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 has completed continuing education in many areas of physical therapy treatment. She also specializes in hippo therapy, which is the utilization of horses in therapy treatment sessions. Mara enjoys spending time with her family, camping, hunting, running and horseback riding.
Rachel Sherba Ames, PT
Rachel earned her bachelor's degree in psychology at Ohio University in 2001 and later went on to earn her Masters of Physical Therapy at Ohio State University in 2003. After earning her degree she went on to become a traveling physical therapist. While traveling throughout the country, she expanded her knowledge and experienced a variety of clinical settings, patient population, and therapeutic approaches from working with many therapists of differing backgrounds.
Rachel stresses the importance of education and communication as an integral part of the physical therapy process. She feels that the rehabilitation of a current injury and the prevention of future injuries go hand-in-hand with good communication with the referring physician, a thorough physical therapy evaluation, and educating patients about the specifics in their own body mechanics and/or injury. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, skiing, camping, rafting, cooking and much more!
Alicia Martin, PTA
Alicia is a Montana native who earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Montana in Exercise Science in 2012, she then transferred to Great Falls, MT to complete her Physical Therapy Assisting degree in 2015. After earning her degree she returned to Missoula and began working at Florence Therapy and Wellness.
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.