Tim Gibbs, PT, OCS, Certified MDT, CCTT, CMTPT
Physical Therapist/Partner in the Practice
Clinical Specialties: Vestibular Rehabilitation • TMJ/Headache/Cervical • Orthopaedic PT • McKenzie Spinal Care • Cert. in Trigger Point Dry Needling
Tim specializes in the treatment of Vestibular, Temporomandibular and Cervical Spine Disorders. Tim completed his degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Michigan in 1984. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), including the Orthopaedic and Neurology sections. He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) with extensive training in osteopathic manipulation. He is also certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of spinal disorders (Cert. MDT). Tim is an affiliate member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) and is a Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT). He serves of the board of directors for the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics. Tim completed three certification programs in Trigger Point Dry Needling and is certified in manual trigger point therapy through Myopain Seminars (CMTPT). He completed the Clinical Competency based Vestibular Rehabilitation Course at Emory University and the Advanced Competency course at Duke University. Tim teaches continuing education courses in the evaluation and treatment of Cervical, Temporomandibular, and Vestibular Disorders. He serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, where he teaches a course in differential diagnosis and treatment of vestibular and cervical disorders. Tim is a co-owner at Advanced Rehabilitation Services, LLC. He lives in Whitefish with his wife, Jolene, and his three youngest children. When he is not working, teaching or building, he can often be found using his Nordic Walking Poles on a morning walk with his dog.
Brian Miller, PT, MS, OCS, CMTPT
Physical Therapist/Partner in the Practice
Clinical Specialties: Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist • Cert. in Trigger Point Dry Needling • Running Form Analysis
Brian is a co-owner and full time physical therapist at Advanced Rehabilitation Services, LLC. After growing up in Potomac, Montana, Brian graduated from Stanford University in 1989 with a degree in Human Biology. He then headed New England to teach at an outdoor education center, then back to the Rockies to guide ski trips in Glacier National Park and hike the Continental Divide from Mexico to Canada. Brian earned his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in 1998 and became a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in 2009. He became Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist through Myopain Seminars in 2012 and currently is the President of the Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Over the past seven years he has completed numerous marathons, ultramarathons, multisport and adventure races, which has helped refine his ability to teach running form along with diagnosing and treating running related injuries. He teaches running clinics throughout the year through Run Flathead. He is also a student in the art of balancing family, business, and training demands. Brian lives with his wife, Heidi, and two sons, Reed and Kyle, in Kalispell.
Lynnell Finley, PT, CMTPT, Certified LSVT BIG
Clinical Specialties: Cert. in Trigger Point Dry Needling • LSVT BIG Program Trained Clinician • Certified Rock Steady Coach
Lynnell was born and raised in the countryside outside of Baltimore , Maryland. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Physical Therapy in 1993 and has over 20 years of clinical experience. Lynnell spent a few years as a traveling Physical Therapist and relocated to the Flathead Valley after discovering that Montana truly was “The Last Best Place” to live. Lynnell works with all types of Orthopaedic problems and enjoys teaching patients the biomechanics related to their issues so they can better understand how to control their symptoms. She is a Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist and is excited to witness patients’ rapid improvement using this treatment method. Lynnell is the only Certified LSVT BIG and PWR! A Trained Clinician in the Flathead Valley. She has a special interest in working with individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, MS, and other movement disorders and is very involved in the local Parkinson’s community. She excels at finding creative ways to challenge her patients to improve their function and quality of life. Lynnell lives in Whitefish with her two active children. When not taxiing them to their activities she spends her time enjoying the Montana outdoors.
Tracie Schroeder, PT, DPT, ATC, CMTPT
Clinical Specialties: Vestibular Specialist • Certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling
Tracie completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Montana in 2008. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California in 2004. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and has served on the Board of Directors for MAPTA as nominating committee chairperson. Dr. Schroeder specializes in the treatment of Vestibular and Balance Disorders. She has completed the APTA Clinical Competency Vestibular Rehabilitation Course at Emory University and has co-instructed a continuing education course for vestibular rehabilitation at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is a Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist through Myopain Seminars. Dr. Schroeder is originally from North Dakota, but prefers the abundant outdoor activities and milder climate of Montana!
Kristin Stockham-BALLER, PT, DPT, CMTPT, PRPC
Clinical Specialties: Certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling • Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Specialist • Certified Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Practitioner
Kristin joined our staff in October 2011 after completing her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Kristin was born in Colorado, and was raised in Kalispell, Montana. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. In May 2013 she received her certification in trigger point dry needling from Myopain Seminars. She is presently taking additional coursework to receive a certification in pelvic floor physical therapy, which includes, but is not limited to treating urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic pain and obstetric and gynecologic related issues. She currently serves on the Montana American Physical Therapy Association’s board as a 4-year delegate. In her spare time, Kristin enjoys spending time at the lake kayaking, road and mountain biking, skiing and hiking.
Doug Snyder, PT, CMTPT
Clinical Specialties: Certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling • Manual Therapy • Orthopaedic PT
Doug was born and raised in rural northwest Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Grove City College in 1987 and then his Masters in Physical Therapy from Hahnemann University in 1989. He has spent the last 25 years as a manual therapist, working in Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic outpatient clinics. He has lived and worked all over the United States, working in large cities and small rural communities, finally landing in the Flathead Valley in 1997. He has treated thousands of Orthopaedic patients over the years, using a unique hands on approach. He treats each patient as an individual to find out what is at the root of their problem. He has a special penchant for sports medicine and the athletic populations. Before joining Advanced Rehabilitation Services, he worked at a non-surgical sports medicine and Orthopaedic center in Minnesota, treating high end high school and college athletes. He specializes in treating shoulders, hips, knees, and the overhead athlete. Doug is happy to be back home in Montana, and when not at work can be found skiing, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, mountain biking, fly fishing, hunting, and enjoying all the great outdoors Montana has to offer.
Libby Bergman, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, MTC
Clinical Specialties: Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist • Fellowship trained in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
Libby specializes in the treatment of Orthopaedic dysfunctions of the spine and extremities. Libby is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Saint Augustine in 2007. She is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, (OCS), a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) and holds a certification in Manual Therapy (MTC) from the University of Saint Augustine. Libby is an active APTA member currently serving on the Orthopaedic Section Practice Committee and the Credentialing Services Committee for the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education. She recently completed a faculty appointment at the University of Saint Augustine where she developed curriculum and mentored clinicians in the Orthopaedic Residency and Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship programs. She is currently continuing education faculty for the University of Saint Augustine teaching the E2: Extremity Integration seminar nationally and internationally. Libby is an active triathlete who has competed in four world championship events including the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii and the International Triathlon Union Age Group World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand. Libby enjoys spending time with her husband Neiland and two young boys Curren and Naish. She is eager to explore the Flathead region with her family and take up trail running, mountain biking, hiking and skiing after her recent move from Saint Augustine, Florida.
Marlesa Moore, PT, DPT
Clinical Specialties: Manual Therapy and Sports Injuries
Marlesa born and raised in Shelby, Montana. She attended Montana State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2009, then attended the University of Montana where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. She practiced in Washington State for the first few years after physical therapy school but had a strong desire to return to the Flathead Valley which she considers home. She specializes in treating disorders of the spine and extremities with a special interest in treating sports-related injuries. She has taken several continuing education courses including functional soft tissue mobilization and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Education through the Institute of Physical Art, Kinesiotaping courses, Evaluation, Examination, and Treatment of running related injuries, Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization through use of SASTM tools, and Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling 1 and 2 through Myopain Seminars. Marlesa is an avid runner having participated in the Surf’s Up Marathon in 2013 in Long Beach, CA and several half marathons around Montana. She is happy and grateful to be back in Montana, and when not at work can be found out trail running or in the gym, hiking, skiing, fishing, golfing, or spending time with her son Cruz and friends and family.
Dianne Miklos, OTR/L, CHT, CLT
Clinical Specialties: Oncology Rehabilitation • Hand and Upper Extremity Disorders • Lymphedema and Edema Management
Dianne specializes in the treatment of disorders associated with Oncology Rehabilitation, Lymphedema and Edema Management and the treatment of Hand and Upper Extremity Disorders. Dianne completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Puget Sound in Occupational Therapy (OTR/L) followed by pursuing her National/ International Certification in Lymphedema Therapy (CLT) and National Board Certification in Hand and Upper Extremities (CHT). She is also certified in Oncology Rehabilitation through North American Seminars. Dianne opened the Hand Therapy and Lymphedema Clinic in 2002, and has been running her successful private practice in Kalispell for the past 15 years. With a passion for collaboration and patient-centered, specialized care, Dianne now joins Advanced Rehabilitation with the same excitement and enthusiasm she brought to her own clinic, viewing this opportunity as the next big, best chapter in her career. Dianne lives in Whitefish where she enjoys everything she can outside including hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking, and anything around nature – a daily reminder of all the wonders of Montana, which first brought her here in 1980.
DEB Sullivan, PT, CMTPT
Clinical Specialties: Certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling • Manual Therapy
Deb joined Advanced Rehabilitation Services in 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana and graduated in 1991. Deb also works as an EMT with Flathead County Search and Rescue and North Valley Search and Rescue. She has also worked as a volunteer firefighter with Bad Rock Volunteer Fire Department.
Jolene Gibbs, PT, MS
Jolene grew up in northern Michigan and received a Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University with an emphasis in Biomedical Sciences and Chemistry. She then moved to Montana, where she completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in 2000. She practiced in Billings for a few years before moving to the Flathead Valley in 2002. Jolene stepped into the management role and helped facilitate the opening of the clinic in January 2007, one week before the birth of her first son. Her goal with the company is to help grow a viable company full of experts in physical therapy while serving the needs of the Flathead Valley. Jolene lives in Whitefish with her husband, Tim Gibbs, and three children, Isaac, Andrew and Lauren. When she is not working, she is busy teaching her kids to love the advantages of the beautiful outdoors that the Flathead Valley has to offer.
Jennifer graduated with an Honors BA in Journalism and a Business minor in Marketing. She began her career as an account executive at a retail-driven advertising agency focused on point of sale marketing for global consumer packaged goods brands. Her background includes public relations, business communications, graphic design and project management. In the healthcare field, she has worked in a variety of operational roles in the assisted living, hospital and outpatient clinic settings. Jennifer is an active member of The Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM), the Montana Medical Group Management Association (MTMGMA) and The American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC). Her current role encompasses contracting, insurance claims processing, patient account and billing questions and driving clinic operational goals. Jennifer is an avid fitness enthusiast, enjoys traveling and spending time in the great outdoors.