About Us

Doctors of Physical Therapy Jereme and Sarah Trunk made their dream come true with opening Balance Within PT in 2015. They had become frustrated with the traditional Physical Therapy world and chose to create the true change they wanted to see...

  • A clinic with full 60-minute one-on-one sessions - so you can get better quicker,don't have to compete with other patients for your PT's attention and you don't have to come back as often, saving you precious time and $ (most of our patients come once/week)

  • Treatments combining the amazingly effective John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release with Advanced Specialties in Spine, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Women's Health - we find the missing pieces that others have overlooked to get you better

  • Where you and your PT work as a team towards goals important to YOU, with whatever style of treatment & number of visits are best for you (without the red tape of insurance dictating your care)

We get to work towards things that are important to YOU; allowing you to return to playing with your children/grandchildren, walking your dog, running that 5k, going to yoga/Pilates/the gym or even just going out to lunch with a friend. 

You don't have to keep putting your life on hold with nagging pains & stiffness that slows you down and diminishes your quality of life. We are here to help you make the best decision for your health and to get you back to truly enjoying your life again. 

Dr. Jereme Trunk, PT, DPT

Chronic Pain, Spine, Headaches/TMJ, John F. Barnes Myofascial Release, Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

No stranger to chronic pain myself, I experienced chronic back pain for more than 20 years due to childhood skiing accident. My relentless pursuit to heal my own symptoms led me to discover the John F. Barnes Method of Myofascial Release. After just 3 sessions, I experienced the amazing relief that traditional medicine and therapies failed to give me. I have since become one of the very few Doctors of Physical Therapy in Wisconsin to gain the prestigious Advanced Myofascial Release (MFR) Practitioner designation through the John F. Barnes Institute. It is my passion to help others just like me who have suffered with chronic pain symptoms. My rare ability to integrate Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Physical Therapy with the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Method allow my patients to achieve astounding results despite the failure of other approaches. 

•    Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy (Marquette University, 2005) 
•    Athletic Training Graduate (Marquette University, 2003)
•    Sports Medicine and Orthopedics (Mayo Clinic, Athletico, Freedom Physical Therapy)
•    Advanced Myofascial Release Certification (John F. Barnes Method) 
•    Chronic Pain and Spine Specialist
•    Shiatsu Level 1 Certification
•    Published Author: 
     o    9 Quick and Easy Tips to Eliminating Low Back Pain & Staying Pain-Free
     o    7 Secrets for Ending Shoulder and Neck Pain Without Pain Killers or Surgeries
     o    How to Make Sure You’re Getting GREAT Physical Therapy and NOT Wasting Your Time or                  Money; 29 FAQ’s Answered
•    Co-owner/Co-founder of Balance Within PT, LLC
Phone: 773.807.2469 (Direct)
Email: DoctorTrunk@BalanceWithinPT.com


  Dr. Sarah Trunk, PT, DPT

Women’s Pelvic Health, Chronic Pain, Spine, John F. Barnes Myofascial Release, Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

I began my career conquering the Sports Medicine & Orthopedics world however always felt I was missing something with my chronic pain and spine/pelvic dysfunction patients. Unfortunately, many of these patients would often lose hope as the traditional medical system continued to fail them. Due to my husband’s own journey and some amazing mentors, I realized what was missing; John Barnes’ Myofascial Release and a solid foundation in pelvic health (both of which are left out with traditional PT schooling).
I’ve spent the past several years pursuing Advanced Trainings and Specialties in these areas. I’m proud to now be recognized as one of the few Doctors of Physical Therapy in WI to be certified at the “Advanced” level of the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Method along with Women’s Pelvic Health & Spine/Orthopedic/Sports Medicine Specialties. My rare ability to combine these advanced skills into a whole-body approach allows my patients to achieve long-lasting improvement even when other approaches have failed. I’m passionate about helping my patients address those missing pieces and returning to truly living & enjoying the life they were meant to live. 

•    Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy (University of Minnesota, 2010)
•    Advanced Myofascial Release Certification (John F. Barnes Method) 
•    Sports Medicine and Orthopedics (Mayo Clinic, Aurora Healthcare, Athletico Physical                       Therapy)
•    Spine Specialist – Aurora Physical Therapy
•    Women’s Health Specialist
•    Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute Graduate
•    Featured Blog Contributor to APOPS (American Pelvic Organ Prolapse Society)
•    Featured Contributor to Pelvic Organ Prolapse; The Silent Epidemic. (3rd Edition Book by                   Sherrie Palm of APOPS)  
•    Published Author: 
     o    9 Quick and Easy Tips to Eliminating Low Back Pain & Staying Pain-Free
     o    7 Secrets for Ending Shoulder and Neck Pain Without Pain Killers or Surgeries
     o    How to Make Sure You’re Getting GREAT Physical Therapy and NOT Wasting Your Time or                   Money; 29 FAQ’s Answered
•    Fluent in Spanish
•    Co-owner/Co-founder of Balance Within PT, LLC
Phone: 262.442.5054 (Direct)
Email: DoctorTrunk@BalanceWithinPT.com


Our Story...

It all began when we met during a Medical Brigade volunteer trip in Honduras. Although we were both working for one of Chicago's premiere Sports Medicine clinics a few miles from each other at the time, it took flying more than 2,000 miles away to meet! Since that time, we've happily relocated to Wales, WI where we love the quiet nature sanctuary of our home along with our furry family; Penny, Hendrix and Joplin.

But it's not about us... it's all about you! We love to put our heads together on difficult cases and collaborate with an amazing community network of integrative, holistic and medical practitioners to support our patients. We believe in working as a team with our patients to empower them with the knowledge and self care tools they need to reach their goals. We feel so blessed to love what we do and if we are not the ones who can help you, we are committed to getting you to the right person who can.