Our Story

“Helping Hands From Your Hometown"

Homestead Physical Therapy started as a small dream turned into a big reality for me. As a fourth generation resident I have a tremendous love and respect for my hometown.

My vision is to create something new that honors the past and the hometown I grew up in, but also recognizes the growth, development and diversity the community of Watford City is experiencing.

My goal is to create a physical therapy experience that prioritizes customized patient care for every unique patient and their needs.

My entire staff values getting to know our patients, on a deep and personal level so we can establish a personalized treatment plan to reach our patients’ specific goals.  As a hometown girl I am excited to give back to the community, friends and family that helped raise me.  

Kordae Hayden (Hartel)
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Kordae Hayden

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Kordae is locally from Watford City and graduated from Watford City High School in 2016. She went on to receive both her Bachelors in Athletic Training and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND.

She decided to pursue Physical Therapy after her own injury as an 8th grader where she saw the impact that PT can make on return to sport and improved quality of life.

Kordae is currently certified in LSVT Big (functional rehab for patients with Parkinson’s Disease) and looks forward to future growth in her career.

When not at the clinic, you can find Kordae spending time with her husband and their families. Her favorite activities include spending time at the lake and riding side by side in the badlands or South Dakota.

Dr. Kordae Hayden headshot.

Dr. McKayla Haugeberg

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Mckayla is native to Watford City and grew up as a multiple sport-athlete and found her passion in the health and wellness profession as a Physical Therapist.

Dr. Haugeberg received her undergraduate degree from Black Hills State University with a BS in Exercise Science. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of North Dakota in 2020. She has experience working in outpatient orthopedics with a special interest in sports performance and injury prevention.  

Dr. Haugeberg is certified in dry needling. She practices with an emphasis on manual therapy, functional movement, and strength training. She is passionate about helping individuals meet their goals and improve their functional needs.

In her free time, you can find her playing league sports and being outdoors with friends and family.

Dr. McKayla Haugeberg headshot.

Kiyara McGary

Front Office Coordinator

Kiyara is orignally from Watford City, but later moved around all over the West Coast. She recently moved back to Watford City about a year ago.

She is attending the New York Institue of Art and Design, getting her certificates for Interior Design, Architecture, and Landscape Design.

Kiyara has spent the last couple of years working in the front desk area gathering information of all types to help others and bring a smile anyway she can.

In her spare time, she enjoys painting, reading, and teaching Pilates and Yogalates. She loves to be outside and go on any adventure whether it is snowboarding or hiking!

Kiyara McGary headshot.

Homestead Physical Therapy's Journey

Kordae sustained a knee injury while on a skiing trip which required surgery and physical therapy rehabilitation. Kordae saw the impact physical therapy can make on one’s life and started to dream about pursuing physical therapy as a career and someday opening her own physical therapy clinic in her hometown.
Kordae graduated Watford City High School and began her college career at the University of Mary in the Athletic Training Program.
Kordae became a Certified Athletic Trainer and graduated with her Bachelors in Athletic Training in spring of 2019. In the fall of 2019, she began her journey in the University of Mary Physical Therapy program.
Kordae finished her final physical therapy clinical in Watford City as a student under her now co-worker, McKayla Haugeberg. After passing her Physical Therapy Boards, she graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
After years of dreaming and a year of planning, Kordae finally opened the doors to Homestead Physical Therapy.

Our Difference

The thing that makes Homestead Physical Therapy different than what many people have experienced in physical therapy is our commitment to creating an exceptional experience for our patients.

This starts from the first phone call. We don’t use automated phone systems that confuse patients. You will speak to a real person, who truly cares about you and will do everything they can to gather your information, schedule you promptly, and find you an appointment time that works in your busy schedule.

When you enter our clinic you will continue to notice differences from other physical therapy clinics. Our clinic is warm and inviting and you will be greeted with a smile. Our clinic is very open and spacious. No more being stuffed in a little room with a curtain separating you from everyone else. Also no more being lost in a big gym with equipment you aren’t comfortable with and don’t know how to use. Our equipment is specifically designed for physical therapy and rehabilitation, not general gym use.

As you meet with your therapist for your examination, we will design a customized rehabilitation program based on your specific needs and goals, not some cookie cutter, one size fits all approach. Our physical therapists will spend the time necessary with you during every appointment so you don’t feel hurried or rushed through your care. We know you are taking time out of your busy schedule to come to physical therapy appointments and it is our job to make sure that every appointment is well planned and thought out. Our goal is to help you achieve the best possible outcome for you or your loved ones. We know good physical therapy can have a lifelong impact on patients and it our job to provide it! Helping Hands From Your Hometown!

Dr Hayden and Dr. Haugeberg seated on chairs, smiling.
Physical therapy service being performed on knee.Dr. Hayden helping patient on Core Stix.

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