Our clinics serving Western Montana

OrthoRehab Kalispell in Flathead Orthopedic Center Building

Ben Kingan, DPT, OCS, CSCS

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Ben received his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois before earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. He holds a Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification through the National Strength & Conditioning Association and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. Ben is also a certified ASTYM provider which utilizes tools to treat painful and restrictive scar tissue. Read more…

Alena Ori, DPT

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Alena was born and raised in the Flathead Valley. She was an 8 time varsity letter winner in Basketball, Volleyball and Track at Flathead High School. She went on to play collegiate Volleyball and Track at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Professional Health Sciences with a minor in Occupational Safety. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in 2014. Read more…

Sarah Schmautz, DPT

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Sarah was born and raised in Kalispell, MT. She graduated from Flathead High School before attending the University of Montana. Sarah earned her undergraduate degree in Human Biology. She then received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007. Sarah returned to Kalispell following graduation and joined the OrthoRehab team in 2007. Read more…

Sara Ericksen, MS, PT

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Sara is proud to have called the Flathead her home since 1999. She earned a Master of Science in physical therapy at TWU in Houston, Texas. Prior to that, she graduated with honors with a biology degree from Pacific Lutheran University. Her initial work was as an inpatient therapist as a part of the Rehab Medicine unit at the University of Washington. Prior to joining the OrthoRehab team… Read more…

Rod Michel, PTA

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Rod was born in Evansville, IN and raised in Newburgh where he graduated from Castle High School in 1988. He attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Anthropology in 1993. He later attended the University of Evansville and received his Associate of Science in Physical Therapy in 1999. He has been with OrthoRehab since 2000. Read more…

Tonia Howe, PTA

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Tonia was born and raised in North Dakota and relocated to Montana in 1998 and joined the OrthoRehab team as a Physical Therapy Aide in 2008. In 2012, she returned to college and graduated from Flathead Valley Community College in 2013 with her Associates of Applied Science in Physical Therapy. Read more…

Contact
Office: (406) 752-3597
Fax: (406) 756-7605

Address
Flathead Orthopedic Center Building
111 Sunnyview Lane, Suite B
Kalispell, MT 59901

Hours
Monday – Friday
7:00am – 6:00pm

Staff
Ben Kingan – DPT, OCS, CSCS
Alena Ori – DPT
Sarah Schmautz – DPT
Sara Ericksen, MS, PT
Rod Michel – PTA
Tonia Howe – PTA
Pam Zimmerman – Front Office
Rhonda Kalvig – Front Office

Aquatic and Spine Center in Kalispell

TERESA KROPP, BS PT

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Teresa was born and raised in North Dakota where she attended Jamestown High School. She received her Minor in Sports Medicine and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 1984 from the University of North Dakota.Read more…

STACI YEARSLEY, PTA

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Staci was raised in Chinook, MT and graduated from Valier High School in 2007. She attended Flathead Valley Community College and graduated in 2015 with her Associates of Applied Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Staci enjoys being a Physical Therapist Assistant because she loves working closely with the patients to help them get back to being healthy again. Staci and her husband Sam enjoy boating, hiking, camping and exploring the beautiful Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park. Read more…

Contact
Office: (406) 260-4081
Fax: (406) 260-4084

Address
Two Medicine Building
160 Heritage Way
Kalispell, MT 59901

Hours
Monday – Friday
7:00am – 6:00pm

Staff
Teresa Kropp – PT
Staci Butcher – PTA
Ben Moerkerke – Front Office

OrthoRehab in Columbia Falls

TYLER LADENBURG, DPT

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Tyler was born and raised in Columbia Falls and graduated from Columbia Falls High School in 2000. He attended Montana State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2006. He graduated from the University of Montana in 2009 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. His specialties are Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Spine Care. Tyler and his wife Cassie, have two children Kamryn and Eli. Read more…

ALYSSA KRANZ, PTA

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Alyssa was born and raised in Montana. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance from the University of Montana in 2010. Alyssa returned to school in 2012 and received her Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy from Flathead Valley Community College in 2013. Alyssa and her husband Tyler enjoy hiking, snowmobiling and skiing. Read more…

Contact
Office: (406) 892-0682
Fax: (406) 892-0682

Address
906 9th Street West, Suite A
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

Hours
Monday – Friday
7:00am – 6:00pm

Staff
Tyler Ladenburg – DPT
Alyssa Kranz – PTA
Neydie Kingan – Front

OrthoRehab in Whitefish

AMY FISCHER, MS PT

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Amy was raised in Oregon City, Oregon. She received bachelor of science degrees in both biology and chemistry from Eastern Oregon State University in 2000. Amy then attended the University of Montana and earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy in 2002. Read more…

ANDREA BREUER, BS PT

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Andrea, was born in Wolf Point, MT and raised in Havre, MT. She graduated from Havre High School in 1976. She attended Montana State University before transferring to the University of MT where she received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1986. Read more…

STACI YEARSLEY, PTA

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Staci was raised in Chinook, MT and graduated from Valier High School in 2007. She attended Flathead Valley Community College and graduated in 2015 with her Associates of Applied Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Staci enjoys being a Physical Therapist Assistant because she loves working closely with the patients to help them get back to being healthy again. Staci and her husband Sam enjoy boating, hiking, camping and exploring the beautiful Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park. Read more…

Contact
Office: (406) 862-2711
Fax: (406) 862-2711

Address
Flathead Orthopedic Center Building
710 East 13th Street, Suite B
Whitefish, MT 59901

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

Staff
Amy fischer – MS PT
Andrea Breuer – PT
Staci Yearsley – PTA
Julie Stevens – Front

OrthoRehab at Glacier Medical in Whitefish

Kelly Malmin, DPT

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Kelly graduated from the University of North Dakota with a doctorate in Physical Therapy and has been treating in the valley since 2008. Prior to that she practiced in Eastern Montana for 12 years where she saw a wide variety of patient diagnosis. She is comfortable with all types of diagnosis and patient types. Read more…

Contact
Office: (406) 260-4081
Fax: (406) 260-4084

Address
1111 Baker Avenue
Lower Level, Suite C
Whitefish, MT 59937

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

Staff
Kelly Malmin – DPT

OrthoRehab in Bigfork

Ashley Wenz, DPT

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Ashley was born and raised in the Flathead Valley. She graduated from Flathead High School in 2001 and then attended the University of Montana where she received her bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Performance with an emphasis in Exercise Science in 2006. She went on to Eastern Washington University where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010. Read more…

Contact
Office: (406) 837-2458
Fax: (406) 837-2483

Address
7935 MT Hwy 35, Suite 203
Bigfork, MT 59911

Hours
Monday – Friday
7:00am – 5:00pm

Staff
Ashley Wenz – DPT
Kylie Broughton – Front Office

OrthoRehab in Dillon

KIRK VANSLYKE, DPT

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Kirk was raised in Lander, WY. He graduated from Lander Vally High School before attending Brigham Young University. Kirk earned his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and Sports Science, and did his graduate work in Exercise Physiology at the University of Wyoming. After working in rehabilitation and health management, Kirk returned to school and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2007 from the University of North Dakota. Read more…

Charis Harrison, DPT

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Charis was raised in Dillon, MT and graduated in 2006 from Beaverhead County High School. She attended the University of Montana to receive a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science then continued on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014. After graduating, Charis returned home with her husband Jeff and four-legged friend Bella, to work for OrthoRehab in Dillon. Read more…

Alena Meyer, PTA

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Alena was born in Burley, Idaho and raised in Lima, MT. After graduating from Lima High School in 2010, she attended Brigham Young University-Idaho earning her Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Associates of Physical Therapy Assisting.
Alena is the oldest of 5 siblings and she enjoys spending time with friends and family, and doing some leather work for the family business. Read more…

Contact
Office: (406) 683-3675
Fax: (406) 683-3549

Address
201 Southside BLVD
Dillon, MT 59725

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

Clinic Director
Kirk Van Slyke

Staff
Charis Harrison – DPT
Alena Meyer – DPT
Natalie English – Front

OrthoRehab in Libby

TIM WHALEN, DPT

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Tim was born and raised in Darlington, WI and graduated from Darlington High School in 2005. Following high school, he attended the University of Wisconsin and received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2009. In 2014, he graduated from Washington University in Saint Louis with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
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CHRISTY RUSDAL PT

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Christy has been a physical therapist for 16 years, starting as a staff PT at Community Hospital of Anaconda. She then moved to Helena, and spent 6 1/2 years doing outpatient orthopedics at Manger-Harrington Physical Therapy, then 18 months at St. Peter’s Hospital doing pediatrics. For the next 6 years, Christy had her own business in the Helena area, seeing pediatrics in the home and some orthopedics, but mostly, she was “Mom”. Read more…

CURTIS UMSCHEID, PTA

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Curtis graduated from Montana State University College of Technology in 2009. Prior to that, he worked in Fort Benton for 6 years and more recently was a traveling Physical Therapy Assistant throughout Montana and Wyoming along with his wife who is a Physical Therapist. Curtis enjoys 4-season outdoor recreation, is an avid sports fan, and cherishes every moment and experience shared with his wife. Curtis and his wife have one son and 2 granddaughters. Read more…

Contact
Office: (406) 293-8942
Fax: (406) 293-4708

Address
419 W 9th ST
Libby, MT 59923

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

Staff
Tim Whalen – DPT
Christy Rusdal – MS PT
Curtis Umscheid – PTA
Cara Black – Front Office
Kelsi Chambers – Front Office

OrthoRehab in Troy

TIM WHALEN, DPT

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Tim was born and raised in Darlington, WI and graduated from Darlington High School in 2005. Following high school, he attended the University of Wisconsin and received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2009. In 2014, he graduated from Washington University in Saint Louis with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
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CHRISTY RUSDAL PT

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Christy has been a physical therapist for 16 years, starting as a staff PT at Community Hospital of Anaconda. She then moved to Helena, and spent 6 1/2 years doing outpatient orthopedics at Manger-Harrington Physical Therapy, then 18 months at St. Peter’s Hospital doing pediatrics. For the next 6 years, Christy had her own business in the Helena area, seeing pediatrics in the home and some orthopedics, but mostly, she was “Mom”. Read more…

CURTIS UMSCHEID, PTA

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Curtis graduated from Montana State University College of Technology in 2009. Prior to that, he worked in Fort Benton for 6 years and more recently was a traveling Physical Therapy Assistant throughout Montana and Wyoming along with his wife who is a Physical Therapist. Curtis enjoys 4-season outdoor recreation, is an avid sports fan, and cherishes every moment and experience shared with his wife. Curtis and his wife have one son and 2 granddaughters. Read more…

Contact
Office: (406) 293-8942
Fax: (406) 293-4708

Address
302 E. Missoula Ave.
Suite #2
Troy, MT 59935

Hours
Tuesday & Thursday
8am – Noon

Staff
Tim Whalen – DPT
Christy Rusdal – MS PT
Curtis Umscheid – PTA
Cara Black – Front Office
Kelsi Chambers – Front Office

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