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Physical Therapy at Missoula Bone & Joint

Missoula Bone & Joint Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine aims to provide unrivaled orthopedic rehabilitation services to our community through excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences.

We offer specialized physical therapy services while utilizing the latest advancements in rehabilitation. Our experienced therapists work closely with our Orthopedic Providers to help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit musculoskeletal injuries or conditions. 

All new patients receive a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan developed by a licensed physical therapist in coordination with our physicians and PAs. Our goal is to improve how our patients function at home and at work.

To schedule a physical therapy appointment, call our Missoula office at (406) 542-4702 or Request an appointment online. Physical Therapy hours are Monday–Thursday, 7:00am–6:45pm and Friday, 7:00am–6:00pm.

Meet Our Physical Therapists

Our services include: *Please click on the expandable tabs below to learn more about each service*

ACL Rehabilitation

ACL Rehabilitation

Physical therapy is the most critical aspect of recovery and return to sport after injuring an ACL.

Whether you have undergone surgical repair of your ACL or you are taking a non-surgical approach, your rehab program will be the key to your recovery and return to activity.

Our expert clinicians have years of experience treating patients recovering from ACL tears and have a comprehensive program to get you back to the activities you enjoy. Our 26-week program is customized to meet your specific individual needs for a total body recovery.

ASTYM™

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Trauma, surgery, or overuse injuries can create scarring, fibrosis, or improper healing of soft tissues that can lead to chronic pain and limited mobility.

Marla Crago, PT, certified ASTYM ™ provider at Missoula Bone & Joint Physical Therapy, can help reduce pain and pressure over tendons, and improve scarring and soft tissue mobility to treat chronic tendonitis, repetitive overuse conditions, sprains, strains, and a variety of other diagnoses.

With a specific treatment regimen supported by clinical research and years of outcomes studies,  a course averaging 8-12 sessions helps most people see improvements and return to activities with less pain and restored movement.

Athletic Training

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At Missoula Bone & Joint, licensed athletic trainers support 19 of the region’s high schools. They also support MHSA-directed public and private secondary schools, youth sporting events, Missoula Marathon, rodeos, tournaments, and Special Olympics in the Missoula area.

Missoula Bone & Joint athletic trainers work with our physicians and other healthcare professionals to optimize activity and participation of athletes and patients of all ages and experience levels. Learn more about our athletic training program.

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation

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Research shows that physical exercise and activity are key factors in the recovery process for breast cancer survivors. It is our goal to restore your physical function and get you back to the things you love most.

While medical treatment for breast cancer is saving more and more lives, many of these treatments result in life-changing side effects. Not all physical therapists are trained equally. At Missoula Bone & Joint, Lauren Hasquet, DPT, has been trained in oncology and breast cancer treatments to help with the side effects of breast cancer treatment.  

Lauren will help you move better, regain strength and energy, and help you return to the activities you love. Together, we will create an individualized and progressive exercise and manual therapy program to restore your range of motion, decrease swelling, and reduce pain. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals after breast cancer treatments.

General Orthopedics

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At Missoula Bone & Joint Physical Therapy, we strive to provide exceptional orthopedic care. We pride ourselves in the fact that we specialize in treating orthopedic conditions that limits people from performing their daily tasks or achieving their personal goals.

Our therapists utilize a comprehensive approach to evaluate the body that allows us to create an individualized plan of care for each patient. Your plan of care may include restoring range of motion, improving strength, normalizing muscle imbalances, restoring joint and soft tissue mobility, training in proper body mechanics, gait and balance training, and patient education. Our number one goal is to get you feeling and moving better.

We specialize in many different areas and conditions including, but not limited to:

Non-surgical

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Foot & ankle pain
  • Hip pain

Pre- and post-operative

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Meniscectomy
  • MPFL reconstruction
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Hip labral repair
  • Shoulder labral repair

Kinesio® Taping

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We offer multiple styles and varieties of taping techniques including the use of the Kinesiotape method. Kinesiotaping was developed to promote the body’s natural healing process as well as to support and facilitate joint, muscle, and tendon function.

It is effective for inflammatory conditions, neurological and orthopedic sports injuries, and can be used by patients of all ages.

Research supports Kinesiotaping in conjunction with other physical therapy treatments to promote return to function.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

PEDIATRICS

At Missoula Bone & Joint Physical Therapy we offer pediatric services for a broad range of conditions and injuries. Linsey Olson, MPT and Matthew Schumacher, DPT aim to restore function in children and help them return to sports and daily activities, as well as assist parents/coaches/caregivers in their rehabilitation endeavors.

A skilled individualized evaluation and assessment will be performed and a comprehensive treatment plan will be devised to fit the child and family’s needs. Patients range in age from infants to 18 years.

Postural Restoration

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Are you tired of chasing pain, having symptoms go away only to return in the same or new location? Postural restoration is a form of physical therapy taught by the Postural Restoration Institute that analyzes body position, movement and breathing pattern. It is a holistic approach that identifies postural asymmetries and compensatory movement patterns that can often be the underlying cause of persistent pain and dysfunction. 

This  approach utilizes specific exercises and manual techniques to correct body position and restore normal movement, allowing for pain-free function.

Jason Miller, PT, MS, has had extensive post graduate training in the advanced treatment.

Sports Medicine Rehabilitation

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Whether you are an athlete in hopes of returning to a sport or a weekend warrior wanting to participate in your hobbies and activities, it is important to make sure you have someone with the knowledge and understanding of rehabilitation for return to play. Our expert clinicians not only assess the surgical repair or injury itself, we also take a full-body approach to treat any areas that may prevent future injuries from occurring.

Our physical therapists have advanced training in multiple areas of sports medicine rehabilitation, including strength and conditioning (CSCS®, or certified strength and conditioning specialist) and functional science (CAFS®, or certification in applied functional science).

With this training our expert physical therapists are able to provide individualized, research-driven programs with specific return to play criteria to make sure you are ready and safe to return back to sport or your favorite hobbies.

Sports Enhancement

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Strength and stability throughout critical areas of the body are shown to reduce risk for injuries and enhance sports performance. As a supplement to your rehabilitation program, clinicians at Missoula Bone & Joint Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine are prepared to tailor your training specifically to the demands of your sport.

With certifications as Strength and Conditioning Specialists and in Applied Functional Sciences, our practitioners can develop a functional training program to facilitate your smooth transition back to high-level athletics with confidence to ensure that you reach your goals and full potential.

TMD Therapy

TMD

Temporal Mandibular (Jaw) Dysfunction (TMD) can be a source of jaw pain, headaches, and neck pain. Physical therapy to address this joint uses exercises and manual techniques to improve jaw position, motion, and surrounding muscle tone.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

VESTIBULAR_REHABILITATION

Dizziness and vertigo can be debilitating. Fortunately, physical therapy has become one of the mainline treatments to help with dizziness and vertigo. Matt Schumacher, DPT and Lauren Hasquet, DPT have advanced training and knowledge in area of  vestibular rehabilitation for treating dizziness, vertigo, balance issues, and other impairments from the vestibular system.

BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), for example, is one of the most common causes of vertigo in individuals. Primary complaints of BPPV include dizziness or vertigo with any of the following activities:

  • Laying down
  • Getting up from lying down
  • Rolling or turning in bed
  • Looking up or bending forward

Success rates after just one treatment session have been demonstrated to be as high as 80-90%, depending on the exact diagnosis.

Wellness Program

Missoula Bone & Joint has developed an integrative Wellness Program that combines exercise-based interventions with our licensed physical therapists and nutrition counseling with our registered dietitian to reach your overall wellness goals. Whether your goals are weight gain, weight loss, or specialty diets for healing, our wellness program will support you and your goals. Click Here to learn more about our program.

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Women’s Health

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There are unique physical health concerns for men and women ranging from pelvic floor, prenatal, and post-partum issues to breast cancer. Women and men of all ages and all activity levels can experience conditions related to these health concerns that are painful or disruptive.

Lauren Hasquet, DPT, Missoula Bone & Joint's women’s health specialist, can help reduce pain, restore continence, increase mobility, and increase strength. Together, you will create an individualized and progressive exercise and manual therapy program to restore function, strength, range of motion, and decrease pain.

 

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