Our therapists are highly trained in treating the whole person utilizing research based methods. We also prioritize the education of our patients on the fastest way to return to the activities they enjoy.
We accept all insurance plans and private pay sessions are available. While we accept all referrals from various health care providers, a referral is not required to see a physical therapist in Wisconsin. However, if your insurance company requires a referral, Point Forward can assist you in obtaining an appropriate referral to satisfy their requirements.
After graduating from Stevens Point Area Senior High in 1990, John enrolled at Marquette University where he completed both his bachelor’s in Biology and his Masters in Physical Therapy. Upon graduation in 1997, he began his career as a traveling physical therapist working all over the country in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, inpatient hospital care, inpatient rehab, and long term care. In 1999, he returned to Central Wisconsin, working as a staff physical therapist at Saint Michael’s Hospital where he would become the Coordinator of Rehab Services, for the Saint Michael’s Plover location.
In the spring of 2007, John founded Point Forward Physical Therapy Ltd. and has enjoyed growing his own physical therapy practice since. In addition to his past 20 plus years of practice, John feels his patients directly benefit from the many great experiences he has had. John has also been privileged to serve as adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and has attended continuing education courses including treatment techniques for the foot, ankle, knee, hip, low back, thoracic spine, shoulder, and elbow. For his course work focusing on lower extremity biomechanics, John is recognized as a preferred provider for the Movement Performance Institute of Los Angeles.
All of these experiences plus 20 years of practice have convinced John that treatment heavily based on the most current research is the best treatment for patients needing physical therapy. John loves the autonomy he has to train himself and his staff ensuring Point Forward provides treatment options that combine both years of experience and the latest research.
John is passionate about serving at his church and especially loves participating as a leader for youth mission trips. He also works closely with the Wisconsin High School Cycling League where he serves as a course setter for competitive mountain bike races. In his free time, John and his family enjoy camping, especially in the National Parks, biking, and all kinds of skiing.
John Jaeger MPT
Damon Kozicki, PT
Damon grew up near Wisconsin Rapids, WI and graduated from Assumption High School. He subsequently attended Marquette University’s Program in Physical Therapy, earning his Degree in 1994. After graduating from Marquette, Damon worked as an outpatient physical therapist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point for 14 years. During his time at St. Michael’s Hospital, Damon received Ministry Health Care’s Circle of Excellence Award for his work in developing a specialized program for rehabilitation of the foot and ankle. In 2009, Damon joined Point Forward Physical Therapy as an outpatient physical therapist. Throughout his career, Damon has accumulated a significant resume of continuing education. In addition to intensive study of foot and ankle rehabilitation, he has attended advanced coursework of Movement Impairment Syndromes at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also certified by the Movement Performance Institute in Los Angeles for assessment and treatment of gait, running, and lower extremity mechanics. In addition, Damon has attended advanced studies in the following areas: neck, shoulder, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, pelvis/SI joint, hip, knee, elbow, manual therapy techniques, surface EMG, modalities, clinical diagnostic imaging, temporomandibular disorders, and neuromuscular re-education. He has performed lectures for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the areas of gait and foot/ankle evaluation and treatment. Damon enjoys treating orthopedic, neuromuscular, and sports related injuries. In his free time, Damon enjoys spending time with his family, boating, biking, downhill skiing, and watching the Marquette Golden Eagles and the Wisconsin Badgers (in that order).