Julie Wingen, PT, DPT - Owner
Dr. Julie opened the clinic in 2012 dedicated to delivering physical therapy to its fullest potential to provide the community with a first-choice, trusted healthcare facility to find solutions to your movement or pain problems.
Julie graduated from South Dakota State University with a B.S. in Biology and from the University of South Dakota’s Graduate Physical Therapy program with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Julie has focused her career in general outpatient orthopedics and most enjoys treating spine disorders, musculoskeletal injuries, prenatal and post partum issues, neurological disorders, and pediatrics.
Julie is certified in Level 1 Functional Dry Needling. She is the Reimbursement Committee Chair for the South Dakota Physical Therapy Association and is active in the Belle Fourche Economic Development Corporation, American Heart Association and her church. She enjoys spending her free time with her family enjoying the outdoors by camping, backpacking, snowboarding, and playing softball and golf.
Melanie Rye, PT, DPT
Melanie grew up East River on an acreage near the small town of Hartford, SD. She attended Creighton University to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She has a great deal of experience working in rural communities and treating a wide variety of diagnoses and injuries. Melanie also has extensive training working with patients recovering from lower limb amputee.
Overall, Melanie prides herself in being a functional movement practitioner. She treats her patients from a holistic stand point, not just their current injury, but assesses whole body movement patterns to optimize function, prevent injuries, and assist you in achieving your health and fitness goals. Melanie is also Level 1 certified for Functional Dry Needling.
In her free time, Melanie enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the great outdoors with her boyfriend, Tyler, and great dane, Darryl, and traveling to new places.
Tya Lewis, PTA
Tya grew up in small town South Dakota very similar to Belle Fourche, and then went on to acquire her Physical Therapy Assistant license from the Lake Area Technical Institute program. Tya is excited to join the practice and is committed to our mission to be the best providers for solutions to your pain and movement problems. She is enthusiastic about working with individuals of all age, but her past experience in sports has given her a passion for helping athletes return to their game with confidence.
Outside of the clinic, Tya volunteers for 4-H Shooting Sports as an archery instructor and enjoys spending time in the outdoors hunting, ranch work, hiking and hanging with her dog, Spud.
Theresa Prozeller, Office Manager
Theresa is the smiling face that will greet you when you come to Pain & Movement Solutions. She will kindly assist you with verifying your insurance information and benefits, scheduling appointments, and answering any questions you may have about your treatments. Theresa is originally from Northwest Indiana and has been with us since April 2014.
She has worked in the professional medical office for several years before relocating to Belle Fourche in 2003. She brings her extensive knowledge in insurance billing, medical coding and collection procedures to the clinic and handles most office operations to keep things running smoothly for you. Theresa enjoys getting to know the patients that come to Pain & Movement Solutions and looks forward to assisting you with meeting your health and wellness goals.
Kaitlyn Norton, Front Desk Receptionist & PT Aide
Kaitlyn is the cheerful voice on the phone when you give our office a call and the smiling face that greets you when you come to the clinic. She’ll be happy to help schedule or rearrange your appointments and give you a friendly reminder call the evening before. She can also assist with insurance filings and other questions.
Kaitlyn is the newest member of the Pain and Movement Team, joining the staff in July of this year. Kaitlyn is a lifelong Belle Fourche resident and a graduate of Belle Fourche High School. She is also a graduate of Black Hills State University and holds degrees in Exercise Science and Health. Prior to joining the team here, Kaitlyn was a receptionist for a large medical facility.
In her spare time Kaitlyn and her husband Ramsay enjoy hiking, skiing and snowboarding and spending time with their Golden Retriever puppy, Dizzy.
Kaitlyn looks forward to meeting you and assisting you with improving your health and wellness and achieving your wellness and fitness goals.
Recent Certifications & Continuing Education
Our clinicians have advanced training and specializations, which gives them the expertise to treat all parts of the body. Pain & Movement Solution’s ongoing commitment to education and training ensures that our staff is practicing the most current and effective techniques.
Whether you're trying to get back to everyday life, your job or your sport – we can help you reach your goals.
- Level 1 Certified Functional Dry Needling, Kinetacore
- Vestibular Rehabilitation: Comprehensive Evaluation and Management and Dizziness and Balance Disorders, Presented by Julie Knoll, PT, NCS – concussion and vestibular management for the NFL’s Denver Broncos and several other professional athletes
- Management of Cervical and Thoracic Disorders, Evidence in Motion
- Pain Neuroscience Education, Presented by world renown expert in pain science - Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD
- Physical Therapy Evaluation and Management of Cervico-Thoracic Pain, Presented by Paul Reuteman, PT, DPT, MHS, OCS, ATC
- Lumbopelvic Manipulation and Management, Evidence in Motion presented by Dr. Tim Flynn, PT, DPT
- Physical Therapy Fundamentals and Treatment of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Presented by Trisha Reiffenberger, PT and Kimberly Pearson PT, DPT
- Transforming Aging: Healthier living with PT Science, Evidence In Motion
- Sports Medicine Symposium, Presented by Regional Health
- Evaluating and Treating the Arthritic and Athletic Hip (and Everything in Between), Presented by Dr. Paul Reuteman, PT, DPT, MHS, OCS, ATC
- The Mulligan Concept: Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapy Treatment Techniques, Presented by Richard Crowell, PT, MS, GDMT, MCTA, FAAOMPT
- Many Others…
Most insurance companies do not require a referral/prescription for physical therapy allowing patients to benefit from PT sooner.
Direct access may also help patients save money be potentially avoiding unnecessary visits, medication, surgery or extensive imaging tests.
A recent BlueCross / BlueShield of South Carolina Study found that direct access to physical therapy led to a:
- 31% REDUCTION IN TOTAL HEALTHCARE COSTS
- 80% DECREASE IN PATIENT OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS
- 90% REDUCTION IN OPIOID USE
2 SIMPLE REASONS
why you should start your healthcare journey with us:
Eliminate the need for medication, surgery or extensive imaging, including X-ray, MRIs and CT scans.
Researchers found that patients that were sent for an MRI first, rather than physical therapy, were more likely to have surgery or injections, see a specialist or visit an emergency room.
We believe in transforming our communities by finding SOLUTIONS to your everyday needs. Helping others is central to what physical therapists do. We live and work in our communities and our commitment is to enhance the quality of life for everyone. Our team plays a dynamic role in supporting and educating groups across all life-spans. We want to improve where you stand on the Vitality scale.
FREE Sport SOLUTIONS Screenings
Pain & Movement Solutions provides 2 free Sport SOLUTIONS screenings to all varsity Belle Fourche high school athletic teams. Athletes that are screened are then provided with 2 free visits that can be used at any time during the sporting season.
- Athletes WIN: receive immediate professional assessment on current risk for injury and suggestions provided for immediate home-care.
- Parents WIN: free visits to decrease financial burden of keeping your athlete healthy and at optimal performance.
- Coaches WIN: provided with suggestions for future injury prevention and able to keep athletes healthy and on the court.
Partnerships & Sponsorships
Community partnerships and sponsorships signify our influence and expertise outside of our clinics. Part of our vision is to promote our profession through long term engagements with schools, municipalities, athletics, and business to help people excel in their surroundings.
Affiliations and Memberships
We look forward to continued involvement within the community. It is our passion helping you achieve your goals.