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Paul Thormahlen, PT, ATC

Paul Thormahlen, PT, ATC

Physical Therapist
Athletic Trainer, Certified

Paul has 19+ years experience as a physical therapist in Missoula and joined the team at Peak Performance Physical Therapy in 2018. He is a compassionate physical therapist with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong career in evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Throughout his practice, he has worked directly with numerous health care providers to develop a high level of clinical reasoning to improve functional outcomes for diverse patient population. He has extensive experience in working with joint replacement rehabilitation, hip pain (Femoroacetabular Impingement), wrist and hand therapy, knee and shoulder injuries/surgeries and foot/ankle injuries.

Education:
Master of Science/Physical Therapy: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center: Denver, CO. 1998
Bachelor of Science/Biology, Minor/Athletic Training: Northern State University: Aberdeen, SD. 1996

License/Certifications:
Montana Licensed Physical Therapist: 1998
Certified Athletic Trainer: 1996
BLS/CPR certified

Continuing Education:
35+ courses/seminars accumulating over 500 continuing education hours. Including:
Astym, Splinting Hand Wrist and Elbow, The Biomechanics of the Cyclist, Advanced Concepts in Evaluation and Treatment of Knee and Shoulder, Joint Arthroplasty (replacement) Surgical Management, Running Injuries and ImPACT: Post-concussion training.

Presentations:
Lolo Little League: Throwing Mechanics
Missoula Little League: Throwing Mechanics
Avalanche Softball: Shoulder Injury Preventions
Montana Coaches Association clinic: the Overhead Athlete
Big Sky Sports Medicine Conference: Scapular Dyskinesis
Athlete Screening/Program Development for Taekwondo Athletes

I really enjoy being part of Peak Performance Physical Therapy and having the opportunity to work with so many amazing people in our community. Outside of physical therapy, I enjoy many of the same activities as most Missoulians: snow skiing, water skiing, fishing and cycling. I spend much of my time taking my kids on Montana adventures that I recall from growing up in this amazing state.