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.

MichelleMichelle 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-CEmily, 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.

Sara, R.EEG.TSara, 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.

Benjamin, LAT, ATCBenjamin, 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.

ShaunnaShaunna Erickson

Shaunna grew up in Cresco, a small town located in Northeast Iowa, where she graduated from Crestwood High School. She then attended the University of Iowa, where she obtained her BA in Exercise Science on a pre-occupational therapy track. Shaunna aspires to continue onto graduate school to obtain her doctorate in occupational therapy and as of now, she wants to gain more experience and enjoy her time working in the different realms of rehabilitation.

Shaunna has a background in the healthcare field where she has worked in the Decedent Care Center at UIHC as a Student Mortician and as a CNA in a nursing home located in Northeast Iowa. Her inspiration for helping others comes from her family, specifically her little sister who has taught her the importance of patience and understanding.

In her free time, Shaunna loves to stay active; whether it’s weightlifting, HIIT training, biking, hiking, and/or running. She is also very experienced in rollerblading. She enjoys quality time with her family, friends, and can’t forget her ‘puppies’ at home!