May 20, 2019

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Grateful Heart: Alida Rampaart Reflects on Her Time at ACMC

In 1974, as a recent immigrant to the United States, Alida Rampaart took her first job with ACMC Health. Now, 43 years later, she will be retiring from the clinic but not without many fond memories and friends she has made along the way. Share in Alida’s journey, the changes she has seen, and what [More]

Tyler’s Physical Therapy Story

“I was excited for my last year of high school basketball and baseball.” As a senior in high school, Tyler was excited for his final year on the Willmar boys’ basketball team. He never imagined an injury would cut his season short and take away his chance to play his favorite sport, baseball. Working with [More]

LeVern’s Physical Therapy Story

“The pain in my shoulder was immediate and excruciating.” In February of 2016, LeVern slipped on a patch of ice. Losing his balance, he fell and landed on his left elbow which forced his arm upward, causing excruciating pain in his shoulder. An MRI revealed that he had torn his rotator cuff and would need [More]

Jim Andresen Shares His Memories from 29 Years as a Physical Therapist with ACMC

After 29 years at ACMC, physical therapist Jim Andresen is hanging up his lab coat and taking his first step into retirement. As a beloved member of the ACMC physical therapy team, Jim will be greatly missed for his ability to provide professional care with a hint of humor.  During his time at the clinic, [More]

Finding His Fit: Dr. Nathanial Slinkard on Building an Orthopedic Practice in Willmar

If you ask Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Nathanial Slinkard where he saw himself after medical school, ACMC Health would be it. His checklist included finding a rural healthcare facility that offers high quality care for everyone from athletes to the elderly. At ACMC, he has found just that. With a focus on joint repair, total joint [More]

Beyond the Track: Kendra Mooberry’s Transition from Athlete to Physical Therapist

As a former high school and collegiate athlete, Kendra Mooberry, DPT had a remarkable career on the track and in the gym. Now, Kendra has transitioned her passion for sports into her profession as a physical therapist at ACMC Health. With a new perspective on injury prevention and healing, Kendra is using her past experiences [More]

Sonja’s Physical Therapy Story

“Whenever I have pain I am comfortable working with Kurt.” There is one word that comes to mind when describing the relationship between physical therapy assistant, Kurt VanDerBeek and his patient Sonja, honest. After 12 years of working together, both Sonja and Kurt have developed a comfort level that makes their sessions together productive, accommodating [More]

From the West Coast to Willmar: Dr. Katie Reigstad’s Road Back Home

It has been nearly 14 years since Dr. Katie Reigstad graduated from Willmar High School. Since leaving her hometown, Dr. Reigstad experienced California, Ohio, and Utah before deciding there really was no place like home. Now, with medical school behind her and a bright future ahead, Dr. Reigstad has returned to Willmar to move forward [More]

Allie’s Physical Therapy Story

“I’ve had therapy with Ryan for seven years.” It has been seven years since Allie came through the doors of ACMC physical therapy for the first time. At just eleven years old, Allie began working with physical therapist, Ryan Hebrink, for symptoms related to her cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder which affects the body’s movement [More]

Elizabeth’s Physical Therapy Story

After years of teaching, it is Elizabeth’s turn to be the student. With chronic pain in both shoulders, Elizabeth has been intermittently learning from physical therapist, Adam Mooberry for nearly 10 years. “I needed to avoid a total shoulder replacement.” “I am formally a teacher and carried a book bag that was horrendous on my [More]