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Anna Collins : PT, Certified MDT

Anna Collins

PT, Certified MDT

Montana Spine & Joint Rehab (formerly Nash)

Anna was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. She started working in the medical field at the age of seventeen as a certified nurse's assistant. She quickly became interested in physical rehabilitation helping both the physical therapists and the occupational therapists at the hospital. As an exchange student at Helena High School in the 1980's Anna discovered the serenity and beauty of Montana. After finishing her associate degree in liberal arts at Rudbeck's College she transferred to University of Montana.

While attending the University Anna worked as a P.T. and O.T. aide to gain additional training. She graduated from the University of Montana in 1996 with a bachelor of science in physical therapy. Internships included acute care at Harrison Memorial in Seattle, orthopedic/neurological rehabilitation at Providence Yakima Memorial Center, in Yakima, Washington and Neuro rehabilitation at Community Medical Center in Missoula , MT.

Anna moved back to Helena in 1999 and she has been specializing in orthopedic physical therapy using the McKenzie (Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment) to get patients better quicker.

Anna is a certified mechanical spine and joint therapist from the McKenzie Institute of New Zealand and she was credentialed in 2004.

Lisa Richards : DPT, Certified MDT, ATC, CSCS

Lisa Richards

DPT, Certified MDT, ATC, CSCS

Lisa was born and raised in Helena and graduated from Capital High School in 2003. She attended the University of Montana in Missoula where she received her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. She continued her education in Missoula obtaining a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011. Internships included orthopedic/sports medicine at Therapeutic Associates in Kennewick, WA; acute care at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital; skilled nursing/neurological at Village Health Care Center in Missoula; and orthopedics/sports medicine at Hamilton Physical Therapy. While in school, Lisa also became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Lisa started working here at Montana Spine and Joint in 2011. She started her post-graduate education through the McKenzie Institute International. She took courses in the US and Canada on a specialized management of spinal and musculoskeletal disorders. Lisa passed her exam in 2014 and is now certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT).

Lisa enjoys spending time fishing and camping in Montana’s wonderful outdoors with her family. However, she spends most of her time trying to keep up with her very busy young daughter and working on her home with her husband.

Sherri Gomes : PT Cert MDT

Sherri Gomes

PT Cert MDT

Sherri was born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii. She has always been interested in the health care profession and worked as a physical therapy aide before going to physical therapy school. She graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2005 and has worked in both outpatient orthopedic and home health pediatric settings. Her experience has shown her the importance of educating the patient to take control of their recovery and to live a healthy lifestyle. Sherri joined Montana Spine and Joint in December 2012. Sherri, her husband and three children recently moved from Hawaii to Helena and have been enjoying all the wonderful outdoor activities Montana has to offer.

Timothy Davis : DPT, MDT Candidate

Timothy Davis

DPT, MDT Candidate

Tim was born and raised in Naperville, IL. He attended St. Ambrose University where he played football and completes his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. He obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Governors State University. He is currently pursuing post-graduate education on chronic pain and credentialing in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) and Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT). He enjoys treating patients with various orthopedic, vestibular, and neurological conditions. He spends his free time reading, camping, hiking and mountain biking.