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Mara Arlington, PT, DPT - Owner

Mara graduated from the University of Montana in Missoula with her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2001. She initially worked in Alaska at a rural hospital experiencing everything “the final frontier” has to offer. She and her husband then returned to the Bitterroot in 2002 and currently live in the Florence area with their 2 sons and daughter. She has worked in several outpatient therapy clinics and hospitals throughout the region. Mara has a strong orthopedic clinical background and specializes in many manual techniques including, trigger point dry needling. She also specializes in hippotherapy, which is the utilization of horses in therapy treatment sessions. In her spare time Mara enjoys spending time with her family at the lake, hunting, running and horseback riding. 

Rachel Willard, PT, DPT

Rachel received her bachelor degree in both Biology and Spanish from Hastings College in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2017. Rachel grew up in northern Colorado and has been passionate about physical therapy as a profession since being a student-athlete in high school. Rachel has gained experience in many treatment techniques, including trigger point dry needling, therapeutic neuroscience education, and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. Rachel believes that attentive listening and developing a strong connection with patients are essential qualities to being a good therapist. When not working, Rachel and her husband enjoy spending time with their two dogs, Sage and Basil, in the outdoors hunting, fishing, backpacking, skiing and paddle boarding. 

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Tara Pfeifer, PT, DPT

Tara graduated from the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences in 2017 with her doctorate degree. She has completed a variety of courses for advanced pelvic floor training. She is passionate about treating all areas of pelvic floor dysfunction including pelvic pain, urine and fecal incontinence, prenatal and postpartum conditions. Her professional development and training includes:

  • Advanced training in Pelvic Health through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institue (1, 2A, 2B, Bowel Pathology and Function)

  • APTA and MAPTA member of Pelvic Health Section since 2014

  • Currently pursing Pelvic Rehab Practitioner Certification (PRPC) and Women’s Health Specialist Certification (WCS)

Katherine Lansing, PTA

Katherine earned her BA degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology from The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN in 1992 and is ACSM certified as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist. She also earned her AAS degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Lake Superior College in Duluth in 1997. Katherine has worked in a wide variety of PT settings and patient diagnoses with her primary area of experience and interest in the outpatient setting and balance disorders. She values building a strong, trusting relationship with her patients,  and making therapy fun. In her free time, Katherine enjoys fly fishing, hiking, backpacking, paddle boarding and spending time with family and friends.  

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