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
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lorena_pettet
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fawn_lintner
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
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
  • Certified In Dry Needling (Cert DN)
  • 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.

Meagan McPhie Binenstock
PT, DPT
What do these acronyms mean?

  • University of Minnesota Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2007
  • Montana State Bachelors in Exercise Physiology 2001
  • Pilates Mat Certified

Clinical Specialties:

  • Treatment of spine and pelvis disorders
  • Visceral manipulation
  • Myofascial release

Meagan grew up in Bozeman enjoying skiing, hiking and canoeing and was a competitive gymnast. Upon graduating physical therapy school Meagan gained experience working with a highly trained manual therapist during her first years of physical therapy practice as well as working with professional dancers and musicians in Minneapolis. Meagan and her husband moved back to Bozeman in 2011 to raise their 2 very active boys and be closer to family. Since returning to Bozeman, Meagan has been working with a manual therapy and exercise based focus to help her patients “remodel” their tissues and joints from injury. Meagan is excited to be continuing advanced physical therapy coursework with the Barral Institute of Visceral Manipulation.

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!

Kezia Peterson
MOTR/L
What do these acronyms mean?

  • University of Minnesota Occupational Therapy 2009
  • North Dakota State University Psychology 2003

Clinical Specialties:

  • Hand Therapy/Upper Extremity Injuries
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Myofascial Release
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Neurological Dysfunction
  • Splinting
  • Visceral Manipulation

Kezia grew up in a small town in North Dakota where she was a competitive athlete during high school. A car accident shortly after graduating prevented her from pursuing college sports, but furthered her passion to want to help others experience life more fully and to manage their pain more effectively. She pursued a degree in Occupational Therapy with the aim of learning to asses and treat patients holistically, looking not only at the dysfunction which is bringing them to therapy, but also at their goals and values.

Prior to moving to Bozeman with her husband in 2011, Kezia worked in Minneapolis with stroke and brain injury patients, helping them gain independence with their activities of daily living. Since her move to Montana, Kezia has been able to focus on her passions of treating patients with upper extremity injuries, as well as those with chronic pain. Her goal with each patient is to find out what matters to them, not what’s the matter with them!

She now spends her time enjoying the beauty that Montana has to offer: hiking, skiing, hunting, and dirt biking – as well as spending time with her husband, daughter, and dog.

Fawn Lintner
PT, DPT
What do these acronyms mean?

  • Emory University Certified Vestibular Specialist, 2018
  • Functional Dry Needling Certification, 2015
  • University of Montana Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2014
  • Montana State University Bachelors of Exercise Science-Pre Physical Therapy 2011

Clinical Specialties:

  • Evaluation & management of inner ear disorders; BPPV, vertigo, labrynthitis, balance disorders and vestibular hypofunction treatment
  • Concussion Management
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation and treatment
  • Functional Dry Needling

Bernadette Lintner, known to friends as Fawn, is a native Montanan from East Glacier Park, MT who grew up with Glacier National Park as her backyard. Fawn completed her undergraduate degree at Montana State University and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Montana, but is still a Bobcat at heart. She has advanced training in treating dizziness, concussion, balance issues, dry needling and a further interest in orthopedics. She enjoys trail running, archery, backpacking and “getting lost in the woods” every chance she gets.

Taylor Chadwick
PT, DPT
What do these acronyms mean?

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

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
  • Advanced Certification in Integrative Dry Needling 2016
  • 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

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.

Ali Ramirez
PT, DPT
What do these acronyms mean?

  • Certified Pilates Comprehensive Apparatus and Mat Instructor (Power Pilates)
  • Certified Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 Yoga Instructor
  • Certified LSVT Big
  • Dominican College Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2016
  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies Master of Arts 1999
  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies Bachelor of Arts 1997

Clinical Specialties:

  • Pre and post-surgical physical therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Myofascial Release
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Return to Sport

Ali Ramirez is a military veteran and Bozeman native. Dr. Ramirez utilizes a holistic approach focusing on improving the body-mind-spirit connection incorporating apparatus pilates, strength training and manual techniques to facilitate normalized movement patterns as well as various yoga styles to promote mental fitness. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Dr. Ramirez served 21-years both in the military and U.S. State Department serving half her career overseas. One of her passions is giving back to the community by volunteering and teaching yoga to various military veterans’ groups to include Heroes and Horses and Warrior and Quiet Water’s with whom she is a board member. She is also a teacher trainer with YogaMotion Academy and pilates instructor with Club Pilates.

Dr. Ramirez is a triathlete, Boston marathoner and Ultra runner and most days you’ll find her biking, running or hiking with her dog Lola and spending quality time with her parents and friends. When asked “Out of all the countries you’ve served in and traveled to, which is your favorite?” she replies, “Bozeman, MT!” She is thankful to be home!

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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1532 Ellis St Suite 201
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