Specializing in getting you back to your strength routine


Daniel Johnson

Graduate of the University of North Dakota's DPT program. Dan worked at a skilled nursing facility in Fargo and then at an outpatient PT clinic in Wahpeton, ND prior to taking over Total Balance Fitness and Nutrition in 2017, to add high quality physical therapy services to the north Fargo community. Dan has over 200 hours of continuing education hours and has taken courses on how to manage everything from seniors to athletes. He is also SFMA and dry needling certified. He recently became one of the few therapists in the area who is certified in blood flow restriction (BFR) training. Dan has a true love of learning, fitness, philosophy and football. Dan and his wife, live in Fargo with their two kids.


Mark Laraway

Mark is a graduate of the DPT program at the University of North Dakota. Following graduation, Mark worked for a contract company in Omaha, NE and then at a private practice clinic in Breckenridge, MN. He joined Total Balance in December, 2017, specializes in the treatment of post surgical rehabilitation, and is certified in blood flow restriction training. Mark enjoys all sports, but especially hockey and soccer. He rarely misses a home hockey game at his Alma mater, UND. Mark is an avid weight lifter and loves working out on a daily basis. He currently lives in West Fargo.


Casey Sailer

Casey graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND with his Bachelors in Exercise Science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Prior to joining the staff at Total Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness, he worked at a Long-Term Acute Care facility in Fargo. Casey specializes in back pain, neck pain, falls prevention, and treatment of athletic injuries. Casey is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist, Clinical Athlete Weightlifting Coach, and has specialized training in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization that helps him treat his patients. Casey loves to lift weights, try out new workouts, and spend time with his wife, family, and friends.


Sam Spaeth

Sam graduated from North Dakota State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Biology followed by the University of Jamestown with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She joined Total Balance in November 2019. Sam specializes in the treatment of post-surgical rehabilitation, general orthopedics, and sports medicine. Sam enjoys working with individuals of all ages looking to return to an active and healthy lifestyle. She also enjoys spending time at the lake and being with friends and family.


Kyah Armitage

Kyah graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelors of Science in Dietetics. She has worked in three different long term care/transitional care facilities in the Fargo/Moorhead area since graduating from NDSU. During her time in these facilities, she provided nutrition therapy to a variety of individuals of all ages, as well as residents and patients with multiple diagnoses and extensive medication lists. Kyah joined the Total Balance Team in November of 2019 and strives to improve the health of her patients lives through healthy eating and lifestyle changes. Kyah currently lives in Christine, ND with her husband, Jason. In her free time, Kyah enjoys time with her family and friends, going snowboarding, taekwondo and time spent at the lake. 

CPT, PTA Physical Therapist

Nicole Folston

Graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology through their PTA program/Certified Personal Trainer and Senior Fitness Specialist through the National Personal Training Institute.  Prior to graduation, Nicole worked as a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor in various settings. Nicole specializes in senior fitness but has worked with people of all ages during her clinical rotations.  Nicole believes fitness to be a life long journey and an overlooked cure to ailments small and large. Nicole continues her education and is working to gain advanced proficiency in Geriatrics this year.


Tyler Groth

Tyler grew up in Fargo, ND where he graduated from Fargo South High School in 2008. Tyler attended NDSU and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences. He went on to graduate from the University of Jamestown in May, 2017 as a Doctor of Physical therapy. Tyler enjoys treating in the orthopedic setting, working with people of all ages, and has special interests in neurological and sports rehab. He is certified in the LSVT BIG program, a specialty program for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological impairments. He is also certified in Clinical Weightlifting through ClinicalAthlete and Dry Needling through the Hobbs Masters Needling Series. Away from the clinic, Tyler enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially at the lakes during the summertime. Before beginning his college education, Tyler spent 2 years playing Junior A hockey in Canada and the US. He participates in adult sports leagues including hockey and softball. Other hobbies include golf, fishing, and weight lifting.


Anthony Charbonneau

Graduated from the University of North Dakota’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2016. Following graduation, Anthony got accepted into Sanford Health’s Orthopedic Residency Program. After successful completion of the residency he was eligible to sit for his exam to earn his credential as a Board-Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist (OCS). He successfully passed this to become 1 of 31 orthopedic-certified PTs in the state of ND. Anthony specializes in orthopedics from the top of the head to the bottom of the foot utilizing advanced manual therapy skills coupled with high-level clinical reasoning for therapeutic exercise selection. He also offers treatments for more niche populations including return to sport, TMD (jaw pain), pelvic floor dysfunction, post-surgical, and vestibular dysfunction.

Physical Therapist

Corey Langerud

Corey graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in the spring of 2017. He then immediately traveled down to Arizona to begin his career as a physical therapist shortly after graduation. He worked for a large private practice outpatient physical therapy clinic while in Arizona, and this gave him the opportunity to gain experience treating a wide variety of patients from all different cultural backgrounds. He specializes in general orthopedics and sports medicine. Within this realm, Corey has developed a special interest in treating golfers and rotational athletes. Corey had the opportunity to work with players from the Arizona Rattlers arena football team, local high school sports teams, recreational athletes, and even professional and semi-professional golfers while practicing down in Arizona. In addition to this, Corey enjoys working with any and all individuals that suffer from an orthopedic or neuromuscular condition that want to get back to living an active and healthy lifestyle free of discomfort or any limitations.

Corey has a passion for continuing education, and he strives to provide the highest quality of care to every individual that he works with. Corey is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Functional Golf System Specialist through the Gray Institute, and he is certified through the Titleist Performance Institute as a Level 2 Medical Professional. He also has been trained and certified in blood flow restriction training, dry needling, and spinal manipulation. Corey utilizes theories and approaches from all different sources, and he believes this gives him a more well-rounded approach which allows him to deliver the most effective and efficient care possible.

Corey currently resides in West Fargo with his wife, Megan. He enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing, golfing, going to the lake, and just generally spending time with his friends and family.

Matthew Personal Training

Total Balance at MetroFlex

North 4041 Main Ave
Fargo, ND 58103

Anthony, Spinal Manipulations

Total Balance North Fargo

1461 Broadway N
Fargo, ND 58102


Anthony, Bird Dogs

Total Balance at Fitness 52

2600 52nd Ave S,
Fargo, ND 58104