CMMC’s Physical Therapy team consists of 8 Physical Therapists (PT’s) who have their Doctorate Degree or Master’s Degree, and 2 Physical Therapist’s Assistants (PTA’S).  Physical therapy is a specialized area of health care in which our highly trained therapists provide excellent services to promote your physical wellbeing and prevent further injury through strength and education.

Our Patients

We are committed to providing our patients with excellent individualized physical therapy treatment plans designed to work towards your goals and optimize your overall function.  We help people of all ages who have the following diagnosis or conditions, but not limited to:

  • Total joint replacements
  • Sprains and strains
  • Recreational and Sports injuries
  • Pre and post-surgical conditions
  • Balance disorders
  • Vestibular dysfunction (i.e. vertigo)
  • Gait deviations
  • Neck & back pain and dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inflammatory Conditions (bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, adhesive capsulitis, chronic pain)
  • Women’s health issues
  • Industrial and work related injuries
  • Pediatrics (Cerebral Palsy, Torticollis, Autism, developmental disorders, stroke, etc)
  • Stroke and neurological injuries (Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord injury, etc)
  • Traumatic brain injuries/Concussions
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) dysfunction
  • Flexibility limitations
  • Amputations
  • Obesity

Services

At CMMC, our skilled physical therapists provide a wide variety of services at Judith Peak Rehab Outpatient setting, Basin Therapy Outpatient setting, Acute Care setting, Home Health, and Skilled Nursing Facilities.  Our services aim to help patients maximize their ability to function and allow them to return to the best quality of life possible.  Common forms of physical therapy treatment may include the following:

  • LSVT BIG= Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, originally a Speech Therapy protocol adapted to Physical and Occupational therapy
  • Focused on large amplitude or “BIG” movement therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease or other related neurological movement disorders.
  • Detailed, 4-week program

o   4 days a week

o   60 minute sessions

  • Must be delivered by an LSVT BIG® Certified Clinician

o   Amanda Grove, PT, DPT

o   Sherry Berg, PTA

  • Can be used in conjunction with LSVT LOUD ® Speech Therapy

A therapeutic procedure that includes techniques like joint mobilization, manipulation, strain/counterstrain, muscles energy techniques, mobilization with movement techniques, and craniosacral therapy to regain mobility at many levels.  It can be utilized to restore proper alignment of joints, release tension in the muscles, reduce pain, improve posture, and increase mobility of soft tissues and joints.

CMMC Judith Peak Rehab has a state of the art, handicapped accessible HydroWorx pool with two underwater treadmills, powerful therapy jets for resistance, video capabilities for gait analysis, hydro massage, and a water bike.  The unique properties of water minimize weight bearing and residual joint pounding while maximizing mobility and function.

What Conditions Can Be Treated?

  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Weight bearing restrictions
  • Obesity
  • Chronic pain
  • Post-surgical patients
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Neurological conditions
  • Athletes with acute injuries
  • Pediatrics

Whether you are a weekend warrior or an athlete at school, physical therapy can be used to help treat sports related injuries, prevent further injury, and optimize sports performance.  Our highly trained physical therapists come from backgrounds of participating in high school and collegiate athletics.  They can help you optimize your vertical jump, speed, strength, plyometrics, and agility, and expedite your return to sporting activities.  Our therapists have been trained in Functional Movement Screens (FMS), and Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMA) to implement a full body approach to restoring proper movement and strength for athletes of all ages and skill sets.

What Conditions Can Be Treated?

  • Shoulder injuries (Rotator Cuff strains/tears, dislocations, labral tears, fractures, pre- and post-surgical, etc.)
  • AC joint separation/dislocation
  • Elbow injuries (Tendonitis, dislocation, ulnar nerve entrapment, fractures, pre- and post-surgical etc.)
  • Wrist and hand injuries
  • Hip injuries (strains/sprains, impingement, dislocation, labral tears, fractures, pre- and post-surgical, etc.)
  • Knee injuries (ligament and cartilage tears, strains/sprains, dislocation, patellar tracking, fractures, pre-and post-surgical, etc.)
  • Ankle and foot injuries (Sprains, strains, dislocations, ligament tears, fractures, shin splints, pre- and post-surgical, plantar fasciitis, etc.)
  • Neck and back injuries (Sprains, strains, muscle spasms, joint dislocation or malfunction, pre- and post-surgical,etc.)
  • Concussions
  • Running injuries

A 6 week summer program brought to you by CMMC Judith Peak Rehab and Basin Therapy in conjunction with Ortho Montana’s AMP Program.  This program is strategically designed to improve your strength, speed, agility, reaction time, and jumping ability.  All training is performed in a fun, safe, and age appropriate environment.  All participants will receive a T-shirt, a program folder, educational material, and tracking sheets to monitor improvements.

Program Focus:

  • Sprinting
  • Agility
  • Starting and Stopping
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Quickness
  • Reaction Time
  • Jumping
  • Reducing Injury Risk
  • Conditioning

Sessions:

  • M, W, and F from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (17 sessions total)
  • Usually starts the week after school is out at FHS and Stanford
  • Cost is $150.00 for first child and $100.00 per additional child
  • Program is open to incoming 7th graders on up through high school students
  • Program located at Fergus High School gymnasium or Stanford High School gymnasium

Contact CMMC Judith Peak Rehab at (406) 535-5157 or CMMC Basin Therapy at (406) 566-2466 to reserve your spot today!!

A therapeutic procedure using a fine filament needle which is advanced into an area of soft tissue restriction such as a “knot” or “trigger point”.  The tissue relaxes improving range of motion, decreasing pain, and enhancing overall function.  The needle is “dry” which means nothing is injected.

What to Expect:

  • Feeling of discomfort which varies.
  • Healthy muscle – very little discomfort if at all.
  • Dysfunctional, tight, or sensitive muscle – “cramp” or “sore” sensation, and often a quick contraction or “twitch” that quickly dissipates.

What Conditions Can Be Treated?

  • Sports Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Facial/Jaw Pain
  • Low Back Pain with or without leg pain
  • Hand/Foot Pain
  • Neck, Upper Back, Shoulder, Elbow, Hip Pain, etc
  • Dizziness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Injury prevention
  • Much, Much, More

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

  • Positive results typically apparent after 2-4 sessions
  • Varies depending on cause, duration, and severity of symptoms as well as overall health of patient and practitioner experience

Are There Any Side Effects?

  • Most common – muscle soreness, light bruising in treatment area after 1st session
  • Drinking plenty of water, using moist heat, and light exercise significantly improve side effects

Will My Insurance Pay For It?

  • Some insurances – YES!
  • Must be medically necessary
  • Medicare – not covered currently
  • Self-pay options available
  • Some patients have opted to self-pay due to substantial relief they receive

Functional Dry Needling Providers:

  • Christy Zimmer, MSPT is fully Certified as a Functional Dry Needling Practitioner since 2015
  • Vanessa Moen, PT, DPT is fully Certified as a Functional Dry Needling Practitioner since 2015
  • Amanda Grove, PT, DPT is fully Certified as a Functional Dry Needling Practitioner since 2016
  • Chad Williams, MPT is Level 1 trained in Functional Dry Needling since 2017
  • Laura Tognetti, PT, DPT is Level 1 trained in Functional Dry Needling since 2018

How Can I Get Started?

  • Most Insurances require a doctor’s referral or prescription
  • To schedule an appointment, contact Judith Peak Rehab at (406) 535-5157 or Basin Therapy at (406) 566-2466.

A 6 week summer program brought to you by CMMC Judith Peak Rehab in conjunction with Dr. Tim Hewett’s evidence based jump training program.  This program is strategically designed to focus on injury prevention with secondary gains in vertical height and foot speed.  Mental strength skills specific to an athlete’s performance will also be introduced.  All participants will receive a T-shirt.

Program Focus:

  • Injury Prevention with a special focus on ACL injury prevention
  • Gains in vertical height
  • Gains in foot speed
  • New warm up techniques with a focus on proper form of each skill
  • Mental strength skills

Sessions:

  • M, W, and F from 6:00 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. (18-20 sessions total)
  • Usually starts the beginning of June
  • Small group of 2-6 athletes
  • Cost is $150.00 for first athlete and $100.00 per additional athlete from same family
  • Program is designed for the local college athlete and focused high school incoming juniors and seniors if spots are available
  • Located at Judith Peak Rehab gym
  • Contact CMMC Judith Peak Rehab at (406) 535-5157 to reserve your spot today!!

Females of all ages are often faced with gender specific impairments that may lead to changes in their level of daily function and social participation.  Women’s health physical therapy can offer a number of treatment techniques to assist those experiencing some associated impairments.

What conditions can be treated?

  • Urinary and Fecal Incontinence
  • Chronic constipation
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pain with Sexual Intercourse
  • Vaginismus
  • Vestibulitis
  • Pre- and Post-Pregnancy Pain and Weakness
  • Low Back/Tailbone Pain

A treatment modality used to provide deep heating to soft tissues in the body such as muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments.  A sound head is pressed lightly against your skin and moved in a circular motion.  A gel medium is used to help conduct the sound waves into the skin and muscles.

What to Expect:

  • Increased circulation to muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Decreased pain
  • Increased stretchiness of muscles and tendons
  • Enhanced healing process
  • Decreased swelling

What Conditions Can Be Treated?

  • Tendonitis
  • Non-acute joint swelling
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Bursitis
  • Muscle sprains
  • Muscle strains

A therapeutic modality using an electric current through electrodes placed on the skin to decrease pain and inflammation, improve circulation, and help your muscles contract properly.  There are several different types of electrical stimulation and they are as follows:

  1. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) uses electricity to alter the pain signals to your brain. Primarily used to decrease acute and chronic pain.
  2. Russian Stimulation uses electricity to help improve the contraction of your muscles. Primarily used after an injury or surgery where muscles are inhibited and unable to generate a forceful contraction.
  3. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) uses electricity to help your muscles contract properly after injury or surgery. It is also helpful with performing functional tasks as it can be turned on and off depending on the muscle group that needs activated during a task.
  4. Interferential Current (IFC) uses electricity to help decrease your pain and improve circulation to injured tissues. Primarily used to decrease acute and chronic pain as well as inflammation.
  5. High Voltage Stimulation uses electricity to help decrease your pain and increase circulation. It also can be helpful with wound healing.

A therapeutic modality that uses electrical stimulation to administer medication across the skin to inflamed or injured tissues.  There are two electrodes applied to the skin.  The first electrode has the medication on it and it is applied to the area being treated while the second electrode is applied to your body nearby.  Dexamethasone is a common medication used to decrease inflammation, decrease swelling, and decrease muscle spasm.

What to Expect:

  • Decreased inflammation
  • Decreased pain
  • Decreased muscle spasms
  • Decreased swelling and edema
  • Reduced calcium deposits in the body
  • Manage scar tissue

What Conditions Can Be Treated?

  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs

Are There Any Side Effects?

  • Slight pin prick tingling sensation
  • Skin redness where electrode was placed
  • Tiny water blister in area where medication electrode was placed
  • Dryness or rough skin where medication was administered

An exercise prescribed by your physical therapist to control physical stress applied to the body to help improve strength, increase range of motion, improve flexibility, and increase endurance.  Exercises can be active where you perform them or passive where the therapist applies the stress for you while you relax.

What to Expect:

  • Increased strength
  • Increased ROM
  • Improved flexibility
  • Increased endurance
  • Improved overall mobility with less pain

A therapeutic procedure that is designed to help improve your ability to stand and walk, even if you need an adaptive device, so that you can function better throughout your day.

What to expect:

  • Strengthening of your muscles and joints
  • Improvement in your balance and posture
  • Build up in your endurance
  • Development of your muscle memory
  • Retraining of your legs for repetitive motion
  • Decreasing your risk of falls, while increasing your mobility

Who can benefit?

  • Broken legs or pelvis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • Joint replacements (hip, knee, or ankle)
  • Lower limb amputations
  • Strokes or neurological disorders
  • Muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, or other musculoskeletal disorders
  • Children with brain injuries, neurological disorders, or musculoskeletal disorders

A therapeutic procedure that involves doing exercises to improve steadiness by strengthening the muscles that help keep you upright so that daily activities for self-care, work, and leisure can be performed successfully.

What to expect:

  • Improved stability
  • Improved standing
  • Better bending
  • Better reaching
  • Enhanced turning
  • Steadier walking
  • Decreased falls
  • Enhanced overall daily activities

A therapeutic procedure that uses the therapists hands to knead the injured tissues of your body to help decrease pain, improve circulation, and decrease muscle tension/spasms.

A therapeutic treatment that uses a traction device to apply a traction force to your neck or back to help separate the joints and disc spaces which in turn helps decrease pressure on spinal nerves.

What to Expect:

  • Decreased pain
  • Improved mobility of the spine
  • Decreased muscle tightness

What conditions can be treated?

  • Arthritic joints
  • Bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Headaches
  • Neck and low back pain

A treatment technique that uses tape made of flexible fabric that stretches and pulls as you move.  It is applied to the skin over injured tissue and it can be kept in place for a few days.

What to Expect:

  • Muscle inhibition
  • Muscle facilitation
  • Bruising and swelling management
  • Pain relief

What conditions can be treated?

  • Muscle strain
  • Muscle sprain
  • Increased tone or spasticity
  • Tendonitis
  • Postural restoration