Our Staff

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Todd Nicholson, MS, MPT
Physical Therapist/Owner

Todd Nicholson, owner, and Physical Therapist. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Wartburg College. He continued his education at the University of Iowa where he earned his post-graduate degree in Physical Therapy.

Todd specializes in treating orthopedic and sports conditions as well as providing custom orthotics. He enjoys treating people of all ages. He is also a passionate health coach through Take Shape for Life.

Todd is a Storm Lake native. He and his wife have three children. He enjoys being active in church activities with St. Mark Lutheran Church, taking mission trips, running, supporting his kids’ activities and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Amanda Heilman, PTA, BA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Amanda Heilman is a Physical Therapist Assistant. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Buena Vista University prior to returning to school to pursue her passion for the physical therapy field. Amanda graduated with honors with an Associate of Applied Science degree from Western Iowa Tech Community College.

Amanda has a passion for the athletic and orthopedic community. She especially enjoys post-surgical conditions, including total knee replacement, ACL arthroplasty and rotator cuff arthroplasty.

Amanda is a Storm Lake native and enjoys working in her hometown. She and her husband have two children. She is also involved with charitable organizations, is an avid runner, and is an adjunct instructor at Western Iowa Tech Community College in the PTA program.

Jenny Meineke
Office Assistant

Jenny was born and raised in Nebraska (GO HUSKERS!) and moved to Storm Lake over 5 years ago. She strives for excellence in customer service and wants to make each person feel welcome as the walk in the door. She considers herself to be a lifelong learner and likes to acquire new skill sets. Jenny loves to be outdoors, and will do anything from camping and hiking in the summer to snowboarding in the Rockies in the winter. Don’t let her active side fool you, she also love her days of binge watching Netflix and eating junk food!

Tessa Doerksen, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Tessa Doerksen is a Physical Therapist Assistant. She earned her Associate of Applied Science degree from Western Iowa Tech Community College.

Tessa enjoys treating the geriatic population and post-surgical conditions. She enjoys helping her patients gain greater functional ability to improve their quality of life.

Tessa is a Storm Lake native and enjoys working in her hometown. She and her husband have one child. She enjoys being outdoors, spending with her family, horticulture and gardening.