Clinic Owner, Physical Therapist
Heidi Thomas has been a Physical Therapist for almost 10 years. Heidi helped open MOSAIC Rehabilitation in Belgrade in the spring of 2006. She was the main Physical Therapist and the Executive Director for 4 years. Then in 2010, she had the opportunity to buy the clinic from the parent company, whose main offices were in Washington. Heidi continues to treat as a physical therapist, but most of her time is taken up managing the clinic.
Heidi enjoys treating people of all ages and abilities. She has experience in geriatric and pediatric populations, acute and chronic injuries and pain, post surgical rehabilitation, work injuries, car accidents and vertigo. As a physical therapist, Heidi has taken many continuing education classes to further her expertise.
- Women's Health and Incontinence training with Janet Hulme
- Movement Disorders in the limbs and Back with Duffy Rath
- Movement Impairments with Shirley Sahrmann
- Pelvic and S3 Dynamics with Richard Dontigny
- Breathing and Movement function with Mary Massery
- Several courses on surgical updates for knees and shoulders, chronic pain, wound care, modalities -including infrared, taping, and coding.
Heidi grew up in Alaska, came to college at MSU for Nordic Skiing and met her now husband, Logan. She attended UM for Graduate School, and then moved back to Belgrade to settle down. Heidi and her husband have 2 young sons that keep them busy night and day. They enjoy all the Montana activities, especially outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
January joined the MOSAIC team in March of 2010 as the Clinic Coordinator. January has a well-rounded, widespread work background, all of which she uses at the clinic. She manages the clinic's daily activities, including insurance verification, billing, scheduling, and general clerical duties. January is a Montana native and an MSU graduate, but has traveled through several parts of the US while her husband was in the military. She and her husband live in Belgrade with their three children. Jan is active in extracurricular activities, including her children's sporting activities, school and volunteering. Most of her free time is spent shuttling and watching her kids participate in shooting, wrestling, football, soccer, and dance.
Rhiannon Ohman has been a physical therapist at MOSAIC for eight years, in which time she has developed her clinical expertise through dedication to the well-being of her patients and the community. Her experience has advanced her knowledge and proficiency at treating pediatric neurological, musculoskeletal, and orthopedic disorders, as well as autism spectrum disorders. Rhiannon's professional interests include a focus on pediatric balance and coordination impairments, torticollis and plagiocephaly, and toe walking. By attending specialized training, she has also advanced her skills in the treatment of torticollis and plagiocephaly.
Rhiannon graduated from Montana State University, Bozeman in 2004 with a BS in Psychology and was immediately accepted into the accredited physical therapy program at Eastern Washington University, where she graduated as a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2007. She has also completed additional training that includes:
- Assessment and Treatment of Torticollis
- Assessment and Treatment of Functional Movement
- Assessment and Treatment of Functional Balance
- Assessment and Treatment of Cardiopulmonary and Postural Control Strategies in the Pediatric and Adult Population
- Therapeutic Evaluation and Treatment of Toe Walking
Raised in the Gallatin Valley, Rhiannon takes advantage of the Montana culture and climate by spending time outdoors with her husband, son, and two bulldogs. She is a longtime Seahawks fan who loves sports.
Kristina (Tiina) Smith recieved her BS in Occupational Therapy in 1981 from Colorado State University. After practicing in Colorado and Wyoming she and her family relocated to the Bozeman area where she provided occupational therapy services to the children in the Belgrade Public Schools for 20 years. Tiina joined the Mosaic Rehabilitation team in June of 2011. During her extensive career of 31 years as a practicing occupational therapist Tiina has developed a full spectrum of expertise in pediatrics. Her professional interests include autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder as well a variety of other developmental delays.
Born and raised in the Denver area Tiina, and her husband Steve, have five children. In her free time she has enjoyed following her children in their various activities, as well as partaking in the outdoor activities the valley has to offer. She is an avid Montana State Bobcat fan and a proud supporter of the Belgrade Panthers!
Erin Russell received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2001 and her Master of Occupational Therapy from Pacific University in Oregon in 2007. After graduating Erin relocated back to her home state of Montana to begin practicing occupational therapy. Erin has enjoyed working in both geriatrics and pediatrics; joining Mosaic Rehabilitation in 2009. She has many interests in her field and is avidly seeking and attending continuing education opportunities in pediatrics including sensory processing, play-based therapy and feeding assessment and interventions for all ranges of children. Erin looks forward to expanding her career and offering enhanced OT services within the pediatric population.
Erin lives in Belgrade with her husband, Chad, their son Prior (2 years old) and springer spaniel Taylor. She enjoys all the activities offered in Montana and when possible she enjoys traveling and participating in ballet and theater activities.
Zillah Waine-Shotland, M.A is a staff Speech Language Pathologist at Mosaic Rehabilitation. With over 25 years experience in both pediatric and adult speech and language therapy, she provides quality patient care.
Zillah received her B.SC. With Distinction from the University of Alberta, and earned her M.A. degree from Western Illinois University. Since graduation, Zillah has gained a wide breath of experience. While at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton, AB, she provided therapy to preschool language and behavioral program patients. Zillah has also served as a health care consultant, as Director of Rehabilitation Services for a skilled nursing facility in Washington, DC, and has had her own practice. From this vantage, she has an excellent perspective of the needs of patients encompassing the complete lifespan and therapeutic setting.
Alyssa Lundquist Patton
Certified Lactation Counselor
Alyssa Lundquist Patton, a Montana native, is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified Lactation Counselor at MOSAIC. She graduated from the University of Montana where she earned a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Licensed in Montana, Alyssa is also obtained her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. In 2014 Alyssa received training and competency verification to become a Certified Lactation Counselor.
Areas of professional interest in pediatric rehabilitation include, articulation and phonological disorders, language delays and disorders, along with children who have congenital conditions such as autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, and cleft lip and palate. Alyssa also addresses oral motor deficits in infants and young children that may impact breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and when transitioning to solid foods. Additionally, Alyssa has clinical experience with adults who have swallowing difficulties and executive function deficits. She also assists mothers and babies when breastfeeding difficulties arise, which may include assessing the baby's latch, observing the nursing process, counseling mothers, and providing corrective interventions.
In her free time, Alyssa enjoys spending time outdoors with her two young, energetic sons and her husband.
Lindsey has been practicing occupational therapy since her return to Bozeman in 2007. She has spent the past 5 years specializing in pediatrics with a vast mixture of disorders from Cerebrovascular Accident, Cerebral Palsy, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder and overall developmental delay. Lindsey received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Montana State University in 2002 and her Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 2007. She is committed to expanding her knowledge in the field of occupational therapy and has taken many continuing education classes to include:
- Advanced Intensive Mentorship: Diagnosis and Treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder at SPD Foundation
- If You Can't Breathe, You Can't Function by Mary Massery
- Building Blocks of Baby Treatment 2011 Neuro Developmental Treatment Association Conference
- Therapeutic Listening and Astronaut Training through Vital Links in 2009
Lindsey lives in Bozeman with her husband and 2 children. They enjoy all of the activities that the beautiful state has to offer, especially hiking and skiing, along with spending time with family and friends.
Lindsey is excited to join the Mosaic team and help support the families in the Gallatin County and surrounding communities.
Amy Hogen has been practicing pediatric occupational therapy since 2004, five of those years here in the Gallatin Valley in an outpatient pediatric setting and five years traveling the country doing home visits and early intervention. She most recently worked in the elementary school setting in Olympia, WA. Amy graduated from Gannon University in Erie, PA with an M.S in OT in 2003 and promptly moved to Bozeman with her husband.
Amy's professional interest and experience includes visual processing, sensory processing, feeding, and neurodevelopment with continuing education classes in feeding, upper extremity management, and visual-processing. Amy has experience working with a wide range of childhood disabilities and delays including cerebral palsy, down syndrome, angelman syndrome, ADD, behavior concerns, autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, feeding delays, movement and coordination disorders, visual-processing disorders as well as handwriting and fine motor delay. She enjoys working with children from birth through high school age and especially enjoys collaborating with families and a variety of other professionals as part of a team approach to therapeutic intervention.
Amy is very excited to be the newest member of the Mosaic Rehab team. She has returned to Bozeman with her husband to raise their two young boys in the mountains and on the snow and is looking forward to working with you and your kiddos!
Stephanie joined MOSAIC as a Speech-Language Pathologist in 2014. Stephanie is originally from South Dakota. She graduated from MSU with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Development, with an emphasis in Family Sciences. Then obtained her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at UM. Stephanie has experience in a variety of settings including skilled nursing facilities, preschool and schools, and at the University of Michigan's Aphasia Program in Ann Arbor, MI. Stephanie has completed her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Areas of professional interest include working with both the pediatric and adult populations, with a variety of communication disorders including articulation and phonological disorders, language delay, traumatic brain injury and other neurocognitive communication disorders, as well as working with those with congenital disorders such as cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, and other genetic disorders.
Stephanie and her husband recently moved back to their 'dream town', Bozeman, and enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, skiing, and fishing with their St. Bernard, Zeus, and Golden Retriever, Shea.
Originally from Rudyard, MT, Tia earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in Missoula, MT where she was the recipient of the Goodman Deserving Student Award. Prior to attending the University of Montana, she received a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance - Exercise Science from Montana State University in Bozeman.
Tia's professional interests include pain science and education, hypermobility disorders, functional dry needling, orthopedic injuries, geriatrics, and manual therapy techniques. She was a co-author of 'Falls Prevention in Community Dwelling Older Adults' for the Geriatric Education Center at the University of Montana. She has presented to several collegiate and high school sports teams to promote awareness about prevention, management and long-term consequences of concussions. Tia also has additional training in dry needling and instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization (or iASTM) for the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal impairments.
Additional courses that Tia has completed include:
- Functional Dry Needling Level 1 Applications for Pain Management & Sports Injuries- Kinetacore
- Fifteen Years of Explaining Pain: Where are We Now and Where are We Going? - David S. Butler, PT, EdD, MappSc and Lorimer Moseley, PhD, BAppSc
- Pain in Inevitable; Suffering is Optional: An Ethical Approach to Managing Pain- Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique- Michael M Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS and Erson Religioso III, DPT, FAAOMPT
- Kinesiology Taping Redefined: Fascial Movement Taping
- Thrust Manipulation (HVLAT) of Selected Extremity and Spinal Joints - Bill Temes, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
- Practical Assessment and Treatment of the Dizzy Patient - Tim Gibbs, PT, OCS, CMDT, CCT, CMTPT
- Integration of the Lower Extremity: Movement Analysis, Manual Assessment with Selected Interventions - Stephen Reischl, PT, DPT, OCS
Being from a rural community on the Hiline, Tia is very proud of her roots. She is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking with her dog, Remi.
Tiffany Barber is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with more than 8 years of experience. She is originally from Florida and began working at MOSAIC in August, 2015. She graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2008 with her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and has completed her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
Areas of professional interest include language, childhood apraxia of speech, aural rehabilitation, augmentative and alternative communication, articulation and phonological disorders as well as pediatric feeding and swallowing.
In her free time, Tiffany enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing, hiking or camping with her husband and three dogs.
Elly Bruursema recently returned to Mosaic Rehab after fulfilling her last clinical affiliation with Amanda Fehrer and Rhiannon Ohman while in physical therapy school. Elly, a Montana native, grew up in the small town of Reed Point. She attended Carroll College (Go Saints!) in Helena and earned her B.A. in Community Health. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. She enjoys working with women’s health populations, including pre- and post-partum care, pelvic pain, stress and urge incontinence and general pelvic floor dysfunction. She has taken continuing education courses to further her expertise in pelvic floor dysfunction and pre- and post-natal patients including:
- Herman and Wallace Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, and Treatment
- Care of Obstetric the Patient
- New Concepts and Treatments for the Pelvic Floor, Abdominal Wall, Female Chronic Pain, Sexual Health and Function for Women and Men
Elly enjoys hiking with her soon-to-be husband and their lab, Baja. She also enjoys playing basketball, running, going to Pure Barre classes, and spending time with her wonderful family whom still reside in Reed Point.