Current Clinic Manager Dr. Kristie Boll will be transferring to the Rock Valley Physical Therapy office in Davenport, Iowa, in October, and Dr. Brooke Russell will be the new clinic manager of the office at 321 Washington St. Both women will be shortening their commute time with closer-to-home locations – Brooke lives in Fenton with her spouse and two kids, and Kristie lives in Bettendorf, Iowa, with her husband and two kids.
Russell, who grew up in Erie, is excited to start practicing in Prophetstown and working alongside Brenda Dessing in the front office and Monica Holliday, physical therapy assistant. Russell received her doctorate in physical therapy from St. Ambrose University of Davenport, Iowa, in 2014 and worked in a private outpatient clinic for two years before transferring to Jackson County Regional Health Center (JCRHC), a critical access hospital in Maquoketa, Iowa. She’s been at JCRHC for the past seven years and primarily works in outpatient care, though she also treats hospital patients with inpatient and skilled care. She has a certification in manual therapy from St. Ambrose and is certified in Graston Technique, a type of instrument-aided massage.
Russell joins a network of 24 RVPT clinics in the Quad Cities and Clinton regions, adding to the skillsets, knowledge and compassion to help patients achieve their goals. They offer a range of physical therapy treatment services related to occupational and hand therapy, pediatric, health and wellness, and sports injuries. Therapy specialties include temporomandibular joint (TMJ), vestibular, dry needling, concussion, pelvic floor and Parkinson’s.
For Boll, the goodbyes are the hardest as she bids farewell to the community in which she’s practiced for more than a decade. “I’ll miss the small-town atmosphere and all the patients whom I have grown to know and love,” she said. “I will also miss the beautiful sunrises over the open green fields that I was blessed to see on my drive every day.” She penned a following letter for her Prophetstown area patients, which reads in part:
Dear E-P Nation:
Thank you, thank you, thank you. From the bottom of my heart, I cannot tell you the impact you have had on my life personally and professionally the past 11 and a half years.
You are an amazing community on so many fronts. It has been my pleasure to have had the chance to “Make Better Lives’’ in such a kind, caring and compassionate environment.
I have truly enjoyed taking care of your physical therapy needs and will miss each and every one of you.
From the “Just stopping in to say hello,’’ to the “Kristie – what do you think about?’’ It has been an amazing and rewarding experience getting to know such a wonderful community. I am honored and touched that you have trusted me for your care. I look forward to being closer to my Bettendorf home and treating those in the community that I live.
Remember…This is not goodbye. Not by any stretch. It’s simply: “See you later.’’
I ask that you welcome and embrace our new clinic manager, Brooke Russell, the same way you welcomed and cared for me all these years.
Brooke truly is one of your own, born and raised in Erie. She is excited to join the Rock Valley team in Prophetstown and welcomes the opportunity to provide excellent patient care to the people of an area she knows and loves so much.
With care and respect,
Dr. Kristie Boll, PT, DPT, OCS
Rock Valley Physical Therapy has 24 locations in eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois.
To learn more about Rock Valley Physical Therapy, a no-referral-needed, therapist-owned organization, visit rockvalleypt.com.
By Sarah Ford, AP Staff Writer