Meet our team
Whether you've sustained an injury, are recovering from a surgery or just trying to manage your day without pain, our experienced therapists can help.
- University of Montana, MS in Physical Therapy (2002)
- University of Montana, BA in Human Biology (2000)
Experience: Desi has practiced in a variety of physical therapy settings including outpatient, acute care and home health. She has worked at Bitterroot Health since 2006, treating adults and adolescents, and has a special interest in treatment of vestibular conditions and dizziness, concussion management, orthopedic injuries, and women’s health issues.
Specialized certifications: Level 1 Functional Dry Needling. APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor.
Personal interests: Desi and her husband have three children. She enjoys being outdoors with her family skiing, hiking and camping.
Physical therapist assistant
- Olympic College, AAS in Physical Therapist Assistant
- City College of San Francisco, AS in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Experience: Emma has experience in outpatient orthopedics, acute and post-acute functional rehabilitation, pediatrics, and therapeutic pilates. She strives to provide exceptional quality of care while making genuine connections with members of the community. She would love to establish a group exercise program for seniors after they have completed physical therapy to maintain and continue to improve on what they have learned in a fun and social setting.
Personal interests: She loves spending time in her garden; hiking; fishing; exploring what the area has to offer with her husband, daughters and two dogs; cooking; and taking trips to the Bay Area to visit family and eat!
Pediatric certified specialist
- University of Vermont, Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2013)
- Northern Arizona University, BS in Exercise Science (2010)
Experience: Hannah began her therapy career in a combined outpatient and acute care pediatric position in Tucson, AZ. She eventually transitioned into a level III neonatal intensive care unit where she focused on family bonding and nurturing the smallest patients. Hannah’s professional interests are in infant development and prevention through education and family empowerment.
Specialized certifications: Pediatric Certified Specialist (2018)
Personal interests: Hannah and her husband, Nathan, are the proud parents of Hazel who brings much joy to their lives. Hannah enjoys spending time with her family hiking, camping, playing with the dog, and baking.
Physical therapist, certified personal trainer
- California State University, Long Beach, BS in Physical Therapy
Experience: Holly has 46 years of experience as a physical therapist with a primary focus on pediatric physical therapy. In addition to pediatrics, her clinical interests include Ehlers-Danlos syndrome as well as core strengthening for function and pain control.
Specialized certifications: Personal Trainer and certified senior fitness specialist by the American Council on Exercise.
Personal interests: Holly enjoys being a grandma, riding her elliptigo, hiking, cooking and being around family.
Orthopedic certified specialist
- University of Montana, BS in Physical Therapy (1996)
Experience: Jeff has successfully treated multiple orthopedic, neurologic and chronic conditions. He has worked in various environments including physical therapy in a health-club setting, on a pediatric team, acute care, chronic pain, advanced spine care and outpatient orthopedics.
Specialized certifications: Jeff is a highly skilled healthcare provider that is certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. Additionally, he is certified in Functional Capacity Evaluations, Job Analysis and Post Offer Employment testing through WorkWell Systems.
Personal interests: In his free time, Jeff enjoys being active outdoors and using his tractor. He enjoys recreational activities with his wife and three kids, music, the arts, and cooking.
Outside of his work at Bitterroot Health Rehabilitation Center, Jeff is interested in giving back to the world and his community through various volunteer opportunities.
- University of Iowa, Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2014)
- Cornell College, BA in Kinesiology (2011)
Experience: Kyle has practiced physical therapy in an outpatient orthopedic setting as well as in a skilled nursing facility. He most recently specialized in providing physical therapy in the acute care setting. Kyle enjoys providing care to a wide variety of individuals and their families, and assisting them in returning to their highest level of function.
Personal interests: In his free time, Kyle enjoys travelling, doing recreational activities with friends and family, landscape photography, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes.
- Simmons College, BS and Certificate in Physical Therapy (1984)
Experience: Mary has practiced physical therapy in the inpatient neurological setting, home health setting, and in the acute medical and orthopedic setting. She also has extensive experience with assistive technology/seating and mobility evaluations. Her professional interests include wheeled seating and mobility, all levels of neurological rehabilitation, and home mobility/safety evaluations.
Personal interests: Mary enjoys hiking, floating the river, spoiling the animals in her life and pretending she can fish.
- University of Montana, Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2021)
- University of Central Arkansas, MS in Physical Therapy (1995)
- Baylor University, Bachelors in Biology and Ecology (1993)
Experience: A majority of his clinical experience has been in the orthopedic population and sports medicine. His professional interests include the shoulder, knee, foot and ankle, and orthotic evaluation and fitting.
Specialized certifications: Orthopedic Certified Specialist. Level 1 dry needling.
Personal interests: Mike and his wife, Kristen, have two daughters named Ellie and Kari. When not working, Mike enjoys camping with family; snow skiing; fishing; following Baylor athletics; and hunting deer, antelope and all species of upland birds.
Physical therapy assistant
- Great Falls College MSU, AAS in Physical Therapist Assistant (2011)
Experience: Missy has worked with both pediatric and adult clients in a variety of areas, including inpatient and outpatient rehab, schools, skilled nursing, and home health. She has developed and instructed wellness programs for the community related to balance, core strength, flexibility and endurance. Her professional interests include providing high-quality physical therapy services for children with gross motor delays or disabilities related to genetic, neurological and orthopedic disorders. Also empowering adult populations through education and exercise to improve their deficits related to balance, neuromuscular disorders, osteoporosis, arthritis and orthopedic issues.
Personal interests: Missy enjoys hiking; fishing; camping; gardening; photography; cooking/eating; and being outdoors with her friends, family and dogs.
Physical therapy assistant
- Flathead Valley Community College, AAS in Physical Therapist Assistant
- University of West Florida, BS in Cultural Anthropology
Experience: Nicole has experience in outpatient orthopedics, chronic pain, inpatient rehabilitation and neurological rehabilitation. She strives to give her patients the best possible care to help them return to what they love. She hopes to establish an adaptive outdoor program to help individuals with disabilities maintain a connection with the outdoors.
Personal interests: She loves spending time outside and taking advantage of what the area has to offer. You can find her hiking or biking the trails, climbing, rafting or skiing. And when she's not living it up in the Bitterroot Valley, she also loves to travel and explore new areas and countries.
- University of Montana, Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2018)
Experience: Sarah has experience in both outpatient and acute care settings and enjoys the diversity of patients that she is able to work with in rural Montana. She has advanced training for treatment of neurological conditions/impairments, women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction, running/sports injuries, and general orthopedic injuries.
Specialized certifications: LSVT BIG certified since 2017.
Personal interests: On her days off, you can find Sarah enjoying Montana’s public lands with her husband and two dogs—hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, climbing, skiing and swimming.
Orthopedic certified specialist
- University of Montana, Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2011)
- Montana State University, BS in Exercise Science (2005)
Experience: Travis started his therapy career as an acute care aide in Bozeman, MT. He professional interest include orthopedics and neurological disorders, but he also has experience in pediatrics and in the acute care setting.
Specialized certifications: Orthopedic Certified Specialist (2018)
Personal interests: Travis and his wife Katie have one daughter, Emery. When not at work, you can find Travis mountain biking, rock climbing, snowboards, XC skiing, working with his horses, or hunting and camping.
Certified hand therapist
- Colorado State University, Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy
Experience: Bill has been practicing occupational therapy since 1987 with a specialized focus in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. In 2005 he became a certified hand therapist and a member of the Hand Therapy Certification Commission.
Specialized certifications: Certified Hand Therapist (2005), Hand Therapy Certification Commission, Certified in Functional Capacity Evaluations, Job Analysis and Post Offer Employment through Work Well Systems.
Personal Interests: Bill and his wife have three daughters. Bill enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family. He also enjoys music, being outdoors, cycling and traditional archery.
- University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, MS in Occupational Therapy (2015)
Experience: Julie has experience in a variety of settings, which include skilled nursing, inpatient rehabilitation, home health, outpatient and acute care. She has training in custom wheelchair seating and positioning as well as functional capacity evaluations and post offer employment testing.
Specialized certifications: Certified in Functional Capacity Evaluations, Job Analysis and Post Offer Employment Testing through Work Well Systems.
Personal interests: Julie enjoys traveling, camping, hiking and downhill/cross country skiing. She loves spending time with her family outdoors exploring Montana.
- Idaho State University, MS in Occupational Therapy
- Montana State University, BS in Health and Human Performance
Experience: Outpatient pediatrics, school-based therapy, home health, acute care, home-based mental health, inpatient rehabilitation, ergonomics/worksite evaluations/job analysis.
Personal interests: Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, son and two dogs—taking advantage of everything Western Montana has to offer. She loves attending Bobcat games, hiking, camping and soaking up as much time with her family as possible!
- Pacific University, Doctorate of Occupational Therapy
Experience: Lindsey has experience providing occupational therapy services to pediatric and adult clients within the outpatient, inpatient/acute care, in-home care and school-based settings.
Specialized certifications: Doctoral research and intensive experience with specialized mental health programs focusing on social supports and the arts as a means to support health and well-being.
Personal interests: Lindsey was born and raised in the Bitterroot valley, where she and her family enjoy spending time with each other in the outdoors, traveling, farming, ranching and camping. Lindsey additionally enjoys playing guitar, violin, singing, swimming, horse training, painting and sketching. She appreciates mindfulness and meditation as forms of relaxation.
Education: Pacific University, Doctorate of Occupational Therapy
Experience: Patrick has experience in outpatient pediatrics, inpatient neurological rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and subacute care. His professional interests include providing services to children with autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing differences. He is also passionate about providing rehabilitation services for clients experiencing neurologic injuries.
Specialized certifications: Doctoral research on utilizing the performing arts in therapy to develop and refine the social skills of clients diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Personal Interests: Patrick enjoys hiking, biking, nature photography, electronic music production, and movies.
- University of Washington, MS in Speech and Hearing Sciences
- University of Wisconsin, BS in Communicative Disorders
Experience: Amy has extensive experience with adults and pediatrics in the outpatient hospital setting treating a variety of speech, language, and social communication deficits. Additionally, she has worked in schools and in psychiatrics. She has a professional interest in pediatric articulation and language disorders, pediatric feeding, motor planning issues, and autism/social communication disorders.
Personal interests: Amy lives in Hamilton with her children and enjoys running, hiking and cooking.
- Idaho State University, MS in Speech-Language Pathology
- University of Montana, BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Experience: Jennifer has extensive experience with both adults and pediatrics in the outpatient hospital setting treating a variety of speech, language and swallowing deficits. Additionally, she works with inpatients and nursing facility patients. Her professional interests include pediatric articulation and language disorders, adult aphasia, memory loss, dysarthria and swallowing difficulties.
Specialized Certifications: LSVT LOUD Certification
Personal Interests: Jennifer and her husband live in Hamilton while enjoying the outdoors and traveling with their children and friends.