Christy Zimmer, MSPT
Rehab Manager / Physical Therapist

I am a Central Montana native who graduated from Moore High School in 1987.  My love of high school sports and helping people led me to pursue an education at Pacific University.  While at Pacific University, I also played women’s basketball and was inducted into the Hall of Fame for basketball in 2008.  Upon graduation from Pacific University in 1995, I traveled as a Physical Therapist on the East Coast for 3 ½ years working in Acute Care, Long term care, inpatient rehab, outpatient therapy, pediatrics, transitional care unit, and Home Health.  I then moved to Georgia where I worked in an outpatient clinic for 3 years.  I also had the pleasure of working with the high school football team, team physician, and athletic trainer during games and post-game clinics.  The highlight was watching the team play in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.  I then moved back to Lewistown in 2001 to be closer to family and raise my three children in this great community.  I initially worked at CMMC in outpatient, acute care, home health, and long term care.  I transitioned to Rehab Coordinator in 2007, and then my current position of Rehab Manager and outpatient PT in 2008.  I am very passionate about treating patients of all ages with a variety of diagnosis.  I especially enjoy helping an athlete return to sport.  I emphasize a hands-on approach in conjunction with exercise.  I believe in providing excellent quality of care to our patients in order to help them recover to their fullest potential and enhance their quality of life.  In my free time, I love being a mom and watching my three children with their various sports and activities.  I also enjoy playing sports, boating/tubing, drawing and painting, fishing, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Education:  B.S. degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology, Pacific University; Forest Grove, OR (1992) and Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, Pacific University; Forest Grove, OR (1995)

Focus:  general orthopedics, functional dry needling, manual therapy, sports medicine, vertigo, and pediatrics.

Specialties: Certified as a Functional Dry Needling specialist through Kinetacore with completion of Level 1, Level 2, and Functional Therapeutics. Certified to perform Functional Movement Screens (FMS), and trained in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and Mobilization with Movement Techniques. Level 2 trained in Craniosacral therapy.  Reiki Master.

Professional affiliations:  American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Montana Physical Therapy Associatoin (MAPTA) member for 25 years, special sections member for Orthopedics, Sports Physical Therapy, and Aquatic Physical Therapy.

Bruce Bowman, MSPT
Physical Therapist

I am originally from Helena, MT. I attended Carroll College for 2 years and then transferred to the University of Montana to complete my undergraduate degree. Upon graduation from the University of Montana in 1968, I attended Physical Therapy School at Stanford University. I graduated in 1970 and began my career at Columbus Hospital in Great Falls, MT. I then moved to Lewistown in 1973 and started the Physical Therapy Department at St. Joseph’s Hospital. I then transitioned in 1977 to the newly built CMMC where I was Director of Physical Therapy and worked in inpatient, outpatient, and home health. In 2007 I took a staff physical therapy position working in acute care and long term care. In 2014 I transitioned to working weekends and holidays covering acute care and skilled nursing rehab. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, bird hunting with our dogs, playing golf, and fly fishing.

Education:  B.S. in Pre Physical Therapy, University of Montana; Missoula, MT (1968) and Masters of Science program in Physical Therapy, Stanford University; San Francisco, CA (1970)

Focus: Geriatrics, inpatient and long term care

Specialties:  Total Joint Replacement, Orthotic and Brace Fitting

Laura Tognetti, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

I am originally from Gardner, North Dakota.  I pursued my undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University in 2012, and then went on to attend Physical Therapy School at the University of Mary.  Upon graduation from the University of Mary in 2015, I worked in a private outpatient clinic for 2 years.  I then moved with my husband back to his hometown of Lewistown, and began working at CMMC Judith Peak Rehab as an outpatient physical therapist.  I am passionate about helping patients reduce pain, improve mobility, and restore function to allow them to live a fulfilled, active lifestyle.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, fishing, outdoor activities, playing with my dogs, and sports.

Education: B.S. in Exercise Science, North Dakota State University; Fargo, ND (2012).  Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Mary; Bismarck, ND (2015)

Focus:  general orthopedics, manual therapy, and sports medicine

Vanessa Moen, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

I am originally from East Wenatchee, WA.  I first came to Montana in 2002 where I pursued a collegiate basketball career and undergraduate degree from Carroll College in 2005.  I then went on to attend Physical Therapy School at Regis University in Denver, CO.  Upon graduation from Regis University in 2008, I worked in an outpatient clinic in Portland, OR for one year.  I received close mentorship in Women’s Health Physical Therapy.  I then returned to Lewistown, MT in 2009 and began working at CMMC Judith Peak Rehab as an outpatient Physical Therapist.  I have been an integral part of developing the Central Montana Injury Prevention and Jump Training Program.  I have also established a contract with the Carroll Women’s Basketball Team with a focus in education in issues specific to the female athlete.  When I am not busy spending time with my 2 children and husband, I enjoy teaching fitness classes, education, and meditation.

Education: B.A. in Health and Physical Education – Community Health, Carroll College; Helena, MT (2005) Doctor of Physical Therapy, Regis University; Denver, CO (2008)

Focus: general orthopedics, Women’s Health, sports medicine, vertigo, and functional dry needling.

Specialties: Certified as a Functional Dry Needling specialist through Kinetacore with completion of Level 1, Level 2 and Functional Therapeutics.  Certified in Level 1 and 2 Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional Movement Screens (FMS).  Level 1 and Level 2 Certifications of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy.  Certified Mental Strength Coach.  Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the APTA.

Amanda Grove, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist/Basin Therapy Physical Therapist

I am originally from Helena, MT.  I pursued my undergraduate degree from Carroll College in 2007 and then went on to attend Physical Therapy School at University of Montana.  Upon graduation from University of Montana in 2012, I worked at Benefis Health System as an Outpatient/Acute Care Physical Therapist for 2 years.  I then moved in 2012 with my husband to the family farm and ranch, and began working as an outpatient physical therapist at CMMC Judith Peak Rehab in Lewistown, and CMMC Basin Physical Therapy in Stanford, MT.  Since working at CMMC, I have been an integral part in developing our Central Montana Sports Enhancement Program in Lewistown and Stanford.  I reside on the family farm and ranch with my husband and 3 children.  I enjoy serving a rural community with diverse needs.

Education:  B.A. in Health and Physical Education – Community Health, Carroll College; Helena, MT (2007)  Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Montana; Missoula, MT (2010)

Focus:  general orthopedics, pediatrics, sports medicine, vertigo, and functional dry needling

Specialties:  Certified as a Functional Dry Needling specialist through Kinetacore with completion of Level 1 and Level 2.  Credentialed Clinical instructor through the APTA. Kinesiotaping, LSVT Big Certified

Professional affiliations:  American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Montana Physical Therapy Association (MAPTA) member

Janelle Harvey, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

I am originally from Garden Plain, KS.  I pursued my undergraduate degree from Kansas State University in 2014, and then went on to attend a Speech-Language Pathology Program at the University of Central Missouri.  Upon graduation from the University of Central Missouri in 2016, I decided to leave my home state of Kansas and move to Montana for a change of scenery.  I loved the smaller community atmosphere that Lewistown provided, and I began working for CMMC as an outpatient, inpatient, and skilled nursing rehab speech language pathologist.  I enjoy working with individuals (of all ages) with communication and swallowing disorders.  I am passionate about habilitating pediatric patients to communicate their wants and needs as well as rehabilitate those that lost their speaking abilities, so that they are able to effectively communicate with their friends and family again.  In my free time I enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors, reading, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Education:  B.S. degree in Communication Disorders, Kansas State University; Manhattan, KS (2014).  Master of Science Degree in Communication Disorders, University of Central Missouri; Warrensburg, MO (2016)

Focus: Outpatients of all ages, teaching phonology, syntax, morphology, language based literacy deficits and swallowing disorders

Specialties:  Certified in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) for treatment of language disorders.

Professional Affiliations:  Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Licensure (ASHA). Member of the Montana Speech-Language Hearing Association (MSHA).

Leigh Bailey, PT-DPT

I am originally from Fort Benton, Montana.  I pursued my bachelors degree at Montana State University, and continued on to get my doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Montana, Missoula.  I then chose to do a 13 month residency to specialize in orthopedics with the Johns Hopkins Hospital and George Washington University Residency program in Baltimore/Washington DC.  I had the opportunity to receive advanced training in manual therapy, chronic pain/pain neuroscience, women’s health, and running mechanics (among other topics).  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, working on our family farms, and enjoying the outdoors.

Education BS degree in Exercise Science at MSU – Bozeman, Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Montana, Orthopedic Residency in Baltimore with the John Hopkins and George Washington University Orthopedic Residency program

Focus: Orthopedics, running mechanics, women’s health, manual therapy.

Sarah Leech, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA.  I pursued my undergraduate degree from Ohio Northern University in 2013, and then went on to attend a Speech-Language Pathology Program at Duquesne University.  Upon graduation from Duquesne University in 2017, I moved from Pittsburgh, PA to Lewistown to begin my career at CMMC as an inpatient, skilled nursing rehab and home health speech-language pathologist.  I enjoy working with a variety of patients in speech, language, cognition, voice, and swallowing rehabilitation.  I am passionate about helping patients regain the ability to communicate, and working with patients across all ages.  In my free time I enjoy reading, exploring Montana, and spending time with family and friends.

Education:  B.A. degree in literature with a minor in marketing, Ohio Northern University; Ada, OH (2013) Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Duquesne University; Pittsburgh, PA (2017).

Focus:  Acute care, skilled nursing rehab, and home health for speech, language, cognition, voice, and swallowing rehabilitation.

Specialties: Aural rehabilitation for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, voice and swallowing therapy for the head and neck cancer population.

Professional Affiliations:  Certified through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Member of the Montana Speech-Language Hearing Association (MSHA).

Chad Williams, PT, MPT
Physical Therapist

I am originally from Shawnee, OK.  I pursued my undergraduate curriculum from the University of Oklahoma and then went on to attend Physical Therapy School at the University of Oklahoma-Health and Sciences Center.  Upon graduation from the University of Oklahoma-Health and Sciences Center in 2008, I worked as a traveling physical therapist for 2 years in outpatient.  I took a traveling position at CMMC and became a permanent employee in 2010. Since working at CMMC, I have been an integral part in developing our Central Montana Sports Enhancement Program.  My driving goal in physical therapy is to help people get back to the activities and lifestyle they enjoy.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and son, fishing, hunting, hiking and skiing.

Education: Masters of Physical Therapy, University of Oklahoma-Health and Sciences Center; Oklahoma City, OK (2008)

Focus: general orthopedics, sports medicine, functional dry needling.

Specialties: Functional Dry Needling Level 1 trained through Kinetacore.  Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the APTA.  Certified to perform Functional Movement Screens (FMS), and trained in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).  Trained in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and Postural Restoration.

Chris Russell, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

I am originally from Irvine, CA. I pursued my undergraduate degree from Azusa Pacific University in 1988, and worked in aquatic therapy.  Then I went on to take the Physical Therapy Assistant Exam in 1992 and worked in outpatient aquatic therapy for 1 year, and then acute care for 4 years.  In 1998, I received my Associate Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Sacramento City College.  Upon graduation I worked per diem in outpatient aquatic therapy for 9 years.  In 2009 I decided to move to Lewistown with my husband and three children.  I began working for CMMC as an outpatient and home health physical therapist assistant.  I particularly enjoy driving around Fergus County to see patients in their homes and experience different cultures.  I also enjoy doing interactive therapy with children in the pool.  In my free time I enjoy watching my son play sports, traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Education:  B.A. in Athletic Training Physical Education, Azusa Pacific University; Azusa, CA (1988).  Associate Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant, Sacramento City College; Sacramento, CA (1998).

Focus:  Aquatic therapy, home health

Specialties: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.

Kathleen Thackeray, OTR, L
Occupational Therapist

I am a Lewistown native who graduated from St. Leo’s High School in 1986.  I pursued my undergraduate degree from Carroll College in 1990, and then went on to Occupational Therapy School at Colorado State University.  Upon graduation from Colorado State University in 1993, I worked at Shodair Children’s Hospital in Helena, MT in pediatrics for 3 years.  I then worked for an outpatient clinic in Helena for 2 years with adults, children, and skilled nursing.  After that I worked for 3 years as a contract OT for an Idaho School System in conjunction with a contract with a skilled nursing facility.  I then moved back to Lewistown with my husband in 2001, and began working at CMMC as an outpatient, acute care, skilled nursing rehab, and home health occupational therapist.  I also contracted with the local school district.  I particularly enjoy working with children and their families to assist with developmental needs.  I love occupational therapy’s role in helping people overcome obstacles in order to be as independent as possible.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family in the outdoors, hiking, horseback riding, biking, gardening, skiing, and sledding.

Education:  B.A. in Psychology, Carroll College; Helena, MT (1990).  B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University; Fort Collins, CO (1993).

Focus: Pediatrics, geriatrics, sensory integration and developmental progression.

Specialties:  Certified to administer the SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests).  Superficial Modalities license.

Laura Anderson, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

I am a Lewistown native who graduated from Fergus High School in 2005.  I pursued my undergraduate degree from Montana State University in 2009, and then went on to attend Physical Therapy School at the University of Montana.  Upon graduation from the University of Montana in 2013, I worked as a traveling physical therapist in acute care, and outpatient.  I moved back to Lewistown in 2014 and began working at CMMC Judith Peak Rehab as an acute care and skilled nursing rehab physical therapist.  My passion is treating the geriatric population, helping them recover from injuries and illnesses, and helping them improve their pain and mobility to lead a higher quality of life.  I am so happy to be back in my hometown to live and work.  My husband and I, along with our son, love Central Montana; the outdoor opportunities – from trail running to fly fishing – the people and the community here are incredible.  I can’t imagine myself anywhere else.

Education:  B.S. in Health and Human Development, Montana State University; Bozeman, MT (2009) Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Montana; Missoula, MT (2013)

Focus: Geriatrics

Specialties:  Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the APTA.

Janelle Painter, MSPT, CSRS

I am originally from Seattle, WA.  I pursued my undergraduate degree from Point Loma Nazarene University, and then went on to attend Physical Therapy School at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  Upon graduation from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2005, I worked as a physical therapist in Kingman, AZ for 12 years working in acute care, inpatient rehab, and home health.  I moved to Lewistown, MT from Kingman, AZ in 2017 and began working at CMMC Judith Peak Rehab as an acute care, skilled nursing rehab, and home health physical therapist.  I enjoy running, fishing, exploring the outdoors, and getting involved in the community with my husband and 2 children.

Education:  B.A. in Exercise Science/Athletic Training, Point Loma Nazarene University; San Diego, CA (1999) Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Kansas Medical Center; Kansas City, KS (2005)

Focus: Geriatrics

Specialties:  Certified Rehab Stroke Specialist. Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the APTA.

Danielle Affolder, COTA
Occupational Therapist

I am originally from Albuquerque, NM.  I pursued an Associate Degree in Applied Science/Occupational Therapy Assistant from Brown Macki College, Fort Wayne, IN.  Upon graduation from Brown Macki College in 2007, I worked in Fort Wayne, IN in a skilled nursing facility for 3 years.  I then moved to Rio Rancho, NM and worked in a skilled nursing facility and outpatient pediatric setting for 5 years.  I then decided to move to Lewistown with my daughter in 2014 to be closer to family and experience Montana.  I began working for CMMC as an Occupational Therapist Assistant in acute care, skilled nursing rehab, outpatient, and home health.  I enjoy working with patients in the pool and incorporating mindfulness into sessions to help people identify their needs.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my daughter traveling, watching her play sports, and seeing Montana.

Education:  Associate Degree in Applied Science/Occupational Therapy Assistant, Brown Macki College; Fort Wayne, IN (2007).

Focus:  Outpatient pediatrics practicing yoga and mindfulness and hand rehab, pool therapy, geriatrics

Specialties:  Endorsement of Superficial and Electrical and Sound modalities. Certificate of Aquatic therapy.  Certificate of Yoga and Mindfulness.

Professional Affiliations:  Member of American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Jed Meyers, OTR-L, EMT-A
Occupational Therapist

I am originally from Melbourne Australia.  I spent five years working as a Certified Nurses and Rehab Aide and enjoyed assisting others to get well.  I then pursued my undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary.  Upon graduation from the University of Mary in 2000, I worked in Cortez, CO for five years as an Occupational Therapist in skilled nursing rehab, outpatient, home health, and acute care.  In May of 2005, I moved to Lewistown with my wife and children.  I began working for CMMC as an outpatient, home health, acute care, and skilled nursing rehab Occupational Therapist.  I am passionate about seeing patients get well and return to their prior level of function.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and five children, running marathons, reading, and working on my home.

Education:  B.S. Degree in Occupational Therapy, University of Mary; Bismarck, ND (2000).

Focus: Outpatient, home health.

Specialties:  Superficial Modalities License.  Advanced Emergency Medical Technician.

Professional Affiliations:  Montana Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA)

Sherry Berg, PTA
Basin Therapy, Physical Therapist

I am a Central Montana native who graduated from Stanford High School in 1995.  I then went on to attend the University of Montana, and in 1998 I was accepted into the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Montana State University College of Technology in Great Falls.  Upon graduation in 2000, I worked as a PTA in Missoula for 2 ½ years in an outpatient clinic.  I then moved back to Stanford with my husband and began working at CMMC in outpatient, acute care, home health, and long term care.  After starting a family, I decided to stay at home for a few years.  I then had the opportunity of working with CMMC again in outpatient when they started their satellite clinic at CMMC Basin Physical Therapy in Stanford, MT.  I have been an integral part in implementing our Central Montana Sports Enhancement Program at Stanford High School.  I have really enjoyed coming back to my family ranch and helping my neighbors and community members with their Physical Therapy needs.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, riding horses, ranching, running, roping, photography, and following my 2 children around in all their activities.

Education:  Associate degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant, Montana State University College of Technology; Great Falls, MT (2000)

Focus: general orthopedics, sports medicine

Specialties: Kinesiotaping, running analysis, pilates, LSVT Big certified

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