Meet Our Aquatic Therapy Staff


When he’s not in the clinic, Kyle enjoys playing racquetball and disc golf, mountain biking, hiking, and spending time with his family.


Trevor Johnson, Physical Therapist

Trevor Johnson, PT, DPT

Clinic Director, Physical Therapist

Trevor earned his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Weber State University in 2006 and went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Utah in 2010. He specializes in treating the geriatric population and has extensive experience treating patients who have been involved in traumatic accidents. Trevor has been on Mountain Land team since 2010.

Trevor believes in creating an individual plan of care to fit each patient’s specific needs. This comprehensive plan takes into account the patient’s diagnosis as well as other personal and health factors that may affect their outcome. He regards communication between the patient and therapist as key to an effective and rewarding experience in therapy and success in the patient’s outcome.

When he’s not in the clinic, Trevor enjoys running, mountain biking, swimming, camping, hiking, fishing, and spending time with his wife and their three kids.


Michelle Hansen

Michelle Hansen, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Kaysville, Utah Clinic

Michelle was born in Utah, but spent most of her life in Wyoming and Texas. She returned to Utah in 2005 when she joined the Mountain Land team in Northern Utah.

Michelle has been practicing as a Physical Therapists Assistant since graduating from Houston Community College in 1999. She has specialized in Aquatic Therapy and has been treating in the pool since 2003. Michelle enjoys the one-on-one nature of Aquatic Therapy and has seen life changing benefits for her patients.

When she is out of the pool, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, playing basketball and photography.


Kyle Herauf, Physical Therapist

Kyle Herauf, DPT

Clinic Director, Physical Therapist

Caldwell, Idaho Clinic

Dr. Herauf was born in the town of Dickinson, ND as the oldest son and middle child in his family of 5. He has been very active his whole life and played sports all through high school. Playing sports throughout his life helped to teach him the values of hard work and characteristics of leadership. So, when the time came for college he knew that he wanted a job that required quick thinking and would allow him to help people. It was then he decided to attend the University of North Dakota where he attained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013.

Kyle has a diverse range of interests in physical therapy and firmly believes that the more a clinician exposes themselves to new ideas the better they become. It is for this reason that you will always find him reading journal articles, attending courses and committing himself to lifelong learning. He particularly enjoys working on his manual therapy skills, exercise development and building a rapport with every person that walks through the door. Above all else his primary interest is helping his patients to achieve their goals and you can bet that he will do everything he can to ensure that you get where you want to go.

Outside of the clinic you will find Kyle enjoying time with his wife Emily and his dog Kevin. He enjoys spending time outdoors doing things like hiking and floating down the Boise River. He enjoys reading, particularly a good mystery novel. Above all else Kyle enjoys having fun with his friends and family with activities ranging from sitting at home lounging on the couch to exploring the country.


Mike Schow, Physical Therapist

Mike Schow, PT, OCS

Clinic Director, Physical Therapist

 

Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist

Meridian, Idaho Clinic

Mike obtained his Bachelors degree in physical therapy from the University of North Dakota. He has advanced training in the treatment of joint and soft tissue injuries, headaches, neurological diseases, wound care, and work hardening programs. Mike finds success in using manual treatment techniques coupled with patient education, exercise, and home program follow through. Mike enjoys working with all orthopedic and soft tissue diagnoses. He has practiced at the Meridian clinic since 1993.


Jeff Thomason

Jeffery Thomason, PT, OCS

Clinic Director, Physical Therapist

 

Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist

Caldwell, Idaho Clinic
Eagle, Idaho Clinic

Jeffery has been with Mountain Land since he received his Bachelors of Physical Therapy from Daemen College of Amherst, New York in 1994. With extensive outpatient expertise, Jeffery’s practice includes spine rehabilitation, neurological, orthopedic, geriatric and pediatric therapy.

Jeffery has a tremendous interest in sports medicine and work related injuries. He has also been certified in administering functional capacity evaluations for return to work cases. In 2012, Jeffery achieved board certification as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association.


Travis Yoshimoto

Travis Yoshimoto, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Ogden, Utah Clinic

Travis joined the Mountain Land team in 2015 after earning a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in 2015 and a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from BYU in 2011. Travis has a special interest in aquatic therapy and has studied methods to develop neuromuscular control in motor learning.

Travis believes that education is the key to helping his patients achieve their goals. When the patient has an understanding of the biomechanics and underlying reasons for their specific therapy plan, his patients become empowered to take a more active role in the rehabilitation process so they can get back to doing the things they love and stay injury free.

In his spare time, Travis enjoys sports, hiking and spending time with friends and family. He is an avid soccer fan and was a competitive gymnast, spending 4 years as a gymnastics coach.


Wendy Zurinskas, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Wendy graduated from Salt Lake Community College with a Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 2017 and joined the Mountain Land team in 2018.

As an avid skier, Wendy discovered the benefits of Physical Therapy after witnessing the results it had for fellow skiers. Now as a Physical Therapist Assistant, Wendy gives her patients the tools to reach their individual goals while providing a welcoming environment. She values her patients’ time and strives to make each session as effective and rewarding as possible. Wendy specializes in Aquatic Therapy, Orthopedic Therapy and Manual Therapy. She is Graston Technique Certified and a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner.

In her spare time, Wendy enjoys snowboarding, telemark skiing, hiking, and going on excursions to the red rock deserts of Southern Utah.