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Meet Our Team At Balance Within Integrative Physical Therapy

We Help Active Adults Find LASTING Solutions to Nagging Aches & Pains NATURALLY So They Can Get Back to the Workouts & Active Outdoor Lifestyle They LOVE... WITHOUT Medications, Costly Surgeries Or the Stress & Worry of Slowing Down With Age

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
  • Co-owner/Co-founder of Balance Within PT, LLC

Phone: 262.264.8701

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

Phone: 262.264.8701

Jill Fraundorf, PT, MS

Pain Relief, Orthopedics, Spine, Expert John F. Barnes Myofascial Release, Functional Manual Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, CranioSacral Therapy, TMJ Dysfunction, Vertigo/Vestibular Rehabilitation.

My interest in human anatomy and physiology coupled with a desire to help others led me to become a physical therapist. I have had an incredible career journey fueled by an intrinsic desire to learn and to facilitate healing, which continues still. My combination of advanced specialty skills gives me great access to the connective tissue system. Since this system is the environment for every structure within the body, treating it fosters amazing results and allows my patients to return to the life they want.

Our bodies are constantly changing and have an impressive capacity to adapt. Quite often, pain appears only after the adaptive options have been depleted. This means the underlying causes of pain are often located quite a distance from the pain symptoms. Therefore, it is essential to look at the whole body to effectively address the root causes.
As a physical therapist, I am a movement system specialist and continually witness the inextricable link between movement and health. Delivering excellent treatment certainly demands this science, but I believe that delivering compassionate care is also an art because our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being are inseparable. It is immensely rewarding to help my patients restore and optimize their movement and health, especially when they have been struggling with pain for years without much benefit from other treatments.

  • Licensed Physical Therapist (UW – LaCrosse, 1993)
  • Master of Science: Human Kinetics (UW – Milwaukee, 2002. Thesis: Effects of Explosive Training of the Hip Abductors on Rate of Force Production, Strength and Motor Function in Older Women.)
  • Adjunct Faculty Member: Evidence-Based Physical Therapy (UW – Milwaukee, DPT Program)
  • Expert Myofascial Release Practitioner (John F. Barnes Method)
  • Functional Manual Therapy (Institute of Physical Art)
  • Visceral Manipulation (Barral Institute)
  • CranioSacral Therapy (Upledger Institute)
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (Curative Rehabilitation Services, Rehabilitation Institute of Wisconsin)
  • Wellness and Injury Prevention (Rehabilitation Institute of Wisconsin)
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Training (Vertigo Treatment)
  • APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) and WPTA (Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association) Member since 1993

Phone: 262.264.8701

Dr. Megan Wiley, PT, DPT

Specialties: Women’s Pelvic Health (Urinary Leakage, Prolapse, Pelvic Pain) and Postpartum Care, Orthopedics: Back/Hip/Neck/Shoulder Pain, John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release, Women’s Wellness and Weight Loss, Runners and Endurance Athletes, Vestibular Rehabilitation (Dizziness & Vertigo)

After the birth of my third child, I thought I knew everything I needed to do to get back to feeling normal again. I was wrong. Despite feeling I had a solid plan, I came down with several injuries and other common postpartum issues from doing too much too soon and doing things the wrong way. I knew I wasn’t alone with feeling embarrassed, frustrated and disheartened and thinking I would never get back to where I was. I decided to dive into the world of women’s health and was completely blown away by how powerful, inspiring and necessary this work is and have become passionate about delivering exceptional care to women wherever they are on their journey.

As a physical therapist, my primary goal is to empower my patients to discover their body‘s innate ability to heal and to help them gain the strength and confidence to live their true self while leading a healthy and physically active life. Whether it’s playing with their grandkids, recovering from a challenging birth or tackling their first triathlon, I am here to help guide my patients on their healing journey so they can focus on the things that matter most to them.

I believe strongly in holistic whole body care and the importance of harmony with mind, body and spirit for optimal health and I integrate a full-body approach to my treatments. My advanced manual therapy trainings include: John F. Barnes Myofascial Release, Visceral Manipulation and Functional Manual Therapy. Additionally, I have advanced certifications in Postpartum Corrective Exercise and Functional Movement training. I interweave my evidence-based, traditional Doctorate of Physical Therapy knowledge with my strong manual therapy skills, Women’s Health and pelvic floor treatments, breathwork and functional movement training together to help my patients feel better and learn how to move correctly to prevent future injuries. This unique, full-body approach helps bridge the gap between a short term, partial fix versus truly healing.

  • Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy (University of Wisconsin – 2012)
  • American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (2008)
  • Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist (2019)
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (Divine Savior Healthcare and Advocate Aurora Healthcare)
  • Women’s Health & Pelvic Floor Specialist (Advocate Aurora Healthcare)
  • John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Specialty
  • Visceral Manipulation (Barral Institute)
  • Functional Manual Therapy (Institute of Physical Art)
  • Certification in Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute)
  • Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute Graduate
  • Running Specialist (Advocate Aurora Healthcare)
  • Vestibular and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation Specialist

Phone: 262.264.8701 

Dr. Kayla Christiaansen,

Specialties: Spine, Chronic Pain, Sports Medicine, Dry Needling, Orthopedics (Board Certified & Fellowship Trained), TMJ/Jaw Pain and Headaches

My passion for physical therapy developed after being a patient and receiving treatment for several different cross country running injuries. I never felt 100 percent “fixed” with traditional physical therapy and my goal of running pain-free continued to feel farther and farther away. I suffered from what I thought was only knee pain or only hip pain but quickly learned it was so much more than a simple one joint injury. This is what fueled me to not only pursue physical therapy but to pursue advanced training as well. I wanted to learn and continue to be driven to learn as much about the human body as possible and all the ways in which it interacts with the world so I can help my patients get back to feeling better and achieve their goals.

I am one of few physical therapists to pursue a post-graduate fellowship in orthopedic manual therapy. I began training with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy where I learned to dive into the connections and interactions between the extremities and the spine. I achieved advanced certifications in orthopedics and manual therapy. I then started my myofascial journey with John F Barnes to look beyond the interactions of just joints and muscles, but to look at the whole body as an intricate web of connecting tissue.

There is no such thing as a “simple” injury. My passion is to provide hands on care to help my patients reach their goals by treating with a whole body and mind viewpoint.

  • Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy (Carroll University, 2016)
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (American Physical Therapy Association)
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy)
  • Active Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellow-in-Training (North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy)
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling Competent (Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments)
  • Pregnancy and Post-partum Rehabilitation Trained (Herman & Wallace)
  • John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Specialist
  • Vestibular and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment Trained (Functional Movement Systems)

Phone: 262.264.8701

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