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a message from synergy's founder

"Welcome to Synergy Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine and thank you for trusting our team with your therapy needs!

Synergy PT was founded with the mission to provide the highest quality service delivered by caring and competent professionals. Our culture is one of servitude where our patients become our only priority. The team is comprised of a select group of professionals that “change a room” when they walk in because of their commitment to communicating effectively, lifelong learning, and making your care their priority.

Synergy is the interaction of two or more forces so that their combined effect is greater than the individual effect of one. I believe that healing and successful recovery involves mind, body, and soul and requires a solid plan that can be executed with the involvement of Synergy as your provider and you, our valued patient!"

 - Kurt Walderbach Owner, MBA, PT, SCS, ATC

Kurt Walderbach

PT, SCS, ATC

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Kurt Walderbach

PT, SCS, ATC

Kurt Walderbach was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 1978 he moved to Mason City, Iowa where he has lived and has been an active member of the community in several ways. Kurt began his education at North Iowa Area Community College and went on to obtain his undergraduate degree in general science from the University of Iowa. He then attended and graduated from the University of Iowa with a master’s degree in physical therapy in 1986. Kurt has been involved in the profession and has been an officer at the state and national level and has also served on the state board. He has also been a  certified sports specialist by the APTA since 1992.  

Why did you become a PT? 
“I have a passion for helping people to reach their goals. Sometimes that means just feeling better, for  others, it means competing at a higher level or recovering from a serious injury.”

Lynzy Lentz

DPT, ATC

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Lynzy Lentz

DPT, ATC

Lynzy grew up in Rock Falls and Nora Springs, Iowa and currently resides in Huxley, Iowa. She is a graduate from Iowa State University with a BS in Kinesiology and Athletic Training. She achieved her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Des Moines University in 2018. Lynzy prioritizes patient focused, individualized care that challenges her patients and builds on achieving their goals. She has spent her career working with patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics with extensive experience in post-surgical rehabilitation and sports injuries. As an athlete herself, Lynzy is passionate about helping athletes of all ages reach their full potential through both recovery and preventative measures. She brings a fresh perspective to exercise and rehabilitation and is excited to share it with her patients. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, doing CrossFit and traveling. With a love for being outside, spending time with her family on their acreage is also a favorite past time. She is most looking forward to working with and helping members of her Huxley community and surrounding areas.  

Why did you become a PT?
"I decided to become a PT after years of attending my father's prosthetist appointments and growing up learning to problem solve with my father to maximize his movement, efficiency with daily tasks and reducing pain. I was an athlete myself and always interested in human movement, anatomy and physiology. I love health and wellness, and overall enjoy being able to help people improve their function by reducing their pain, improving strength and making habits that improve their quality of life."

Rachel Miller

DPT

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Rachel Miller

DPT

Rachel grew up in Ames, Iowa and currently resides in Ankeny, Iowa. She graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Kinesiology. She achieved her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at St. Catherine University in 2019. Rachel enjoys working out, running, cooking, spending time outdoors and traveling with her husband to places where they can hike.  

Why did you become a PT?
“I was first introduced to physical therapy when I attended my mom’s pt appointments at the age of 4. Then in the following years, I became a patient myself as I participated in basketball and running. My passion lies in helping athletes of all ages get back to full health and return to the things they love to do. Exercise is not only preventative, but also medicine.”

Nils Berggren

PTA

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Nils Berggren

PTA

Nils Berggren grew up and currently resides in Mason City, Iowa. Nils completed his education at  Kirkwood Community College where he received his degree in Physical Therapist Assistant in 2015. He is also Y-Balance Test Certified through FMS. Outside of work, Nils enjoys watching all sports and participates in both adult hockey and football. He also enjoys camping, fishing, hiking, traveling and spending time with his wife, Katrina, and two dogs, Ellie and Cooper.  

Why did you become a PTA? 
“I became a physical therapist assistant because I enjoy helping people get back to a higher quality of  life and be able to return to activities that they can no longer perform.”

Summer Collins

PTA

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Summer Collins

PTA

Summer's father was in the military, so she grew up in multiple states including North Carolina, Missouri, and California. Her family moved to Osage, Iowa when she was in high school and she has continued to reside there. Summer graduated from Osage High School in 2021 and continued my education at NIACC in Mason City to obtain her Associates in Applied Sciences and PTA graduating in 2024. She enjoys staying active, reading, and hanging out with friends and family.  

Why did you become a PT?
" I became a PTA because I have had multiple injuries throughout high school and college that I have attended PT for, and I thoroughly enjoyed the environment as well as had great PT's and PTA's that focused on my goals. I have always aspired to be that person for others and strive to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. "

Breanna McCubbin

PTA

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Breanna McCubbin

PTA

Bre grew up just outside of Ames Iowa and now resides in Mason City Iowa. She graduated from Iowa State University in 2008 with a degree in Health and Human Performance. After working for Iowa State University for 7 years, she decided to change careers. She attended North Iowa Area Community College and earn a degree in Physical Therapist Assistant in 2017. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with friends and family, specifically dotting on her niece and nephew.  

Why did you become a PT?
“Having had my own experiences as a PT patient, I became a physical therapist assistant to help people rehab after injury or surgery in order for them to return to daily activities and hobbies.”

Rylee Peterson

PTA

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Rylee Peterson

PTA

Rylee grew up and currently resides in Nashua, Iowa. Rylee completed her education at Hawkeye Community College where she received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapy Assistant in 2022. Outside of work you can find Rylee watching any kind of sports, shopping and spending time with her husband, family and friends.

Why did you become a PTA? 
"I became a physical therapist assistant because I have a passion for helping people. I enjoy giving my patients the tools to gain a higher quality of life through movement from the beginning of therapy to discharge day."

Amy Richardson

PTA

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Amy Richardson

PTA

Amy Coenen is from Omaha, Nebraska and currently lives in Charles City, Iowa. Amy began her education at Iowa State University where she graduated in 2017 with a degree in Exercise Science. She then attended Clarkson College in Omaha where she obtained her degree in Physical Therapist Assistant in 2018. Amy enjoys staying active outdoors and spending time with family and friends. As a new resident of Charles City, she is looking forward to future community involvement.  

Why did you become a PTA?  
“I chose to become a physical therapist assistant to have the opportunity to make an impact on the  quality of life in those I treat by moving the body.”

Sydney Ross

PTA

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Sydney Ross

PTA

Sydney was born and raised in Charles City, Iowa where she currently resides. She graduated from Charles City High School in 2021. Following graduation she attended North Iowa Area Community College and obtained an Associates of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapy Assistant in 2024. Sydney enjoys learning and trying new things! In her free time she likes to walk her dog, Milo, spend time with family and friends, as well as travel and explore the world.

Why did you become a PTA?
“I became a physical therapist assistant to make a difference in someone's life. We all have different stories to tell and by being a healthcare provider I can connect will all sorts of people in-order to make their lives better!”

Brandi Spinler

PTA

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Brandi Spinler

PTA

Brandi grew up in Lyle, Minnesota where she currently resides. She attended North Iowa Area Community College and graduated with a degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2012. Brandi enjoys cooking, playing games, walking, watching movies, and spending time with family.  

Why did you become a PT?
“I wanted to help those suffering from injuries and chronic pain.”

Sirenity Beyer-Whaley

Front Office Coordinator - Mason City

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Sirenity Beyer-Whaley

Front Office Coordinator - Mason City

Sirenity was born and raised in Mason City, Iowa. Her favorite place to spend time is at her great-grandparents farm in St. Ansgar. When she's not at the farm, she is spending time with her family at her brothers hockey games or hanging out with friends.

Amber Brown

Front Office Coordinator - Charles City

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Amber Brown

Front Office Coordinator - Charles City

Amber was born in California and lived in Iowa off and on while growing up. She officially moved back to Iowa her sophomore year of high school and has been living in Charles City since then. Amber graduated form Charles City High School then went on to NIACC where she received her Associates Degree in journalism and communications. In her spare time Amber volunteers at PAWS Humane society and she loves reading, spending time with her boyfriend Devon, and her four cats.

Mary Gamble

Front Office Coordinator - Sheffield

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Mary Gamble

Front Office Coordinator - Sheffield

Mary is originally from Belmond, IA, and now resides in the small town of Coulter, IA. Mary married her high school sweetheart, and together they have two boys and a Great Dane. Outside of work, Mary enjoys teaching Great Dane new tricks, watching documentaries and horror films, camping, and reading. Mary believes that physical therapy is essential to a healthy and happy lifestyle.

Lacie Colby

Practice Manager

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Lacie Colby

Practice Manager

Lacie received her Bachelor of Psychology and Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and reading.