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"I can’t express enough how much I love Sports Physical Therapists. Within only one week of physical therapy, after many months of disability, I barely need to use my crutches anymore. I’m so pleased with the improvement that has been made. Thank you Carmelo Tenuta!"

~ Valerie Barlett

April 26, 2016


Why Physical Therapy?


Physical Therapy is a dynamic profession that is scientific based and clinical application in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal function. Physical Therapy is provided for a wide range of individuals who have or may develop impairments, limitations, and restrictions related to musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and neuromuscular conditions.

Physical Therapists are licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility.

Physical Therapists provide care in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, work settings and nursing homes.

Physical Therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their conditions so they can achieve long-term health benefits.

Physical Therapists examine each individual and develop a plan, using a treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.

What do Physical Therapists work on?

  • Lumbar Spine (Low Back/Pelvic Region)
  • Cervical Spine (Neck)
  • Thoracic Spine (Mid Back)
  • Shoulders (Upper Extremities
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Foot/Ankle

Common Diagnosis Physical Therapists Treat?

  • Post Fusion/Laminectomy/Discectomy
  • Rotator Cuff Conditions/Post RTC Surgery
  • Shoulder Joint/Ligament Conditions
  • Post Hip/Knee Replacement
  • Foot/Ankle Conditions and Post Surgical Procedures
  • Lateral Epicondylitis

Occupational Therapy


Occupational Therapists help people of all ages participate in the things that they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. When an injury limits these activities, a specialized OT (or Hand Therapist) treats individuals with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremity.

How Can OT/Hand Therapy Help Me?

The Hand Therapist can effectively treat the patient through:

  • Postoperative Rehabilitation
  • Preventative Care
  • Non-Operative/Conservative Treatment
  • Industrial Consultation

The therapist works closely with the physician and patient to provide a continuum of care.

Additional Services Include:

  • Design and implementation of exercise programs to increase motion, dexterity and/or strength
  • Custom splint fabrication for prevention or corrections of injury
  • Training in the performance of daily life skills through adapted methods and equipment
  • Conditioning prior to returning to work

What Common Diagnosis Do OTs/Hand Therapists Treat?

  • Boutonniere Deformity
  • CMC Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • DeQuervain Tendinopathy
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren Disease
  • Extensor Tendon Injury
  • Flexor Tendon Injury
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigger Finger

Sports Medicine

Sports Physical Therapists’ Sports Medicine and Outreach Program is tailored to meet the physical demands of the athlete and the weekend warrior.

Our physical therapists develop programs to help athletes of all performance levels to:

  • Restore function
  • Decrease pain
  • Increase strength and flexibility
  • Education to prevent future injuries
  • Optimize performance

Our Sports Medicine Program is crucial for your recovery from a sports injury and getting you back in the game. Physical therapy even helps manage the already existing pain, aiding recovery and leaving you better than you were before.

Our team consists of Board Certified Sports and Orthopedic Specialists, and Certified Athletic Trainers who provide onside coverage at sporting events and communicate with doctors, coaches, and parents on the progress of the injured athlete. Sports Physical Therapists also offers pre participation exams, and ImPact baseline testing when evaluating and managing concussions.

Our goals are to promote the safe physical activity participation of athletes of all ages and abilities while ensuring a high standard of professional and ethical practice. Prevent, assess, evaluate and treat injuries to restore optimal function.

Current partnerships:

Kenosha Kingfish, Wisconsin Wave, Puma Baseball, Elite Bench Press


Industrial Rehabilitation


Sports PT Rehabilitation Clinical Services

Sports Physical Therapists Industrial Rehabilitation Services, powered by OccuPro, are conveniently located in Kenosha County. An OccuPro Certified provider:

  • Determines the physical demands for full duty return to work at the initial evaluation
  • Re-evaluates each work comp patient bi-weekly to determine return to work ability
  • Communicates patient’s progress bi-weekly with the employer, insurance company, physician and case manager the objective return to work ability
  • Provides a Functional Discharge Summary that outlines return to work abilities upon completion of rehabilitation
  • Provides work conditioning services to obtain maximal medical improvement in an effort to achieve 100% of the job duty
  • Participates as a member of the PT Pros Industrial Rehab Network

Service Centers

Kenosha South

10222 74th Street, Suite 211
Kenosha, WI 53142

Fax: 262-925-5021


  • Kristin Seffern
  • Rachael Midday
  • Nicole Groppi, OT


  • Anna Gain
  • Rachel Carranza
  • Sandra Zach

Kenosha North

3620 57th Ave., Suite 400
Kenosha, WI 53144

Fax: 262-925-5251


  • Erin Wagner


  • Zach Koba
  • Kim Hanson

Paddock Lake

7137 236th Ave., Suite 101
Salem, WI 53168

Fax: 262-925-5061


  • Johnny Passarelli
  • Jennifer Montemurro
  • Leigh Ann Miller, OT
  • Jen Orth, PT

Pleasant Prairie

9809 39th Ave., Suite 2
Pleasant Prarie, WI 53158

Fax: 262-925-5081


  • Mike Leitza, PT


  • Cina Douglas

Twin Lakes

301 E. Main Street, Suite 103
Twin Lakes, WI 53181
Fax: 262-925-5241


  • Joe Ford
  • Johnny Passarelli
  • Jennifer Montemurro
  • Nicole Budzien


204 S Pine Street
Burlington, WI 53105


  • Ted Teberg
  • Kelly Hensler

Fox Lake

145 Sayton Road Ste F
Fox Lake, IL 60020


  • Mike Leitza


3503 E Layton Ave, Unit 100
Cudahy, WI 53110


  • Jenna Bruckner


7200 Washington Ave, Suite 103
Racine, WI 53406

Fax: 262-583-0768





About Us

Our Staff


“Sports Physical Therapists was not born to create a network of clinics. Rather, Sports Physical Therapists was born to provide a network of service in the physical therapy scope that the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin communities are deserving of. After 25 years of providing the best possible care, it is time to bring that service back to the communities. It is time for your care to be personalized, compassionate, flexible with your lifestyle, and work in conjunction with your physician and yourself to achieve the ultimate goal. You have my word on it.”

-Carmelo D. Tenuta, PT
Principal and Partner


Mike Letiza PT

  • 17 Years of Experience
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • BSc degree in Physical Therapy
  • Certified ASTYM provider
  • ACL prevention specialist

Leigh Ann Miller OTR/L

Jennifer Orth ATC, LAT, Masters of Science OTR/L

Jenna Bruckner DPT, PT

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • Orthopedics and Industrial Rehabilitation
  • Treating Patients at Cudahy


Katie Bartelak CLT, MS, OTR/L

  • Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Sue Lamberton

  • Associated of Applied Science in Physical Therapy
  • Variety of clinical experience

Kelly Hensler

  • Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • APTA and WPTA member
  • APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist

Ted Tedberg

Ted Teberg PT

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Theraphy
  • Areas on interest include sports injuries and post-surgical rehab
  • TMJ Specialist

Johnny Passarelli CSCS, MPT, PT, SCS

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • 18 Years of Experience
  • Treating Patients at Paddock Lake and Twin Lakes


  • B.S. in Kinesiology with a focus in exercise physiology
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics

Scott Street

  • Applied Health Science degree in Physical Therapy
  • 15 years of Health Care experience as a professional Massage Therapist
  • Worked and traveled globally with the United States Women's Soccer team

Erin Wagner DPT, PT

  • 10 years experience
  • Lower extremity
  • Post-surgical, sport medicine, spinal and preventative rehab for all joints
  • Treating Patients at Kenosha North

Cina Douglas

Cina Douglas APTA, PTA

  • Experience in Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal and neurological diagnosis
  • Member of the APTA

Rachael Midday

Rachael Midday APTA, DPT

  • Exercise Science &  Physical Therapy
  • 5+ years experience with continuing education
  • Leads the development of the clinical education program at Sports Physical Therapists


Carmelo Tenuta PT

  • Orthopedics and Industrial Rehabilitation
  • 25 Years of Experience
  • Treating Patients at Kenosha South

Kristin Seffern MPT, PT

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • 14 Years of Experience
  • Treating Patients at Kenosha South

Nicole Budzien DPT, PT

  • Orthopedics and Vestibular
  • 3 Years of Experience
  • Treating Patients at Kenosha North and Kenosha South

Nicole Groppi CLT, OTR/L

  • Upper Extremity Orthopedics and Splinting
  • 12 Years of Experience
  • Treating Patients at Kenosha South

Sandra Zach PTA

  • Orthopedics and Industrial Rehabilitation
  • 21 Years of Experience
  • Treating Patients at Kenosha South

Jennifer Montemurro MPT, PT

  • Orthopedics and Vestibular
  • 18 Years of Experience
  • Treating Patients at Paddock Lake and Twin Lakes

Anna Gain PTA

  • Industrial Specialist
  • Treating Patients at All Locations
  • 22 Years of Experience

Kim Hanson PTA

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Treating Patients at Paddock Lake and Twin Lakes
  • 8 Years of Experience

Zach Koba PTA

  • Industrial Specialist and Sports Medicine
  • Treating Patients at All Locations
  • 2 Years of Experience

Rachel Carranza PTA

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • 22 Years of Experience


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