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ABOUT

Providing Expert Guidance to Keep You Active and Help You Feel Good in Your Body

How We Can Help 

​Our goal at Juniper is to help you feel good in your body so you can have the freedom to do all the things you love. We enjoy restoring and improving your movement and strength to promote longevity and confidence in yourself. Whether you are an athlete, a weekend warrior, a parent carrying your beautiful (but heavy) children, or a grandparent eager to play with your grandkids - we can help. 

As Doctors of Physical Therapy, we are experts at discovering the root cause of your symptoms and utilize various manual techniques and prescriptive exercises to reduce your pain and give you that boost you need to be active. And, as Personal Trainers, we excel at creating tailored training plans and providing the encouragement and accountability you crave so you can enjoy doing what you love.

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"Best PTs I have ever been to. That includes every military doctor I have ever seen. They take a holistic, individual approach; would recommend 10/10."

- David Turner, Manitowoc

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT

Why we stand out as a unique physical therapy clinic and fitness gym in Manitowoc.

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Personable

We take pride in our ability to ensure that we truly get to know YOU. You can feel confident and comfortable knowing that your therapist is fully engaged in your case because she is not “sharing” you with others.

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Transparency

You will understand your time and financial commitment on day one. Although we can’t be exact every time, we do our best to estimate your needs at the beginning of your care. You will never receive any “surprise” bills.

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Advancements

We can promise you that your therapist has both the experience and education to provide you with advanced care. Your therapist will have an advanced doctorate degree and you will never be in the hands of therapy aides.

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Proven Care

Experience a blend of hands-on work and prescriptive exercises. Our up-to-date approach incorporates the latest evidence and time-proven techniques, ensuring you receive the best possible care.

MEET
THE TEAM

Meet our highly trained team, passionately dedicated to providing personalized care for your well-being.

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Dr. Elizabeth Wergin

Physical Therapist, Movement Specialist & Owner

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Dr. Stacey Eck

Physical Therapist & Foot Specialist

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Elliot Schmitt

Personal Trainer

THE STORY OF JUNIPER

"Juniper" is a unique and progressive physical therapy clinic founded by Elizabeth Wergin in memory of her sister, Alyssa. Inspired by Alyssa's love for nature and the Juniper tree.

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The short version: Juniper is named after a family dog that is named after a tree.  

 

The Whole Story...

Elizabeth Wergin was approaching her 15th year as a physical therapist. She was growing tired of the traditional model of Physical Therapy and was searching for a better way.  A better program, a better conversation & a better solution for the problems active people were having.  She had ideas but was struggling to give herself permission to leave the security she had become accustomed to.  

 

In September of 2016, her youngest of 5 sisters, unexpectedly passed away at the age of 32.  Her name was Alyssa. Alyssa was an organic farmer who lived in northern California with her amazing dog Juniper.  She was a kind soul with a passion for our earth. She was a farmer, a beekeeper, a producer of redwood cribbage boards, a rock collector, and a photographer. 

 

Her death and her spirit gave Elizabeth permission to move on to pursue her own passion of helping others be fit and active in a way that was more meaningful and effective. Her concept became more clear.  A plan for an easily accessible, progressive, and supportive physical therapy clinic was formulated. 

Feeling the need to weave Alyssa's naturally healing spirit into the fabric of her new pursuit, it became clear that “Juniper” was the right name for her new clinic.  The Juniper tree was one of Alyssa’s favorite trees.  So much so that she not only named her cherished dog after one, but she also had a beautiful tattoo of a juniper branch on her forearm. This tattoo has become the artwork in Juniper’s logo.

 

Elizabeth later learned that the Juniper tree has further significance solidifying it as the perfect choice for a name. This unique tree has a twisty trunk that gets more beautiful as it ages.  It’s needles become softer and it produces berries (that can be used for muscle and joint pain) as it matures.  

 

Like the tree, Elizabeth strives to become softer, more productive, and giving with age.  She would like to help you be more comfortably active so you can enjoy your best life as you grow older and age with grace.

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In honor of Alyssa’s kind spirit, Elizabeth would like to dedicate “Juniper” to the pursuit of kindness. Kindness to our earth and kindness to one another. May Alyssa’s kindness and love for all living creatures flow through you in the way you treat those around you each day. May her story go on.

Hold on to what is good, even if it’s a handful of earth.

Hold on to what you believe, even if it’s a tree that stands by itself.

Hold on to what you must do, even if it’s a long way from here.

Hold on to your life, even if it is easier to let go.

Hold on to my hand, even if someday I’ll be gone away from you.

- A Pueblo Indian Prayer

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