Dr. Jennell Day
PT, DPT, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN, FAAOMPT, Dip. Osteopractic, CSCS
Dr. Jennell Day was born and raised in Helena, MT. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences and Human Health Performance from the University of Montana Western in 2007 where she also played collegiate basketball. She then completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy (PT) Degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2010. Jennell’s specialty areas include Manual Therapy, Sports Injury, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Work Injury, Concussion Management, Headaches, TMJ Disorder and Chronic Pain. She has completed her Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy which required completion of a research study on treating cervicogenic headaches.
Her certifications include:
• Dry Needling certified through the Spinal Manipulation Institute;
• Spinal Manipulation certified through the Spinal Manipulation Institute;
• Diploma in Osteopractic Therapy;
• Fellow in Orthopedic Manual Therapy;
• Selective Functional Movement Analysis; and,
• Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Jennell enjoys hiking, biking, climbing, camping, and skiing in her free time.
Dr. Megan Wrigg, PT, DPT
Dr. Megan Wrigg received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Carroll College in 2008 and completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree at the University of Montana in 2011. Megan held a career as a professional ballet dancer with a strong background in classical and contemporary styles. When transitioning to a physical therapist she worked with several Chicago based dance companies including the Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street and River North, providing onsite injury screens and dance rehab. Megan has a passion for providing education and treatment to young dancers in hopes they can decrease the overall instances of repetitive injuries to their bodies while growing up as a dancer. Megan works with the Montana Dance Arts Association at the yearly conferences educating and providing services to all Montana Dancers in multiple disciplines. Megan’s specialty areas include: Dance Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Injury and Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Pilates, Yoga, Barre, and Running Analysis. Her certifications include: IMX Pilates; Mat and Reformer, Ultrabarre and Barre Connect Instructor, Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She is currently working on her NAIOMPT certification. Megan and her husband Kam enjoy watching and supporting their 3 children, Nick, Lexi and Torri, in their college, high-school, and pre-school sporting activities. They enjoy being an active family with a love to travel.
Dr. Tori Witowic PT, DPT, Cert DN
Dr. Tori Witowic received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of North Dakota in 2013. She then completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND in 2016. Tori has special interests in manual therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, neurodynamics, and vestibular diagnoses. She is a new resident to Montana and is appreciative to be able to serve the people of Helena. She enjoys hiking, camping, running, and fishing in her free time.
Dr. Brooke Darfler PT, DPT
Dr. Brooke Darfler was born and raised in Helena, Montana. She received her Bachelor of Science in 2014 from Montana State University where she was also a member of the Montana State Cheerleading Squad. She then went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois in 2017. Brooke is excited to be back home and is ready to serve the Helena community. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with family and taking advantage of all the great activities Montana has to offer.
Dr. Noah Eshleman PT, DPT, AT, CSCS, Cert DN
Dr. Noah Eshleman completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND where he also earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Noah worked as an Athletic Trainer at the University of Mary and Sanford Health working with baseball, football, and track athletes. Noah also spent time as a strength and conditioning coach for Sanford POWER in Bismarck. Noah has special interests in Sports Injuries, Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Manual Therapy, Sports Performance, and Vestibular diagnoses. His certifications include: • Athletic Trainer Certified (ATC) • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Noah enjoys filling his free time with outdoor activities and practicing Judo. He is new to Helena and is excited to serve the community.
Dr. Sierra Richmond, PT, DPT, Functional Dry Needling, CSCS
Dr. Sierra Richmond received her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Carroll College in 2009 and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Montana in 2016. She then pursued clinical experiences in Helena with Veterans Affairs and has worked in Big Sky, MT treating skiers and snowboarders. She also traveled to Cape Town, South Africa for a sports and pediatric clinical internship.
Sierra comes to PEAK Physical Therapy after completing a year-long orthopedic clinical residency in Madison, WI in 2017. While in Madison, she taught at the UW-Madison PT program and presented five clinical case studies as part of her residency training.
Sierra specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation for all ages, sports injury (especially running and skiing), running analysis, and pelvic floor rehabilitation. She prefers a team-based approach to give patients the tools to move better and return or progress to their activities of choice and to achieve their goals. Her certifications include:
Functional Dry Needling Level 1 through Kinetacore
Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Level 1 through Herman & Wallace Institute
Sierra enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her sweetheart John and their dog Neko. She is often found running on Helena’s trails, mountain biking, skiing (alpine, backcountry and Nordic), hiking, backpacking, and floating on Montana’s rivers. She is excited to be back in Montana and caring for the Community of Helena.
Dr. Brus Layson, PT, DPT, CSCS
Dr. Brus Layson received his Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences from Carroll College and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Western University of Health Sciences.Brus has special interests in orthopedics, sports performance, manual therapy, post surgical rehabilitation, vestibular diagnoses, and balance training/fall prevention. He also has been working as a strength and conditioning coach for the Helena Big Horns hockey team. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, rock climbing, and spending time with his wife Karla. He is excited to be back in Helena helping hunters draw bows, fishermen cast without pain, athletes return to sport, and generally serving a community for which he has a deep appreciation.
Dr. Jonathan Aldrich, PT, DPT, CSCS
Dr. Jonathan Aldrich was born and raised in Lewistown, MT. He received his Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology and Neuroscience from Montana State University in 2011. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Montana in 2018. In addition to being a physical therapist, Jonathan is also certified as a strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has special interests in manual therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, sports injury prevention/rehabilitation, and neurodynamics. He is passionate about getting people of all ages back to the things they love to do and helping them live their lives unhindered by pain. He is very excited to be living in Helena and plans to take advantage of all the amazing recreational activities the area has to offer. When not in the clinic, you may find him hiking the trails, at the lake, or in the gym.