Our Story

Then Until Now

How We Got Started

Breathe. Physical Therapy & Wellness was founded by two PT School classmates and friends with a shared vision for a different kind of physical therapy. Molly started school with a goal of opening her own business one day, and Libby never dreamed she’d own her own business.  =They took very different paths to get there, but one hot summer afternoon in August 2016, dreams started to become reality, and Breathe. was born.

We are tremendously grateful for all of the voices in our community and support we’ve received along the way. We ask for your continued support as we begin to change the conversation about how physical therapy is delivered.  We are especially grateful to our husbands and families, without whose support this tremendous step would not be possible.  Namaste.

We Practice a holistic approach

A Different Kind of Physical Therapy

When you enter our clinic, you’ll know immediately that this is the place for you, a place unlike any other physical therapy clinic. We want you to feel all the stress and anxiety from your day melt away as soon as you walk through the door. There are no big machines or other equipment that you don’t have at home. We have private treatment rooms, and you spend the entire time one-on-one with your physical therapist. We truly listen to you, and work with you to find solutions to all your concerns. You will leave each session feeling comfortable and confident with something to work on at home.

We Practice a holistic approach

A different Kind of Physical Therapy

When you enter our clinic, you’ll know immediately that this is the place for you, a place unlike any other physical therapy clinic.  There are no big machines, or other equipment that you don’t have at home.  We want you to feel all the stress and anxiety from your day melts away as soon as you walk through the door.  We have private treatment rooms, and you spend the entire time one-on-one with your physical therapist.  We truly listen to you, and work with you to find solutions to all your concerns.  You will leave each session with something to work on at home.

The Team

Des Moines – Beaverdale

Dr. Kristen Strawhacker-Bonzer

Dr. Kristen Strawhacker-Bonzer

PT, DPT, ATC, LAT

Dr. Kelli Jarrard

Dr. Kelli Jarrard

PT, DPT

Lily Mehta Breathe Physical Therapy and Wellness

Dr. Lily Mehta

DPT, Intern

West Des Moines

Dr. Lily Gasway

Dr. Lily Gasway

PT, DPT

Dr. Liz Lahr (Swartz)

Dr. Liz Lahr

PT, DPT

Dr. Heather Alaniz

Dr. Heather Alaniz

PT, DPT

Dr. Kaylee Carroll

Dr. Kaylee Carroll

PT, DPT

Jenn Mavin

Jenn Mavin

Massage Therapist

Mikayla Maves Breathe Physical Therapy and Wellness

Dr. Mikayla Maves

DTP, Intern

Haleigh Kreber

Haleigh Kreber

LMHC

North Liberty

Dr. Mary Hausler

Dr. Mary Hausler

PT, DPT

Administration and Experience Staff

Dr. Molly Lechtenberg

Dr. Molly Lechtenberg

Owner, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Dr. Libby Trausch

Dr. Libby Trausch

Owner, PT, DPT

Reanna Spain

Reanna Spain

Director of Marketing & Relationships

Jaden Adams

Jaden Adams

Office Manager

Deborah English

Deborah English

Client Experience Representative

Alison Jensen

Alison Jensen

Client Experience Representative

Hannah Swift

Hannah Swift

Client Experience Representative

Dr. Mary Hausler

Sophi Brenneman

Client Experience Representative