Jens Matson, PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT

Jens Matson, PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT / Owner

After earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Jens entered a two-year post-doctoral residency for further specialization in orthopedics and manual therapy. He is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS) and certified manual physical therapy (CMPT). He specializes in care and prevention of orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries, orthopedic manual therapy, sports rehabilitation, and has a special interest in the care of patients with post-concussion syndrome. Jens’ passion for Physical Therapy resides in being able to establish a personal connection with each patient he treats. He utilizes a patient-centered approach and strives to establish individualized treatment plans for each person with consideration and focus on the unique needs and goals of each individual.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Creighton University, 2014
  • Postdoctural Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, 2017
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist (COMT) North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, 2017
  • B.A. in Exercise Physiology and Studio Art, St Olaf College, 2010
  • Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome Treatment/Management
  • Vestibular Dysfunction Evaluation/Treatment
  • Tempromandibular Dysfunction and Headaches
  • Running Gait Assessment and Injury Prevention
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS)
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) – North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy
  • Certified Therapeutic Dry Needling
  • Certified WorkWell Systems Industrial Medicine Provider: FCE, FJA, PWS
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • Astym Treatment
Jens enjoys spending his free time outdoors throughout the Black Hills – golfing, backpacking and camping, fishing, and skiing with his family.
Maria Matson, PT, DPT

Maria Matson, PT, DPT / Owner

Maria is passionate about providing individualized, evidence-based care to help her patients reach their goals and live a healthy, active lifestyle. She has taken extensive training through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), and is passionate about combining manual therapy interventions with functional movement and exercise to help optimize results. She enjoys treating patients of all ages with orthopedic and sports injuries, neurological conditions, chronic pain, and balance disorders. She has also received additional training in pelvic health, with a special interest in treatment of women during their pregnancy and postpartum journey as well as pelvic-related conditions occurring throughout a woman’s lifespan.

In addition to physical therapy, Maria is a Certified Alignment Based Yoga Practitioner and strives to make yoga accessible and safe to everyone, whether you are new to yoga or returning back after injury.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Creighton University, 2013
  • B.S. in Combined Sciences, Santa Clara University, 2008
  • Extensive Post-Doctural education through NAIOMT
  • Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, 2017
  • Manual Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Pelvic Health
  • Balance and Fall Prevention
  • Running Gait Assessment and Sport Injury Prevention
  • Fluent Spanish Speaker
  • Yoga for Therapeutic Rehabilitation
  • Astym Treatment
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • Alignment Based Yoga Instructor

Outside of the clinic, Maria enjoys hiking, running, traveling to new places, and spending time with her husband, son, and dog Skogen

Katie Schuelke, DPT

Katie Schuelke, PT, DPT

Katie received her undergraduate B.S in Exercise Science from Black Hills State University. While attending BHSU she also competed on the rodeo team and worked as a certified nurse assistant. She went on to attend the University of South Dakota to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During her education at USD, Katie completed clinical education in a variety of settings and specialties including: outpatient orthopedics, inpatient/outpatient neurological rehabilitation, women’s health, long term care, and acute care.

Katie is passionate about adapting her physical therapy practice to best compliment each individual’s goals, then developing a comprehensive treatment approach.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of South Dakota, 2019
  • B.S. in Exercise Science, Black Hills State University, 2015
  • Manual Physical Therapy
  • Sports & Orthopedic Conditions
  • Parkinson’s Wellness to Recovery
  • Rodeo Athletes Injury Prevention and Rehab
  • Certified Blood Flow Restriction Training

Katie enjoys spending her time outside of the clinic working with horses, roping, or anything outdoors with family.

Kelli Karr, PT, DPT

Kelli Karr, PT, DPT

Kelli has always been passionate about helping people get back to the activities that make them feel whole. She always knew she wanted to be in healthcare and has really found her calling with Physical Therapy. Kelli has worked with patients in an outpatient setting, in both hospital systems as well as private practice clinics. She enjoys working with patients with a variety of conditions such as low back pain, patients recovering from surgeries, and other chronic pain issues.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013
  • B.S. in Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
  • General Outpatient Orthopedics
  • Manual Physical Therapy
  • Pilates and Yoga for Therapeutic Rehabilitation
  • Chronic Pain
  • Post-op Recovery
  • Graston Technique: M1 training
  • Pilates Training through APPI (Level 1 and 2 Matwork Pilates)

Outside of the clinic, Kelli enjoys spending time with her husband, son and their dog, Yala. They enjoy camping, hiking, rock climbing, skiing and riding their bikes.

Cathy Hackney

Cathy Hackney, Billing Specialist/Administrative Support Manager

Cathy has been with Black Hills Physical Therapy since 2001. She has extensive knowledge in insurance billing, medical coding, HIPAA training, and Medicare rules and regulations. She uses her wealth of knowledge and skill with helping all customers with their scheduling and billing needs, as well as keeping Black Hills Physical Therapy staff and office current and well-informed on the many changes in health care. Outside of the clinic, Cathy enjoys antiquing, sewing, and exploring small, off the main road towns but most of all spending time with her friends and family especially her grandchildren.

Colleen Crofutt, Front Office Administrator

Colleen is a native of the Spearfish community. She is the friendly voice you hear when you call or the friendly smile that greets you when you walk in our door.

Colleen does her best to accommodate your scheduling needs and assist with your insurance issues.

Outside of work, Colleen enjoys hunting, hiking and exploring the back roads of the Black Hills area, along with spending time with family and friends.

Daesha Erskin, Front Office Assistant/PT aide

Daesha Erskin is our Physical Therapy aide and front office assistant. She is a Spearfish native and graduate of Spearfish High School. She is attending Black Hills State University where she is majoring in Exercise Science. Her hobbies include camping, rock climbing, and hiking with her dog Willow.

Janet Ott, Front Office Assistant

Janet and her husband recently moved to Spearfish from Northeast Iowa after retiring from jobs with the State of Iowa where they worked in environmental compliance. Janet has a degree in Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Iowa State University. Outside of work Janet enjoys walking, hiking, doing cross stitch, being involved in plays in the local area, and spending time with her two granddaughters and other family members in the area.

Cathy Sulentic-Morcom, PT, MPT, Owner

Cathy Sulentic-Morcom, PT, DPT / Founder

Cathy has worked in the Northern Black Hills since 1986 and has called the Black Hills her home for most of her life. In 1995, Cathy established Black Hills Physical Therapy, Inc, an independently owned private physical therapy outpatient clinic committed to providing the highest quality, evidence- based Physical Therapy services to the Northern Black Hills. She has been a committed member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1981 and actively involved in the South Dakota Physical Therapy Association, holding several offices and committee positions.