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
- trigger point dry needling
- Motor vehicle accident
- Chronic or acute injuries
- Kinesio taping
- Sports/running injuries
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.
Introducing our newest Physical Therapist
Ethan Brown, PT, DPT
Ethan was born and raised in the small town of Seymour, IN. He was introduced to physical therapy after sustaining two soccer injuries that required surgery and long months of rehabilitation. He credits his physical therapist with getting him back to soccer and even running in a half marathon. While earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Evansville, he was involved in breathing screening and movement analysis research. This research has allowed him to co-author a manuscript that is in the process of being published in a physical therapy journal. Ethan has worked in Indiana, Colorado, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana and Alaska primarily serving outpatient orthopedic populations.
Ethan moved here in 2019 with his wife, Olivia, and golden retriever, Ralphie, as a travel physical therapist. They loved it so much they decided to stay. He and his wife enjoy hiking, taking road trips, spoiling their dog and hope to get into skijoring over their first Alaskan winter!
A quote that sums up Ethan’s daily motivation is, “I enjoy the unique opportunity to walk alongside my patients through their own rehabilitation journey.”
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.
Kendra Higgins, DPT
Kendra 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.
Lacie Windsor earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science: Pre-Professional, from Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA in 2012. Lacie went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA in 2016.
Previously working as a traveling therapist, her journeys took her to Alaska, specifically to Eagle River, where Lacie is now employed as a physical therapist with Eagle Center Physical Therapy. Lacie’s experience include orthopedic, sports, aquatic therapy, hand and foot conditions, neurological and vestibular/vertigo dysfunctions , and TMD. Lacie is passionate about providing quality physical therapy care for her patients and is excited to continue learning.
During her spare time, Lacie enjoys hiking and other outdoor related adventures. Additionally, she values spending time with friends, family and her dog, Oswin.
Lacie’s motivational quote:
Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, Not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
Eric Tomalis, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Eric was raised in Reading, PA, a small town outside of Philadelphia, where he enlisted in the US Marine Corps after graduating from high school. He was sent to Parris Island, SC for boot camp and then was stationed in Camp Pendleton, CA as well as in Okinawa, Japan. Following his enlistment, he attended Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Kinesiology and was accepted into the US Army-Baylor Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, in San Antonio, TX. Obtaining his degree from Baylor required service with the US Army where he was able to further his experience in Physical Therapy at Ft Hood, TX for his internship, Ft Drum, NY, and finally to JBER, AK where he worked as the sole Physical Therapist for the Paratroopers of 4/25. He was able to experience the unique situation of routinely jumping from aircrafts abd participating in field training next to his patients. Eric is currently board certified in Orthopedics and certified in trigger point dry needling.
Eric and his wife, Ashley, fell in love with Alaska as soon as they got here, and were excited to put down roots in this beautiful state. When he isn’t treating patients, Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 young boys, hiking, riding his motorcycle, and gardening. He continues to serve our country in the US Army Reserves. He personally believes that many of the aches and pains we experience in life can be alleviated through detailed education about the cause of the pain, the right mindset, and a little bit of teamwork.
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.
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!
Thanks for giving me the confidence and good health to climb high!