Physical or orthopedic therapy can help you recover from an injury or surgery and can also help you improve functional movement when dealing with chronic issues such as arthritis. We also offer balance and vestibular therapy.
Our goal is to get you moving, pain free, so you can return to your favorite activities and perform your best at home, at work, or when playing sports.
Michael Clarke, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT is board certified in orthopedic physical therapy, and has expertise in rehabilitating orthopedic and sports-related injuries for all ages. He strives to provide the best orthopedic care for all conditions, with special interests and training in managing spine and chronic pain conditions. He is passionate about educating and empowering his patients with the tools necessary for them to achieve their goals.
Michael earned his doctorate in physical therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He completed his orthopedic residency program through Evidence in Motion, and his fellowship training in orthopedics and manual physical therapy through Bellin College. He is certified in trigger point dry needling as well as an advanced clinical instructor.
Jami Garver-Hunt, PT, DPT, ATC is a physical therapist and athletic trainer specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine. Her professional interests include working with young and adult athletes, ski conditioning, and injury prevention. Jami earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Kansas State University and her doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center. In her free time she enjoys tennis, golf, snowboarding, skiing, and spending time with her family.
Nate Kirby, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS is a physical therapist licensed in Idaho and South Dakota. Currently a sports physical therapy resident at St. Luke's, he has experience in the treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries in patients of all ages. Following a life in sports, Nate now enjoys working with athletes, helping them return to their fields of play.
Nate earned his doctorate degree in physical therapy from Creighton University and his athletic training certification at Augustana University. Born and raised in South Dakota, he enjoys outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking in his free time.
Heather Lopez, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS is a physical therapist with expertise in orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. She earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Michigan State University and a doctorate in physical therapy from Baylor University. She has an interest in optimizing athletic and sports performance, and she can often be seen covering St. Luke's-sponsored sporting events.
Heather served as a physical therapist in the Army for 6 years, deploying to Afghanistan twice during that time. She was appointed as the Officer In Charge for Physical Therapy for 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) where she implemented performance and injury prevention programs.
Emily Ohlin, PT, SCS specializes in working with patients with lower extremity injuries (hip, knee, ankle, and foot). She enjoys working with athletes to return them to sport as quickly and safely as possible, reducing the risk of re-injury. Emily has special interest is assisting cyclists on and off the bike in bike fitting for comfort, injury prevention, and performance enhancement, as well as correcting movement dysfunction to reduce injury risk.
Emily is board certified as a sports specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association, and is a member of the Oregon Physical Therapy Association and the International Sports Physical Therapy Association. She is licensed to practice in both Idaho and Oregon. She has presented at professional conferences on functional testing for return to sport; assessment and treatment for the athlete's pelvis; sacrum and lumbar spine for ATC; and lower extremity biomechanics of cycling and bike fit.
Originally from Ohio, Emily earned her bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Marquette University. In her free time, she enjoys biking and skiing.
Andi Braddock, PT, DPT treats patients with a variety of orthopedic diagnoses and focuses on empowering people to reach their rehabilitation goals.
Andi earned her bachelor's degree in exercise science from Willamette University and her doctorate of physical therapy from Regis University. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, trail running, backpacking, skiing, and rock climbing.
Joel E. VanderLugt, PT, DPT, SCS is a board certified sports clinical specialist with expertise in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. He earned his bachelor's degree in physical education and exercise science from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his doctorate in physical therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. Joel's professional interests include sports performance, working with overhead athletes, and rehabilitation after concussion. When he's not working, he enjoys the Boise foothills, playing tennis and basketball, working on his house, and exploring the Northwest with his wife and dog.
Our team offers you the opportunity to train like a pro, with the pros. Programs include injury risk assessments, running gait analysis, and AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® training.
With myChart, you’re able to view test results, contact your provider, request medication refills, schedule appointments and more. We encourage you to sign up for easy access to the tools and information you need to proactively manage your health. You can also set up online proxy access requests for medical records of children, spouses, or dependents.
There's also an easy-to-use myChart app available for your mobile devices!