The Best Physical Therapists in Orem & Provo

Matthew Bushnell

Matthew Bushnell, DPT

Biography:

Matt has specialized in the treatment of several orthopedic, sports, geriatric, and chronic pain conditions. He has a special interest in treating the complex symptoms surrounding the diagnosis of EDS (hypermobility syndrome) and Chiari malformation. His treatment philosophy, “Reset. Retrain. Restore.”, is implemented into his patient’s plan of care to create an optimal environment of healing. Through his hands-on technique and treatment, which include additional training and certifications, the pain cycle is “Reset”. Utilizing patient education and a personalized therapeutic exercise program the patient is empowered to “Retrain” muscles, posture, stabilization, and proper movement patterns. This helps the patient to avoid rebounding, or reoccurring symptoms, which “Restore” prior levels of activity and function.

Matt lives in Lehi with his wife and four children. He loves speaking Spanish, being active as a family, hiking, biking, swimming, camping, archery and hunting. He also enjoys educating students, patients, and others about the principles of physical therapy and how they promote a healthy lifestyle.

 

Education:

  • Associate in Arts, Utah Valley University
  • Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, Brigham Young University
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Utah
  • Certified Astym Provider
  • Certified Trigger Point Dry Needling Practitioner
  • Certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • Additional Clinical Training with Mike Healy, DPT, Specialist In Managing Complex Cases of EDS and Chiari

Schedule:

  • Monday & Friday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm (Orem)
  • Wednesday 7:00 am – 1:00 pm (Orem)
  • Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (Provo)
Dan Lillywhite

Dan Lillywhite, DPT

Biography:

Dan Lillywhite received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Utah. Dan is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling, Astym treatment, and Kinesio-taping. He enjoys working with patients with a variety of orthopedic injures including, but not limited to, the spine, hips, knees, ankles, feet, or shoulders. Patients seeking treatment may be dealing with injuries caused by overuse, trauma, life, or after surgery. Dan has an excellent background in many aspects of rehabilitation and enjoys working with patients of all ages. He finds satisfaction in helping patients achieve their functional goals. Dan enjoys being outdoors and participating in various activities including trail running, biking, hiking, backpacking, and camping. He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys speaking it as a second language. He resides in Lindon, UT with his wife, Kate, and their 4 children. Dan has worked for Bushnell Physical Therapy for many years and has built a great reputation in the field of Physical Therapy.

 

 Education:

  • Bachelors of Science Physical Education, Pre-physical Therapy, Utah State University 2005
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Utah 2008
  • Certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Certified in Astym Therapy
  • Certified in Kinesio-taping
  • Certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment

 Schedule:

  • Monday & Wednesday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm (Provo)
  • Friday 7:00 am – 12:00 pm (Provo)
  • Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 am – 12:30 pm (Orem)
Casey Saunders

Casey Saunders, DPT

Biography:

Casey Saunders grew up in Pleasant Grove, Utah and attended Utah Valley University while participating in UVU track and field. He went on to receive his bachelor’s from Utah State University in Human Movement Science before receiving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah. Casey loves to be outside and loves to adventure. He has a passion for many things but loves to spend his time fishing, mountain biking, and spending time with family. He enjoys helping athletes and individuals return to optimal wellness and function. He has been with Bushnell Physical Therapy for several years and looks forward to helping those in his care with utmost physical and emotional care.

 

 Education:

  • Bachelors of Human Movement Science, Utah State University
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
  • Certified in Video Gait Analysis
  • Level 1 Dry Needling Certified

 Schedule:

  • Monday 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm (Orem)
  • Monday & Wednesday 7:00 am – 4:30 pm (Orem)
  • Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 am – 12:30 pm (Orem)
Justin Brown

Justin Brown, DPT

Biography:

Justin Brown grew up in Orem, UT.  He attended Utah Valley University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science.  He then attended the University of Utah where he graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  Justin has created a great reputation at Bushnell Physical Therapy.  He enjoys working with a variety of injuries and helping people regain their physical health.  Justin has been a valuable team member of Bushnell Physical Therapy for several years.  He lives in Lindon, UT with his wife and their 3 boys.  Justin enjoys fishing, playing volleyball, and being outdoors.  

 

 Education:

  • Bachelors of Exercises Science, Utah Valley University
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Utah
  • Clinical Training with Mike Healy, DPT, Specialist In Managing Complex Cases of EDS and Chiari
  • Level 1 Dry Needling Certified

 Schedule:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Provo)
  • Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm (Provo)
Orion Wilson

Orion Wilson, DPT

Biography:

Orion earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and also graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Athletic Training. With this background, he enjoys working with orthopedic injuries and athletes, helping them return to playing sports & other activities. He believes a “healing touch” is crucial to patient recovery. Through his schooling and clinical education, Orion spent a considerable amount of time at TOSH in Murray, UT helping patients recover from the back, neck, and hip pain. He reports that it helped him gain crucial experience and confidence when treating patients with these difficulties. Orion speaks Spanish as a second language and loves communicating with his Spanish speaking patients.

“The most fulfilling part about Physical Therapy is making a connection with patients and seeing them heal. I enjoy collaborating with them on their plan of care so they can return having felt a significant improvement in their symptoms. My favorite patient to treat is the one that meets their goals.” Orion Wilson

Orion enjoys the outdoors, hiking, camping, singing, playing guitar, his family & setting, and achieving difficult goals. Orion has helped develop our Aide training program. He embraces working directly with Physical Therapy Aides from BYU/UVU to help them advance in their knowledge and to gain valuable experience working in our clinic.

 

 Education:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (DPT)

  • Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, Brigham Young University (ATC)

  • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, Brigham Young University

  • Certified Athletic Trainer

 Schedule:

  • Monday & Wednesday 7:00 am – 1:00 pm (Provo)

  • Tuesday & Thursday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (Provo)

  • Friday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm (Provo)

Megan Holbrook

Megan Holbrook, PTA

Biography:

Megan grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago where she developed a passion for the field of physical therapy after dealing with several sports injuries. Megan earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University and then went on to receive her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Provo College. Megan started at Bushnell as a patient herself, and she is excited to join the team now as a PTA to help people return to doing what they love just as she did. She enjoys playing basketball, keeping up with BYU sports, hiking, and doing anything outdoors.

 

 Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, Brigham Young University 
  • Associate of Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, Provo College 

 Schedule:

  • Monday: 7:00am – 5:00pm (Orem)
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Orem)
  • Wednesday: 7:00am – 9:00am (Orem)
Brook Whatcott

Brook Whatcott, PTA

Biography:

Brooke grew up in Salt Lake City and attended Utah State University before completing her Physical Therapy Assisting degree at Provo College. Brooke is a patient advocate who finds joy in helping her patients reach their recovery goals. She enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic injuries and loves to build relationships with patients of all ages. In her spare time, you can find Brooke hiking & backpacking, trying new restaurants with her husband, making jewelry, traveling, and spending time with her family. She is thrilled to help patients reclaim their lives with Bushnell Physical Therapy.

 

 Education:

  • Associate of Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, Provo College
  • FMT Basic and Advanced Certified (2021)

 Schedule:

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:00am – 2:00pm (Provo)
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm (Orem)
Brook Whatcott

Gina de Cesare-Espinoza, DPT

Biography:

Gina grew up in Sunnyvale, California. She attended San Jose State University where she ran Track and Field as a sprinter. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training. She then worked at an Athletic Trainer, Track and Field coach, Personal Trainer, and Physical Therapy Aide before deciding to go back to school with the aim of becoming a Physical Therapist. In 2018, she moved to Provo, UT to attend Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. While there, she completed internships working in a variety of specialties of Physical Therapy around Utah and Oregon. In 2021, Gina earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and became a licensed Physical Therapist. She enjoys working with a variety of patients including those with orthopedic conditions, scoliosis, and jaw pain.

In her down time, Gina enjoys camping, boating, running and attending a showing of the latest Marvel film.

 

 Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, San Jose State University
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

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