Donald L. Olsen, EdD, PT, OCS
Inspired to help people achieve a healthy and active lifestyle, Donald Olsen began his advanced education by earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University.
He then achieved a Physical Therapy degree from Columbia University, followed by an M. Master of Science from Emory University and a Doctoral Degree in Education from United States Sports Academy.
A life-long learner, he has also acquired certification as an American Physical Therapy Association Board-certified Orthopedic Specialist and is Level 2 Certified in Balance and Vestibular.
He gathered extensive work experience in a variety of settings. He started his current practice in 1985 in Milwaukee Wisconsin (Northshore Physical Therapy) and in 1992 he opened a clinic in Sanibel Florida, both as private physical therapy practices.
He is also on the Faculty at the United States Sports Academy.
When he is not working, he enjoys volunteering with community activities and church work, participating in sports, especially running, biking and hiking, coaching with Team Speed, spending time with his family and dogs, giving talks about health in the community and travelling and teaching internationally.
Robert Meilbeck PT, DPT
Robert is an alumnus of Concordia University Wisconsin’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, class of 2018. His clinical background includes outpatient care with various musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. Throughout his education Robert spent extensive time working with individuals that had Parkinson’s disease- in the clinic for direct care, through exercise programs for lifelong management, and via research. His interests include management of debilitating back pain, improvement of sports performance, and treatment of vertigo.
While not treating as a therapist Robert fills his time by being an avid runner. With a 12 year history, he has raced everything from the quarter mile up to marathon distances. He is also a 3-time qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Currently Robert is training to race the Mayor’s Turkey Day Race in his home city of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Robert believes that education is the first and most critical step for treatment of any condition. He welcomes any and all inquiries in order to guide patients in this essential initial phase.
Thomas Charles Casey, MPT
Physical Therapist Thomas Charles Casey, who received his Masters of Physical Therapy from Marquette University in 1996, brought a broad range of experience with him when he joined FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers Northshore in 2013.
He has a background of working in private medical clinics as well as in outpatient physical therapy rehabilitation at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
He is a specialist in manual physical therapy techniques as taught by The Institute of Physical ART with a special interest in movement patterns, posture, gait and exercise.
His passion for sports and physical games ignited his interest to become a physical therapist.
As a physical therapist, he takes a special joy and satisfaction in breaking movement, function and physical ability into its elements and modifying them to allow his patients to gain renewed ability and greater ease of movement.
When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his seven grandchildren and teaching them new things. He also likes fly fishing, canoeing, and rowing his boat. When there is snow, he enjoys cross country skiing and completed the Birkebeiner this year. He also likes to play the piano in the privacy of his home. He has gradually moved away from competitive sports and now enjoys the long and “healing” sports.
He sees patients in both the Cedarburg and Thiensville clinics.
Ann John, OTR
Occupational Therapist Ann John, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 1984, has almost 30 years of experience working in orthopedics, acute care, hand therapy, burns, home care, cardiac rehabilitation and subacute care.
She has acquired specialized training in workplace ergonomics, job site assessment, and hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder care. She also does Functional Capacity Testing for disability, as well as return to work ability training. Another of her specialties is splinting.
She also has certification in kinesiotaping and is currently working on certification in hand therapy and hippotherapy.
Ann, who joined the company in 1991, became an occupational therapist to enable people to regain their previous level of function in areas of self-care, leisure and work activities when it has been altered due to illness or injury.
When she is not working she enjoys participating in therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities and she also works in the training and adoption of Mustangs that were in the wild.
She sees patients in both the Thiensville and Cedarburg clinics.
Mary Beth Scalise, PT
Mary Beth is a proud alumnus of Marquette University who has been actively practicing physical therapy for the past 28 years. Her expertise in balance and vestibular training has stemmed from her extensive work with high risk fall clients and victims of traumatic brain injury in both rehabilitation and outpatient orthopedic locations. In addition, her expertise and certification in neuro development training helps her in successfully treating neurological disorders, such as stroke and Parkinson's Disease. Mary Beth also successfully treats all other problematic areas a patient may encounter over time such as shoulder, back, and knee injuries etc. When she is not at FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers she enjoys time with her husband, Mike, and two boys, John and Luke. If you look closely, you may also see her cross-country skiing, biking, or enjoying custard around town. Mary Beth brings a new depth of knowledge to those we can assist at our clinics and we cannot be happier to have her as part of our team.
Abbey Benzschawel, Client Care Coordinator/Clinical Aide
Abbey Benzschawel received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She joined FYZICAL® in 2015. She can be found at the front desk acting as the Client Care Coodicator or as a rehabilitation aide in both the Cedarburg or Thiensville clinics.
When she is not working, Abbey is currently planning her July 2019 wedding, she has a yorkie named Phoebe, and loves to watch her two brothers play football for the Wisconsin Badgers.
Many visitors to FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers Northshore clinics get to know Karen Eggert, who handles all billing and insurance follow-up for all our clinics.
A veteran of the health insurance and billing industry since 1981, she has advanced training in medical terminology. She joined our firm in 2000.
When she is not working, she loves to spend time with her family which includes two grandsons. She also enjoys reading and doing crafts including beading, sewing, and crocheting.