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Meet Our Team

Progressive Rehabilitation Medicine has a team of highly qualified medical professionals and support staff who work together to meet our patients’ needs and provide excellent care.

Michelle Heidt

Office Manager

Michelle has worked in healthcare for over 16 years and has been the Office Manager for Progressive Rehabilitation Medicine since 2008. She was born and raised in Cedar Rapids.

Michelle is certified in non-surgical spinal decompression and laser therapies and is very passionate about her career. She loves helping people and the most rewarding part about working with patients is the outcome they experience at the clinic. She enjoys spending each day making a difference in the lives of others, whether it is greeting them, helping assist them with a treatment, or working behind the scenes making sure the facility is run smoothly. Each day is rewarding.

Michelle is a mother of 3, and she loves to watch each of them with their life adventures and spending time with family and friends. She loves to be outside in the summer months spending time in the sun.

Emily, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Emily obtained her RN-BSN from the University of Iowa in 2013 and then a dual Masters degree in Nursing from Allen College in Community and Public health and Family Nurse Practitioner in 2017. She worked as an RN on an inpatient step-down unit for five years.

She has been involved in healthcare for the majority of her life but her interest sparked when she attended her first EMT course in 2004 while living in New Mexico. She is passionate about motivating patients to reach their individual goals. What you can achieve is amazing when you are inspired to do so.

In her home life, she has a husband; Kris, and three children who keep her very busy. Together they enjoy traveling, camping, white water kayaking/SUPing, running and generally being in nature whenever possible.

Megan, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant/Medical Assistant.

Megan has an Associates in Applied Science and Bachelors in Psychology.

She grew up around the medical field with her Paramedic Father. She took part in several ride times with him, sparking her interests in the medical field.

Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being with her dogs and working in the yard.

Sara, R.EEG.T

Sara grew up in Iowa City, graduating from Iowa City, City High in 2002. She then went on to study Electroneurodiagnostics through Kirkwood community college and UIHC.  Sara has spent her last 10 years living in Cedar Rapids working as a neurodiagnostics tech in the Cedar Rapids area.

In her home life, she enjoys spending her free time outdoors playing at the dog park, camping or kayaking. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Patrick and 2 boxers Zeus & Odin.

Colin Salz, PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant

Colin obtained his Associate of Applied Science at North Iowa Area Community College and began his career in the medical field as a Physical Therapist Assistant working with Unity Point Health Allen Hospital and Synergy Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. He is currently continuing his education through Waldorf University to obtain his Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Management.

Interest in the healthcare field started very early in his life. He enjoys watching patients progress and reach their goals while making a positive impact on each and every one of them. Helping patients improve their quality of life and motivate them every day is why he loves working in health care.

On his free time he enjoys snowboarding, snowmobiling, golfing, fishing, and spending time with friends and family.

Benjamin, LAT, ATC

Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer

Ben grew up and attended school in California where he attained his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, He practiced sports medicine in the collegiate and secondary school settings for 5 years before he moved to Iowa in 2017.  Since making the “best move of his life” he has worked for Mercy Medical and PCI to provide Athletic Training coverage around Cedar Rapids.  Now he is happy to work in the clinical setting to provide a dynamic structure to therapy at Progressive Rehabilitation Medicine. Ben’s daily goal is always to try to make patients leave rehabilitation feeling better than when they arrived.

Other than helping patients; Ben enjoys spending time with his wife, doing church activities, hopes to start a family soon, and likes playing video games in his free time.