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Meet Your Therapists


Hand Therapists

Steven Thames, OTR, CHT

In 1996, Steve Thames received his bachelors in Occupational Therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin. He received his hand certification in 2007.

Steve is a member of Wisconsin Hand Therapy Association, American Society of Hand Therapists, Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association and American Occupation Therapy Association.


Physical Therapists

Maria Statz, PT, DPT

Maria completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at St. Catherine University in Minneapolis, MN. Following school she began to work directly in the field of orthopaedics. Being an athlete herself, athletic injuries have been a passion of hers and a focus on continuing education each year. Maria has completed certification through Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center for their Sportmetrics Training program with an emphasis in ACL injury prevention and rehabilitation. Maria also focuses on running injuries at any age and ability with a passion for assisting athletes as they return to running and begin a safe, effective running program.

Along with her husband and young boys, Maria is a competitive cross country skier having completed the American Birkenbiner each year since 2009. During the warmer months, she enjoys racing mountain bike at an elite level and continues to run and participate in several trail running events and summer softball.


John Egge, PT, DPT, SCS

In 2011 John Egge graduated from the University of Minnesota with a clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy. In 2012 he completed a sports fellowship at Howard Head Sports Medicine Center in Vail, Colorado and is now a Sports Certified Specialist in Physical Therapy (SCS).

Although he has extensive knowledge in working with all types of injuries, John has a special interest in athletic hip injuries in skating and running athletes. He also specializes in managing concussed athletes by facilitating a safe return to play program. John’s passion for athletics continues as he stays active in hockey and coaching. He is the head trainer for the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings and assistant coach for the Lincoln High School boys’ hockey team.

Wisconsin River Orthopaedics
140 24th Street South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Phone: 715-201-3624
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