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.

SHANNON DAVIS

Shannon Davis is a graduate from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and came to Alaska as a traveling physical therapist in 2015. She has fallen in love with the alluring mountains and has no desire to leave. Its not unlikely to catch her and Diesel out roaming the mountain trails on the weekends. She has training and enjoys utilizing functional dry needling skills to help people maximize functional mobility and returning to activities. Shannon has education in pelvic floor rehabilitation to maximize daily activities for women locally. She enjoys spending time outside hiking, running, biking, and fishing.

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RACHEL STEPHENSON

Rachel is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and graduate of the University of Florida.

She has recently moved to Alaska from Gainesville, Florida.

She loves exploring all the beautiful sites Alaska has to offer.  Rachel enjoys hiking, line dancing, traveling to new places, and salmon fishing.

Professionally she enjoys building new relationships with her patients and treating orthopedic and neurological patients.  Rachel loves being active and giving back to the community through fitness and wellness.

Come join Rachel and her puppy Scout during the Thursday night runs!

MELISSA COURTAD

Melissa grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from UNT Health Science Center in 2017. A competitive gymnast of twenty years, Melissa was a 6th place finisher at the 2010 Trampoline Pan American Championships. Her love of sport drover her to pursue a career in physical therapy with the aim of helping patients achieve their wellness goals. In addition to her doctoral degree, she is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist-elevating her knowledge to physically prepare high school and collegiate level athletes. When she's not planning her next international trip, you can find her participating in local running groups, brushing up on her French or taking her beagle for walks.

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KATI SAZAMA 

Kati is a Physical Therapist Assistant and graduate of Gulf Coast State College. She grew up in Florida and has been enjoying the beauty outdoors and scenery Alaska has to offer for the past three years. In her spare time Kati enjoys cycling, playing golf, and chasing after her two children. Professionally she looks forward to having the opportunity to help the community grow in strength and mobility. She has a passion for learning and improving her skills as a PTA in order to provide the best care for her patients.