About Us

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We are partnering with the Canyons Athletic Club at 472 Tammany Lane, Hamilton to provide patients with great convenience and access to the most  comprehensive athletic club in the Bitterroot Valley. While receiving Physical Therapy Services, our patients will have access to the entire health facility and pool while under direct care by their Therapist. At discharge, the Canyons have offered a very reasonable rate for patients who would like to continue with an exercise program on an independent basis. We believe this second location, our expert staff, and the Canyons’ facility make for a great environment to speed your recovery.

 

Meet Our Providers:

 


Duain Abbott, PT, PhDdep_1577-2lighter

Duain earned his Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Montana in Missoula, MT. In a previous career he achieved a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. He has been practicing Physical Therapy in the Bitterroot Valley for 17 years. Clinical experience was gained working in Montana, Utah, and Idaho, treating numerous orthopedic and neurological clinical challenges.

His career interests have focused on manual therapy, general orthopedics, sports injuries, and post total joint rehabilitation. Continuing education courses have advanced his skills for manual therapy and returning clients back to function and independence after total hip and knee surgery, as well as shoulder and sports injuries.

Duain was born in Virginia, raised in Philadelphia, and started a slow but steady westward migration where he discovered the Bitterroot valley. His interests are skiing, hiking, cycling, hunting, fishing, and home and structure building and remodeling.

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Nicole Sisson, PTA

Nicole earned her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana. Her training and background include clinical experiences in subacute patient care, outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine and rehabilitation. Nicole is always excited to continue her education and to advance her skills as a Physical Therapist Assistant so that she can better treat the patients in our facility.

Being able to advance her patients towards their goals through communication and trust, are key components to Nicole’s care. She believes that every patient should be treated with the same compassion and respect.

As the daughter of military parents, Nicole enjoyed moving to different places as a child. She moved to Montana nine years ago from Pensacola, FL. While in Florida, Nicole obtained her bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of West Florida. Nicole is also an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys spending as much time outside with her two dogs as she possibly can.

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