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About Us

EXPAND YOUR RANGE. ENHANCE YOUR LIFE.

Range Physical Therapy & Wellness opened on April 1st, 2022 after a change of clinic name and ownership between two hardworking Missoulians.  The clinic has been in operation since 2018.  During the initial planning of our clinic, we repeatedly came across the word “Range” when looking at a map of Montana. Our clinic’s name, slogan, and logo are a reflection of both Montana and our physical therapy + massage services: bison range, mountain range, range of motion, strength, function, abilities… everything! Our slogan, “Expand your range. Enhance your life,” encapsulates our commitment to the betterment of the movement, health, and wellness of our community.

We are proud to be your local physical therapy + wellness clinic of choice in Missoula, MT!

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MEET OUR LOCAL PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

Maddie Small, DPT

OWNER & PHYSICAL THERAPIST

I am a fifth-generation Missoulian and am thankful to be expanding our community's health and wellness in the town I grew up in. I have known I’ve wanted to be a physical therapist since middle school, so I am grateful to be in this position. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance, Exercise Science from the University of Montana in 2016 and earned my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in May 2019. Through personal and professional experiences, my clinical interests and specialties include general orthopedic, oncology, neurological (especially Multiple Sclerosis), as well as outdoor recreation, tactical athletes, and sports rehabilitation. Some of my extended experiences include a clinical rotation at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital, certification in Functional Dry Needling, and training in Pilates. I enjoy anything outdoors, staying active, and spending time with my husband, family, friends, and dog, Tikka. I am passionate about how movement enhances one’s quality of life.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 

  • Functional Dry Needling Level 1 Certification

  • CoreAlign Level 1 Instructor Certification

  • Pilates Reformer Level 1 Instructor Certification

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Best of Missoula 2023 - Best Physical Therapist 2nd place

  • Clinical Director of Fit to Fight, July 2019-December 2021

Brenna McGuinness, DPT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

I am a fifth-generation Montanan, and I am excited to continue supporting the local community. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health, with a minor in Physiology, from the University of Wyoming in 2019. During my time there, I was a competitive collegiate cheerleader and an undergraduate research assistant in an exercise physiology lab, focusing on the interplay between exercise, elevation, and circadian rhythm. In 2021, I earned my Master of Science in Kinesiology, specializing in Biomechanics, with research centered on quadriceps post-ACL reconstruction, ACL graft choice, and shoulder labrum tears. During my Masters, I was also a member of the University’s Ranch Horse Team. I completed my Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Montana in 2024, where I was involved in various initiatives, including the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Breast Cancer event, Fit to Fight, DREAM adaptive sports, a collegiate strength and conditioning immersive internship, and attended the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. 

 

My clinical interests include orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, outdoor recreation athletes, pelvic/women’s health, and more. I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, backpacking, fishing, boating, and horseback riding, as well as spending quality time with family and friends.

MEET OUR LOCAL MASSAGE THERAPIST

Katie Hoppe, LMT

MASSAGE THERAPIST

I am a native Montanan from Belgrade, MT, with a passion for sports and a deep understanding of the physical demands athletes face. I have had my fair share of injuries and rehabs throughout my HS and College career, which is a big part of why I am where I am today. These experiences paired with an excellent athletic trainer to look up to, fueled my determination to pursue a career focused on sports medicine and rehabilitation.

During my high school years, I had the invaluable opportunity to shadow our Athletic Trainer, from whom I gained invaluable insights into injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation strategies. This exposure solidified my decision to pursue a path in sports medicine.

I enrolled in an exceptional Massage Therapy program in Williston, ND, where I earned my associate degree in applied science, specializing in Massage Therapy. Here, focusing my skills in Swedish and Sports Massage. Continuing my education, I pursued a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Dakota State University in Madison, SD. This comprehensive program deepened my understanding of human physiology, anatomy, and biomechanics. I am currently enrolled in the Masters in Athletic Training program here at the University of Montana. I am looking forward to joining the Range team and working with the community!

Meet Our Physical Therapist Aides

Physical Therapist Aid

Sarah Knutson

I’m originally from Union, Illinois and after graduation, I studied K-12 Physical and Health Education at Northern Illinois University...

I’m originally from Union, Illinois and after graduation, I studied K-12 Physical and Health Education at Northern Illinois University. I graduated with a B.S. in 2012. Curiosity and a desire to leave Illinois brought me to Gardiner, MT doing summer seasonal work on my breaks from college. Working on the edge of Yellowstone National Park led me to move to Missoula in January of 2013. I then became a part time teacher, coached basketball and found a position at The Runner’s Edge. This all ultimately helped me discover my passion for endurance sports. I started learning more about physical rehabilitation after what seemed like a small foot injury actually ended up sidelining me for a year. Going forward, I really enjoyed physical therapy for myself and understanding the importance of a consistent, slow recovery process. I enjoy being a part of the Range Physical Therapy team because I want to continue to help people stay or become healthy and active.

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Jade Gibby

I’m currently a pre-med student at the University of Montana. My goal is to one day become a Physician Assistant focusing on...

I’m currently a pre-med student at the University of Montana. My goal is to one day become a Physician Assistant focusing on trauma/critical care or anesthetics. I’m so excited to be working at Range Physical Therapy. I can’t wait to grow in such a wonderful community with Maddie and the rest of the crew. Thanks for making me apart of the team

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Emmy Sundby

I was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota, but I’ve decided to call Missoula home for now! I am a recent graduate of...

I was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota, but I’ve decided to call Missoula home for now! I am a recent graduate of University of Montana with a degree in Health and Human Performance. During my time at UM, I was involved in various groups on campus, but spent most of my time golfing for the Griz and working out. When I’m not on the golf course or in the gym, I enjoy fly fishing, skiing, camping, hiking with my pups, traveling, and reading.
With UM’s Physical Therapy School starting in August, I plan on filling my summer with enjoyable and relaxing days while continuing to learn more from Maddie! My time at Range has been an absolute blast and I hope to continue helping to expand + enhance this amazing business well into the future.

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