Meet the Team

Here at Emerge we treat you like family, not just another patient. Unlike most large physical therapy companies you will receive individualized care.  Your treatment will always be one on one with your physical therapist and you will see a physical therapist for the full duration of what’s required for you to feel better. 

Nicole Wodka,  PT, DPT 

       Nicole Wodka, PT, DPT received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy education from Saint Louis University.  Nicole has experience working with patients with orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction. As an active member of the APTA and Women’s Health Section, she stays up to date on current research.  She focuses on continuing advanced training for manual therapy techniques and soft tissue mobilization through the Institute of Physical Art, the Barral Institute, and Herman & Wallace. Nicole works with patients with orthopedic conditions as well as pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Her personal treatment philosophy is to work with patients and create a tailored and individualized program focused toward their goals.  The initial evaluation includes a detailed discussion of symptoms and a musculoskeletal evaluation. Throughout treatment, she will continue evaluating progress towards goals. When Nicole is not at work, she enjoys staying active. She has a love for hiking, tennis, and golf.  Nicole is always looking forward to choosing the next National Park to explore.                                                            


Marcus Giron, M.S.

       Marcus Giron, has a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology. He is an exercise expert with a focus in neuromuscular reeducation, and corrective exercise. For over 5 years Marcus has been working cohesively with a multidisciplinary team of Physical therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Registered Dietitians, and Behavioral Health Specialists; giving individualized care towards reduced orthopedic pain, metabolic disease control, weight loss, and improved mental health. Marcus has worked with individuals ranging from high exercise risk to high functioning athletes. During his graduate program he gained experience in Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Cardiac stress testing with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital. When Marcus is not at work he enjoys any outdoor activity and is always seeking a thrill.