A Personal Approach

At Mission Valley Physical Therapy, our mission is to provide comprehensive and effective rehabilitation services with the emphasis on education and individualized care. Our practice is built on a solid foundation of caring about a client’s health and well-being. We provide a uniquely personal approach, establishing programs that are highly effective and motivating while achieving the best possible outcome.

Mission Valley Physical Therapy offers one hour sessions with one therapist. Treatment programs are tailored for each individual. We accept most insurances including Medicare and Medicaid.

The Mission Valley Physical Therapy clinic was opened in 2012 after an extensive remodel of a historic lumber mill office building in Polson. In this beautiful clinic we offer a uniquely healing atmosphere with the bonus of beautiful views of the Mission Mountains and Flathead Lake.

 
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Shannon Nunlist
Physical Therapist

Shannon has over 25 years experience working in private practice and outpatient orthopedic clinics treating a variety of injuries, dysfunctions and post-surgical conditions. In addition to general orthopedic care, Shannon specializes in the treatment of various women’s health issues such as incontinence, osteoporosis, and pelvic pain. A large part of her practice is devoted to working on balance and gait problems in older or neurologically impaired adults. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is an active member in the APTA’s Special Sections for Orthopedic and Sports, Women’s Health and Geriatrics Physical Therapy.

A native Montanan, Shannon received her degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in 1991 and has been living and working in Polson since 2000. Prior to a career in PT, Shannon earned degrees in Geology and Physical Geography. When she’s not helping her patients, Shannon spends time with her family hiking, backcountry, Nordic and alpine skiing, backpacking and exploring the great outdoors.

 

Debbie McGuinness
Physical Therapist

Debbie completed her PT degree from the University of Montana in 1991.  Her particular expertise includes orthopedic physical therapy and rehabilitation with a focus on education and body mechanics. Debbie is developing a hippotherapy program combining a love for horses with her zeal to cure. Hippotherapy is a therapeutic method that utilizes equine movement in the treatment of physical, occupational or speech and language treatment. In 2012, Debbie joined Shannon in opening Mission Valley Physical Therapy and has been happily working with clients since.

Debbie has multiple interests outside the clinic including horseback riding, weight training, skiing, and water sports. She possesses numerous instructor certifications in the areas of body building, skiing, windsurfing, horseback riding and gymnastics. She balances her time between helping her patients, participating in multiple sports and spending time with her family in Polson.

 

Kristina Bieber
Physical Therapist Assistant

Kristina Bieber is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at Mission Valley Physical Therapy.  A graduate from Flathead Valley Community College in 2013 with an associate of applied science degree, Kristina specializes in kinesiology taping techniques and instrumented manual therapy. Her main areas of focus include post surgical orthopedic rehabilitation, pediatric interventions and balance and fall prevention training.  She is RockTape™ certified in basic and performance functional movement techniques and she is passionate about patient care and is dedicated to getting patients back on their feet as quickly as possible.

Kristina is happily married and has two wonderful daughters. Along with her family, she enjoys everything that Montana has to offer such as fishing, camping, boating, snowmobiling and hunting.