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Meet the Team

Dr. Courtney Buhrow

Owner and Physical Therapist

Courtney grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelors in Exercises Science. She then received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa in 2018.

She was introduced to physical therapy while in high school, when she had an injury of her own playing sports. Since that point, she has continued to learn and discover ways that physical therapy can help individuals regain their function and get their lives back. With her experience in multiple health care settings, it has equipped her to see the whole person rather than a single injury. With two kids of her own, she knows what it is like to return to sport or exercise following pregnancies and deliveries. She is passionate about helping other women return to the sports and activities they love without pain or peeing their pants. She is certified in Functional Dry Needling, extra training in Women’s/Pelvic Health, and TPI Certification for Golf Swing Analysis.

Outside of the office, you can find Courtney spending time with her husband Travis, daughter Addelynn (4), and son Kasen (2), traveling to see family and friends, or engaging in competition of any kind. She is an avid runner and loves a night out on the golf course. In her free time you will find her playing with her kids, training for a race, or playing a round of golf! 

Haylee Wilkening
Occupational Therapist

Haylee grew up in LeGrand, Iowa and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She then received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 2017. 


She was first encouraged by her father, who was her high school guidance counselor, to explore occupational therapy as a career. Around that same time, her grandfather was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia and quickly lost function physically and cognitively. Her grandfather’s work with an Occupational therapist inspired her to pursue a career in the field to better help individuals be able to do the things they love by treating the entire person. Her passion for treating holistically and looking at the person, not just the injury, has been a driving force for her passion in being an OT. Haylee is Women’s/pelvic health certified with a passion for helping woman do the things that bring them joy pre and post-partum.


Haylee married her high school sweetheart, Keegan and they have two children, Leo (4) and Mack (1). She and her family love to spend time outside together and playing sports, specifically softball and football. You can find her cheering on the Hawkeyes in the fall while her husband would prefer the Cyclones. Haylee enjoys working out, specifically strength training, and is always looking for a new challenge both physically and mentally.

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Sarah Friesth
Occupational Therapist

Sarah grew up in West Des Moines, Iowa and attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2019. She then attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where she received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy in 2023. 


Sarah had always known she wanted to enter the healthcare field, but didn't know what until she was introduced to occupational therapy in college, when she shadowed a family friend in a skilled nursing facility. From that point on, she chose her career path to help individuals get back to living and improve their quality of life as an occupational therapist. Through clinical rotations, Sarah gained experience in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient women’s health/pelvic floor. During her pelvic floor rotation, she found a passion and need to serve women of all ages in this community. Sarah is certified in Level 1 Pelvic Floor, Dry Needling, and LSVT-BIG. She is excited to put her skills to use to treat women holistically with individualized care at Revive. 


Sarah is grateful to be planted in the Des Moines area as she enjoys spending time with her 3 older siblings, their spouses and her parents outside of work. She is proud to be an aunt of two boys, Hayden and Leroy. Sarah is a loud and proud Iowa Hawkeye fan and enjoys attending any live sporting event. She enjoys going on walks around the city’s trails with her dog, Georgie, as well as biking with her siblings and friends. 

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Ashley Jacobson
Patient Care Coordinator
Office Manager

Ashley grew up in Casey, Iowa. She went to college at DMACC in Ankeny where she got a degree in liberal arts and from there went to Indian Hills Community College to get her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2006. 


Ashley spent the past 16 years working in outpatient PT working with patients of all ages. She has a Geriatric Certification and is also certified in Graston Technique.  She is passionate about helping people to live their best lives, helping them to get rid of pain and return to doing the things they love. She is excited to be helping Revive in a new role as Patient Care Coordinator.


When Ashley is not working, you can find her enjoying time with her family, husband, Scott, daughter Chloe (7), and their dog Koda. They love to spend time outdoors, hiking, and finding new places to explore! She loves gardening and finding new recipes to try with her daughter. 

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