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 strong core staff that will continue to provide the same high level of care that both FTG and Rocky Mountain are known for. Ashlee Lansang, PT, DPT, Kelsey Ellis, PT, DPT, Chris Cook, PTT, Dianne Garrison, PCC and Carline Lansang, Billing Specialist. Every member of the Rocky Mountain team come 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.
Jeff Alcorn - PT, DPT Clinic Director
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 Co-Owner of Rocky Mountain
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.
Angela Amante - Patient Care Coordinator
Angela 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.
Angela was born in Georgia and came to Wyoming from Florida. She has explored most of the United States while she was enlisted in the US Navy. She has been a Wyoming resident since 2015. Angela comes to us with over 15 years in the Medical Professional Office. She has worked in outpatient hospitals, private practices, orthopedics and physical therapy offices.
When she is not working, Angela enjoys hunting, camping, fishing, spending time with her dogs and friends and family. She also is a certified Dog Trainer!
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 & two dogs.
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.