In the world of physical therapy, Dr. Pakula is a stand-out in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain.
Growing up in a family of medical professionals in rural Washington, Dr. Pakula witnessed the difficulty locals faced with accessing healthcare. At a young age, she made it her goal to provide specialized, high-level care in a region with limited medical resources. This goal took her down the path of physical therapy, specifically focusing on back, neck and headache pain.
After earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University, Dr. Pakula completed an additional year of specialized training through the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship.
Less than one percent of therapists hold this certification. She is one of only eight therapists in the state of Montana who have completed fellowship training.
This intensive training under top clinicians highly refined her ability to provide efficient, effective care. She has earned the reputation of being a leading physical therapist and has a proven track record of quickly helping people recover from back, neck and headache pain.
Dr. Pakula has been a presenter at national conferences and serves as a consultant to the Kaiser Permanente Northern California PT Fellowship program. She has also taught continuing education courses to physical therapists in Peru through Health Volunteers Overseas.
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
- Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy