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Program Faculty and Residency Participants

Program Leadership 

Jennifer Backs, PT, DPT, SCS
Director - St. Luke's Sports Medicine PT Residency Program
Site Manager - St. Luke's Rehabilitation: Boise, Apple St.
St. Luke's Sports Medicine PT Residency Faculty

Joel Vanderlugt, PT, DPT, SCS
Site Manager - St. Luke's Rehabilitation: Boise, Myrtle St.
St. Luke's Sports Medicine PT Residency Faculty

Mary Hughes, PT, SCS, OCS, ATC
Physical Therapist - St. Luke's Rehabilitation: Nampa, St. Luke's Dr.
St. Luke's Sports Medicine PT Residency Faculty

Emily Ohlin, PT, SCS
Physical Therapist - St. Luke's Rehabilitation: Boise, Myrtle St.
St. Luke's Sports Medicine PT Residency Faculty

Alex Maffuccio, PT, SCS
Physical Therapist - St. Luke's Rehabilitation: Eagle
St. Luke's Sports Medicine PT Residency Faculty

Sydney Schoensee, PT, MS, DPT, SCS, OCS, FAAOMPT
Physical Therapist - St. Luke's Rehabilitation: McCall
St. Luke's Sports Medicine PT Residency Faculty

David Fleckenstein, DPT, OCS
Senior Director - Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
St. Luke's Ortho/Neuro Service Line

Forest Pecha, MS, ATC, LAT, OTC, CSCS
Manager SLSM ATC Residency Program
St. Luke's Sports Medicine PT Sports Residency Adjunct Faculty

Opal Griffin, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer - Middleton High School
St. Luke's Sports Medicine PT Sports Residency Adjunct Faculty

Nate Sturlin, ATC
Athletic Trainer - Bishop Kelly High School
St. Luke's Sports Medicine PT Sports Residency Adjunct Faculty

Ken Becker, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer - Northwest Nazarene University
St. Luke's Sports Medicine PT Sports Residency Adjunct Faculty

Jamie May, ATC
Athletic Trainer - Northwest Nazarene University
St. Luke's Sports Medicine PT Sports Residency Adjunct Faculty

Thomas Gillespie, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer - Idaho Steelheads
St. Luke's Sports Medicine PT Sports Residency Adjunct Faculty

Kyle M. Sela, PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS
St. Luke's Sports Medicine Residency Adjunct Faculty

Brett Burton, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS
St. Luke's Sports Medicine PT Residency Adjunct Faculty

Nathan Kirby, PT

2020 Resident, Nathan Kirby

Nathan Kirby, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS is a physical therapist licensed in Idaho and South Dakota. He is experienced with treating orthopedic and musculoskeletal dysfunction in pediatric to geriatric populations. Following a life in sports, he now enjoys working with athletes, helping them return to their fields of play.

In his free time, Nathan enjoys outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking.

Past Residents

2019 - James Liaw PT, DPT, CSCS, Boise, ID
2018 - Bryanne Gribble, PT, DPT, SCS, Boise, ID
2018 - Jamie Palmer, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, Minneapolis, MN
2017 - Zach Braddock, PT, DPT, SCS, Boise, ID
2016 - Alex Maffuccio, PT, DPT, SCS, Eagle, ID
2015 - Brett Burton, PT, DPT, ATC, SCS, CSCS, Phoenix, AZ
2014 - Chantel Gorton, PT, DPT, SCS, Portland, OR
2013 - Tony Day, DPT, SCS, CSCS, Glennwood Springs, CO
2012 - Tim Williams, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, Boise, ID
2011 - Erin Cubick, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, St. Petersburg, FL
2010 - Ryan Leaver, DPT, SCS, CSCS, Vancouver, BC
2009 - Brett Walker, PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, Billings, MT