Big Country Rehabilitation - Douglas

 
 

We offer various services including outpatient and inpatient care as well as in-home care, public school services and early childhood. Our Douglas clinic provides a comprehensive outpatient facility, including a fitness center available to the general public. In addition to staffing the outpatient clinic, our therapists provide services in home care, early childhood center and their public schools. 

Some of the services we provide include: Orthopedic and sports medicine treatments, spinal cord and extremity joint mobilization, postural re-education, core strengthening, kineso-taping, aquatic and pool therapy, wound care, orthotic fitting and casting, custom extremity splinting, spinal cord and neuro rehab, work hardening, functional capacity evaluations, myofascial release (including dry needing), women's health, urinary incontinence training, TMJ evaluations and treatments.

Our occupational therapy staff provides a state recognized driving program designed for helping patients return to independence. They also offer outpatient and inpatient bedside swallowing evaluations to individuals with swallowing disorders.

Pediatric Department Info


Address: 111 South 5th Street, Douglas, WY 82633
Hours: Mon - Fri: 7AM - 6PM
Fax: 307-358-9330
Chuck Mangus, PT, SFMA

Partner, Clinic Supervisor


Chuck has been a Physical Therapist for over 30 years.   Chuck is one of the founders of North Platte Physical Therapy.  He has a special interest in manual therapy, and enjoys the biomechanics of the body. He believes in education and has taken many research based classes.  He encourages everyone in the company to seek out higher education and is very proud of the knowledge base his employees have. Chuck enjoys mentoring his staff and considers his office a teaching facility and welcomes students from top universities to come to our facility and learn from his group.   His office has been awarded the Creighton University Department of Physical Therapy, Site of Excellence Award as well as the Regis University Site Award.      

Education:

  • 1981 – Physical Therapy pre-graduate – University of Wyoming
  • 1984 – Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy – University of North Dakota

Professional Society Memberships:

  • WYAPTA – Past President and Vice President for Wyoming Division
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Wyoming Physical Therapy Association

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Graston Technique
  • IAOM: Knee, Cervical Spine/Thoracic Spine. Thoracic Outlet, Headache, & Cervicothoracic
  • Intramuscular Therapy - Dry Needling I and II
  • Kinesio Taping - KT I and II
  • Manual Therapy from multiple institutions
  • Wound therapy

Hometown: Laramie, WY

Family: Wife: Lisa, Children: Jessica, Ben

Hobbies: Fishing, cycling, skiing

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Emily Cook, MPT

My philosophy is simple. I aim to empower my patients to push not just their physical limitations, but their mental and emotional as well. I want them to do what they previously thought was impossible. I want them to succeed. My journey as a Physical Therapist started as a patient over 20 years ago. My issues taught me how to face and overcome challenges and as a result I am now better able to help others.

Education:

  • 2002 - Bachelors Exercise Science – Wichita State University
  • 2004 – Masters of Physical Therapy – Wichita State University  

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Wyoming Physical Therapy Association

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Graston Technique
  • IAOM: Knee, Cervical Spine/Thoracic Spine. Thoracic Outlet, Headache, & Cervicothoracic
  • Intramuscular Therapy - Dry Needling I and II
  • Kinesio Taping - KT I and II
  • Lower Extremity Biomechanics
  • Knee and Shoulder
  • Muscle Energy Technique for Spine, Ribs, and Pelvic Girdle
  • Primary and Secondary Different Diagnosis of Lumbar Spine, Vestibular
  • Running Mechanics
  • Wound care

Community Involvement:

  • USA Swimming
  • 4-H

Hometown: Randolph, KS

Hobbies: Triathlons, reading, marathons, arm wrestling, endurance running, photography and archery

 
April Schreurs, DPT, SFMA

The reason why I am a PT is I enjoy helping people and seeing people functionally get back to where they were before an injury or surgery. I enjoy getting to spend time each week with my patients and find out what goals and activities are most important to them and work together to achieve those goals. My individual philosophy is that if my patient/client and I both work together and put our effort into a conservative care approach, we can achieve the patient’s goals and get them back to the activities they enjoy.

Education:

  • 2009 – Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science – Black Hills State University
  • 2014 – Doctorate of Physical Therapy – University of South Dakota

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Therapeutic Neuroscience Education-Educating patients about pain

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Conservative Management of Hip Pain
  • IAOM – Acute lumbar & Si Joint
  • IAOM – Clinical Examination & Manual Therapy of the Lower Cervical Spine
  • IAOM – Optimal Dry Needling Solutions – Dry Needling Level 1
  • Intramuscular Therapy (Dry Needling) – Level 1
  • Kinesio Taping – KT1 & KT2

Hometown: Tea, SD

Family: Son - Cassius

Hobbies: Hiking, Spending time outdoors

 
Sarah Boner, DPT, SFMA

I believe in movement as being one of the most powerful tools in healing. I am fascinated in how the body moves and empowering/educating the public on how amazing the human body is. I enjoy learning all there is to know about the body and enjoy helping those in need. I am truly passionate about my profession and strive for excellence and furthering my continuing education to improve my daily practice.

Education:

  • 2012 – Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science – Black Hills State University
  • 2015 – Doctorate of Physical Therapy – University of South Dakota

Professional Society Memberships:

  • APTA – American Physical Therapy Association

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Intramuscular Therapy (Dry Needling ) – Level 1
  • SASTM Certification – Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Kinesio Taping

Hometown: Lead, SD

Family: Fiancé – Scott Boner

Hobbies: Spending time outdoors, working out, and spending time with family & friends

 
Meghann M. Boggs, DPT

After serving time in the Army, I saw several people in the need of physical therapy. I decided to combine my love for working out with helping people who have disabilities.  

Education:

  • 2001 – Bachelors of Science in Chemistry – University of Northern Colorado
  • 2009 – Doctorate of Physical Therapy – University of Nebraska Medical Center

Professional Society Memberships:

  • APTA – American Physical Therapy Association

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Graston Technique
  • Intramuscular Therapy – Dry Needling Level I
  • Thoracic, Cervical Spine
  • Women’s Health Certification 

Hometown: Bellevue, NE

Family: 2 Sons – Jackson and Gentry, 1 Daughter - Laurel

Hobbies: Running, Lifting weights, reading, horseback riding, hiking and skiing

 
Ben Mangus, DPT, CSCS, SFMA

I knew from a young age that I wanted to help individuals rehab naturally and physical therapy was that perfect fit. I enjoy getting to know each patient I come in contact with and make it a priority to help them reach their goals.

Education:

  • 2010-Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion, University of Wyoming
  • 2016-Doctor of Physical Therapy, New York Institute of Technology

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Kinesio Taping Association International

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner 
  • Maitland: Essential Peripheral Seminar
  • Maitland: Essential Spinal Seminar
  • IAOM: Clinical Examination and Manual Therapy of the Acute Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint
  • IAOM: Diagnosis and Management of the Acute Lumbar and SI Joint
  • When the Feet Hit the Ground…Everything Changes
  • Long Island Orthotics and Prosthetics: Lower Extremity Prosthetic Gait Deviation
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment- Expected November 2016
  • Dry Needling- Expected December 2016

Hometown: Douglas, WY

Family: Parents: Chuck & Lisa Mangus, Sister: Jessica Mangus, Puppy Dog: Alex (Yellow Lab)

Hobbies: Cycling, archery, fly-fishing, and hunting.

 
Crystal Wilkes, PTA, SFMA

I enjoy working with people. I love that physical therapy has so many different fields to be involved with. I love wound care and enjoy seeing the different phases that a wound moves through. I always thought I would work in a strictly outpatient clinic, but I am pleased to say I love that I am able to work with pediatrics, geriatrics, and service home health patients. Seeing patient’s throughout the continuum of care is very rewarding.

Education:

  • 2002 – Associates of Science - Northeastern Wyoming Community College
  • 2004-2005 – Foundation Courses - University of South Carolina
  • 2006 – Licensed Massage Therapist – South Carolina Massage and Esthetics Institute
  • 2007 – Associates of Science in Physical Therapy Assistance – Trident Technical College

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Kinesio Taping
  • Graston Technique
  • Wound Care Certified
  • NCTMB
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

Community Involvement:

  • Trap Club
  • Relay for Life
  • Bowling League

Hometown: Gillette, WY

Family: I am engaged to a wonderful man who brought 4 awesome children into my life

Hobbies: Health & Fitness, obstacle course races, traveling

 
Wanda Fieldcamp, PTA, LMT, SFMA

 I feel everyone has an influence in the lives that they touch each day. This can have a positive or negative effect. I have always strived to have positive influences in the lives of people I touch. Being a physical therapist assistant gives me an opportunity to attempt to improve people’s quality of life. I enjoy having the privilege of being invited into people’s lives including their health, wellness, and recovery. It is pretty simple, I love people and I want to help them.

Education:

  • 2008 - Foundation courses - Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington, WY
  • 2010 - PTA associates of applied degree - San Juan College, Farmington, NM
  • Fall River School of Massage, Fredonia, KS, certification for G.U.T. Practitioner, education in clinical massage. -This stands for Goetzle Unique Therapies Practitioner. This person developed her own techniques based on lifelong education rounded by the accumulative therapies of Physical Therapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, and massage therapists. The techniques I learned have given me an advantage in soft tissue techniques.
  • Professional Massage Education - Myotherapy Institute Research Center, Salt Lake City, UT, School of Massage

Professional Society Memberships:

  • AMTA – American Massage Therapy Association
  • NCBTMB – National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Wyoming Physical Therapy Association

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • American Red Cross
  • Certified Aroma Therapist
  • Certified Lifeguard
  • Graston Technique
  • Gray Institute: Applied Functional Science
  • IAOM: Lower Cervical, Upper Cervical and Headache, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Cervicothoracic Junction, Pelvic Dysfunction
  • Kinesio Taping Certification
  • Muscle Energy Techniques for the Spine, Pelvic Girdle and Ribs
  • NCBTMB National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Body Work
  • Rehab Education: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Wrist
  • Skin and Wound Care Management
  • Spinning Beyond the Basics Vestibular Rehab
  • Utah License for Massage Therapy

Hometown: Douglas, WY

Family: Husband – Rick Fieldcamp, 3 Grown Children, 4 Grandchildren

Hobbies: Being outdoors, Hunting, hiking, cycling, building (home construction), quilting, wine making, and culinary arts

 
Jamie Frederick, PTA

I love helping people, I strive to be the best therapist I can to help people improve their quality of life. I enjoy helping people progress toward their expected outcomes. I want my patients to enjoy therapy instead of seeing it as an inconvenience. I believe that everyone deserves a shot at being healthy and happy. I want to help them achieve that goal and have a great quality of life.

Education:

  • 2011 – Associates of Fine Arts – Casper College
  • 2014 – Associates of Health Science in Physical Therapy – Laramie County Community College

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Kinesio Taping – Levels I & II

Community Involvement:

  • Concert Band at Casper College

Hometown: Upton, WY

Family: Parents – Jerry Frederick and Shari Frederick

Hobbies: Music

 
Bonnie Richards, OTR/L

As an Occupational Therapist living in rural Wyoming, you have a chance to see a variety of patients, I can honestly say that I thrive on the diversity of the patients I treat every day.  I love being able to help and serve others who are needing occupational therapy services. Because of the variety of patients I see every day I have been to many research based classes including  swallow-evaluations, driving evaluations, orthopedic rehab, cognitive evaluations, vestibular rehab, & pediatrics.  It’s just a fun place to work!

Education:

  • 2001 – Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy – University of North Dakota

Professional Society Memberships:

  • NMEDA - National Mobility Equipment Dealers
  • AOTA – American Occupational Therapy Association
  • WYOTA – Wyoming Occupational Therapy Association
  • ADED – Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Advanced Kinesio Taping (KT3)
  • Clinical Examination and Manual Therapy of the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Cervicothoracic Junction
  • Dizziness in Elders
  • Donatelli’s Pathophysiology and Mechanics of the Shoulder with Lab
  • Driver’s Rehabilitation
  • From Eyesight to Insight: Visual/Vestibular Assessment & Treatment
  • Functional Cognitive Activities for Adults with Brain Injury or Stroke
  • Introduction to Hand Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy & Dysphagia
  • Selective Mobilizations of the Peripheral Nervous System of the Upper Quarter
  • Spinning Beyond Basics
  • Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand with Emphasis on the Elbow
  • The Upper Cervical Spine in Headaches, Dizziness, and Pain
  • Upper Extremity Limb Loss Rehabilitation
  • M1-Basic Training in the Graston Technique 

Community Involvement:

  • Children’s Church
  • Volunteer Coach

Hometown: Newcastle, WY

Family: Husband – Sheldon Richards, 2 sons – Jonah and Jacob, 1 daughter - Josie

Hobbies: Being outdoors, camping, 4-wheeling, attending my children’s events

 
Kelsey Nelson, OTR/L

“Treat the patient as a whole, not just the hole in the patient.”

Education:

  • 2009 – Masters Degree – University of North Dakota

Professional Society Memberships:

  • WYOTA – Wyoming Occupational Therapist Association
  • AOTA – American Occupational Therapist Association

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • CPP
  • DOT Physical & Drug Testing Certified
  • First Aid
  • Graston Technique
  • Kinesiotape
  • Lifeguarding
  • NBCOT
  • Swallowing Evaluations
  • Vestibular

Community Involvement:

  • Advocare: helping the community become healthier through supplementation and clean eating

Hometown: Casper, WY

Family: Husband – Jeremy, Daughter – Kaydence, Son - Jarrett

Hobbies: Running, strength training, and playing with my kids

 
Tina Gasser, COTA

It is my philosophy to be kind, but diligent to patient care and advocacy. I love being a COTA/L for the versatility of working with geriatrics, pediatrics and the orthopedic. I love the camaraderie I have with my patients and the ability to see a patient increase their independence.

Education:

  • 2009 – Associates of Science in Occupational Therapy – Casper College

Board Certifications:

  • 2009 - National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • 2010 – State of Wyoming Board of Occupational Therapy

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Fundamentals and Advanced (KT1 & KT2) Kinesio Taping
  • Vestibular Rehab
  • Clinical Exam & Manual Therapy of Upper Cervical Spine and Headache
  • Neuro-developmental Treatment (NDT)
  • Clinical Exam & Manual Therapy of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Graston Technique
  • Treatment of Processing Disorders
  • Geriatric Therapeutic Exercises
  • Enhancing Early Childhood Mental Health: The Power or Relationships and the Magic of Play

Community Involvement:

  • Casper Civic Chorale

Hometown: Alpena, Michigan

Family: Husband – Gary Gasser, 4 Children, 2 Step Children, 9 Grandchildren

Hobbies: Traveling, crocheting, hiking, swimming, and genealogy 

 
Wade Brennan, COTA, SFMA

I chose to become an OTA to assist people to fulfill their physical potential. I appreciate the body’s ability to overcome injuries.

Education:

  • Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy – Casper College

Board Certifications:

  • NBCOT – National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • DOT – Physical & drug testing certified
  • Graston Technique
  • IAOM – Clinical Examination & Manual Therapy of shoulder and shoulder girdle
  • IAOM – Clinical Examination & Manual Therapy of thoracic outlet syndrome & cervicothoracic junction
  • Industrial Safety & Rehabilitation Institute for Pre-Placement screening – the Work Saver Program
  • Kinesio Tape
  • Unlocking mysteries of the wrist
  • Vestibular Spinning Beyond Basics

Community Involvement:

  • Bowling League
  • Mens Basketball

Hometown: Ellsworth, NE

Family: Wife – Tori, Daughter – Landri, Son - Eason

Hobbies: Following Nebraska Cornhusker Action, fantasy football, hiking, sledding, and hotdog connoisseuring  

 

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