Jeff was raised in Anchorage since the age of five and returned after completing college. He played hockey competitively growing up and continues to play recreationally.
Jeff has worked completely in outpatient orthopedics in several local clinics before opening Alaska Physical Therapy Specialists, LLC in June 2004.
Jeff is a resident and fellowship trained orthopedic manual physical therapist through the Ola Grimsby Institute and enjoys treating all spinal, extremity and craniomandibular pain. Jeff has had direct education with Mariano Rocabado, PT one of the first PT’s to focus treatment in the craniomandibular and craniocervical region. He is currently in advanced studies with the international CRAFTA program, Craniofacial Therapy Academy.
Bachelor’s degree in biology and minor in psychology, Seattle University, 1996
Masters in physical therapy, Eastern Washington University, 1999
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
Hockey, mountain biking, skiing.
Michelle moved to Anchorage in 2011 with her husband, who was born and raised here. She joined the AKPTS team in 2016.
Michelle has worked throughout her career in outpatient orthopedics both in Reno, Nevada and in Anchorage. She is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and recently completed a residency program in orthopedic manual therapy through the Ola Grimsby Institute.
Michelle’s other clinical interests include pelvic health and vestibular rehabilitation for individuals with dizziness complaints and balance deficits, sports rehabilitation, and headache management.
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, University of Illinois, 2005
Doctorate in physical therapy, Duke University, 2009
Hiking, camping, running, biking, and exploring the outdoors.
Shauna was born and raised in Anchorage and joined the AKPTS team in summer 2017.
Shauna has a vast experience in outpatient orthopedics. She has a strong interest in manual therapy and completed a Residency in Orthopedic Manual Therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute in 2016. She has also completed the two foundation Dry Needling courses from Myopain Seminars.
Shauna’s other clinical interests include sports rehabilitation, pelvic health, and vestibular rehabilitation for individuals with complaints of dizziness and balance deficits.
Bachelor of Science in Health Science from The University of Arizona, 2001
Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Boston University, 2005
Marathoning, skiing, fat tire biking, playing women's ice hockey, hiking, and fly fishing.
Peter arrived in Anchorage in 2020 with his Fiance’, Jessica, their dog Nori, and two cats Ricky and Maisie. They decided to call Alaska home and have since adopted an additional dog, Kozu, and cat, Pablo. He was born and raised in San Diego, California. Peter joined the AKPTS team in 2021.
Peter started his career as an inpatient acute physical therapist at Scripps Hospital Encinitas and in 2011 transitioned to outpatient orthopedics. Peter is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist with advanced training in manual therapy techniques through the Learning Movements Orthopedic Physical Therapy Seminars. Peter is also trained in Dry Needling through Myopain seminars.
Peter’s other clinical interest are sport rehabilitation and temporal mandibular joint dysfunction.
Bachelors in Psychology University California Santa Barbara, 2004
Masters in Physical Therapy California State University Long Beach, 2010
Mountain Biking. Fat tire biking. Skiing. Long Distance Thru hiking. Culinary Arts. Fishing. Surfing.