WPI Staff

Carter Hoffman PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Carter Hoffman is a physical therapist and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Carter’s doctoral-level training in the human movement system and additional strength and conditioning training helps him apply principles of human anatomy, kinesiology, human performance, and throwing/hitting mechanics to effect change.

Carter has worked with baseball players of all ages and skill levels, including members of the Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, and Kansas City Royals organizations.

By addressing underlying impairments that contribute to performance deficits and arm stress, some of Carter’s athletes have been able to go from recovering from Tommy John surgery to throwing a no-hitter within one calendar year.

Carter Hoffman PT, DPT, CSCS

Carter Hoffman
  • Physical Therapist
  • Wisconsin Performance Institute Director
  • VELO Program Team Lead
  • ACL-PRO Specialist
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Jesse Espe PT, DPT, CSCS, C-PS

Jesse Espe
  • Physical Therapist
  • Wisconsin Performance Institute Specialist
  • ACL-PRO Team Lead
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified Performance Specialist

Jesse Espe PT, DPT, CSCS, C-PS

Dr. Jesse Espe is a physical therapist, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Certified Performance Specialist with experience in injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance training.

Jesse received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Western Kentucky University after doing undergraduate work at Edgewood College, where he played basketball for four years.

Jesse’s post-doctoral studies include work in manual therapy, blood-flow restriction training, dry-needling, muscle activation, movement and mobility training, strength and conditioning, ACL rehabilitation, pain neuroscience, and performance therapy.

Jesse’s specialty is using industry-leading technology to customize exercise programs for high-school, college, Olympic, and pro-level athletes – and workaday athletes like you.

He has served as a performance physical therapist for CrossFit athletes, team physical therapist for Benedictine University Women’s Basketball, and as the Team Lead for WPI’s ACL-PRO program.

Outside of work, Jesse enjoys spending time sharing his love of sports and the outdoors with his wife Dani, their two sons Liam and Jackson, and dog Freya.

Ryan Klapper PT, DPT

Dr. Ryan Klapper is a physical therapist and Titleist Performance Institute-certified professional with more than a decade of experience caddying for pros, working PGA tour events (including the 2015 PGA Championship and 2020 Ryder Cup), and working with professional golfers as a physical therapist.

A standout football player and golfer at Carroll University, and still an avid golfer, Ryan has worked with injured golfers as well as those looking to improve their play, from beginners to professionals.

Ryan is focused on reducing your pain and taking your golf performance to the next level – whether that means being able to keep playing pain-free or increasing overall power, performance and consistency.

Ryan focuses on eliminating limitations through golf-specific performance examinations and individualized programs and treatments. He emphasizes movement quality and control to optimize golfers’ swings for their bodies.

He likes to educate patients on what he’s working on, why he’s working on it, and how they can improve and get back on the golf course as soon as possible. Ryan’s patients often see improvements in distance, accuracy and consistency, as well as decreased pain and improved scores.

Ryan Klapper PT, DPT

Ryan Klapper
  • Physical Therapist
  • Wisconsin Performance Institute Specialist
  • Golf PAR For The Course Team Lead
  • ACL-PRO Specialist
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified

Sheila Banovetz MS, PT

Sheila Banovetz
  • Physical Therapist
  • Hardware/Software Team Lead
  • ACL-PRO Specialist

Sheila Banovetz MS, PT

Sheila has been a practicing physical therapist since 1985, first working at a rehabilitation/amputee clinic before transitioning to outpatient care. Before moving to Stevens Point in 1996, she taught physical therapy at the University of Iowa.

While working with athletes and teaching at UW-Stevens Point, Sheila started experimenting with video analysis of sport-specific movements.

When Stevens Point Orthopedics acquired the Noraxon Movement Analysis system in 2017, Sheila developed the program, managed the system, and trained in motion-analysis technology and troubleshooting.

The Noraxon movement-analysis system is an extremely powerful tool for identifying faulty movement. Sheila feels very fortunate to play an integral role in managing the technology and is very excited to help with the care of all WPI athletes, patients, and clients.

Sara Hayakawa

Sara has been involved with the Wisconsin Performance Institute since its expansion phase in 2020. She’s the first voice you’ll hear when you call to schedule an analysis and the first face you’ll see upon entering the facility.

Sara can answer any logistical questions you have regarding WPI and will always do so with a smile on her face. Sara is incredibly efficient, accurate, friendly, and eager to meet anyone who comes to WPI.

Sara Hayakawa

Sara Hayakawa
  • Facility Support Specialist

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