Mary Rose Strickland is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a back pain specialist, and an orthopedic board-certified clinical specialist. Mary Rose primarily treats patients out of our Portage location, and is one of the owners and Chief Operating Officer of New Life PT. She is bilingual in Spanish. She received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Marquette University. She has served as adjunct faculty and presenters within the UW-Madison and Marquette University Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs, and is passionate about building and supporting the best clinical team possible to serve our communities.
I have dealt with pain most of my life but this past winter I developed pain in my low back and hip making it difficult to move or walk. I took to my recliner thinking I must have injured it and needed rest. No improvement came after several doctor appointments with scans and tests.
Months earlier I had attended a workshop at New Life and decided now was the time to give them a try. I needed help. I WANTED help.
When I left Jordan that first day, I was so excited and hopeful! He assessed my situation and listened to my story. We made a plan and goals together. He coached me along the way. He helped me get my confidence back and helped me gain control over the fear of hurting myself…
I am now walking, back to household chores, playing with my grandchildren and doing most activities with little to no pain. Thank you, Jordan! Thank you, New Life! It is a new life.
I first started coming her after I had back fusion and hip replacement surgeries done within 10 months. My flexibility and movement in hips and back was pretty limited. I worked with Kris and Kyle and have gotten to the point where I can twist and turn, get up and walk right away without waiting for my hips to start working themselves into place. So much better than even 6 months ago. Then I’d been putting off a shoulder issue, but a surgeon said I’d need a replacement. The Physical Therapist felt with exercises, I could pretty much get back most of my ROM (range of motion) and get rid of pain/achiness. And it has done wonders! The shoulder may not be 100% but I feel like I’m at 90% or more, no pain/achiness. Kris and Kyle both worked with me, showed the right exercises and stretches for me and I feel so much better now. I’ll return if there’s ever a flare up. 😊
I walked in expecting to have surgery. Exercise by exercise with my PT, Kris Hellenbrand, I slowly began healing. With patience and instruction by Kris, I got better and better. The surgeon said that there were two vertebrae that are ruptured. I came to every appointment I had and did my exercises at home. Soon, I was stronger than I had been in a long time. The progress went from not being able to walk, to a slow jog with no pain. I thank New Life Physical Therapy, Kyle and Kris. I believe God sent me here. Thanks so much New Life.