Meet our Therapists & Staff

Kara Bateson, MPT

MPT, Certified Pilates Instructor, Strategic Orthopedic Certified
Why I am a Therapist?

I was raised in Sheridan and feel lucky to now live, work and raise our family in this area. Being a PT provides me with the opportunity to provide solutions to patient’s orthopedic problems so they can return to their normal lives and all the activities they enjoy. I enjoy building relationships with my patients and take a part in improving their everyday function. I truly enjoy helping people understand their injury and empower the patient regarding injury prevention. I tend to focus on patient education and postural awareness. My experience includes outpatient orthopedics, spine pain, headaches, sports medicine, and I am a certified Stott™ Pilates instructor. I enjoy working with all orthopedic conditions but especially love incorporating my certification in Pilates to add a unique approach when able.

Education Background

University of North Dakota, Masters of Science in Physical Therapy
University of North Dakota, Bachelor in Physical Therapy
University of Wyoming, Nutrition/ Dietetics

Certifications

STOTT® Certified Pilates Instructor
Stategic Orthopedics for the cervical, lumbar and migraine/headaches

Personal Interests

Kara enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. Extracurricular activities include snow skiing, boating, camping and staying involved in the kid’s extracurricular activities.

Katie Ligocki, DPT

DPT, Strategic Orthopedic Certified
Why I am a Therapist?

I thoroughly enjoy my job for the sole purpose of seeing my patients succeed and reach their goals. Making that personal connection with people and helping them through a tough time to reach their goals motivates me to learn and grow in my field so more people can reach their goals. Suffering minor sports injuries in college lead me to the field of physical therapy. Becoming a Physical Therapist allowed me to combine my education in anatomy and biology with my enjoyment of people and staying active.

Continuing Education Commitments

Through the motivation of seeing patients achieve their goals, my eagerness to learn more about the human body, treatment techniques, and the best care possible for patients begins. Staying active in literature and physical therapy topics, as well as attending continuing education courses, helps me keep up to date on the most effective treatments. My goal is to complete and obtain my specialist certification in orthopedics and become certified as a Pilates instructor to better serve my patients.

Education Background

Bachelors of Science from Wayne State College
Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UNMC

Certifications

Strategic Orthopedic Certified in SO I (Lumbar), SO II (Cervical), SO III (headaches/migraines)
STOTT® Certified Pilates Instructor

Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time with my husband and three kids camping, working on house projects, and playing many different sports. Our family likes to support our community sports teams by attending sporting events.

Molly Jones, PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant
Why I am a Physical Therapy Assistant?

Being a PTA allows me to incorporate what I love into my daily work. I am also a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. I am a people person and enjoy developing relations with patients from all walks of life. The health and fitness field is my passion. My focus is on functional movement and preparing the body to return to daily functional activities with proper body mechanics. Physical therapy provides the patient with the strength, stability, confidence and ability to reach their physical goals. Working closely with each patient to help heal, build and grow leaves the patient with tools to perform activities with ease for a life time.
A sound body, is a sound mind. ~ Latin proverb

Certifications

STOTT® Certified Pilates Instructor

Education Background:

Univ. of WY Bachelors of Science – Kinesiology/ Health Promotion
MSU – Great Falls, Associates of Physical Therapy
WWCC – Associate of Exercise Science

Personal Interests

I am a member of the Jaycees and enjoy taking part in several community activities and events. Summer is my favorite season, you will find me on the links or on the trail, running or hiking. I enjoy being outdoors and love to ballroom dance. I love catching up with friends over lunch or for a quick workout, and love traveling with my husband on new adventures to exotic places all over the world!

Nicole Stutte, MSPT

Physical Therapist

Why I am a Therapist?

As a physical therapist I can make a positive difference in peoples’ lives helping them to overcome physical obstacles and achieve their goals. I love the relationships I am able to build with my patients as their therapist working with them to improve their quality of life, helping them recover from an injury, improving performance in recreational and competitive athletics, and just participating in the activities they love. This is what truly brings value to my career.

I have a strong background and passion for helping people affected by neuro-muscular deficits and disorders including stroke and brain injury, post-surgical and the traumatically injured. The first 16 years of my career have been devoted to a hospital and an inpatient rehab setting. After my transition to Sheridan from Casper, WY I quickly found the joy in working at Core Physical Therapy and the exciting challenges this setting brings.  Recently, I have taken an intensive STOTT™ Pilates course in order to become a certified instructor with the goal to add a more unique approach in assisting patients to develop core strength and prevent injury. The knowledge I have gained from this course work has given me better balance in my own life. Performing Pilates has given me the perfect balance of strength and flexibility in my body that lets me enjoy everything else I love doing (whether it is playing with my kids, exercising, or working at the clinic).

Certifications

STOTT® Certified Pilates Instructor

Education

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology 1997
Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, Masters of Physical Therapy, 2000

Personal Interests

I love spending time with my husband and three children. Working part time allows me the best of both worlds where I can dedicate some of my time at the kid’s school being involved with the PTO and work with my kids in their classroom.  As a family, we love to go camping, and fishing, play games or watching movies.  We travel many weekends for basketball and soccer and love to go to community sporting activities.  I personally love to go for walks with our puppy, workout, and spend time with my mother.

Roger Klein

Roger Klein, PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant

Why am I a PTA:

As a PTA I can work as part of a team to help an individual achieve their goals, whether that goal be to recover from an injury, restore independence, or even enhance their athletic performance. I thoroughly enjoy interacting with each and every person that walks through the door, and the true value comes when they walk out the door with their goals accomplished. I find the body and its mechanics so intricate and borderline beautiful, working in the physical therapy setting of healthcare allows me to help others heal, improve, and perfect their own mechanics and function.

Education:

North Central College – Naperville, IL: Bachelor’s of Arts in Exercise Physiology; Minor in Psychology
Carrington College- Boise, ID: Associates of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant.

Personal Interests:

I live a very active lifestyle as a post collegiate athlete. I enjoy running, hiking, backpacking, biking, fly fishing, but sometimes I can be a little lazy and binge watch a series on Netflix or spend way to much time on a video game. Best of both worlds. I have a passion for photography as well, nature, portraits, weddings, and sports all give me a wonderful avenue to capture moments that will never happen again.

About Me:

I grew up in the suburbs outside of Chicago, IL. I participated in club, high school, and collegiate cross country and track and field. I graduated college with two NCAA DIII All-American Honors, one in cross country, and one in track as well as a team National Championship title in cross country. I went on to assist coaching at Boise State University before attending PTA School. Moving out west helped me develop my keen eye needed for photography and I can rarely leave the house without my camera. I moved to Sheridan in 2016 and it’s taken a little bit of getting used to, but I can honestly say Sheridan is a unique and beautiful place to be. I’ve grown to love the mountains and wading through a river with my fly rod on the search for trophy trout. If you ever see me out and about, don’t hesitate to say hello!

Sarah Clouthier

Office Manager

Sarah is the Office Manager at Core Physical Therapy and is the friendly face at the front desk who will assist you with your scheduling and insurance needs. Sarah was born and raised in Sheridan and feels fortunate to be able to raise her family here. In her free time she enjoys going to the mountains, camping, playing the piano and spending time with her family.

Pilates Instructors

Regan Reedy

Pilates Instructor

I graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion.  I am also a certified Massage Therapist and a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  I have always considered myself a passionate health and fitness advocate, and I have been in the business of health and wellness for 14+ years.  I have worked in physical therapy, massage therapy, personal training, and group fitness settings.  All of which, have shaped my focus and energy on providing motivational, therapeutic, science-based sessions to clients.  I believe in placing great importance on continuing my education, and that is why I am so excited to add the Stott pilates reformer to my repertoire. This functional, stabilized, mind-body exercise focuses on the core in re-aligning the body, which in turn, promotes balanced, efficient movement.  The comprehensive certification is exactly what I have been looking for, and after having 3 kids in 4 ½ years….my body was definitely in need of core work and balance!  I grew up in Sheridan, and couldn’t be happier that my husband, Will, and I are now raising our 3 amazing kiddos here.  I love this community and the surrounding area, as they provide a great environment and many outdoor activity opportunities.

Certifications

STOTT® Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Massage Therapist
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

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Cameo Galloway

Pilates Instructor

Hi!  I have lived in the Sheridan area for over 20 years. I am a Registered Nurse and mom of three great kids! I enjoy long walks, hiking, pilates, yoga, reading and traveling.  I was first introduced to mat pilates in in 2013 and loved it. It was great for mind and body!. In 2016  I was introduced to pilates on the reformer.  I had been having some lower back pain. My physical therapist prescribed core strengthening exercises incorporating the reformer. Using the reformer was very beneficial! Not only did it improve my back pain, I felt stronger and found a new way of exercising that I very much enjoyed and was safe for my body. 

I was given an opportunity to participate in a Stott™ Pilates instructor training program at the start of this year. I am very excited to further my education in Stott™ Pilates and instruct others!  I have definitely seen results in myself and I am very excited to work with others to obtain their fitness goals. 

Certifications

STOTT® Certified Pilates Instructor