You have a choice where to go for physical therapy. #Choose Sport and Spine.

Specializing in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Founded in 1988, Sport & Spine Physical Therapy is an outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation practice that specializes in orthopedic and sports injuries.

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in a friendly and encouraging environment. In each of our clinics we offer a team approach so you can receive the best treatment possible. Our team-mates consist of licensed Physical & Occupational Therapists, Certified Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapy Assistants.

We understand many patients have a need for braces and splints. Therefore, we have a DME license. This allows us to create custom or use off-the-shelf braces and foot orthotics for a complete recovery.

We enjoy being an active part in our community. Sport & Spine has provided physical therapy services to local high schools for the past 20 years. We are also associated with other physical therapy practices in the surrounding areas including: Merrill, Auburndale, Medford and Wittenberg.

We accept most insurance including Medicare and Worker’s Comp.

Sport & Spine Physical Therapy Services

We provide initial evaluations within 24- 48 hours with flexible scheduling. Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.

Our Team!

Luke Wirkus
Luke Wirkus

Luke Wirkus, DPT

Clinic Director/Partner Specializes in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

About Luke

Bachelor of Kinesiology with an emphasis in strength and conditioning at UW Oshkosh, 2011

Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Concordia University, 2015

Residency of Physical Therapy at Concordia University, 2016

Areas of Interest

Sports injuries & performance

Orthopedic injuries

Back pain (cervical and lumbar)

Fun Facts

Luke enjoys spending time with his two children and his girlfriend Ashley. He spends a lot of time outdoors hunting, fishing, wakeboarding, snowmobiling, and exercising.

Kris Bundy
Kris Bundy

Kris Bundy, Medical Receptionist

Specializes in Scheduling, Insurance, Referrals

About Kris

Business Management Degree from UW-Green Bay and Nicolet Technical College

Fun Facts

Kris enjoys time with her husband, John, and their four dogs: Ava, Lucy, Scarlet, and Brooklyn. When her son, Colton, is home from school, family moments are treasured. Gardening brings peace, and she happily spends time fishing, regardless of the catch. Whether traveling to La Crosse or the mountains out West, she finds joy in exploration. Movie nights with her furry companions are a favorite, and family laughter is invaluable. As an Independent Consultant for Thirty-One, she loves sharing their fantastic products in and out of the clinic!

Diane Fortek
Diane Fortek

Diane Fortek, PTA

Specializes in post-surgical knee care.

About Diane

Associate Degree in Health Science at La Crosse Technical College, 2012

Areas of Interest

General physical therapy

Post-surgical knee care

Fun Facts

Diane enjoys spending time with her husband Adam, their two young boys, and their German Shepherd, Azazel. She enjoys family activities, running, exploring new destinations, and actively participating in community events.


For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.

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For Additional Questions Please Contact Us

Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.

We operate in a direct access state where, if your insurance plan authorizes self-referral to physical therapy, a physician referral is not necessary for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. Please check with your insurance though as many health insurance plans require a physician’s referral for therapy to be covered. We also offer treatments, services or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.

We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.

As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.

Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.

– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.

Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.

We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.

Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.

Please feel free to call your physical therapist if you ever have any questions regarding your treatment or your home exercises.

The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.

Join Our Team!

Sport and Spine Clinic is a group of outpatient physical therapy clinics that have served central Wisconsin and the surrounding communities for over 30 years.  Our clinics are committed to delivering the highest quality one-on-one care to our patients.  We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer care to our patients and referring providers from initial evaluation through complete recovery.  Ideal candidates must be enthusiastic, have excellent interpersonal skills, and be willing to work in a team environment.  If this opportunity is for you, please submit resumes to or phone 715-359-2500.

Position: Physical Therapist

Location: Edgar, Wisconsin
Minimum Experience: 1+ Years; New/Recent grads Welcomed and Encouraged
Employment Type: Full-Time

We Are Seeking:

Sport & Spine Clinic has an immediate opportunity for a Physical Therapist. As a Physical Therapist, you will be providing outstanding one-on-one patient care. You will ensure that all APTA standards, policies, and procedures are followed.

Company Perks:

  • Competitive hourly pay
  • Excellent benefits package, including 401k, health, dental, PTO & more!
  • Continuing Education
  • Opportunities for professional development and specialization
  • Family-friendly work environment
  • Investment from a company that wants you to succeed and thrive

Position Requirements:

  • Graduate from a CAPTE accredited Physical Therapy Program
  • 1+ years of experience; New/Recent grads are welcomed and encouraged to apply
  • The current state of Wisconsin license and CPR certification
  • Previous outpatient orthopedic clinic experience
  • Exercise and Manual based skills, Medicare compliance responsibilities, and Sports Rehab
  • Outgoing and energetic personality

About Sport & Spine Clinic:

Established in 1988, Sport & Spine Clinic is an outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation practice located that specializes in orthopedics and sports injuries.  We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in a friendly and encouraging environment.  Our treatment is based on state-of-the-art medical technology along with hands-on care. Our proven manual treatment techniques combined with modern equipment yield optimal results. We have proudly served the community for almost 20 years.  Join our team and come grow with us!

Provides sideline and school training room coverage for the evaluation of acute and subacute injuries. Assists with direct patient clinical care under the supervision of a physical therapist.

Administers physical therapy care as planned and directed by a physical therapist

Responsible for daily front desk tasks of a medical office including answering phones, patient registration, scheduling, insurance verification, and filing.

Responsible for the billing and collection of all patient accounts

Responsible for the promotion of the clinical practice to referring providers and the general public through various forms of media and face to face contact.

Assumes the administrative and clinical responsibilities for the planning, organizing, directing and evaluation of all clinical services rendered by an outpatient physical therapy clinic. In addition to seeing a full caseload of patients, additional duties will include: assisting with staff hiring, scheduling of staff and clinical hours, staff reviews, maintaining company compliance procedures, attending monthly meetings, and participating in company marketing.

Supervision and management of all front office staff and operations.  Additional duties include staff hiring, scheduling, staff reviews, attending monthly meetings, and cooperation with clinic directors to maintain corporate compliance.


I am going to miss therapy. It was a very good experience and I am going to miss everybody there.

Edgar Location

This is my second “trip” and I’d make Sport and Spine my physical therapy clinic of choice. I have referred patients to Edgar due to the phenomenal care and staff.

MT, Edgar Location

Very friendly staff – they care about the person. They work hard to ensure you are “fixed” and provide everything you need to go home and stay healthy.


The staff was extremely knowledgeable, very courteous, and they all had a great sense of humor. The receptionist always made you feel like she was welcoming you home when you walked in the door. Therapy was made to fun. I didn’t want my time to end!


In March I had a total knee replacement. Jeremy and Deb work as a great team. They kept me motivated so that I had full range of motion in 6 weeks. I actually looked forward to going to therapy because I felt a tremendous improvement after every session. I highly recommend the team of Jeremy & Deb to anyone needing therapy.

TR, Edgar Location

Eight months ago, I was in a work accident and broke and degloved my leg. With this, I lost a lot of tissue and all my muscle strength. Before the accident, I was a runner and I told my therapist I wanted to at least bike again. When June came along I was well over biking and made a goal to run the Athens 5K. As the summer moved on I started doing all the things I love to do like, tubing, water skiing, and bowling. I got to enjoy my summer more then what I thought I would back when I was in the hospital. By August, I was able to go back being on my Volunteer Fire Department in Athens. At the Athens 5K, I did way over my goal at 40 minutes and finished in 30 minutes and 15 seconds. I'm not done healing yet and can't wait to see how I will keep improving on my running.

Edgar Clinic location.

Picked you by reference. However, you did such a wonderful job. Will recommend you to everybody


My doctor recommended you, we were so glad he did. you all were great! 

J and V B

I have been to sport & Spine several times. Each time I have been helped immediately.


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