Meet the St. Peter's Physical Rehabilitation team.

Physical and Occupational Therapists

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Margaret Koenig, PT

Credentials: Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Clinical Interests: Neurologic rehabilitation, Aquatics, Geriatric Rehab, Inpatient Rehab

Areas of Specialty: Clinical Instructor

Education: Carroll College Bachelor’s in Biology and Psychology 2011; Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, Rochester, MN: Doctor of Physical Therapy 2014

In my free time, I enjoy staying busy by playing tennis, learning to play the cello, eating dessert, dreaming about the pet cow I’ll have someday, and hanging out with all my littles.

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Jane O'Driscoll, PT, CLT, WCC

Credentials: Master of Science in Physical Therapy

Areas of Specialty: CLT, Wound Care Certified

Clinical Interests: Wound care, Lymphedema, Cancer Rehabilitation, Orthopedics

Education: Montana State University, Business Management with minor in Economics 1989; Masters of Science in Physical Therapy 1999, University of Montana

In my free time I enjoy kayaking, fly fishing, backpacking, camping, running, reading and book club, cooking and cooking club, beading/jewelry making, and knitting, as well as downhill, cross country and water skiing.

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Tara Pfeifer, PT

Credentials: DPT

Clinical Interests: Orthopaedics, sports injuries, running injuries, pre/post natal care, pelvic floor dysfunction

Education: Bachelors at Carroll College in Helena; Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Montana in Missoula, MT

In my free time, I enjoy trail running, fly fishing, hiking, backpacking, wakeboarding, snowboarding and hanging out with my puppies.

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Dale Koch, PT

Credentials: PT MS, NCS

Clinical Interests: Neurologic, vestibular, concussion, and balance rehabilitation and chronic pain

Areas of Specialty: Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, LSVT BIG certified, Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Education: BA in Health and Human Performance with emphasis in Exercise Science from University of Montana; Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, kids, family and friends. I also enjoy the great state of Montana by being outdoors: skiing, hiking, camping, fishing, etc. I also enjoy reading and cooking. 

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Korey Danielson, PT

Credentials: Physical Therapist

Clinical Interests: Neurologic and Vestibular rehab, Orthopedics, and Acute care

Areas of Specialty: Certified Clinical Instructor, BIG Program Certification, STAR Cancer Rehab, Kinesiotaping Certification, Vestibular Certification Emory University

Education: University of Montana Health and Human Performance, Exercise Science; University of Montana Bachelors of Physical Therapy

In my free time, I enjoy skiing, running, hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, and spending time with my wife and kids.

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Melissa Stiles, PT

Credentials: BS/MS PT

Clinical Interests or Areas of Specialty: Pediatrics, STAR Cancer Rehab, night time positioning, ankle/foot positioning and bracing

Education: Bachelor of Science/Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends/family, watching sports, reading, crafts and spending time outside in the sunshine.

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Marjean Heisler, PT, Rehab Director

Credentials: Masters in Physical Therapy, Masters in Public Health

Clinical Interests or Areas of Specialty: Department Director, Wound care

Education: Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University; Master of Physical therapy degree from ISU; Masters of Public Health from University of Hawaii

In my free time, I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, walking my border collie and traveling.

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Nikki Jackson, PT

Credentials: DPT, CLT

Clinical Interests or Areas of Specialty: Wound care, Lymphedema, Cancer Rehabilitation, General Orthopedics

Education: Undergrad degree in Exercise Science Health and Human Performance from University of Montana; Physical Therapy degree from University of Montana

In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities and spending time with my family.

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Linda Zderick, PT

Credentials: Physical Therapy

Clinical Interests or Areas of Specialty: Orthopaedics, manual therapy, Women's Health, Acute care.

Education: Physical Therapy education from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cycling, traveling, bird watching and knitting/sewing.

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Amanda Moe, PT

Credentials: DPT

Clinical Interests/Area of Specialty: Orthopedics, Acute Care

Education: Bachelors of Exercise Science at Eastern Washington University; Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Regis University

In my free time, I enjoy playing with my daughter (Mataya) and black lab (Packer), running, hiking and traveling with my husband and family. I also enjoy reading and listening to audio books and podcasts for personal growth.

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Shannon Williams, PT

Credentials: DPT, NCS (Neuro Certified Specialist)

Clinical Interests/Area of Specialty: Inpatient Neurology, Acute care, Geriatric Rehab

Education: Idaho State University Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, camping, hiking, skiing and being outdoors.

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Jyndia Ruff, PT

Credentials: DPT, CLT

Clinical Interests: Acute Care, Oncology Rehab, Lymphedema Certified

Education: Bachelor's degree at Concordia University in Portland, OR; University of Colorado Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

In my free time, I enjoy cycling, hiking and spending time with my family.

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Shelley Clark, PT

Credentials: DPT

Clinical Interests: Acute care, Orthopedics, Post-Op Rehab, Gait/Balance

Areas of Specialty: LSVT BIG, Clinical Instructor

Education: Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of South Dakota; Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of South Dakota

In my free time, I enjoy kayaking, hiking, boating, reading, walking my dogs, biking and spending time with my husband.

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Christel Harrison, OT

Credentials: OT/L, CHT

Areas of Specialty: Upper extremity orthopedics, Certified Hand Therapist

Education: Bachelor of OT (1976) University of Manitoba

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, visual and performance Art and gardening.

Pediatric Physical Therapists

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Melissa Stiles, PT

Clinical Interests or Areas of Specialty: pediatrics, ankle/foot positioning and bracing

Education: Bachelor of Science/Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY, 2003

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends/family, watching sports, reading, crafts and spending time outside in the sunshine.

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Laura Braun PT, MSPT

Clinical Interests: Pediatrics

Education: Bachelors in Biology from Carroll College, 1998; Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from University of the Pacific, 2000      

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my kids and husband; biking, hiking, cross country skiing, reading, crafting, as well as enjoying the great Montana outdoors.

Pediatric Occupational Therapists

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Sarah Anne Maxell MOT, OTR/L

Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, infants, feeding, sensory processing/self-regulation, fine motor skills, developmental delays, motor coordination disorders, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Puget Sound, 1993; Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound 1995

My greatest love is being a mom. Prior to becoming a mother, I also enjoyed reading, scrapbooking, skiing, running, aerobics and gardening.

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Lindsey Ferber MS, OTR/L

Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, sensory processing, self-regulation, fine motor skills, self-help and activities of daily living, Autism Spectrum Disorders, feeding

Education: Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion from South Dakota State University, 2006; Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from University of South Dakota, 2008.

In my free time, I enjoy camping, hiking, skiing, reading, spending time with my family and friends, and enjoying the outdoors.

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Sarah Cox MOT, OTR/L

Clinical Interests: Pediatrics, fine motor skills, sensory processing, self-regulation, ADLs

Education: Bachelors of Psychology from St. Ambrose University, 2011; Masters of Occupational Therapy from St. Ambrose University, 2012

In my free time, I enjoy eiking, camping, cooking, crafting, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists

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Janelle Wilson MS, CCC-SLP

Clinical Interests: early intervention, preschool and school-age speech and language intervention

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from University of Montana, 2014; Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Montana, 2016

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, spending time with my horse and dogs, going to the lake, reading and hiking.

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Chris Caniglia MS, SLP

Clinical Interests: Pediatric populations in the areas of language and speech disorders and feeding/swallowing with a specialty in social interaction for children and teens struggling to communicate with peers.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders from University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 1984; Masters of Science in Communication Disorder from University of Oregon – Eugene, 1987

In my free time, I love to be outside year-round hiking, camping, skiing, etc., as well as travelling and enjoying my two children.

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Theresa Metropoulos MCSD, CCC-SLP

Clinical Interests: Children with speech, language or feeding challenges, cleft lip-palate, childhood apraxia of speech

Education: Bachelor of Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Montana, 1979; Master of Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Montana, 1981  

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being in the Montana outdoors, traveling and doing volunteer activities.

Adult Speech-Language Pathologists

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Tim Ferber MA CCC-SLP

Credentials: Master of Arts and Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical Interests: Adult and pediatric rehab, acute care, modified barium swallow studies, voice therapy, oncology rehab, AAC devices

Areas of Specialty: PROMPT trained, SCERTS trained, LSVT Loud certified, STAR cancer rehab

Education: BS in Communication Disorders from University of South Dakota – 2006; MA in Speech Language Pathology from University of South Dakota - 2008

In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my wife and two boys; hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, disc golfing and camping/backpacking. I help lead a local Cub Scout pack and we also love to travel.

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Kathy Aasved MS SLP

Credentials: Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical Interests: Adult rehab, acute care, stroke rehab, TBI rehab, neuro rehab

Education: BS in Education – University of North Dakota 1989; MS in Speech Language Pathology – Minot State University 1992

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children, working out, boating, golfing, baking and enjoying the outdoors.