Therapy Solutions strives to hire and train only the highest quality, committed manual physical therapists available. All therapists on staff are trained in key areas of continuing education yearly. Our team strives to keep up with the current therapy trends and advances. All Therapists’ at Therapy Solutions have met basic manual requirements through continuing education classes to provide the highest quality of therapy possible in Casper. Our moto of “OUR SUCCESS IS YOUR SUCCESS” is definitely a reality at Therapy Solutions and I take pride in recommending anyone on my staff to help you succeed in your goal of reaching the highest level of function possible! Experience the one-on-one treatment sessions with our highly qualified and specialized therapists!!
It is through this commitment to excellent continuing education and one-on-one care that Therapy Solutions therapists are able to offer more and help patients who may fail to improve at other physical therapy clinics.
Connie McMillan, PT - Connie is the owner and founder of Therapy Solutions since 1999.
I am a graduate of the University of Colorado in 1966 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy. My background includes initiating physical therapy in the nursing homes, home health, was Director of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Wyoming Medical Center from 1988 to 1994 working primarily in acute care, wound therapy and rehab. Since starting Therapy Solutions, an outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy Clinic, in 1999 we have gone from one therapist to a staff of 12 (8 Physical Therapists, and 2 Occupational Therapists and supportive staff). My credentials include certifications in Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Strain/Counterstrain, 3 week certification program in Neuromuscular Development Training, Lymphedema, Aquatic Therapy and I worked numerous years with wound care at Wyoming Medical Center.
Michael Bernd, PT- Micahel graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1975 with a Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy. He then moved to Casper, WY and worked in the hospitals impatient, outpatient, and rehabilitation settings. In 1983 he graduated from the University of WI- Lacrosse with a Master’s degree in Adult Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation. He then returned to Wyoming and was instrumental in mentoring facilities around Wyoming initiate their own cardiac rehabilitation programs. Michael then worked as a traveling P.T. within the United States practicing in different facilities gaining many eclectic experiences. Since 1990 he has remained in Casper and has developed multiple manual, “hand-on”, therapy skills which he is utilizing along with the traditional therapy methodology in his treatment approach. Michael has been a member of Therapy Solutions team since 2000.
Leigh VanTassel - PTA – Leigh graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1994 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Zoology/Physiology. She returned to school a couple of years later and in 1999 graduated from Central Wyoming College with an Associates of Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Since joining Therapy Solutions Leigh has taken multiple courses to expand her manual skills and is continually searching for new courses to achieve better outcomes for the patients she works with. Leigh has lived in Wyoming for 17 years and loves the large variety of outdoor activities this state offers for her family to participate in.
Mark Plessman, OTR/L – Mark Graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1992 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. He began his career in Occupational Therapy after graduating from the University f North Dakota in 1995. Mark is Wyoming native who moved back to Wyoming from Colorado three years ago bringing his extensive experience in long term care, pediatrics, outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation and acute hospital rehabilitation. While working in Colorado, Mark became a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator (FCE) and developed a successful FCE program at the East Morgan County Hospital in Brush, CO. He also has experience in manual therapies including myofascial release and muscle energy techniques of the cervical and thoracic spine and ribs. Mark’s areas of expertise include rehabilitation of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.
Heather Grigg, MOTR/L - Heather graduated from the University of North Dakota at Casper College in 2008 with a Master's in Occupational Therapy degree. Since joining the Therapy Solutions Team in the spring of 2008, she has taken many additional courses to expand her knowledge of manual therapy. She enjoys working with these techniques to assist patients with the healing process. She has also become a certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner in January of 2009. Heather's professional interests include occupational injury rehabilitation, shoulder injuries, aquatic therapy, and treatment of migraine/tension headaches. Outside of work, Heather enjoys relaxing at the family cabin, fishing, photography, spending time with family, and playing with her two Labrador retrievers.
DeAnna Reish OTA - DeAnna received her education from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D. She has been practicing as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant in Casper, WY for over 20 years. During this time she has worked in a variety of settings including Acute Care Rehab, Long Term Care, Outpatient Rehab, Pediatrics, Developmental Disabilities, and Home Health. Her areas of interest include Stroke and Neuro Rehab, Upper Extremity injuries, Head Injury, and Aquatic Therapy. In her free time DeAnna enjoys camping, riding 4-wheelers, and spending time wither her family.
Jody Saxon PTA -
Bryan Avery DPT-
Therapy Solutions is a member of the Casper Chamber of Commerce. We also sponser many activities in the community such Calvary arena football, co-ed softball leagues, Lion's Club, and the Casper Rockies. Being a part of the community we live in is important to us and we strive to be good citizens.
You might have heard our radio and TV ads or even seen us in the newspaper from time to time, but have you seen our banner at the Events Center for the Casper Calvary? Therapy Solutions is a sponsor of the Calvary and treats their injured players in between games and on the side lines. We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to working with the team and being their supporters.