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Meet Our Therapists

Kathleen Boyle, OT
Kathleen Boyle, OT

Kathleen has practiced Occupational Therapy for over 25 years. She has attended numerous post graduate education/training courses through Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA and through the American Society of Hand Therapists. Kathy specializes in the treatment of acute and post-surgical hand, wrist and elbow injuries. She is certified in modality utilization. Kathy has taken the Matheson System certification training for Functional Capacity Evaluations and performs ergonomic assessments for pre- and post-injury needs.

Kathleen is a native of North Dakota, but has made the Black Hills her home for the past 23 years. She is a wife and mother enjoying family time, quilting, reading, and the arts.


Shannon Kirsch, PT, DPT
Shannon Kirsch, PT, DPT

Shannon obtained her degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University. Shannon has over 20 years experience treating orthopedic and neurological conditions. She specializes in women’s health physical therapy including treatment of pregnancy related pain, bowel/bladder dysfunction, and post surgical rehabilitation.

Shannon is originally from Minot, ND but has lived in the Rapid City for over 20 years. In her spare time she enjoys camping, running, cooking and spending time with her three children, Madison, Kennedy and Ryder.


Karl Kirsch, PT, DPT
Karl Kirsch, PT, DPT

Karl received his physical therapy degree from the University of North Dakota and his Doctorate from Des Moines University. He received specialty certification in manual therapy for the spine from the McKenzie Institute in Syracuse, NY. He has additional extensive training in manual therapy from Evidence in Motion. Karl enjoys keeping up on research and making sure our clinic is providing the most up to date evidence-based treatment. He has over 20 years experience treating neck, back and orthopedic injuries.

Karl grew up in the Badlands and enjoys hunting, camping, and following the sporting activities of his three kids.


Kelly Chocholousek, PT
Kelly Chocholousek, PT

Kelly graduated from Iowa State University and received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of South Dakota. She has completed advanced training in the areas of geriatric physical therapy as well as spinal stabilization, myofascial release, and osteoporosis. Kelly is also skilled in IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization). She enjoys working with patients of all ages with a variety of physical therapy needs.

Kelly was born in Iowa, but grew up in Rapid City and graduated from Stevens High School. Kelly is married with 2 young children, and enjoys spending as much time with them as possible. They love having the Black Hills as their “playground.” She also greatly enjoys golfing, cooking, gardening, teaching spinning/cycling class, and following Iowa State college football and basketball.


Trudy Haiar, PTA
Jenni Murray, PT

Jenni received her degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota in 1996. Since then, she has specialized in treating cardio-pulmonary conditions, dizziness and imbalance, lymphedema, and myofascial injuries and disorders. She has extensive experience treating a vast array of orthopedic and neurological conditions and in post-surgical and geriatric rehabilitation as well. Jenni loves working with her patients to form a comprehensive treatment plan to restore them to the highest quality of life possible.

Jenni was raised in Rapid City, and in her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and friends. She enjoys hiking, 4-wheeling, hunting and anything else that allows her to spend time in our beautiful Black Hills.


Trudy Haiar, PTA
Trudy Haiar, PTA

Trudy Haiar received her Associate of Applied Science degree from Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, SD. She has pursued additional education in the areas of orthopedic injuries and rehab, geriatrics and pediatrics. In addition, she is an APTA certified Clinical Instructor and enjoys participating in the education of students in our growing profession.

Trudy is originally from Madison, SD and is married and has 3 grown children. She loves to spend time with her family and especially her new granddaughter.