Physical Therapists

Nava Bienstock

Nava Bienstock was born and raised in Southern California. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Science from California State University Northridge and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Long Island University-Brooklyn. As a therapist, Nava enjoys working with all populations and has an interest in the spine and lower extremities. In her free time, she enjoys playing roller derby, camping, and exploring.

Dr. Emily Bojorquez

Emily joined Bridger Orthopedics rehabilitation team in the Fall of 2020. She graduated from Northeastern University in 2008 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Emily had been practicing Sports Medicine and Orthopedics for the past 12 years in the Boston area before returning to her native Bozeman. She enjoys working with anyone recovering from an injury who is passionate about getting back to what the outdoors of Montana has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and downhill skiing.

Joshua Caouette

Josh was born and raised in Leominster, MA before attending the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH where he earned a B.S. in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology in 2016. While at UNH Josh worked as a certified personal trainer, becoming passionate about helping others achieve their fitness, health, and wellness goals. He then went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Simmons University in Boston, MA in 2020. Josh worked at a private practice outpatient clinic south of Boston for a year where he honed his skills in treating a myriad of orthopedic conditions including chronic pain, extremity injuries, and post-operative patients before moving to Bozeman to join the Bridger Orthopedic team. Josh enjoys working with a variety of patient populations ranging from athletes to geriatrics and everything in between. Josh is an avid Boston sports fan and loves watching the New England Patriots on Sundays in the fall. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, ice hockey, camping, and exploring everything Montana has to offer.

Anne Fox

Anne Fox was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Growing up with a love of sports, exercise, and the outdoors, it was an easy decision for her to move to Montana for college. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science at Montana State University and went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of New Mexico. Anne has experience in private practice orthopedics, school-based physical therapy, home health physical therapy, and is certified in Dry Needling. She has a passion for optimizing human movement and loves to help people of all ages achieve their goals. When Anne isn't in the clinic, you can most likely find her hiking, fly fishing, or skiing the slopes at Bridger Bowl!

Dr. Brittnie Herbst

Brittnie was born and raised in Choteau, MT. She received her Bachelor of Science in Safety, Health and Industrial Hygiene from Montana Tech in Butte in 2006 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in 2009. She also received her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification in 2009. Brittnie worked in her hometown of Choteau until moving to Bozeman with her Gallatin-valley native husband and two young daughters. Coming from rural outpatient setting, Brittnie enjoys working with a variety of populations, but especially enjoys working with shoulders, spine, an lower extremity injuries, athletes throughout the lifespan, and vestibular disorders. Brittnie enjoys running, camping, and spending time with her family enjoying the great outdoors of Montana.

Hannah Inabnit

Hannah Inabnit is a 6th generation Montanan, born and raised in Missoula. She is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with a BS in Exercise Science from MSU Bozeman. Prior to Bridger Orthopedic, she practiced home health and skilled nursing physical therapy as well as industrial ergonomics. Hannah also works as a Pure Barre instructor, teaches skiing in the winter and volunteers at her home mountain, Montana Snowbowl as a ski patroller. When not working you can find her mountain biking, water skiing, hiking, cooking and having a good time.

Heather King

Heather King, DPT, was born and raised in West Newbury, MA and received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. In 2023, she completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Franklin Pierce University in Manchester, NH. During her last clinical rotation, she spent an extended period of time working under spine specialists, which has led her to develop an increased interest in this area. She now enjoys using these principles she learned to help her patients’ physical and recreational abilities. In her free time, you will find her hiking and spending time with her family and friends. Heather has never met a dog she doesn’t love and hopes to one day adopt one of her own.

Sydney Knieriem

Sydney Knieriem grew up in Redlands, CA before moving to Great Falls, MT, to attend the University of Providence on a soccer scholarship, and to obtain a Bachelor of Arts and Sciencein Biology. She then enrolled in the Great Falls College-MSU Physical Therapist Assistant Program. She moved to Bozeman to work as an inpatient Physical Therapy Assistant at a hospital campus, where she treated a wide variety of patients. During her time as a therapist, she has enjoyed working with patients to meet their goals and return to their everyday living. When not at work, she likes to spend time snowboarding, hiking, camping and dirt bike riding.

Dr. Marcel Lak

Marcel trained as a physical therapist in The Netherlands and graduated in 1989. He worked in England and Texas before opening his own practice on The Monterey Peninsula in California in 1997. He pursued a transitional doctoral degree in physical therapy during his time in California and graduated in 2009. After enjoying several vacations in Montana, he decided to move to Bozeman in 2013 where he joined Bridger Orthopedics. Marcel remains very interested in general orthopedics, manual therapy, spine rehab and lower extremity bio-mechanics. He enjoys skiing, fly fishing, mountain biking and traveling in his free time

Dr. Rachel Moore

Rachel was born and raised in Fond du Lac, WI and received her undergraduate degree in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin. In 2012 she completed a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, IL. In 2017 she completed her Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy through The Manual Therapy Institute.

Following receiving her doctorate, Rachel relocated to Denver, CO where she practiced in small outpatient clinics as well as in an occupational health setting. After 5 years in Denver she decided to travel as a contract physical therapist and has lived in Texas, Arizona and Washington before deciding to settle in Bozeman. Rachel is interested in utilizing her manual therapy background to treat spine and lower extremity conditions. In her free time, Rachel enjoys hiking and skiing.

Alecia O'Donnell

Alecia O'Donnell, DPT,  was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Boise State University and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in Missoula. As a clinician, Alecia takes a personalized approach to help guide and empower her patients and get them back to living their best. She is committed to helping individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve their goals. When not in the clinic, you can find her hunting, shooting her bow, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and exploring the beautiful Montana backcountry with her husband, Spencer, and 2 yellow British labs, Chester & Norman.

Emily Pfeifer

Emily Pfeifer is a PTA at Bridger Orthopedic Rehabilitation. A Butte native, Emily went to the University of Great Falls where she earned a BS in Psychology with a minor in Health and Human Performance. Emily was also a dual athlete competing in golf and on a competitive cheerleading team.  Following her bachelors she went to MSU Great Falls and completed the Physical Therapy Assistant program. Emily has been practicing at Missoula Bone and Joint for the past 5 years focusing on rehab and injury prevention of high school and college athletes as well as the weekend warriors of Montana. Continuing education courses include certified ASTYM provider and strength and conditioning courses that have allowed her greater ability to treat for injury prevention and return to play athletes. Emily is at Bridger Orthopedics west campus at 3406 Laramie Drive.

Jenny Roberts

Jenny has a BS in Exercise Science from MSU, Bozeman (2017) and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in 2022.  Jenny is passionate about working with people of all ages to restore and maximize function.  She enjoys getting to know her patients and tailoring therapy so it is specific and meaningful to each individual.  When she’s not in the clinic, you’ll find her cooking, baking, outside adventuring (especially camping & backpacking), or spending time with her friends and husband, and their pet turtle, Tim.

Dr. Erica Roman

Erica grew up in the small town of Story, Wyoming and first came to Bozeman to attend Montana State University where she received a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. She obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Montana and returned to Bozeman after working as a travel therapist on the Olympic Peninsula.  Erica spends her free time downhill and backcountry skiing, mountain biking, and exploring various mountain ranges. She enjoys treating the lower extremities, shoulder, and the many injuries that originate from Bridger Bowl.

Dr. Jeff Sabatka

Jeff was born and raised in McHenry, Il before moving to Gunnison, CO to for his BA in Exercise and Sport Science at Western State Colorado University. He participated the cross country and track team as well as the mountain bike team during his time at Western. Jeff earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine in San Marcos, CA. Jeff specializes in Occupational Health and treatment of the injured worker. He is a certified Functional Capacity Evaluator and provides work conditioning and post-offer physical abilities testing for many companies. He is also certified to perform Dry Needling. He enjoys working with lower extremity injuries and anything involving athletics. Jeff and his wife Paige love the outdoors and are passionate about trail running, mountain biking, triathlons, and skiing.

Dr. Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith is a native to the Gallatin Valley graduating from Belgrade High School in 2002. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2008 from University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. She enjoys seeing a variety of patients of all ages and abilities, with a special fulfillment in the orthopedic setting. Over the course of her career, Jen has had the ability to expand her practice in many positive ways. Jen utilizes Functional Dry Needling (FDN), which is a beneficial technique that uses monofilament needles to release trigger points in muscles; which has shown great success in many patients over the course of her career. For more information about FDN click Jen is also fluent in Kinesiotape and selective functional movement assessment (SFMA). Jen has 3 girls and a wonderful husband. She also enjoys hunting, fishing, crafts and cooking!

Jess Solis

Dyesebel “Jess” Solis joined Bridger Orthopedic as a Physical Therapist in 2024. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Lyceum Northwestern University, Dagupan City, Philippines. With a deep history of patient care globally that includes working as a clinical supervisor at Olongapo Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, tenure with both a private hospital and tenure with a military hospital both located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia for almost two decades, she moved to the US in January 2017.

Jess worked in PT for over 5 years in New Mexico and in Oregon before enrolling in the University of Montana Doctor of Physical Therapy program in Missoula, Montana. She is multi-lingual and is fluent in three languages; Tagalog, Arabic, and English. Her hobbies include landscape and portrait photography, gardening, and cooking and baking.

Dr. Brianne Stevenson

Brianne pursued her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Pacific University in 2004. Upon graduating in 2007, Brianne started working as a PT where she has honed her outpatient orthopedic skills including manual therapy and specialized therapeutic exercises to treat the spine, extremity injuries, and post-operative patients. She is currently pursuing her Manual Therapy Certification through the University of St. Augustine. Brianne is thoroughly adept to and enjoys working with a variety of client populations including pediatric, geriatric, athletes, and the weekend warriors. As a native of Montana, Brianne has always loved the outdoors and enjoys playing outside and exploring the surroundings in all seasons.

Kayley Swinton

Kayley Swinton grew up in in the rural town of Haines, AK. Growing up playing basketball, she was introduced to physical therapy with injuries of her own in 8th grade. From that point on, her passion for physical therapy and helping others return to the activities they love grew. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Biology-Health Science at Oregon Institute of Technology, and then a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Pacific University in 2023. With her rural upbringing, she enjoys working with a wide variety of populations and in general orthopedics. In her free time, Kayley enjoys spending time with friends and family, hunting, hiking, fishing, and staying active.

Dr. Levi Taylor

Levi was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, ID. He has a BA degree in Exercise Physiology from Colorado Mesa University, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy for the University of Mary. He moved to Bozeman in 2014 to take advantage of the beautiful Montana scenery. Levi enjoys working with spine and lower extremity injuries, as well as anything to do with athletics. He is an avid indoor and outdoor volleyball player and enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, and camping. Levi has also been an assistant volleyball coach at three universities, as well as multiple junior Olympic teams.

Dr. MacKenzie Ukkestad

MacKenzie received her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Bethel University and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. As a PT, she enjoys working with all types of patients and the various conditions in which they present. One of the most enjoyable aspects of her job is motivating and supporting patients as they return to their favorite activities and sports. A native of Wisconsin, she will forever be a fan of the Packers and all things dairy! She loves anything related to sports, the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Occupational Therapists

Judy Bolewicz

Judy graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy from Indiana University and during the course of her career has specialized in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation in a variety of settings. In 2006, she received the specialty Hand Certification and has enjoyed the opportunity to further developing skills in this area. She moved to the Bozeman area nearly 30 years ago with her husband Tim and daughter Kaitlin. They have spent countless hours in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park and on Montana rivers.

Kari Bozarth

Kari Kasey-Bozarth, a 10 year resident of Bozeman, is an Indiana transplant. Born and raised in southern Indiana, Kari attended undergrad at Purdue University before graduating from Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Kari’s professional experience has been lengthy and includes stints as a school system therapist in Indiana and Bozeman, as well as a clinical specialist at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana in Indianapolis. It was in this setting that she developed a passion for hand therapy as she worked with esteemed surgeons in developing the hospital’s tendon transfer program for quadriplegics. A dream job at Indiana University Hospital working with challenging upper extremity patients and complex surgeries cemented her desire to pursue hand therapy as a specialty area. This led to her certification in hand therapy (CHT) in one of the first years this prestigious and challenging certification was offered. Kari has served as an adjunct professor and lecturer in several occupational therapy programs in Indiana and continues to supervise and mentor fieldwork students in Montana.

Since moving to Bozeman, Kari has continued her pursuit of professional excellence while balancing a more healthful and recreational lifestyle. Her personal philosophy towards therapy is respect for best practices and a science based approach to treatment. To that end she strives to research and participate in a variety of continuing education programs. In addition to certifications in ergonomics, Kari is certified in ASTYM. Kari enjoys a variety of outdoor pursuits and values time spent with her amazing children and husband above all else.

Susan Brown

Susan grew up in Alabama, graduated from Auburn University with her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science, and went on to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy at Tuskegee University. Her practice in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine began in 2002, with an upper extremity focus.  Susan has been fortunate enough to be able to work with talented therapists and surgeons in her career from Birmingham, AL, Vail, CO, and Greenville, SC most recently.  As a therapist, Susan enjoys working with all types of patients and diagnoses of the upper extremity, being able to return them to the activities they love.  Outside of work, Susan is involved with the National Wheelchair Basketball Association as a national classifier. She has always loved the outdoors, and enjoys mountain biking, camping, skiing, and hiking.  

Haley Collins

Haley has lived all over the country, but considers Colorado Springs to be her home base. She earned her undergraduate degree at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. She then moved to Omaha, NE to pursue her doctorate in occupational therapy at Creighton University. Haley began her career in pediatrics before discovering her love for hand therapy. Haley moved to Bozeman to pursue this passion and nurture her love for outdoor recreation. In her free time, Haley loves to ski, hike, camp, and practice yoga. Haley has been a yoga instructor since 2018 and enjoys incorporating this into her upper extremity rehabilitation!

Rindy Miller

Rindy is a native of western North Carolina.  She earned her bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003 and continued her education there with a master's in Occupational Therapy in 2005.  While at UNC, her participation in the sports medicine program led to an interest in orthopedic therapy.  After starting her career at OrthoCarolina, she moved to Bozeman in 2007 in search of snow, trails, and new adventures.  In 2013, she earned special certification in hand therapy (CHT).  Rindy and her husband enjoy outdoor recreation, travel, and football.

Nate Naprstek

Nate is a fourth generation Montanan and a partner at Bridger Orthopedic.  He is a previous Chairman of the Board of Occupational Therapy Practitioners in the great State of Montana and is a licensed professional fly fishing and hunting guide throughout North America.  Nate’s clinical focus is on pre- and post-operative upper extremity disorders.  Nate and his family are avid outdoor aficionados and can be spotted chasing their herd of bird dogs or knee deep in a trout stream whenever time allows.

Amy Seaman

Amy grew up in Rock Springs, Wyoming and after graduating went to Carroll College in Helena, MT where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology in 2000. Amy received her Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy through the University of North Dakota-Casper College in 2002.

Amy moved to Belgrade and began her career with Freestone Rehabilitation in August of 2002 and has worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting in Bozeman, Belgrade, Livingston and Dillon. She is currently at Bridger Orthopedic's Belgrade office and holds specialty certifications in ASTYM and Workwell FCE’s. Amy has been active with the Montana Occupational Therapy Association for many years and has held both the President and Treasurer board positions.

In her free time Amy and her husband Joe are kept busy with their two children Ella and Caleb.  They enjoy travelling and finding new places to explore with their family and friends and appreciating the beauty found within all of the seasons of Montana.