Our Mission

Our mission is to help the people in our community achieve results that improve their overall quality of life. We accomplish this by following these tenants:

  • We provide evidence-based and individualized patient care for patients
  • We provide education for our staff as we look to become the most educated practice in Montana
  • We care about every patient and staff member who walks through the door

What We Value

Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab is professional, welcoming and supportive. We’re here to make sure our patients achieve the best results as quickly as possible and have fun.

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Teamwork

We work together to accomplish more.

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Results

We provide genuine and personalized patient care with high-quality results.

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Responsibility

We commit ourselves to help people lead active and healthy lifestyles.

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Fun

We encourage a fun and upbeat environment that results in employees who want to come to work and patients who never want to leave.

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Community

We give back to the community we serve in.

Our Story

Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab’s story began in 2016 when founder and CEO, Dr. Jennell Day, decided to return to Helena, Montana, where she was born and raised. She wanted to give back to her community by opening a physical therapy clinic that not only provided excellent service but was also a great place to work.

Jennell opened Peak as a single provider, but the clinic grew rapidly due to the excellent team she hired. Peak is now a renowned practice in the Helena community with a top-notch team and work culture. The team enjoys working together every day to deliver the best in patient care and service and is thankful to work with such an amazing community.

Meet Our Team

We’re a team of dedicated professionals serving the needs of patients in Helena.

Jennell Day

Owner, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Osteopractor, Cert. DN, Cert. SMT, CSCS

Jennell Day

Owner, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Osteopractor, Cert. DN, Cert. SMT, CSCS

Dr. Jennell Day was born and raised in Helena, Montana. She received her bachelor’s of science in biomedical sciences and human health performance from the University of Montana Western in 2007, where she played collegiate basketball. She completed her doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2010. Jennell’s specialties include manual therapy, sports injury, orthopedic rehabilitation, work injury, concussion management, headaches, temporomandibular joint 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 Fellow in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, dry needling, spinal manipulation, osteopractor, selective functional movement analysis and strength and conditioning specialist. Jennell enjoys hiking, biking, climbing, camping, skiing and spending time with her Karelian bear dog, Jax, who is working hard to become a certified therapy dog.

Megan Wrigg

PT, DPT, Cert. DN, CSCS

Megan Wrigg

PT, DPT, Cert. DN, CSCS

Dr. Megan Wrigg earned her bachelor’s of science in biology from Carroll College in 2008 and completed her doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Montana in 2011. Megan had a career as a professional ballet dancer with a background in classical and contemporary styles. When transitioning into physical therapy, she worked with several Chicago based dance companies, including the Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street and River North, providing onsite injury screens and dance rehabilitation. Megan has a passion for providing education and treatment to young dancers and athletes to decrease the overall instances of repetitive injuries to their bodies while growing up active. Megan works with the Montana Dance Arts Association at the yearly conferences educating and providing services to all Montana dancers. Megan’s specialties include dance medicine and rehabilitation, sports injury and rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation—specifically hip, pelvis and lower extremity impairments, Pilates, yoga and barre. Her certifications include IMX Pilates, Mat and Reformer, Ultrabarre and Barre Connect instructor, strength and conditioning specialist and dry needling.  Megan and her husband, Kam, enjoy watching and supporting their three children, Nick, Lexi and Torri, in their college, high school and grade school activities. They enjoy being an active family and love to travel.

Noah Eshleman

PT, DPT, Osteopractor, Cert. DN, Cert. SMT, AT, CSCS, Fellow in Training

Noah Eshleman

PT, DPT, Osteopractor, Cert. DN, Cert. SMT, AT, CSCS, Fellow in Training

Dr. Noah Eshleman completed his bachelor’s of science in athletic training and doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Noah worked as an athletic trainer at the University of Mary and Sanford Health, working primarily with baseball, football and track athletes. Noah also spent time as a strength and conditioning coach for Sanford POWER. His special interests are in sports injuries and performance, orthopedic rehabilitation, manual therapy and vestibular diagnoses. His certifications include athletic trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist, osteopractor, dry needling and SMT. Noah enjoys filling his free time with outdoor activities. He is excited to help the Helena community return to what they love doing pain free.

Brooke Darfler

PT, DPT, Pelvic Floor Therapist

Brooke Darfler

PT, DPT, Pelvic Floor Therapist

Dr. Brooke Darfler was born and raised in Helena, Montana. She earned her bachelor’s of science in 2014 from Montana State University, where she was also a member of the cheerleading squad. She went on to complete her doctorate in physical therapy at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois in 2017. Brooke is excited to be living back in her hometown and continuing to serve the wonderful people in our community. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with family and taking advantage of Montana’s great activities.

Jonathan Aldrich

PT, DPT, Cert. DN, CSCS

Jonathan Aldrich

PT, DPT, Cert. DN, CSCS

Dr. Jonathan Aldrich was born and raised in Lewistown, Montana. He received his bachelor’s of science in cell biology and neuroscience from Montana State University in 2011. He went on to complete his doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Montana in 2018. Jonathan is also certified as a strength and conditioning specialist. His special interests are in manual therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, sports injury prevention and 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. Jonathan loves living in Helena and tries to take advantage of all the amazing recreational activities the area offers. When not in the clinic, you may find him hiking the trails, on the lake or in the climbing gym.

Brūs Layson

PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Osteopractor, CSCS, Cert. DN, Cert. SMT

Brūs Layson

PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, Osteopractor, CSCS, Cert. DN, Cert. SMT

Dr. Brūs Layson earned his bachelor of arts in health sciences with minors in psychology and community health from Carroll College. He received his doctorate in physical therapy from the Western University of Health Sciences. Brūs has published research and made a national conference presentation on postural correction and the efficacy of Kinesio tape. He has completed a fellowship credentialed through the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, focusing on diagnostic and hands-on manual physical therapy techniques to treat patients. In conjunction with this fellowship, he helped conduct research to treat individuals with lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). Along with being a physical therapist, he has worked as a strength and conditioning coach for the Helena Bighorns and will be working with the East Helena High School volleyball team. In his spare time, Brūs enjoys hunting, fishing, playing softball and going on adventures with his wife, Karla, and his daughter, Charlee.

Lexyn Walker

PT, DPT, LSVT BIG Cert., Cert. DN, Pelvic Floor Therapist

Lexyn Walker

PT, DPT, LSVT BIG Cert., Cert. DN, Pelvic Floor Therapist

Dr. Lexyn Walker is originally from Plevna, Montana. She graduated with her bachelor’s of science in biology from Rocky Mountain College in 2016. She went on to complete her doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, in 2019. Lexyn is Lee Silverman Voice Training BIG certified, an effective, evidence-based and empowering treatment for people in all stages of Parkinson’s disease. In addition to being interested in treating Parkinson’s and neurological conditions, Lexyn enjoys orthopedic rehabilitation, balance training and vestibular disorders. In her free time, Lexyn enjoys spending time at the lake, hiking and being with family.

Nicole Darragh

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Nicole Darragh

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Dr. Nicole Darragh was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She received her bachelor’s of science in neuroscience from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She continued at Regis University, completing her doctorate in physical therapy. Nicole’s therapy interests include return to sports, post-surgical rehabilitation and psychosocial aspects of health care. She is passionate about helping people get back to the things they love and serving the community both in and outside of the clinic. Nicole enjoys skiing, fly fishing, hiking and exploring everything the mountains have to offer in her spare time.

Gunnar Starke

PT, DPT

Gunnar Starke

PT, DPT

Dr. Gunnar Starke completed his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Missouri in 2018. While working on his doctorate, he was involved with multiple community programs and had the unique opportunity to spend time volunteering in hospitals in Kenya and Niger. Gunnar views rehabilitation as the bridge to wellness and loves helping people get back to the activities they love. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoor playground that Montana is, spending time with his family and lifting.

Alese Larson

PTA

Alese Larson

PTA

Alese is originally from the Helena area and graduated from Helena High school in 2004, where she played varsity volleyball and softball. She received her bachelor’s degree at Montana State University in secondary education before deciding to go back to school to become a physical therapist assistant. She loves helping people feel better with movement and exercise and getting them back to the activities they love! She has been specially trained in myofascial release, a gentle manual technique to help decrease soft tissue tension. She enjoys getting outside to hike, camp, ski and fish.

Megan Bousliman

Front Desk Operations Manager

Megan Bousliman

Front Desk Operations Manager

Megan grew up in Helena, Montana. She graduated from Capital High School and earned her bachelor’s of science in biology from Carroll College in 2019. Megan has a special interest in neuroscience and plans to get to graduate school eventually. In her free time, she enjoys camping, skiing and spending time with her family.

Brooklyn Fine

Front Desk

Brooklyn Fine

Front Desk

Brooklyn was born and raised in Helena, Montana. She earned her bachelor’s of science in human health and performance from the University of Montana Western in 2017. She hopes to continue her education to pursue either an RN degree or master’s degree in hospital administration. In her free time, Brooklyn loves to embark on adventures with her husband, Brayden, and daughter, Cambri. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening, throwing pottery, hunting, fishing and riding in their side by side.

Jessica Bousliman

Front Desk

Jessica Bousliman

Front Desk

Jessica is a senior at Carroll College studying business marketing and management. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to new places and doing anything artistic. She is excited to have marketing opportunities here at Peak!

Tama Fiaseu

VP Administration / Tech

Tama Fiaseu

VP Administration / Tech

Tama was born and raised in Waipahu, Hawaii. He received his bachelor’s of science in health and human performance from the University of Montana Western in 2015. While at Montana Western, he played football, was in the Polynesian and rugby clubs and volunteered in the community. Tama enjoys getting donuts with his daughter, watching movies and spending time with his wife and dog, Sarge. He also enjoys having a good time with family and friends.

Charles Churchill

Lead Tech

Charles Churchill

Lead Tech

Charles was born and raised in Helena, Montana. He received his bachelor’s in exercise science from the University of Montana. During his free time, he enjoys sports and fishing.

Sam Asay

Estates Manager / Tech

Sam Asay

Estates Manager / Tech

Sam was born and raised in Helena, Montana, and graduated from Capital High School, where he was a varsity wrestler. He spent the last nine years building houses and was happy to transition to helping patients heal their bodies. Sam appreciates the practice of physical therapy and loves his Peak family. He enjoys spending time with family, fishing, rock climbing and being outdoors.

Katie Wright

Front Desk / Tech

Katie Wright

Front Desk / Tech

Katie grew up in Great Falls, Montana. She is a graduate of Great Falls High School, go Bison! She has a degree in education from Providence University. For the past several years, Katie has enjoyed being a group fitness instructor and loves health and fitness. When not working, you can find Katie spending time with her husband and three fun-loving boys.