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Physical Therapist Heather Studsrud sitting on a couch

Heather Studsrud


Heather is a Northwood, North Dakota native.  She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2007 from the University of North Dakota. She has lived and practiced in Fargo since that time. She continues to build on her experience and love for pelvic health, orthopedics, and neurological rehab.  In her spare time, Heather holds an active role with the APTA ND and is the ND Director of FUNfitness, affiliated with the Special Olympics.  She enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with her family, volleyball and golf. She has a love for reading, coffee, chips and great friendships.

Brittany Peschel


Brittany is a native of Halstad, Minnesota.  She graduated from the University of North Dakota with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2012 and has practiced in outpatient orthopedics and neurological rehab in the Fargo ND area since that time.  Brittany has presented on various topics in physical therapy in several forums and has taken numerous certification courses focused on the latest and greatest in physical therapy techniques. Brittany has a collegiate athlete background which is where her passion for the human body and movement took off.  When she is not in the clinic, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family, keeping active and a great cup of coffee.

Physical Therapist Brittany Peschel sitting on a couch

Kerri Hemberger

Clinic Manager

Kerri also hails from Halstad, Minnesota. She attended North Dakota State College of Science where she was a key player for the 2001 National runners-up, Wildcat Volleyball team which was inducted into the NDSCS Hall of Fame in 2011. Kerri started in the Physical Therapy world running a front office for 2 years, before being promoted to Regional Supervisor where she oversaw 22 PT clinics across 4 states, which sparked her love of travel. In her down time, Kerri enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities (especially kayaking) and plans to travel as much as possible. 

Kari Torgerson


Kari is a native of Ada, MN. She graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2009 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree and since that time has lived and practiced in Fargo. Kari has worked in a variety of settings in her career; having a passion for treating individuals with neurological conditions, including: Parkinson’s Disease, CVA (stroke), traumatic brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, and spinal cord injury. She is certified in programs specific to treatment of Parkinson’s Disease: LSVT BIG, PWR! Moves, and Rocksteady Boxing. Outside of work, Kari enjoys spending time with her family & friends, being active, and playing volleyball.

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Arlene Luptak

Front Desk Coordinator

Arlene is originally from Rolette, North Dakota.  She is a retired cosmetologist and provided daycare in her home for the past 12 years.  When she is not spending time with her husband and three kids, Arlene loves reading, baking, playing and watching volleyball, and being outdoors. A fun fact about Arlene is that she is currently a practicing ninja warrior!

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