"We are here to take care of you."

"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 help in the Kenosha WI area

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 Therapy Kenosha WI

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 Medicine - Racine WI - Kenosha WI
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, Boys and Girls Club


Industrial Rehabilitation

Sports Physical Therapists Kenosha Wi

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

Kenosha North

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

Fax: 262-925-5251

Paddock Lake

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

Fax: 262-925-5061

Pleasant Prairie

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

Fax: 262-925-5081

Twin Lakes

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


204 S Pine Street
Burlington, WI 53105
Fax: 262-767-9610

Fox Lake

145 Sayton Road Ste F
Fox Lake, IL 60020


3503 E Layton Ave, Unit 100
Cudahy, WI 53110

Fax: 414-489-0356


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

Joey Kitten DPT, PT

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Dry Needling


Joe Perry

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Spinal rehabilitation


Mike Letiza PT

  • 17 Years of Experience
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • ACL prevention specialist

Jyron Aparri DPT, LAT, PT

  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Jennifer Orth ATC, LAT

  • Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Extensive Knowledge in treatment of upper extremity injury

Jenna Bruckner DPT, PT

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • Orthopedics and Industrial Rehabilitation

Kelly Hensler DPT, PT

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist

Ted Tedberg

Ted Teberg PT

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy
  • TMJ Specialist


  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010
  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics

Erin Wagner DPT, PT

  • 10 years experience
  • Lower extremity
  • Post-surgical, sport medicine, spinal and preventative rehab for all joints

Cina Douglas

Cina Douglas PTA

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

Rachael Midday

Rachael Midday DPT, PT

  • Exercise Science &  Physical Therapy
  • 5+ years experience


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

Nicole Budzien DPT, PT

  • Orthopedics and Vestibular
  • 3 Years of Experience

Nicole Iwanowski CLT, OTR/L

  • Upper Extremity Orthopedics and Splinting
  • 12 Years of Experience

Sandra Zach PTA

  • Orthopedics and Industrial Rehabilitation
  • 21 Years of Experience

Jennifer Montemurro MPT, PT

  • Orthopedics and Vestibular
  • 18 Years of Experience

Anna Gain PTA

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

Kim Hanson PTA

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • 8 Years of Experience

Zach Koba PTA

  • Industrial Specialist and Sports Medicine
  • 2 Years of Experience

Rachel Carranza PTA

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • 22 Years of Experience


Sports Physical Therapy in Kenosha seeks to keep our patients, staff, and professional network informed by maintaining a blog about our industry. This includes articles from our providers, training tips, news about upcoming therapies and products, and more. Click on the titles below to read more on each topic.

Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling? A skilled intervention that uses a thin, filiform needle to penetrate the skin and remedy trigger points, muscles and connective tissue. This will decrease pain output to improve quality of movement through the connection between the muscle and brain. Is it safe? At Sports Physical Therapists, we take great pride in ensuring the cleanliness of the facility and administration of services to ensure a safe, comfortable and progressive environment. We adhere to OSHA and HIPPA standards, use personal protective equipment, high standards of safety and compliance. The technique itself has been proven through research to be very safe to administer. Dry Needling is not acupuncture! Dry Needling is from Western Medicine and backed by studied and tested practices that restore muscular function. Acupuncture is based on Eastern Medicine for holistic treatment on normalizing energy (Chi) balance in the body to cure ailments. The premise for Dry Needling is to target muscle tissue; where acupuncture focuses on staying in the skin to realign the body’s energy. Dry Needling practicing therapists have not only passed their initial examination boards but have passed additional specialized training to perform the Dry Needling technique. Although acupuncturists use the same needles and […]

We are a Nation of Forward Bending Addicts!

During the last few decades, we have turned into a nation of flexion addicts. We are sitting at the computer, eating, traveling in cars and planes, watching T.V, talking on the phone, and eating. We think we are sitting, but physiologically we are slumping. We are almost always inclined forward even if we are doing nothing. This “posture” degrades our musculature and affects our neurological systems negatively. The human body is designed to function from a neutral spine. When we are slumped in the sitting position, our muscles become lax. You can feel the difference when you sit upright on your sitting bones. Connect the lift of the domes of the pelvis, ribs, and head. Look at your clothes and see how they hang. Now slump and watch how the fabric wrinkles. This is what is happening to your torso muscles. Still wonder why your abdomen is sticking out? Muscles become lax when you slump, so other muscles try to take over the slack of the internal support muscles. When you sit for long periods, your hips and shoulders become stiff. Your hip flexors and neck muscles must take up the slack. They are tightening to hold you up. Throughout […]

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