Mayo Clinic Health System welcomes new physical therapy provider here
Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield recently welcomed a new provider to its Physical Therapy Department. Alice Fasnacht, D.P.T., began seeing patients Aug. 10 and will work full time in Springfield.
Working with a team, Fasnacht helps people of all ages who have been affected by injury, illness, birth defects, aging, surgery and developmental impairment to reduce pain and restore function. Some common conditions she provides care for include joint pain, stroke, concussion, back and neck pain, sports injuries, and joint replacements.
“I strive to help people help themselves get back to what they want to do and become more productive,” says Fasnacht. “It’s rewarding to see patients get better and do more each day.”
Fasnacht chose Springfield because the medical center location, team makeup and connection to Mayo Clinic were the right fit for her, saying, “Springfield is the perfect site. Everyone has been so welcoming — it’s kind of like an extended family. Plus, I enjoy seeing a variety of patients, both those staying in the hospital and those who have appointments on an outpatient basis.”
Fasnacht, who grew up in Mankato, received her doctorate of physical therapy from St. Catherine University in Minneapolis. She is certified by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy.
“Alice brings additional elements of expertise, passion and drive to the physical therapy team,” says Scott Thoreson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield administrator. “We’re excited to be able to offer excellent care to our patients right here in Springfield, which means less travel and better quality of life.”