Sending a sincere thank you to Ron and the entire office for facilitating my needs throughout my recovery. I'm hitting the trails every day and noticing steady improvement every week. I find it strange to call my injury a blessing, but I've truly enjoyed my experience. Thanks again, and take care.
Been going to Sawtooth Physical Therapy for over 5 months. From the time you walk into their business they treat you like you are family, they are kind, on hand and most off they have a conversation with you like a human. They make sure they strengthen you mentally and physically. I personally would not go anywhere else.
Thank you Ron, Chelsea, Nancy and Brent. You all are so GREAT!!
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the amazing experience I have had and continue to have in the time I have been in physical therapy with you. I know that most people wouldn't usually use the words "amazing" and "physical therapy" in the same sentence. The fact remains, however, that a word more accurately describing my experience evades me at this time. I also can't imagine that one might say they were "looking forward" to their appointment, yet I always do.
In spite of the fact that I have canceled several appointments on the spur of the moment due to my seeming inability to say "no" when my friends even hint that a camping trip might be in order, I have never had a problem rescheduling. I appreciate the personal attention that I get at every appointment. It is truly a pleasure to walk in to room full of smiles. My comfort level has never been so high in any other similar situation. I must add that at some appointments, besides the physical therapy I feel like I might just be getting another kind of therapy as well. The supportive staff has always been willing to lend an ear when I have just needed to vent. I love being able to share some of my "crazy" with folks that can find humor in the day to day events I share. I wonder if sometimes you don't think to yourselves, "man, this guy must be off his rocker".
In truth what I guess I am really trying to communicate here is simply this, I always feel like I am "coming home to an extension of my family". I will continue to recommend you to all of my friends. So again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for making what might otherwise be an uncomfortable situation such a pleasure.
I started going to Sawtooth Physical Therapy in September 2013. From the first day there I felt so comfortable. All the staff is so caring. Each individual is evaluated according to their handicap. (This is done so they can design an individual program for you) The therapists really care about you as a person. You're not just herded in and out when your time is over. In closing I really have enjoyed my time at Sawtooth Physcal Therapy. I want to thank Ron and his staff. My range of motion is getting as good as the right arm.
Ron Miller began practicing physical therapy in 1992. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri and attended Des Moines University for his postgraduate physical therapy degree. Ron started his career practicing with a well known therapy group in Atlanta, Georgia. While working with this group, he had the opportunity to direct the physical therapy program at the Lockheed Martin aircraft manufacturing plant in Atlanta. During his time in Atlanta he was able to develop his skills in orthopedics, sports medicine and industrial medicine.
Ron moved to Boise in 2005 and practiced in Eagle Idaho for six years. He received his “OCS” or Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification in 2009. He opened Sawtooth Physical Therapy in 2011 with a desire to create a practice that was relaxed, friendly and comfortable, but still provided high-quality care. Ron has been exceptionally happy with the support he has received from both the public and the medical community in Boise for his practice and has seen Sawtooth Physical Therapy grow considerably since opening.
Ron believes that many injuries and conditions are caused by regular daily habits and biomechanical (movement) dysfunction. Often times, very minor changes are made in peoples’ daily life or activity, but these changes result in huge gains in function and considerable pain relief.
Ron enjoys cycling and teaches cycling clinics in various disciplines. He is married with two young sons.
Chelsea Beyers began practicing physical therapy in 2010. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a minor in Sports Science at the University of Idaho in 2007. She continued on to the University of Utah for her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She graduated in 2010 and then moved to Jackson, Mississippi where she worked in an outpatient physical therapy clinic. There she developed her skills primarily in orthopedics but had exposure to aquatic therapy, neurological and hand diagnoses. In her final year in Jackson, she found a passion for Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy and started a Pelvic Health Program. She recently moved home to Idaho and began working at Sawtooth Physical Therapy. She is excited to continue working with orthopedic patients and to help them return to their normal daily and recreational activities. She received her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification in 2015. Chelsea also brings her skills in Pelvic Health to Sawtooth Physical Therapy and is excited to offer this unique and under utilized facet of physical therapy to the Treasure Valley.
Chelsea believes that an individualized treatment approach combined with adequate patient education makes a large impact on a patient’s outcomes. She believes you must assess the patient as a whole and target those dysfunctions or weaknesses that may be contributing to the primary complaint.
Chelsea enjoys hiking, camping, running as well as reading. She is married with one young daughter and has two dogs.
As an Idaho native, Krystal attended Boise State University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science, in 2011. She then went on to Idaho State University where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May of 2015. Krystal has a wide array of physical therapy interests, including orthopedics, vestibular rehabilitation, and pediatrics. With her unique interest she brings new and diverse skills to Sawtooth Physical Therapy.
Krystal works diligently to connect with patients in order to develop common goals that will facilitate their independent and individualized success. She helps her patients discover underlying causes of their pain and conditions, while using the most recent evidence based practice in order to address whole body mechanical and neurological causes of pain and dysfunction. She believes that doing so will ultimately result in the most successful and permanent changes for her patients.
When she is not in the clinic, Krystal enjoys traveling, golfing, playing tennis, coaching gymnastics and exploring all of the outdoor amenities, restaurants and activities the Treasure Valley has to offer.
Phillip Kreissler began practicing physical therapy in 2008. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Boise State University and went on to complete his doctorate of physical therapy at Idaho State University. He has significant experience in direct patient care and clinic management. He recently joined the team at Sawtooth Physical Therapy and will be directing our Nampa clinic. Continuously expanding upon his skills, Phillip brings a vast knowledge of orthopedic and sports medicine to the practice.
Phillip strives to empower his patients and provide the best patient-centered care possible utilizing an eclectic approach of manual-based therapy, exercise, nutrition/promoting a healthy lifestyle, and activity modification/enhancement. His individualized approach to treatment addresses the body as a whole in order to identify the movement dysfunction commonly causing the current injury or problem area. This approach results in significant improvements, reduced recurrence, and most importantly returning patients to doing what they love.
Phillip enjoys spending time with his family, chasing his new daughter around, exploring the great outdoors, camping, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, snowboarding, soccer, and has an extreme passion for archery elk hunting thus his nickname, “The Elk Whisperer.”
Tammy grew up in Southern California and moved to Washington in 1992 to attend the University of Puget Sound. At UPS, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Masters in Physical Therapy. Tammy has focused her practice in outpatient orthopedics, working closely with sports medicine specialists, orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons. She moved to Boise in 2009 with her husband and two sons. Tammy studied at the Wellspring School of Healing Arts in Boise and became a Certified Holistic Nutritionist in 2012.
In the clinic, Tammy enjoys developing personalized treatment plans for her patients and empowering them to facilitate their recovery. She thrives on helping patients get back to doing whatever it is they love to do!
Tammy has completed several half marathons, two marathons, a half ironman and has competed as an elite triathlete. She loves warm sunny weather, yoga, running, skate skiing, traveling, gardening and spending time with her family.
Chris Seagrave PT, SCS, ATC, CSCS joined Sawtooth PT in 2016 with over 20 years of diverse experience taking care of recreational, high school, collegiate, and professional level athletes. Chris was born and raised in Southeast Alaska where he enjoyed the adventurous Alaska lifestyle and competed internationally as an alpine ski racer. Following a career ending knee injury, Chris attended the University of New England in Biddeford Maine where he earned his Athletic Training (ATC) and Physical Therapy (PT) credentials simultaneously. Chris has gone on to become a board certified specialist in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS) and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Recently, Chris has published as an expert in multisport endurance athletics and contributed to a textbook on post-surgical shoulder rehabilitation. He is involved as a member of the US Ski Team’s medical pool, traveling internationally to support athletes from the US.
Chris has a special clinical interest in complex knee and shoulder problems and enjoys both non-operative and post-surgical care. He enjoys working with patients to solve biomechanical issues affecting the hip, knee and foot/ankle with a goal of helping each patient recover from injury to the fullest extent possible. As a sports medicine specialist, Chris thrives on helping athletes of all ages improve their strength, power and performance and especially enjoys helping individuals understand how to prevent many common sports related injuries.
Chris moved to Boise with his wife and two boys in 2009 and enjoys spending time riding his bike on the roads and dirt surrounding Boise and standing in a river throwing hand-tied flies at picky fish.
Sarah grew up in North Dakota and moved to Minnesota where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Bemidji State University. She continued her education at Northern Arizona University where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016. Sarah was drawn to Boise and Sawtooth Physical Therapy because of the laid-back culture and endless outdoor activities in the area.
One of Sarah’s favorite parts of working at Sawtooth Physical Therapy is the wide variety of patients and orthopedic conditions she has the chance to treat. She loves the problem solving aspect of being a physical therapist and breaking down the mechanics of her patient’s movements in order to correct the source of their pain and dysfunction. She combines manual therapy techniques to help normalize tissue and joints, tailored exercise programs, and education so her patients can get back to everything they enjoy.
Sarah moved to Boise in 2015 with her husband and has since spent her time playing volleyball, hiking, snowshoeing, backpacking, and trying to take in everything Idaho has to offer.
A Boise native, Jenna traveled to Tacoma, Washington to complete her Bachelor’s degree at Pacific Lutheran University in 2008. She continued her education at University of Puget Sound where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2014. She began her career in Wenatchee, Washington with an outpatient orthopedic group treating pediatric, adult and geriatric patients of varying abilities.
Jenna’s approach to addressing orthopedic conditions begins with observation of every-day mechanics and movement patterns. She designs treatment considering the patient as a whole in order to establish meaningful goals and create safe and optimal movement. She is dedicated to helping her patients return to daily and specialized activities.
When she is not in the clinic, Jenna practices yoga and pilates for fun, challenge, and relaxation. She spends as much time outdoors as possible, preferably hiking, skiing, and introducing her husband to the beautiful treasure valley.
Chris Olshavsky began practicing in 2013. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Eastern Washington University and his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Puget Sound. He has been practicing in orthopedics and sports for his entire career. Chris has worked with several high school and collegiate sports programs, tactical athletes, and high-level athletes ranging from triathletes to powerlifters. He has also been involved in injury prevention programs for musicians, both in the orchestral and marching band settings.
Clinically, Chris’s foundation centers around biomechanics. He enjoys helping his patients discover their own weaknesses, correct them, and move forward with improved function. He also believes in creating a feedback-rich environment where each individual can perform to their optimal ability. He has completed coursework to earn his CAFS (Certification in Applied Functional Science) and has also achieved certification through the Titleist Performance Institute as a Certified Medical Provider for golf performance and fitness. He is currently working towards earning his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and SCS (board certified sports specialist) designations. In particular, he has a special interest in ACL rehabilitation and prevention, injuries related to throwing and overhead performance, as well as golf-related injury and dysfunction, but enjoys working with all individuals to tailor a custom rehabilitation program to fit their needs.
Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Chris’s passion for the outdoors and athletics is strong. He has competed at the collegiate level in baseball, was a ski instructor, and enjoys being an avid outdoorsman. On the weekends, he can usually be found on the golf course, wandering the Northwest with his lovely wife, or wading in a river being outsmarted by trout.
Melissa has been working with the Sawtooth team since May of 2014. When she is not at the office she is studying for her Bachelor’s degree in business administration at Kaplan University. She will be graduating in August of 2016. Melissa plans to continue her education at Boise State University to obtain her Master’s degree in business administration. Melissa also spends many evenings teaching Zumba. She has been a Zumba instructor for over four years. Melissa is also the head coach of a local swim team which keeps here busy during the summer months.
Melissa has been happily married for 16 years and has one teenage son and a “fur” son. She loves the amazing outdoor activities that Idaho has to offer and enjoys camping, fishing, hiking and snowboarding.
Jessica started working for Sawtooth in February of 2016 and is working at our Meridian location as the Front Desk Coordinator. She is passionate about customer service and building relationships with all patients. Jessica was born and raised in Eastern Idaho and re-located to the Boise area in early 2012. She obtained an Associate’s degree from Treasure Valley Community College and plans to pursue higher education when the time is right.
When away from work, Jessica loves visiting her family and spending time with her sweet heart. Jessica loves being active, cooking, spending time outdoors, Hawaiian pizza and is a lover of anything fun and fabulous.
Julia started at Sawtooth in April of 2016 and is working at our Nampa location as the Front Desk Coordinator. She is very caring and compassionate and is committed to her role in improving the lives of others. Julia has lived in the Treasure Valley for over 22 years. She graduated from Nampa High School and plans to continue towards her Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts in the Fall.
Julia has been married for five years, has two amazing children, two cats and one dog. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and out in nature.