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The Team

At Pinnacle Physical Therapy, our team provides the highest standard of care to our patients. Our team members come from top programs throughout the country and have received extensive training in their field. We work to address each patients' unique physical, psychological, emotional, and social issues due to aging, injury, or disease. Our goal is to help each patient achieve maximum physical function and quality of life!   

 

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Mark Bengtson

MPT - Owner

I have a self professed obsession with movement patterns and body biomechanics/pathomechanics and their influence on potential injuries and painful postural patterns in my patients. I like nothing more than to really identify and explain what causes people to be in pain by examining their core stability, postural balance/symmetry, respiratory function, and walking function. I then design custom integrated Physical Therapy programs that that are designed to improve patients’ ability to move without compensations or pain. This allows them to stay engaged in physical activity. I am motivated by patient successes (and smiling faces) and have a distinct love for Physical Therapy. My passion for helping people move better, feel better and participate in life more fully is why I started Pinnacle. On a personal level, I have 3 amazing and beautiful children that are my treasures and I love leading them to pursue life’s opportunities enthusiastically and to love others. I am also their biggest fan and enjoy watching them learn through rich experiences, navigate new life challenges and compete in sports.  I personally crave everything about the outdoors in North Idaho including mountain biking, fly fishing, snow skiing.

    

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Sharon O'Neill

PTA, RYT

I went to Flathead Valley Community College and studied Physical Therapy and am a 200-RYT (registered yoga teacher) from Camp Utopia Yoga in Colorado and Costa Rica. I've now been teaching yoga therapy for a year. My strongest skill set is a combination of physical therapy and yoga postures. I prefer to incorporate breath work into therapeutic exercises to encourage the nervous system to remain calm, which allows for more focused muscle isolation as well as reduced patient anxiety. I like to stay very active. I enjoy backpacking new countries, biking, hiking, yoga, quad riding, paddle boarding, jet skiing, and just exploring everything I can. I am married, and just moved to the area in May.

  

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DPT

Stefanie attended graduate school at Indiana University 2009, and received her undergraduate degree in BA Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University 1998. Prior to her interest in Physical Therapy, she served in the USAF and worked in the field of aviation. Stefanie enjoys working with post-surgical patients assisting them in returning to the activities they enjoy. She also enjoys seeing patients who come to therapy with pain or weakness, wanting to improve their health. Stefanie enjoys hobbies such as, spending time at the lake and enjoying the beauty of Northern Idaho.

 

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Mike Gotti

PT

I attended the college of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN and earned my Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. I have been a practicing PT for 17 years and like to work with a variety of clients and conditions, but especially enjoy working with vertigo and balance disorders. I love the outdoors and enjoy multiple activities including boating and fishing, hunting, mountain biking, hiking, and scuba diving. I am married to my lovely

wife Kristen. We are both lifetime residents of Minnesota and are excited to relocate to the Coeur d Alene area to enjoy the beauty of the area and the outdoor opportunities that await!

 

_DSC2851.JPGAmanda Miller
 
PTA, LMT
 
I attended Spokane Falls Community College and received an Associate of Applied Science in PTA, Inland Massage Institute and received a certificate in Medical Massage,Northern Arizona University and received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapist Assisting with an emphasis in Public Health and Disability Studies. I have now been treating patients for 13 years as a PTA, prior to that I worked as a PT Tech in Industrial Rehabilitation and then Medicare billing while attending PTA school. I enjoy working with complicated diagnosis however my gift is in treating neurological or orthopedic cases.  I am specialized in manual therapy, primarily a soft tissue mobilization approach.
I enjoy reading a good ole fashioned hard back book, mountain biking, camping and an occasional Netflix marathon.
I am married with two young adult children and our black lab Zeus (currently recovering from an ACL injury). 
 

Support Staff

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                     Liz                                       Anne                           Christine                              Jennifer                             Trevor                            Tyler    

        Office Manager           Billing Manager      Billing Assistant                 Lead PT Tech                   PT Tech                        PT Tech   

 

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              Jason                        Megan                        Kenny                                                                                                                                                                                        PT Tech               PF Front Desk      Marketing Director

Did You Know?

All of our therapists love spending time outdoors in North Idaho; hiking, biking, fishing whatever it is, you'll find them out there doing it!