Our skilled therapists have more than 125 years of combined experience in treating patients individually based on orthopedic, neurological, medical, post-surgical and geriatric needs.
Laura earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado in 1982.
She has experience in multiple settings including outpatient care with spinal and orthopedic emphasis, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, long term care, and skilled nursing facilities. She enjoys working with the geriatric population.
She and her husband Larry live in Whitefish and have four children.
She enjoys country living in Montana, sports activities, skiing, swimming, bicycling, reading, and playing the piano.
Lori received her Associates of Applied Science from Williston State College in 1998. She is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant.
Her work experience includes providing therapy to patients of all ages and diagnosis for Roundup Memorial Healthcare from 1998-2007 and Brendan House from 2007 to present.
Her areas of focus include geriatrics, amputations and prosthetics, vestibular rehabilitation, and neurological impairments and osteoporosis exercises, and utilizing gaming technology for rehabilitation purposes.
She has one dog, Nemo, a Boston Terrier.
When she isn't walking and playing with Nemo, Lori has knitting needles in hand.
Jeni is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant who received her Associate in Applied Science degree from Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif.
While in California, she met the criteria to challenge the state boards and was awarded her PTA license in 1991. Jeni returned to school in the following years, and graduated from the PTA program at Cerritos College with her associate’s degree in 2001. She now is licensed in three states – Oregon, Washington and Montana.
Jeni and her husband of 28 years have a 13-year-old son. She enjoys cooking, reading and enjoying Montana’s great outdoors.
Linda earned her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1987. She also earned a therapeutic recreation degree from Northern Colorado University in 1977.
She has over 23 years of experience in rehabilitation services including inpatient rehabilitation, SNF Rehabilitation, home health, acute care, and outpatient services primarily with the adult and elderly populations. Linda also has therapeutic recreation experience with the pediatric population.
Linda's hobbies include knitting, quilting, yoga, hiking, and cross country skiing.
Shellie received her Associates in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy degree from MSU College of Technology in Great Falls, Montana in 1992.
She has over 18 years of experience working in long term care and skilled nursing facilities with the elderly population.
She and her husband Marc have 2 children. She enjoys one grandson. She loves her 2 dogs and 2 cats.
She likes to snow shoe, bike, bake bread, restore furniture, and spend time with her family and pets.
Rhonda earned a BA in special education and communication disorders from Augustana College in 1986, a MA in Speech Pathology from the University of South Dakota in 1988 and was part of SDSU's Pre-Medicine program in 1998.
She has over 23 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist, serving pediatrics through geriatrics.
She has specialized training in brain injuries, stroke, progressive diseases, and swallow disorders. She is a certified VitalStim provider for dysphagia (difficulty swallowing).
She is married to Dr. Robert Nitschelm and they have 4 children.
She enjoys singing, playing the piano, oboe, and saxophone, cooking, hiking and snow skiing as well as attending her children's events.