Physical Therapist / Owner
Dr. Jill Murphy has over a decade of experience in providing personalized care as a physical therapist, licensed athletic trainer, and strength and conditioning specialist. Treating a wide variety of orthopedic injuries with a combination of hands-on, manual therapy skills and individualized functional exercise programs is her passion. Jill has worked in the out-patient orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapy settings, in addition to providing athletic training and strength and conditioning performance enhancement services to middle school, high school, and college athletes throughout Northeast Wisconsin.
A graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin, Jill received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training and completed her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2001. She completed a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009 from the University of St Augustine for the Health Sciences with an emphasis in manual therapy. She has pursued hundreds of hours of additional continuing education in a variety of areas, but most notably in sports medicine and advanced spine evaluation and manual therapy treatment techniques including soft tissue and joint and functional mobilization, manipulation, and muscle energy techniques.
An avid promoter of high quality continuing education, she presents workshops and lectures on a variety of topics including spine evaluation and treatment techniques, manual therapy, and medical documentation and billing in venues across the country and around the state of Wisconsin. In 2011, she was a recipient of the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers' Association (WATA) Distinguished Service Award for her work as past chair of the WATA Continuing Education Committee. In 2006, she was also awarded an American Heart Association Heart Hero Award. Jill has served as an adjunct instructor for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and she serves as a clinical instructor for physical therapy and athletic training students. Jill has also worked with the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association for the development and delivery of a spine injury prevention program for employees of a local school district, which effectively reduced the cost of spine injury and general medical claims for the district.
Out of the clinic, Jill is a big Packer and Badger fan, but also enjoys participating in a variety of sporting activities, including running marathons, biking, playing basketball, and broomball. She also enjoys hiking in scenic locales, gardening, and having fun with her husband Tim and two children.
To learn more about Jill, read her: Top Ten Things You May Not Know About Me list.
Office Manager / Receptionist
Cathy Murphy serves as our receptionist and office manager, providing financial counseling services to patients and performing billing for our providers. In addition to greeting you with a smiling face each day and scheduling appointments, she also will be assisting you by answering any questions you may have regarding our retail products such as our off the shelf orthotics and medical orthotic footwear.
Cathy comes to MotionWorks with five years of experience in the insurance industry processing claims, medical reconsiderations, and training other claims processers. She also has experience as an elementary school teacher and high school cross country and middle school track coach.
A graduate of Carthage College, Cathy completed her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary/Middle School Education in 2000, and became a Certified Personal Trainer in 2009. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, running, training for distance events up to half and full marathons, in addition to water skiing, crafts, and reading.
To learn more about Cathy, read her: Top Ten Things You May Not Know About Me list.
Certified Zumba Instructor
Sara Austin is our certified Zumba instructor. She has been doing Zumba regularly for the past three years and was certified by Zumba© in December of 2012.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sara received her bachelor of arts in Elementary Education and Spanish in 2000. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a Masters in Science in Education with emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction, ESL, and bilingual education in 2003. She has taught elementary bilingual education for the past thirteen years. She has also taught as an adhoc professor at the UW-0shkosh in their undergraduate and graduate teacher preparatory program. She is fluent in Spanish.
In her free time, Sara enjoys taking health/fitness classes of her own, such as Zumba, core, and Pilates. She also enjoys reading, downhill skiing, roller-blading, and spending time with her husband and two children.
To learn more about Sara, read her: Top Ten Things You May Not Know About Me list.
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