August Is Back To School Month!

August is Back to School Month: Backpacks and Back Pain in Children As the school year fast approaches, it is time to start thinking about backpacks again! As your child’s backpacks quickly fills with books and journals, they can become quite heavy. If your child’s backpack weighs more than ten or fifteen percent of their…

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ENT Hearing and Balance Clinic Now Open

The ENT Hearing and Balance Clinic includes 3 highly skilled team members, two Physical Therapists, as well as one Speech Language Pathologist (Speech Therapist). The vestibular therapy program at the Saint Alphonsus ENT Hearing and Balance Clinic was created to help eliminate or reduce the symptoms caused by vestibular(inner ear) disorders, such as dizziness, spinning,…

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Joe Jannuzzi, DPT

Joe graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Idaho State University in 2013. He also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Brigham Young University – Idaho in 2010. Since graduating, Joe has been pursuing his Sports Certification and trained in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for back pain. Joe…

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Kevin Bradt, DPT, CCI

Kevin has been working in outpatient orthopedics for 6 years. He has completed Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (more commonly referred to as McKenzie) parts A-D, which focuses on patient enablement. Kevin is also a certified clinical instructor for physical therapy students, he enjoys helping train and educate the future of the profession. He has completed SportsMetrics™…

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Capitol Classic Children’s Race

June 1, 2019 | Downtown Boise The Saint Alphonsus Capitol Classic Race is open to kids ages 6 to 14, of ALL abilities. The one-mile course starts at the Historic Boise Train Depot and ends at the State Capitol with a Finish Fair in Capitol Park. Check out the STARS Pediatric adaptive course that starts…

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Saint Alphonsus Healthy Aging Expo

National Senior Health and Fitness day is May 29th–Exercise is an important part of a good health at every age; however, many older adults don’t get the recommended amounts of physical activity. Staying active can boost vitality, help maintain strength and flexibility, improve mental function, reduce your risk for health problems, and even help relieve…

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Connie Simpson, PT, CLT

Connie has been a Physical Therapist for 33 years and is also is one of the original therapists at STARS, dating back to May 1996 (23 years)! Connie has loved being a part of STARS because of the focus on Excellence of service to all patients. Connie’s Certifications and Continuing Education: -Vestibular and Balance Rehab Certification…

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Taigan Neibaur, DPT

Taigan enjoys treating patients of varying backgrounds and ages. He received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Idaho State University. He competed for the Idaho State Track Team where he was a sprinter and relay runner. Prior to starting physical therapy school he worked as a certified personal trainer. He received a Doctorate of…

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Ally Pearson, PT, DPT

STARS physical therapist Dr. Ally Pearson, PT, DPT works at Saint Alphonsus Meridian Health Plaza. Ally graduated from the University of Utah with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015. Her mission is to help people of all ages reach to their full functional ability.  Dr. Pearson uses functional movement assessment to find areas of…

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Free Incontinence Seminar

Do you find yourself running to the bathroom or closing your legs as you sneeze? Trust us, you are not alone. Saint Alphonsus physicians and STARS Physical Therapist, Julie Dunn are specialists that can offer solutions for incontinence and pelvic floor weakness. Our goal is to help facilitate return of normal bladder control and teach…

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