Specializing in getting you back to your strength routine
Total Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness is a combination outpatient physical therapy clinic and fitness center in the FM Area. We specialize in getting you back to doing the things you love! Our goal is to bridge the gap between rehabilitation and wellness.
At Total Balance we offer outpatient physical therapy, nutrition therapy, personal training, group fitness classes, body screening, a fully stocked fitness center, and much more! Check out our facilities today! We accept all major insurances.
Meet Our Team
Daniel Johnson PT, DPT
Graduate of the University of North Dakota's DPT program. Dan worked at a skilled nursing facility in Fargo and then at an outpatient PT clinic in Wahpeton, ND prior to taking over Total Balance Fitness and Nutrition in 2017, to add high quality physical therapy services to the north Fargo community. Dan has over 200 hours of continuing education hours and has taken courses on how to manage everything from seniors to athletes. He is also SFMA and dry needling certified. He recently became one of the few therapists in the area who is certified in blood flow restriction (BFR) training. Dan has a true love of learning, fitness, philosophy and football. Dan and his wife, live in Fargo with their two kids.
Mark Laraway PT, DPT
Mark is a graduate of the DPT program at the University of North Dakota. Following graduation, Mark worked for a contract company in Omaha, NE and then at a private practice clinic in Breckenridge, MN. He joined Total Balance in December, 2017, specializes in the treatment of post surgical rehabilitation, and is certified in blood flow restriction training. Mark enjoys all sports, but especially hockey and soccer. He rarely misses a home hockey game at his Alma mater, UND. Mark is an avid weight lifter and loves working out on a daily basis. He currently lives in West Fargo.
Alex Wohl PT, DPT
Graduate of the University of North Dakota’s DPT program. Alex worked primarily in the home health setting for a contract company before becoming Director of Rehab of Home Health covering contracts from Fargo to Alexandria, MN. In 2019 he switched roles back to being a treating Physical Therapist in the FM area to work closer to his home in Fargo. He joined Total Balance in March 2021 and specializes in in-home rehabilitation including neurological disease management, fall prevention, home modification, community reintegration, and custom wheelchair evaluations. Alex enjoys being outdoors at the lake with his wife and son.
Tyler Groth PT, DPT
Tyler grew up in Fargo, ND where he graduated from Fargo South High School in 2008. Tyler attended NDSU and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences. He went on to graduate from the University of Jamestown in May, 2017 as a Doctor of Physical therapy. Tyler enjoys treating in the orthopedic setting, working with people of all ages, and has special interests in neurological and sports rehab. He is certified in the LSVT BIG program, a specialty program for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological impairments. He is also certified in Clinical Weightlifting through ClinicalAthlete and Dry Needling through the Hobbs Masters Needling Series. Away from the clinic, Tyler enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially at the lakes during the summertime. Before beginning his college education, Tyler spent 2 years playing Junior A hockey in Canada and the US. He participates in adult sports leagues including hockey and softball. Other hobbies include golf, fishing, and weight lifting.
Anthony Charbonneau PT, DPT, OCS
Graduated from the University of North Dakota’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2016. Following graduation, Anthony got accepted into Sanford Health’s Orthopedic Residency Program. After successful completion of the residency he was eligible to sit for his exam to earn his credential as a Board-Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist (OCS). He successfully passed this to become 1 of 31 orthopedic-certified PTs in the state of ND. Anthony specializes in orthopedics from the top of the head to the bottom of the foot utilizing advanced manual therapy skills coupled with high-level clinical reasoning for therapeutic exercise selection. He also offers treatments for more niche populations including return to sport, TMD (jaw pain), pelvic floor dysfunction, post-surgical, and vestibular dysfunction.
James Muir, PT, DPT Cert MDT
James is a graduate of the DPT program at the University of North Dakota. Prior to joining the staff at Total Balance, he worked as a Rehab Director for a private practice in Idaho. James specializes in back pain, neck pain, and also has experience with post-surgical rehabilitation, general orthopedics, and sports medicine. James is also a Certified McKenzie Therapist. James grew up familiar with the Physical Therapy profession as both his mother and sister are Physical Therapists. James is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), which is also known as the McKenzie method. This is a system of evaluating and treating spinal disorders as well as problems with the joints or muscles of the arms or legs. James enjoys learning and listening to podcasts on different Physical Therapy topics as well as on nutrition. He also enjoys CrossFit, hunting, fishing, golfing, spending time at the lake, and spending time with his family and friends.
Mikaela Dick, PT, DPT
Mikaela is a 2018 graduate from the University of North Dakota's Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Following graduation, Mikaela worked at an outpatient Physical Therapy clinic in Littleton, Colorado. She then joined the Total Balance team in 2020 when she moved back to North Dakota, where she is originally from. Mikaela has completed continuing education courses since graduating, including Dry Needling, Pelvic Floor dysfunction, and Rock Tape, among others. In her free time, Mikaela enjoys being with family and friends, being active with activities such as hiking, running, and skiing, and trying new things. Mikaela loves treating a variety of patients and athletes of all ages!
Brady Kalla, PT, DPT
Katlyn Buethner, PT, DPT
Katlyn grew up in Hillsboro North Dakota where she was involved in sports and academics. From there, she attended the University of Jamestown to pursue a degree in Biology and play softball. After graduation in 2019, she continued her education at University of Jamestown where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2022. Katlyn has received certifications in Dry Needling and Graston Technique. In her free time, Katlyn enjoys being outside in any season, from fishing, going to the lake, and hiking in the summer, to hunting and bonfires in fall, to even enjoying winter by snowboarding and ice fishing.
Austin Ellis, OT
Austin grew up in Stanley, ND, and graduated from Stanley High School in 2017. He then went to Minot State University for two years, and upon touring UND's occupational therapy program, knew it was the right fit for him. Austin graduated from the OTD program at the University of North Dakota in 2023. He enjoys being able to help people become more independent and find happiness through meaningful occupations in their day-to-day lives. Outside of work, Austin likes being outside either playing golf, riding motorcycle, hanging out with his girlfriend, or playing with their dog.
Isaiah Greene, PT, DPT
Isaiah grew up in Dilworth, Minnesota, graduating from Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton high school. He played baseball at St. Cloud Technical and Community College for two years then transferred to Northern State University for his final two years of eligibility while majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry. After undergrad, Isaiah was accepted into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where he spent the next 3 years earning his degree. In regard to physical therapy, Isaiah has an interest in sports-medicine, human performance, and general wellness for people of all ages. In his free time he enjoys golfing, slackline, hunting, and fishing.
Emily Chenoweth, OT
Emily graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri with a Master's of Occupational Therapy. She worked in an acute care hospital before traveling around the country as a contract occupational therapist. Emily joined the Total Balance team in 2023. She is passionate about assisting clients reach their highest level of independence. Emily lives in Fargo with her husband and dog. Emily enjoys running, reading, trying new restaurants and food with her husband, and taking walks with her dog.
Joshua Still PT, DPT
Josh is a graduate of the University of North Dakota's DPT program. Josh was raised and graduated high school in Perham, MN where he competed in football, basketball, and baseball with a special interest in both baseball and resistance training. After graduate school he has worked in outpatient settings where he had the opportunity to work with many orthopedic conditions ranging from post-surgical rehabilitation to balance deficits with a special interest in return to sport and weight training. Josh is level II certified in dry needling and has additional training in manual therapy techniques addressing soft tissue restrictions with an emphasis on neck pain and headaches. Josh and his wife moved to Fargo in 2020 where they enjoy active lifestyles participating in softball, football, golf, pickleball, trail riding, basketball, snowboarding, weight lifting, traveling, and spending weekends at the lake.
Nicole Mazour, PT, DPT
Nicole attended the University of Minnesota Crookston for her undergraduate in Health Science. She then furthered her education, graduating from the UND Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2023. She enjoys working with a variety of patients to help improve daily functions. Additionally, Nicole is LSVT certified. In her free time, she enjoys being active including biking, hiking, and paddleboarding at the lake, as well as spending time with her family and friends.
Connor Teske, PT, DPT
Connor graduated from the University of Mary Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2020. Prior to starting at Total Balance in 2021, he worked in an outpatient physical therapy practice in Valley City, ND. Connor enjoys treating in the orthopedic setting, and working with patients of all ages. To assist in a detailed approach to treatment and assessment, Connor has received certifications in SFMA, Graston Technique, LSVT, and Dry Needling through the Spinal Manipulation Institute. Outside of the clinic, Connor and his wife live in Fargo with their rescue dog. They enjoy getaways to the lake and spending time together with friends and family
Alissa Elwing, PT, DPT
Matthew Bakken PT, DPT
Matt is a graduate of the University of North Dakota DPT program. He grew up in Bismarck ND, with one sister. He has his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification; which allows him to specialize in weightlifting geared towards athletes of all ages. He has a background in personal training and running competitively at the collegiate level. He enjoys working with active individuals and getting people back to enjoying their hobbies or other pursuits in life. He enjoys spending his free time playing golf, weightlifting, reading, and going to the lake on the weekends.