Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kayla Leer, PT, DPT, Rehab Director
Kayla was born and raised in Mandan, ND. She graduated from Mandan High School in 2007 where she played soccer and participated in diving. She then continued her education at the University of Mary where she was part of the women’s soccer team, and where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 2011. Kayla went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016 from the University of Mary.
Kayla then had her first clinic rotation experience with RehabAuthority in Boise, Idaho where she immediately fell in love with the atmosphere. During her rotations, she fell in love with the patient-centered therapy, McKenzie method of treatment, and overall fun atmosphere that RehabAuthority is known for.
Kayla is very passionate about helping people return to their favorite activities; and she herself enjoys spending time with family & friends, as well as outdoor activities of a wide variety. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching soccer and CrossFit, and continues to stay active.
Britt Engel, PT, DPT
Britt grew up in West Des Moines, Iowa and moved to Bismarck when she was 16. She got her undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University and worked in Fargo for a few years as a business planner for the fashion retailer Vanity. Her interest in PT grew as she trained for half marathons and noticed aches and pains and injuries in other runners. Her desire to help athletes perform to their best ability drove her to research careers and decide to become a physical therapist to do just that. She graduated from University of Mary with a doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014. She enjoys treating patients of all ages to help reduce their pain, increase their strength, and address any difficulties they have with recreation or daily activities. She has continued her education and attended courses focusing on specific interventions for neck, back and extremity pain. She is certified in Integrative Dry Needling. She enjoys spending as much time as possible outside especially in the summer where she regularly enjoys hiking, biking, paddle boarding, and wakeboarding.
Ryan Buchholz, PT, DPT
Ryan Buchholz is a full-time physical therapist who started at RehabAuthority in June. He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and received his degree from his hometown at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND in April of 2016. He decided to pursue PT when he was injured his senior year of track and was brought through rehabilitation by his soccer coach.
Ryan enjoys the interpersonal aspect of therapy and shows a genuine compassion for those he is treating. He believes therapy is not only treating the physical body but treating in a holistic manner (body, mind, spirit). When Ryan is not at the clinic he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog. His faith is his rock and the reason behind everything he does. He has a large passion for all sports and outdoor activities from hunting to a weekend at the lake. He is excited to be back in his hometown and give back to the community he cares so passionately about!