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Physical Therapist and Founder Brad Sharples-Faucher

Brad graduated with his Master of Physical Therapy Degree from Idaho State University in 1997. He spent his first four years working at Kootenai Medical Center, in the Acute, Subacute, and Outpatient settings. Brad gained valuable experience treating multi-trauma, neurologic, orthopaedic, and post-surgical cases. Brad spent his next seven years working at a local outpatient physical therapy clinic in North Idaho. During that period, in 2006, while managing that clinic and seeing a full patient load, Brad earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Idaho State University. In 2008, Brad and Lee opened In Touch Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. In 2017, Brad celebrated twenty years as a physical therapist in North Idaho.

Brad has been married to his college sweetheart, Michelle, for over twenty-five years. He spends his free time with her, their daughter, Micah, son, Charles Daniel “CD”, and two rescue greyhounds, Fleaka and Carpet Lady. His weeks are usually packed with sports, cheering on Micah at swim meets, CD at baseball tournaments, or the entire family at triathlons. Brad also helps coach baseball and serves as a trainer to athletes for injury prevention, rehabilitation, and general strengthening through weight lifting, cross training, and conditioning.

Education:

  • Undergraduate
    • Bachelor of Science in Zoology - University of Idaho
  • Graduate
    • Master of Physical Therapy - Idaho State University
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy - Idaho State University

Professional Organizations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (Member since 1995)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (Member since 1999)

Professional Certifications:

  • Mulligan Concept
    • Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
    • Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)
  • Functional Movement Systems
    • Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
Physical Therapist and Founder Brad Sharples-Faucher

Lee graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2003 with both his Master and Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees. He has worked in a variety of settings from private practice to hospital and rehabilitation facilities consisting of orthopedic, post-surgical, sports medicine, pediatric and neuro patients. Lee worked in North Idaho at various outpatient physical therapy clinics, before he and Brad became business partners and founded In Touch Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in 2008.

Lee feels fortunate and blessed to help facilitate patient’s return to their normal lifestyle through his profession, along with the opportunity to continually educate and positively impact youth in the community through volunteer work. He has been an active community volunteer through numerous organizations of Spokane Americans Youth Hockey Association, Coeur d’ Alene Amateur Hockey Association, Northwest Premiere Baseball Club, Prairie Cardinals Baseball Club, Post Falls Little League and Post Falls Parks and Recreation.

Lee enjoys spending time with his wife, three boys, family and friends. He likes the outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, riding motorcycles and ATV’s, coaching, watching and playing most sports, particularly hockey.

Education:

  • Undergraduate
    • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy – University of North Dakota
  • Graduate
    • Master of Physical Therapy – University of North Dakota
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy – University of North Dakota

Professional Organizations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (Member since 2000)
  • USA Hockey Level 4 Coach

Professional Certifications:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
    • Certified Clinical Instructor (CCI)
  • Functional Movement Systems
    • Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
Physical Therapist Christine Fletcher

Chris graduated from the University of Idaho with her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education as a Collegiate Soccer Athlete. She went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Iowa. Chris’ passion for learning and expanding her skills as a physical therapist have led her to participate in an extensive number of continuing education courses, as well as completing numerous certifications and a post graduate orthopedic residency, making her our most credentialed therapist.

Education:

  • Undergraduate
    • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education - University of Idaho
  • Graduate
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy - University of Iowa

Professional Organizations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (Member since 2004)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (Member since 2017)

Professional Certifications:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
    • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
    • Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine
    • Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist (MMACS)
  • Functional Movement Systems
    • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • Kinesio University
    • Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner (CKTP)
Physical Therapist Stacey Turk

Stacey graduated from Oklahoma Panhandle State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Eastern Washington University. Stacey gained extensive experience working in a number of different therapy clinics in Washington and Idaho, covering for therapists on leave.

Stacey takes great pleasure in spending time with her husband and their four children, helping out at their school and sporting activities. Additionally, she enjoys camping, rodeos, outdoor activities, and visiting her extended family.

Education:

  • Undergraduate
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Oklahoma Panhandle State University
  • Graduate
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Eastern Washington University
Physical Therapist Myriah Tollett

Myriah graduated from the University of Montana with both her Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance and her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree. Myriah has experience providing care for patients with various neurological and orthopedic injuries. Prior to joining our team, she provided inpatient physical therapy at the prominent St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Spokane. With her passion for neurologic rehabilitation, Myriah is excited to bring her skill set our clinic.

Myriah enjoys spending time with her family and participating in numerous outdoor activities including hiking, rock climbing, fishing, snowboarding, and camping.

Education:

  • Undergraduate
    • Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance - University of Montana
  • Graduate
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy – University of Montana

Professional Certifications:

  • LSVT BIG – Specialized Parkinson’s Treatment Certification

Physical Therapist Alison Burns

Alison graduated from Minot State University with her Bachelor of Science in Corporate Fitness and concentrations in Biology and Health and Wellness. She went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of North Dakota.

Alison takes great pleasure in being a newlywed and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Originally from Bozeman, Montana, Alison has been raised an avid hunter, “outdoors-woman”, who loves to camp, fish, hike, and ride four-wheelers and snowmobiles. She has been involved in sports her entire life, growing up playing softball, men’s and women’s hockey, and volleyball. Alison considers herself fortunate to have been able to continue to participate in athletics in college for both softball and hockey.

“I am looking forward to getting to know the local community and wonderful people I have the opportunity to serve in Idaho. I love working with patients of all ages and both orthopedic and neurological injuries or diagnoses. I have a passion for learning and improving my skills as a physical therapist and will be pursuing continuing education / certifications to enhance my practice and further benefit my patients.”

Education:

  • Undergraduate
    • Bachelor of Science in Corporate Fitness - Minot State University
        -Concentrations in Biology and Health and Wellness
  • Graduate
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy - University of North Dakota

Professional Organizations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (Member since 2015)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists (Member since 2017)

Professional Certifications:

  • YogaFit® Level I Certified
Physical Therapist Janelle Acheson

Janelle graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology, followed by her Doctoral of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Jamestown. Prior to joining our team, Janelle provided a variety of physical therapy services in North Dakota and Wyoming as a traveling physical therapist.

Orininally from Coeur d' Alene, Janelle has been involved in 4-H and Special Olympics. She enjoys snowboarding, hiking, camping, horse back riding, and playing basketball. 

Education:

  • Undergraduate
    • Bachelor of Science inExercise Physiology- Boise State University
  • Graduate
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy - University of Jamestown

Professional Certifications:

  • Klose Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)
  • Mulligan Concept- Lower Quarter Course Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapy Techniques
  • Advanced Spinal Manual Therapy Certification 
Physical Therapist Valda Vitolins

Valda graduated from the University of Redlands with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and went on to earn her Masters of Physical Therapy through the University of Southern California.

Originally from Idaho, Valda returned to the area after completing her education to be closer to her mother and appreciate all the area has to offer her with her husband and two boys. Valda enjoys snow skiing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, swimming, running, and biking, but mostly loves watching her sons play sports, particularly hockey.
 

Education:

  • Undergraduate
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - University of Redlands
        -Concentrations in Biology and Health and Wellness
  • Graduate
    • Master of Physical Therapy - University of Southern California

Professional Organizations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association Credentialed Clinical Instructor (CCI)
  • Optimal Dry Needling Solutions (ODNS) in partnership with the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM)
    • Dry Needling Level I
Physical Therapist Thomas Collins

Tom worked for a number of years in the general workforce, including management positions. Desiring something more, Tom explored the field of physical therapy, first volunteering at In Touch Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, then working as an Aide. After returning to school to complete prerequisite work, he was accepted into a Physical Therapist Assistant Program. Years of hard work paid off when Tom graduated from Spokane Falls Community College with his Associate Degree in Applied Science / Physical Therapist Assistant. Tom is also a Certified Reiki Master under the Usui System of Hands on Healing.

Tom has been a martial arts instructor for over fifteen years with over twenty-two years of experience. He currently owns and runs his own dojo and has earned his 4th Degree Black Belt in Aikido and 5th Degree Black Belt in Trecehampas Arnis / Sikaran Mataw Guro / Mataw Guro Association. Tom enjoys skiing, watersports, softball, volleyball and spending time with his wife and children.

Education:

  • Undergraduate
    • Associate Degree in Applied Science / Physical Therapist Assistant - Spokane Falls Community College

Professional Certifications:

  • Usui System of Hands on Healing
       -Certified Reiki Master

Megan graduated for Washington State University with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She went on to earn her Associate Degree in Applied Science / Physical Therapist Assistant from Spokane Falls Community College.

Megan is extremely active in the community volunteering for Meals on Wheels during the holidays, Blessings Under the Bridge on Wednesday nights, when she is able. Megan loves to be outside playing ultimate frisbee, disc golf, hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, and participating in half marathons, 10K’s, and triathlons.

Education:

  • Undergraduate
    • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Washington State University
    • Associate Degree in Applied Science / Physical Therapist Assistant - Spokane Falls Community College
Professional Certifications:
  • Klose Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)