About our Practice and Staff

About our Practice and Staff

Living Well Therapy therapists will partner with you to ensure you receive appropriate care from the correct therapist who will provide the quickest and most complete recovery.

We are committed to clear, thorough communication to ensure that we understand your concerns. We work with your physician and other healthcare providers to ensure they have input into your care and receive information about your progress.

Our staff is experienced in working with a wide variety of injuries, post-surgical conditions, and medical diagnosis. We will provide you with education about your condition to give you the tools to take charge of your recovery. If you are dealing with an injury that is keeping you from work or your favorite activities, are recovering from a surgery or sports injury, or have aches and pain from a car accident, our goal is to help you return to a condition of well-being. If your goal is full function and wellness we can assist you.

Staff

Patrick Oltmanns

M.A., P.T., Owner Living Well Therapy

I graduated from The College of St. Scholastica in 1997 with my master’s degree in physical therapy. In working to receive my degree I received specialized manual therapy training for back and neck pain. I have since continued with specialized manual therapy training in the areas of spinal manipulation, therapeutic massage, myofacial release, exercise prescription, biomechanical analysis, kinesiology taping and dry needling. I enjoy working with runners, traditional athletes and weekend worriers of all kinds. I am passionate about helping people not only return to activities they love after injury but also working with people to ensure they have the strength, flexibility and appropriate movement patterns to avoid injury in the first place.

In addition to working with an athletic and working population, I also have experience working with the older adult in restoring balance, strength, improving mobility and reducing or eliminating pain.

I worked for 17 years in outpatient clinics and short-term rehabilitation facilities before opening Living Well Therapy in Duluth in 2014. 2 years later in 2016 I opened Living Well Therapy – Floodwood. I am proud of the talented staff that has come together to provide therapy services to the Duluth and Floodwood communities.

My wife Stacy and I have two children. Our son Niklas is studying business and playing volleyball at Mckendree University outside of St. Louis. Our daughter Ayla is also a volleyball player and attends high school at Duluth East. I enjoy coaching and playing volleyball. I spent many years competing in triathlon at sprint, Olympic and half-iron man distances. I enjoy mountain biking, hiking and camping.

Maty Erie

Physical Therapy Assistant

I am a Physical Therapist Assistant at Living Well Therapy. I graduated from Lake Superior College and have been a licensed physical therapist assistant since 2019. I spend time at both our Duluth and Floodwood clinics, as well as working with our home care clients. One of the things I love about working in physical therapy is helping people find the motivation and drive they need to return to doing the activities they love and returning to living their lives without pain.

I enjoy providing therapeutic massage and myofacial release to help reduce pain and restore proper movement. I also help people develop exercise routines to improve their strength and flexibility, I love helping people recover from surgery and treating neuro-based diagnoses. Recently I have had the honor of hosting fall prevention classes to include balance and strengthening. I am a Graston Technique (GT) Provider, a specialized form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). I find joy in working with a variety of age groups from young adults to the geriatric population.

Originally, I am from Austin, a small town in southern MN, also known as Spam town! I moved to Duluth in 2017, and with winter being my favorite season, I have not had the heart to leave a city that has SNOW much to offer. Outside of work, I am often adventuring with my large labradoodle, Bentley, on the water enjoying water sports during the summer or enjoying the trails in the winter. I look forward to sharing and expanding my skills within our clinics by helping you find a routine that leads to a healthier and happier lifestyle.