Physical therapy in Green River, Wyoming
Our licensed Physical Therapists in Green River spend one-on-one time with patients, evaluating their condition, discussing treatment options, and delivering effective, evidence-based treatments. They have advanced training and are certified in a wide range of specialties, including hand therapy, vestibular and balance issues, aquatic therapy, total joint rehab, and dry needling. Our Green River clinic offers a full range of rehabilitative treatment services for orthopedic conditions, post surgical recovery, and sports injuries. Our emphasis is on individualized care by licensed professional staff.
Address: 330 Upland Way, Green River, WY 82935
Phone: (307) 875-4654
Fax: (307) 875-4741
The Green River clinic, completed in 2017, and is a 6,500 square foot facility with a heated therapy pool, four private treatment rooms, a large gym facility with state-of-the art therapy equipment.The therapy pool, which is clinically beneficial for pain relief and expediting recovery, is kept at 95 degrees and is equipped with an underwater treadmill, infinty jet for lap swim, deep end for traction, and bromine filtration system. Patients enjoy the year-round safety of convenient handicap parking, fully handicap accessible entry and heated sidewalks.
Kris Nelson - PT, MPT, CHT Clinic Director/Owner
Kris is the Director and assumed ownership of the Green River clinic in 2014. He brings more than two decades of experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting, and delivers personalized solutions to his patients. Over the years, Kris has honed a diverse set of physical therapy skills. He counts foot and ankle rehabilitation, including the fabrication of custom orthotics as well as sports specific rehabilitation as areas of special interest. He has extensive experience in general orthopedics with emphasis in manual therapy, knee and shoulder rehabilitation, and golf rehabilitation and performance enhancement. Kris utilizes his expertise in a multimodal treatment approach that has proved to be effective with his patients.
Kris earned his Master of Physical Therapy from the University Of North Dakota in 1999. Prior to PT school, he studied at the University of Wyoming and Northwest in Powell, WY. In 2015, Kris successfully completed his Certified Hand Therapy (CHT) certification by the nationally recognized Hand Therapy Certification Commission. As a CHT, he specializes in treatment of the upper extremity and has achieved the highest level of competency in the profession. Through continuing education and training, Kris remains knowledgeable about preventive care, current surgical techniques, post-surgery therapy programs, and fabrication of custom upper extremity splints.
When Kris is not helping patients, he takes advantage of Sweetwater County’s beauty with activities such as hiking, camping, golf, and floating the Green River with his wife and two children.
Nick Hastert - PT, DPT
Nick enjoys treating patients of all ages in a variety of clinical areas, including post-operative, orthopedics, and balance/vestibular disorders. He has advanced training in dry needling and spinal manipulation techniques and continually adds to his skill set through ongoing training and education. He practices an evidence-based, patient-centered approach to treatment to help patients improve function and movement, and decrease pain. Nick is also a certified functional capacity evaluator, which allows him to evaluate individuals’ capacity to perform work activities related to his or her employment.
Nick is a Green River native and is happy to be treating patients in his hometown. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota and his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from the University of Wyoming. Nick became interested in physical therapy after spending time as a patient with knee injuries. He also worked as a physical therapy tech as he pursued his education.
When Nick is not helping patients, he spends time playing and watching sports, and he enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking, fishing, backpacking, and skiing. You also will often find him out with his chocolate lab, Clementine.
Normajean Driscoll - PT, DPT, CSCS
As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Normajean enjoys being involved in healthcare as part of the solution, rather than simply treating symptoms a patient may have. Normajean has a passion for strength and conditioning and implements this expertise with her patient treatment. She welcomes the challenge that comes with properly loading advanced patients, but also adores working with the geriatric population to decrease the risk of falls and improve their independence using strength training. Normajean thrives on the fact that physical therapy allows her to be creative in addressing the issues one may be facing, while also being allowed the time to truly delve into who her patients are and establish a relationship. Rural healthcare is where Normajean has found her niche--she appreciates the variety and intricate patient cases found in the small town setting.
Normajean attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney for her undergraduate degree in exercise science. She then earned her doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In addition, Normajean completed her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. This CSCS certification allows Normajean to use scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance by conducting sport-specific testing sessions, designing and implementing safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, in addition providing guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.
A Nebraska native, Normajean and her golden retriever have embraced all the hiking and exploring that comes with the Wyoming way of life. She also enjoys weightlifting and competes in Strong Man competitions.
Jake Flores - Physical Therapy Tech
Jake is an experienced Physical Therapy Technician who assists patients during their recovery. His strong work ethic and humor are a favorite of the patients. Jake has always been fascinated with how the body moves and loves helping people. He knows he can make more of an impact on individuals who need it by expanding the scope of practice as a licensed physical therapist in the future.
Jake graduated from UW with a BS in Kinesiology and a Minor in Psychology. He is gaining experience as a PTT while he works toward his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Originally from Green River, Jake enjoys Wyoming to the fullest. Outside of work and studying, you can find Jake by the lake or in the mountains, hiking, fishing...basically anything in the outdoors.
Lori Peterson - Patient Care Coordinator
Lori is the administrative lead in the Green River clinic. Her warm smile and fun personality are a favorite of our Green River patients. Lori takes pride in customer service, making sure patients are scheduled and all their questions are addressed with kindness. Lori loves seeing how physical therapy helps people recover from injury and is proud to be a part of the process of patient success. She enjoys helping patients feel confident that physcial therapy is the right choice for their health.
Lori worked in the education field for 14 years, supporting students and families to ensure the best outcomes for area youth. She brings to FTG caring knowlege of patient service and outstanding communications skills.
A Green River native, Lori is a thrill seeker, spending weekends on side by side adventure rides in the mountains and area hillsides. Lori and her husband also stay busy supporting their three children with school activities and traveling soccer teams.
Sierra Nussbaum - Physical Therapy Tech
Sierra joined FTG with passion for helping people in need. She admires the complexity and intricacy of human body movement and loves helping our patients recover and excel during treatment. Assisting patients to transform their weaknesses into their strengths is Sierra’s favorite part of therapy. Sierra has a long history of competitive swimming and water safety instruction, which makes aquatic therapy one of her preferred forms of treatment.
Currently, Sierra is applying to an accelerated nursing program at the University of Wyoming and coaching the Green River High School boys and girls swimming/diving teams. Her ultimate professional goal is to provide Cardiac Rehabilitation care to patients of all ages--improving their quality of life through exercise prescription and health education.
Sierra, who is a native of Green River, recently graduated from Washington State University with Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Minor in Strength and Conditioning.
While not in the pool or studying, Sierra enjoys hiking, camping, traveling and spending time with family and friends.