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 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.

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Molly Radonich, Therapy Aide/Licensed Athletic Trainer

ID LIC #AT701

Molly joined us in January of 2020. She received her B.S. in Athletic Training from Washington State University in 2018. (GO COUGS!) Molly has experience working with collegiate athletes and Sandpoint High School athletes. In her free time Molly enjoys spending time outside by hiking, fishing, Frisbee Golfing and kayaking.

As an Athletic Trainer, Molly works to help prevent injuries and help people recover from injuries they have sustained. It is her goal to help people return to their prior level of function and return to sport in the safest and most effective way possible.

Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state’s statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

(https://www.nata.org/about/athletic-training)

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Logan Jimmerson, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Logan’s passion for helping people started with a certification for EMT training in 2013 and eventually working at a rehabilitation facility as a therapy tech.

He chose occupational therapy because of it’s relevance to restoring function to the daily lives of those with pain, sickness, or injury.

Logan graduated from Spokane Falls community College with an AAS in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.

When he isn’t at work, Logan is with his wife and son, actively involved in his church as a youth minister, or enjoying the beauty of the North Idaho outdoors.

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Erika Beckman, Auxiliary Staff Member

I believe that if you just try your best, you will always get something out of what you are trying for, even if it’s not exactly what you wanted. “I love working with patients because I enjoy hearing their stories, giving them a comfortable environment to be themselves and get better, and knowing that I am helping someone.”

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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.

Ryanne would describe herself as being extremely encouraging and empathetic towards her patients and clients. She considers herself a very good listener with a calming presence. She truly believes in the power of positive thinking and mindfulness to decrease pain and improve quality of life. She has continued her education since graduation and has been trained in a variety of pain relieving and rehabilitation techniques such as muscle energy, Mulligan mobilization with movement, cupping and kinesiology taping. she strongly believes in the benefits of staying active, and believes that this combined with healthy habits are the key to overall wellness.

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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.

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

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. 

Melody Vanhorn, Auxiliary Staff Member

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