Staff

Kaci Monroe

Kaci Monroe PT, DPT, Cert SMT, Cert DN

Dr. Kaci Monroe received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Montana, in Missoula Montana. Kaci is the owner of River Bend Physical Therapy and Preventative Care, LLC. Dr. Monroe graduated from the University of Montana in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science and went on to get her doctotate in 2011. 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™.

Kaci lives in Bigfork with her husband Hasset and their two children Irelynn and Jamison. Dr. Monroe is thrilled to be located within the Montana Athletic Club and back in her hometown. 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

Carly Wolstein PT, DPT, Cert DN

Carly Wolstein is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a 2015 graduate of the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Health and Human Performance with an emphasis in Exercise Science and minor in Gerontology. Since graduation, Carly has obtained certification in LSVT Big Therapy, a rehabilitation program for patients with Parkinson's disease. She is also certified in Dry Needling from the Dry Needling Institute of the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.

Carly's professional interests include neurological rehabilitation, manual therapy, sports medicine, post-surgical rehabilitation, balance and fall prevention and geriatric care. As a Bigfork native, Carly considers herself fortunate to live and work in her hometown and is passionate about helping members of this community overcome physical limitations.

Rachell Kirk

Rachell Kirk PT, DPT, Cert DN

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.

Jackie Schaus

Jackie Schaus PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Jackie Schaus 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 Kinesiology from The University of Minnesota. She is certified in Dry Needling from the Dry Needling Institute of the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. She also completed a certification in LSVT Big Therapy, a rehabilitation program for Parkinson’s Disease. Her clinical interests include orthopedic care, sports medicine, neurologic rehabilitation and post operative care. Jackie is passionate about adaptive recreation and being an advocate for individuals with disabilities. Since 2015, she has volunteered with Dream Adaptive as a ski instructor and assists with bike clinics. She is also an active member of the Flathead Nordic Backcountry Patrol. Outside of the PT clinic you can find Jackie adventuring in the mountains of the Flathead Valley with her golden retriever. Her favorite activities include trail running, mountain biking and downhill skiing.

Andrew Whittaker

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.

Julie Scott PT, DPT, OCS

Julie Scott PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Julie Scott received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013 at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Prior to becoming a Physical Therapist, she received a Bachelors of Science in psychology at the University of North Dakota. She was awarded her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification in 2020 by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

Julie has worked in orthopedic and sports medicine clinics since receiving her PT degree with experience in a wide variety of diagnoses, but most enjoys working with lower extremity conditions and athletes of all levels.

She completed her level 2 Functional Dry Needling (FDN) certification through Kinetacore in 2018 and has been utilizing FDN as a part of her practice since 2016. Julie grew up participating in many athletics as well as riding horseback on her family's cattle ranch in North Dakota. Her experience with horses influenced her to pursue becoming a Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CERP) through the University of Tennessee. She is working to provide the same high level of PT to horses as she does to her human patients daily.