Fremont Therapy Group and Rocky Mountain have come together in a merger. Rocky Mountain is a well-respected outpatient physical therapy clinic that has been serving the Rock Springs area under the direction of Michelle Cook, since 2000.
Michelle enjoys the clinical aspect of being a physical therapist and, while she is proud to have founded Rocky Mountain nearly 17 years ago, she has a deep desire to focus primarily in the clinical realm. Along with Michelle, Rocky Mountain has a strong core staff that will continue to provide the same high level of care that both FTG and Rocky Mountain are known for. Every member of the Rocky Mountain team comes with great knowledge, skills and abilities that will only add to ours, so we look forward to growing with them. We will be introducing each of the staff individually over the next several weeks.
Jeff Alcorn, PT, DPT has been with FTG since 2015 and is heading this new team as the Clinic Director in Rock Springs.
Address: 1401 Gateway Blvd # 2, Rock Springs, WY 82901
Jeff Alcorn - PT, DPT Clinic Director/Owner
Jeff joined our team in 2015, after completing his doctorate in physical therapy. He was drawn to a career in physical therapy after seeing the need for skilled rehabilitation through his involvement in athletics and employment in a Physical Therapy Clinic during college.Jeff enjoys working with a wide array of patients including those recovering from sports injuries, surgery, and neurological conditions among others. He is passionate about working with patients to help them achieve their goals and return to their prior activities and hobbies, so they are able to live life to the fullest! Jeff has a special interest in sports medicine, manual therapy, and orthopedics, and hopes to continue to further his experience and education in these and other areas in the future. Jeff also completed his Level 1 certification in dry needling, a manual technique using small filiform needles to address secondary effects of neuromuscular conditions, tissues that can contribute to pain, headaches, or other disability, and aimed at further improving movement and function.
Jeff earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from Chadron State College. He played football, basketball, baseball, and ran track at Chadron High School, in Nebraska, and continued playing football and basketball at Chadron State.
Jeff moved to Wyoming with his wife, who is a Green River native. Outside of work they continue to enjoy playing sports, doing various outdoor activities, attending sporting events, traveling, and spending time with family.
Michelle E. Cook – PT, WCC Owner
Michelle is the founder and partial owner of Rocky Mountain Sports & Physical Therapy, LLC.
She graduated from the University of Utah Physical Therapy Program and is currently working on her Doctorate.
Michelle has worked in Rock Springs for over 30 years, 17 years in private practice. She has credentials in wound care from the Wound Care Education Institute as well as extensive training in women's health issues including incontinence and osteoporosis. Michelle also has training in SFMA and FMS and am certified in Functional Dry Needling through Kinetacore and LearnIMS.
Michelle is married to Stan with three grown children: Chris, Ryan, and Megan. Outside of work she enjoys hiking with her two dogs, shoeing, cross country skiing and tennis.
Kelsey Ellis – PT, DPT
Kelsey received her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2014. Prior to that, she graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion and was a member of the UW Rodeo Team.
Kelsey is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Wyoming State Chapter. She is a Certified Functional Movement Specialist for the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), is in training for the Mulligan concept, and looks forward to contine expanding her manual therapy skills through further education. She enjoys empowering patients with the knowledge to improve their function and return to or exceed their previous level of activity.
Kelsey is a South Dakota native but moved to Wyoming to experience all it has to offer. When Kelsey is not working, she enjoys horseback riding, backpacking, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and spending time with her family, friends, and four dogs.
Elisa Detling - Physical Therapist Assistant
Elisa is a Physical Therapist Assistant in our Green River/Rock Springs locations, and will join the Rawlins crew soon. She enjoys 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 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!
Stacey Powell - Physical Therapy Technician
Stacey comes to Fremont Therapy Group with many years of personal training experience and a passion for health and fitness. Her love for exercise helps her provide a high level of support to our physical therapists and our patients. She is energetic and personable and especially enjoys getting to know each of our patients. Hearing their stories is both inspirational and motivating for her. It’s a good day for Stacey when she can see someone she’s been working with feel healthier and enjoy life more.
Stacy spent several years in the Army National Guard after graduating from high school. She deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in 2010. These days she is pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education, with plans to graduate in the next couple of years. She also enjoys competing in bodybuilding competitions.
Stacy is from Louisiana and has been a Wyoming resident for nearly five years. She is raising her two boys with her wonderful husband who works for the highway patrol. Wyoming is the perfect fit for their young and active family.
Nikki Morris - Patient Care Coordinator
Nikki Morris is the administrative lead for the Rock Springs office and the welcoming, friendly face that greets patients and guests upon arrival. She works with patients to collect the necessary documentation, confirms insurance coverage and schedules their physical therapy appointments. She also plays an important role in working with community members and the medical professionals we serve to ensure communication between our clinics and their practices are effective and efficient.
Nikki, originally from Michigan, moved to Arizona to attend Glendale Community College. She is currently working towards her associate degree in science and plans to become a physical therapist or athletic trainer. Watching patients progress and push themselves to new limits puts a smile on her face.
Outside of work, Nikki loves snowboarding, biking, hiking and spending time with her husband.
Chris Cook - Physical Therapy Tech
Chris is our PTT in the Rock Springs clinic. He recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Wyoming. There he played club tennis and also coached the high school team to a state title.
Outside of work he enjoys softball, bikes, and golf in the summer or handball and pickleball in the winter.
Ally Davis - Marketing Director
Ally worked in the background for several years helping Fremont Therapy Group and is now the Director of Marketing for all five clinics. She implements marketing strategies, manages digital marketing & social media and oversees campaigns, PR and events. Ally also helps foster relationships in the communities where we treat and care for patients.
Ally was born and raised in Lander, Wyoming and left to attend college at the University of Montana right after high school. After graduating with a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism she worked as a TV reporter for three years in Missoula. She then moved to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry while her husband attended PT school. After spending 8 years away, she returned to Lander to work at a local software and marketing company.
Ally loves living in Wyoming close to friends, family and good people. She enjoys helping businesses tell their stories through marketing and media. When she’s not at work you can find her hosting dinner parties, capturing life via camera, and traveling with her husband & twin boys.