Missoula Bone and Joint and Surgery Center

Missoula Bone & Joint Wellness Program

This unique, integrative program combines exercise consultations by a licensed physical therapist with nutrition counseling by a registered dietitian for your comprehensive orthopedic care.

Do you have muscle or joint pain that is slowing you down?

Have you failed at previous weight loss efforts due to pain?

Want to improve your surgical outcome and optimize healing?

Do you need practical help managing risk factors for a chronic injury or illness?

For more information or to schedule a consultation, call Missoula Bone & Joint Physical Therapy today at (406) 542-4702

Wellness Program at Missoula Bone & Joint - Orthopedic Urgent Care - Surgery Center - Western Montana

This program is geared toward those who struggle with:

  • A healthy weight
  • Managing muscle or joint pain
  • Delayed healing from surgery or injury
  • Risk factors for chronic disease

Our unique program can help you:

  • Lose weight or gain necessary weight for your surgery or sport
  • Improve strength, mobility, and endurance
  • Create sustainable healthy eating habits
  • Prevent injury and chronic disease
  • Reduce pain and stress
  • Enhance surgical outcome
Wellness Program at Missoula Bone & Joint - Orthopedic Urgent Care - Surgery Center - Western Montana

Why should I participate in the Missoula Bone & Joint Wellness Program?

  • “You cannot out-run a bad diet!” Research shows that weight loss increases when good nutrition and physical activity are combined long-term.
  • Exercise prescription by a licensed physical therapist can assure safe return to activity, injury prevention, and help manage pain.
  • Nutrition counseling by a registered dietitian/licensed nutritionist ensures you will receive evidenced-based nutrition therapy and education, without dieting.

What to expect:

  • We will provide an exercise and nutrition plan of care uniquely individualized to your wellness goals.
  • Our physical therapist will evaluate your current fitness level and roadblocks to activity (such as joint pain), then develop a personalized home exercise program.
  • Our registered dietitian will evaluate your eating habits and medical history to provide nutrition education and counseling on a variety of concerns.

Meet the Wellness Team

Wellness Program at Missoula Bone & Joint - Orthopedic Urgent Care - Surgery Center - Western Montana

Linsey Olson, MSPT

Linsey is a full-time physical therapist with Missoula Bone & Joint specializing in spine care, post-operative rehabilitation, pediatrics, and wellness. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Montana with a bachelor of arts in psychology in 2001 and her master of science in physical therapy in 2003.  

Linsey is a native Missoulian who enjoys the outdoors, including downhill skiing, wakeboarding, and hiking, as well as traveling and enjoying time with friends and family.


Emily Smith, MS, RD, LN

Emily has a Master of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University, outside of Seattle, Washington, where she was trained in natural and integrative medicine. She also has an undergraduate degree in exercise science from Gonzaga University. Emily holds a certificate of training in adult weight management, and brings over 3 years of clinical nutrition experience from the hospital setting. She takes special interest in sustainable food systems, mindful eating, sports nutrition, and gastrointestinal health.

When she is not working, Emily loves cooking, gardening, cross-country skiing, and hiking.


Our Programs

Our wellness program packages are on a cash basis only and not billed to health insurance plans. They are considered a qualified medical expense if you are referred by a physician for a medical condition and then can be paid from your health savings account or flex plan.

Exercise and Nutrition Combined Package

8 weeks 

Most cost-effective 

Most long-term success 

1x/week with physical therapist (8 sessions) 

1 hour nutrition consult and 3 follow-up visits (4 sessions)


Nutrition Consult Only Package

8 weeks 

1x/week weigh-ins 

1 hour nutrition consult with a registered dietitian & 3 follow-up visits 


Exercise Consult Only Package

8 weeks 

1x/week with physical therapist (8 sessions) 

1x/week weigh-ins


Single Session Nutrition Consult

 Single session one hour consultation with Emily Smith, Registered Dietitian  -  $80


Wellness Program at Missoula Bone & Joint - Orthopedic Urgent Care - Surgery Center - Western Montana

“I found both Emily and Linsey to be wonderful to work with. They spent a lot of time just listening to me and counseling me and truly made me feel special. They never made me feel bad about not meeting a goal and taught me that changes in nutrition and exercise are not things that I could change overnight but a lifetime process. I would highly recommend this program!” – Joy J. 

"I really enjoyed working with both Emily and Linsey. Both were willing to help me use my FitBit and MyFitBuddy programs by incorporating them into my program. I enjoyed being able to use my home gym equipment daily, without having to go to a gym outside my home.” – Angie B. 

"As a breast cancer survivor I needed the support of a dietitian to figure out what supplements I should keep taking and which ones were not serving me any longer. Lower back pain was a hurdle to maintaining an exercise program. Linsey assessed my lower back and gave me a program to get my lower back stronger before I started an active lifestyle program." – Julie M.



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