Our rehabilitation department at Benewah Community Hospital boasts an extensive array of equipment and physical therapy programs that help a wide variety of patients, from those recovering from injury, to those seeking help with balance and gait patterns. Our Physical Rehabilitation staff here at BCH are highly trained and excited about the future of the rehabilitation department and are committed to learn and grow as practitioners.
Physical Therapy Appointments: 208-245-7634
Education/Degrees: Masters in Physical Therapy University of Montana; Masters in Exercise Physiology Ohio University; Bachelors of Science Physical Education
Professional Memberships: American Physical Therapy Association, McKenzie Institute
Certifications: McKenzie MDT Certification; ASTYM Certification, Selective Functional Movement Assessment SFMA Level 1 and Level 2 certified; Dry Needling 1&2 Upstream Rehab Institute; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist C.S.C.S; Rock Tape Level 1 certified
Training/Experience Areas: Orthopedic Physical Therapist since 2002. Sports rehabilitation and Coaching experience 35+ years
Years of Service at BCH: Since 2010
Education/Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Montana; Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, California State University Chico
Professional Membership: American Physical Therapy Association
Certifications: McKenzie A & B, Dry Needling 1&2 Upstream Rehab Institute, Pelvic Health Herman and Wallace 1&2B
Training/Experience: Orthopedic, Pelvic Health, Pediatric
Years of Service at BCH: Since 2019
Education/Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Eastern Washington University
Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, Eastern Washington University
Professional Membership: American Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Northwest Athletic Trainers’ Association
Certifications: Certified Athletic Trainer
Training/Experience: General Orthopedic, Neurologic, and Sports Medicine
Years of Service at BCH: Since 2021
Education/Degrees: University of Mary, Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Mary
Certifications: Dry Needling Certified; LSVT BIG Certified
Training/Experience: McKenzie Trained A&B; Pelvic Floor 1 & 2B
Years of Service at BCH: Since 2019
Education/Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Montana; Bachelors of Health Science, Whitworth University
Certifications: McKenzie trained A,B,C,D; Dry Needling 1&2 Upstream Rehab Institute
Training/Experience Areas: Orthopedics
Years of Service at BCH: Since 2017
About Physical Therapy
The Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine department was given a complete overhaul during the expansion project in 2012. The training room is filled with exercise equipment, specialized treatment appliances, and software that helps in the assessment process.
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In addition to our experienced staff and cutting-edge equipment, we are thrilled to be able to make physical therapy readily accessible. Most often, you are referred to a therapist by your physician. Idaho is a direct-access state; patients can seek physical therapy directly, without going to a doctor. Some insurance companies require a doctor’s referral, so be sure to check with your carrier before seeking therapy treatment.
Our physical therapists work closely with you and your physician to help determine what type of treatment will best suit your situation. Treatment varies, of course, but the first appointment will usually consist of an assessment to determine your needs. Your therapist will give you an evaluation, and from there, you both will decide the course of therapy. Therapy can consist of a list of at-home exercises to something as extensive as multiple visits over a period of time.
Oftentimes patients are referred to therapy to try to fix a problem in an effort to avoid surgery. Physical therapy appointments are also done post-surgery. In those cases, your surgeon may have a more specific protocol to help with your healing process.
In addition to having a great working relationship with our in-house and contracted physicians and surgeons, our physical therapists work closely with physicians from all over the area. Not only does this help us with the coordination of your care, it also means that you can dictate where you seek your treatment. Regardless of where your doctor suggests you get your physical therapy done, the order can be processed here at Benewah Community Hospital.