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Angela is a physical therapist with over 20 years of experience in the outpatient orthopedic physical therapy setting. She has worked with people ranging in age from 2 months to 96 years of age and with a wide variety diagnoses.


She is the only Neufit Method certified physical therapist in Iowa, an Astym certified provider, a Certified Manual Physical Therapist through NAIOMPT (North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists), a certified Pose Method Running specialist, a Certification in Applied Functional Science and 3D MAPS, and well trained in ACL and hip rehabilitation and Dry needling certified as FDN1.  She is able to fit custom foot orthotics, perform manipulation of the spine and joints, and works with children with torticollis.


She works with many local athletes for sports rehabilitation and specifically runners, softball/baseball players, volleyball, soccer players, dancers, and Junior Olympic gymnasts, tennis players and may other club sport athletes. Her goal: to help them achieve their goals/dreams.

When not running her business & taking care of patients, she loves spending time with her husband Mike, three kids: Dayna, Brooke and Maxon.  She also loves being outside, traveling and working out. 

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Claire Lee-Evans, PT, DPT, MS

Claire is a licensed physical therapist who spent the past year practicing in Oregon and is excited to be
back in Iowa. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fitness Management from Wartburg College, her
Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition from South Dakota State University, and her
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University.


Claire enjoys working with a variety of
individuals through their rehabilitation process, and creates a unique and individualistic approach to
help patients restore their function.


Claire loves to travel and spent time living in Australia where she had a personal training business prior
to attending DMU. Claire has an extensive background in strength and conditioning and loves to work
with athletes, especially weight lifters and tennis players. When she is not treating patients, Claire loves
to run, lift weights, travel, and spend time with her wife and son.


Champions Recovery Room and Physical Therapy believes everyone is a champion in their own- even if you’re not an athlete! From acute athletic, recreational, or work related injuries to chronic nagging and annoying pains, Champions offers ways to help you recover and get you back to the activities you love. Our vision is to consistently deliver expert and individualized care to you, or your family member, by making sure your health is always the top priority. We pride ourselves on creating strong relationships with each and every one of our clients. Through variety of services such as physical therapy, the recovery room, and our new wellness programs, we strive to keep you active and healthy while working on getting you back to the champion you were meant to be.