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Philip White, OTR/L
CFO

Dr. Jessica White, PT, DPT
CEO

Dr. Jessica White, PT, DPT received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University of Oregon with extensive continuing education in pelvic health, orthopedics and pediatrics since graduating in 2011. Jessica prides herself on giving personalized care to her patients and families. Jessica has been trained to perform internal pelvic floor examinations and treatment. Jessica has spent her last two years primarily in pediatrics and pelvic health for children and adults. Outside of working she spends time with her family hiking, skiing, and gardening. Jessica can not wait to work with you to reach your highest rehab potential.

Philip completed his education at Grand Valley State University in 2017 with a Masters of Science. Since graduation he has been working in outpatient pediatrics and inpatient adult rehabilitation. Phil has extensive knowledge in behavioral health, feeding therapy, sensory integration, injury prevention, and post surgical care. Phil enjoys gardening, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. Phil is excited to assist you in all of your rehabilitation needs.

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Courtney Shaeffer, OTR/L, IBCLC, CBS
 

Courtney completed her education at the University of North Dakota in 2011with a Masters of Occupational Therapy. She recently became a Breastfeeding Specialist in 2021. Courtney's Clinical experience is focused on facilitating successful mother and infant breastfeeding/bottle feeding dyad with specific training in infant and pediatric development, infant oral motor skills, torticollis prevention and treatment, and in the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol. Courtney has additional experience in pre and post habilitation for tethered oral tissue (tongue and lip tie) and advanced training and perinatal mental Health Counseling. Courtney is a mother of four and enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, knitting, and spending time with her family. Courtney is looking forward to facilitating successful breast/bottle feeding infant, transitioning infants to solid foods and helping your little one achieve their developmental milestones. 

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Kirsten Norby,OTR/L
Operations 
Director 

Kirsten received her masters in occupational therapy at Colorado State University in 2014. Since then, she has worked in multiple settings with an emphasis on pediatric occupational therapy and healthcare systems improvement. She is passionate about meeting families where they are to obtain individualized goals. Outside of work, Kirsten is enjoys downhill skiing and taking her golden retriever to the dog park. Kirsten is looking forward to serving you and your family! 

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Dr. David Farmer, PT, DPT

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Jasmine Titcomb, OTR/L

Dr. David Farmer, PT, DPT was born in Washington state where he gained an appreciation for the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. He participated in many sports growing up, such as football, volleyball, and cross country. David attended Brigham Young University- Idaho where he earned a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology. He then went on to graduate with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts. He has experience treating both pediatric and orthopedic injuries. David and his family moved to Alaska 3 years ago, and have fallen in love with both the area and the people. In his free time, David enjoys spending time in the outdoors. Backcountry skiing, hiking, and backpacking to name a few. He also enjoys spending time with his wife of 9 years, Macy, and their two kids- Max and Shay.

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Jasmine received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary in 2018. Since graduation Jasmine has found a passion working in outpatient pediatrics, various mental health settings as well as the utilization of horses as a therapeutic tool. She recognizes the importance of providing a space for others to be themselves, growing from our strengths and learning from our limitations. Jasmine enjoys the utilization of unique strategies to meet individualized goals. Outside of work you will most likely find Jasmine climbing a mountain, playing her ukulele, doing yoga or spending time with her family (which includes her fiancé Dean and their two dogs). She is looking forward to helping you and your family achieves their goals!

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 Dr. Alex Best, PT, DPT, COMT

Dr. Alex Best, PT, DPT, COMT graduated from Angelo State University with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Alex and his wife Loryn moved to Alaska in 2012 looking for a change of scenery from West Texas and they have fallen in love with Alaska and all it has to offer. Alex completed his Orthopedic Manual Therapy certification through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine and has enjoyed working with a broad range of ages and diagnoses during his years working in outpatient and home health settings. Alex and Loryn’s two beautiful daughters were born in Alaska and their family enjoys hiking, skiing, skating, and exploring. 

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Wendy, Office Manager 

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Dr. Katie Elliott, PT, DPT

Dr. Katie Elliott, PT, DPT completed her education at Saint Ambrose University in 2010, graduating with a Doctorate of Physical therapy. Katie has worked in a variety of treatment settings in her career and considers herself a well wounded therapist. Katie has spent her last few years working in outpatient orthopedics and inpatient acute care at a local hospital. Since having children of her own, her interest in pelvic health has grown and is a topic that she feels passionate about. She is trained in internal pelvic floor examination and treatment and is excited to offer this much needed service to our community. When not at work Katie enjoys spending time with her family and friends and adventuring in the outdoors. 

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Maddy, Billing Specialist

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Hattie Welch, OTR/L
Lead OT for the
Anchorage Municipality

Hattie graduated from the University of New England in 2018 with a Masters of Science in OT. Since graduation she has worked as a travel OT in the home health setting, hospital, and at skilled nursing facilities. She enjoys time as a new mother, outdoors on the disc golf course, in the garden, and at the pool. She is looking forward to helping you and your family achieve their goals!

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 Alexa Hanley, OTR/L

Alexa was born and raised in Anchorage, AK. She graduated from University of Alberta in Canada in 2017 with her Masters in Occupational Therapy. After graduating, Alexa used her OT skills and fluency in Spanish to volunteer in Nicaragua at a school for children with disabilities. She has worked in the hospital setting, skilled nursing facility and school setting. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and being outdoors. She is looking forward to getting to know your families and helping her patients reach their highest potential!

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Dr. Stella Levin, PT, DPT, GCS

Stella is a board certified specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy, a VA certified Tai chi instructor for the disabled, APTA certified clinical instructor,  and a professional ski instructor level 2 for the disabled. She graduated from Loma Linda University  and pursued her DPT at Western University of Health Sciences.  She has advanced skills in vestibular rehabilitation and is skilled in all phases of physical therapy with special familiarity with TMJ and neuro rehab. Building upon her years of clinical experience she has presented to Srinakarinwirot University, Thailand, American College of Sports Medicine Annal Meeting, California, and Visn 22 Polytrauma Conference, California.  She likes traveling, fishing, hunting, and all winter activities

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Mariah Spear, OTR/L

Mariah earned a Masters in occupational therapy from Utica University in 2015. Her undergraduate degrees are in early childhood education and health studies. In 2014, Mariah traveled to the Dominican Republic with a group of graduate students to treat children and adults in a variety of settings including rehabilitation centers, schools, and orphanages. This trip ignited her passion for occupational therapy and the impact it has across multiple settings. Mariah later returned to the Dominican Republic as an adjunct professor for a semester in 2018. Mariah has experience in mental health, pediatrics, acute care focusing on trauma, orthopedics, and neurology, and also has managerial experience as the director of occupational therapy for a pediatric clinic in New York. She moved to Alaska in 2019 where she has focused on pediatrics, specifically enjoying sensory integration. Mariah seeks to develop meaningful connections with her clients and their families and is passionate about client and caregiver education in order to maximize success. Outside of work, Mariah enjoys her macrame business and spending time with her husband, son, and dogs exploring the great state of Alaska.

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Dr. Lixue Mason,OTD,OTR/L

Dr. Lixue (Lucy) Mason, OTD, OTR/L, LSVT-BIG Certified, LEND Fellows earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from Western Washington University, followed by completing her education at Creighton University with a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Following graduation Lucy primarily works in, inpatient acute care however also enjoys working in pediatrics! Lucy aspires to work with burn survivors in the future. In her free time, Lucy enjoys traveling, working out, and spending quality time with family and friends

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 Dr. Nina Leacock, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Nina Leacock, OTD, OTR/L earned a Bachelors in Psychology at the University of Alaska Anchorage and completed her education at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT with a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. 

During her education, she conducted research in identifying the inadequacies of professional academic programs in addressing sexuality and sexual activity. She believes that sexuality and intimacy are important occupations and hopes to become a certified sexuality OT. Nina’s capstone focused on the promotion of trauma-informed care among first responders. She has extensive training in trauma-informed care and strategies to reduce anxiety. Nina has experience working with individuals of varying abilities. She has a passion for mental health and the pediatric population and believes that early intervention is key to healthy development. In her free time, Nina enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, gardening, antiquing, and traveling. 

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Dr. Katie Abou Eid, OTD, OTR/L,GCS

Born and raised in Alaska, Katie earned her bachelor’s degree in public health at New Mexico State University. Upon graduation she worked to promote and advocate for diabetes education and awareness, where she realized her passion for direct patient care. She went on to become a certified nursing assistant and received her doctorate degree of occupational therapy from Creighton University. Katie has experience working in a wide variety of settings from inpatient rehab, acute care, skilled nursing, long term care, mental health, and outpatient with all ages ranging from pediatrics to older adults. She is passionate about helping patients achieve their goals and participate in daily activities to their best abilities. She strives to provide the best education, strategies, and techniques, to improve function and quality of life for each unique individual and family.

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Tristan Klinger, OTR/L

Tristan was born in Washington, where he acquired his Bachelor’s in Kinesiology at Washington State University. During his undergrad, he recognized his interest in therapy services and pursued his Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy at Cox College in Missouri. Tristan has experience working with neonatal, pediatric, and older adult populations in acute care and outpatient settings. He bases his treatment philosophies on a collaborative approach between the client and their families to ensure the most successful outcomes. Tristan and his fiancé were accompanied to Alaska with their two dogs in 2023. Outside of work, he enjoys exploring the mountains with his fiancé and dogs, listening to music, and drinking strong coffee.

We accept the following health insurances:

Aetna, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Denali Kid Care, Medicaid, Medicare, Regence, Tricare

If your insurance is not listed above, please contact us to see how we can get services covered for you. We accept self/cash payment as well.

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