About Pick PT

OUR PURPOSE: 

To provide Exceptional physical therapy,  Elevate Life, and help our patients to Live Life Moving!

Pick PT was created as a family-based company, an advocate for our communities, patients, and employees in all aspects of their lives. We empathize with those who are unable to participate in hobbies and/or activities that they love. Our job is to get our patients better so they can Live Life Moving!

PICK PT VALUES: 

  • Family
  • Live Life Moving
  • Work Hard, Play Hard
  • Be Empowering
  • Picked First, Never Last

Pick PT’s Mission: Elevates LifePick PT provides expert physical therapy treatments with exemplary patient care. In addition to providing orthopedic and manual therapy, we are also certified to help with balance, dizziness, and vertigo impairments. Our unique combination of individualized, hands-on therapy in conjunction with the prescription of specific activities to manage mobility restrictions and pain is the best way to get you working, playing, and living to your potential. Our team of experts is ready to listen to your concerns and work with you to create a plan for success. Your customized physical therapy program will help you efficiently achieve therapy goals and optimized results. Pick PT knows this is the best way to help you continue living an Elevated Life!

Meet our Physical Therapists

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Dr. Cordell Pickering - Idaho Falls/Rexburg

Dr. Cordell Pickering was born and raised in the great state of Idaho, more specifically Idaho Falls. After graduating from High School, where he played football, baseball, and wrestled, he attended Utah State University for his undergraduate degree in Human Movement Science. Dr. Pickering completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. Since high school, Cordell knew that he wanted to be a physical therapist and business owner. Pick PT is the realization of that desire.

Dr. Pickering has special interests in orthopedics, spine, sports, and vestibular rehab. During the last year of his doctorate, Dr. Pickering had clinical rotations at the following locations: Spine Rehab clinic in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Vestibular and Balance center in Idaho Falls, ID, and Acute Neuro Rehab/ ICU Neuro Rehab at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. Dr. Pickering also spends time helping to manage some of his family’s portable storage and towing businesses in Idaho Falls.  When Cordell is not in the clinic treating patients or assisting in family business matters, he loves spending time with his wife and three kids, soon to be four.  As a weekend warrior, Cordell likes to camp, fish, hike, play sports of every kind, and other outdoor recreational activities. He is excited to be a part of the Rexburg community and to help those around him.

Undergraduate

Utah State University Bachelor of Science

Physical Therapy School

AT Still University – Mesa, AZ, Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Specializations 

  • Emory University certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT)
  • Dry Needling Certified (FDN)

License

Idaho State Board of Physical Therapy

PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, CSMT, Cert FCE, Cert. DN, Cert. VRS

Nathan Hunsaker - Ammon

Nate was raised in western Wyoming. He has four children, two boys and two girls, with his wonderful wife Audra, and two grandsons that are way more fun than his children ever were. Nate finished his undergraduate degree at Utah State University in 1995 and completed his Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT) at the University of the Pacific in 1997. He went on to complete his transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2014 from the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions.

Nate has been with Pick PT since 2018 in a consultation role but has recently joined the Rexburg clinic as a full-time clinician. Nate earned his certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in June of 2010, his certification as a Spinal Manual Therapist from the International Spine & Pain Institute in 2012, and a certification in dry needling in 2018. In 2022 a certification in vestibular rehabilitation, He is currently working towards certifications in therapeutic neuroscience education and rehabilitation.

Nate’s previous work experience includes 15 years at RehabAuthority physical therapy in Idaho Falls where he worked with patients with various orthopedic injuries. He began his work as a physical therapist back in 1997 on the acute rehabilitation unit at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls where he worked for 9 years. Nate has always been exceptionally interested in geriatric orthopaedics, spine rehabilitation of acute, chronic and post-op varieties, as well as stroke and spinal cord rehabilitation.

Nate is very excited to continue combining his advanced orthopedic skills with Pick PT’s scientifically proven methods in the treatment of orthopedic injuries to help patients “live life moving.” When Nate is not in the clinic treating patients, he is likely to be hiking. He has “bagged” all of the nine 12,000+ foot peaks in Idaho and most of the Tetons. He is also an avid cyclist and the #1 grandpa in the world according to his grandsons. 

Specializations 

  • Certified Vestibular Therapist (Cert. VT)
  • Dry Needling Certified (FDN)
  • The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT)
  • Spinal Manual Therapist
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Dr. Lindsay Baxter - Rigby

Dr. Lindsay Baxter was raised in Rexburg and is excited to be working so close to her hometown. Dr. Baxter graduated from Madison Senior High School where she enjoyed participating in choir and running on the cross-country team. She also attended Ballet Arts in Rexburg, where she danced for thirteen years until graduating from high school. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Utah State University with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy. She later attended Idaho State University where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.

During her time at ISU, Dr. Baxter had clinical rotations in various locations, including Orem Community Hospital Pediatric Rehab, Kootenai Health Outpatient Rehab, and Quinn Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center. Her very first clinical rotation was with Pick PT in Rexburg. She is thrilled to be back working with such an incredible team and is excited to be at the Rigby location.

Dr. Baxter’s clinical areas of interest include women’s health, pelvic floor therapy, and neurological conditions including Parkinson’s Disease and spinal cord injuries. She has certifications from Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute in pelvic floor physical therapy and is a great advocate of women’s health and promoting physical therapy as the standard of care following pregnancy.

Lindsay’s favorite activities include dancing, rock climbing, running, and hiking. Other interests include reading, cooking, and making art. She is a firm believer in the importance of movement for physical and mental well-being, and loves getting to connect with her patients and help them live life moving.

Specializations 

  • Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute (Women’s Health)
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Dr. Cris A. Walters - Rexburg

Cris graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1994 with a Master of Physical Therapy degree.  She also received a bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis in Chemistry and Physical Science from NAU. Cris later earned a doctor of physical therapy from the University of Montana.   She has many years of experience in orthopedics and spine care, total joint rehabilitation, gait analysis, geriatric rehabilitation, and manual therapy.

Cris has a special interest in manual therapy techniques, regenerative medicine, and human performance in sports.  She believes that a positive attitude and caring atmosphere can assist patients in recovery and living life to the fullest.

As a native of Rexburg, Cris loves living in this area.  Prior to returning to southeast Idaho, she worked in a busy outpatient clinic in Utah that was heavily based in spine care and manual therapy using a mechanical diagnostic approach.   From a young age she was fascinated by human movement and the art of caring for others.  She has been privileged to participate in humanitarian efforts in west Africa to help teach healthcare workers some skills to rehabilitate those in their native communities.

Cris is the married mother of three children who are the loves of her life.  She has many personal hobbies including, ultra-marathon running, reading, mountain biking, snowboarding, cross-country skiing or anything else that takes place outdoors.

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Dr. Trevor Dimond - Idaho Falls West

Dr. Trevor Dimond was raised in a small town known as Mahtomedi, MN, which is just outside the Twin Cities. Trevor grew up with a passion for sports, specifically Football, Basketball, and Track & Field. After high school  Trevor moved west to Cedar City, Utah to attend Southern Utah University (SUU) to pursue an athletic scholarship in Track and Field. After completing a year of undergraduate work Trevor chose to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which took him to Florianopolis, Brazil. There he became fluent in Portuguese, grew a passion for serving others and helping those in need. Following his mission Trevor returned to Cedar City to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. While attending SUU, Trevor met and later married his beautiful wife, Shawni.

In 2012 both Trevor and Shawni graduated from Southern Utah University, Magna cum Laude. Trevor went on to obtain his doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Ut. He graduated from Rocky Mountain University in 2014 with a Faculty recognition award, for his outstanding performance throughout the DPT program.

Dr. Dimond has extensive rehabilitation experience with geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, and more specifically spinal rehabilitation. He is currently pursuing certifications in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) and Vestibular Specialist (CCVT) with future plans to open another Pick PT Physical Therapy clinic. When not at work he loves to spend time with his wife and not 1, not 2, but FIVE kids. They love to camp, swim, go sledding, and play family games together. Dr. Dimond is extremely excited to join the Pick PT family and to provide care for and serve the people that walk through the doors.

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Dr. Matthew Matson - Rexburg

Dr. Matthew Matson is a native to Pocatello, Idaho where he graduated from Century High School. Upon graduation he served an LDS mission in Little Rock, Arkansas. He continued his education at Brigham Young University Idaho where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology. While there, he met and married his beautiful wife, Lindsey. Following his undergraduate education, Dr. Matson attended graduate school at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, PA where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.

Dr. Matson had a clinical rotation at the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, UT working with varying levels of spinal cord injuries. He also completed a rotation at the Vestibular and Balance center in Idaho Falls, ID working with vestibular conditions such as: BPPV, 3PD, Mal de Débarquement Syndrome, Vestibular migraine, and Concussion.

Matt enjoys many hobbies including mountain and road biking, hiking, rock climbing, camping, and running. Matt loves spending time with his wife and their 2-children Rohen and Oakley. Dr. Matson and his family are excited to be back in Southeast Idaho and to be a part of the PICK PT family. He is looking forward to serving the wonderful community of Rexburg!

PT, DPT, Cert. VRS, Cert. DN

Dr. Dillon Wray - Rigby

Dr. Dillon Wray and his family are excited to finally be back home in Southeast Idaho where he was born and raised. Dr. Wray graduated from Rigby Senior High School and later went on to serve an LDS mission in Asuncion, Paraguay where he learned and is now fluent in Spanish. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Exercise Physiology from BYU-Idaho followed with graduate school at A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. He has a passion for sports, especially baseball, which ultimately led him to pursue a career in Physical Therapy.

Dr. Wray had clinical rotations during the last year of his doctorate program at the following locations: TOSH Neuro – Intermountain Outpatient Neurotherapy services and Acute Inpatient Trauma ICU at Intermountain Medical Center both of which were in Murray, UT. He spent his final rotation here at Pick PT Physical Therapy and is excited to be able to return!

When not in the clinic, Dillon enjoys many hobbies including custom woodworking, camping, hiking, fishing, and playing sports and loves spending time with his beautiful wife Ashley and 4 children any chance he gets. He is excited to be back and anxious to give back to the wonderful community of Rexburg and soon-to-be Rigby!

Specializations 

  • Certified Vestibular Therapist (Cert. VRS)
  • Dry Needling Certified (FDN)
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Dr. Tyler Skanchy - Idaho Falls East

Tyler was raised in a Navy family and was raised on the coasts of Annapolis, Maryland and San Diego, California. His father was a sports medicine physician for the Naval Academy sports teams and that is where Tyler’s interests in rehabilitation really started. After completing his undergraduate degree of Exercise physiology, He went to Rocky Mountian University of Health Professions where he obtained his Docotorate of Physical Therapy degree.

Tyler has spent the past 2 years of his career working at RehabAuthority developing his skills in spine rehab along with a variety of orthopedic injuries.
When not in the clinic, Tyler enjoys playing almost every sport but has yet to embrace golf. unless you count mini golf which is a favorite of his. Even though he was raised a coastal boy, his family comes from Utah, taught him to ski. He loves the outdoors and frigid alpine lakes. He is excited to stay in the Idaho Falls area and get you back to “Living Life Moving”

Specializations 

  • Dry Needling Certified (FDN)

Meet our Physical Therapy Assistants

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Heather Burns - Rigby

Heather grew up in Clarkson, WA. She later moved to Ririe, ID, where she graduated high school and has been in Southeast Idaho ever since.
Heather graduated with an associate degree from ISU as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2020 and has been practicing in the outpatient setting since then.
She’s a proud mother of 3 children and 1 grand baby.
Heather has always had a passion for fitness, sports, and the outdoors.
Her favorite activities include cycling, hiking, and paddle boarding.
She has had opportunities to practice in different areas of physical therapy and loves being given the chance to meet new people and help them on their road to recovery and promoting healthy lifestyles.
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Sheldon Hunting - Rexburg

Sheldon Hunting was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He has always taken pride in physical fitness. In high school he was physical education student of the year. Later, this pride for physical fitness developed into a passion for the anatomy and physiology of the human body; as he describes he likes to “nerd out” about this subject. He is an Idaho State University cum laude graduate with an associate degree in Applied Science.

Sheldon has experience in home health, geriatrics, pediatrics, inpatient, and outpatient. He plans on expanding his knowledge by getting certifications in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, strength and conditioning, and fascial distortion.

Sheldon has many hobbies, but competitive mountain biking is his favorite. He has had grassroot sponsorship from Trek and in 2019 he placed 5th overall in the Montana Enduro Series in pro male for mountain biking. Other hobbies include skate boarding, art, photography, cross country skiing, cliff jumping, and hiking.

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Harlee Speth - Rexburg

Harlee is from small town Saint Anthony, Idaho. She graduated and went on to play college volleyball and softball for two years
Eventually she moved on and graduated from Idaho State University with Associates of Applied Science with honors of Cum Laude and currently working on finishing Bachelors of Applied Science this fall.
Harlee enjoys playing sports, fishing, snowboarding, and spending time with family
She chose to be a PTA because she always thought the human body was fascinating along with the healing process of different injuries.

Rexburg

526 First American Cir
Rexburg, ID 83440

Mon & Wed 7am-7pm
Tues & Thurs 8am-12pm
Friday 7am-6pm

Rigby

711 Rigby Lake Dr Suite 102
Rigby, ID 83442

Mon, Wed, & Fri 7am-7pm
Tues & Thurs 8am-12pm

Idaho Falls

2277 E Lincoln Rd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Mon, Wed, & Fri 7am-7pm
Tues & Thurs 8am-12pm

921 S Utah Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Mon, Wed, & Fri 7am-6pm
Tues & Thurs 8am-12pm

3155 Channing Way D
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Mon, Wed, & Fri 7am-6pm
Tues & Thurs 8am-12pm