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Paula Lund, MPT
1992 graduate from Idaho State University
Masters in Physical Therapy
1990 graduate from University of Idaho
B.S. Exercise Physiology
Home town: Sandpoint, Idaho

After working in various settings such as orthopedic outpatient, home health, pediatrics and skilled nursing facility, Paula opened Caribou Physical Therapy in 1997.  Her area of expertise include spinal rehab and injuries to hips, knees and shoulders. Paula believes in her profession and is currently on the Idaho PT Assoc. board and is the current chair of the North Idaho PT Assoc. Paula enjoys working with people and this shows with her unique ability to connect with her patients of all ages and backgrounds. She contributes her success to giving quality physical therapy based on research and proven techniques and specifically listening to her patients' needs. An accomplished skier and ex-racer, Paula enjoys her free time playing in the outdoors with her three busy, young boys.

Caribou's staff therapists are extremely driven and dedicated to the profession. 
They offer one-on-one physical therapy so that the patient is always quaranteed to be working with a therapist that is highly trained and experienced.
Eric DeMers, DPT.
Caribou Physical Therapy is pleased to introduce our newest therapist to the team, Eric DeMers, DPT. Eric was born and raised in Sandpoint, Idaho, son of Dave DeMers and Cindi (Farmin) DeMers. He has recently graduated from Midwestern University in Arizona with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Eric did his undergraduate studies at Boise State University earning a BS in Health Science. Known for his athleticism and leadership, he was a member of the BSU track and field team and was named captain for 3 years. Eric also has the distinction of playing for the Sandpoint Bulldogs Football team and became quarterback during his senior year. A natural leader, Eric was routinely named captain of his high school basketball, track and football teams.

Ericís studies and clinical experiences in physical therapy have created a strong interest in manual therapy which he incorporates into his treatment sessions when appropriate. Eric is excited to be able to move back to Sandpoint with his wife Natalie who is an RN at KMC. They are enjoying being back on their own home turf with their busy 2 year old daughter Lily. Eric is looking forward to serving the community which has served him throughout his life.

Shelly Young, PTA
2001 graduate from Mt Hood Community College, OR
Assoc. in Science degree, Physical Therapist Assistant
Home town: Sandpoint, Idaho

Shelly worked in Portland for 4 years in an outpatient
setting as head Physical Therapist Assistant. She is well versed in manual therapy, pain management and orthopedic injuries. She has been in several managerial positions including overseeing scheduling and chart auditing of four physical therapists and three physical therapist assistants. Previous to obtaining her PTA degree, Shelly worked for Caribou PT as an aide and later as the office manager and is very resourceful regarding insurance issues. Shelly moved back to Sandpoint in 2005, She rejoined Caribou Physical Therapy in 2006 and has been a wonderful addition due to her experienced background and excellent skills as a therapist. Shelly and her husband have a daughter and a son to keep them busy while enoying the great outodoors.
Geri Cole, P.T.
1982 graduate of Mayo School of Health Services Program in Physical Therapy – Rochester, MN. 1980 graduate of University of Nebraska Biology Teaching Endorsement 1979 graduate of University of Nebraska B.S. in Environmental Science with a minor in Psychology

Geri's experience includes acute care, rehabilitation, rural hospitals, home health, geriatric care facilities, orthopedic clinics and pediatric therapy in the school setting. Geri has been with Caribou since 2003 and works on an on-call basis. When Geri is not in the clinic, she keeps up to date with PT interventions by reading current PT literature. She amazes us with how well informed she is even while being involved with her four kid's busy lives. 

Kendra Posselt, BS, PTA

2011 graduate of Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology,
Associate of Applied Science degree, Physical Therapist Assistant
2010 graduate of University of Montana, B.S. in Health and Human Performance. Exercise Science option
Hometown: Sunburst, Montana

Kendra recently joined Caribou Physical Therapy following her graduation from PTA school. She completed her internships in many settings including inpatient, acute care, outpatient, home health, and aquatic therapy. We at Caribou had the pleasure of working with Kendra during one of her internships and we were so impressed we hired her! She also has experience as an aide in an outpatient sport’s and orthopedic clinic as well as an outpatient facility for patients with physical limitations, chronic conditions, or disabilities.

Kendra supports her profession as a member of the Idaho Chapter and American Physical Therapy Association. She is excited to begin her career bringing the most up-to-date therapy techniques and procedures. She is reliable and dependable and takes great pride in her performance as a professional. Outside of her career, Kendra enjoys the outdoors, hiking, fishing, and spending time with her family.

 

 

 

 

 
   
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