Kate Skinner

PT, DPT, HFI, CMP

Kate received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in 2005. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Nutritional Science from Montana State University. Kate is certified as a Mulligan Practitioner, and as a Health Fitness Instructor by the American College of Sports Medicine. She has advanced training in Primal Reflex Release Technique, completed the Strategic Orthopedics Spine System training through the American Back Pain Center, is a certified ASTYM provider, and has visceral manipulation training. Kate has a special interest in chronic pain, and abdominal adhesions. Kate first became interested in physical therapy after struggling with unknown hypermobility related pain and sports injuries. She also developed a greater understanding of rehab after undergoing two hip reconstruction surgeries and the 6-month recoveries. Kate enjoys spending quality time with her husband and four children, as well as hiking and skiing.

Kate Skinner

Catie Kohler

PT, DPT

Catie earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Montana in 2009 after completing her undergraduate degree in Community Health at Carroll College. Catie has continued her clinical education through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and is a certified ASTYM provider. She became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2015. Catie’s special interests include spinal dysfunction, headaches and non-surgical hip pain. Catie is a Missoula native who developed her fascination with the human body through her participation in athletics and outdoor activities. Her interests include cross-country skiing, gardening, cooking, and traveling. Catie likes to take advantage of Missoula’s outdoor opportunities with her husband, son, daughter, and dog.

Catie Kohler

Lisa Bakker

PT, DPT

Lisa earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Montana in 2011 after earning her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Montana. She obtained a board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2015, has advanced training in Women’s Health through the American Physical Therapy Associations’ Capp program, continued education from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and is a certified ASTYM provider. Lisa has a special interest in women’s health, and places special emphasis on functional exercise and manual therapy. She also works closely with the golf community both in education the regional golf pros and with amateur golfers in improving their ability to play without pain. Lisa was raised in the Bitterroot Valley and along with her husband and two boys is happy to call Missoula home.

Lisa Bakker

Karli Gutman

PT, DPT

Karli earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Washington in 2013 and completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Portland. She has completed continuing education courses through Herman & Wallace for women’s health with an additional emphasis on pelvic pain, as well as visceral manipulation through the Barral Institute. Karli also has advanced training through the Spinal Manipulation Institute for both spinal manipulation and instrument-assisted manual therapy. Karli has a special interest in both pelvic floor dysfunction and managing chronic pain. Karli is originally from central Washington, but now calls Missoula home where she can enjoy the outdoors, including hiking and trail running in the summer, and skiing throughout the winter.

Karli Gutman

Cindy Doherty

Billing Manager

Cindy is a Missoula native who has been working in medical billing for over ten years. She works hard to keep up with all of the new changes that are occurring with health insurance and the medical industry today. In her free time, Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband, her dog, and her grandchildren. She also loves the outdoors by relaxing on her boat or hunting in Western Montana.

Cindy Doherty

Lavon McVey

Front Office Coordinator

LaVon schedules clients, keeps the office organized and running efficiently. She has worked in the medical field for over 15 years, and enjoys working with people. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, husband, daughters and grandson. She enjoys biking, hiking, and spending time outside in the summer.

Lavon McVey

Vanessa Himber

Front Office Assistant

Vanessa also assists in the scheduling and office organization. She moved to Montana from Virginia in 1989. She has a variety of experiences, including owning a catering business and driving a school bus. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children as well as yoga, mountain biking, hiking, or anything involving the majestic mountains of Montana.

Vanessa Himber

Jody Skinner

Business Manager

Jody started GDPT with Kate Skinner in 2013 working tirelessly to get the clinic up and running. His background is in engineering, and he continues to make sure the business runs smoothly and efficiently working on everything from fix-it projects, to graphic design and lay-out, to taxes and business management. You don’t see him very often in the clinic but he is always working behind the scenes.

Jody Skinner