About Our Clinic

Committed to ​one-on-one care

Big Sky Physical Therapy provides rehabilitation that promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, and treatment. We provide care for orthopedic, work, sports and recreational injuries resulting from accidents and/or repetitive use. At Big Sky Physical Therapy, we're committed to one-on-one care. Each patient is treated individually by a licensed physical therapist in a private treatment room as well as in our clinic gym.

Dawn Christian established Big Sky Physical Therapy in 2009 after practicing as a clinician in the community for 14 years. She was motivated to do so by her desire to provide quality care and spend the time that is needed with each patient. Therapists at Big Sky Physical Therapy are highly trained licensed physical therapists who provide professional, compassionate, and individualized care for their patients. We have created a lasting foundation that has grown to offer specialties in certain areas.

​Big Sky Physical Therapy is dedicated to provide personalized, compassionate and quality care for individuals. Our mission is to provide each patient with physical rehabilitation to help them achieve their functional and recreational goals.

​Meet Our Staff

THERAPISTS

Dawn Christian, PT, DPT, CHT

Dawn Christian, PT, DPT, CHT

Dawn has practiced as a licensed physical therapist in Missoula since 1995. She specializes in upper extremity rehabilitation (shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand). Dawn is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and the American College of Sports Medicine. To stay current with advances in the profession, Dawn earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011. Outside of work, Dawn enjoys outdoor recreational activities of all kinds including running, skiing, cycling, and hiking as well as spending time with family.

  • Bachelors of Science in Occupational Health; 1992
  • Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy; 1995
  • American College of Sports Medicine Certification; 1996
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy; 2011
  • Certified ASTYM Provider; 2013
  • Certified Hand Therapist; 2013
  • Functional Movement Screen Certified; 2015
  • Dry Needling/Intramuscular Stimulation Certified; 2016

Lauren Sokoloski, DPT

Lauren Sokoloski, DPT

Lauren graduated from the University of Montana as a University Scholar with a Bachelors of Arts in Human Biological Sciences. She was part of the U of M soccer team for three years. Lauren attended the University of Montana school of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) and was awarded the Nora Staael Evert Scholarship Award for outstanding leadership qualities. During clinical affiliations she studied under some of the professions leading physical therapists, including an American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) Fellow, in a variety of settings including orthopedics, sports medicine, aquatic therapy, neuro rehabilitation and oncology. Lauren specializes in the evaluation and treatment of TMJ/TMD related issues. She is passionate about physical therapy’s ability to restore, promote and maintain patients optimal function, wellness and quality of life. In her free time Lauren enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, running, soccer, rafting, and any activities outdoors where she can take advantage of the beauty of Montana.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Human biological sciences; 2012
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy; 2015
  • ​Craniofacial Certification (TMJ Treatment); 2015
  • ​Certified ASTYM Provider; 2016
  • ​Dry Needling/Intramuscular Stimulation Certified; 2016

Allison Molnar, DPT

Allison Molnar, DPT

Allie is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, who moved west to the mountains of Montana to pursue education, adventure, and love. She graduated from the University of Montana in 2016 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has experience treating patients of all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Allie’s treatment style is exercise-based, and she emphasizes interventions that patients can continue independently for lasting benefits. Allie has special interests in orthopedics and the prevention and treatment of overuse injuries, specifically the foot, ankle, spine, and knee. She also focuses on fall prevention/recovery through balance training and strengthening. She is currently pursuing certification in treatment of women’s health issues such as pelvic pain and incontinence. In her free time Allie enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, bike touring, running, and traveling.

  • Bachelor in Applied Health Science; 2008
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy; 2016
  • Dry Needling Certified; 2017

OFFICE COORDINATOR

Jenna Monaco

Jenna Monaco

Jenna is Big Sky Physical Therapy's Office Manager. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a major concentration in Human Relationships from the University of Montana. Jenna loves to run in her free time. She is very family oriented, loves spending time with her husband, and being a mother to their two boys.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies; 2007