Mountain Land Physical Therapy
Salt Lake City Foothill Clinic

Conveniently located on Foothill Drive near the mouth of Parley’s Canyon, the Mountain Land Physical Therapy Foothill Clinic provides comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation services to Salt Lake City, Utah including the Foothill, Olympus Cove, Millcreek and Sugarhouse areas.


Foothill Clinic Physical Therapy Staff


David Joiner, PT, DPT, OCS

Clinic Director, Physical Therapist
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist

David earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2012. He has augmented his education since graduating from USC, with courses in Functional Dry Needling, Orthopedic Care in Auto Injuries and Practical Pain Rehabilitation.

David is passionate about helping his patients through physical therapy. He believes education is a key element of a successful recovery. He loves helping patients understand not only what is wrong, but why there is pain or dysfunction. David values that one-on-one time with each patient, ensuring they understand the process and helping them on the right track towards recovery.

When David isn’t in the clinic, he loves spending time with his family and playing sports. He enjoys skiing, hiking, cycling, running and weightlifting.


Dede Lewis, PT

Physical Therapist

Dede earned her first Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from Central Washington State University before completing her second Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah. She is the first therapist in the country to receive training in Advanced Muscle Integration. She is also certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling.

Before any physical therapy starts, Dede listens to each patient’s concerns. She believes listening and communicating with each patient is one of the most important steps in a successful recovery. Some of Dede’s specializations include balance and fall prevention, common body aches and pains, geriatric rehabilitation, and shoulder and rotator cuff problems.

Dede fell in love with Utah’s beautiful landscapes and outdoor activities when she moved from Washington State over 40 years ago where she was born and raised. She spends majority of her free time hiking, cross-country skiing or just enjoying the beautiful outdoors. When she’s not out on the slopes, she’s spending time with her family, doing yoga or growing her own organic food.


Cynthia Peterson, PT, CEAS

Physical Therapist

Cynthia was the youngest to graduate in the University of Utah Physical Therapy Class of 1990. Cynthia works with each patient to find and address the root causes of their pains and problems so patients can heal faster and stay better longer. This led Cynthia to become a posture and ergonomics assessment specialist. Cynthia also treats each patient with skilled, gentle hands on care, feeling for and releasing areas of pain and restriction and is trained in craniosacral and dry needling techniques.

In 2010 Cynthia published The TMJ Healing Plan: Ten Steps to Relieving Headaches, Neck Pain and Jaw Disorders which is top rated on Amazon.

Cynthia is a Myofunctional Therapist and is faculty and a founding member of the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy. Passionate about sleep, breathing and airway, Cynthia completed Breath Re-Education training with Patrick McKewon and donates her free time to developing functional airway screening tools with Dr. Soroush Zaghi and experts around the world to aide in early identification and treatment.

Cynthia loves the sunshine, dark chocolate, gardening, hiking and tandem biking with her husband, traveling, listening to a good book, spending time with family and friends, serving and helping others feel true joy!


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