We are a private practice developed with the sole intent of providing quality outpatient physical therapy services to our clients. It is our professional opinion that the client is best served when a licensed physical therapist is providing the care to the patient “each and every visit”.
After a thorough evaluation by the therapist, a personalized program will be developed to address your specific needs.
If you are experiencing pain – whether from neck or back conditions, musculoskeletal sprains or muscle strains- the staff of First Choice Physical Therapy may use such modalities as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, dry needling, IASTM, therapeutic cupping TENS, traction or iontophoresis to help alleviate your pain.
The therapists at First Choice Physical Therapy believe it is important every client has the tools to maintain their health after therapy. Each client will have a home exercise program to continue using long after their therapy is completed.
It has been estimated that 42% of the adult population report episodes of dizziness or vertigo and in patients over 70 it is the #1 complaint to physicians. The good news is that with the proper exercise, balance and dizziness symptoms can significantly improve. Our therapists have received specialized education in the treatment of dizziness and imbalance.
Our staff has worked with orthopedic physicians to coordinate the follow up physical therapy treatment necessary to provide a successful outcome following your orthopedic surgery. From spinal fusions, ACL repairs, meniscal repairs, total joint replacements and tendon repairs we have the knowledge and expertise to assist you in obtaining your goals after surgery.
Following a stroke or TIA physical therapy will assist you in obtaining your optimum independence. Treatment may include gait training, strengthening, activities of daily living and home assessments.
In physical therapy you will learn therapeutic exercises designed to preserve the range of motion and strength of your joints. As the arthritis attacks your joint cartilage it is crucial to maintain flexibility and strength throughout the joint.
All of us will experience some sort of muscle, tendon or bone injury in our lifetime. Normally we will heal without difficulty but occasionally these injuries require the skilled intervention of a physical therapist. Treatment may involve modality treatment for pain relief, therapeutic exercise for strengthening and flexibility or manua
All of us will experience some sort of muscle, tendon or bone injury in our lifetime. Normally we will heal without difficulty but occasionally these injuries require the skilled intervention of a physical therapist. Treatment may involve modality treatment for pain relief, therapeutic exercise for strengthening and flexibility or manual therapy techniques to assist in increasing range of motion and pain relief.
First Choice Physical Therapy provides free assessment of sport related injuries. If you are injured during a sporting activity and have questions or concerns, our therapists will complete a free assessment of the injury. Recommendations for physical therapy treatment, recommendations for return to activity or referral to a physician w
First Choice Physical Therapy provides free assessment of sport related injuries. If you are injured during a sporting activity and have questions or concerns, our therapists will complete a free assessment of the injury. Recommendations for physical therapy treatment, recommendations for return to activity or referral to a physician will be made at that time. If treatment is necessary our focus will be geared to your specific injury and sport to return you to play as soon as is safely possible.
First Choice Physical Therapy has received specialized training in Pelvic Health. We are able to address your concerns with incontinence, pelvic/vaginal pain, and prenatal and postpartum musculoskeletal pain.
The therapists at First Choice Physical Therapy treat the following pediatric conditions: torticollis and plagiocephaly, toe walking, hydrocephaly and encephalopathy, developmental gross motor delays and weakness, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, down syndrome, incontinence and many more.
The therapists at First Choice Physical Therapy have over 30 years of experience in the area of Occupational Health. We have established an excellent working relationship with Workforce Safety & Insurance, the area employers and workers to provide a comprehensive treatment and safety program.
First Choice Physical Therapy provides the following Occupational Health services:
• Ergonomic Assessments
• Back Education and Ergonomic Classes
• Post Offer Physicals
• Injured Worker Treatment
• Return to work programs and physical capabilities testing
• Functional Capacity Evaluations
• Work conditioning/ hardening
Our staff is certified to perform post offer physicals through ISRI, CHS, Worksteps, and Advanced Ergonomics.
ERGONOMIC INITIATIVE PROGRAM
Workforce Safety & Insurance (WSI) provides exclusive coverage of the state’s workers compensation insurance. WSI services approximately 20,000 employers and has approximately 40,000 claims each year. Of these claims it is estimated that as many as 35% of these injur4ies can be associated with poor ergonomics in the workplace. To address these concerns WSI has partnered with North Dakota businesses to address ergonomic concerns in the workplace. The Ergonomic Initiative is an onsite program that may include:
• Ergonomic assessments
• Development of an ergonomic intervention plan
• Training of employers/employees
• Researching equipment/interventions
• Assisting employers with completing the Ergonomic Grant Application
• Follow up visits to ensure interventions are effectively being utilized
Under the Ergonomic Initiative Program reimbursement is paid in a 3:1 match with the employer, with WSI paying 75% of the cost and the employer 25%. This is a wonderful opportunity for employers to provide a safer work environment for their employees at a great price! First Choice Physical Therapy has worked with numerous businesses including manufacturing, office, oilfield, service industry and healthcare. First Choice Physical Therapy has been identified as an approved provider for services under the Ergonomic Initiative Program since the beginning of the program in 2009.
ERGONOMIC GRANT PROGRAM
In participation with the Ergonomic Initiative Program, WSI is offering financial assistance to be put toward the purchase of ergonomic equipment. This grant is only available to employers who have already participated in the Ergonomic Initiative. Through this grant employers may be eligible for a 3-to-1 matching grant with WSI contributing 75% of the total grant amount or up to the lifetime maximum award. The maximum award is based upon the Standard premium for the most recently completed premium period. The lifetime maximum award is from $2,500 to $20,000. For further information please see the Workforce Safety and Insurance website at www.workforcesafety.com
Reed graduated from UND with his Master's in Physical Therapy. He has provided physical therapy services in the Minot area for 28 years and is the owner of First Choice Physical Therapy. His specialties include orthopedics, manual therapy, sports medicine and occupational medicine. He enjoys working with patients to get them back to work or play.
Karen graduated from UND with her Bachelor's of Science in Physical Therapy and later with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She worked her dream job for 45 years, the last 30 years she specialized in occupational medicine and ergonomics. Karen retired in 2021 but is back doing ergonomics on a part time basis and loving it.
Katie graduated from UND with her Master's in Physical Therapy. She has provided physical therapy for patients for 22 years. She is certified in Integrative Dry Needling and her specialists include orthopedics and sports medicine, vestibular rehab and wheelchair assessments. Katie enjoys working with patients of all ages.
Kelsey graduated with a Bachelor's in Athletic Training and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Mary. She has experience working with the geriatric population in a Skilled Nursing Facility and Assisted Living Facilities. She is certified in dry needling from Dr. Ma’s Integrative Dry Needling and specializes in pelvic health. Kelsey enjoys working with a variety of patients from athletics to geriatrics.
Kari graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Corporate Fitness and Wellness Management from Minot State University. She then received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Concordia University in Wisconsin. Kari has always been involved in sports and fitness and strives to provide a complete approach to rehabilitation and wellness for patients of all ages.
Ashley received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Nebraska Medical Center. She recently moved to North Dakota and is looking forward to serving the Minot, Minot AFB, and surrounding area residents. She believes that healing starts with a positive mindset and enjoys finding creative solutions to help her patients reach their health goals.
McKinley completed her undergraduate coursework at Minot State University. She then furthered her education at the University of North Dakota graduating with a Doctor of Physical Therapy in May 2021. McKinley has gained clinical experience working in a variety of settings including private practice, geriatric physical therapy, outpatient orthopedics and outpatient pediatrics. She has a passion for helping individuals of all ages improve their mobility and participation in daily activities. Outside of work, McKinley enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors.
Bethany graduated from University of North Dakota with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She completed internships in orthopedic, acute, and pediatric physical therapy settings. Beth's areas of special interest include pediatrics, geriatrics, and pelvic health. She is from the Minot area and is excited to give back to the community where she grew up.
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2900 10th Steet SW, Suite A, Minot, ND 58701