Physical Therapy 101

In this month’s episode of the Mountain Land Back pain podcast, we tackle the basics of physical therapy for spine pain. Kyle and Sam discuss a variety of topics including patient education, the science of pain, and what physical therapy can offer to patients and providers. They also provide some mock scenarios for acute and chronic pain management to help people navigate the healthcare system. If you have any questions on the merits of physical therapy or what it can do for you, then this is the episode for you!

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Meet Becca Tormey, PT, DPT, CST!

Meet Becca Tormey, PT, DPT, CST!  Becca is our new Physical Therapist at our Caldwell, Idaho clinic. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Utah in 2010 and has been practicing since graduation. She is also a certified Schulman therapist specializing in deep tissue bodywork.

Becca has extensive experience in orthopedics, pediatric physical therapy, and neurological rehabilitation including patients with cerebral palsy, post-stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. She also specializes in working with chronic pain issues including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS/RSD). Becca is passionate about creating an individualized therapy plan utilizing a hands-on treatment approach, while fostering trust with each patient.

When not in the clinic, you’ll find Becca camping, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, reading, playing the guitar, and traveling and taking road trips with her husband and four energetic children. As alumni from the College of Idaho, both Becca and her husband are avid boosters of the Yotes athletics and enjoy attending many campus events!

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Staff Photo Spotlight: Katelyn Wight Edmunds, PTA

This month’s Staff Photo Spotlight is on Katelyn Wight Edmunds, PTA, Physical Therapist Assistant at the South Davis Community Hospital in Bountiful, Utah. Katelyn’s photo was chosen for the month of August in our 2019 calendar.

Katelyn’s serene photo was taken while hiking at Mill Creek Trail in Moab, Utah. Katelyn’s coworker and hiking pal, Aubree Riddle, PTA, captured this stunning shot as Katelyn looks on at nature’s beautiful creations. 

Great shot to both of you! Thanks for submitting this great photo to the Staff Photo Contest and congratulations on the well deserved win.

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Meet Chelsea Sambuchi, PTA!

Meet Chelsea Sambuchi, PTA!  Chelsea is our new Physical Therapist Assistant at our Sandy, Utah clinic. She earned her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from the Salt Lake Community College in 2017 and has been practicing physical therapy since graduation. 

Specializing in shoulder, neck, and spine injuries as well as balance and fall prevention, Chelsea utilizes functional movements geared to increase strength, mobility and coordination to maximize treatment and prevent re-injury. She also has experience working with medically fragile patients and people with Parkinson’s disease. Chelsea is passionate about finding the right combination of techniques for each individual that will empower them to move through their world as freely and with as little pain as possible.

When not in the clinic, Chelsea enjoys gardening, running, bike riding, swimming, hiking, camping, live music and good food all while spending as much time as she can with her husband and kiddo!

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