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THE PRACTICE

About Recover PT

 

Welcome to Recover Physical Therapy, where the focus is to Recover your health and strength so that you can live your life without restrictions or pain. 

 

We are a locally owned practice founded with the recognition of the need for a superior approach and additional resources in physical therapy that were not previously available to the Magic Valley. Our purpose is to improve the freedom and happiness of the clients we serve. 

 

At Recover PT, we do things very differently than what you will find elsewhere. Every session will be focused, one-on-one care with a highly skilled clinician.  You won't find your therapist trying to juggle more than one patient at a time, and your care will never be delegated to unlicensed aides.

 

You will find the clinic uniquely equipped with all the same resources used for treating professional athletes. We are the only clinic in town offering these innovative rehab tools like on-site aquatic therapy, the Neubie machine, and the Alter-G Anti-Gravity treadmill.  These tools can safely allow you to strengthen your muscles and exercise after an injury or surgery, and will provide you with a much faster recovery and quicker return to normal activity.

 

Our Core Values

 

  • Teamwork

    • Having a cohesive team that enjoys working together and communicates well is of utmost importance. It is ​one of the best ways to give patients an outstanding experience and to provide team members an enjoyable work environment. 

  • Integrity

    • We believe that our conduct when we believe no one is watching us is a strong indicator of our integrity, and that our practice cannot thrive or survive in the long term without full integrity​.

  • Transparency

    • At Recover PT we have no secrets to hide. This is true in our interactions with patients who may have questions about what to realistically expect from our physical therapy services, or what their responsibilities will be to achieve their goals.  We believe in a "no-surprises policy" where we are careful not to surprise patients or team members with unexpected changes or expectations, but rather work to be transparent about all relationships and expectations from the beginning.  

  • Gratitude 

    • An attitude of gratitude is the key to happiness.  We are genuinely thankful to be part of the Magic Valley, to our clients who trust us with their care​, to the physicians who refer their patients to us, and especially to our team members that share our vision.  "We are surrounded by innumerable blessings that we can easily take for granted if we are not mindful. Conversely, when nothing is expected and everything is appreciated, life becomes magical." - Gary B. Sabin

Our Physical Therapists
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Blaine Hawkes, PT, DPT, COMT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Bachelor of Science

Exercise Science

Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist

Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy

Certified NeuFit Provider

Marymount University

Arlington, VA 2012

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT 2009

Long Island, New York

2018

Austin, Texas

2019

Blaine is the founder and owner of Recover Physical therapy. After working for others for 8 years he decided to establish his own practice where he could have freedom to offer his patients a more holistic, custom, and personalized approach to physical therapy. 

 

Blaine is a Southern Idaho native; he grew up in Oakley where he was very active in sports throughout the year and spent his summers working in agriculture and construction.  After high school he served a two-year Church mission in Chile. He is fluent in Spanish.

 

He earned his degree in Exercise Science from BYU in 2009, and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Marymount University in 2012.  In 2018 He further advanced his skills and earned certification as an orthopedic manual therapist (COMT).  Upon opening the practice he brought several unique rehab tools to the clinic, including Neubie electrical stimulation, an Anti-Gravity treadmill system, and onsite aquatic therapy. He coordinates with nutrition therapy practitioners that enable patients to achieve a higher degree of health and wellness in combination with excellent physical therapy. 

 

Blaine has a unique ability to truly listen to his patients, and understands how distressing pain and physical impairments can be.  He has gone above and beyond industry standards to research physical therapy literature and continue his education and skills. Outside of work he can often be found with his wife and 5 children. Together they love biking, skiing, hiking, church service, and getting involved in our great community. 

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Emmanuel Ferreira, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Concorde Career College

San Diego, California

Emmanuel is a Southern Idaho native. He is a first generation American, born in Twin Falls and grew up in Jerome. In high school he developed an interest for exercise and human anatomy and physiology. He spent his summers working in agriculture, landscaping, a truss plant, and a truck wash. After  

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Emmanuel Ferreira, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Concorde Career College

San Diego, California

Emmanuel is a Southern Idaho native. He is a first generation American, born in Twin Falls and grew up in Jerome. In high school he developed an interest for exercise and human anatomy and physiology. He spent his summers working in agriculture, landscaping, a truss plant, and a truck wash. After  

 graduating from Jerome High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy at the age

of 18. 

While enlisted in the Navy, he completed his basic training in Great Lakes, IL. From there he completed advanced training in Meridian, MS. After training he was stationed in Raleigh, NC. In 2012 he volunteered for a deployment in Afghanistan, where he was the youngest member of his unit at the age of 21. He finished his five year enlistment stationed in Port Hueneme, CA. 

Once honorably discharged from the Navy, he moved down to San Diego to attend Concorde Career College where he received his Associates of Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant. After graduation he decided to move back to Idaho to get licensed as a PTA. He wanted to be closer to his family and he missed the Idaho outdoors. When not working, he likes to be outside doing activities like hiking, swimming, kayaking, snowboarding, mountain biking, and camping.

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Tanisha Jones, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

College of Southern Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho

Tanisha was born and raised right here in the Magic Valley.  Growing up she participated in Cross Country, the Dance Team, and showed dairy cows in the local 4-H program. Right after
high school she attended the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) where she earned her Liberal Arts Degree. During her time 

there, she danced on the Golden Girls Dance Team where she performed at all the basketball games, school events, and even competed at the national level.
Motivated by her interests in exercise, movement, and the human body, after a few
years she went back to CSI to obtain her Physical Therapist Assistant Degree. She cares for her patients and wants to help them return to what they love doing most.
Outside of the clinic, Tanisha can be found at the pickleball courts with her husband.
She enjoys the outdoors and loves ATV riding, kayaking and camping. She also loves spending time with her family, playing games, and watching movies while cuddling her dog.

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Rebecca Wickham

Patient Care Coordinator

Rebecca spent most of her growing up years in Cheyenne Wyoming, until 2012, when she and her family moved to Twin Falls. She graduated from BYU-Idaho with an associates in Administrative Assistant/Office Manager in 2020. 

She has been with Recover Physical Therapy since 2020 and

loves getting to know patients that come into our office, and answering questions or concerns so they can focus on feeling better. 

When not helping patients in the office, Rebecca loves playing ultimate frisbee with a local community group, which she has participated in since 2015. She also loves spending time with her family, usually watching a movie, playing games, or just talking.

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Tiffany Kunzler

Licensed Massage Therapist

My name is Tiffany and I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2016. At the heart of my practice is the belief that every client deserves a tailored experience. With an understanding of the body and its intricate needs, I create massages that are uniquely designed for each individual. By incorporating a variety

of techniques, including hot stone therapy, cupping, hot towels, and even CBD, I ensure that your specific concerns are addressed with the utmost care and precision. I approach each session with empathy and compassion, recognizing that chronic pain can greatly affect your quality of life. My primary goal is to help alleviate your discomfort and promote overall wellness. By actively listening to your needs and concerns, I provide a safe space where you can relax, trust, and heal. Therapeutic massage offers a multitude of benefits beyond relaxation. It can help reduce muscle tension, improve joint mobility, enhance circulation, and promote a sense of overall well-being. Whether you're seeking relief from chronic pain, stress reduction, or to simply relax, my customized massages are designed to cater to your unique requirements.

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