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Who Are We?

In 2004, Eliza Andrews, PT, WCS, decided she wanted to deliver high-quality physical therapy services in an individualized, whole-body way, to Northeast WI. To help people who need PT services in the area, she founded Inspirit Therapy Associates.

 

Our Mission

Our common goal is to offer the most current, specialized, and comprehensive physical therapy techniques to treat patients by focusing on the whole person. 

Our Vision

We believe that when it comes to your health, you should not feel helpless or out of control. We can help you take back what pain and dysfunction has taken away from you. Once you gain control over your physical well being, you will gain back control over other areas of your life. That’s why we strive to help you rebuild the whole person.

Eliza Andrews, PT, WCS

Eliza loves being a Physical Therapist and thinks of her job as a “puzzle solver”, helping her patients find the cause of their problem so their treatment is creative and thorough . Her career started over 25 years ago as an Athletic Trainer before she graduated from Marquette University with her PT degree. Eliza found her specialty early, discovering that many patients improved more quickly when their treatment included more than just exercises and massage. She began including lifestyle management, nutrition, and emotional support in her practice– and immediately saw people who had struggled to get better begin to heal. In 2009, Eliza was one of the first physical therapists in the nation to earn the designation of Women’s Health Clinical Specialist, demonstrating her expertise is treatment related to gender-specific issues. She has received awards and recognition for her specialty in pelvic pain and incontinence treatment of both men and women.  She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Wisconsin Physical therapy Association, International Pelvic Pain Society, International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), and many other professional organizations.
Eliza and her husband, Derek, are the parents of five active young adults, and are enjoying being new grandparents. In her spare time she enjoys doing DIY remodeling projects around their home, re-purposing old furniture, volunteering, and reading.

 

 

Tim Trupke, MPT, LAT

Tim enthusiastically loves to assist clients of all ages using his 26 years of professional experience in physical therapy and athletic training. Tim takes great pride in the positive impact he can make on a client’s quality of life. His ultimate desire is to both facilitate his client’s achievements of their goals and to empower each client to achieve improved levels of health and fitness. With proper client education, clients will both be more aware of their function and will better be able to manage individual symptoms if they do occur in the future.

Throughout his career, Tim has developed an eclectic treatment approach with strong interests in neuromuscular reeducation, functional movement patterns, biomechanics, and manual therapy. He has significant interest in athletic performance enhancement and improving the myofascial and nervous systems leading to improved movement efficiency.

Tim loves to work with clients of any age. He has vast experiences helping clients from pediatric to geriatric, performance enhancement to chronic pain, weekend warriors to high school, collegiate, and professional athletes.

Tim received his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse and his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Emory University. He has attended over 50 continuing education courses, helping his eclectic approach, and has worked with numerous excellent clinicians throughout his career.

Tim has been married for over 20 years and has 2 children. Tim loves outdoor activities and traveling throughout the US and abroad.

Through his vast experience and interpersonal skills Tim is looking forward to improving the overall health and wellness of clients at Inspirit Therapy Associates.

Erika Vogels, LMT

Erika graduated massage school in 2006 from the Aveda Institute of Beauty and Wellness in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is licensed in the state of Wisconsin, Board Certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She holds additional certifications including prenatal massage.

In 2008 Erika started her own massage practice and joined the team at Inspirit Therapy Associates. Her passion for massage therapy shows through in her work, where each massage is customized based on the needs and goals of the client. Erika uses various techniques including deep tissue work, stretching, breath work, and aromatherapy methods. She uses Young Living Essential Oils in her aromatherapy and enjoys teaching clients about the ways essential oils can benefit the body.

To book an appointment or to talk about essential oils call Erika directly at 920-639-7949 or email.

Jennifer Trupke, MPT, Certified Reflexologist

 Jennifer Trupke is a Licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Reflexologist. She has worked in the healthcare field for 23 years. She graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Emory University in 1995. She has focused her continuing education for the past 10 years on improving her manual skills and developing an expertise in Foot Reflexology treatment techniques. Through acupressure to the feet, she provides a therapeutic modality which gives her clients a relaxing, natural approach to their health problems.

Jennifer loves her work and also really LOVES to travel! She also enjoys Yoga and biking. She is enthusiastic about teaching others ways to improve their mobility and overall well being through this fascinating method!!!

Jamie VandenHouten, PTA, Mobility Stretch Specialist

Jamie has always had a passion for helping others. Graduating as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Jamie worked in an outpatient physical therapy clinic for over 21 years prior to joining the Inspirit Therapy team in January of 2021.

Using all of the skills she’s developed over the years, she runs the Mobility Stretch Program and most recently was an integral part in the successful launch of the POTS Management Program at Inspirit.

Jamie strives to give her clients quality care and emphasizes a team approach every step of the way. Education is a key factor and Jamie believes in delivering this education in a fun and down to earth manner. Jamie and her husband, Greg, have 2 daughters and one son. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys reading, taking bubble baths, gardening and going for walks. To learn more about why the POTS Management Program is such an important
part of Jamie’s life, Read Below.

Hey everyone! My name is Jamie VandenHouten and I am a Physical Therapist Assistant at Inspirit Therapy Associates. Our POTS Management Program is an
exciting program for us and one that we feel is very important. A little background on myself: When my oldest daughter was a senior in high school, she started randomly passing out. These episodes then became more and more frequent along with some other “weird” symptoms. Fortunately/ unfortunately, she was given a POTS diagnosis quite quickly. As a full-fledged “mama bear”, I dove right into all the research – trying all the different suggestions out there. We have been to numerous facilities in and out of state – all with the same outcome: try this and hopefully you’ll outgrow it. I never really felt like I had great local support – relying heavily on online groups. I was very
passionate about advocating for my daughter and others who suffered as well. I wanted to be that resource and support system I didn’t have. Early on with COVID, I was furloughed from my job so my daughter became my “science experiment”. We had already been working with her diet and had a port placed for extra fluids that she gave herself daily. I instructed her in and progressed specific exercises to help improve her strength and endurance. That summer, she babysat my 2 nieces and was able to keep up with them all day long, “running” in her wheelchair (using her legs to propel her) while playing kickball with them and then going for “walks”, building blanket forts on rainy days and making sidewalk chalk hop scotch outlines on the driveway. As long as she stayed consistent with her exercise program, her flares were minimal.
I was then led to Inspirit Therapy where I relayed my passion for wanting to start a POTS program to help others manage their symptoms. I was met with as much, if not more passion than I already had. As a team, we were able to put all of our experiences and knowledge together for this amazing opportunity. We understand there is no cure for POTS and we recognize the limited support out there. Our program was officially launched in October of 2021, but we are continually adding and adapting. We utilize many tools: exercise, manual therapy, deep thermal laser, ultrasound, education, taping, dry needling, visceral therapy, craniosacral and cupping to name a few. We also discuss the following pillars: hydration, nutrition, sleep, movement/exercise and lifestyle. The goal of our program is to provide support, education, and resources as well as research based treatment for all patients with dysautonomia and its related conditions. 

Xaarki Gamerdinger, PT, DPT

Xaarki enjoys being a physical therapist because it allows her to guide patients toward taking an active role in their own health and wellness journeys. She enjoys working with all types of patients, but is extremely passionate about the pregnant and postpartum population. As a new mother herself, she has experienced the joys and challenges of this special season of life and hopes to provide her patients with the knowledge and confidence to empower them during this journey.

After pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree both at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, she went on to complete the M Health Fairview Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency program to become a pelvic health specialist.

Xaarki’s favorite hobbies include traveling, hiking, playing sand league volleyball and doing anything else outdoors with her husband, Curtis, daughter, Kinnli, and two border collies, Nayah and Mowgli.

Jill Lyons, PT, CLT, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Jill Lyons received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine from Pacific University in 2003 and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from
Concordia University Wisconsin in 2006. Since then, she has enhanced her knowledge in orthopedic evaluation and treatment.

She started performing Cancer Rehabilitation services in 2009, working with a variety of cancer diagnoses, at many stages from first diagnosis to palliative care.
Jill is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, helping people to manage their chronic swelling.

Jill is married, and she and her husband have 3 children. They love going hiking and camping with their conversion van and rooftop tent. She also enjoys taking
lessons in, and teaching, karate.

For PT services that keep the whole person in mind, call 920-338-9670 or contact us today!

Address:

Inspirit Therapy Associates
3852 Creamery Rd De Pere,
WI 54115

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Phone: 920-338-9670
Fax: 920-338-9680
Email: feelbetter@inspiritpt.com

Hours:

Monday 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Weekends by appointment