Physical therapy helps you recover from an injury or surgery and can also help you improve functional movement when dealing with chronic issues such as arthritis. In addition to offering physical therapy services, our providers at St. Luke's Rehabilitation also have training in creating custom foot orthotics. Our goal is to get you moving, pain free, so you can return to your favorite activities and perform your best at home, at work, or when playing sports.
Jami Garver-Hunt, PT, DPT, ATC is a physical therapist and athletic trainer specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine. Her professional interests include working with young and adult athletes, ski conditioning, and injury prevention. Jami earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Kansas State University and her doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center. In her free time she enjoys tennis, golf, snowboarding, skiing, and spending time with her family.
Heather Lopez, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS is a physical therapist with expertise in orthopedics and sports rehabilitation. She earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Michigan State University and a doctorate in physical therapy from Baylor University. She has an interest in optimizing athletic and sports performance, and she can often be seen covering St. Luke's-sponsored sporting events.
Heather served as a physical therapist in the Army for 6 years, deploying to Afghanistan twice during that time. She was appointed as the Officer In Charge for Physical Therapy for 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) where she implemented performance and injury prevention programs.
Emily Ohlin, PT, SCS specializes in working with patients with lower extremity injuries (hip, knee, ankle, and foot). She enjoys working with athletes to return them to sport as quickly and safely as possible, reducing the risk of re-injury. Emily has special interest is assisting cyclists on and off the bike in bike fitting for comfort, injury prevention, and performance enhancement, as well as correcting movement dysfunction to reduce injury risk.
Emily is board certified as a sports specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association, and is a member of the Oregon Physical Therapy Association and the International Sports Physical Therapy Association. She has presented at professional conferences on Functional Testing for Return to Sport; Assessment and Treatment for the Athlete's Pelvis, Sacrum and Lumbar Spine for ATC; and Lower Extremity Biomechanics of Cycling and Bike Fit.
Emily earned her bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Marquette University and is licensed to practice in both Oregon and Idaho.
James (Jamie) Palmer, PT, DPT, ATC is a licensed physical therapist with an interest in helping injured athletes regain their strength and achieve their goals.
Jamie earned his bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Florida. In his free time he enjoys playing sports and exploring Boise and its outdoor experiences.
Joel E. VanderLugt, PT, DPT, SCS is a board certified sports clinical specialist with expertise in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. He earned his bachelor's degree in physical education and exercise science from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and his doctorate in physical therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. Joel's professional interests include sports performance, working with overhead athletes, and rehabilitation after concussion. When he's not working, he enjoys the Boise foothills, playing tennis and basketball, working on his house, and exploring the Northwest with his wife and dog.