About Us.

Our mission is to guide all individuals toward their health goals. Through preventing and treating injuries, by listening to and educating our community, we empower our patients to achieve optimal performance.

Meet the team.

From general orthopedics to specialty expertise, from Worker’s Compensation management to Sports Medicine & return to sports rehabilitation, the APRS team will get you back to life, sport and work!

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kevin_pancich
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nancy_astrup
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kelsey_wadsworth
lorena_pettet
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taylor_chadwick
brittany_milne
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Meet the team.

From general orthopedics to specialty expertise, from Worker’s Compensation management to Sports Medicine & return to sports rehabilitation, the APRS team will get you back to life, sport and work!

Gary Lusin, Partner
PT, MS, LAT, CSCS
What do these acronyms mean?

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • University of Montana Bachelors of Physical Therapy 1981
  • University of Montana Masters of Exercise Physiology/Athletic Training 1979
  • Montana State Bachelors in Physical Education 1972

Clinical Specialties:

  • Sports Rehabilitation & Performance
  • Work Injury and Work Site Management
  • Pre-work screens
  • WorkPass Functional screens
  • Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Program
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations

Gary grew up in Fort Benton, MT and after high school attended Montana State University and earned a degree in physical education in 1972. He worked at Columbus Hospital in the Physical Therapy Department and developed a passion for physical therapy.

In his pursuit to being accepted to physical therapy school he earned a Master of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Montana. While there he also received his Certification in Athletic Training and ended his time at the University of Montana with a degree in Physical Therapy.

While finishing Physical Therapy school he and his wife, Mary Jo, also a PT, established Bozeman Physical Therapy Center in 1981 (later renamed Advanced Performance and Rehabilitation Services, or APRS). Gary is still in his first professional Physical Therapy job.

“My passion in my profession is to help people recover from injury so they can reach their optimal level of function to participate in life, sport and work. My expertise has evolved in the Work Injury realm focusing on helping people return to work in a positive and safe manner.”

Outside of work Gary enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, snow shoeing, road trips, and working around the house. He loves the Big Sky Country and all it offers.

Kevin Pancich, Partner
PT, DPT, ATC/L, SCS
What do these acronyms mean?

  • University of Montana Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2005
  • University of Montana Bachelor of Science Health and Human Performance-Athletic Training 2002
  • Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer

Clinical Specialties:

  • Pre and Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Sports rehabilitation and performance
  • Return to Sport
  • General orthopedics
  • Shoulder, Arm, Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot injuries
  • Injury prevention

Kevin grew up in Clancy, MT. He has been involved in the Bozeman community through volunteer activities and committee boards. He treats all orthopedic injuries through manual therapy, exercise and educating patients for injury prevention and re-occurrence. He believes that listening to the patient, understanding their goals and keeping patients invested in the rehabilitation process helps them remain engaged and motivated.

When not in the office Kevin can be found enjoying the Gallatin Valley with his wife Krista, daughters Emerson and Finley and dog Gus. He enjoys running, hiking, biking, golfing, skiing and hunting amongst his many interests.

John Sveen, Partner
PT, MS, SCS, CSCS
What do these acronyms mean?

  • University of Southern California Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy 1985
  • University of Montana Bachelor of Arts Degree in Zoology 1981
  • Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Clinical Specialties:

  • Lower Extremity Biomechanics
  • Musculoskeletal Extremity Injuries
  • Sports related injuries with special interest in running injuries
  • Video Gait/Running Analysis
  • Orthotic Management

John enjoys spending time with his family and many outdoor activities such as running, cycling, and cross-country skiing.

Nancy Astrup
PT
What do these acronyms mean?

  • Cervicogenic Dizziness Competency 2009
  • Emory Certified Vestibular Specialist 2000 & Advanced Emory Certification 2003
  • Northwestern University Medical School-Bachelors in Physical Therapy 1984
  • University of Northern Colorado-Bachelors in Biology 1984

Clinical Specialties:

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation, Evaluation, management and treatment of inner ear and central disorders such as BPPV, Vestibular Neuritis, Meniere’s Disease, and imbalance
  • Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Geriatrics and Fall Prevention

Nancy grew up in New Jersey where she was a competitive swimmer and All State Field Hockey and Lacrosse player through High School. After completing PT school at Northwestern University she moved to MT where she has been practicing physical therapy since 1984. Nancy enjoys the MT lifestyle with skiing, snowshoeing, golfing, camping, hiking, and spending time with her family.

John-Henry Anderson, Partner
PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
What do these acronyms mean?

  • University of Montana Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2004
  • University of Montana Human Biology 2000
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist 2001
  • Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist 2008
  • Sportsmetrics Trained

Clinical Specialties:

  • Sports injuries and rehabilitation
  • Injury prevention and performance enhancement
  • Running injuries, video analysis, and gait specialist
  • Orthotic evaluation and fabrication
  • Knee, shoulder, hip, and ankle/foot rehab specialist

John-Henry Anderson is a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist and part of our highly skilled and master Sports Medicine Team.

Specializing in the treatment and prevention of knee, shoulder, hip, and foot/ankle injuries, Dr. Anderson has spent his career learning from the top Sports Medicine experts in the world.

A 2004 graduate from the University of Montana, he is passionate about working with athletes and active individuals with goals of improving their game.

Dr. Anderson and his wife are very involved in the local juniors and adult volleyball community. They both coach and play indoor and beach volleyball all over the United States. As a certified USA Volleyball coach he gets to work with some of the area’s best athletes as they work to reach their optimal potential.

Due to his extensive study of foot and ankle mechanics, he has found a unique interest in treating runners and running injuries. This has led to the evaluation and fabrication of custom orthotics. Through careful biomechanical and video analysis, more accurate evaluation and treatment is possible for all types of athletes.

A native Montanan, Dr. Anderson, his wife, and 2 children love living in Bozeman. When he is not working or coaching/playing volleyball, he can be found fly fishing, mountain biking, running, golfing, or playing with his kids.

Kelsey Wadsworth, Partner
PT, DPT, OCS
What do these acronyms mean?

  • Governor Appointed Chair of the Montana State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
  • Dry Needling (DN Cert)
  • Certified Provider of PGAP (Progressive Goal Attainment Program)
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist 2014
  • University of Montana Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2006
  • University of Montana Bachelors of Liberal Studies 2003

Clinical Specialties:

  • Treatment of orthopedic injuries including extremity and spine conditions
  • Pre and post surgical physical therapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Treatment of pediatric orthopedic injuries
  • Treatment of dance and gymnastics related injuries

Kelsey is a former competitive gymnast and Bozeman native. She values being a member of our community through her involvement with numerous organizations and non-profits in Bozeman. Kelsey is honored to currently be serving as the Chair for the Montana State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Kelsey loves keeping up with her 3 young children and their many activities and loves spending time with her kids, husband and dog enjoying everything the outdoors of Montana has to offer.

Lorena Pettet Payne
PT, MPA, OCS
What do these acronyms mean?

  • Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist
  • Certified BIG practitioner (for movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease)
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • Master's degree in Public Health Administration
  • Physical Therapist (Northern Arizona University 1983)

Clinical Specialties:

  • Work related injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Job site ergonomic assessment and prevention
  • Movement disorders including Parkinson's disease
  • Treatment of mechanical joint pain

Lorena visits Ecuador annually to share information with disabled individuals, their families and local therapists in collaboration with Families With Heart, a Helena, Montana and Puerto Quito, Ecuador based organization. She enjoys touring backroads on her motorcycle, hiking, kayaking, running, skiing and family reunions.

Kelsey Housman
PT, DPT
What do these acronyms mean?

  • University of Montana Doctorate in Physical Therapy 2013
  • University of Montana Health & Human Performance with a Minor in Gerontology 2009
  • Certified BIG Provider (for individuals with Parkinson Disease) 2013
  • Emory Certified Vestibular Specialist 2015

Clinical Specialties:

  • Evaluation & management of inner ear disorders, BPPV, and balance
  • Fall risk reduction/prevention
  • Vertigo, labrynthitis, and vestibular hypofunction treatment
  • Head injury/concussion management
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurological disorders

Kelsey is a small-town Montana girl from Absarokee located at the base of the Beartooth mountains. She attended the University of Montana for Exercise Physiology and Interdisciplinary Gerontology in her undergraduate training and went on to get her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at UM immediately after. She resided in Missoula for one year working at a Dizziness and Balance Center before she and her husband decided to move closer to family, with Bozeman being a center point. She has gone on for advanced training and certifications in Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy which she currently specializes in at APRS. She enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter, fly-fishing, rafting, hot yoga, biking, running, snowboarding, hunting, and pretty much anything the Montana outdoors have to offer!

Anna Bechtold
PT, DPT, OCS
What do these acronyms mean?

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist 2020
  • University of Montana Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2016
  • Washington State University Kinesiology, 2013
  • Dry Needling (DN Cert)

Clinical Specialties:

  • Orthopedic Injury Rehabilitation
  • Pre & Post Surgical Care
  • Sports rehabilitation and performance
  • Dry Needling
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Anna was raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and grew up hiking, running, and skiing in the mountains with her family. She attended Washington State University for her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology before attending the University of Montana for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. After graduating and working in Billings, MT, for a while, Anna and her husband worked as traveling physical therapists for two years, always with the goal to end up in Bozeman. Her primary areas of interest are orthopedic rehabilitation using manual therapy, strengthening and corrective body mechanics to optimize recovery. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, climbing, skiing and lifting weights with her husband, family, friends, and dogs, Gus and Stella.

Taylor Chadwick, Partner
PT, DPT, OCS
What do these acronyms mean?

  • University of Montana Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2015
  • Montana State University Exercise Science 2012
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist 2014
  • Dry Needling (DN Cert)
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist 2019

Clinical Specialties:

  • Orthopedic Injury Rehabilitation
  • Pre & Post Surgical Care
  • Evaluation & Management of Inner Ear Disorders, Vertigo, and Balance
  • Dry Needling
  • Concussion Evaluation & Management

Taylor grew up in a small ranching community north of Bozeman, MT called Pass Creek where he attended a one room school house with his triplet brother and sister prior to enrolling in Manhatten High School. His collegiate career began at Montana State University (Go Cats!) where he earned an Exercise Science degree before attending the University of Montana for his graduate schooling in physical therapy. It was here he developed professional interests in vestibular and orthopedic rehabilitation and met his beautiful wife, Elly. After graduating, Taylor and Elly made their way back to Bozeman to enjoy home, their families, and the wonderful recreational opportunities of southwest Montana.

Brittany Milne
PT, DPT, OCS
What do these acronyms mean?

  • University of North Dakota Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2011
  • University of Minnesota Health Sciences 2008
  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist
  • Dry Needling (DN Cert)
  • Emory Certified Vestibular Specialist 2017
  • Cervicogenic Dizziness Competency 2018

Clinical Specialties:

  • Upper and Lower Extremity Injuries
  • Spine Disorders
  • Vestibular Disorders (Central and Peripheral)
  • Concussion Management
  • Pre & Post Surgical Care
  • Sports Rehabilitation and Performance
  • Dry Needling

Brittany grew up in Glendive, MT. She competed in athletics throughout high school and college, which led her to pursue a career in physical therapy. After graduating with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota, Brittany began her career in Phoenix AZ in which she spent 6 years advancing her skills and knowledge in vestibular and orthopedic therapy. She is excited to return back to Montana and join the APRS team. In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, playing with her black lab, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors.

Nick Bechtold
PT, DPT, OCS
What do these acronyms mean?

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist 2020
  • University of Montana Human Biology, 2011
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, 2014
  • University of Montana Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2015
  • Functional Movement Screen Certification, 2016
  • Dry Needling (DN Cert)
  • Blood Flow Restriction Certification, 2019

Clinical Specialties:

  • Orthopedic Injury Rehabilitation
  • Sports Rehabilitation and Performance
  • Dry Needling
  • Pre and Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Movement Analysis

Nick is a Montana native born and raised in Billings, MT. He graduated from the University of Montana in Missoula with a degree in Human Biology followed by his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015. While in PT school he was fortunate to meet his wife, Anna. Following graduation, they returned to Billings for two years before making the decision to pursue traveling physical therapy opportunities, which lead them to Washington state and Alaska. After two years of traveling, they knew it was time to return to Montana, and were eager to call Bozeman home. Nick enjoys using a combination of exercise, manual therapy, and knowledge of strength and conditioning principles to develop customized, progressive rehabilitation plans to help individuals of all fitness levels reach their activity and lifestyle goals. Outside of the clinic he enjoys weight lifting, rock climbing, and spending time in the mountains trail running, hiking, skiing, and backpacking with his wife and dogs, Gus and Stella.

Physical Therapist (PT)

Physical Therapists are licensed health care practitioners who work as part of a team to help anyone to improve or restore normal functioning to return to life, work, or sports. Through the use of research and proven techniques, PTs will examine, diagnose, and help prevent or treat injuries so that we all can better enjoy and improve the human experience.

Masters of Science (MS)

Often times PTs may earn a masters degree either before or after PT school which they may apply their education to patient treatment plans.

Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT)

An Athletic Trainer is a health care professional who has graduated from an accredited athletic training curriculum and provides care primarily but not limited to the athletic population.

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

Physical Therapist who has demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge, skills, and experience in the treatment of functional impairments of the skeletal, muscular, and ligamentous systems and their associated structures.

Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS)

Physical Therapist who has demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge, skills, and experience in the sports medicine discipline. These individuals are also required to have taken and passed an Emergency Medical Responder course (or an equivalent course).

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, these individuals apply research based knowledge to test and train athletes regarding performance, nutrition, and injury prevention.

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