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Wednesday:7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Featured Services

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Hand Therapy Certified
Occupational Therapy
Sports Medicine
Functional Capacity Evaluations
Return-to-Work Program
Work Conditioning
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At Select Physical Therapy, our experienced clinical team will design an individualized plan of care that aligns with your specific goals in mind. Through experience, advanced clinical training and clear communication with our patients, our therapy team will give you the advantage in recovery. We are proud to be part of the community and are committed to providing each patient with an exceptional experience that promotes healing and recovery in a safe, compassionate environment. Call or request an appointment and experience the power of physical therapy today.

During this time, we are keenly focused on your safety while helping you feel better. Our center is open and here to serve those in need. The Department of Homeland Security and state governments have deemed physical therapy an essential component of health care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are taking extensive preventative measures, guided by the CDC, to protect our patients and employees who enter our center. Should you not feel comfortable visiting our center at this time, we are also offering telerehab services so you can easily connect with one of our licensed therapists through web-based technology that is HIPAA compliant. Contact us today for more information.

Our Team

Rachel Stein, P.T., DPT, COMT

Rachel is the center manager at our Palmer location. An integral part of our team, she has distinguished herself as a compassionate, caring professional who is patient-focused. While she is skilled in the treatment of a diverse patient population with orthopaedic conditions and post-surgical interventions, she also has a noted interest in the rehabilitation of balance deficits, back injuries, chronic pain and hip and knee conditions. In addition, she has seen success in the treatment of pediatric and neurological conditions. Rachel’s true competence and enthusiasm is evidenced each day in the one-on-one care she gives each patient utilizing her education and clinical proficiency.

Loragene Walker, P.T., DPT

Loragene is a dedicated professional and accomplished clinician who joins us with a wealth of experience treating patients in the skilled nursing/transitional care environment. Loragene has a passion for her profession and ensures that her patients take an active part in the healing process. Her goal is always to repair, rebuild and restore and to that end she offers compassionate and empathetic care to all. Loragene’s skills include the rehabilitation of a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions, post-surgical interventions and neurological maladies. She specializes in women’s health.

Sarah Marchisio, P.T., DPT, GST

Sarah brings a holistic and patient-centered approach to the center. She was born and raised in Cape Cod, MA but has quickly fallen in love with Alaska's natural beauty and vast space. Sarah enjoys treating individuals of all ages and abilities. With a background in adaptive skiing and mental health research, she believes that everyone deserves to experience freedom in movement.

Cheryl Abitz, OTR/L, CHT, WCC

Cheryl is a clinical veteran with more than 29 years of exemplary patient care to her credit. With a wealth of experience in the outpatient, inpatient and long-term care environments her specialty services include carpometacarpal (CMC) joint arthroplasty, flexor/extensor tendon repairs, wrist injuries and management of post-operative upper extremity conditions. Cheryl is a certified hand therapist and a certified wound care clinician who is skilled in the fabrication of custom upper extremity orthotics.

Mark Venhaus, PTA

Mark brings a high level of energy and personalized engagement with the patients he treats. He was born and raised in Alaska, spent the last five years in Colorado Springs pursuing his education and recently returned to Alaska to begin his career with Select Physical Therapy. Mark enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, both in winter and summertime and has a passion for promoting movement and an active lifestyle for all ages.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Fall Prevention Program
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Women's Health
  • Headache Treatment
  • Prenatal/Postpartum Rehabilitation
  • Speech Therapy

Hand Therapy

  • Hand Therapy Certified
  • Occupational Therapy

Sports Medicine

  • Sports Medicine
  • Concussion Management

Work Health

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Return-to-Work Program
  • Work Conditioning

Pediatric Therapy

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
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