Alpine Physical Therapy is the largest free standing outpatient physical therapy service in Missoula. It’s success is largely due to the fact it ‘s south clinic is uniquely positioned within Missoula’s premier fitness facility, the Peak Health and Wellness Center.
When you put a rehab clinic like Alpine in a top-notch fitness facility, great things happen. First, you have a lot of active people who, when injured, are motivated to get help and get better faster. Second, you have a lot of people coming to Alpine who see others enjoying a fitness lifestyle in a marvelous environment. “Patients are often attracted to that,” says Alpine’s owner, Brent Dodge. “In fact, they start asking questions about their own health and wellness. And oftentimes, they conclude their PT experience by progressing to some form of a more active exercise and lifestyle.”
You don’t have to be a member of the Peak Health and Wellness Center in order to come to Alpine for physical therapy. And people who conclude their PT don’t have to join the Peak. They can do a home program, join a fitness class, or get started at a gym that’s convenient to them. Dodge adds, “We want to help our patients find a way to maximize their health in a setting that makes sense to them.”
Another benefit of housing a PT clinic in a fitness facility is that it fits a sport model. Many of the 10 physical therapists at Alpine have interests in the biomechanics of sport. So it made a lot of sense for us to put together sport-specific clinics, such as The Runner’s Clinic, The Golf Clinic, and The Court Sport Clinic. We’re able to help people improve their body in ways that improve their sport. . . while reducing the chance of injury when they play.
Patients who access our physical therapy services at our south location get access to the Peak Health and Wellness during the time they are a patient with us. And we have free child care for parents who wish to access our clinic within the Peak Health and Wellness Center.