MEET OUR AMAZING STAFF

Mindy Murray, Occupational Therapist

OTR/L LIC# ID OT-1174, HI, OT 273, CA, OT 21351

Mindy graduated from Loma Linda University in 2000. Her mother is an Occupational Therapist as well and thus Mindy knew at a very early age that she wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps.

Mindy was born right here in Sandpoint. She had an amazing childhood- always outside with a dog or two in tow on Pine St. Loop! Her passion was to return to her roots with a purpose to serve the community of Northern Idaho. “Part of my heart is right here in this tiny town & with these beautiful and kind people!”

Her husband, 3 children, & dogs relocated here from Kauai, Hawaii & built a home right in town & are loving having seasons for the first time ever!

Garrett Fischer, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Cert. DN – ID LIC # PT-5348

Garrett is our principle Physical Therapist, he joined Kauai Physical Therapy in 2018. Originally from Rockford Illinois, he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Carroll University in Wisconsin in 2017.

He has advanced course work in post-concussion injuries, manual therapy, and holds certifications in dry needling (Cert. DN.) and concussion health/vestibular rehab (V2FIT). His focus on manual therapy has him currently working toward his SMT certification through the Spinal Manipulation Institute.

Garrett’s coming to Idaho wasn’t just by accident. Having a passion for the outdoors, the Great Northwest piqued his interest immediately. He is an avid snow sports and fishing enthusiast. His fishing adventures are the envy of patients and co-workers alike, and his exploits and BIG fish are clearly documented in the photos he shares.

Rebecca Tenney, Physical Therapy Assistant

PTA LIC#6790

You can find Rebecca outside most often, she loves hiking, exploring, and skiing. When she is at work, Rebecca helps her patients reach their physical and functional goals. You won’t miss her! She is full of joy & smiles!

She believes we are here to help others in this world, “A person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen, and a hand willing to help others”.

Rebecca loves helping her patients get to where they want to be.

Molly

Jaci Sattler, DPT, COMT

PT LIC# 8261• Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) *Cert-DN  Certified 

Jace is a 2016 graduate of University of St. Augustine Health Sciences. She is also a graduate of Colorado State University with a B.S. Health & Exercise Science and Biomedical Sciences Minor & Manual Therapy Institute of Los Angeles, Ca. 

When asked, ” What do you think patients like most about you?” Jace replied: “That I like to put the whole body together (It’s not a knee problem, necessarily, because we have to evaluate the influence of the back/hip/ankle, etc) and that I try to have a definitive goal that centers around what the patient wants to do and what’s important to them.”

Jace has extensive volunteer experience & we are thrilled to have her part of our Kauai Therapy Family!  

Molly

Ryanne Lemon, Physical Therapy Assistant

PTA LIC#3946

Ryanne graduated with honors from Idaho State University with an associate of applied science degree as a Physical Therapist assistant, and a bachelor of science in health science. She also received a previous bachelor’s degree in geology from Washington State University where she was a varsity distance runner competing in both track & cross country. she works as a ski and snowboard instructor and SARs race coach at Schweitzer Mountain resort along with being a physical therapy assistant. She would describe herself as super active and enjoys spending most of her time outdoors whether it be running, hiking, and mountain biking in the summer, or skiing in the winter. Her and her husband have lived in Sandpoint for almost 20 years and are happy to be raising their children in this community where they have found their roots.

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Brooke, Clinic Coordinator

Brooke keeps everything running smoothly and is an amazing asset the the clinic! “I’m a Southern Girl in an Idaho World. After years of back and forth, I’ve been in both places the same amount of time and consider myself a ‘dual citizen.’”

Brooke’s free time is spent with her amazing family. She feels absolutely blessed to be a part of the Kauai family and looks forward to serving our patients.

Keep an eye out for one of Brooke’s sweet pups, John and June, while you’re at the clinic. They love greeting patients as you enter the gym and treatment rooms for therapy.

Kelcee Tomco, Massage Therapist

LMT LIC#3787

Kelcee is a massage therapist who is rooted in our local community. She is busy raising her (3) kiddos as well as managing their farm. Here is a what she has to say about massage, ” I specialize in listening to you and your complaints with my ears and my hands. Deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point, cupping, lymphatic massage, Swedish therapeutic massage and assisted stretching are just a few techniques I like to use when preforming a tailored to you and your needs massage. I know what life in pain can feel like, I’ve had multiple surgeries, Massage therapy can help. I’m honored to be apart of anyones self-care, self-love, and pain free  journey.”

Caden Gatlin, Auxiliary Staff Member

Caden states that the best part about caring for patients is the unique bond you form with each person. Everyone comes from different backgrounds, and each carries a unique perspective. Being able to experience a little bit of someone else’s life is what I love most about helping people. Listening to their stories, understanding their heartaches, and feeling their emotion is the best part of the job.

Outside of work Caden loves anything that has to do with the outdoors and spending time with his family. He grew up here in Sandpoint, and loves everything its environment has to offer. From snowboarding, disc golf, archery, hiking, and basically anything that gets him outdoors. In his free time he also loves to immerse himself in anything sports science and exercise physiology related. He considers himself an avid fitness enthusiast, and spends a lot of time working on his health while studying and gaining knowledge on how to do so more optimally. With a B.S. in Exercise, Sport, Health Sciences, we are super proud that in the fall he will be attending EWU to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy! 

Garrett Phillips, Licensed Massage Therapist

LMT LIC#4546

Garrett graduated from North Idaho Massage Academy in September and has been busy ever since. He likes seeing the results of massage and having patients get off the table feeling better and moving around less painfully. With a focus on mobilization, and creating a new neutral to improve posture, Garrett does his best to educate patients on not just the conditions they have but the ways their lifestyle affects them.

When he’s not working Garrett likes to spend his spare time fishing. Having spent the last 9 years living in the Bonners Ferry area, he states that his favorite thing about this area is all of the water and amazing scenery surrounding us. Garrett is in network with medical insurance companies that offer massage therapy benefits & looks forward to assisting you with your pain, injury, or weakness. 

Ahmad Khan, Certified Medical Biller

Khan works behind the scenes assuring our billing is going smoothly. Khan is our AHA-mazing Certified Medical Biller

When asked what his favorite quote is he states, “Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.”Lao Tzu

When he’s not working, Khan likes to spend his spare time going to the gym & listening to music. 

When asked, “What do you like most about working for Kauai Therapy, Khan replies, “I like Brooke’s sense of humor and Mindy’s laugh. Boring is a word not written in Kauai Therapy’s dictionary 🙂