Our Story

After working in several different physical therapy clinics, Dr. Heinecke realized that they all had the same environment with minimal privacy and a sterile feel.  She became frustrated with the lack of personalization and hands-on care and found that people shared her frustrations from lack of privacy and lack of individual attention. So she came up with a solution in order to give people the quality care that they really needed in order to get better faster.   You will find that our core values have always been to value your time, privacy and comfort level.  If you find that we may share similar values, please check out our other stories from past patients that have had a similar experience.


The Revitalize Difference

Our priority is to give you the exact treatment that you need in order to return to an active life as quickly as possible without pills or surgery.  The Revitalize Difference will get you there quicker than other traditional physical therapy clinics by using our hands-on, manual treatment approach.  We provide one on one treatment sessions that are private and personalized.  You will always work with a Doctor of Physical Therapy and never with an aide.  We value your time and want you to get better, faster so you can have a healthy, active life.


Meet the Team

We're a different kind of physical therapy clinic and our staff cares about our patients and genuinely wants them to get better, faster


Dr. Brenda Heinecke

Physical Therapist, Pelvic Floor Specialist & Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Dr. Heinecke is the owner and founder of Revitalize Physical Therapy and provides high quality physical therapy and sports performance enhancement.  She graduated from Northwestern University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, one of the top schools in the country.  Through additional coursework and examination, she has become a Pelvic Floor Specialist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  Dr. Heinecke is the proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association as well as several community organizations.

Her passion is helping women and athletes get better faster in order to live a healthy, active lifestyle for many years.  She also really enjoys working with athletes from unique sports and understanding the complexities of each sport.

In her free time, Dr. Heinecke enjoys motocross, cycling, tennis, snowmobiling and hiking.  She loves to take vacations in the mountains and is often spending time outside with her husband and black lab.

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Dr. Ashley Aulenbacher

Physical Therapist,  Pelvic Floor Specialist

Dr. Aulenbacher also graduated from Northwestern University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  Her and Dr. Brenda met while in Physical Therapy school and share a passion for providing quality and individualized care to their clients.  Dr. Aulenbacher is an active member of the physical therapy community and has experience working with people across a wide spectrum of needs including neurologic and orthopedic rehabilitation, balance and prosthetic training, and wound care.  She currently specializes in women’s health and pelvic floor therapy as well as pre and postnatal massage. She is the owner and founder of Maternal Massage LLC and provides massage services in the private massage therapy room of Revitalize Physical Therapy.

In her free time, Dr. Aulenbacher enjoys running, hiking, boating, and spending time with family and friends.  She also really enjoys teaching fitness classes at the clinic, and will never pass up brunch or dessert.


Carrie Garland

Patient Care Coordinator

Carrie is the first person you'll meet when you come to Revitalize Physical Therapy.  She is up front greeting our patients with a warm welcome and making them feel comfortable.  Carrie handles all of the behind the scenes tasks to keep us running smoothly and really enjoys interacting with our patients.

Carrie enjoys outdoor activities with her family and friends including snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, gardening, kayaking, and dirt-bike riding.  Baking and reading are her quiet-time favorites.


Emily Rice

Group Fitness Instructor

Emily is a certified group exercise instructor through the American College of Sports Medicine.  She is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Carroll University and will graduate in May 2018.  She aspires to be a physical therapist and plans to attend Concordia University to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy after her graduation from Carroll University.

Emily enjoys teaching yoga and barre at Revitalize as well as running, kayaking, hiking, and crafting.  She will also never pass up a trip to a local coffee shop, antique shop, or farmers market!



Official Therapy Dog

Rowley is an outdoor dog at heart and is an activity junkie!  He loves swimming, running, chasing tennis balls and chewing on sticks.  He doesn't understand the concept of pacing himself and has even got "limp tail syndrome" from too much swimming!  No matter how tired he is, he'll never turn down the chance to chase a tennis ball.

You might see Rowley hanging around the office sometimes, greeting our patients and helping to supervise their exercises.  He knows the importance of doing what you love to be healthy and active and believes that Revitalize Physical Therapy is the place to be!

Ready to get better, faster?

We want to help you have a healthy, active life without pain, pills or surgery.  If you're still not sure if we can help you, let us show you.  Inquire now about how we can help you get better, faster.