WE ARE PRECISION
Our Staff has specialized training to allow the most comprehensive assessment of human movement. We have been able to take a systematic approach that is used with professional and collegiate sporting teams and bring it to the Flathead Valley. Specialist certifications in orthopedics ensure we have gone through the comprehensive training needed to take your care to the next level.
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Thomas received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Montana in Missoula in 2003. He then finished his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at U of M in 2006.
He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is also a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Thomas specializes in comprehensive movement testing to understand movement imbalances and their contributions to pain and impaired performance. What type of person has Thomas helped? Athletes? Check. Moms? Check. Weekend Warriors? Check. Hard Working Montanans? Check. Doesn’t matter where you come from, he has the expertise to get you where you are going.
Thomas grew up in Columbia Falls and opened Precision Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab with his wife, Adria, in 2013. They have a 6 year old daughter and a 4 year old son. He enjoys camping, hiking and skiing with his family. He also enjoys bowhunting and Jiu Jitsu…. but usually not with 2 little kids and his wife.
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B.J. received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Simpson College in Iowa in 2001. He then finished his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Iowa in 2005. Since then, B.J. has been a Clinic Director, working at Blue Valley Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine of Kansas City for the past 12 years.
He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified USA Triathlon Coach.
B.J. specializes in comprehensive movement testing and injury prevention among athletes and has worked with numerous major league baseball players, professional football players, professional triathletes, olympic track and field athletes, marathoners, ultrarunners, and golf pros. He is currently a coach and the Director of Health & Sports Performance Medicine for TriDot, a Triathlon Performance company based out of Dallas, TX. As an endurance coach and strength and conditioning specialist, B.J. takes pride and has a passion in leading all individuals to optimal performance through the use of science and real-life training applications that balance life, work and family.
He is an avid triathlete himself and loves spending time outdoors with his wife and 4 children, hiking, biking, and skiing.
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Amanda was raised in Butte, MT, where her passion for helping people started. Following her first year of college at Montana Tech, she enlisted in the US Army. Over course of her 6 year of active duty service, she was stationed in Italy, Fort Lewis, and traveled many parts of Europe as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Specialist. Amanda returned back to her Montana roots and moved to Kalispell in 2012. In 2016 she graduated from the Flathead Valley Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program with her Associate of Applied Science degrees.
Fitness, health, wellness, and helping people has always been a passion for Amanda and started throughout her youth athletics, playing hockey in Minnesota and Canada. In 2014, she received her Level 1 USA hockey coaching certificate, where she coached youth hockey and played in the adult hockey league. She holds a certification as a Orthopedic Specialist through the Net Gen Institute of Physical Therapy, is a Level 1 CrossFit trainer with a Movement & Mobility Certification and is also a Level 1 USA Weightlifting coach.
When she’s not in the clinic Amanda can be found training at CrossFit Flathead, competing in national Olympic weightlifting competitions and on the water, camping, or traveling.
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Ellie graduated from Kansas State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology in 2015. She then received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University Of Kansas Medical Center May of 2018.
She is certified in Functional Dry Needling and passionate about helping restore movement patterns to help promote active lifestyle and work toward personal goals. She loves helping athletes with post-concussive rehab and people with dealing with vestibular issues. Ellie is a recreational and competitive runner and in the clinic, she uses gait analysis to promote biomechanics to help her runners train and compete without pain.
Ellie moved to the mountains in Montana from her home state of Kansas. She enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, running, skiing and anything that involves the outdoors.
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We are beyond excited to welcome Tyler Lacy, DPT to the Precision team! Tyler received his Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Performance from Fort Hays State University in 2015. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2019.
He is passionate about helping his patients improve their quality of life and achieve their own personal goals, whether that is in improving day to day activities or returning to high level athletics. He is eager to continue to learn and grow as a clinician with Precision Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab.
Although born and raised in western Kansas (where there are no mountains, or even hills), he always wanted to end up surrounded by mountains and in an area that would facilitate his lifestyle. He is excited to explore Flathead Valley through hiking, biking, skiing, camping and various other outdoor activities! He is an avid biker and runner and has plans to compete in races throughout the year. If you see Tyler in the clinic, be sure to let him know your favorite hidden gems in Montana!
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Brittany is a Kalispell native returning to the Flathead Valley to give back to the community that has raised her. Fun fact about her is that she was a part of the first class at Glacier High School to attend Freshman through Senior year, graduating in 2011. A fast pitch softball scholarship took her to Great Falls, Montana to begin her collegiate studies at the University of Providence. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. Brittany then traveled to the East coast to attend the Physical Therapy Program at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Sacred Heart University is one of the few physical therapy programs in the nation that uses a problem-based learning approach with their students, creating evidence-based practitioners with a strength in patient education. She graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2019, receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Brittany focuses on building a strong therapeutic alliance with each of her clients to create solid “game-plans” to get them on a road to recovery that they are comfortable with and motivated to participate in. Brittany has a passion for blending her background in athletics with physical therapy principles to make fun and individualized rehabilitation programs for her clients. “I love that this profession allows me to see a 17 year-old soccer player after ACL reconstruction and an 80 year old with chronic low back pain all in the same day!” No matter the age, the diagnosis, or the goals, Brittany wants to get YOU back to being YOU and doing the things that matter to you the most.
In Brittany’s spare time you could find her at the lake during the summer kayaking, boating, and barbequing with her fiancé Boyce, her family and friends. Her winter activities include snowshoeing and also trying to learn how to ski (just started last year)!
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Tanner received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas in 2017. She went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in May of 2020.
As a former athlete and current yogi, Tanner has developed a passion towards helping others achieve their goals by empowering them with the tools they need to move well. She enjoys learning about each individual client so she can develop a customized approach required to meet their goals and embrace physical activity as an important component of a healthy lifestyle.
Outside of the clinic Tanner enjoys yoga, hiking, camping, standup paddle boarding, traveling, and visiting local coffee shops. She is excited to explore the area, improve her skiing skills, and learn new outdoor hobbies that allow her to see all the beauty Montana has to offer!