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Therapists, Athletic Trainers and Sports Performance Specialists

Becky Abrams

Becky Abrams, Athletic Trainer, CSCS

From: Miles City, Montana

Year started at Billings Clinic: 2007

Education: Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance, Master of Science in Athletic Training

Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Athletic Trainer, Licensed Athletic Trainer

Experience: Previous and current experience working with the following sports: Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and field, Cross country, Tennis, Wrestling, Hockey

Job Responsibilities: Assistant Athletic Trainer at Skyview High School, Athletic Trainer for American Legion Baseball, Operating Human Performance Lab, Assist with various athletic enhancement camps

Theresa Benock OT

Theresa Benock, Occupational Therapist, CHT

From: Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Year started at Billings Clinic: 2014

Education: Bachelor of Science - Home Economics, University of Kentucky, 1973

Bachelor of Science - Occupational Therapy, Eastern Kentucky University, 1978

Certifications: Occupational Therapist, 1979 to present

Certified Hand Therapist, 1994 to present

Certified Lymphedema Therapist, 2009 to present

Trained Neurodevelopmental Therapist for Adult Hemiplegia, 1987 to present

Experience:

Developed and implemented the first Occupational Therapy program in Lexington, KY school system, and in the state of Kentucky

Department Head Occupational Therapy, State Pediatric Residential Facility in Maryland

Developed and implemented the Occupational Therapy Program and became the coordinator of the department at Medical Center Hospital, Punta Gorda, Florida servicing both inpatient and outpatient needs.

Owner-Therapist of a Medicare Certified Outpatient Facility, Port Charlotte, Florida for 15 years with emphasis on orthopedic and neurologic impairments with a physician referral base of three counties.

Area Rehab Manager for six outpatient rehab facilities in Florida over seeing compliance of patient treatment, documentation and billing for Medicare patients in Adult Living Facilities

Home Health Therapist providing therapy to Medicare home bound patients

Job Responsibilities: Occupational therapist

Joe Bloyder

Joe Bloyder, Physical Therapist, CSCS

From:   Conway, Arkansas 

Education:   Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy 1989 from the University of Central Arkansas 

Year started at Billings Clinic:   1996 

Certifications:   Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 1990; SPARQ certified trainer since 2007 

Experience:   Past Manager of Orthopedic/PMR/Rehabilitation departments, Traveling Therapist 

Job Responsibilities:   Clinical Coordinator of outpatient rehab services and sports medicine programs, Physical Therapist at Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, CSCS Responsibilities include assisting with various athletic enhancement camps and programs with our Sports Specific Training (SST) program

AJ Bone

A.J. Bone, Physical Therapist, CSCS

From:   Livingston, MT 

Education:   Bachelor of Science Rocky Mountain College 1981; Master of Physical Therapy from Regis University 1997; Doctor of Physical Therapy from Regis University 2007 

Year started at Billings Clinic:   1998 

Certifications:   Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) since 1989; SPARQ certified trainer since 2007 

Experience:   Billings High School football coach since 1981, past president of Montana state National Strength and Conditioning Association 

Job Responsibilities:   Physical Therapist at Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center, CSCS Responsibilities include providing athletic enhancement training for individuals, small groups and camps, designing programs for speed and power camps in the Specific Training (SST) program

Amanda Botnen

Amanda Botnen ATC, CSCS

 

From: Blaine, Minnesota

Year started at Billings Clinic: 2010

Education: Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College (2008), Master of Science in Athletic Training from Montana State University- Billings (2010)

Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Athletic Trainer, Licensed Athletic Trainer

Experience: football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, baseball, hockey, rodeo, Sport Specific Training (SST) camps and programs, IMPACT testing, strength and conditioning programs for college basketball teams at Rocky Mountain College, Health and Human Performance Assistant Professor at Rocky Mountain College

Responsibilities: assist with athletic training needs, assist with Sports Specific Training (SST) programs and camps, strength and conditioning program for women's basketball team at Rocky Mountain College, Health and Human Performance Assistant Professor at Rocky Mountain College

 

Brenda Brady

Brenda Brady, Athletic Trainer

From:   Winnett, MT 

Education:   The University of Montana-Missoula, (2003) BS Health & Human Performance, Emphasis in Athletic Training MS Health & Human Performance, Emphasis in Exercise Science (2005) 

Year started at Billings Clinic:   2009 

Certifications:   Certified Athletic Trainer (2004), American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Instructor,  American Red Cross First Responder Instructor, Approved Clinical Instructor for Athletic Training Education Programs 

Experience:   University of Montana: football, track and field, cross country; Mesa State College:  women's soccer, men's and women's basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball, cross country, football Billings Clinic:  Billings Bulls Hockey, American Legion Baseball, Sport Specific Training Camps; U.S. Ski Team:  Travel Pool Athletic Trainer for U.S. Freestyle Ski Team 

Job Responsibilities:   Head Athletic Trainer for Billings Bulls Hockey.  Sport Specific Training injury prevention camps, Athletic Training Education Program Instructor at MSUB

Bill Dolan

Bill Dolan, Physical Therapist


From: East Helena, MT

Education: Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (1985)

University of Montana

Certification: SPARQ Certified trainer since 2007

Year started at Billings Clinic: 1995

Job Responsibilities: Treatment of orthopedic patients at Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, assisting with athletic enhancement programs with our Sports Specific Training (SST) program.

 




Christina Erickson, RD


From: Billings, MT

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Master of Science in Health and Human Performance

Certification: Registered Dietitian, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Year started at Billings Clinic: 2015

Experience: Clinical Dietitian, Weight Management, College Instructor, Athletes

Job Responsibilities: Registered Dietitian at Billings Clinic Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Center; medical nutrition therapy, weight loss education, and physical activity assessment/education.

 

Mark Goldy

Mark Goldy, Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer, CSCS

 From:   Billings, MT 

Education:   The University of Montana-Missoula, (2001) BS Health & Human Performance; Emphasis in Athletic Training (2003) MS Physical Therapy 

Year started at Billings Clinic:   2003 

Certifications:   Athletic Trainer 2003, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association 2003, SPARQ Certified Trainer 2006, NSCA Fly Solo Mentor 2008, Epic Combine Director 2009 

Experience:   Billings Bulls, Billings American Legion Baseball, Billings Outlaws, USA Hockey District Camps, Division I FB, VB, SR camps 

Job Responsibilities:   Physical therapist at Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Athletic trainer/ strength and conditioning specialist for American Legion Baseball teams and Billings Bulls Hockey Club, assists in coordination of strength and conditioning programs for various teams, camps, and individuals for athletic enhancement Specific Training (SST) programs

Mark Johnston

Mark Johnston, CSCS

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Adam Leachman

Adam Leachman, Physical Therapist 

From:   Bozeman, Montana 

Education:   BS Exercise Science 1997 Montana State University, DPT Arizona School of Health Sciences 2002 

Year started at Billings Clinic:   2002 

Certifications:   SPARQ Trainer 2007 

Experience:   Staff acute Physical Therapist Billings Clinic 2002-2004, Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Out Patient physical therapist 2004-current, US Ski Team physical therapist 2007 World Junior Championships 

Job Responsibilities:   Outpatient rehab, sports medicine rehab, sports specific training (SST), assists in SST camp organization and program implementation

Deke Lundman

Deke Lundman, Physical Therapist

From:   Billings, MT 

Education:   Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Concordia College in 1997, Master of Physical Therapy from University of Mary in 1999 

Year started at Billings Clinic:   2000 

Certifications:   SPARQ certified trainer since 2007 

Experience:   Orthopedic and Sports Medicine physical therapist at Billings Clinic , Orthopedic and Sports Medicine physical therapist for 1 year in Honolulu, Hawaii, working with amateur, collegiate, and professional triathletes. 

Job Responsibilities:   Physical Therapist at Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center

Christine McFaydean

Christine McFaydean, Physical Therapist, CSCS

From:   Stanford, Montana 

Education:   BS in Biology from Rocky Mountain College 2003, Doctorate of Physical Therapy University of Montana 2006 

Year started at Billings Clinic:   2006 

Certifications:   Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) 2006  Experience:   All American Volleyball player Rocky Mountain College 

Job Responsibilities:   Physical therapist at Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, CSCS Responsibilities include athletic enhancement design and training for individuals and camps in the SST program

Doug Nickels

Doug Nickels, Athletic Trainer

From:    Mobridge, SD 

Education:   University of Mary, Bismarck, ND 2006 BS in Athletic Training 

Year started at Billings Clinic:   September 2006-November2008, June 2009-present 

Certifications:   Licensed Athletic Trainer 

Experience:   Internship Minnesota Vikings 2006 

Job Responsibilities:   Head Athletic Trainer Billings Outlaws, Assistant Athletic Trainer Skyview High School, assists with American Legion Baseball and Billings Bulls Hockey, assists with athletic enhancement training camps in the Sports Specific Training program (SST)

Paula Pasek

Paula Pasek, Occupational Therapist, CHT

From:   Chaseburg, Wisconsin 

Education:   Masters of Occupational therapy from Texas Women’s University 1992 

Year started at Billings Clinic:   1999 

Certifications:   Certified Hand Therapist 

Job Responsibilities:   Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist at the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center specializing in treatment of upper extremity orthopedic/trauma hand injuries

Cherie Straus

Cherie Straus, CSCS

From:   Butte, MT 

Education:   Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health from Montana Tech, Butte, MT. 

Year started at Billings Clinic:   2009 

Certifications:   Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 2002. 

Experience:   Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor since 1990.  Fitness business owner since 2007.  Previous and current experience working with the following sports (both individuals and teams); basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, track, long distance running. 

Job Responsibilities:   CSCS responsibilities with the Sports Specific Training (SST) program.  Assist with program implementation and design.

Ryan Strecker

Ryan Strecker, Physical Therapist

 From:   Billings, MT 

Education:   Bachelor of Science for Health and Human Performance from MSU-Billings 2005, Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Montana 2008 

Year started at Billings Clinic:   2008 

Certifications:     

Experience:     

Job Responsibilities:   Outpatient/Sports Medicine physical therapist responsible for evaluation and treatment of patients with a variety of orthopedic injuries and conditions as well as pre and post operative care. 

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