Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Sports Injuries & Work Injury Rehabilitation, Trigger Point Dry Needling | Missoula, MT

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.

We provide a personalized treatment plan, private treatment rooms, and one-on-one care from start to finish. We take special interest in restoring proper movement patterns to prevent further/future injury and to obtain optimal strength, range of motion, and function. Our focus is on relieving your pain, preventing injury or re-injury, restoring and enhancing your function and mobility, as well as achieving your health, active lifestyle and therapy goals.

What we treat

  • Orthopedic Injuries ​​
  • Recreational Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work Injuries
  • Repetitive Use Injury or Pain
  • Injury From an Accident
  • Pre/ Post Surgical Strengthening

Our specialties

  • TMJ/Craniofacial Treatment​ ​​
  • ASTYM/IASTM Treatment
  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand rehabilitation by a certified hand specialist
  • ​Women's Health and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Strain/Counter-Strain techniques
  • Dry Needling

Dry Needling

Dry Needling (also referred to as Intramuscular Stimulation) uses thin solid filament needles to penetrate the skin, the goal is to create a local twitch response (LTR) in the muscle to cause a spontaneous contraction and relaxation of the muscle fibers.  This has been shown to normalize the mechanical, electrical and biochemical components of muscles with myofascial dysfunction.  Dry needling is different from Acupuncture, and is based on the western medicine understanding of neuroanatomy and the musculoskeletal system.   Dry needling is beneficial to many patients including those with entrapment syndromes (piriformis syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome etc.), sprain/strain injuries, tendinitis, chronic pain, chronic tension type headaches and compartment syndrome. Dawn Christian, Lauren Sokoloski, and Allison Molnar are all certified in Dry Needling. If you have questions about dry needling , be sure to contact us today.

Astym® Treatment

ASTYM® treatment is an evidence-based rehab program specifically designed to treat degenerative tendinopathies and scar tissue that can interfere with recover after surgery or injury. It stimulates the body to regenerate and heal, decreases pain, enhances mobility, and keeps patients active. ASTYM® therapy has proven effective in the treatment of lateral epicondylosis (tennis elbow), medial epicondylosis (golfer's elbow), carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fascitis, chronic ankle sprains, shin splints, and post-operative joint replacements, to name a few.  Both  Dawn Christian  and Lauren Sokoloski are ASTYM® certified. If you have questions about  ASTYM® , be sure to contact us today.