About Us

Therapists

Julie Ellis

Julie Ellis
- Physical Therapist, Co-Founder
PT, SCS, CSCS

Sports Certified Specialist;
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Yoga & Pilates Instructor;
Certified BrainyEx Health Coach.

Julie graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1982. Julie earned her Sports Specialty Certification in 2000. She has taught fitness and aerobics classes for over 20 years. She is very active in both state and national Physical Therapy issues. She has served as president, secretary, delegate and board member for Idaho American Physical Therapy Association. In 2003, Julie was awarded the Perry Silver Award for outstanding service to the practice of Physical Therapy and also received the Board Service Award from the Private Practice Section.  Julie fractured her cervical spine when she was diving for university of South Dakota which motivated her to be a PT.  She loves running, hiking, and being outdoors.  She is married and has two grown kids.

Why you would wish to work with her

  • Experienced with all sport, orthopedic, post-surgical conditions.
  • Loves to solve the puzzle for healthy people who encounter challenges or pain with exercise and why the pain is a signal for change.
  • Has extra training in Sports, TMJ, women's health issues, and aquatherapy.
  • Active runner.
  • Receives compliments from past patients for helping them return to their sport of choice.
C. Tom Wagner

C. Tom Wagner
- Retired Physical Therapist, Co-founder
MS, PT

Tom is no longer accepting patients as he is enjoying being retired.

Dennis Gillette

Dennis Gillette
- Physical Therapist, Partner
PT, CBIS

Certified Brain Injury Specialist

Dennis graudated from the University of North Dakota with a B.S. in Physical Therapy in 1987. Dennis started working at CPR in 1997 and became a partner in 2000. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dennis is certified in Neuro-Developmental Technique (NDT) for Adult Hemiplegia (Stroke) #AH-1636-91. In 2003, Dennis became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.  Dennis can be found out in the community providing sideline support for local sports teams, fishing, or playing basketball.


Why you would wish to work with him:

  • Has extra training in brain injuries, prosthetics, fitting custom foot orthotics, as well as neck, shoulder, and knees.
  • Active in sports scene and fishing.
  • Certified in NDT for Stroke patients.
  • Patients comment on how Dennis makes therapy fun and is praised for his patience and kindness.
Tracy Ervin

Tracy Ervin
- Physical Therapist, Partner
MPT

Workwell Certified 

Tracy has been working at CPR since 2000, and joined as a Partner in 2008.  She received her Master’s in Physical Therapy in 1996 from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver.  She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Assoc. and the Idaho Physical Therapy Assoc.   Tracy has an emphasis in manual therapy techniques, and is certified through the WorkWell system to provide Functional Compacity Evaltuations, Pre-work Screens, and Functional Job Analysis.  She is also a certified Idaho Worker’s Compensation Specialist.  In addition to an orthopedic outpatient caseload, she consults with local industries regarding injury prevention and ergonomics.   In her spare time (which in her opinion, isn't nearly often enough), Tracy loves to mountain bike, rock climb, hike, camp/backpack, ski, and snowshoe with her daughter and favorite friends.

Why you would wish to work with her:

  • Extra training in work injury practice, kinesiotaping, and mobilzation of the nervous system.
  • Focuses on providing research-based care
  • Patients enjoy her hands-on approach as well as her expertise and knowledge of Physical Therapy.
Seth Phillips

Seth Phillips
- Physical Therapist, Partner
MPT

Workwell Certified 

Seth joined the Center For Physical Rehabilitation in 2003.  He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Chemistry.  He later received his Masters in Physical Therapy from University of Utah in 2001. Seth is a Magic Valley native and graduated from Buhl High School where he participated in various sporting activities. He is active in the Idaho Physical Therapy Association having served as the South Central District Chairman in the past. Seth is certified in "Workwell" to provide Functional Capacity Evaluations, Pre-work Screens, and Functional Job Analysis. He can be found in both the Buhl clinic as well as in Twin Falls.  He enjoys working with patients of all kinds with a specific interest in orthopedic, sport injuies, and post-op rehabilation. Seth is a father of five and enjoys watching his kids play sports as well as hunting, skiing, and other outdoor activities.  Seth can also be found providing sideline coverage for local high school football teams.

Why you would wish to work with him:

  • Has experience in sports medicine, fitting of custom orthotics, and functional movement training.
  • Extra training in manual therapy and knee, ankle, and foot rehabilitation.
  • Past patients report that Seth provides Physical Therapy in a kind and caring manner with professionalism.
Dave Little

Dave Little
Physical Therapist, Partner
PT, CHT

Certified Hand Therapist

Dave Little joined CPR in 2009, combining his existing practice at Family Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Clinic with the CPR team. Dave has worked as a Physical Therapist for 32 years with the last 28 years in Twin Falls.  Dave graduated from the University of Colorado Health Science Center.  He provides a Spine Care Program, Orthopedic rehab, custom bracing and is a certified hand therapist.  Dave also provides Nerve Conduction Studies for carpal tunnel testing and other upper extremity entrapment problems. He is an active golfer, skier, and tennis player.  He works with many athletes of all ages in these key sports.  Dave was a 4 year scholarship recipient for Idaho State University Varsity Tennis Team 1977-1980. Dave is very active in the Twin Falls community and is past President of the Magic Valley Boys & Girls Club.

Why you would wish to work with him:

  • Certified Hand therapist, specializing in hands, splinting, and EMG diagnostics
  • Extra training in TMJ/facial and neck pain, as well as all sports related injuries
  • Patients love Dave's sense of humor and state that his personality makes them feel very comfortable with their therapy experience. 
Sami Ashenbrener

Sami Ashenbrener
Physical Therapist
DPT

Certified Yoga & Prenatal Yoga Instructor;
Certified Women's Health for Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment.

Sami earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of Montana, where she was awarded the Nora Staael Evert Scholarship Award for outstanding leadership qualities. Prior to PT school, Sami graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honor’s Program at the University of San Diego with a Bachelors of Arts and Science in Communication Studies and Business Administration. She was part of the university’s dance team, where she competed at the national level.  She first became passionate about physical therapy's ability to restore function during her own rehabilitation following a knee surgery. During her career, she has enjoyed working with Ballet Idaho as the wellness team physical therapist and has educated exercise leaders in the community about biomechanics and anatomy. She loves yoga, spending time outdoors, and running all distances, having participated in 5Ks up to a 50-mile ultramarathon. She is thrilled to be living with her husband Rudy in their beautiful hometown of Twin Falls.

Why you would wish to work with her:

  • Has extra training in orthopedic and sport rehabilitation, women's health rehabilitation, yoga, and the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM).
  • Active runner, hiker, yoga participant/trainer, dancer, and skier.
  • Is passionate about health and fitness with a patient-centered treatment style of care.
  • Receives compliments from past patients on her positivity, motivational skills, manual therapy skills, and compassion.
Mandy Peerboom

Mandy Peerboom
Physical Therapist
DPT

Mandy has recently joined the CPR team.  She obtained a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. She became interested in Physical Therapy from experiencing it herself after tearing her ACL/MCL playing basketball in high school.She enjoys working with patients of all diagnoses and building connections with patients on their road to recovery. At this time, she primarily has an interest in orthopedics and plans to obtain Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in the future. In her free time, Mandy enjoys hunting, photography, spending time with family and friends, snowboarding, traveling, and chasing waterfalls.

Why You Would Want to Work with her:

  • Easy, outgoing personality
  • Special interest in orthopedic rehabilitation 
  • Active outdoorsman and past athlete
Cade Searle

Cade Searle
- Physical Therapist
DPT

Cade hails from Squirrel, Idaho and is excited to be a part of the CPR team.  He started his education at Utah State University, earning a Bachelors of Science in Human Movement Science and a Masters in Health and Human Movement with an emphasis of biomechanics.  From there, he attended Idaho State University and earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  During his time at school, Cade co-authored two research articles, taught biomechancs and anatomy lab courses, taught adaptive ski lessons for the disabled, was an active volunteer in the community, and an advocate for the PT profession and the people we care for at both a state and national level.  He has experience treating a wide and diverse group of people.  His passion includes educating and empowering his patients to be able to manage and improve their conditions to do the functional activities they enjoy.  Cade enjoys being outside and a few of his favorite activities include skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, and camping.

Why you would wish to work with him:

  • Experience and extra training in human movement
  • Active in outdoor activities
  • Gentle nature and great teaching techniques to empower his patients with the information they need to be successful.
Buck Taylor

Buck Taylor
Physical Therapy Assistant
PTA

Buck has been working at CPR since 2001 as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Buck received his degree from Idaho State University and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association. He is very active in the community by referring for high school football and coaching high school softball and various youth sports. In 2005 he recieved his Advanced Proficiency in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy.

Why you would like working with him:

  • Experienced with working under a PT for various orthopedic injuries
  • Active in the community and sports
  • Local Coach
Christy Hall

Christy Hall
Physical Therapy Assistant
PTA, CHC, BS

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Instructor 
Certified Health Coach

Christy is a Physical Therapy Assistant who joined CPR in 2007.   She graduated from Idaho State University in May of 2006 with her PTA degree and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science.  Christy was a Collegiate cheerleader during her time in college. She is an active member of the Idaho Physical Therapy Association as well as the American Physical Therapy Association. Christy is passionate about aiding others to achieve better physical fitness and became certified through the Idaho/Utah Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation to teach the floor exercise program for less active adults. She recieved her Advance Proficency in Musculoskeletal in 2012.  Away from work Christy can be found riding ATVs, fishing, camping and spending time with her family.

Why you would like working with her:

  • Extra training in working with patients with Arthritis
  • Experience with working under a PT for a variety of diagnosis
  • Active in outdoor activities.
Ashley Paulos

Ashley Paulos
Physical Therapist Assistant
PTA

Ashley grew up on a small, family operated cattle ranch in Sterling, Idaho. She graduated from College of Southern Idaho and Idaho State University with a Pre-Dental Hygiene and Biology degree in 2011 and a PTA degree in 2014. Ashley has taught aerobics and dance classes at CSI and at a local dance studio in Twin Falls. She was a studio-based dancer for 13 years training in ballet, jazz, and hip-hop, and a collegiate and professional dancer for four years. All the years of dancing, choreographing and being an athlete has given Ashley the ability to understand the kinematics of the human body and how the body functions. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, camping, running, and wakeboarding/skating. 

Why You would Wish to Work with Her:

  • Gentle, easy going personality
  • Experience with dance and outdoor activities
  • Experience with working under a PT for a variety of diagnosis.
George Vastola

George Vastola
Personal Trainer

George has recently joined CPR's Medically Oriented Gym (MOG).  He grew up in North County San Diego and is the youngest, and only boy, of 2 sisters. He studied Kinesiology at MiraCosta College and is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Before moving to Idaho, he was a personal trainer at Jackson Strength where he did sport specific training and injury prevention for athletes of all ages. He also ran a fitness boot camp class for a local college. Growing up he was involved in martial arts, surfing and skateboarding.  He is an active outdoor enthusiast and loves rock climbing, hunting, fly fishing, snowboarding, kayaking, surfing, and just about anything that involves a board. He enjoys personal training and being healthy.

Wendy McCully

Wendy McCully
- Office Manager

Oversees insurance billing, bookkeeping, and business  affairs.

Julie Ellis

Julie Ellis
- Physical Therapist, Co-Founder

Sports Certified Specialist; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Yoga & Pilates Instructor; Certified BrainyEx Health Coach. Julie graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1982. Julie earned her Sports Specialty Certification in 2000. She has taught fitness and aerobics classes for over 20 years. She is very active in both state and national Physical Therapy issues. She has served as president, secretary, delega...
C. Tom Wagner

C. Tom Wagner
- Retired Physical Therapist, Co-founder

Tom is no longer accepting patients as he is enjoying being retired.
Dennis Gillette

Dennis Gillette
- Physical Therapist, Partner

Certified Brain Injury Specialist Dennis graudated from the University of North Dakota with a B.S. in Physical Therapy in 1987. Dennis started working at CPR in 1997 and became a partner in 2000. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dennis is certified in Neuro-Developmental Technique (NDT) for Adult Hemiplegia (Stroke) #AH-1636-91. In 2003, Dennis became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.  Dennis can be found out in the community providing sideline support for lo...
Tracy Ervin

Tracy Ervin
- Physical Therapist, Partner

Workwell Certified  Tracy has been working at CPR since 2000, and joined as a Partner in 2008.  She received her Master’s in Physical Therapy in 1996 from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver.  She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Assoc. and the Idaho Physical Therapy Assoc.   Tracy has an emphasis in manual therapy techniques, and is certified through the WorkWell system to provide Functional Compacity Evaltuations, Pre-work Scree...
Seth Phillips

Seth Phillips
- Physical Therapist, Partner

Workwell Certified  Seth joined the Center For Physical Rehabilitation in 2003.  He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Chemistry.  He later received his Masters in Physical Therapy from University of Utah in 2001. Seth is a Magic Valley native and graduated from Buhl High School where he participated in various sporting activities. He is active in the Idaho Physical Therapy Association having served...
Dave Little

Dave Little
Physical Therapist, Partner

Certified Hand Therapist Dave Little joined CPR in 2009, combining his existing practice at Family Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Clinic with the CPR team. Dave has worked as a Physical Therapist for 32 years with the last 28 years in Twin Falls.  Dave graduated from the University of Colorado Health Science Center.  He provides a Spine Care Program, Orthopedic rehab, custom bracing and is a certified hand therapist.  Dave also provides Nerve Conduction Studies for car...
Sami Ashenbrener

Sami Ashenbrener
Physical Therapist

Certified Yoga & Prenatal Yoga Instructor; Certified Women's Health for Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment. Sami earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of Montana, where she was awarded the Nora Staael Evert Scholarship Award for outstanding leadership qualities. Prior to PT school, Sami graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honor’s Program at the University of San Diego with a Bachelors of Arts and Science in Communication Studies ...
Mandy Peerboom

Mandy Peerboom
Physical Therapist

Mandy has recently joined the CPR team.  She obtained a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. She became interested in Physical Therapy from experiencing it herself after tearing her ACL/MCL playing basketball in high school.She enjoys working with patients of all diagnoses and building connections with patients on their road to recovery. At this time, she primarily has an interest in orthopedics and plans to obtain Board Certification in Orthop...
Cade Searle

Cade Searle
- Physical Therapist

Cade hails from Squirrel, Idaho and is excited to be a part of the CPR team.  He started his education at Utah State University, earning a Bachelors of Science in Human Movement Science and a Masters in Health and Human Movement with an emphasis of biomechanics.  From there, he attended Idaho State University and earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  During his time at school, Cade co-authored two research articles, taught biomechancs and anatomy lab courses, taught adaptive ...
Buck Taylor

Buck Taylor
Physical Therapy Assistant

Buck has been working at CPR since 2001 as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Buck received his degree from Idaho State University and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association. He is very active in the community by referring for high school football and coaching high school softball and various youth sports. In 2005 he recieved his Advanced Proficiency in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy. Why you would like working with him: Experienced with working under a PT for various...
Christy Hall

Christy Hall
Physical Therapy Assistant

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Instructor  Certified Health Coach Christy is a Physical Therapy Assistant who joined CPR in 2007.   She graduated from Idaho State University in May of 2006 with her PTA degree and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science.  Christy was a Collegiate cheerleader during her time in college. She is an active member of the Idaho Physical Therapy Association as well as the American Physical Therapy Association. Christy is passionate about aiding others to achieve bett...
Ashley Paulos

Ashley Paulos
Physical Therapist Assistant

Ashley grew up on a small, family operated cattle ranch in Sterling, Idaho. She graduated from College of Southern Idaho and Idaho State University with a Pre-Dental Hygiene and Biology degree in 2011 and a PTA degree in 2014. Ashley has taught aerobics and dance classes at CSI and at a local dance studio in Twin Falls. She was a studio-based dancer for 13 years training in ballet, jazz, and hip-hop, and a collegiate and professional dancer for four years. All the years of dancing, choreographin...
George Vastola

George Vastola
Personal Trainer

George has recently joined CPR's Medically Oriented Gym (MOG).  He grew up in North County San Diego and is the youngest, and only boy, of 2 sisters. He studied Kinesiology at MiraCosta College and is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Before moving to Idaho, he was a personal trainer at Jackson Strength where he did sport specific training and injury prevention for athletes of all ages. He also ran a fitness boot camp class for a local college. Growin...
Wendy McCully

Wendy McCully
- Office Manager

Oversees insurance billing, bookkeeping, and business  affairs.