Eric Speck MSPT, ATC graduated from the University of Miami in 1994 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy and a Bachelors in Health Science. He completed a sports orthopedic residency at the Berkshire Institute (Reading, PA) in 1996. Eric has provided medical coverage for extreme and adventure sports competitions and enjoys working with local sports teams. He has a strong orthopedic background and emphasizes total fitness and function in rehabilitation. He has been a resident of Sitka since 1997.

  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Alaska Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine officer & past faculty member
  • ACSM, NATA and APTA member
  • SHS sports medical staff volunteer
  • Founder and co-owner of Sitka Physical Therapy, LLC

 

 

 

Alicia (Olson) Haseltine PT, DPT,CMPT graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2005 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science. Alicia has worked in the areas of neurological rehabilitation, pediatrics and outpatient orthopedics with a strong emphasis in sports medicine. She has had the privilege of working with high level athletes and alongside some of the leaders in the field of stroke rehabilitation. Currently she provides sports PT coverage for the high school girls basketball team, Sitka roller derby league, and has provided pre-season training and injury prevention to Sitka High School’s volleyball and basketball teams. Alicia recently finished her training through NAIOMT and was awarded a manual therapy specialist certification. Alicia was born and raised in Sitka, spent over 12 years in Arizona, and has since decided to make Sitka her home.

  • APTA member
  • Member and previous Secretary of the Alaska chapter of American College of Sports Medicine
  • Medical committee member for Sitka Slayers Roller Derby and SHS sports medical staff volunteer
  • Certified Ergonomic Specialist
  • NAIOMT manual certification (CMPT)
  • Co-owner of Sitka Physical Therapy, LLC

 

 

Mark Kasprowicz DPT, graduated from The University of Puget Sound in 2000 with a Bachelors of Natural Science with emphasis in Biology. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in 2016. Mark has enjoyed working with young athletes, Coast Guard servicemen, industrial athletes, chronic pain, and post-operative orthopedic patients. He employs a holistic approach to his practice, focusing not only on the anatomical structures and physiological systems involved, but the powerful influence the mind has on those structures and systems. He has helped athletes from beginner to expert in goals spanning, "Couch to 5k," to long-distance adventure racing.

  • Member of the Alaska Chapter Orthopedics APTA
  • SHS sports medical staff volunteer




 

 

 

 

 

Staring Mid August, 2016

Nicholas Pilch, DPT, graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2011 with a B.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.  He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Puget Sound in 2016.  In his clinical rotations, Nick had opportunities to enjoy working in acute hospital rehabilitation, school district pediatric therapy, and outpatient orthopedic and neurologic rehab. He is enthusiastic about physical therapy's ability to provide practical, sustainable solutions for musculoskeletal and movement woes.  Nick and his wife (lifelong Alaskans) are thrilled to join the Sitka community and SPT team!

 

 

 

 

 

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*Returning in August!

Paul Columb, PT graduated from the University of East London in 1994 receiving his BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and subsequent membership in the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. He has worked in the fields of neurosurgery, neurology, elderly care and orthopedics both in Europe and the United States. He currently specializes in neuro-musculoskeletal outpatient care and emphasizes a functional approach to rehabilitation. He has been a resident of Sitka since 1998.

  • Member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association, ACSM and APTA
  • Past president and faculty member American College of Sports Medicine, Alaska Chapter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Currently on leave during her Women's Health Residency

Jessica Pyatt PT, DPT, OCS graduated from Pacific University in 2005 with a Bachelors of Exercise Science. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University in 2011 and completed the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency in Madison, WI in 2012. During this time she had extensive training in general orthopedics with an emphasis on a neuro-musculoskeletal approach to manual therapy. She had additional mentorship in the treatment of runners and TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) or jaw pain. Jessica has an interest in treating men’s and women’s health including urinary incontinence, pelvic pain and pre / post pregnancy. Additionally she is pursing bike fitting certification. Originally from Olympia, WA she is excited to become a part of the Sitka community. ·

  • APTA member
  • APTA Section member: Women’s Health, Orthopedics and Sports
  • OCS: Board Certified Orthopedic Certified Specialist
  • Treasurer of Alaska Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine
  • SHS sports medical staff volunteer
  • EMR: Emergency Medical Responder
  • BikeFit Pro - Green
  • BikePT -Bronze

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The American Physical Therapy Association provides information on the PT profession, professional resources and consumer information.
  • The American College of Sports Medicine is an excellent source of information on health & fitness. ACSM promotes and integrates scientific research, education and applications of sports medicine and exercise.
  • The Biomechanical Services website provides information on orthotic products, services and their warranty & pediatric programs.
  • The DSI Work Solutions website is an excellent reference for industry/employers interested in our Job Function Analysis & Testing programs including research publications, cost-savings statistics and program descriptions.
  • The Arthritis Foundation is a voluntary health agency covering all arthritis and related conditions.
  • Gatorade Sport Science Institute website sharing knowledge on sports nutrition and exercise science.
  • Everton Football Club …….Paul’s source of the blues!
  • Balanced Body Pilates is the world leader for Pilates equipment, education and information. Sitka Physical Therapy is furnished with a Balanced Body Reformer while our therapists are educated in the discipline through Balanced Body University.
  • The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), established in 1984, is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health.
  • Balanced Practice is a locally owned studio offering yoga, Rolfing, Pilates and massage therapy.
  • The Hames Center is your local recreation center and home base for indoor cardiovascular & strength training, racquetball, court sports and an expanding list of educational & activity programs. A membership must for Sitkans of all ages.
  • Alaska Chapter ACSM is your local American College of Sports Medicine Chapter whos annual meeting & symposium is typically held in Sitka.
  • SPT's facebook page posts weekly tips and tools to stay healthy and prevent injuries.
  • Manual Physical Therapy Powerpoint Presentation: Sitka PT utilizes many forms of manual physical therapy in our treatment approach. To learn more about what Manual Physical Therapy is, and some easy self techniques for yourself including self mobilization, self massage/myofascial release, and self muscle energy techniques which was presented by Alicia Haseltine PT, DPT on October 12, 2015, click our link now.
  • Manual Physical Therapy Self Technique Handout: A printable handout of self techniques which was presented by Alicia Haseltine PT, DPT on October 12, 2015. Please keep in mind these are general techniques, and you should always consult with your physical therapist or physician prior to attempting them.

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