Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Eldon Johnson, PT, MPT, CSCS, Cert. MDT, CSMT, Regional Director
In his professional career, Eldon has acquired a significant amount of expertise and experience, through working at several different facilities throughout North Dakota, as well as Idaho. Being a prime example of how life oftentimes comes full-circle, he was an owner with RehabAuthority with Galen and Kevin in 2001 and 2002, and came “back to the fold” in 2011!
Eldon has always had a special interest in spinal rehabilitation, with advanced training and experience in treating acute and chronic neck and back pathologies. He is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the spine (Cert. MDT), through the McKenzie Institute, and is also a Certified Spinal Manual Therapist (CSMT), through the International Spine & Pain Institute. He has extensive experience with MedX Lumbar and Cervical evaluation and treatment technologies, which he feels is a perfect complement to the McKenzie method and his manual therapy skills. In addition to treating spines, Eldon also sees patients for general orthopedics (surgical and non-surgical), sports rehabilitation, industrial medicine, and works with individuals from all ages and stages of life. He is 100% committed to and truly loves helping people “feel better again!”
Eldon is also credentialed as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor, through the American Physical Therapy Association. He is certified in pre-employment testing and functional capacity evaluation, through the WorkSTEPS system, as well.
In what Eldon likes to call his “other life,” he has been a professional musician and singer-songwriter for many years, though he has scaled this back significantly since opening the first Midwest RehabAuthority clinic in 2011. He was a national finalist in the 2007/2008 Colgate Country Showdown, and placed 2nd out of 50,000 contestants across the nation, performing at the world-famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. He also works as the Contemporary Music Coordinator at his church. Eldon enjoys exercising and watching/playing sports of all kinds, with a special love for football. He is married to his beautiful soul mate, Amy, with whom he has two children, Isaac and Clara Jean, as well as one step-son, Jacob.
Christopher Kraemer, PT, MPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, CSMT, Rehab Director
Chris Kraemer is a biomechanically-minded physical therapist, specializing in spinal care, lower extremity biomechanics, orthotics, and manual therapy of the spine and extremities.
A North Dakota native, Chris attended the University of North Dakota, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy as well as a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1998, receiving Summa Cum Laude honors. He has been practicing as an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist in since that time. Chris is a master clinician in his field, and was certified as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS), in 2013. He also has been certified through the McKenzie Institute in mechanical diagnosis and therapy (Cert. MDT), and is a certified spinal manual therapist (CSMT), through International Spine & Pain Institute. He has extensive experience with MedX Lumbar and Cervical evaluation and treatment technologies, as well as practicing an evidence-based approach with therapeutic exercise prescription in order to maximize successful patient outcomes. He has been instrumental in the treatment of general orthopedics, sports medicine, and industrial rehabilitation for individuals of all ages throughout the Fargo/Moorhead region for over 20 years.
Chris is a strong advocate for the physical therapy profession, and has served as the federal affairs liaison and legislative chair for the state of ND for the past 7 years. Chris is happily married to his beautiful wife, Jennifer. Together they are the proud parents of three wonderful children. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Chris is an outdoor enthusiast with specific interests in hunting, fishing, camping, football and vocal music.
Amber Richards, Physical Therapy Assistant
Amber Richards is a Physical Therapist Assistant at RehabAuthority Physical Therapy. She grew up in Moorhead, MN where she developed a strong passion assisting and comforting individuals through various changes in their lives. After high school, Amber attended Massage Therapy school at The Salon Professional Academy in 2010. Since then she has opened her own independent massage therapy practice and currently has seven years of massage experience. Physical therapy opened a whole new world of curiosity to continue her education and to better help herself and her patients.
Amber attended Northland Community and Technical College earning a seat in their Physical Therapy Assistant program. She received her Associates of Applied Science degree in 2018 graduating with honors. She was also presented with PTA student of the year and was her class representative that was nominated by the American Physical Therapy Association to be the Head Usher at the House of Delegates in 2017, Boston MA.
Amber is starting a family in October 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, dancing, physical fitness, lake life, fishing, and loves the opportunity for a new adventure. She is excited to begin her career as a Physical Therapist Assistant at RehabAuthority. She truly enjoys working with orthopedic injuries and is excited to grow as a clinician with help from her colleagues.
Amber is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association.