When we opened our brand new Alpine Physical Therapy clinic in downtown Missoula back in February of this year, we knew there would be a lot of excitement and new patients. To support this anticipated growth, we allocated two physical therapists for the new venture, Samantha Schmidt, PT, and Jamie Terry, DPT.
It wasn’t long before the opportunity presented itself for us to add another seasoned physical therapist to our downtown professional staff.
Our choice was Matthew Schweitzer, DPT. Matthew returned to Missoula after completing an advanced manual therapy certification and his board certification in orthopedic PT. His interests are in utilizing manual therapy and integrating patients in to functional movement. Matthew recently completed training with Kinetacore in Colorado to provide functional dry needling.
This month, we are also welcoming back from maternity leave Jessica Kehoe, DPT to our south location on Blue Mountain Road. Jess has practiced PT in Missoula since she graduated from the U of M with her Doctorate in 2007. She’s been with Alpine for over a year and sees a variety of folks, including those with back pain, sports injuries, and soccer injuries.
We are also thrilled to announce that on December 9, 2013, a well known physical therapist to the Missoula area, Dennis McCrea, PT will join our professional staff. Dennis will carry a full time schedule at our south clinic. He is known for his skill, care, and compassion. He’s an expert manual therapist and is fully certified in functional dry needling.
Finally, we are scheduling a start date of December 18th for a long time Alpine star, Leah Versteegen, DPT. She has been on a sabbatical in Tromso, Norway, which has been the home base for her family since February 2013 when her husband entered a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship with the Norwegian Polar Institute as a geophysicist conducting research in Antarctica. Leah has been working in Northern Norway this past year providing physical therapy services and Pilates instruction at Studio Pilates Trening and Fysioterapy. She is excited to return home to Alpine once again providing her services to the Missoula community.
These additions will enable us to uphold our passion to provide excellent physical therapy.