Physical therapy in Rawlins, Wyoming
The licensed professionals in our Rawlins clinic provide physical therapy care for a variety of conditions, including general orthopedics, sports medicine, pre- and post-operative care, total joint rehab, running analysis, dry needling and custom orthotics. In addition to physical therapy treatments, we are able to provide athletic training and sports specific rehabilitation training to school-age and adult athletes, including free injury screenings.
Our therapists spend one-on-one time with every patient to evaluate their condition, discuss treatment options, and develop an effective, evidence-based treatment plan. Patients appreciate the team approach to their care as they benefit from the unique skills and abilities of each therapist, while under the direct care and supervision of the same therapist throughout their care.
While new to the Rawlins community, Fremont Therapy has been serving Fremont County for nearly 20 years and is widely regarded, both by physicians and patients, as being clinically exceptional and outcomes-driven. Patients coming to our new clinic can expect superior customer service and an evidence-based approach to get them back to healthy and active lifestyles as soon as possible.
Address: 1102 W. Spruce Street Rawlins, WY, 82301
The Rawlins clinic was completed in May 2015 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 and a whirlpool for wound care. 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. Patients enjoy the year-round safety of convenient handicap parking, fully handicap accessible entry and heated sidewalks.
Nate Tanner, - PT, DPT Clinic Director/Owner
Nate is the director of the Rawlins and Saratoga clinics. He has advanced training in pediatrics, orthopedics, wound care, manual therapy and sports therapy. Nate is a certified functional capacity evaluator, which allows him to evaluate an individual's capacity to perform work activities related to his/her employment. In addition, he holds certifications in Dry Needling. With his broad skill set, Nate works one-on-one with all patients, from pediatrics to geriatrics, and enjoys seeing them progress and get back to doing the things they enjoy most in life.
Nate earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Arizona and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences from the University Wyoming.
When not seeing patients, you will find Nate spending time with his wife, Randi, and their four children, Mylee, Harris, Wilk and Benson. They are active in the community and love biking, hiking, traveling and pretty much any sport in which they have the opportunity to participate.
Skyler Jorgensen, - PT, DPT, C-PS DPT
As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Skyler has honed his skills using evidenced based techniques to help all types of patients reach their mobility goals. He has found special interest in manual therapy, using hands on interventions that reduce patient symptoms and impairments. Due to his lifelong involvement in athletics, Skyler also thoroughly enjoys working with athletes and plans to earn advanced certifications in Sports, Orthopedic, and Manual Therapies. Skyler takes pride in helping patients make progress while inspiring them to find value in improving and enhancing their health through movement.
Skyler’s passion for helping people began years ago when he job shadowed in a physical therapy clinic during high school--that experience sparked his goal to pursue PT as a career.Skyler attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy. Prior to DPT school, he studied at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. Most recently, Skyler earned certification as a Champion Performance Specialist (C-PS). With this training, he analyzes and helps correct movement patterns of patients of all ages, as well as helping people become more active and take their performance to the next level.
Skyler was raised in Castle Dale, Utah where he found love for camping, fishing, and hiking in the great outdoors. He and his wife are thrilled to now call Wyoming home and spend their free time raising their young daughter and beagle pup, along with fixing up their home, and playing sports at any chance they get.
Katie Adams, -PT, DPT
As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Katie uses evidence-based techniques to provide the best care to patients. She counts neuro PT, especially stroke and traumatic brain injuries, as areas of advanced research and interest. Katie also enjoys treating vestibular, acute PT, and applying sports and performance psychology to patient care. In addition, she is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS) and certified in LSVT--a treatment technique for patients with Parkinson disease that focuses on increasing limb and body movement. Katie started education in dry needling and is also trained in High-Intensity Gait Training, which is specific to neurologic populations.
With a lifelong interest in human movement and rehabilitation, Katie earned her BS in Exercise Science and Master of Science in Sport & Performance Psychology from the University of Idaho. Helping her mother rehabilitate following a stroke, Katie found her true passion in physical therapy and from there went on to earn her Doctorate of PT from University of Mary in Bismarck, ND.
An Idaho native, Katie embraces the outdoor lifestyle of Wyoming. She spends time kayaking, backpacking, mountain biking and shooting photographs. Katie, her husband and dog have also recently taken up a new hobby of ice fishing!
Voytek Marciniak, - PT
Voytek brings many years of physical therapy experience to the Fremont team. Providing evidence based care for the past 20 years at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County, we are proud to have Voytek contribute his vast treatment knowledge to our team. He counts wound care, orthopaedics, and manual therapy as areas of special interest.
During his teenage years in Duszniki-Zdroj Poland, Voytek found a passion for physical therapy as he assisted his grandmother through stroke rehabilitation. From this he found his professional calling in the physical therapy field and completed PT school in Poland.
Outside of helping patients recover, Voytek enjoys traveling and camping.
Austin Hunt, - PT, DPT
As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Austin enjoys being involved in healthcare as part of the solution, rather than simply treating symptoms a patient may have. Austin has special interest in areas of pediatrics, orthopedics and vestibular, in addition expanding her knowledge in the treatment of pelvic health. Austin enjoys creating a relationship with patients in order to best serve them to get back to the things they love to do. Whether it’s fishing, hiking, or playing with grandkids, she wants to provide patients with the right recipe to get them back to doing it safely.
Austin earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Missouri State University. In addition she holds certification in LSVT-Big which helps treat patients with Parkinson Disease type symptoms.
A native of Pine Bluffs, WY, Austin loves being outside hiking, gardening, spending time on the family ranch, and hunting. You will also find her doing puzzles of many kinds, and chasing around her two Blue Tic hound dogs named Dakota and Duke that she shares with her husband.
Elisa McSpadden, - PTA, CKTP
As a Physical Therapist Assistant, Elisa brings ample experience in working with various types of orthopedic cases, utilizing mostly therapeutic exercise and manual therapies to return the patient to their prior level of function. Elisa has completed advanced training in kinesiology taping and is certified in Smart Tools IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) in which she uses to treat a variety of injuries limited by acute and chronic pain. IASTM technique is commonly used to decrease abnormal tissue densities, increase neuromuscular function, decrease swelling, and reinstate first stage healing. The tools she uses are the only FDA certified metal tools in the market today. Elisa pushes her patients to become physically stronger and pain free so they are able to return to the things they love doing. The patient’s success and being able to achieve things they never thought physically possible is why Elisa loves being a physical therapist assistant.
Elisa has been practicing physical therapy for 5 years after receiving her Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science from Black Hills State University and completing her Physical Therapy Assistant degree in Cheyenne. Elisa is also a certified functional capacity evaluator, which allows her to evaluate individuals’ capacity to perform work activities related to his or her employment.
Elisa is a Nebraska native, and just recently relocated to Rawlins after practicing in South Dakota.When not in clinic, Elisa has passion for outdoor activities such as hiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and running. You will also find her out supporting Rawlins football team--the head coach and the team are very important to her. Go Outlaws!
Morgan Espino, - PTA
As a Physical Therapist Assistant, Morgan works alongside our Physical Therapists to treat various types of orthopedic cases utilizing therapeutic exercise and manual therapies. In clinic she strives to provide quality, evidence-based patient care. Morgan has special interest in pediatric populations and works with school districts to provide physical therapy services for school age children in our community. Morgan feels honored to be a part of a patient’s journey toward higher function and healing.
Morgan earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a health minor from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She then pursued her Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant from Lonestar College in Montgomery, TX.
A Texas transplant, Morgan is embracing the Wyoming way of life and enjoys camping in our vast landscapes. She also spends time traveling to California and Texas to visit family, and is a movie buff.
Adam McFarland, - LAT/ATC
Adam is a Certified Athletic Trainer at the Rawlins clinic. He enjoys assisting patients with their rehabilitation and helping with the process to get patients back to the activities they enjoy in their daily lives. Adam covers athletic training services for athletes at Rawlins High School as they compete. Adam takes pride in educating athletes to prevent injuries that may occur on the field/court, as well as helping athletes return to the field of play after an injury.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training at Presentation College in South Dakota, where he played four years of baseball and coached as a student-assistant. He earned his Master’s degree from Northern State University in Sports Performance and Leadership, where served as an assistant coach the baseball team at Presentation College.
A Rawlins native, Adam participated in tennis, track, and basketball while a student Rawlins High School and still enjoys participating in local recreation sports, as well as spending time outdoors with his friends and family.
Katherine Bryant, - Physical Therapy Technician
Katherine is a key team player as the lead Physical Therapy Technician. She keeps the clinic in top running order and ensures that patients feel supported through their physical therapy journey. Katherine strives each day to make a positive impact on patients and co-workers.
Since high school, Katherine has followed a passion for healthcare, earning her CNA certificate from Colorado Mesa University. She has a passion for patient care and appreciates how physical therapy helps in a patient’s healing process.
Originally from Grand Junction, CO, Katherine simply enjoys spending quality time with friends and family and going on traveling adventures. She also has the unique hobby of exploring caves around the United States.
Randi Tanner, - Patient Care Coordinator
Randi is the administrative lead in the Rawlins clinic. Her warm smile and fun personality are a favorite of our patients. Randi takes pride in customer service, making sure patients are scheduled and all their questions are addressed with kindness. Randi enjoys seeing how physical therapy helps people recover from injury and is proud to be a part of the process of patient success.
With her skills as a certified pastry chef and caterer, Randi knows the critical importance of completing tasks and attention to detail. These are strategies that help keep the Rawlins clinic in top running order.
Outside of work, Randi loves hiking, puzzles, and reading. She and her husband have eight children and enjoy supporting them with their school activities and going on family adventures.
Perri Freeman, - Physical Therapy Technician
As a Physical Therapy Technician, Perri works under the direction of our licensed Physical Therapists to help ensure each patient is guided through treatment in a productive and comfortable manner. Perri takes pride in helping patients reach their goals at physical therapy. She also plays a vital role in overseeing the performance and function of the clinic.
Perri chose a physical therapy career path because she is passionate about helping others get back to doing the things that they love. After volunteering at several clinics, she made the decision that a career in PT was her professional calling. Perri has earned her Associates of Exercise Science from Laramie County Community College and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Kinesiology and Health promotion from the University of Wyoming. Afterwhich, she will continue with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Perri has a keen interest in patient care and loves to learn new topics. Having worked with many different patient populations during the course of her education, including performing fitness tests and designing exercise plans.
Hailing from Hanna, Wyoming, Perri enjoys many outdoor activities, especially during the summer. Hiking with her Akbash- Great Pyrenees mix named Apollo and camping as well as fishing are among her favorites. And during the winter, curling up with tea and a good book or a movie brings her joy.