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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 were looking at a map of Montana in which the the word “Range” popped out at us. Our clinic’s name, slogan, and logo were created with both Montana and physical therapy and wellness related meanings: bison range, mountain range, range of motion, strength, function, abilities… everything! We uphold our slogan to, “Expand your range. Enhance your life.” We cannot wait to be your local physical therapy + wellness clinic of choice in Missoula, MT! Range PT is owned by a fifth-generation Missoula, MT business owner and founded on a passion to maximize our community's movement capabilities and health.

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MEET OUR LOCAL PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

Kolin Hunton, DPT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

I am a fourth-generation Montanan and Missoula native, and am honored to serve the people in the community that raised me. I am a husband and father of two children, Owen and Holland. I graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science in 2016 and worked as a physical therapy aide for about three years before returning to UM to earn my Doctorate of Physical Therapy. My passion for physical therapy stems from my fascination with the human body and how the optimization of movement and function can lead to improved health outcomes and well-being. I enjoy working with patients of all ages, and have had a wide breadth of exposure during my time in PT school. These experiences included outpatient orthopedics, pre-surgical and post-surgical rehabilitation, return to sport, neurological rehabilitation, chronic pain, concussion, and vestibular rehabilitation. I truly enjoy working in all of these areas of physical therapy and the unique challenges that accompany each condition. Outside of work I enjoy playing basketball, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, camping, and hiking with my family. I enjoy working with the people of Missoula to optimize their health and wellness and get them back to expanding their range.

Maddie Small, DPT

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 and sports rehabilitation. Some of my extended experiences include a clinical rotation at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital, certification in Functional Dry Needling in 2021, and training in Pilates. I enjoy anything outdoors, staying active, and spending time with my 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

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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Physical Therapist Aid

Niko Dearborn

I am currently working towards a degree in Human Biology at the University of Montana. I’m so grateful to be a part of Range...

I am currently working towards a degree in Human Biology at the University of Montana. I’m so grateful to be a part of Range Physical Therapy. Maddie and the team have created such a welcoming, improvement-focused environment for patients, employees, and the community. Apart from work and school, I spend my time exploring Montana, training Jiu Jitsu, and cooking. 

PHYSICAL THERAPIST AIDE

Physical Therapist Aid

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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Expand your range. Enhance your life.

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