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!!
- 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.
- Patty Carter, DPT
Patty Carter, DPT
Patty grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated with her doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine in Austin, Texas. Prior to her graduate program, she received her B.S. in Kinesiology from San Diego State University.
Patty has worked within many realms of physical fitness and is passionate about the rehabilitation process. She began her career in an adaptive fitness clinic in San Diego, serving individuals with developmental, neuromuscular, and physical impairments. She eventually transitioned to a training facility working with colligate football players preparing for the combine, pre-season baseball professionals and service members. Currently, Patty has found her home at Foothills Physical Therapy. She enjoys working with a variety of orthopedic clientele emphasizing a return to a pain free lifestyle.
Outside of Foothills, Patty enjoys snowboarding, wake surfing, mountain biking, hiking with her golden retriever and trying new recipes in the kitchen. She is a motivated individual that is dedicated to achieving goals through consistency, commitment, and hard work.
- 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.
- Clark Day, DPT
Clark Day, DPT
Clark grew up here in Meridian, where he graduated from Mountain View High School (Go Mavs!). He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's degree in Health and Wellness, where he learned his passion for anatomy. He then went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University of Oregon.
Clark has a hunger for learning, and loves to help his patients learn about their conditions too. He loves helping people reach their goals, by helping them understand the things that they need to do in order to physically get back to the things they love. He has experience with treating a variety of orthopedic and sports conditions and is committed to helping them reach their full potential.
Clark is a true Idaho boy, so in his spare time he loves to be out hunting, hiking, fishing, or cheering on the Broncos. He recently started the hobby of woodworking in the garage. Clark loves going on adventures with his wife and 1 year old son. If they aren't outside they're probably watching college football or the NBA together.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Alexandria Knapp, DPT
Alexandria Knapp, DPT
Alexandria moved to Idaho in 2021 from Eagle, CO. Originally from NJ she felt called to live out west. As a travel PT she lived across the country from Vermont to Colorado and Oregon. When it was time to settle down she choose to move to the Boise area.
She was introduced to Physical Therapy through injuries in high school as a competitive swimmer. She fell in love with the holistic aspect of healing that aimed to address physical impairments such as flexibility, mobility, strength and stability in order to promote healing, return to a fulfilled life and prevent further injury.
Alexandria graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelors of Science and from Rutgers University with a Doctorate of Physical therapy. She enjoys connecting with each one of her patients and treating a wide demographic of patients of all ages and diagnoses.
When Alexandria is not treating patients at Foothills PT she can be found training dogs and empowering pet dog owners through education. On a day off, Alexandria can be found outside mountain biking, snowboarding, or rock climbing.
- 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 has his level 1 certification for golf screening through the Titleist Performance Institiute (TPI), and is also certified in Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training, and 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.
- 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, CSCS
Danielle Melton DPT, CSCS
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!
- Josh Peters, DPT
Josh Peters, DPT
Josh was born and raised in small town Iowa where he developed an early passion for sports and an active lifestyle. He graduated from Lake Mills High School, participating in football, basketball, track and field, and baseball. He attended Luther College where he continued playing basketball, interned with the strengthen and conditioning program, and earned a major in Exercise Physiology graduating Magna Cum Laude. He went on to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in 2022 where he was inducted into the Alpha Eta Honor Society and was presented with the Dean?s Leadership Award.
Josh found his niche in physical therapy in the combination of training, educating, and promoting health and wellness. He believes in an approach that is highly encouraging and empowering. Through his education and training, Josh?s passion for sports-medicine and orthopedics blossomed and expanded. He especially enjoys return-to-sport rehabilitation, but even more so, he values and enjoys treating individuals of all ages and diagnoses.
When not at Foothills, Josh continues to live an active lifestyle that includes rock climbing, basketball, training, hiking, or anything that involves a ball or being outside. He is always ready for an adventure no matter what it entails, especially when it includes his friends and family. As a new Idaho resident, he appreciates and encourages any travel, food, or fun recommendations from his clientele and coworkers.
- Kevin D. Racine, DPT, OCS
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.
- 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.
- Madi Taylor, DPT
Madi Taylor, DPT
Madi was born and raised in Lewiston, Idaho. She became interested in physical therapy at a young age after a knee injury from playing soccer. She continued to pursue her interest in physical therapy at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho where she played soccer and earned her Bachelor?s in Science (Pre-Physical Therapy).
Madi earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Idaho State University (Meridian) in 2022. Throughout her clinical rotations, she developed a passion for orthopedics secondary to the large impact it has on helping patients regain function and the opportunities to educate patients on various lifestyle modifications. She enjoys building relationships with her patients to not only provide personalized physical therapy interventions, but to empower them to achieve goals in several aspects of their lives.
In her free time, Madi enjoys hiking and exploring with her fianc? and dogs. Other hobbies of hers include baking, gardening, and playing indoor soccer.
- 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