides a different way to treat so many difficulties. The pool is great for treatment of pain, strengthening, rehabilitating an injury, and rehab after a surgery or hospitalization. Marcy also teaches water aerobics, fitness classes and educational classes at Fifty North.

Dave Watkins:  PT

Screen Shot 2020-11-09 at 9.23.23 PMDave grew up in Wells, Minnesota, and attended Wheaton College in the Chicago area, acquiring a BA degree in psychology. He earned his BS degree in physical therapy at the University of Minnesota in 1983. He has found his 35 years of working as a physical therapist to be both fun and rewarding. Focus areas include orthopedics, neuro rehab, balance training, and the treatment of fibromyalgia. Dave and his wife, Patty, have raised their three sons in Northfield, since moving here in 1987. Dave enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing racquetball, and doing outdoor landscaping /yard work.