Our Mission

Pintler Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab is dedicated to offering the best available, evidence-based treatments, from the most skilled physical therapists in southwestern Montana.

  • We deliver high-quality care with exceptional results
  • We use evidence-based, effective treatments
  • We get our patients back to the activities they love

What We Value

We create a fun and caring environment while sticking to our values. We strive to be the best physical therapy clinic with the best care in Montana.

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Teamwork

We work together to accomplish more.

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Results

We provide genuine, personalized patient care with high-quality results.

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Responsibility

We commit ourselves to help people lead active and healthy lifestyles.

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Fun

We encourage a fun and upbeat environment that results in employees who want to come to work and patients who never want to leave.

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Community

We give back to the communities in which we serve.

Our Story

Pintler Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab began as an idea while Dr. Mike Cline PT, DPT, was completing physical therapy school and working on his clinical rotations. At many levels, both as an active patient in therapy and as a growing provider in the field, Mike realized the profession often fostered a culture of complacency with a lack of enthusiasm and inspiration. Therapists were often world-weary and struggled to find joy in their craft. Mike began to visualize an idealistic clinic that encouraged the type of atmosphere where patients would genuinely thrive. Mike wanted to establish a clinic with a team possessing the desire to elevate their craft beyond mediocrity and provide a physical therapy service unlike anywhere else.

Mike’s family has strong ties to the Anaconda, Montana area going back to when both of his grandfathers worked on the historic smelter. His vision flourished further from the recognition that the Anaconda-Deer Lodge valley would benefit from a facility that emphasized direct, patient-centered care. As a community, it became apparent the physical therapy services in the area was not sufficient. Mike felt it would greatly benefit the community if he could replicate this type of facility in Anaconda.

Pintler Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab strives to offer a dedicated, detail-oriented, patient-centered treatment service that empowers patients. In the modern physical therapy arena, it is not enough to work FOR your patients. At Pintler Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, we work with our patients to achieve real change in their health, wellness and quality of life.

Meet Our Team

We’re a team of dedicated professionals serving the needs of patients in southwestern Montana.

Mike Cline

PT, DPT, Cert. DN, Cert. SMT, Dip. Osteopractic, FAAOMPT, CEO

Mike Cline

PT, DPT, Cert. DN, Cert. SMT, Dip. Osteopractic, FAAOMPT, CEO

Although he grew up in a military family, Mike’s family is originally from Anaconda. He attended Montana State University in Bozeman where he earned his bachelor’s degree in health and human performance in 2009. Mike went on to earn his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Findlay in Ohio. His collegiate career began with a baseball scholarship that was cut short by injury, which played a role in his interest in physical therapy. To this day, Mike has an interest in the rehabilitation of throwing athletes and the prevention of overuse injuries, especially those in adolescent and teenage athletes. He recently completed a Fellowship through the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. Other treatment interests of Mike’s are vestibular and post-concussion rehabilitation, headaches and chronic pain syndromes. An avid outdoorsman, in his spare time he can usually be found bow hunting, floating, fly fishing or just hiking and exploring the mountains with his wife, Sara, son, Liam, and dog, Ruger.

Aleisha Gornick

PT, DPT, LSVT-BIG

Aleisha Gornick

PT, DPT, LSVT-BIG

Aleisha received her undergraduate degree from Montana State University in health and human performance. She returned to her home city of Missoula to complete her doctorate in physical therapy. After graduation, Aleisha moved to Houston, Texas, to pursue work treating neurological conditions such as spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury and Parkinson’s disease. She is excited to bring this knowledge back to Anaconda and hopes to redefine rehabilitation for those impacted by a neurological event. Aleisha is Lee Silverman Voice Training–BIG certified to work with patients with Parkinson’s disease and is currently working toward certifications in dry needling and spinal manipulation. Aleisha has a special interest in assisting horseback riders maximize their riding performance and eliminate pain while riding. Aleisha enjoys hiking, horseback riding and skiing. She and her two horses, Toro and Ace, enjoy exploring the mountain lakes of Montana and competing in team sorting and barrel racing.