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Idaho State University

ISU Physical and Occupational Therapy Associates

Picture of PT examining a wrist injury


1400 E. Terry Dr., Bldg. 63
Pocatello, ID  83209
(2nd Floor Garrison Hall)



Academic Practicum Clinic:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Regular Clinic:

Monday through Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact Us

Phone:  (208) 282-2590
Fax:  (208 282-4962


Patient parking is available in the areas designated clinic patient parking in the East or West lots of Garrison Hall (Building 63). Parking passes can be obtained from the admin staff at the clinic entrance.

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About Us

ISU's Physical & Occupational Therapy clinic provides quality therapy services to ISU employees, students, and local community patrons.  Clinical therapists provide a wide variety of physical and occupational therapy evaluation and treatment services including Orthopedic therapy; Neurological therapy, Hand therapy; Lymphedema therapy; Ergonomic consultation services; and Balance (Vestibular) testing. 

The clinic functions as a teaching arm for doctoral students in physical therapy and is supervised by licensed physical therapy faculty.

Our clinicians specialize in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults in the following areas:

Orthopedic therapy

Comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation of injuries or dysfunctions of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments such as sprains, and surgical rehabilitation.

Neurological therapy

Rehabilitation following nerve injuries or diseases of the central nervous system.  Dysfunctions including Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease, cerebral palsy, peripheral neuropathy, spinal cord injuries, sensation dysfunction, etc.

Ergonomic Consultation Services

Therapists and supervised students conduct ergonomic evaluations at the workplace to work to decrease worker injury and to increase productivity of the worker.

Vestibular (Balance) Lab Services

Specialized evaluation and treatment of vestibular canal (inner ear) to treat dizziness and vertigo.  These interdisciplinary services are performed by a physical therapist and an audiologist.

Our clinicians specialize in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults in the following areas:

Pediatric therapy

Activity based therapy to help children with orthopedic, neurological, or developmental injuries or dysfunctions return to an optimal level of activity.

Hand therapy

Rehabilitative treatment of injuries or dysfunctions of the hand and wrist with focus on function needed for everyday living.

Lymphedema therapy

Post cancer therapy for lymph drainage, bandaging, exercise, and self-care training.

Mental health therapy

Therapy for depression, anxiety, and/or personality disorders.  Treatment implements coping skills, leisure exploration, and social re-entry.

Neurological therapy

Rehabilitation following nerve injuries or diseases of the central nervous system, such as stroke rehabilitation, Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, etc., with a focus on reaching an optimal level of activity and independence.

Driving Simulator

Evaluation for fitness for driving and operating a motor vehicle to include physical and cognitive tests as well as automated driving simulation.


  • The clinic accepts all private insurance including Medicare and Medicaid.  Physical therapy is a specialty service and most likely will not be covered under your typical office visit co-payment.  Many insurance plans require that you meet a deductible prior to receiving benefits which usually have a visit limit and may be combined with other therapy services.  Medicare and Medicaid patients must have a physician’s order on file in order to obtain services.


  • Payment is expected at the time of service for any unpaid patient balance.  We accept cash, check, debit/credit, and online payments.  A monthly payment program can be arranged for patients with large balances.  Monthly statements are mailed the first Friday of every month.


  • Patients with accounts over 90 days without payment will be sent a final demand letter.  If payment has not been received within 30 days of the letter, the account will be sent to collections and a 25% collection fee will be added to the account balance.

Supervising Physical Therapists

L. Derek Gerber, DPT, OCS
Clinic Director & Clinical Assistant Professor
(208) 282-4307

Deanna Dye, DPT, OCS
PT Program Director/Associate Professor
(208) 282-5166

Jim Creelman, PT, DPT
Associate Professor (Emeritus)
(208) 282-4566

Michael Foley, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor
(208) 282-4214

Trent Jackman, PT, DPT
Clinical Associate Professor
(208) 282-3065

James Ralphs, MPT, OCS
Clinical Assistant Professor
(208) 282-2843

Shari Sampson, PT
Clinical Assistant Professor

Cindy Seiger, PT, PhD, GCS, CEEAA
Associate Professor
(208) 282-4416

Alex Urfer, PT, PhD
(208) 282-4459

Supervising Occupational Therapists

Bryan Gee, OTD, OTR/L, BCP
Program Chair, Associate Professor
(208) 282-3629

Lisa Hong, MOTR/L
Clinical Assistant Professor
(208) 282-4166

Kimberly Lloyd, MOTR/L
Clinical Assistant Professor
(208) 282-3006

Theodore Peterson, DrOT, MBA, OTR/L
Clinical Assistant Professor
(208) 282-4631

Kelly Thompson, EdD, OTR/L
Clinical Associate Professor
(208) 282-4097

Administrative Staff

Teresa Baker, Technical Records Specialist 2
(208) 282-3495

Marcy Kestner, Technical Records Specialist 1
(208) 282-2590

Carla Green, Administrative Assistant 1
(208) 282-4095

Patient Intake Forms

Records Request

All patients will have the ability to review, inspect and/or obtain a copy of the PHI in the Medical Health Record.

Patients may request to review and inspect their Medical Records at any time.  A patient does not have the right to immediate access to his or her medical/dental record under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Patients may request a paper copy and/or electronic file, of their Medical Record by completing and signing an Authorization to Release Protected Health Information (PHI) Form.  All patient requests will be completed within 10 business days.