At Foothills Physical Therapy, our therapists are dedicated to providing an empowering environment, coupled with individualized care, to achieve optimal healing and functional recovery for our patients. When you choose to work with us, all of your care is provided by a licensed physical therapist in a one-on-one structure that allows you and your therapist to work together toward your specific goals.
On average, our PTs have roughly 16 years of experience.
Our highly skilled team of therapists have additional training and certifications in:
- Board Certification in Orthopaedics and Sports
- Orthopedic Residency
- Fellowship training
- Manual therapy
- Dry needling
- Aquatic Therapy
- Pelvic Health
- Post-Concussive Management
- Movement Analysis
- J. Brooks Aberg, DPT, OCS
J. Brooks Aberg, DPT, OCS
Brooks first moved to the Treasure Valley in 1975. He received his undergraduate degree locally at Boise State University (summa cum laude), and then pursued graduate work at Pacific University in Oregon where he earned both his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy (summa cum laude).
His primary area of specialty is in general orthopedics (peripheral joints and spine). He has special interests in shoulder rehabilitation, foot mechanics, and sports medicine. He is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), and is working toward credentialing with the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).
Brooks’ personal interests encompass much of the “Idaho Experience,” including camping, mountain biking, running, backpacking, and so on. He shares many of these interests with his wife and two sons. He is also a certified interscholastic coach in tennis, volleyball, and basketball.
- David Anderson, PT
David Anderson, PT
Dave moved to Boise in 1991 to begin his career in Physical Therapy following graduation from The University Of North Dakota.
His practice includes all general orthopaedic diagnoses with specific interest in peripheral joints (shoulder/elbow/hip/knee/ankle). His love of sports has led to additional work with athletes (young and old), helping them return to their athletic activities.
Dave enjoys golf, rafting, hiking, and coaching young athletes. His wife and their 4 children enjoy travel and the beauty found here in Idaho.
- Bret A. Bastian, DPT, SCS
Bret A. Bastian, DPT, SCS
Bret is a Boise native and attended high school at Boise High School. He graduated college in 2004 with a Bachelor’s of Science (Biology/Pre-med) from Albertson College of Idaho (College of Idaho) and played soccer there for two years. Due to injuries he became a patient at Foothills Physical Therapy where he was inspired to pursue a career in physical therapy.
Bret earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Maryland School of Medicine, class of 2010. Bret also has a National D license from the United States Youth Soccer Association and coaches locally for the Boise Nationals Soccer Club. He enjoys working with all types of orthopedic patients and empathizes and motivates based on his own personal experiences with injuries, surgeries and rehab.
Bret enjoys an active Idaho lifestyle, enjoying the outdoors, water sports, snow sports, playing/coaching soccer and watching BSU win. GO BRONCOS!!
- Cara Carpenter, DPT
Cara Carpenter, DPT
Cara received her undergraduate degree in Applied Health and Science in her hometown in MT and then pursued graduate work at Pacific University in Oregon where she earned both her Master's and Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy.
Her primary area of specialty is general orthopedics and sports injuries. She has over 19 years experience working with patients of all ages in both the outpatient orthopedic and home health settings. Cara has spent time in her career as a contract traveling therapist where she was able to meet and work with different Orthopedic surgeon groups. She had the privilege to serve a term Civilian outpatient, orthopedic PT position for the US Army in Fort Lewis, WA, treating acute, pre-and post operative conditions for the active duty soldiers. Her last traveling assignment landed her in Atlanta, GA where she stayed 12 years enjoying the Southern culture. She had the opportunity to work at a clinic with the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks team orthopedic physicians. Cara also served as a orthopedic manager for one of the largest orthopedic groups in the Metro Atlanta area where she had to opportunity to work closely with some of the top orthopedic surgeons and physicians in the group. Her treatment philosophy incorporates a combinations of manual therapy and evidenced based functional and sport specific exercises. Cara believes in quality one on one care when treating her clients and assisting them through their recovery.
Although she enjoyed the South, she and her husband wanted to return to the Pacific NW closer to their family. Boise was her home after graduate school in 2000, and she is happy to call it home once again. Cara enjoys traveling with her husband, working out, being active outdoors, and watching football.
- Sara Carpenter, DPT
Sara Carpenter, DPT
Sara, an Arkansas native, earned her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas and later a transitional doctorate in Physical Therapy from Evidence in Motion. She has been practicing in the treasure valley since 2003, specializing in treating outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine rehabilitation with a strong interest in lower extremity sports training and injury prevention, spine care, and osteoporosis.
Sara is passionate about educating and empowering her clients with the tools necessary for them to achieve their personal fitness goals and live a more functional, active & healthy lifestyle. In her free time, Sara enjoys all the outdoor recreation the wonderful state of Idaho has to offer with her family.
- Jake Crawford, DPT, OCS
Jake Crawford, DPT, OCS
Jake is a native of Walla Walla, Washington. He received a Bachelor of Science (Health Science, Psychology minor) from Boise State in which he graduated magna cum laude in 2014. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in Arizona in which he graduated summa cum laude in 2017.
During his didactic and clinical experience Jake developed a passion for orthopedics and sports medicine. His special interests include shoulder, vestibular, and golf-specific rehabilitation. His treatment philosophy incorporates a combination of manual therapy and functional / sport specific exercises.
Jake enjoys spending time with his wife Katie as well as their family and friends. His personal interests include watching Seahawk/BSU football, working out, traveling, playing guitar, hunting, fishing, golf, water sports, hiking, basketball, snow sports, yard games, and any other activities that involve movement or being outs
- Christopher Crowe, DPT, OCS
Christopher Crowe, DPT
Chris Crowe received his biology degree from LSU and completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at St. Augustine in Austin with honors. Chris is interested in all orthopedic conditions and working with patients to get them back to what they love. Chris completed a post-doctorate residency in orthopedics with Foothills and is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics. Chris is the physical therapist for Treasure Valley Sports League. When not treating in the clinic you can find Chris playing music, cooking, or being outdoors in Idaho with his wife, Amethyst, and his dog Olive. Let?s collaborate and improve your life.
- Chris Fox, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Chris Fox, DPT,OCS, FAAOMPT
Chris is a native of the Chicagoland area and in May 2013, he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University. Following that, he completed Scottsdale Healthcare’s Orthopaedic Residency (now Honor Health) in July 2014. He became a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist (OCS) in 2015. He graduated from Optim Manual Therapy Fellowhip.
He has completed coursework in Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling Level 1 certification, Visceral Manipulation Level 1 and IASTM Technique. He is currently serving as faculty for Optim Manual Therapy’s COMT program and has served as faculty and mentor for Foothills Sports Medicine’s Orthopaedic Residency. Additionally, he has served as adjunct faculty for Northern Arizona University’s Phoenix Campus DPT program.
Chris is one of the founders of The Student Physical Therapist website, a resource for physical therapist development. Having just relocated to the Boise area, Chris is looking forward to exploring the Idaho outdoors with his wife and son. He enjoys hiking, running, weight-lifting, and playing golf and basketball. Additionally, Chris loves following his favorite sports teams from Chica.
- Jim Hammer, DPT, OCS
Jim Hammer, DPT, OCS
Jim was born and raised in Boise. He received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Boise State University in 2005. Jim then went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University in 2008 graduating magna cum laude.
Since graduation, Jim has returned to Boise where he has continued to gain experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting as well as clinic management. He is always looking to improve his skill and knowledge base. He is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and is currently working on his NAIOMT (North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy) certification. He enjoys working with patients of all ages and abilities and is particularly interested in the physiology of exercise and injury.
Jim spends his free time mountain biking, camping, backpacking, and running with his wife Carly, their two daughters Hadley and Scarlett, and their dog Rylie. He also enjoys golfing, working out, and participating in local running events. He is a big fan of local sports, especially Bronco Football, and is a diehard Cubs fan.
- Kiley Holmes, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT
Kiley Holmes, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT
Kiley was born and raised in northern California, attending Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA she received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry emph. Biochemistry. Following college she attended Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Kiley has practiced all over the country while her husband served in the US Navy. While stationed in Washington, Kiley completed a residency program in Orthopaedics at MVP Physical Therapy in Port Orchard. After completing her residency she joined the faculty and completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy with an emphasis in Sports. Kiley is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS), and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).
Kiley has a passion for treating lower body injuries, specifically hips and knees as well as returning injured athletes to sport while preventing re-injury. She has previously managed an Outpatient Rehabilitation SportsPod and led the return to sports group in Annapolis, MD. She successfully started and operated a mobile physical therapy service in Long Island, NY where she was active in the community, assisting at various sporting events.
Kiley enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan, her son Alister, and their two dogs, Sherlock and Watson. Kiley loves being outdoors, watching football and soccer, traveling, ballroom dancing, pilates, and yoga. She is very excited to call Boise her home.
- Jerret Hopstad, MPT, OCS
Jerret Hopstad, MPT, OCS
Jerret was born and raised in Northeastern Montana and then attended the University of North Dakota for both of his undergraduate and graduate training in Physical Therapy. He graduated summa cum laude from UND with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1998.
Since graduation, Jerret has resided here in Boise where has been practicing Physical Therapy in multiple outpatient/orthopaedic settings. He specializes in treating orthopaedic and sports-related injuries as well as spine injuries and dysfunctions. Jerret has continued his education studying advanced techniques in orthopaedic and manual therapy through NAIOMT, as well as Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, OCS. He also has five years of experience managing a local physical therapy clinic and is currently Vice President/Co-owner of Foothills Physical Therapy.
Jerret’s personal interests include a balance between spending time with his family (wife, Kammi, and daughters Lilly, Lucy, Ruby) and outdoor recreation, and preferably both. His recreational passions include downhill skiing, water skiing, mountain biking, trail running, golf, whitewater rafting, camping/backpacking and anything else Idaho’s outdoors can throw at him.
- Dylan Kent, DPT
Dylan Kent, DPT
Dylan was born and raised in Northwest Minnesota. After high-school he attended the University of North Dakota where he graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015. During graduate school, Dylan visited the Treasure Valley on two separate occasions for clinical rotations in 2013 and again in 2015. He enjoyed the area so much that he decided to move out to Boise to work for Foothills soon after graduation.
Dylan returned to Minnesota for a brief period of time from 2017 through 2020, but then returned to the Treasure Valley with his wife at the start of 2021. Dylan currently works at our Boise and Ten Mile clinics, where he treats a wide range of diagnoses, including spinal injuries, neuromuscular pathologies, vestibular dysfunctions, sports or recreational activity related injuries, and all general orthopedic conditions. Dylan plans to expand his skillset in the near future by becoming a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist.
In his spare time, Dylan enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and taking in all outdoor activities that the beautiful state of Idaho has to offer.
- Sarah Kibiloski, DPT
Sarah Kibiloski, DPT
Sarah was born and raised in Colorado. She discovered her interest in physical therapy after experiencing multiple injuries as a soccer player. Following high school, she moved to Virginia, where she graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor’s in Science (Kinesiology, Exercise Science).
Sarah earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016. During her clinical rotations, she developed a passion for concussion management, sports medicine, and orthopedic injuries. She enjoys connecting with her patients and using her personal experiences in physical therapy to motivate and encourage them throughout the rehabilitation process.
Sarah recently moved to Boise with her husband. She spends her free time exploring the Treasure Valley area, coaching youth soccer, and taking advantage of the outdoor lifestyle Idaho has to offer.
- Beau Lockmer, DPT
Beau Lockmer, DPT
Beau is from Spokane, Washington. He graduated from Ferris High School where he played Football, Basketball, Soccer, and ran Track and Field. He then graduated cum laude from Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA) in 2017, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Sport Psychology, and also played wide receiver on the Football team. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University (Hillsboro, OR) in which he graduated cum laude in 2021..
Throughout Beau?s education and clinical experiences, he has developed a passion for orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. His special interests include return to sport, ACL rehab, and injury prevention. He enjoys treating patients of all ages and diagnoses, and is eager to help facilitate patients getting back to full function and participation in sport/recreation. He is committed to providing high quality care in order to help improve the lives of his patients. His treatment philosophy includes manual therapy, functional activities, and sport-specific exercises. He is certified in Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training and also plans on becoming certified in Dry Needling. In the near future, Beau will become a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist.
Beau moved to the Boise area in the summer of 2020. In his spare time, you?ll find him with his family and friends while cheering on the Seahawks, Lakers, and Gonzaga Bulldogs. He enjoys working out, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding, golfing, water sports, playing basketball, and being active outside.
- Heather Lopez, DPT, OCS, SCS
Heather Lopez, DPT, OCS, SCS
Heather is a Michigan native, but has been in Boise since 2015. She received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Michigan State University and is a Spartan to the core. She went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Baylor University where she also served in the US Army.
She worked as a physical therapist while on Active Duty for 6 years working with an Infantry Battalion and a Special Operations Group. She deployed to Afghanistan twice while serving these units. After leaving the Army she moved to Hawaii and worked at a private outpatient clinic as a travel PT. Most recently she served as the Sports Medicine Program Manager at St. Luke’s. Heather is both an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) and Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) and has a special interest in treating athletes of all ages with a focus on homing in and perfecting movement patterns along with injury reduction/prevention.
In her free time Heather is working toward obtaining her pilots license and loves being outside. You can find her in the foothills on her bike or trail running. She and her husband enjoy all the outdoor activities Idaho has to offer along with cooking and indulging in good food.
- Pam Martin, MPT, OCS, ATC
Pam Martin, MPT, OCS, ATC
Pam was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Boise in 2004, after spending eleven years in Chicago. She received her bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine with a concentration in Athletic Training from Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio. She then went on to receive her Master’s of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in Chicago.
Pam has specialized in treating patients with orthopedic and sports-related injuries for almost 15 years. She has previously managed two different clinics, including a large orthopedic and sports medicine clinic in the Chicago western suburbs, and is the past head athletic trainer for Timothy Christian High School in Elmhurst, Illinois. She has special interest in treatment of the knee, shoulder, and hip, and is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).
Pam’s personal interests include spending time with her husband and seven year old daughter; volleyball, skiing, hiking, and anything in the Idaho outdoors.
- Danielle Melton DPT, Certif. DN
Danielle Melton DPT, Certif. DN
Danielle is a native from the Chicago-land area. She received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Elmhurst College in Illinois and then her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Southwest Baptist University in Missouri on May 2013. She participated in collegiate sports in both basketball and cross country.
Danielle worked in New Mexico for 4 years at two private outpatient orthopedic practices, completed a traveling physical therapy rotation in Washington state, and then recently moved to Boise in November 2017. She has gotten certified in KinetaCore Functional Dry Needling Level 1 and is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. She has experience in treating all general orthopedic diagnoses with her special interests including treating runners, young athletes, and promoting a healthy lifestyle and injury prevention.
Danielle and her husband enjoy traveling abroad, being active outside including trail running, snowboarding, and hiking, as well as playing and watching basketball.
- Brian O'Neal DPT, OCS, SCS, ATC
Brian O'Neal DPT, OCS, SCS, ATC
Brian is a native of Galveston, Texas who was first introduced to Boise by way of a football scholarship to Boise State University. In 2003 he completed his undergraduate education and received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, becoming the first BSU football athlete to complete this Sports Medicine curriculum.
Brian became certified as an Athletic Trainer (ATC) and was hired as an intern Athletic Trainer for both the N.Y. Giants (preseason) and Washington Redskins (regular season) in 2003. In 2005 Brian enrolled at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Brian’s areas of specialty are orthopedic and sports injury prevention and rehabilitation, and he is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and a Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS). He brings his competitive and perfectionist attitude to the clinic, motivating patients to reach or exceed their highest potential.
Brian enjoys working out, watching football (GO BRONCOS), and is interested in experiencing more that Boise has to offer.
- Nicole Puopolo Olsen, MSPT
Nicole Puopolo Olsen, MSPT
Nicole earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Utah State University, magna cum laude. She completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 1998 at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, graduating with distinction.
Following P.T. school, Nicole moved to Massachusetts where she spent 13 years working in an outpatient sports orthopedic clinic for a large hospital system. Nicole also has experience in a variety of other P.T. settings including home care, aquatics and geriatrics. This diversity of experience helped to develop Nicole’s holistic approach to PT.
Nicole’s practice includes all general orthopedic diagnoses with specific interest in peripheral joints (shoulder/elbow/hip/knee/ankle). Nicole is also fully certified in dry needling.
Nicole is a Boise native who moved away to spread her wings. She returned to the Treasure Valley in 2011 with her husband and 2 children to be closer to family and enjoy the outdoor lifestyle of Idaho. Nicole is passionate about self-development, holistic wellness practices, nutrition and staying active. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, having fun and living life to the fullest!
- Kevin D. Racine, DPT
Kevin is a Boise native who attended Capital High School where he participated in football, rugby, wrestling, and track. His passion for sports came with numerous injuries which resulted in him being introduced to and pursuing a career in the field of physical therapy. He graduated from the University of Idaho where he played collegiate rugby and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and Health.
Kevin graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University where he was awarded the graduate student Research Scholar of the Year award for his research work. He is also a published author in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy for his research in ACL injury prevention and return to sport guidelines.
Kevin loves treating a wide demographic of patients of all ages and diagnoses. In his free time, Kevin enjoys golfing, skiing, and anything outdoors with his girlfriend and their 3 year old Bichon Frise puppy.
- Kim Rainey, DPT
Kim Rainey, DPT
Kim was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated with honors from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology while competing as a Division I swimmer. She then went on to earn her Masters in Physical Therapy (summa cum laude) from Cal State University, Long Beach in 2003.
Kim has a wide range of experience including acute, home health, and outpatient orthopedics. However, her true passion is integrating Pilates as a primary treatment modality. This passion started after she sustained a back injury that led to her own rehabilitation. After personally experiencing the benefits of Pilates, Kim decided to obtain a Pilates Certification in 2008 to integrate and offer this exercise method, and its benefits, to her patients.
In 2011, she decided to open her own Pilates-Based Physical Therapy practice in San Diego, CA where she specialized in treating chronic back and lower extremity issues. During this time she completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Montana. In February of 2016, Kim and her family relocated to Boise. She enjoys spending time with her family and looks forward to bringing Pilates-Based physical therapy to her patients here.
- Lisa Swan, MPT, CMPT
Lisa Swan, MPT, CMPT
Lisa graduated from Idaho State University with a Master of Physical Therapy in 1995. Since that time, she has practiced in the Boise area in a variety of settings including acute care, in-patient rehabilitation, sub-acute care, home health, and out-patient orthopedics. Lisa’s last 12 years have been focused in orthopedics with a special emphasis in manual therapy. Lisa received the majority of her advanced training through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and is currently working towards her manual therapy certification. Through this training, she has become specialized in a manual approach to biomechanical evaluation and treatment of the spine and peripheral joints.
When she’s not at work, Lisa will probably be found doing some type of outdoor adventure such as hiking, biking, skiing, camping, or backpacking in the mountains near her hometown of McCall or in the beautiful Sawtooths around Stanley.
- Hope Whitman, DPT
Hope Whitman, DPT
Hope grew up in the small, mountain town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She found an early passion for staying active outdoors and with sports, including gymnastics, cross country, skiing/snowboarding, and soccer. Hope continued her soccer career in college at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where she graduated with a degree in Health Science and a minor in Psychology.
While Hope always knew she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field, and experienced plenty of physical therapy herself, her real passion stemmed when she realized she wanted a profession that would truly make a difference. She wanted to help people take an active role in improving their function to live independent and healthy lifestyles.
Hope pursued her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Pacific University in Oregon where she was presented the graduate award for Outstanding Service to the Physical Therapy Program. Through her experiences, Hope found a passion for orthopedics and sports medicine, as well as amputation rehabilitation and hand therapy. Hope is eager to treat people of all ages and diagnoses.
When Hope is not at Foothills PT, you may see her coaching at Pivot Lifestyle and Fitness, hiking or biking in the foothills, catching up with family, or planning her next adventure.
- Nick Woods, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Nick Woods, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Nick was born and raised in Boise. He graduated from the College of Idaho (summa cum laude) in Zoology / “pre-med” in 1996. He earned his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Duke University in 1998, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (with distinction) from Pacific University in Oregon in 2013.
Nick specializes in treating patients with orthopedic dysfunction (spinal and limbs, operative and non-operative) with manual therapy and prescriptive exercise to correct faulty movement patterns. He is one of a handful of PTs in Idaho to complete certification with NAIOMT as a Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapists (COMT) and become a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). Nick is also a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). He developed and ran the state’s largest outpatient spine program. Nick has been a co-owner in Foothills Physical Therapy for 13 years, and currently serves as Treasurer.
Nick enjoys taking an active role as educator of fellow therapists, patients and the community. Nick is one of the founders and the Director of the Orthopaedic Residency of Foothills Physical Therapy (ORFPT).
Nick is married to the love of his life, with three sons and one daughter. He spends his free time with his wife and children, playing guitar, exploring the Idaho outdoors, hunting, fishing, backpacking, and skiing