KJ (Kathleen Joann or Kathy Jo) Schretenthaler was born and raised in Beach, North Dakota. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1988. Her early career was spent in Bismarck, ND and then Reno, Nevada, before she moved to Livingston in 1996. After working for another company for three years, KJ met Judi Kuipers and they opened Yellowstone Physical Therapy in 1999. Thanks to an excellent staff, loyal patients and a good relationship with our referral sources, Yellowstone PT has thrived and remains owned by KJ, since Judi opted for retirement in 2010!
KJ has primarily worked in outpatient orthopedic settings and her interest in exercise led her to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2002. She has completed numerous continuing education courses through the years to update her orthopedic skills for treatment of necks, backs, and upper/lower extremities. She obtained her ASTYM certification in 2012 and successfully completed training for functional dry needling of trigger points in 2013. KJ’s treatment philosophy is to use her skills to assist and accelerate patients in their recovery, while educating and empowering them to take an active role in improving and staying healthy.
KJ has been married to her husband, Barth since 1990, and they have a young son, Finn, as well as their dogs Ella and Chevelle. If KJ is lucky enough to find free time these days, she loves to bicycle, hike, walk the dog, read, do crosswords/sudokus, watch movies and play with Finn!
Chad specializes in the rehabilitation of lower extremity dysfunction including complex foot and ankle problems. Teaching nationally on the topics of lower extremity biomechanics, foot and ankle care and customized foot orthotic management of foot, ankle, knee and hip related problems, Chad received his Physical Therapy degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1997 and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Toledo in 2000.
During his career, Chad has cared for patients with a wide variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. In addition to his foot and ankle expertise, he has developed advanced training and interest in helping patients with sacro-iliac joint dysfunction, shoulder injuries and vestibular problems.
Chad’s treatment philosophy is based on helping patients return to their leisure, sport and work activities through an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy, biomechanics and applied functional science. He has a passion for helping people get their “fun back” through learning about the amazing machine that is the human body and imparting knowledge necessary to prevent as well as rehabilitate injuries and manage chronic pain.
Chad loves to go on adventures with his wife, Melissa and their children, including traveling, hiking, bow-hunting, fly fishing, and shooting sports.
Andrea is from Rutland Town, Vermont. She received her undergraduate BS from LeTourneau University in Texas and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in Pennsylvania in 2009. She has been certified in Level II Kinetacore functional dry needling and in ASTYM since 2012. Andrea enjoys treating patients in the outpatient setting because it allows her to use a hands on approach to help individuals achieve their full potential.
After graduation she moved to Ohio, where she lived for a year with her husband, before he was transferred out west due to work. They moved to Livingston in 2010 and Andrea was working at another PT clinic in town until she started at Yellowstone Physical Therapy in January 2015.
She has been married to her husband, Tim since 2009 and has three children, Lilly, Aria, and Wyatt. When not working, Andrea likes to spend time with her family hiking, skiing and gardening.