Specializing in providing customized physical therapy
If you have ever had a stroke, joint injury or some other condition that caused you to lose some or all of your functional movement, you were most likely referred to a clinic. Eagle Center Physical Therapy is not your average clinic. Our team has the qualifications and experience to treat an extensive range of conditions. We have an impeccable reputation as the best physical therapy clinic in Eagle River, AK.
- General and sports orthopedics
- Injury rehabilitation
- Work related injuries
- Pre- and post- surgical
- Motor vehicle accident
- Chronic or acute injuries
- Kinesio taping
Call Eagle Center Physical Therapy today to make an appointment or visit our physical therapy clinic in Eagle River. Our goal is to help improve how each individual functions during their daily routine.
The Leading clinic of physical therapists in Eagle River, AK
Our treatment techniques in Eagle River are based on proven scientific research, clinical experience and continuing education. At Eagle Center Physical Therapy, we offer quality services and treatments.
Tammy Parker, Marketing Director
Tammy Parker is the clinical liaison and Marketing Director for Eagle Center Physical Therapy. She provides information and resources to promote our clinic and educate the public regarding our services. Tammy is an active Ambassador for the Chugiak Eagle River Chamber of Commerce.
Joanne Fosdick received her PTA degree from Volunteer State Community College, in Gallatin. Glenn Brown, PT and Joanne, opened Eagle Center Physical therapy in 1989.
She works three days a week, or as needed and that seems to suit her well. She has worked in Nashville, TN., at Vanderbilt Hospital, helping with the design of their burn unit. She has also worked in New York and Juneau, AK and before opening the Eagle River office, she worked at Regional Hospital.
Her family has always been very important to her and they keep her busy. She has three children, five grandchildren and recently, a great granddaughter that joined the family. Presently, she has four dogs that also keep her busy and are always waiting for her at home with kisses. She will always have a smile for you!
Laura Davidson, Front Desk Admin
Laura was a patient at our clinic for a total knee replacement surgery she had in April of 2015. Towards the end of her therapy, our front desk receptionist/medical billing specialist Kwan Barksdale gave her notice, since she and her husband were moving out of state. Laura immediately set the gears in motion and applied for the position and …we hired her!
Laura’s background is in customer service, sales and marketing. She also has 3 years of experience as a physical therapy clinic receptionist in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where she and her husband Brent lived prior to moving to Eagle River in 2003.
When not working, Laura and Brent enjoy collecting the many wild edible fruits on their property as well as hiking and foraging the many trails of the Chugach State Park. They enjoy bicycle rides along the Turnagain Arm and their annual dip-netting excursions to Chitna, AK for Copper River reds.
John Vachal, Physical Therapist
John graduated in 1974, from the University of North Dakota, School of Medicine, with a degree in Physical Therapy. He has been in continuous orthopedic practice since that time, in North Dakota, Idaho, Washington and Alaska. John is currently licensed in both Washington and Alaska. He has extensive continuing education in rehabilitation of knee and shoulder injuries, surgical repairs, and reconstruction, including total joint replacements.
His experience includes opening and operating his own orthopedic and sports medicine private clinics, establishing and managing hospital based outpatient clinics, providing Physical Therapy services for long term care facilities, provision of home health case management and therapy services, hospital and SNF administration, rehabilitation management and consultant services. Additionally, his business interests have included registered quarter horse and Simmental cattle production.
John is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, camping and motorcycling. Because he has a daughter residing in Alaska and another in Florida, he is able to enjoy salmon and trout fishing in Alaska and tarpon fishing in Florida.
John also very much enjoys attending games and supporting his granddaughters, both of whom are athletes at Colony High School in the Valley. John additionally has a granddaughter and 2 young grandsons in Florida. John’s other passion is cheering for sports teams Seattle Seahawks and the Miami Heat.
Kendra Higgins, DPTKendra is Alaskan born and raised. After she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Montana in Missoula, she came back to Alaska to practice. Her approach to physical therapy and treatment is to use up-to-date evidence-based methods, to help people regain function. Each patient is an individual, and personalizing each person’s treatment to their needs and personality, is her goal. When not busy in the office, she is skiing, running trails, biking and dancing to live music as much as possible.
What our Patients are Saying
“A couple years ago I fractured the ball of my left foot and the doctor had little hope that it could be repaired without surgery. I wanted to avoid surgery at all costs so asked to do physical therapy first. At my first appointment they had just received a laser and I got to be the first patient. Within 4 weeks the fracture was healed, without surgery. So, when I injured my calf and needed physical therapy I hoped to have the laser therapy again, but you had not received it yet. My first two weeks of therapy on my calf helped, but I still could not run on it. I was very excited to see you had received the laser during my third week of therapy, and knew it would be a great help, and I was right! After the first two sessions I was running again with little to no pain. I truly believe the laser therapy to be instrumental in getting me back to running and feeling better much faster. I would highly recommend the laser therapy to anyone wishing to speed up their recovery and/or wanting to improve their overall recovery.”
Susan Cogan – Winner of the 25th Anniversary Grand Prize Drawing Gift Basket –
“Thank you for the wonderful surprise. I never expected to win the gift basket. I never win.
Wade and I had so much fun going through the basket -it felt like we were kids again on Christmas morning.
There were so many wonderful surprises from gift certificates to zebra print duct tape. Everything useful & fun. Thank you.”
“When I arrived at Eagle Center Physical Therapy back in July, I was a mess! I’d had knee surgery and foolishly thought I could get it going again without rehab. The result was a bad fall that left me with three crushed vertebrae. My doctor was ecstatic when I said I live in Eagle River. In his opinion, the ECPT folks are the BEST in the entire Anchorage area. Now that I’ve worked with them, I agree. Simply put, they gave me my life back! The knee is in great shape, the back is stronger than before the accident and my overall state of health is better. They pushed me to do just that little bit more and then celebrated when I hit milestones such as being able to lay flat on my back without screaming or stepping up the resistance on the stationary bike. Along the way, I’ve lost 23 pounds, feel better than I have for years and know how to continue the good work we started, at home. I’m looking forward to zip-lining on my upcoming trip to Costa Rica and lots of hiking in our amazing Alaskan summer.
Today, I saw a friend who was getting therapy at ECPT after a hip replacement and she agreed with me-ECPT helped us get back to being our BEST selves.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you!