1132 E. POLSTON AVE. | POST FALLS, ID 83854 - 208.777.7800

370 E. KATHLEEN AVE. STE 500 | COEUR D'ALENE, ID 83815 - 208.292.1372

 
 
     

River City Physical Therapy - About Us 

River City Physical Therapy was established in 1995 with one fundamental, predominant theme- to provide the most professional, medically sound therapeutic care In Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene possible. That underlying theme is the foundation of our service today, and will always be the core of our excellent patient care.

River City Physical Therapy’s mission statement describes not only our commitment to excellence, but our understanding that each patient requires, indeed deserves, individual consideration and treatment, never losing sight of their comfort and needs in that process. We believe that the best patient care must be evidence based, and we strive to continually update our care methods consistent with the updates in the medical community.

Our endeavor is good health, and to that end, we promote, and encourage health practices that we trust will always be of value to our patients, as well as the community at large. To that end, we are proud to be a part of the local communities, with the privilege of serving Physical Therapy in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls as well as the surrounding area. We appreciate that opportunity profoundly, and strive never to lose sight of our "Commitment to Excellence."

 

 

 

DAVID HILLMAN - PT, MPT, OCS, COMT 

   

David formed River City Physical Therapy with Eric Verhaeghe in 1995. His main priority in his life is his Christian faith and belief in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He is actively involved in Real Life Ministries, Bible Study Fellowship, and his family. He is married to Cathy, one of the main blessings in his life. They have four boys: Michael, Matthew, Zachary, and Jonathan. He loves to coach his boys in football, basketball, wrestling, and baseball. He is a committed exercise enthusiast. He loves to lift weights, ride bikes, and play with his kids in the outdoors. David also participated in college football for five years, baseball for four years, and ran track for one season. He played in two national championship games in football, winning the title one time. He also played baseball in Japan with a collegiate team.

   

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Master of Physical Therapy, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA 1992.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 1989.
  • Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT), North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.
  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS)-- American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
  • He also has a comprehensive education in athletic training. He is actively involved in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Orthopedic section of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Idaho Physical Therapy Association (IPTA), and the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).

 

Nate Thoreson - PT, MSPT, OCS, COMT

   

Nate Thoreson is a Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Specialist and Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics in a dynamic and independently owned outpatient practice.

Born at a young age, lifelong learner and leaner, he connects four, takes roads less traveled, dances when no one watches, and loves in all caps. He is a chewer of straws, builder of bridges, encourages change lived, cookie dough eater survivor, fanner of faithful flames, and fierce advocate of the least, the last, and the lost."

   

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington.
  • Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist - North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties - Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic


Eric Verhaeghe - PT, OCS BIO

   

Eric has enjoyed practicing Physical Therapy for 25 years, and 20 years in Post Falls. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1990 and moved to Post Falls in 1995. He enjoys all the Inland Northwest has to offer be it fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, and just being outdoors. He has 3 grown children but cherishes time together as a family. He actively is involved in serving others in the community and church.

   

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science Physical Therapy, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
  • Bachelor of Science Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties - Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics



Michael Kim - DPT, CHT

   

Michael Kim immigrated to the United States in 1974 from South Korea. He grew up in Gresham, Oregon and enjoyed sports and the frequent camping trips to the Oregon coast. It was football and the relationship with the legendary head football coach, Frosty Westering, which brought him to Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. He met a physical therapist in the athletic training room while at PLU who inspired him to pursue a career in physical therapy after completing his bachelor’s degree in 1991.

Michael graduated with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 1994. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2006. In addition, Michael received his hand therapy certification in 1999.

Michael is blessed to have a wife, Amy, and three kids, Noah, Naomi, and Jacob and he enjoys coaching and playing sports such as football, basketball, and soccer with his kids. He is an active member at Faith Bible Church and enjoys biking, fly fishing, and camping with the family.

A certified hand therapist (CHT) is a clinician who has demonstrated advanced clinical skills and the highest of level of competency in upper extremity rehabilitation. His interests in hand therapy include treating challenging upper extremity tendonitis and conservative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. He is the only therapist in Spokane who is certified in Graston Technique® for soft tissue mobilization. The Graston Technique® incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.  

   

 


Scott Randklev - PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT,TPI CGFI-MP  

   

Scott joined River City Physical Therapy in January 2012. Prior to this he worked as a traveling physical therapist in outpatient clinics in New Hampshire and Texas. Scott is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist and Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor and Medical Professional. His other clinical interests include manual therapy, spine care, orthopedic rehabilitation, sports, complex regional pain syndrome/reflexive sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD) and treatment of vertigo. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Scott enjoys spending time with his wife Shelby, 2 sons (Cannon and Crew), and their two golden retrievers. Scott and his wife are avid supporters of the University of Idaho. He enjoys outdoor activities including golfing, fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping.

   

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science in Sport Science, University of Idaho 2008
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor 2010
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Idaho State University 2011
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Medical Professional 2012
  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties- Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist - North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy 2016​


Brett Johnson - P.T., M.S.P.T., P.R.C.

   

"We work with patients, not on them."

Having been a physical therapist since 1997, my journey has been driven by a strong desire for teaching patients and seeing them succeed. My background includes advanced training in manual therapy, therapeutic neuroscience, and Postural Restoration. Even with a box full of tools, therapy can only be effective when acknowledging every patient is different and responds in their own unique way. Thus the most powerful therapy is based on communication, teamwork, and fun. Yes, therapy should be fun. We work hard to take the "pain and torture" out of the physical therapy vocabulary and focus on making you feel better.

In my free time, I enjoy time with my wonderful wife and son. We enjoy all the adventures the great northwest has to offer ​such as mountain biking, boating, and skiing.  

   

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science - Northern Arizona University
  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy - Central Michigan University
  • Manual therapy training through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy
  • Functional Strength training through the Gray Institute
  • Postural Restoration Certified through the Postural Restoration Institute


Ben Wardell - P.T., D.P.T., CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

   

I was able to join the River City Physical Therapy team in September of 2016. Here I have been able to develop and grow in my relationship with Christ, as a therapist, and as a husband to my wife Sarah.

Growing up in a small town in South Dakota my parents taught me the importance of respect, hard work, and listening. Athletics were a big part of my life growing up. I was a three sport athlete in high school and played 5 seasons of division 2 college football at the University of Augustana. I graduated from the University Of Jamestown, North Dakota with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Keeping the energy high, having patients involved and engaged in the treatment, and getting excited about results are my goals. I strive to get people where they want to be by using functional exercise, hands on techniques and provide them with the education and knowledge to better themselves.

I am currently working towards my orthopedic and manual therapy certification to further my learning career.

My interests include Crossfit, fly fishing, hunting, snowboarding and backpacking. I also enjoy spending time with my lovely wife Sarah as we explore everything the Northwest has to offer. 

   

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Augustana 2011
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy - University of Jamestown 2016

 


Caitie Hepner - P.T., D.P.T.

   

Caitie joined River City Physical Therapy in April 2017. Born and raised in Post Falls, I’m truly excited to be back in “Idahome”. I attended the University of Idaho and received my BS of Exercise Science and Health in 2007. Upon graduating with my BS, I attended George Fox University to complete my Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Prior to beginning with RCPT, I worked as a home health physical therapist in Kootenai County and as an outpatient physical therapist in Tigard, OR. My clinical interests include fall prevention, orthopedics and sports. I have a strong yoga and Pilates background that I utilize along with manual therapy techniques and exercise to restore function and reduce pain. My husband and I, along with our fur babies, love exploring all Kootenai county has to offer. We are avid hikers, cyclists, ski, and can be found on the water with our dogs during the summer. There’s no better place to be than Coeur d’ Alene, where the mountains, rivers and lake all meet.

   

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors of Science, Physical Education, Exercise Science & Health, University of Idaho, 2011
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, George Fox University, 2016

  • OTAGO Certified (Geriatric Fall Screening/Prevention Program)
  • Mulligan Concept Certification (Introductory course)
  • NAIOMT Lumbopelvic Certification (Level 1 Lumbo-pelvic)

 


OUR PTA's

Blythe Amland
PTA

Dahlon Hess
PTA

Scott Rogers
PTA

Tiffany Korver
PTA

     

 

 

Alexa Ziegler
PTA

Ashley Magee
PTA

Jaclyn Deibel
PTA

Kathleen Hagmann
PTA

     

 

 

 

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RIVER CITY PHYSICAL THERAPY

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1132 E. POLSTON AVE.
POST FALLS, ID 83854
208.777.7800
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370 E. KATHLEEN AVE.
STE 500
COEUR D'ALENE, ID 83815
208.292.1372

 

 

     

1132 E. POLSTON AVE. | POST FALLS, ID 83854 - 208.777.7800
370 E. KATHLEEN AVE. STE 500 | COEUR D'ALENE, ID 83815 - 208.292.1372
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