Deliver a powerful WOW experience
People first, patients second
Be mindful, present, listen and connect
Understand needs: stated & unstated
Radiate a genuine, fun and silly environment
Deliver a total package- Over Deliver!
Live with passion
Embrace & drive change
Pursue growth & share wealth of knowledge
Our drive is to help you with changes you want to see in work, life, play and sleep.
Krystle Howald, PT, DPT
I love assisting people to unleash their healing power. My job is to inspire and nurture the well-being of each patient through the restoration of movement.
I founded Empower Movement out of a growing frustration with current services offered in the physical therapy field. After being employed by both a large hospital and an outpatient orthopedic chain, I realized both were run as a profit center and not invested in providing quality care to patients. I no longer wanted my attention to be divided between two to five patients at once, but rather on one. As a therapist, I longed for the freedom to treat patients to aid in their recovery to the best of my ability, not based on numbers of patients seen in a day.
I received my undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Marquette University in 2007. I then headed west to Regis University in Colorado, a school well-known in the physical therapy world for their strength in manual therapy and a hands-on approach.
My personal interests outside of work include fitness, anything that has to do with water: boating, swimming, paddle boarding, and kayaking. I ran track in undergraduate school, so know a little something about compulsive exercising. The clinic hustle is real but the real hustle starts when I get home to my three sweet babes, Brooke, Avery and Camden. Those little ones sure know how to keep my husband Tom and I on our toes!
Molly Shea, PT, DPT, RYT
I am passionate about giving clients the tools and movements needed to reach their full potential. My treatment approach involves the entire body to identify problematic areas that may require further attention and lead to inefficient movement. I specialize in orthopedic injuries, sports medicine, fitness, wellness, and women’s health. I have advanced training in manual therapy, dry needling and specific corrective exercises for treatment of the spine and pelvis. I enjoy working with clients of all ages from young athletes to older adults with orthopedic conditions. I am excited to be a member of the team at Empower Movement where I have the ability to give you the tools to fully reach your potential with one on one hands on, manual care.
I received my doctor of Physical Therapy degree (2014) and Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (2011) from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse.
Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband and my son, Emerson, who was born in April 2019. We like to stay active with working out at the gym, kayaking and hiking with our goldendoodle, Henry. Growing up, I was a gymnast so I enjoy working with dancers, gymnasts, and cheerleaders. In 2017 I became a Registered Yoga Teacher. I love to practice yoga, teach yoga and incorporate it into my physical therapy practice!