Kalispell Regional Healthcare offers outpatient physical therapy services in Lakeside, Montana, located inside the Westshore Medical Fitness Center. Westshore Physical Therapy, a department of Kalispell Regional Medical Center, provides treatment for patients of all ages who need spinal and extremity care, chronic pain relief, balance and coordination training, and postsurgical recovery.
We focus on treatment and improvement, helping individuals achieve independence from physical therapy – instead of dependence on physical therapy. We focus on the unique issues that are of concern to each patient in order to achieve optimal outcomes and regain normal function.
Westshore Physical Therapy is a single therapist location, and patients receive one-on-one attention from the physical therapist during every appointment.
The physical therapist at Westshore Physical Therapy consults and coordinates care with other Kalispell Regional Healthcare providers, and can review tests and procedures when relevant.
Westshore Physical Therapy services include:
- Spinal and extremity care
- Postsurgical recovery
- Chronic pain treatment
- Motor control and strength training
- Balance and coordination training
- Geriatric care
Fitness Center Benefits
Because of the shared location in the Westshore Medical Fitness Center, patients at Westshore Physical Therapy also have exclusive use of the fitness center during physical therapy visits.
In addition, once patients are finished with formal physical therapy, Westshore Medical Fitness Center will waive their registration fee for gym membership ($50 value) for ongoing health maintenance.
Meet Our Staff
Jeff Schmidt, PT, OCS, SCS, MTC, Cert. DN, graduated from St. Louis University in Missouri in 1991 and has worked in outpatient physical therapy for more than 25 years, including both hospital and private practice settings. He has advanced certifications in orthopedics, sports medicine, manual therapy and dry needling. He is founder and president of OPTS, an educational and consulting company for advanced training of physical therapists. Jeff served as the principal investigator in a research study published in 2012 in the peer-reviewed journal Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. Currently he is splitting his clinical time between The Summit and the newly opened Westshore Physical Therapy. Jeff specializes in spinal and extremity care, postsurgical cases, chronic pain, motor control and strength issues, balance and coordination, and geriatric care. Jeff spent years as a volunteer firefighter and EMT in his home state of North Dakota before moving to Montana in 2013. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Brooke, and their children, Calvin and Emmery. In his spare time he likes to hunt and fish as often as possible.
How to Reach Us
Westshore Physical Therapy
306 Stoner Loop, Suite 2A (second floor, in the Westshore Medical Fitness Center
Lakeside, MT 59922
Monday 8 a.m. to noon
Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Additional hours will be added as needed. For assistance outside these hours, please call Outpatient Therapy in Kalispell at (406) 751-4520.