The Physical Therapy Aides and Office Staff are a valuable asset to the Advantage Rehab team. They assist the PTs and PTAs with a multitude of task to provide a higher quality of service to the patients. Their compassionate hearts and good humor make for a dynamic patient/staff relationship.
PT, ScD, OCS, COMT
Lynda and her husband Dave are owners of Advantage Rehab. Lynda, a physical therapist for over 30 years, is nationally recognized as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics and also holds certifications in manual therapy and dry needling. Lynda’s first physical therapy degree was awarded at Northern Arizona University in 1987, and she completed her Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy at Texas Tech University in 2009, culminating with a project teaching physical therapist diagnosis and management of headaches. Lynda is active in the American Physical Therapy Association and has served on the Wyoming State PT Licensing Board. Lynda and Dave live in Powell, and they have two grown daughters. She is an active member of Cody Rotary, and enjoys traveling, reading, running and learning.
Angela interned at Advantage Rehab and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of North Dakota in 2011. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and has a certifications in Applied Prevention and Health Promotion, as well as dry needling. Her calm demeanor and thoroughness are much valued at our busy clinic. Angela is married to Justin, and they are the proud parents of Eleanor and Felix. She is active in her church and enjoys doing absolutely anything with the people she loves – especially having wild game nights.
Karen joined Advantage Rehab in January of 2015 bringing with her many years of experience in a variety of settings. She graduated from PT school in 1976 in TX where she worked in rehab, acute care, home health and outpatient settings. She moved with her husband and 2 daughters to Powell in 1991 where she did home health PT for 24 years until the local agency closed. While Karen’s passion has been rehabbing folks in their home environment she has been able to incorporate that into her clinic treatments and enjoys the challenges that come with the outpatient setting and the opportunity to learn new skills and work with a great team. Karen has been a member of the APTA for 43 years. She enjoys spending time with family, which has grown to include 2 son-in-laws and 4 grandchildren and loves traveling, camping, hiking and enjoying the great outdoors.
Jessica moved to Cody, WY and joined Advantage Rehab in January of 2018. She has over ten years of experience. She is a Wyomingite, born and raised in Casper, WY. She attended the University of Wyoming and received her BS in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center in 2008. She is certified in dry needling, kinesio taping, Graston Technique, and Sportsmetrics. She is also trained in Pilates through Polestar. She has a passion for treating general orthopedic and sports related injuries, pre and post-surgical rehab with an emphasis on returning patients to an active lifestyle.
Away from work, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, Brent and maintaining an active lifestyle, that includes, running, biking, swimming, hiking, snow-boarding, golfing, traveling and playing with their puppy, Jaro.
“I currently live in Cody, Wyoming with my wife and two children. I graduated from Regis University in Denver, Colorado in May of 2019 as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. I believe that Physical Therapy is a dynamic profession that has the power to transform people’s understanding of the human body and enhance personal wellness. I enjoy spending my free time with my family and running trails in wild places.”
Physical Therapist Assistant
Lucas joined forces with Advantage Rehab in 2014. As a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, certified Personal Trainer, and a certified Powerlifting Instructor; Lucas is quite diverse as a Physical Therapy practitioner. Previously a 5-sport athlete, and currently a competitive bodybuilder and powerlifter, Lucas has what it takes to help our patients restore their function, train around injury, and get back to doing the things they love! He prides himself in being able to work with all patient populations and continues to advance himself as a practitioner through regular continuing education. Lucas is originally from Cody and stays very busy outside the clinic. He is an active musician playing guitar and singing in a rock and blues band. Lucas and his wife are also business owners and enjoy helping and serving others. When away from work Lucas enjoys spending time with friends and family and progressing further with his fitness goals and musical ability.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Miranda is from Cody and enjoys helping people function better in her home community. She is certified in both the Functional Movement Screen and Selective functional movement screen I and II which are used to assess movement dysfunction. Miranda is also certified in LSVT Big, a program for Parkinson’s disease. Miranda also has training in Kinesio taping and myofascial release. In her free time, Miranda enjoys getting outdoors camping and taking photography.
MS, CSCS, USAW
Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from Central Michigan University with his weightlifting and strength and conditioning certifications. Cody is well qualified to help you reach your fitness or sports goals, whether you’re just a beginner or you’re developing skills to make you more competitive. He wrote his Masters thesis on helping outdoor enthusiasts and hunters achieve success, so Cody feels right at home here in Cody!