Meet the Team

Muscle & Joint

Physical Therapy


Matt Johnson

Dr. Johnson earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2009 following undergraduate work in Exercise Science. He continued post-doctoral education by completing an orthopedic residency and obtaining specialty certification through the national PT board, a designation fewer than 8% of physical therapists in the US hold. He has completed advanced training programs in manual therapy and trigger point dry needling, achieving certifications in both. In 2017, he was recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy; 1 of 80 in Illinois. Dr. Johnson has vast experience in treating people with neck pain, back pain, headaches, shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain, and foot pain. This includes sports injuries, post- surgical rehab, and wear-and-tear type pain. He has worked with adults of all ages and fitness levels; from weekend warriors to collegiate and professional athletes. A large portion of his patient population includes endurance athletes and marathon runners. He also enjoys working with golfers and fitness enthusiasts such as CrossFit athletes. He holds certifications through the Titleist Performance Institute and Institute of Clinical Excellence to treat this population. If you have muscle or joint pain, he can help you. He realizes each individual is unique and therefore has particular needs and goals in mind. He chose continued education and training to be able to address these unique needs. Dr. Johnson is passionate about his profession and the opportunity to help people achieve their goals through the ever-changing field of healthcare. He is dedicated to life-long learning and believes he can provide the BEST care for his patients by blending the art & evidence of physical therapy.
practice manager

Karolina Ceremon

Karolina graduated from The University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with an undergrad in Community Health in 2019. Accompanying her bachelor’s degree, she earned concentrations in Health Education and Promotion as well as Health Administration. She’s worked in the healthcare field for over 5 years.

Prior to joining healthcare, she worked in customer service, which taught her to thrive on client satisfaction. She’s always had a passion for helping people, but her experience and education helped her develop dedication to promoting health and wellness to patients.

Physical therapist

Alexandra Rudenga


Dr. Rudenga was born and raised in Northwest Indiana. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Indiana University Northwest after which she went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Trine University in Fort Wayne, IN. Alex has a passion for providing education and treatment to athletes and individuals of all levels in order to decrease the overall instances of repetitive injuries to their bodies. She is passionate about getting people back to the things they love and helping them live their lives unhindered by pain. Her special interests are in manual therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, sports injury prevention, and neurodynamics. She is an ACE Certified Running Gait Analyst and has additional certifications in Dry Needling, Blood Flow Restriction Training and Functional Movement Taping.

Alexandra Rudenga