OUR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
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Physical Therapists are movement specialists who are uniquely trained to identify movement impairments causing dysfunction or pain. Our therapists will work one on one with you to design an exercise program specifically for your goals, which is often supplemented by manual (hands-on) techniques and modalities. Our goal is to assist you to restore pain free movement, and to empower you to maintain your health so that you can enjoy life to the fullest.
BRENDON BOYD PT, DPT, OCS
Brendon graduated from physical therapy school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis Tennessee. Upon graduation he moved to Texas to pursue completion of a physical therapy residency in orthopedics. Brendon and his wife have enjoyed traveling and exploring new places, especially the great outdoors. After visiting Alaska for a week in 2017 they decided that they hadn't had enough, and knew they would have to come back. They moved to Alaska in June 2022 as travelers and have taken almost every weekend since arriving to hike, camp, backpack and otherwise explore Alaska.
KRISTEN EMOND, PT, DPT
Kristen graduated from physical therapy school at Belmont University in Nashville, TN in 2019. As a travel PT, she loves being able to help patients all over the country achieve their goals, as well as the opportunity to continue learning from fellow PTs in different areas. After visiting family here in Alaska, she knew she needed to come spend more time exploring what the state has to offer. In her free time, you can usually find her spending time with her nieces, learning how to play her guitar, and adventuring outdoors with her dog Naya.
AVERY LEVONUK, PTA
Avery graduated from the PTA program at UAA in December 2022. He found his passion for Physical Therapy after suffering from a spinal cord injury while deployed overseas with the U.S. Army in 2018. Avery is also a volunteer EMT/Firefighter with Chugiak Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. He is also pursuing his certification in Orthopedics. In his off time you can find him hiking, camping, or swimming with his dog, Kodiak.
MARK SYNDER, PTA
Mark Snyder is our resident PTA. Graduating from Delaware Technical College in early 2021 he got the bug for travel and has since begun his career as a travelling Physical Therapist Assistant. Mark has decided to stay on quite a bit longer than his initial contract using the hilly terrain and cold climes to train for triathlons, marathons, and other endurance events in his free time (I am Iron Man). Mark brings his love and knowledge for running and biking into the clinic to help anyone looking to resume walking for fun or competing for glory! Mark served in the Delaware Army National Guard for 8 years and has since worked with many currently serving as well as separated veterans throughout his career.