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
- Orthopaedic Residency
- Fellowship Training
- Manual Therapy
- Dry Needling
- Aquatic Therapy
- Pelvic Health
- Post-Concussive Management
- Movement Analysis
David Anderson, PT
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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.
J. Brooks Aberg, DPT, OCS
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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 orthopaedics (peripheral joints and spine). He has special interests in shoulder rehabilitation, foot mechanics, and sports medicine. He is a board certified Orthopaedic 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.
Bret A. Bastian, DPT, SCS
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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 orthopaedic 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
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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 and 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
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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
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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 (Fluent in Spanish)
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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.
Kristin Engelhard, DPT
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Kristin was born and raised in Wilmette, Illinois, just north of Chicago. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and certificate in Global Health. After a gap year, she completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northwestern University in downtown Chicago, with clinical and research experiences highlighting her interest in orthopedics.
Before making the move to Boise, Kristin started her PT career working with a wide variety of neurological and orthopedic diagnoses among both the pediatric and adult populations at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago. She has always been impressed by the resiliency of the human body and mind, and enjoys seeking the latest evidence to facilitate that process within the clinic. She is passionate about providing care to kids, teens and adults, building strong relationships with her patients and empowering them through her focused physical therapy interventions.
Kristin was drawn to Boise as she was in search of adventure and maximizing her love of the outdoors. The family at Foothills PT quickly caught Kristin's attention as a collaborative team that helps patients reach their goals and return to doing what they love with improved pain and quality outcomes. When she's not at Foothills, you can find Kristin active with all Idaho has to offer, via hiking, camping, kayaking, skiing or rock climbing. One of her most exciting athletic pursuits was completing a cross-country cycling trip to support young adults battling cancer. Additionally, she enjoys listening to live music, participating in a competitive family game nights and playing the piano.
Chris Fox, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
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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 Chicago.
Jim Hammer, DPT, OCS
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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 orthopaedic setting as well as clinic management. He is always looking to improve his skill and knowledge base. He is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and is currently working on his NAIOMT (North American Institute of Orthopaedic 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
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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.
Ashley Jones, DPT
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Sport and fitness have always played a large role in Ashley’s life. Her early years were filled with diverse sports, including dance, figure skating, softball, and swimming. She pursued her undergraduate studies at UC Davis, majoring in Exercise Biology. During her time at UCD, Ashley actively participated in the sports medicine internship, serving as a student athletic trainer for volleyball, football, baseball, water polo, lacrosse, and field hockey.
Post-graduation, Ashley delved further into the healthcare field, working as a rehabilitation technician and EMT. After gaining valuable experience, she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Franklin Pierce University in Arizona and graduated with honors. Ashley has since attained a Dry Needling Certification and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), further enhancing her expertise in therapeutic interventions and a fitness forward approach. Ashley has special interests in women’s health, endurance athletes, and fitness athletes. She is dedicated to instilling confidence in her patients and empowering them to pursue their passions.
Outside of her clinical responsibilities, she embraces an active lifestyle as an avid triathlete, lover of the outdoors, and proud dog mom. She loves to immerse herself in nature, engaging in activities like trail running, hiking, biking, camping, climbing, and skiing. She has completed multiple 70.3 and Olympic distance triathlons, summitted a 14er, rock climbed Joshua Tree National Park, and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Ashley is thrilled to be part of the Foothills PT team and looks forward to joining you on your journey to wellness!
Dylan Kent, DPT
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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
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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) then earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016.
Sarah has a passion for vestibular rehabilitation and concussion management, along with sports medicine, rehab after joint replacement, and a wide range of 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.
When not working, you can find Sarah spending time with her husband Justin and their two children, Camden and Addison, along with their two dogs. She enjoys snowboarding, soccer, is looking forward to picking back up skiing, and cheering on the Denver Broncos and JMU Dukes.
Nathan Spencer, DPT
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Nathan grew up in Pullman, Washington where he enjoyed playing basketball, football and running track. During college, he continued playing sports and collected a few injuries of his own that led to his exposure in physical therapy. Through that experience he grew to love how individualized the rehab process is.
He graduated from Brigham Young University – Idaho with a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology and continued his education at Idaho State University – Meridian where he obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Nathan has a patient first approach and though he enjoys treating all ages and diagnoses, he has developed a strong passion for treating sports injuries, orthopedics, and individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
Nathan loves to spend his time outside of Foothills with his wife and three little girls doing activities such as hiking, swimming, going on family walks, playing at the park, and eating delicious food. He also loves to play sports of all kinds, especially basketball.
Beau Lockmer, DPT, OCS
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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 a board certified specialist in orthopedics (OCS) and he has his Medical Level 2 certification for golf screening through the Titleist Performance Institiute (TPI). He is also certified in Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training and Dry Needling.
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
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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 orthopaedic and sports-related injuries for almost 15 years. She has previously managed two different clinics, including a large orthopaedic 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 Orthopaedic 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.
Doug Morton, PT, SCS
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Doug is a native Idahoan and began his schooling at the University of Idaho. He was a student athletic trainer, which sparked his interest in Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. He subsequently transferred to the University of Colorado and finished his PT degree there.
Upon graduation, Doug was involved in starting the Denver Sports Medicine Clinic, serving the local schools with athletic injury treatment and educating coaches and the general public on athletic injury prevention and treatment. Doug was also able to work with the Denver Broncos as a consultant and assisting the Athletic Training Staff with practice and game coverage.
Doug and his family relocated to Boise in 1982 and joined the staff at Saint Alphonsus Physical Therapy Institute (SAPTI). The scope of his practice widened to general orthopaedics. Current interests include extremities (foot, ankle, knee, shoulder).
Doug and his wife Terrie have two grown daughters and four granddaughters. His youngest daughter is also a physical therapist and lives in Pullman, WA.
After 50 years in practice, you think you’ve seen it all, but physical therapy continues to be an enjoyable and rewarding reason for Doug to get up each day and go to work.
Brian O'Neal DPT, OCS, SCS, ATC
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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 orthopaedic and sports injury prevention and rehabilitation, and he is a board certified Orthopaedic 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.
Danielle O'Brien, DPT
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Danielle is a Boise native who thoroughly enjoys riding her bike on the Greenbelt with her husband, hiking through the foothills, and all the culinary experiences all throughout the Treasure Valley.
Danielle grew up spending most of her time on a competitive dance team and later went on to minor in dance at the University of Idaho while obtaining her bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Health. Danielle went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota and has since then been loving her career as a physical therapist.
Danielle has found a passion for treating women in pregnancy and has received certification to help the pre-partum, pregnant, and postpartum patients participate in active lifestyles. She has found joy in helping women prepare and recover from childbirth. While Danielle has certifications to work with women in pregnancy, she also enjoys treating dancers, various post-operative conditions, and many other orthopedic conditions.
Nicole Puopolo Olsen, MSPT
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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, OCS
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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.
Caylee Skoglund, DPT
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Caylee grew up in the small town of Pullman Washington where she developed a love for all things outdoors and living an active lifestyle. She then moved to Boise where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science, graduating magna cum laude from Boise State University in 2018.
Caylee earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in March of 2021. She has a passion for treating a wide variety of patients with various orthopedic and pelvic health conditions. Her goal is to give her patients the tools and education to be able to return to doing the things they enjoy and love.
In her spare time, Caylee enjoys exploring the greater Treasure Valley area with her Husband and two dogs. She continues to enjoy living an active lifestyle and participating in outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding and camping.
Lisa Swan, MPT, CMPT
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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 orthopaedics. Lisa’s last 12 years have been focused in orthopaedics with a special emphasis in manual therapy. Lisa received the majority of her advanced training through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic 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 a 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 Amezquita, DPT
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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, OCS
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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
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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 orthopaedic 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 Orthopaedic 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.