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Jessica Snyder, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Specialties: Manual Therapy, Massage "DPT Style", Headaches, Neck and Shoulder pain, Running Gait Analysis
So-Cal girl born and raised, Dr. Snyder found her way from the ocean to the mountains. With a passion for helping people through the healing process, she completed her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine. Jess has been treating patients for nearly 10 years within the specialities of sports medicine and orthopedic rehabilitation.
Danny Foerster, PT, DPT, USAT L1
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Specialties: Manual Therapy, Individualized Strength Training/Sports Performance, Movement-Based Therapy, Running Gait Analysis
Drawn West by the allure of the mountain lifestyle, Danny loves to explore rugged terrain by foot, bike or skis. Over the last 5 years he has developed a specialty in treating runners and triathletes, from amateur athletes to Olympic gold medalists. As an endurance athlete himself, Danny knows the importance of health, movement, and sustainability for optimal performance!
Christian spent several years at the Surfrider Foundation to “protect the ocean, waves and beaches.” He then became a part of the Mission Hospital Foundation - advocating for the patient and healthcare provider alike. He is currently handling operations for PT Elite and a local software development company here in downtown Bozeman.
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Dr. Snyder was a collegiate cross-country/track & field runner at Azusa Pacific University for 2 years before she transitioned into the Sports Medicine program - completing internships in general medicine, private practice, and collegiate as well as high school sports.
During undergrad, she co-authored a research study on the effects of antioxidant supplementation on performance in endurance athletes. She constructed a comprehensive post-op protocol for ACL reconstruction, and completed her senior thesis on ethical issues in athletic administration.
After completing her Bachelors in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, Jessica treated patients at the Therapy and Wellness Center of Glendale Adventist in Los Angeles. Through the hospital, she taught a speciality class for oncology patients and also served as a first responder for the local high school - providing sideline medical support for football, soccer, baseball, volleyball and basketball.
Jessica completed her education by obtaining a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine with an emphasis on orthopedics and manual therapy - producing a case report on the benefits of traditional orthopedic interventions (soft tissue and joint mobilization) applied to a patient with Multiple Sclerosis.
Prior to starting her practice in Bozeman, Jessica treated patients for 4 years in South Orange County - specializing in runners, lower extremity injuries, lumbar spine, shoulder and cervical disorders.
Jessica also has experience as a contracted personal run coach and as a home health physical therapist.
Jessica has attended many continuing education seminars including a sports medicine conference in partnership with the NFL focusing on orthopedic injuries as well as head injuries and cardiopulmonary conditions. She has completed courses in mat Pilates and presented on the application of Pilates for postural stabilization. And, most recently attended continuing education courses in the Maitland approach to spinal manipulation as well as strength and conditioning courses for the tactical community. As an advocate for health and wellness in the local community, Dr. Snyder currently serves as an adjunct instructor for the Health Works Institute.