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Our Team

MEET OUR TEAM

The team of physical therapists at Core Physical Therapy bring more than experience to patients who need physical therapy services. They also possess a drive to help each patient reach their therapy goals and a passion for making sure each patient receives the highest level of care. Get to know the team that serves patients at both our West Des Moines and Adel locations.



Connor Blythe, PT, DPT

Practicing at West Des Moines | 515-440-3439 | Email
Connor is a native of West Des Moines, IA and attended the University of Iowa, receiving his BA degree in Health and Human Physiology in 2015. After discovering an interest in movement, human performance and wellness, he attended Des Moines University and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2018. In his spare time, Connor enjoys being with family and friends, staying active by running, playing various sports, and following Hawkeye athletics.

Lindsay Brown, PT, MPT

Practicing at West Des Moines | 515-440-3439 | Email
Lindsay is a practicing partner at Core Physical Therapy. She graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science in 2001; and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa in 2003. Lindsay is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She has training in Myofascial Release, muscle energy technique, visceral mobilization, and Craniosacral therapy. Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family, reading, baking and traveling.

Mike Burggraaf, PT, DPT, LAT

Practicing at Adel | 515-993-5599 | Email
Mike is a practicing partner at Core Physical Therapy. He went to Wartburg College and graduated in 1999 with a major in biology and minor in athletic training. He then went to Des Moines University Physical Therapy School where he graduated with his Masters Degree in 2001. In 2011 he returned to school and received his DPT through Evidence in Motion’s Executive Program. Mike enjoys time with his family, golfing and following Hawkeye athletics.

Kate Davey, PT

Practicing at West Des Moines | 515-440-3439 | Email
Kate graduated from the Ohio State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (with distinction) and then obtained her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa in 2000. While at Ohio State, she earned athletic and academic honors while part of the Women’s Swim Team including five time All-American and The Big Ten Medal of Honor. Kate has practiced in a variety of settings including a previous specialization in hand/upper extremity rehabilitation. She enjoys seeing a wide variety of orthopedic patients while at Core. Kate enjoys spending time with her family; being outdoors walking, hiking, or gardening.

Alicia Fisher, PT, DPT

Practicing at Adel | 515-993-5599 | Email
Alicia is a practicing partner at Core Physical Therapy. She completed her undergraduate coursework at Central College in Pella, Iowa in 2007. There she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Science: Health Promotion, graduating Summa Cum Laude. While at Central she participated in Volleyball and Track and Field for the Dutch. She then attended Des Moines University where she graduated from the 2013 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She returned to her hometown of Adel to practice physical therapy and enjoys staying active in her community. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching and participating in sporting events, and being outdoors.

Robin Mulvey, PT, DPT

Practicing at Adel | 515-993-5599 | Email
Robin is originally from Monticello, Minnesota. After graduating from Monticello High School in 2012, she moved to Iowa to play volleyball for Morningside College. She later transferred to University of Northern Iowa, where she received her BA in Biology in 2016. She then attended Des Moines University, where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2019. In her free time, Robin enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, playing volleyball, and following her favorite Minnesota sports teams.

Blake Hardy, PT, DPT, OCS

Practicing at West Des Moines | 515-440-3439 | Email
Blake is a practicing partner at Core Physical Therapy. He began practicing as a physical therapist in 1995. His educational background includes a BA in Biomedical Sciences from St. Cloud State University in 1993, an MS in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in 1995, and a Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005. Blake has obtained additional board certification as a certified orthopedic specialist, OCS. Blake has taken extensive continuing education in the areas of manual therapy and treatment of the spine. In addition to work activities, Blake has been involved in the Iowa Physical Therapy Association, holding various positions, which culminated in being President from 2009 to 2011. For his service to the organization, he was awarded the association’s highest honor, the Olive Farr Distinguished Service Award, in 2012. Outside of work Blake enjoys spending time with his family, working outside, and Drake Bulldog football.

Kerri Hardy, PT, DPT

Practicing at West Des Moines | 515-440-3439 | Email
Kerri graduated from Indiana State University in 1992 and obtained her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in 1995. She completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Des Moines University in 2005. Kerri enjoys working with a variety of patients. Though she continues to enjoy working with orthopedic patients, she also has received extensive training in pelvic floor rehabilitation through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. This has allowed her to expand her practice into helping women, men and children with pelvic pain and dysfunction which has been very rewarding. Kerri enjoys spending time with her family, following her children’s sports and school activities, and participating in church activities.
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Jodi Hook, PT, MS

Practicing at Adel | 515-993-5599 | Email
Jodi graduated from Buena Vista University in 1998 Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She was named Biology student of the year her senior year. She then attended Des Moines University where she graduated with distinction with a Master’s degree in 2000. Since then, she has spent time working in acute, skilled, and outpatient therapy— where she has spent the majority of her training and practice. In her free time, Jodi enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, reading, singing, exercising and doing anything outdoors.

Ellen Majewski, PT, DPT

Practicing at West Des Moines | 515-440-3439 | Email
Ellen is a practicing partner at Core Physical Therapy. She completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of Nebraska – Omaha in 2009. There she earned her Bachelors in General Studies, graduated Summa Cum Laude and played basketball for the Mavericks. Ellen most recently attended Des Moines University where she graduated with distinction from the 2012 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. In her free time, Ellen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, golfing, fishing, boating and water skiing.

Kirsten Radke, PT, DPT

Practicing at West Des Moines | 515-440-3439 | Email
Kirsten is a practicing partner at Core Physical Therapy. A 2015 graduate of Des Moines University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Kirsten has advanced training in pelvic health rehabilitation through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She also has extensive training in Craniosacral Therapy through Michigan State University and is a Clinically Certified Vestibular Therapist (CCVT) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). Before pursuing a career as a physical therapist, Kirsten graduated cum laude from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake,Iowa, with her Bachelor of Science in Biology. During her time at BVU, Kirsten was a four-year member of the volleyball team. She remains active by teaching or practicing yoga, hiking, kayaking, biking, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.

Justin Scherff, PT, DPT

Practicing at Adel | 515-993-5599 | Email
Justin is a practicing partner at Core Physical Therapy. He grew up in Denison, Iowa and received his BA degree in Exercise Science at Central College-Pella, Iowa in 2008. Justin then went to Iowa State University where he completed a MS degree in Kinesiology in 2010. He continued his educational journey to Des Moines University where he graduated in 2014 from the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time working and playing outdoors with family and friends, coaching his kids’ athletic teams, playing golf, and following Iowa Hawkeye athletics, particularly football.

Alex Schmitt, PT, DPT

Practicing at West Des Moines | 515-440-3439 | Email
Alex grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa. After graduating from Cedar Falls High School in 2013, she attended Iowa State University where she graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Kinesiology and Health in 2017. She then attended Des Moines University where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2020. She has received training in pelvic floor rehabilitation from the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, allowing her to treat women with pelvic pain and dysfunction. Alex enjoys spending time with family and friends, and following Cyclone football.

Noel Turk, PT, DPT

Practicing at West Des Moines | 515-440-3439 | Email
Noel is originally from Waukee, Iowa. After graduating from Waukee High School in 2011, she attended Central College and achieved degrees in Athletic Training and Spanish. After graduating Cum Laude in 2015, she attended Des Moines University, where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2018. Throughout her high school and college career, Noel was involved in a variety of choral ensembles and still continues singing within her community. In her free time, she is actively involved as a mentor to young women and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Mary Beth Wims, PT, DPT

Practicing at West Des Moines | 515-440-3439 | Email
Mary Beth is originally from Knoxville, Iowa. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Truman State University with a BS in Health Science in 2006. Following graduation, Mary Beth worked in clinical trial administration for the Carbone Cancer Center at the University of Wisconsin and later taught English as a Foreign Language in Gwangju, South Korea. After returning to school to pursue a career combining her interests in wellness, movement, and teaching, she graduated from Des Moines University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2017. Mary Beth likes yoga, biking, travel, and cooking.

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