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North Platte Physical Therapy - Cheyenne (North)

Our company has now expanded to provide physical therapy services to the city of Cheyenne and its surrounding communities. We provide progressive, research-based intervention techniques to meet your personal rehabilitative needs. As a patient of North Platte Physical Therapy you can expect to receive the highest level of rehabilitation, a personalized plan of care designed to meet your needs, a family friendly, hometown clinical experience and exceptional outcomes so you can return to your active lifestyle. We focus on always remaining flexible to meet your needs. With same day appointments and walk-ins welcome, whatever your injury may be, we are always here for you. We will work closely with your healthcare providers to provide the most seamless recovery possible. If you have any questions on the services that we can provide or how we can best serve you please contact us or stop by so we can get you on the road to recovery.

Location Details


307-514-5834  Send Email

Address: 7226 Commons Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82009
Hours: Mon - Fri: 7AM - 6PM
Phone: 307-514-5834

Interested in scheduling at our East location? View Cheyenne East Details 


 Nate Eakins, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSCS, SFMA, 
AIB-VR, C-PS

Clinic Supervisor


My interest in physical therapy was instilled while watching my mother work in Torrington as a Physical Therapy Aide. I am passionate about continuing education and maintaining the highest level of excellence in physical therapy. My patients will always come first, and I will work with you to achieve the best outcome possible.

Degrees: 

  • Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (In Progress), Texas Tech University
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of North Dakota
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences, Minor in Chemistry, University of Wyoming

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist APTA
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner
  • Certified Cupping Therapist
  • Vestibular Certification
  • Advanced Topics in the Examination, Evaluation, and Treatment of the Shoulder and Knee
  • Champion Performance Specialist
  • IAOM Elbow Course
  • IAOM Wrist Course
  • IAOM: Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of the Cervical Spine
  • A Systematic Approach to Examination, Diagnosis, and Manual Therapy of the Wrist Part 1
  • Diagnosis and Management of the Elbow
  • ErgoScience FCE Trained
  • Gray Institue, CAFS 

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association 
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association 

Community Involvement:

  • Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce 

Hometown: Lingle, Wyoming 

Family: Wife: Lorelei Eakins, Children: Ava, Harper, & Hayes

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, outdoor activities, and spending time with family

 
Kara Carter, PT, DPT, OCS, AIB-VR

Seeing patients progress through treatments and making a difference in their lives to regain function gives me a great feeling of personal satisfaction. Doing this work, you meet a variety of people from many walks of life and make lifelong connections with people. Physical therapy fosters a holistic approach and allows therapists to treat the individual, rather than the body part or injury. Lending a helping hand through all aspects of rehabilitation focused my career choice on physical therapy.

Education:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Clarke University
  • Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medical, Iowa Wesleyan University
  • Associate of Science, Lake Land College

Certifications/ Specialized Training:

  • Advanced Topics in the Examination, Evaluation, and Treatment of the Shoulder and Knee
  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Certified
  • A Systematic Approach to Examination, Diagnosis, and Manual Therapy of the Wrist Part 1--IAOM
  • Diagnosis and Management of the Elbow
  • Dry Needling Course 1
  • Dry Needling Course 2
  • Current Concepts in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • IAOM Wrist Course
  • IAOM: Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of the Cervical Spine
  • Gray Institue, CAFS 

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association 
  • Orthopedic Section

Hometown: Potomac, Illinois

Hobbies: Hiking, camping

Family: Amanda, Shadow, and Max

 
Sean Dick, PT, DPT, CSCS

I love therapy because it allows me to help people heal via movement and exercise, things I am very passionate about.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Cleveland State University

Certification/ Specialized Training:

  • IAOM: Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of the Cervical Spine
  • Advanced Topics in the Examination, Evaluation, and Treatment of the Shoulder and Knee
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Functional Dry Needling Level 1 Certified
  • Kevin Wilkes: Online and Live Certificate

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Member

Hobbies: Spending time outdoors with my girlfriend, Corinne, and my dog, Beau Working out, playing softball, watching football any time it"s on

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William Hunt, PT, DPT

During college, I became fascinated with human movement and movement-based medicine. Being a physical therapist allows me to give my patients more hands-on time than traditional medicine, and since I believe the human body was designed to move, I love instilling that passion in my patients.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion, University of Wyoming
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of North Dakota

Certification/ Specialized Training:

  • IAOM: Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of the Cervical Spine
  • EIM/ Kinetacore Trigger Point Dry Needling Level 1
  • ICE Cervical Spine Management
  • ICE Lumbar Spine Management
  • ICE Extremity management
  • RockTape Basic and Advanced Certified
  • FMS Level 1

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association - Wyoming Chapter

Hobbies: When I'm not working at the clinic, I will be out trying to conquer the mountains of Wyoming and Colorado or mountain biking on the local trails.

Cole Brooks, PTA

"I decided to go into physical therapy after becoming injured in high school football. I really enjoyed the positive environment during my therapy experience and strive to provide the same for my patients."

Education:

  • Associate of Applied Science Physical Therapist Assistant, Laramie County Community College

Certifications/ Specialized Training:

  • IAOM Elbow Course
  • IAOM Wrist Course
  • IAOM: Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of the Cervical Spine
  • Vestibular Certification
  • A Systematic Approach to Examination, Diagnosis, and Manual Therapy of the Wrist Part 1
  • Diagnosis and Management of the Elbow
  • Sportsmetrics Certified
  • Kinesio Taping
  • IAOM Manual Therapy of the Lower Cervical Spine, Lumbar spine and SI joint
  • Therapeutic Neuroscience Education
  • Certified Cupping Therapist
  • Gray Institue, CAFS 

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association

Community Involvement:

  • Member of Cheyenne Berean Church

Hometown: Cheyenne, WY

Hobbies: Fly fishing, hunting, hiking, and anything outdoors

Anne Berry, PTA

My father had suffered a stroke, and I was able to see firsthand the role that physical therapy played in his recovery and returning back to normal life. I knew then that I wanted to help people that way.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Business & Marketing, Western State College
  • Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, San Juan Farmington, NM

Certifications/Specialized Training: 

  • Advanced Topics in the Examination, Evaluation, and Treatment of the Shoulder and Knee
  • IAOM Elbow Course
  • IAOM: Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of the Cervical Spine
  • IAOM Manual Therapy of Lumbar Spine and SI Joint
  • Vestibular Certification
  • Diagnosis and Management of the Elbow
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Professional Memberships:
  • Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy
  • Gray Institue, CAFS 

Community Involvement:

  • Valley Christian School Foundation Member
  • Havens on the Rock Summer Camp Board Member

Hometown: Evergreen, CO

Family: Husband: Todd Berry, Children: Lance & Catie

Hobbies: Biking, skiing, traveling, and spending time with family

Craig Koger, PTA

Being an athlete my entire life, sports medicine and physical therapy have always been a passion of mine. After recovering from a shoulder injury, which I had to have surgically repaired, I was inspired by a Physical Therapist who helped me regain my strength in order to continue my sports career. I pursued this career in Physical Therapy to help others achieve their dreams and continue to do what they love.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology and Health Promotion and Sciences, University of Wyoming
  • Associate of Applied Science Physical Therapist Assistant, Laramie County Community College

Certifications/Specialized Training: 

  • IAOM Wrist Course
  • Functional Movement Specialist
  • A Systematic Approach to Examination, Diagnosis, and Manual Therapy of the Wrist Part 1
  • Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy 
  • Gray Institue, CAFS 

Hometown: Wheatland, Wyoming

Family: Wife: Allyson Koger

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, outdoor activities, cameras, spending time with his wife and two dogs.

Services Offered


  • Arthritis Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Balance and Vestibular Rehab
  • Biofeedback
  • Biomechanical Gait Analysis
  • Body Mechanics Training
  • CSCS, Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Custom Foot Orthotics
  • Custom Splinting
  • Ergonomic and Worksite Evaluation
  • Fine Motor Dexterity
  • Fitness Screenings
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Graston Techniques
  • Hand Therapy
  • Headache
  • Kinesio taping
  • Modalities
  • Myofacial Techniques
  • Neck Pain
  • Neurological Services
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, OCS
  • Orthotic Fabrication
  • Orthopedic Service
  • Pediatric Therapy
  • Pool Therapy
  • Post Cancer Treatment
  • Pre/Post Surgical Rehab
  • Pre-employment Screening
  • Return to Work Screening
  • Return to sport exercise programs
  • Running Injuries
  • Self-care skills
  • Sensory Integration
  • SFMA - Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • Spine Care
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sportsmetrics
  • Stroke Rehabiliation
  • Tactical Training
  • Tendonitis
  • TPI (Titlist Institute Performance) Certified Golf Screenings
  • TMJ
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Vestibular Rehabiliation
  • Women's Health
  • Work Hardening/Conditioning
  • Work Injuries
  • Worksaver Certified Work Physicals
  • Wound Care

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Physical Therapy Services: Benefits for Osteoporosis


Physical Therapy Services: Benefits for Osteoporosis
Physical therapy services are beneficial for a variety of different ailments and used as recovery procedures to help individuals of all ages. These specific programs are typically formulated to fit the needs of each individual depending on their situation, age, and capabilities. Creating a personalized plan is important to ensure patients are getting the care they deserve to help their bodies and formulate as close to a full recovery as possible. As we age, these needs become even more specific and many are related to their timing - including osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a bone related disease which decreases density and increases the risk for a break or fracture in the event of any high impact. Most frequently, this occurs when older individuals take an unexpected fall and then realize they have broken a bone. While unfortunate, often these individuals aren’t even aware they may have this disease until it’s too late. Fortunately there are many benefits to undergoing a physical therapy plan for those who either already suffer from osteoporosis or fear they may be in danger, should they take an unexpected slip, trip, or fall.

Strength

A personalized physical therapy plan should be implemented to help strengthen the body . These exercises and plans help boost how a person’s body responds to the aging process and may assist in protecting them from suffering any injuries during some other impactful event. 

Balance

As individuals age their balance typically becomes more and more of an issue. Often, those who are elderly may be at risk more so than others of falling and physical therapy assists in maintaining balance. Depending on the individual, therapists will create a specialized plan of action to address any areas of concern. 

Mechanics

The physical mechanics of moving - walking, stairs, bending, lifting, etc. - are subject to vulnerability due to osteoporosis and a physical therapy regimen can help. Individuals who need assistance in creating or returning to their best bodily mechanics to an optimum performance level can benefit from taking part in a specialized physical therapy plan.

Pain Relief

Many individuals who suffer from osteoporosis also endure chronic pain, but starting a physical therapy plan will assist in eliminating this issue. Depending on the care being needed, a therapist may be able to service the individuals and help alleviate the constant pain that many deal with each and every day.

If you or someone you know may have osteoporosis, suffers from chronic pain, could use assistance with mobility issues, or is seeking services for another reason, then consider reaching out to the physical therapy experts at North Platte Physical Therapy, Monument Physical Therapy, Big Country Rehabilitation, and Bear Lodge Rehabilitation today. Offering 18 different locations across Wyoming and Nebraska, our professional staff are ready and willing to help administer and create a personalized plan of action specific to your needs. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Available for all of your physical therapy and related offerings, we look forward to meeting you and providing the type of service you can rely on to help improve your overall wellness very soon!
 
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Physical Therapy Services: Five Helpful Rehabilitation Activities


Physical Therapy Services: Five Helpful Rehabilitation Activities
Physical therapy is useful in a variety of different scenarios to aid individuals of all ages in a range of situations. From those who have undergone certain surgeries to people attempting recovery after suffering an accident, there are numerous indications of implementing rehabilitation activities to achieve helpfulness. These characteristics also assist individuals across a range of abilities, from those who have suffered an injury to the elderly placed in long-term care facilities. Regardless of the reason, it seems almost everyone is able to achieve some benefit from participating in rehabilitation services. 

Helping reduce pain and manage movement, physical therapy covers a broad range of applications. Not only are there different reasons for administering these practices, but the benefits cover an entire range of different capabilities. Serving in the realm of rehabilitation, there are five areas where physical therapy is especially prevalent. These specifications not only apply to those attempting a recovery, but they can also benefit individuals who are aging and those who may need an area of focus to enhance their mobility.

Universal Conditioning

One area where rehabilitation services impact everyday life is when it comes to universal conditioning. Essentially, being able to implicate some style of daily walking and movement for individuals is especially beneficial. These characteristics not only help increase blood flow, but it also assists in improving joint flexibility and lung capacity for increased efforts as time passes.

Joint Range-of-Motion

Another common application for rehabilitation involves the ability to increase range of motion of any impacted joints. These practices help manage pain and allow for those affected to return movement patterns previously administered without any pain or restriction.

Targeted Strength

Certain exercises also allow for those in the midst of rehab to target areas needing increased strength. Muscle building activities centered around standing, walking, and other mobile activities assists in building upon a foundation for movement. These targeted strength ideas also allow for an additional focus on critical areas of need for those individuals being prescribed rehabilitation activities.

Balance and Coordination

Another critical realm of focus for all rehabilitation exercises revolves around balance and coordination. Being able to stabilize an individuals’ movements, helps them feel confident in their abilities and allows for an improved quality of life knowing they can be left to their own functional mobility.

Transitional Activity

In the event mobility becomes a significant issue, working on transitional activities is helpful. These options include a focus on being able to safely maneuver from one position to another, including: bed to a walker, chair to a walker, wheelchair to bed, seated to standing, etc. Focusing on these everyday movements helps individuals build the strength, confidence, and capability to safely execute each action.

If you or someone you know suffers from mobility issues, needs assistance with recovery, or is seeking services for another reason, then consider reaching out to the physical therapy experts at North Platte Physical Therapy, Monument Physical Therapy, Big Country Rehabilitation, and Bear Lodge Rehabilitation today. Offering 18 different locations across Wyoming and Nebraska, our professional staff are ready and willing to help administer and create a personalized plan of action specific to your needs. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Available for all of your physical therapy and related offerings, we look forward to meeting you and providing the type of service you can rely on to help improve your overall wellness very soon!
 
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Physical Therapy Services For Lower Back Pain


Physical Therapy Services For Lower Back Pain
There are a number of different reasons why someone may decide to pursue physical therapy for pain relief, but where these issues occur tends to vary. Treatment options exist for every age individual with numerous applications for receiving physical therapy in an effort to alleviate chronic pain. The lower back is one area which haunts many different people and finding a brief reprieve of these issues can be especially helpful. Targeting this area allows for affected individuals to receive some relief from constant pain and a well designed therapy approach could help impacted people move forward with a better quality of life than those who elect not to pursue some help.

Millions of individuals around the world deal with lower back pain and managing these issues becomes priority for those who are impacted. Being able to manage these feelings and pursue a life where the pain can be forgotten is obviously the goal. Finding a treatment to deal with one of the most common issues people face today in terms of their own personal well being is something which should be given high priority. In fact, there are multiple available options for those suffering from lower back pain when it comes to physical therapy.

Intervention

Millions of individuals deal with lower back pain either as a work related injury or other onset issue and finding a way in which to deal with this issue is extremely important. Fortunately, there are a number of physical therapy related practices which address these problems and can help individuals on their path to recovery.

Spinal Manipulation

When utilizing spinal manipulation, individuals are hoping a forced movement of the spine may result in some type of pain relief. Depending on the severity of the issues, understanding where to apply pressure and how any maneuvering could benefit the subject are both important aspects of creating a pain free environment for patients.

Mobility

Creating increased mobility within the spinal region is another important aspect for those suffering from lower back pain. By opening up the movement patterns within this space, individuals are far less likely to continually deal with any pain related issues.

Strength

Improving strength in the lower back also helps alleviate many pain related issues. These exercises often are seen as preventative measures, but in the event pain is already prevalent steps can be taken to help remedy the situation.

Flexibility

Another specific focus on removing lower back pain is often associated with improving flexibility. Instead of waiting until a problem arises, taking steps to ensure these joints already have an established form of flexibility can be especially helpful. 

If you or someone you know needs treatment for lower back pain, suffers from chronic mobility issues, or may be seeking physical therapy services for another reason, then consider reaching out to the experts at North Platte Physical Therapy, Monument Physical Therapy, Big Country Rehabilitation, and Bear Lodge Rehabilitation today. Offering 18 different locations across Wyoming and Nebraska, our professional staff are ready and willing to help administer and create a personalized plan of action specific to your needs. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Available for all of your physical therapy and related offerings, we look forward to meeting you and providing the type of service you can rely on to help improve your overall wellness very soon!
 
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