"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


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
  • Nicole Budzien


  • Zach Koba

Paddock Lake

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

Fax: 262-925-5061


  • Johnny Passarelli
  • Jennifer Montemurro


  • Kim Hanson

Pleasant Prairie

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

Fax: 262-925-5081


  • Mike Letiza, 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


  • Scott Street


204 S Pine Street
Burlington, WI 53105



  • Ted Teberg
  • Kelly Hensler


  • Sue Lamberton

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

Kenosha South


Rachael Midday

Rachael Midday APTA, DPT

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

Kristin Seffern MPT, PT

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

Kenosha North



Katie Bartelak CLT, MS, OTR/L

  • Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Erin Wagner

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

Nicole Budzien DPT, PT

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


Paddock Lake


Johnny Passarelli CSCS, MPT, PT, SCS

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


Pleasant Prairie



Cina Douglas

Cina Douglas APTA, PTA

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

Twin Lakes


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



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 Psychology
  • Areas on interest include sports injuries and post-surgical rehab


Sue Lamberton

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

How Physical Therapy Can Decrease Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can leave you immobile, but if no immobile it can compromise quality of life irrespective of intensity. While it might disappear on its own with rest, some people might experience it again and can be more painful the second time around. If you are experience chronic conditions, it is  best that they are shown to a physical therapist who specializes in non-surgical treatments. The main goals of physical therapy for lower back pain include: Decreasing the pain Increasing mobility Teaching patients a maintenance program that will not aggravate the pain Treatments to prevent future back issues Your physical therapist might prescribe certain non-invasive and non-surgical treatments that can allow you to get back on your feet or make the pain bearable. Some common ones include: Passive physical therapies – Also known as modalities, this includes treatments that can bring pain relief temporarily by easing tense muscles in the lower back. For instance, your physical therapist might ask you to apply a heating pad to the affected area before exercising or an ice pack to sooth tense muscles and tissues. Active physical therapies – As the name implies, these treatments include special exercises and stretching that can make […]

How Physical Therapy Can Aid Pain Management

Did you know that chronic pain, an ongoing pain that lasts for many months, affects more than 110 million Americans each year? The good news is that even excruciating pain can be reduced or managed with aid from a physical therapist who specializes in treating them. This includes: Strength exercises Mobility exercises Manual therapy Posture correction Instructions on managing body mechanics causing the pain This also includes helping patients realize the underlying cause of the pain and how certain treatments can alleviate it or make it manageable. Based on personal fitness goals and the PT’s diagnosis, the patient is offered a custom treatment plan that can speed up recovery. This includes a home exercise program that patients will be trained in so that they do not aggravate the cause of their pain and make it worse. However, physical therapy for pain management requires more than just exercise. The following is a list of essentials that are part and parcel of an informative physical therapy session regarding chronic pain management: Your physical therapist should take his/her time explaining the cause of your pain using terms that you can understand. This includes advice on improving posture and how you can add gradual […]

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