Physical Therapy Education

Offering quality educational opportunities to practicing clinicians in the area of musculoskeletal physical therapy and rehabilitation.


SPTE prides itself on developing clinical partners to improve access to Orthopaedic Residency Education and Continuing Education in the greater Midwest area. Our multi-site program assists independent clinics and facilities in creating a traditional style residency program for continued staff development and engagement for optimal patient-centered care.

Practicing clinicians

SPTE offers several different educational opportunities including:

clinic partners

SPTE offers several different opportunities for partnership:


Our mission

Provide accessible high-quality neuromusculoskeletal education to clinicians in the area of therapeutic rehabilitation and movement. 

Our vision

Advance Physical Therapist’s and other health professional’s post-professional development to become providers of choice in neuromusculoskeletal medicine.

Our History

In 2011, Dr. Paul Reuteman and Dr. Matt Haberl  set out to increase access to quality education services for Physical Therapists and other health providers. Together the two have a combined 40+ years of clinical and educational experience in Physical Therapy. Dr. Reuteman and Dr. Haberl recognized a continual challenge for Physical Therapists to maintain minimal education requirements to maintain licensure as well as the significant shortage of Physical Therapy residency programs across the nation. Since 2011, SPTE has developed partnerships across Wisconsin and into Iowa creating greater access to quality orthopaedic residency training and continuing education. Check out our growing number of clinical partnersfaculty, and resident graduates!


"SPTE truly helped to build my confidence as a therapist.  In particular, the 1-on-1 mentorship during patient care and our weekend courses were instrumental in preparing me for the exam and helping me to grow as a clinician.  Thank you so much to Paul and Matt for all your help, and thank you especially to my clinical mentor Katie Crowley for your guidance throughout the year!"


-Sam W. PT, DPT, Orthopeadic Clinical Specialist

Upcoming Courses

  • LEVEL 2- Dry Needling for the UPPER Quadrant
    Oct 22, 7:40 AM CDT – Oct 23, 2:30 PM CDT
    Health In Motion, 930 South 17th Ave Wausau, WI 54401
    Progress your skills with the application of Dry Needling through this case- based treatment of muscles of the upper extremity and cervicothoracic spine.
  • Tailoring Treatment of Cervical Pain to the Patient:  Integration of Patient Education, Manual Therapy and Motor Control
    Nov 04, 4:00 PM CDT – Nov 05, 4:00 PM CDT
    Dynamic Performance and Therapy, 1500 Green Bay Street La Crosse, WI 54601
    Not all neck pain is the same... come join us as we tease out what types of patients benefit from different therapeutic interventions!
  • Level 2: Expert Level Dry Needling for the Lower Quadrant
    Nov 12, 8:00 AM – Nov 13, 2:30 PM
    Southwest Health, 1400 Eastside Rd, Platteville, WI 53818, USA
    Progress your skills with the application of Dry Needling through this case- based treatment of muscles of the lower extremity and lumbo-pelvic region! Become an expert in your dry needling skills!