Kalispell, Montana, United States
I have been practicing PT for 35 years, 31 in Private Practice. Currently my business partner and I own 8 clinics in rural areas of MT. I have practiced in mainly the orthopedic specialty and can provide details and programs for individuals recovering from orthopedic injuries or surgery.
I have expertise in start up clinics and expansion and growth of existing clinics. I am also an adivsor for HydroWorx which is an aquatics therapy pool company.
I have considerable experience with EMR and various types of equipment like Biodex. Additionally I have had considerable experience in billing and collection as well as navigating the bureaucratic waters of Medicare and Medicaid as well as other insurance entities.
I am currently in the final stages of my exit strategy and can provide details on developing the correct strategy for your retirement.
Being a physical therapist has been a blessing. There was never a day that I didn't enjoy going to work.
I graduated from the University of MT School of Physical Therapy in 1982. My first position was a staff Physical Therapist at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, MT where I remained until 1986. I was recruited to start an Orthopedic Physical Therapy practice in Kalispell, MT.
Buffalo Hill Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy opened in 1986 and changed its name to Orthopedic Rehab Inc. in 2000. My practice has grown from one therapist to 14 therapists and 8 locations. We currently employ around 35 individuals. Orthopedic Rehab currently has offices in Kalispell, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Dillon, Bigfork, Libby, Troy and a state of the art aquatic facility in Kalispell.
Physical Therapy and rehabilitation services are offered for post operative management of orthopedic cases including sports medicine injuries, total joint replacement rehab, spine care and functional capacity and work related injuries rehabilitation. Orthopedic Rehab, in part, also provides athletic training services for Glacier High School.
I am currently a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Private Practice Section and I served as Reimbursement Chair for the Montana Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association.
I served as a vice president of the Flathead Orthopedic Foundation. I served with the Flathead Valley Youth Foundation and I am a board member of the Hall of Fame Committee for the Montana High School Association. I also was took a lead position in developing the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Flathead Valley Community College. I served as adjunct faculty and a clinical intern site for several physical therapy programs around the country.
I retired as a basketball official after 36 years and was recently inducted into the Montana Officials Association Hall of Fame in 2016.
I was a charter member and Past President of Kalispell Daybreak Rotary.