Kaci Monroe PT, DPT
Kaci Monroe is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and the owner of River Bend Physical Therapy and Preventative Care, LLC. Dr. Monroe graduated from the University of Montßana in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. In 2011, she received her doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy. She also holds a certification in Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Cert. SMT) from the Spinal Manipulation Institute, as well as a certification in Dry Needling (Cert. DN) from the Dry Needling Institute of the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.
A Bigfork native, Dr. Monroe is thrilled to be located within the Montana Athletic Club. Her main areas of interest include spine pain and dysfunction, chronic pain syndromes, headache relief, sports medicine, post-surgery rehabilitation, general fitness, and preventative care to promote the optimal health of each and every client. She is focused on getting the best possible results for each patient and looks forward to working with you.
Carly Wolstein PT, DPT
Carly Wolstein is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Bigfork native. Carly graduated from the University of Montana in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Performance with a emphasis in Exercise Science and minor in gerontology. In 2015, she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy. Since graduation, Carly has obtained certification for the LSVT Big therapy, a rehabilitation program for patients with Parkinson’s disease, and is also working on completing her certification in Dry Needling from the Dry Needling Institute of the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.
Carly’s professional interests include neurological rehabilitation, sports medicine, post-surgical rehabilitation, balance and fall prevention and geriatric care. Carly considers herself fortunate to live and work in her hometown and is passionate about helping members of this community overcome physical limitations.
Kristina Bieber PTA
Kristina Bieber is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at River Bend Physical Therapy and Preventative Care, LLC. She graduated from Flathead Valley Community College in 2013with a an associate of applied science degree. Kristina is passionate about patient care and is dedicated to getting patients back on their feet as quickly as possible. Kristina specializes in taping techniques and instrumental manual therapy. Her main areas of interest include post surgical rehabilitation, aquatic therapy, balance training and fall prevention, and general fitness goal that are tailored individually for each patient.
Kristina is happily married and has two wonderful daughters. Along with her family, she enjoys what the flathead valley has to offer such as fishing, camping, boating, snowmobiling and hunting.
Rachell Kirk PT, DPT
Rachell Kirk is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a 2016 graduate of the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Carroll College. She is certified in Dry Needling from the Dry Needling Institute of the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Her clinical interests include orthopedic care, balance and fall prevention, aquatic therapy, cardiovascular health and pediatrics. Rachell enjoys working with patients to develop an individualized treatment plan to optimize their movement and help them return to an active and healthy lifestyle.
Rachell grew up in Bismarck, ND, and has been enjoying her move to the Flathead Valley with her husband and their dog while they explore the area hiking, fishing, and camping.
Andrew Whittaker PTA
Andrew Whittaker is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at River Bend Physical Therapy. He is a native Bigfork High School graduate and graduated from Flathead Valley Community College in 2016 with an associate of applied science degree. Prior to finishing his degree at FVCC, Andrew attended the University of Montana and was part of the Athletic Training program. Andrew received great experience working with athletes and learned a plethora of taping techniques while in the Athletic Training program. Andrew specializes with post operative care, balance and fall prevention patients and athletes, of all kinds, who are looking to return to their respective sports or hobbies.
Joe Sikkema, PT, DPT
Joe grew up in the Toronto, Canada area, but moved to the U.S. to complete a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology at California State University, Fresno. He then received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda Medical University. He has worked predominately in outpatient orthopedics and his specialties include, TMJ dysfunction for head, neck and jaw pain, Neuromuscular Resetting in the Strain-Counter Strain Technique, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Level 1 USA Weight Lifting Performance Coach, as well as a certification in Dry Needling™ (Cert. DN™) from the Dry Needling Institute of the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy™