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SallieSallie Rediske, MPT, WCS

...is a 1998 graduate of the Master of Physical Therapy program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. In 2013, she earned recognition as a nationally certified specialist in womenís health physical therapy. She is the only physical therapist in Alaska with this credential. She has extensive experience in a wide range of outpatient orthopedic problems and specializes in the treatment of pelvic health concerns, including chronic pelvic pain, urinary and bowel issues, pregnancy, post- hysterectomy and post-abdominal surgery management.
  Sallie is an active member of the Americal Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Section on Women's Health of the APTA, Orthopedic Section of the APTA, National Vulvodynia Association, Endometriosis Association, International Pelvic Pain Society, International Association for the Study of Pain, and the Alaska Chapter of the APTA.
  Sallie sees her primary role as a health educator who integrates information regarding the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems for her clients. Sallie developed Homer Physical Therapy to empower patients with knowledge to manage their neuromusculoskeletal conditions for an improved quality of life long after discharge from physical therapy. She works to integrate manual therapy techniques with functional applications of movement re-education to maximize the learning experience while in treatment.
  Sallie loves being with her family, cross-country skiing, and boating on beautiful Kachemak Bay. Sallie also loves taking road trips in her prized 1984 AdventureWagon Volkswagen camper van.

DarcyDarcy M Souza, PT

...was born in Iowa and raised in Wisconson as an easy-going midwesterner! She graduated with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virgina, in 1992. She has been living and working in Tuscon, Arizona, since 1994. Darcy primarily worked in Tuscon's Level One Trauma Center doing Acute Care, however, also has experience in Long-Term Acute Care, Home Health, In-patient Rehabilibation and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
  Darcy is presently participating in training in visceral manipulation to effectively treat Homer Physical Therapy's specialized client population. Darcy brings to Homer her no-nonsense midwestern common sense and sensibility. Alaska has long been on her "bucket list" to see and experience and she says she's very excited to be here! We are happy to have her at Homer Physical Therapy and look forward to showing her our beautiful State.

BethBeth Laffan, LMT

...graduated from the Healing Arts Center of Massage Therapy in 2008. She is trained in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, and other healing modalities. While in school she learned and practiced QiGong and Tai Chi as a meditative exercise.
 Beth graduated with a BA of Arts from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
  Her sense of adventure and curious nature; her interest in new experiences and yearning to interact with different cultures called her on a four year journey throughout the US and Mexico. Beth supported her journey by working in various fields such as children's programs, community mental health systems and plant nurseries ever endeavoring to progress westward.
  Beth's intuitive and nurturing spirit is a symbol of her belief that we are all deserving of the power of touch. She looks forward to continuing her education in bodywork - opening herself up to new methods that will benefit her clients.
  Although healing touch is her passion, Beth also enjoys gardening, quiet Alaskan winters and long walks on the beach with her dogs.

AndreaAndrea L Huyck, LMT

... graduated with a BS in Sports Medicine in 1993 from Keene State College in Keene, NH. She then attended the New England Academy of Therapeutic Sciences to become a Massage Practitioner in the State of New Hampshire. She worked with a chiropracter in addition to a job at a natural health food store and the role of ambassador at a ski resort. Good nutrition and outdoor exercise have always been important to her. She came to Homer for a summer in 1997. The natural beauty and wonderful community enticed her to stay. She understands that living in Alaska and enjoying the outdoors is enhanced by staying strong and in great physical shape. Andrea loves many different recreational sports including ice hockey, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, rollerblading, swimming, dancing, gardening and beach walks with her two dogs. She enjoys sharing all of these activities with her three amazing children.
  Andrea is currently Nationally Certified and has been a member of the American Massage Therapy Association since 1994. She continues her life-long education by taking workships to learn new techniques for her trade. She uses an intuitive mix of neuromuscular, Swedish, sports and myofascial release in her treatments. Andrea is excited about working at Homer Physical Therapy.

FranFran Evarts,  Fitness Instructor

... certified in 1997 with AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) as a Group Fitness Instructor and has instructed various fitness classes in Homer since that time. Her teaching background also includes specialized certifications in Kickboxing, Mat Science/Pilates and training in weight training and Cycling instruction.
  Franís teaching style is that of a true educator. She designs her classes to help clients increase mind-body awareness with detail to injury prevention. In 2003, she advanced her training and became certified as an AFAA Personal Trainer Fitness Counselor. With an emphasis on public health, Fran integrates information from the exercise sciences with fundamental theories of learning and basic counseling skills to help clients practice and develop healthy living habits.
  Born and raised in southern California, Fran moved to Homer after she married and enjoys raising her four children here. Aside from her class instruction she like to keep active through participation in various athletic events offered throughout the community.
  Fran believes there is a perfect balance of all aspects of life. To be open, accepting and respectful to each part is what she strives to accomplish as a mother, wife and teacher. She feels education is a lifetime endeavor and she is currently pursuing a degree in psychology as well as additional training certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine.

Sally KeeneSally Keene,  Fitness Instructor

...is certified with the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) and has been teaching aquatic classes since 2002.
 She has received certification as a personal trainer with the Aerobics and Fitness Associationof America (AFAA) in 2003.
 She has exercise experience in Homer that includes step aerobics, weight training, Tai Chi, Qigong, Karate, yoga, pilates and water exercise.
 Sally has a passion for physical fitness and has been been involved in physical fitness classes in Homer for more than 20 years. She has earned her orange belt in Karate.
 For the past several months, Sally has been training under the mentorship of Fran Evarts, CFI, learning to evaluate basic foundational movement patterns, i.e. squatting, pushing, pulling, bending, reaching and rotating. Sally is teaching The Core Class at the Homer Physical Therapy Fitness Center, which is a fascinating exploration and development of fundamental movement and skill as well as focusing on overall physical fitness. Sally is excited to be working in an environment that focuses on exercise safety. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her

DeenaDeena Benson, Office Manager

...is practically a lifetime resident of Homer and the vicinity. She grew up on a homestead outside of Homer and spent her early years running heavy equipment at her familyís gravel pit. She later spent years working in various capacities in WI, CO and here in Homer. Deena holds a UAA Certificate in Criminal Justice and has 13 years experience in that field. She is also a Certified Municipal Clerk and worked as a Deputy Municipal Clerk for 4 years. In between, she practiced a number of other occupations that included veterinarian assistant, college registration clerk and general manager of a large multi-service lodge.
  Deena has been praised for her professionalism, organization skills and communication skills. Deena brings compassion and a joy of working with people. She holds in high regard her belief that every being has the right to be treated with dignity.
  Deena brings to Homer Physical Therapy a varied set of skills, a wide knowledge base and a great deal of finesse. She knows just about everything there is to know about Homer and about practically everything else, as well. She is our go-to person at Homer Physical Therapy. We are very pleased to have her as our office manager.
 Deena is glad to help you with any billing and insurance issues or questions that pertain to your treatment at Homer Physical Therapy. Please feel free to give her a call today.

PepperPepper Martushev, Receptionist

... hails from Nebraska where she grew up with her brother, and helped in the family business of taxidermy. She moved to Alaska when she was a High School Senior, then traveled to work and live in several states including Georgia, Utah, California and Rhode Island. She has worked on a Naval Base, held various positions such as property and leasing manager for an 80 unit complex, photographer, and editor.
  Pepper has her CNA license through University of Alaska. She has volunteered for many school functions to be involved and supportive of her three daughter's activities. Pepper enjoys reading, writing short stories, horseback riding and growing flowers in her spare time. She loves working with people at the front desk at Homer Physical Therapy where she supports clinic staff and assists patients with their  appointments and questions.

CharlieCharlie Troweridge, Administration Assistant  

.. is a father of four great kids and a retired Alaska Department of Fish and Game management biologist. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, he traveled to Alaska for the summer and like many, has never left. He attended the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where he met his wife. Charlie leads an active life and found Homer Physical Therapy for relief from an injured shoulder. Some of his hobbies are working in his high tunnel, camping and hiking, and skiing. Charlie enjoys working in the office at Homer Physical Therapy assisting patients with questions and making appointments at the front desk.

Ane ManeAne Mane, ND, LAc

Ö is a 2003 graduate of The National College of Naturopathic Medicine where she received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. Aneís undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut. Ane is an active member of the Alaska Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AKANP) and is certified by National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Ane often integrates the principles of Naturopathic Medicine and Oriental Medicine to individualize her approach to diagnosis and treatment. The conditions that her practice addresses include, but are not limited to: Chronic pain syndromes, anxiety and depression, insomnia, PMS, menopausal concerns, menstrual concerns, arthritis, diabetes, digestive disturbances, fatigue, sports injuries, colds and flu, addictions, and smoking cessation.
  Ane enjoys pretty much everything about winter and has added to her summertime physical
activities what she tells herself are respectable attempts at gardening. She is actively working on accepting that weeds are beautiful too.
  In addition to working at Homer Physical Therapy, she also has weekly office hours in Soldotna. Dr. Ane Mane can be reached at 907-252-4121.


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Homer Physical Therapy LLC
4141 Pennock Street
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