Physical Therapists

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Kris graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2009, with his Doctor of
Physical Therapy degree and began working at NDHC in June of 2009. He
assumed the position of Rehab Manager in March of 2021. He has previously
worked in the outpatient, inpatient, nursing home, cardiac rehab and home care
settings focusing on a variety of treatment techniques, additionally having run the
summer Sports Enhancement program at Northwood Public School. Kris loves
to spend time being active in the outdoors, spending time exercising, hiking,
canoeing, golfing, fishing and hunting. He and his family live in Northwood, ND.

Kris Bilden, PT

Manager of Rehab Department

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Lynette graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. She has been employed by NDHC for the past 26 years

Lynette is our primary therapist for Home Health and Cardiac rehab.Over the years she has worked in a variety of settings including pediatrics, hand therapy, rehab, acute hospital, and outpatient treatment. 

Lynette lives rural Thompson with her husband John. They have 3 daughters. Lynette’s hobbies include gardening and yard work, reading, crafting, college hockey and spending time with family and friends.

Lynette Northagen, PT


Craig Snyder is a Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer. Craig graduated from Larimore High School and attended the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, graduating with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2003. He worked in Ortonville, MN for 5 years then accepted a job at NDHC in 2008. Craig enjoys a hands-on approach to therapy with an emphasis on gentle manual therapy treatments, including Strain/Counterstrain, Myofascial Release and Muscle Energy Techniques.  

     Craig Synder, PT


Cathy graduated from University of Mary with a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2003. She worked in Ortonville, MN for 5 years with adults and children then joined the NDHC team in 2008. Cathy works primarily in outpatient pediatric therapy with children of all ages. She is Certified in evaluation and treatment of Sensory Integration Disorders in addition to her work with children with multiple diagnoses, including developmental delays, neurological and orthopedic conditions. She lives in Northwood with her husband and 5 boys and enjoys spending time with her family, scrapbooking and photography.

Cathy Synder, PT


Cherron graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Doctorate of
Physical Therapy in 2005. After graduation she practiced in the Twin Cities for 5
years at Sister Kenny Rehab and for a rural Fairview outpatient clinic. In 2010,
Cherron moved with her family to Northwood where she practiced for 3 years at
Sanford Mayville then transitioned to NDHC January 2013. Cherron is Certified in
LSVT-BIG and Graston Instrument Assisted Mobilizations. LSVT-BIG is a
specialized treatment for Parkinson’s and has also been found to be highly
effective with other neurological disorders.  Other areas of practice include
Orthopedic, Post-operative, Neuromuscular and Vestibular Rehab.  Cherron lives
in rural Northwood with her husband and 2 sons. She stays busy following her
children as they participate in Hockey, Football and Baseball. Any other spare
time is spent at the lake with family & friends and working in her garden.

Cherron Halvorson, PT

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Craig graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1996 with a Masters of Physical Therapy.  He has worked in a variety of settings for the last 25 years.  He has experience in Neuro Rehab, Sports Medicine, Acute Care, Post-Surgical Rehab, Foot and Ankle Rehab, Vestibular and General Orthopedic Therapy.  He enjoys many manual therapy treatment techniques in his treatment of patients.  In his free time, he loves outdoor activities including hiking, running, backpacking, golfing, and biking.  He also officiates high school and college sports.  He especially enjoys adventures with his new wife and visiting his two grown sons.

Craig Hahn, MPT

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Sydney graduated from Northland Community & Technical College with an A.A.S. degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in May of 2016. She worked as a PTA with individuals with developmental disabilities for Soundly Speaking Therapy Services in Rockwall, Texas until July of 2017. She then moved back to Grand Forks and has been with the NDHC Rehab team since. Sydney has specialized training in Kinesiotaping and Instrument assisted soft tissue techniques which she uses in the outpatient, inpatient, nursing home and home health settings.  Sydney enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, exercising, practicing yoga, and playing games.

Sydney Buckle, PTA