Staff

Always working on improving our treatment skills.
Our therapists went to college an average of 7 years to be trained, but our education didn't stop there. We believe that providing the best care to our patients means we have to keep searching and studying the latest research, learning and honing new skills, and evaluating our patient outcomes to be the most effective therapists in our community.

Caldwell

Boyd Ricks, OTR/L, DPT

Boyd Ricks, OTR/L, DPT

Boyd studied at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, Florida and received his Master of Occupational Therapy degree in 2005 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2006 after undergraduate studies at the University of Utah. He is the only dually credentialed therapist in the area.

Boyd opened his own clinic, Treasure Valley Rehabilitation in 2009, and joined Altitude Physical Therapy as co-owner in 2013. His specialties include manual therapy, as well as hand and upper extremity rehabilitation.

Boyd and his wife have 5 children and enjoy family time, camping, hiking, and playing sports.


Alex Scharmann

Alex Scharmann, DPT, OCS

Alex grew up in a small town in Central Oregon. He received a degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University - Idaho before attending Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona where he graduated in 2014 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Alex also completed a post-doctoral residency program specializing in Orthopedics at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. During his residency he had opportunities to teach in the entry level physical therapy program, as well as receive valued mentoring in manual therapy and orthopedic physical therapy. In addition to his education experience, Alex is fluent in Spanish.

Alex also specifically has experience in video gait analysis and performance evaluations for runners. He has recently received the designation of Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist from the American Physical Therapy Association.

When not at work, Alex enjoys running, playing in the outdoors, and spending time with his wife and 3 children.


Ashley Irvin

Ashley Irvin, PTA

Ashley joined the Altitude Physical Therapy team in September 2016. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT. She earned a scholarship to play soccer at Idaho State in Pocatello. Ashley then earned her degree from Dixie State University in St. George, UT as a Physical Therapist Assistant.

Ashley and her husband Steve have always had an interest in living in the Boise area and decided to pack up and head north. She enjoys yoga and is a big fan of the outdoors, including running, hiking, and biking. Ashley and Steve also are the proud parents of their handsome French bulldog, Wrigley.


Melanie Turpen

Melanie Turpen - Billing Specialist

Melanie is a Nampa native and has worked at Altitude since 2008. She is in charge of training our awesome front desk staff, credentialing, and recently assumed the role of billing specialist.

Outside of work, Melanie enjoys spending time with her husband, Darin, their 2 boys, and her dog, Odie. She is a fan of all things pink, scrapbooking, shopping, Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, and attending band and school functions with her family.


Jeanie Burton

Jeanie Burton - Caldwell Receptionist

Jeanie joined the Altitude family in August 2016 and is the receptionist at the Caldwell clinic. She is very much a people person and enjoys trying to help anyone's day go a little more easily. Jeanie has been a stay at home mom for her 6 kids for many years and has also worked in medical offices and as a certified beautician. She has also been involved in volunteering as a PTO president and doing hair and make up for theatrical productions.


Nampa - Midland

Sean Weatherston, PT, OCS, CSCS

Sean Weatherston, PT, OCS, CSCS

Sean is a physical therapist as well as co-founder and co-owner of Altitude Physical Therapy. Born and raised in Idaho, Sean studied at Ricks College, BYU, and Boise State before receiving his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, CA in 2000. He has continued to invest in his education since graduation and became board certified as a specialist in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS). He also holds certification as an ImPACT trained PT (concussion management) and is credentialed as a clinical instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Sean and his wife, Jill, are the parents of 5 children and enjoy attending their games, meets, and concerts. Dedicated to being a good example of what he encourages in the clinic, Sean stays active by hiking and camping, running a half marathon or two every year, and refereeing college and high school basketball. An amateur foodie, Sean enjoys whipping up new things in the kitchen for his family and has proudly conquered the Big Jud’s challenge. He has also served in the community as a volunteer basketball and track coach, and as a scout leader.


Steve Bastian, PT, DPT

Steve Bastian, PT, DPT

Steve attended Brigham Young University-Idaho for his undergraduate degree where he received his BS in Health Science. Steve continued his education at Wichita State University where he graduated with is Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2009. Steve has worked in the outpatient setting since graduating.

Steve enjoys spending time with his wife, Erin, and their 3 children. He likes playing and watching sports, snowboarding, and riding ATVs with family and friends.


Cherie Young

Cherie Young - Midland Receptionist

Cherie originally hails from western Oregon and has worked for Altitude for two years. Her favorite thing about working here is "definitely the patients". "Due to the personal, one on one approach we use in providing care for each person who walks through our doors, we get to know our patients really well and they become almost like family. It’s common for former patients to stop in just to say hi and catch up with us."

Outside of the office, Cherie is a youth leader at her church and a member of the local roller derby team, the Beet City Bombers. She enjoys adventuring with her husband, T.J. and their animals (two dogs and a cat), as well as kayaking, biking, reading (anything and everything), mentoring, swimming, sewing, doll making, crossword puzzles, hiking, roller skating and trying new foods.


Nampa - Southside

Sean Weatherston, PT, OCS, CSCS

Sean Weatherston, PT, OCS, CSCS

Sean is a physical therapist as well as co-founder and co-owner of Altitude Physical Therapy. Born and raised in Idaho, Sean studied at Ricks College, BYU, and Boise State before receiving his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, CA in 2000. He has continued to invest in his education since graduation and became board certified as a specialist in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS). He also holds certification as an ImPACT trained PT (concussion management) and is credentialed as a clinical instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Sean and his wife, Jill, are the parents of 5 children and enjoy attending their games, meets, and concerts. Dedicated to being a good example of what he encourages in the clinic, Sean stays active by hiking and camping, running a half marathon or two every year, and refereeing college and high school basketball. An amateur foodie, Sean enjoys whipping up new things in the kitchen for his family and has proudly conquered the Big Jud’s challenge. He has also served in the community as a volunteer basketball and track coach, and as a scout leader.


Dan Crowley

Dan Crowley, PTA, LAT

Dan is a Physical Therapist Assistant as well as an Athletic Trainer. Born and raised in Butte, Montana, Dan joined the U.S. Air Force at age 18 and came to Idaho after being stationed in Mountain Home. After 6 years Dan left the Air Force to pursue an education at Boise State University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. Next, Dan obtained an Associate’s degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington.

As one may expect, Dan has experience working with athletes, but also has a wide range of outpatient physical therapy experience. Dan loves spending time with his family, being active, basically all sports, CrossFit, and "any excuse to get into the mountains."


Kendra Freedman

Kendra Freedman - Southside Receptionist

Kendra is an Idaho native, born in Boise. She moved to Arizona at the age of 6, then back to Idaho at age 23 to be home. She is 1 of 5 children and is a proud Aunt. She is working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources/Organizational Management as she loves people and working in an office setting. In her spare time, Kendra enjoys the Idaho outdoors - kayaking, hiking & biking. She is also part of a book club with a great group of women and really enjoys traveling with her best friend. She also has a labradoodle named Paisley (aka "Baby Sasquatch"). She loves getting to know our patients and getting to encourage them in their goals here at Altitude!


Jennifer Widrig

Jennifer Widrig

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