Physical Therapists

Kris graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2009, with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and has been with NDHC since June of that year. He had worked as a physical therapy assistant for 5 years in Roseau, MN prior to returning to UND. He works in the outpatient, inpatient, nursing home, and home care settings focusing on a variety of treatment techniques. Kris has run the summer Sports Enhancement program for area athletes since 2018.  Kris loves to spend time being active in the outdoors, spending time exercising, golfing, fishing and hunting. He and his family live in Northwood, ND.

Kris Bilden, PT

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 Halvorson, 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 which was designed as a treatment for Parkinsons, but has been found to be highly effective with other neurological disorders.  Other practice areas include Orthopedic, Post-operative Rehab, Neuromuscular Rehab, Vestibular Rehab.  Cherron travels with the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team as one of their 2 team Physical Therapists. She lives outside of Northwood with her husband Wyatt and their 2 sons, Holden and Corbyn. Cherron's hobbies include spending time with her family and friends, working in the garden, helping Wyatt with cattle, spending time at the lake and playing softball.

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

4 North Park Street ~ Northwood, ND 58267

Tel: (701) 587-6060

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