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.

Kyla Harris

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Kyla Harris

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Kyla received her bachelor’s of science in human and health performance from Montana State University in 2013. She went on to earn her doctorate in physical therapy A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Kyla enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions and injuries but her special interests are manual therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, pediatrics, geriatrics and balance and falls prevention. Kyla has gone on to receive additional training in dry needling, spinal manipulation, pelvic floor dysfunction and visceral manipulation. Kyla is a proud fifth generation Montanan who was raised on a small farm in Helena, Montana. In her free time, Kyla enjoys hiking, hunting, skiing, trail running, fly fishing, traveling and golfing with her husband, three step kids and two dogs. She is thrilled to be back in Anaconda and to have the opportunity to help the community as a part of the Pintler Physical Therapy team.

Aprill Barber

PTA

Aprill Barber

PTA

Aprill grew up in Great Falls, Montana, where she attended Great Falls College – MSU and graduated with a degree as a physical therapist assistant in 2018. She earned her functional movement techniques certification in 2019 through Rocktape. When she is not in the clinic treating patients, Aprill spends most of her time exploring the wilderness with her husband, son and two dogs. Aprill is excited to be a part of the Anaconda community and to continue to explore new places for hiking and camping.

Terri Jo Arneson

PT Tech

Terri Jo Arneson

PT Tech

Terri is originally from Sheridan, Oregon, and moved to Anaconda in seventh grade. Terri graduated from the University of Montana Western with a bachelor’s of science in health and human performance in May 2020 and is currently working toward a certification to become a strength and conditioning coach. Terri’s future plans include attending graduate school to obtain a master’s degree in athletic training and a doctorate in physical therapy. When she is not hitting the books, applying to grad school or working toward her certification, she enjoys doing anything outdoors and spending time with her dog, Felix, as well as friends and family. In her free time, she also enjoys coaching the youth of Anaconda in soccer, basketball and volleyball.

Madi Perry

Front Desk / Marketing

Madi Perry

Front Desk / Marketing

Madison was born and raised in Power, Montana. She played collegiate volleyball at Dawson Community College and earned an associate degree in business. She went on to Montana Tech University, earning a bachelor’s in accounting and health administration. In her free time, Madi enjoys staying active outdoors skiing, hiking and fishing. She also enjoys caring for her plants and animals. Madi is passionate about helping people remain active and enjoy the quality of life that Montana has to offer. She is committed to helping our clients feel welcome and to assist our clients to do life better.

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.