Non-Surgical Management of Back Pain


Introducing the new Mountain Land Back Pain Podcast! Join hosts Sam Maleki, PT, DPT, CSMT and Kyle Herauf, PT, DPT, OCS as they discuss back pain with a variety of guests from different backgrounds. Dr. Karl Zarse is our guest for the inaugural episode. Dr. Zarse is the founding member of Idaho Spine and Pain and is certified by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. He specializes in the most advanced spinal interventional techniques available. We speak with Dr. Zarse about lumbar surgery, non-surgical interventions of pain and what the average person should know about back pain treatment.

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Meet Katie Pymm, LMT!

Meet Katie Pymm, LMT! Katie is our Licensed Massage Therapist at our Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah clinic. She graduated from the Healing Mountain Massage School in Salt Lake City, Utah and has been practicing massage therapy since 2014. She specializes in deep tissue as well as lymphatic, post-operative, sports, geriatric, youth, and prenatal massage.

Having worked at Mountain Land in other clinical roles, Katie became inspired to help people feel better. Massage therapy was a natural fit for Katie as she is passionate about helping her patients connect with their bodies and achieve their specific therapy goals. She strives to provide the perfect balance of technique and pressure to address the unique needs of each of her patients.

When not in the office, Katie enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, working in the yard, and spending time with her husband camping and walking their dogs. She also is learning to cook!

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Meet Brandi Jackson, PT, DPT!

Meet Brandi Jackson, PT, DPT! Brandi is our new Physical Therapist at our South Weber, Utah clinic. She earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Utah, and went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, located in Provo, Utah, in 2018. She has received special training in orthopedics, acute care, and pediatrics including treating those with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, torticollis, plagiocephaly, and Down syndrome.

Brandi strives to provide treatment plans with obtainable goals specialized towards each patient’s specific need. Being active in gymnastics, dance, and competitive cheerleading throughout her childhood, Brandi experienced the value physical therapy had on her recovery from her own sports injuries. She is passionate about helping her patients win personal victories so they can get back to doing what they love.

When not in the office, Brandi enjoys photography and videography, traveling, crafts, exercising, and watching collegiate gymnastics and national cheerleading competitions. She also loves animals and is a huge Disney fan!

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Meet Jake Jensen, PT, DPT, OCS!

Meet our new Physical Therapist, Jake Jensen, PT, DPT, OCS. Jake treats patients at our Park City, Utah clinic. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, in 2016. He also completed orthopedic residency training with the Evidence in Motion group in Seattle, Washington before returning home to Utah. 

Jake believes in using a combination of manual therapy, and exercise when treating his patients. He strives to create a custom healing plan based upon proven techniques, current best evidence, and the values of the patient, to help them reach their goals quickly and get back to the activities they love. In addition to orthopedics, Jake specializes in chronic pain management, ACL rehabilitation, concussion treatment, and helping athletes through our Return to Sport program.

When not in the clinic, you will find Jake enjoying the outdoors mountain biking, climbing, skiing, mountaineering, and ice climbing.

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