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St. Luke's Rehabilitation: Boise, Apple St.

St. Luke's offers physical therapy in a variety of situations. You may need help recovering from an injury or surgery. Physical and orthopedic therapy help you recover from an injury or surgery, and can improve functional movement when you have chronic conditions such as arthritis. Our goal is to get you moving, pain-free, so you can return to your regular activities and perform your best at home, at work, or when playing sports.

Providers

  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Jennifer Backs, PT, DPT, SCS is board certified in sports physical therapy and specializes in the treatment of injuries and injury prevention in athletes of all ages and competition levels. She earned her doctorate in physical therapy from St. Louis University and completed residency training in sports physical therapy at Proaxis Therapy in conjunction with Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. Jenn has specific interests in treatment of the overhead athlete, rehabilitation following ACL injury and reconstruction, and hip pathology. She is active in the St. Luke's Sports Medicine program and serves on faculty with St. Luke's Sports Physical Therapy Residency program.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Heather Francis, PT, DPT, OCS is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist and licensed physical therapist in the state of Idaho. She works to provide evidence-based care for all her patients.

    Heather earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology with a minor in German from Arizona State University. She earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Mount St. Mary's University, and completed a year-long orthopedic residency at Rancho Physical Therapy. She is a certified American Physical Therapy Association clinical instructor for physical therapy students and mentor for orthopedic residents.

  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    John Frey, PT, DPT enjoys working with all orthopedic and sports injury patients. His areas of expertise include back and hip pain, pain education and management strategies, and acute injuries. He believes the most valuable part of the rehabilitation process is listening and building rapport with each patient.

    John earned his doctorate degree in physical therapy from the University of the Pacific. He moved to Boise from Anchorage, where he helped develop a program for pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Christine Panagos, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS is a board certified sports physical therapist who provides pre-operative assessment and post-operative management of all sports-related injuries. Christine emphasizes education and injury risk reduction.

    Christine completed her physical therapy training at Northeastern University in Boston. In her free time she enjoys cycling, running, and spending time with her family.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

Conditions

  • Arthritis

    Inflammation of the joints in one or more areas of the body. There are over 100 different types of arthritis.

  • Back and neck pain

    Low Back Pain

    These common conditions affects more than 80% of us at some point, and is not usually indicative of a serious spine problem.

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