Physical therapy in Riverton, Wyoming
Our licensed Physical Therapists in Riverton spend one-on-one time with patients, evaluating their condition, discussing treatment options, and delivering effective, evidence-based treatments. They have advanced training and are certified in a wide range of specialties, including hand therapy, women's health, vestibular and balance issues, wound care and aquatic therapy.In our nearly 20 year history, we have acquired a distinguished reputation among patients and physicians for consistently delivering high quality care and treatments. Our goal is to help our patients to find immediate pain relief and then chart a course that will get them back to their normal lifestyle as quickly as possible.
Patients can consult the professionals at Fremont Therapy Group with the confidence they are reaching out to experienced and empathetic physical therapists who can help them.
Address: 2002 W. Sunset Drive #1 Riverton, WY, 82501
Phone: (307) 856-7021
The Riverton clinic is a 7,000 square foot facility with a heated therapy pool, 5 private treatment rooms and a large gym facility with state-of-the art therapy equipment. Our therapy pool is maintained at a comfortable 94 degrees and includes an underwater treadmill.
Mitch Johnson - PT, MPT, CHT Clinic Director/Owner
Mitch has been with Fremont Therapy Group, LLC since May 2007, and sees patients in the Lander and Riverton clinics. He has more than a decade of clinical experience in orthopedic physical therapy, and has a special interest in working with patients whose upper extremities have been affected by an accident, trauma, or disease. In 2011, Mitch achieved his Certified Hand Therapy certification by the nationally recognized Hand Therapy Certification Commission. As a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), he specializes in treatment of the upper extremity and has achieved the highest level of competency in the profession. Through continual education and training, Mitch remains knowledgeable about preventive care, current surgical techniques, post-surgery therapy programs, and fabrication of custom splints.
Mitch earned his Master Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah and his Bachelor of Science Degree in 2000 from Brigham Young University in Exercise Science.
Mitch married Lander native, Jillyn Johnstone in 2005. They live in Lander with their three beautiful young daughters and are active in caring for their backyard chickens, exploring Sinks Canyon and serving the community through their church.
Whittney Gomendi-Smith - PT, DPT
Whittney joined Fremont Therapy Group after completing her doctorate in physical therapy. She was inspired to pursue a career in physical therapy because it combined her two biggest passions in life: sports and helping others reach their potential. Whitney’s skill, dedication, and compassion inspire her patients to meet their personal goals and get back to life’s activities following surgery or an injury. She enjoys working in diverse areas of physical therapy and has special interests in sports medicine, manual therapy, and women’s health.
Whittney earned her doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota. She also studied at the University of Wyoming, played volleyball at Central Wyoming College and is a Wind River High School graduate.
Whittney enjoys being active outside of her work and loves to travel and spend time with her family.
Kati Quayle - PT, DPT, CLT
Kati pursued a career in physical therapy to fulfill her love for helping people return to doing the things they love most and live life to the fullest. She strongly believes in developing personalized treatment plans that put her patients first and make their goals a priority. Kati was born and raised in Riverton, and enjoys working in our diverse rural community because it allows her to utilize and enhance all aspects of her physical therapy skills. Kati has special interest in a variety of specialty skills, including dry needling, lymphedema management, sports rehabilitation and geriatric therapy.
Kati received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah and her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science Studies from Boise State University. She played volleyball, basketball, and soccer at Riverton High School and continued her basketball career at Western Wyoming College.
Kati continues to be active in sports, and enjoys running, hiking, and the outdoors. She is passionate about traveling and loves to spend time with her family and friends.
Justin Willis - PT, DPT, ATC, CMTPT
Justin has always had an interest in the human body and the body’s incredible ability to function and adapt in varied conditions. This fascination with anatomy combined with a love of exercise and athletic activity inspired Justin to pursue a career in physical therapy. One of Justin’s favorite parts of physical therapy is the wide range of injuries and cases that he gets to see, but he has a particular interest in manual therapy, treatment of the spine, and sports medicine. Justin strives to create a personalized, research driven plan of care for each patient. His aim is to make sure each plan meets each individual’s needs and personal goals. Justin holds advanced certification in dry needling.
Justin received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Idaho State University, and his Bachelors in Athletic Training from Brigham Young University.
In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Justin particularly loves spending time in the outdoors hiking, barbequing, and staying active.
Katelin Tucker – PT, DPT, Cert. MDT
Katelin graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012 from the University of North Dakota. In 2016, she earned her certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), aka the McKenzie Method. MDT is one of the most commonly used treatment approaches around the world. Katelin believes this method is reliable and well-researched assessment for all musculoskeletal issues (back, neck, extremities as well as related issues). It is an exercise-based treatment approach that focuses on specific exercises for what the patient is demonstrating. She has seen significant improvement in outcomes with patients since she began using the MDT approach.
Katelin was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN and spent 6 years in North Dakota attending grad school. Katelin began working at an outpatient clinic in Minneapolis for a large healthcare system before moving to Wyoming in 2017. She has treated all types of patients, with a focus on spinal injuries and rehabilitating athletes.
Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their three dogs. She also enjoys traveling and outdoor activities.
Todd Comstock - PTA, CFCE, BA
Todd joined Fremont Therapy Group in August 2017, after spending 21 years in Big Piney, Wyoming, where he provided physical therapy to patients in Big Piney, Marbleton, Pinedale, and LaBarge in out-patient, school, and home environments. His main locale, however, was the Proactive clinic in Marbleton (Big Piney) which he managed for the majority of his years in the community. Working in these small, rural towns, he brings with him experience working with patients of all ages across a broad spectrum of clinical environments. He particularly enjoys working in orthopedics and has advanced training in orthopedic manual therapy. Being a member of communities based almost solely on the oil and gas industries, he is also certified in Functional Capacity Evaluations for those re-entering the work force following injury.
Todd earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado in 1995 and his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Central Wyoming College in 1999.
Todd, along with his wife, Kari, and their three children: Emma, Grace, and Oliver, resides in Lander. When he isn't working, you will find him enjoying time with his family, fly-fishing, skiing, hiking/backpacking, or playing tennis.
Adam Simon - LAT/ATC
Adam assists patients with their rehabilitation and enjoys seeing them achieve their goals and return to doing what they love. As an athletic trainer, he is able to help get athletes back on the field after an injury. During his time at Weber State, he worked with Division I Football, Basketball and Volleyball, as well as high school athletics programs. He has a passion for preventing injuries and helping injured athletes return to doing what they love. Not only do the students get help in the clinic, but he is also right there with them on the field when they're safe to return to play.
He also works with them to prevent ACL injuries using his Sportsmetrics certification. The Sportsmetrics program not only helps prevent injury, but improves athlete’s performance. Adam hosts programs for teams and specific groups and teaches athletic training classes to high school students in Fremont County. Adam graduated from Weber State University in Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training.
During his time off, Adam loves spending time with his family, playing sports, hunting, fishing and camping.
Cassey Lynn - Physical Therapy Tech
Cassey Lynn is a Physical Therapy Technician in the Riverton clinic. Patients love her kind manner as she assists with their prescribed care. In the clinic you will find Cassey helping patients with their rehabilitation, ensuring their time is comfortable and productive. She also takes pride in maintaining clinic supplies and equipment.
Cassey was born and raised in Hendersonville, TN. She earned her Bachelor Degree of Exercise Physiology from East Tennessee State University and has several years experience as a Physical Therapy Technician. She is certified by RockTape in Functional Movement Tape for both performance and basic function.
She and her husband Henry are recent Riverton transplants from Jacksonville, NC. They are excited to begin exploring the natural wonders of Wyoming and are proud to now call the wild west home.
Darce Watson - Riverton Patient Care Coordinator
Darce is the administrative lead for the Riverton office.
She is a people-person, so she enjoys greeting patients and guests as they come in the door. Darce works along side the business manager to ensure a smooth billing process and assists patients with scheduling their therapy appointments.
She also brings over a decade of experience working with the public and strong organization skills.
Darce and her husband Dan, both Riverton natives, raised their three children, Derek, Tyler and Taren in the community, and they continue to enjoy a growing number of grandchildren in the area. Darce enjoys the outdoors, including four-wheeling and water sports, especially when it involves extended family.