About Us

Therapists

Julie Ellis

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

Sports Certified Specialist;
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Yoga & Pilates Certified;
Certified BrainyEx Health Coach.

Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner Certification Pending November 2020

Julie is the original co-founder of Center for Physical Rehabilitation which was established in 1987.  Julie earned her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Nebraska in 1982 and moved to Twin Falls to begin her career as a PT. Julie obtained her Sports Specialty Certification in 2000 and for 20 years she has taught classes for the College of Southern Idaho to promote health and wellness.  She is active in the American Physical Therapy Association and has served as Idaho Chapter President as well as an elected Board of Director for the Private Practice Section.  She is the recipient of the J Perry Silver Award and the PPS Board Service Award for her dedication to serving her profession.

Julie is an avid runner, yoga instructor, Pilates certified and passionate about lifestyle changes to promote health and wellness.  Julie's goal is to teach lifestyle medicine to create behavioral change as an avenue to manage chronic health issues. 

Working with Julie you can expect:  

  • Experience with orthopedic, spine, sports injuries, pre and post surgical conditions. 
  • Experience with balance and postural stability training for all ages. 
  • Skilled at teaching lifestyle skills and self-management strategies for any condition.  
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 graduated 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 

Funcational Dry Needling Level 1 Certification

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 Evaluations, 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;

Functional Dry Needling Level 1 Certification;

Certified in Graston Techniques 

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 over 38 years with the last 34 years in Twin Falls.  Dave was a 4 year scholarship recipient for Idaho State University Varsity Tennis Team 1977-1980. And then later 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 is very active in the Twin Falls community and is past President of the Magic Valley Boys & Girls Club.

When working with Dave you can expect: 

  • Experience with hand, shoulder, and arm diagnosis as a Certified Hand therapist,
  • Skills with upper extremity splinting and rehabiliation 
  • Ability to perform EMG diagnostics
  • Extra training in TMJ/facial and neck pain, as well as all sports related injuries
  • The ability to put his patients at ease and feel comfortable with his good sense of humor. 
Sami Ashenbrener

Sami Ashenbrener
Physical Therapist
DPT

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

Functional Dry Needling Level 1 Certification

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 family 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.
Cade Searle

Cade Searle
- Physical Therapist
DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Vestibular and Concussion Rehabilitation Certified

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Certified

Cade is an Idaho native and proud to be a part of the CPR team. He started his education at Utah State University, earning a bachelor and master’s degree in Human Movement and Biomechanics. From there he attended Idaho State University and earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy. Cade has published research articles, taught university courses, and been a continual volunteer in the community and an advocate for the physical therapy profession. Outside of work he enjoys skiing, dirt biking, backpacking, and camping.

Cade specializes in treating patients with a variety of orthopedic and sports injuries, but has additional specialties in treating vestibular disorders, balance issues, dizziness, and concussions.

When working with Cade you can expect: 

  • Experience and extra training in optimizing movement for high-level sport activities
  • Assessment and skills to deal with balance and dizziness issues
  • Experience and skills in concussion rehabilitation
  • Ability to empowers his patients with information and knowledge to be successful
Marc Lambert

Marc Lambert
- Physical Therapist
DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Certified

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Certified

Marc earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Utah in 2009.  He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah in Exercise and Sports Science.  Marc has received additional training in areas of Kinesiotaping, IASTM, and functional movement.  Marc has been surrounded by physical therapy his entire life, as his father is a physical therapist and has always been an inspiration and mentor for Marc. Marc is very active and enjoys the outdoors, hiking and adventure sports. He is an accomplished skydiver, speedflyer and BASE jumper. He is also very active in his community, serving six years on the Parks & Rec commission and organizing the annual Perrine Bridge Clean-Up.

 

When working with Marc you can expect:

  • Dedication in helping his patients meet their goals.
  • Due to being very active, he can relate to injuries or pain getting in the way of the things that you love doing.
  • Skilled in manual therapy skills where past patients compliment his “magic hands.”
McKenzie Redd

McKenzie Redd
-Physical Therapist
DPT

McKenzie is excited to return back to her hometown of Twin Falls after finishing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University in Spokane, Washington. Prior to starting PT school, McKenzie completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Human Movement Science in Utah State University where she graduated with honors. McKenzie’s interest in physical therapy began after she experienced an injury while running track at Twin Falls High School and she experienced firsthand the benefits of physical therapy in healing. McKenzie is excited to return back to the Magic Valley where she enjoys hiking, skiing, water skiing,  running,  and mountain biking with her husband Jake and their German Shorthaired Pointer “Juniper”.  She has a passion for running having completed multiple marathons and half marathons.

She is also an accomplished violinist and speaks Russian after living there for 18 months.

Why you would want to work with her:

  • McKenzie has a great love for all people and a dedication to help them live a quality life by helping them to get back to what they love to do.
  • Active in outdoor and recreational activities
Jamie Alexander

Jamie Alexander
-Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer
DPT, ATC

Fluent in Spanish

Functional Dry Needling Level 1 and 2 Certification

Certified Women’s Health for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Treatment

Certified Athletic Trainer

 Jamie returns home to the Magic Valley after nearly 5 years working as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in Phoenix, Arizona with experience in both patient treatment and business management. She earned her doctorate degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2015 after a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Brigham Young University in 2010. Jamie specializes in treating orthopedic and sports-related injuries, as well as female pelvic floor conditions of pelvic pain/dysfunction and incontinence. She loves helping others heal and is known for her genuine ability to help others feel comfortable and cared for.

 Jamie and her husband, Ryan, are excited to raise their two children in the Twin Falls area. They enjoy camping, hiking, spending time on the farm with grandma and papa, and being together as a family.

 She is honored to be a part of the CPR team and hopes to make a positive impact in the Magic Valley.

 

When working with Jamie you can expect:

  • Experience in the treatment of orthopedic and sports-related injuries.
  • Experience in the treatment of female pelvic floor pain, dysfunction, and urinary incontinence.
  • Compassionate and individualized care
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 coaching high school softball and various youth sports as well as serving on the Recreation Department Board of Directors. In 2005 he recieved his Advanced Proficiency in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy.

When working with him you can expect:

  • Experience with working under a PT for various orthopedic injuries
  • Experience with sport injuries
Christy Hall

Christy Hall
Physical Therapy Assistant
PTA, CHC, BS

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Instructor 
Certified Health Coach

Christy grew up locally in Kimberly, Idaho where she was active in many different sports including Track & Field and Cheerleading.  After spending time as a collegiate Cheerleader and completing an Associates in Pre-Physical Therapy she then went on to attend Idaho State University where she graduated in May of 2006 with her PTA degree and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science.  She joined CPR as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2007. She is an active member of the Idaho Physical Therapy Association as well as the American Physical Therapy Association. She received her Advance Proficiency in Musculoskeletal in 2012. 

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 continued her studies to become a Certified Health Coach to further aide patients in their fitness and health goals. When not helping others, Christy can be found riding ATVs, fishing, camping and spending time with her family

Working with Christy you can Expect:

  • Caring and Reliable personality
  • Extra training in Arthritis Conditions
  • Experience with working under a PT for a variety of diagnosis
  • Skilled in helping patients with Health Goals and achieving them
Ashley Paulos

Ashley Paulos
Physical Therapist Assistant
PTA

Ashley grew up in Aberdeen, Idaho on a family operated cattle ranch. She graduated from the PTA program at Idaho State University in 2014, and completed degrees in Biology and Pre-Dental Hygiene at the College of Southern Idaho prior to that. Her last internship was in Spokane, WA at Sacred Heart Medical Center where she helped patients recover from cardiac, respiratory, neuro, and orthopedic injuries and surgeries. Ashley was a studio-based dancer for 13 years, an ISU Bengal dancer and performed in Las Vegas during the National Finals Rodeo for 3 years. While going to school, she taught fitness, Yoga, Pilates, and dance classes at CSI, ISU and at a local dance studio in Twin Falls.  Her interest in physical therapy began when she became an Aide at CPR in 2010, and was instantly hooked. In her free time, she enjoys being with her two Labradors, hiking/backpacking, camping, traveling, and ocean fishing with her husband.  

Working with Ashley you can expect

  • An Easy going personality and enjoyment with working with kids.
  • Experience and knowledge in dance injuries and outdoor activities.
  • Extra training in the Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) and manual therapy skills.
  • Experience with working under a PT for a variety of diagnosis.
Calum Webb

Calum Webb
Exercise Physiologist

Calum is the most recent addition to the staff at CPR and the M.O.G. He graduated from Declo High School in 2012 where he participated in Football, Basketball, and Track and Field. Following graduation he assisted with the Track team. He received a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology from Brigham Young University-Idaho. While in Rexburg he was actively involved in coaching Track and Field, specifically sprinters and jumpers, at Sugar-Salem High School. He also assisted with coaching the football team, taught a weight training class at BYU-Idaho, and worked as a Personal Trainer at Bodifi. Calum loves to help people reach their goals and see their potential in health wellness and will do whatever he can to make sure they have a smile on their face throughout the process.  

George Vastola

George Vastola
Personal Trainer

George came to Twin Falls from Carlsbad California, where he studied Kinesiology in North County San Diego at Mira Costa College. Prior to moving to Idaho, he was a coach & personal trainer at Jackson Strength where he did more sport specific training and injury prevention for athletes of all ages. He is a certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has been with CPR's Trilogy Fitness (MOG) since 2017. He is currently an instructor for our SYNRGY Group HIIT Classes, creates personalized training plans for our members, and is always out on the floor helping you out as needed. 

He loves to get you smiling and having a good time while still implementing a healthy lifestyle for your functional fitness goals and making strength gains along the way.  George also is great at helping you connect not only with your fitness goals but also teaching you how to connect your mind and body as one powerful unit.  When not working, you can find George pushing his own body and mind as well, usually in the form of rock climbing, mountain biking, practicing Hot Yoga, weightlifting or out hiking. 

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 Certified; Certified BrainyEx Health Coach. Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner Certification Pending November 2020 Julie is the original co-founder of Center for Physical Rehabilitation which was established in 1987.  Julie earned her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Nebraska in 1982 and moved to Twin Falls to begin her career as a PT. Julie obtained her Sports Specialty Certificat...
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 graduated 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  Funcational Dry Needling Level 1 Certification 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 F...
Seth Phillips

Seth Phillips
- Physical Therapist, Partner

Workwell Certified; Functional Dry Needling Level 1 Certification; Certified in Graston Techniques  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...
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 over 38 years with the last 34 years in Twin Falls.  Dave was a 4 year scholarship recipient for Idaho State University Varsity Tennis Team 1977-1980. And then later graduated from the University of Colorado Health Science Center.  He provides a Spine Care Program, Orthopedic r...
Sami Ashenbrener

Sami Ashenbrener
Physical Therapist

Certified Yoga & Prenatal Yoga Instructor; Certified Women's Health for Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment; Functional Dry Needling Level 1 Certification 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 Bachelor...
Cade Searle

Cade Searle
- Physical Therapist

Doctor of Physical Therapy Vestibular and Concussion Rehabilitation Certified Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Certified Cade is an Idaho native and proud to be a part of the CPR team. He started his education at Utah State University, earning a bachelor and master’s degree in Human Movement and Biomechanics. From there he attended Idaho State University and earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy. Cade has published research articles, taught university courses, and been a continual volunte...
Marc Lambert

Marc Lambert
- Physical Therapist

Doctor of Physical Therapy Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Certified Marc earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Utah in 2009.  He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah in Exercise and Sports Science.  Marc has received additional training in areas of Kinesiotaping, IASTM, and functional movement.  Marc has been surrounded by physical therapy his entire life, as his father is a physical therapist and has always been an inspirat...
McKenzie Redd

McKenzie Redd
-Physical Therapist

McKenzie is excited to return back to her hometown of Twin Falls after finishing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University in Spokane, Washington. Prior to starting PT school, McKenzie completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Human Movement Science in Utah State University where she graduated with honors. McKenzie’s interest in physical therapy began after she experienced an injury while running track at Twin Falls High School and she experienced firsthand the benefi...
Jamie Alexander

Jamie Alexander
-Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer

Fluent in Spanish Functional Dry Needling Level 1 and 2 Certification Certified Women’s Health for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Treatment Certified Athletic Trainer  Jamie returns home to the Magic Valley after nearly 5 years working as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in Phoenix, Arizona with experience in both patient treatment and business management. She earned her doctorate degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2015 after a bachelor’s degree in Athl...
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 coaching high school softball and various youth sports as well as serving on the Recreation Department Board of Directors. In 2005 he recieved his Advanced Proficiency in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy. When working with him you can expect: Experience with w...
Christy Hall

Christy Hall
Physical Therapy Assistant

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Instructor  Certified Health Coach Christy grew up locally in Kimberly, Idaho where she was active in many different sports including Track & Field and Cheerleading.  After spending time as a collegiate Cheerleader and completing an Associates in Pre-Physical Therapy she then went on to attend Idaho State University where she graduated in May of 2006 with her PTA degree and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science.  She joined CPR as a Physical Th...
Ashley Paulos

Ashley Paulos
Physical Therapist Assistant

Ashley grew up in Aberdeen, Idaho on a family operated cattle ranch. She graduated from the PTA program at Idaho State University in 2014, and completed degrees in Biology and Pre-Dental Hygiene at the College of Southern Idaho prior to that. Her last internship was in Spokane, WA at Sacred Heart Medical Center where she helped patients recover from cardiac, respiratory, neuro, and orthopedic injuries and surgeries. Ashley was a studio-based dancer for 13 years, an ISU Bengal dancer and performe...
Calum Webb

Calum Webb
Exercise Physiologist

Calum is the most recent addition to the staff at CPR and the M.O.G. He graduated from Declo High School in 2012 where he participated in Football, Basketball, and Track and Field. Following graduation he assisted with the Track team. He received a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology from Brigham Young University-Idaho. While in Rexburg he was actively involved in coaching Track and Field, specifically sprinters and jumpers, at Sugar-Salem High School. He also assisted with coaching the ...
George Vastola

George Vastola
Personal Trainer

George came to Twin Falls from Carlsbad California, where he studied Kinesiology in North County San Diego at Mira Costa College. Prior to moving to Idaho, he was a coach & personal trainer at Jackson Strength where he did more sport specific training and injury prevention for athletes of all ages. He is a certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has been with CPR's Trilogy Fitness (MOG) since 2017. He is currently an instructor for our SYNRGY Group...
Wendy McCully

Wendy McCully
- Office Manager

Oversees insurance billing, bookkeeping, and business  affairs.

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