Meet the sports medicine team
Our team consists of specialists who work together in a true multidisciplinary approach. Each of our providers is trained in the ImPACT programs specific to their profession.
Joe Dietzler, MD
“I am personally dedicated to keeping athletes healthy and assisting in their recovery from sports-related injuries, including concussions. Previous injuries as an athlete guided me to my career as a physician caring for athletes of all types and ages. Supporting and helping people return to their activities is a highly rewarding aspect of my job, and concussion management is an important component of this care. I recognize the value of thorough, comprehensive concussion management in my patient’s recovery and return to activity.”
Steph Fall, MPH, LAT, ATC, PES
Sports Medicine Coordinator, Licensed Athletic Trainer
“Concussion management is an art of nuances, and I highly enjoy our multidisciplinary team approach as it provides opportunity to thoroughly address the nuances of concussion management as information continues to evolve. Concussions greatly impact a patient’s daily life, and I value providing not only effective treatment strategies for quick recovery, but also the support and understanding necessary with concussions. My passion for comprehensive concussion management was ignited in 2010, and evolved over the next 6 years as a licensed athletic trainer in the high school setting. I am truly grateful for the field experience I acquired, and am ecstatic to provide this comprehensive service to our surrounding communities.”
Brian Lease, PT
“As knowledge about concussions increases, I understand how important it is to manage concussions appropriately. I am quite involved in youth athletics and feel that in order to keep the kids safe, it is important to understand the recovery process. It is also a very fast-changing area in the medical world (in terms of research and recovery process), and I find the transition from a ‘wait-and-see’ approach to the active rehab model that is now recommended to be an exciting change for rehab.”
Erin Timm, DPT, OTR
Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist
“Concussions are a constantly evolving and growing field in the medical world. I enjoy the challenges and fast pace of being involved in a developing field. Each client brings their own story and I learn from each individual I interact with whether it be the person receiving treatment or their supporting cast. Restoring an individual’s optimal functioning in the present and future is what drives my treatment as part of our multi-disciplinary team.”
Sean Wasshausen, MA, LAT, CSCS
I wanted to work in a profession where I could aid in other athletes’ enjoyment and safety of sports. I had the opportunity to meet and work with many skilled athletic trainers, physical therapists and doctors who made a positive impact on my decision to work within sports medicine.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. I earned my Master’s degree in Exercise Science at Fresno State University in Fresno, CA. While there, I worked with the baseball and football teams. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, which enhances my abilities to work with athletes not only in rehabilitation, but prevention by enhancing their strength and conditioning programs.
To learn more about our partnership with the New Richmond High School, visit:
High School Sports Medicine Program