I am immensely grateful for finding Dawn Christian at Big Sky Physical Therapy through a search for a certified hand therapist in Missoula. Having both Lymphedema in my right arm and a locked wrist from an injury. I feared trying new therapies but had such a limited range of motion and an atrophying arm, so I reached out to Dawn for help. Dawn's extensive and holistic knowledge of the body and how it works is the best I have experienced. At my first appointment, she expressed confidence in being able to regain significant range of motion. She believed the ASTYM therapy would improve blood flow and lymphatic flow, and she was absolutely right. Regenerating the tissue and increasing the flows through a variety of techniques and exercises have been instrumental to regaining functionality in my wrist that I thought was gone forever. Thank you Dawn for improving the quality of my life on so many levels with your healing hands!
I am so thankful for my time working with Dawn. When I came in, at first, I believed my right arm would never feel the same or work 100% ever. Dawn's methodical, knowledgeable approach, teaching me exercises & evaluating them, and relieving pain was wonderful. I have use of my arm again and tools and knowledge to keep it that way. PLUS, Dawn is just a lovely person who I looked forward to visiting with.
Dawn & Lauren were absolutely awesome! What great care, engagement and concern they had for me. Not only the compassionate care, but the results were phenomenal.
PT is essential to rehabbing and strengthening your core postpartum. It not only strengthened my core, but also alleviated my back pain. I totally recommend it to all postpartum women, especially after a cesarean.
I just wanted to thank you and everyone else at Bigsky Physical Therapy for all your help! Without you guys, I wouldn't have been able to heal up nearly as quickly and get back into the game as soon. I had set my goal to be ready to play by the tournament in Butte and with your help I was able to achieve that! I scored a personal record of 5 goals in one game so I guess I really am back and better than ever. Once again, thank you so much for your help in getting me back on my feet, it really means the world to me.
Theirs is a whole body approach. They don't just target the affected area, but all muscles and joints radiating from it. They consider the patient as an integral part of the healing and if you do your homework - take responsibility for your recovery - you will have great results!
I can always count on Dawn and all of Big Sky P.T. to get back on my feet in the best shape possible. They take great care to understand each person's limits and capabilities with their extensive knowledge and training. I would recommend Big Sky P.T. to everyone as they are all very intelligent with fun and uplifting personalities.
Dawn is a wonderful, thoughtful, thorough, and results oriented physical therapist. I would choose her again and again.
Dawn was wonderful. She gave me exercises that have helped relieve my pain without having surgery. Very friendly and kind.
Perfect. Dawn is so knowledgeable and thorough. Keeps records of performance for treatment evaluation. (This may seem like a no brainer, but some don't do this.) Excellent treatment and such a nice person!
Both Dawn and Lauren helped my various problems! Lauren treated me for TMJ successfully through massage and exercises for home. Dawn made a wonderful splint for my finger and stayed late one afternoon to assess a problem with my finger.
Both me and my husband went there and we both recommend it highly. Its the best experience I have ever had with PT. I actually felt that I get to go to PT rather than I have to go to PT. If I have to go to PT again I will go back! I really felt that they listened to me and adjusted my PT to me each day! They are awesome women!
I had an awesome experience @ Big Sky PT. Dawn Christian was great. I really never thought my pulled muscle could have been fixed, but my arm is back to normal. Dawn also had a great technique and utilized ASTYM that relieved my RA as well. Cannot say enough about them.
I experienced noise, jaw pain, headaches / earaches, and restricted motion in eating; and talking at length was tiresome.
After eliminating any primary dental causes, I sought TMD treatment through Lauren. I was so happy and relieved to experience noticeable improvement rather quickly, and complete restoration of my jaw function over time. Food I had avoided for over a year - I am now enjoying again!
I appreciated Lauren's knowledge, professionalism, and pleasant personality. Her explanations are always clear, and she has optional treatment approaches if i wasn't responsive to one. She educated me and made me aware of habits that aggravated my condition. She also provided progress reports to my dentist.
I have confidence in all the therapists and staff at Big Sky PT and wont hesitate to seek their services whenever i need their expertise in the future.
This was the 2nd time I used Big Sky for PT. I had such a good experience the 1st time that I came back. The location to my work was also a plus. Lauren was great to work with and provided me with exercises that I could do at home. Jenna is a wonderful face for the front . Always greeted me with a smile and asked how I was doing. You have a wonderful staff.
Very knowledgeable and professional, I would recommend them to everyone.
DAWN AND LAUREN PROVIDE EXCELLENT PROFESSIONAL TREATMENT COUPLED WITH A CARING AND RELAXED ENVIRONMENT. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM!
I have had two experiences. One was for my jaw that seized up after a very long dentist appointment and the other was for low back pain which had been going on for over a year. In both cases I was very pleased with the service provided. The lower back pain sessions were especially productive. After 9-10 sessions i now have no back pain and my step is lighter and I feel great! Thank you so much Lauren!
Dawn was great. I had a great time coming in and meeting the friendly staff at BSPT. This office does great with working around busy schedules. I would highly recommend this company to anybody in the market for a physical therapist!
Great Therapist. Lovely Facility. Friendly Staff.
Lauren is a wonderful physical therapist. She was very thorough in her diagnosis of my problem. She continually refined her solutions as treatment unfolded. Lauren has a gift for explaining how bodies work, which helps at home exercises more useful. Lauren is supportive, caring and fun. It is a pleasure to work with her.
I loved it! My therapist Lauren was very kind to me. Because of Big Sky Physical Therapy I can open my jaw without panicking because it is out of place. Thank you sooooo much.
I was comfortable 100% of the time.
DAWN AND LAUREN PROVIDE EXCELLENT PROFESSIONAL TREATMENT COUPLED WITH A CARING AND RELAXED ENVIRONMENT. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM!
The treatment I received was done with not only knowledge and respect but with warm friendship and encouragement. The home exercises were always given clearly and I found the printed out exercise directions very helpful. I am encouraged by how much use I have regained in my wrist and continue to do so. I want to take this opportunity to personally thank Dawn for her expertise, care and commitment to my recovery.
I saw Lauren and my experience at Big Sky Physical Therapy was excellent!
No trouble getting appointment times. Nice physical atmosphere. Professional, yet personable too. Uses variety of techniques. Gives "at home tools" to maintain improvements.
When our daughter , who is a high level competitive swimmer, started having shoulder problems at the beginning of this season, it was devastating for her. Staying out of the pool was not an option for her but limiting arm usage during practice, icing, and NSAIDSs, suggested by the orthopedic surgeon, were not helping much at all. It wasn't until we went to Big Sky PT that she began the road to recovery. Dawn and Lauren did a fabulous job of initially pinpointing the muscle and flexibility weaknesses that were causing her repetitive use shoulder problems and sculpted an exercise program for the gym, as well as for at home, to address it, all while keeping our daughter in the pool. Working with Lauren, she went in 3 months from almost not being able to use her arms without significant pain, to completely pain free in even the most strenuous swim workouts and races. Just as important, though, Lauren explained to her why she developed the problem and what she needed to change and do as part of her dryland training to prevent future shoulder problems. She now feels stronger than ever and it is showing in her swimming. Thank you Big Sky PT!
The in-office treatments offered relief for my hand/wrist pain while Dawn gave me the incentive to be diligent in my home exercises through her extensive knowledge and warm caring attitude.
The other staff members exhibited this same caring attitude. Thanks to all of you!
I requested that my doctor prescribe Dawn to be my Physical Therapist after an automobile accident left me with 13 broken ribs, a pelvis broken in 4 places, a lung that had collapsed, skin graph surgery on my ankle and a significant concussion that left me with painful whiplash. My husband and I had already experienced Dawn's practice, she is intuitive, and we truly felt she cared when she worked with my husband after he crushed his finger at work a few years ago. Dawn takes extra care to make sure the most is made of each visit, and that we understand what and why things should be done. I was in a wheelchair that first appointment late August when we got home from Harbor View Medical Center, in Seattle WA. Dawn assessed all I needed to work on and we got started that very day. In 8 weeks I was walking without the use of a cane, by Christmas I was released, my full stride back and no limp. I was/am, completely free of neck and shoulder pain!! My recovery was swift. Dawn explained along the way, what was happening and what I should expect as my body healed, so I could work 'with' it. Much time was spent on releasing surgical scarring and fascial tissues. I was healed and released in what my doctor reports "record time", there is no obvious sign I was in an accident. Therapy was a pleasant and enlightening experience that I looked forward to each week. The women on staff there are not only exceptionally skilled, but personally acquainted with each patient. Thank you friends, at Big Sky Physical Therapy!
Overall the experience I had and the help I received was excellent. I am glad that I was referred to Big Sky PT. The experience with Lauren was excellent. I also compliment Ashton on her professionalism.
After 5 months of sciatic pain (daily pain level of 6-8) I saw Lauren in December. After 4 visits I experienced 80-90% reduction in pain. I continue to do the daily recommended exercises at home and now have 0-1 pain some days. Thanks Lauren. You know your stuff.
This is a kind and caring therapy by therapists who are especially competent. Willingness to listen carefully to my situations and to make room in their schedules to fit me in when I was having pain. Excellent and personable office staff. Ashton is a wonderful "face" for this fine practice.
I was seriously burned on my right side of my body. My right arm range of motion was impaired. Dawn Christian worked on the arm and burned chest and I now have range of motion with my arm and improved burn areas. The care given at "Big Sky Therapy" is outstanding.
I was seen by Lauren and it was excellent. Hamstring therapy enabled me to play hockey and start exercising again. I will be back for work on my right shoulder. Thanks.
Staff- Ashton, Lauren and Dawn are very welcoming and friendly. Dawn, my PT was professional, personable, listened to my needs, fears and concerns. She was gentle, and explained things and exercises well. Was a good coach, expected me to do my part of doing PT stretches and exercises at home and praised me for it. Dawn was very understanding with the stresses, pain, and financial concerns I had. I have come a long way with her help and would highly recommend Big Sky PT!! Thanks you guys! :)
I was in a lot of pain in the shoulder due to a rotator cuff tear- Lauren treated me and what a great, talented person she is. I could hardly use it, and I was supposed to have surgery, but she treated me so well, I did not have to have surgery- it was like a miracle!
I have never had a better experience at any Medical practice, be it a Dr, Dentist, or Hospital. From Ashton when you walk in, to Lauren, Dawn, or Lindsay, you feel welcome! I actually look forward to going there.
My experience with Big Sky Physical Therapy after surgery for a wrist fracture was a positive one. Dawn is a highly skilled and knowledgeable therapist who helped me achieve significant results with my injury. The care here is very thorough, individualized, and provided in a pleasant setting. Dawn takes the time to answer any and all questions and her patience and support made my recovery a lot easier.
I am a breast cancer survivor who recently received physical therapy from Dawn Christian at Big Sky Physical Therapy following a radical mastectomy. Dawn is a dedicated and caring professional who helped me regain strength and range of motion in my affected arm and shoulder. I found Dawn to be compassionate and knowledgeable about breast cancer patients and the physical limitations we often must overcome. Kudos and thanks to Dawn!
Dawn at Big Sky Physical Therapy is a human treasure. She helped me with a chronic case of tennis elbow where I can now perform comfortably that once caused me great discomfort and pain.
Dawn is a very professional, knowledgeable, effective and caring physical therapist! Dawn worked with me through the recovery progress of my injuried left arm. She was gentle but thorough in her technique and that helped me in the recovery process. I found Dawn to be compassionate. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needed PT for an injury. Dawn is a top notch person with a heart of gold!!
I was referred to Big Sky Physical Therapy for a condition known as Dupuytren's Contracture. After four to five visits with Dawn Christian, DPT, my condition improved so I no longer need surgery. I would recommend Dawn and Big Sky Physical Therapy to anyone needing their assistance for any condition where surgery is the option provided. She was very knowledgable and professional to work with.