Mara Arlington, PT, DPT-Owner

Mara Arlington 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 hippo therapy, 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 while working with a broad spectrum of patients and various conditions. Rachel believes that attentive listening and developing a strong connection with patients is an essential quality to being a good therapist. She takes pride in caring deeply for each patient as a unique individual and putting their needs first while considering their specific challenges and goals. When not working, Rachel and her husband enjoy spending time in the outdoors hunting, fishing, backpacking, skiing and paddle boarding. Rachel also loves to garden, cook and read. 

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Brittney Buckley, PTA

Brittney earned her bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2014. She then completed her Physical Therapy Assisting degree in 2016 and went on to work in an outpatient setting before relocating to Montana in 2017. Brittney enjoys spending time with her husband and son hiking, camping and enjoying the outdoors.