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.
Sean Weatherston, PT, OCS, CSCS
Sean is a physical therapist, owner of Altitude Physical Therapy, our fearless leader, and a dedicated husband, father, and GRANDfather! 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, California, in 2000. He has continued to invest in his education since graduation and became board certified as a specialist in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS). This past winter, Sean started teaching orthopedics for the Physical Therapist Assistant program at the College of Western Idaho. He also holds certification as an ImPACT-trained PT (concussion management), is credentialed as a clinical instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association, and is a certified running coach.
Sean and his wife Jill are the parents of 5 children (and grandparents to two!) and enjoy attending their children’s 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. This summer, he found a new passion: pickleball! Have you tried it? If you ever see Sean on the court, don’t be afraid to challenge him to a match. Watch out, though! He’s a beast in the kitchen. (That’s pickleball humor for those of you not in the know.) An amateur foodie, Sean enjoys whipping up new things in the actual kitchen for his family and has proudly conquered the Big Jud’s challenge.
Deborah Gangitano, Office Manager
Debbie recently joined the Altitude team in October 2020 as the office manager. She has been enjoying her time getting to know our staff and wonderful patients. When asked what she enjoys the most about working in our office she said, “I love meeting and interacting with our patients and watching their health improve through physical therapy. It’s very rewarding and I’m so grateful to work in such a wonderful and caring environment.”
Debbie was born and raised in Northern California and graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. After graduation, she spent some time in the tech industry before taking time off to raise her children. When she decided to return to the workforce, she took a position at a chiropractic clinic and soon discovered how rewarding it was to be a part of person’s journey to recovery and health.
When outside the office, she enjoys time with her daughters and friends, going to the gym, mountain biking, camping, backpacking, and pretty much anything outdoors
Kyle Hadley, DPT
Kyle joined the Altitude PT team in May of 2018. He was raised in Southern California, before moving to Rexburg in 2006 to attend BYU-I. After receiving a bachelor's degree in exercise science Kyle continued his education in Pocatello at ISU where he received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015. During his time there Kyle fell in love with the late summer nights, pristine rivers, and rocky mountains of Idaho as well as his lovely wife, Sharon, who he married in 2010. He now has three wonderful children who he loves to spend his time with. Recently he has enjoyed coaching youth flag football, teaching his kids to fish, camping, and competing in local disc golf leagues. Kyle believes that happiness in life comes from participating in the activities that bring you joy and has dedicated his time as a therapist to helping people get back to the activities they love.
Jessika LaRue, DPT
Jess is a physical therapist and a recent transplant to the state of Idaho. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Eastern Oregon University in 2012 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from George Fox University in 2015. Jess was born and raised in Eastern Oregon and was very active in sports. She played volleyball, basketball, and ran track in high school; Jess later went on to run track in college at Eastern Oregon University, competing as a heptathlete. She has a passion for children and sports medicine, which led her to assist with coaching middle school track athletes while in college. After practicing physical therapy in Oregon for three years, she and her husband moved to Alaska, where Jess worked as a pediatric physical therapist for two and a half years. She loves to travel and has been on two humanitarian missions trips, providing physical therapy services, during the span of her career. Jess enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her yellow lab Mac, and spending time in the great outdoors.
Mike Patton, PTA
Mike is a Physical Therapist Assistant and recently retired Navy veteran treating patients at our Caldwell clinic. He earned his Associates in the Applied Science/PTA program in 2018 from Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota. Before working at Altitude, Mike worked in the Physical Therapy field for the US Navy for 16 of his 20 years of service. Mike was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and his wife hails from Twin Falls, Idaho. Because of the easy proximity to their families, they chose to move to Boise after Mike’s Navy career wrapped up. MIke and his wife have a full house with 3 kids (ages 9, 7, and 4) and 3 dogs! He enjoys spending his free time with his family at home and by taking advantage of the great outdoor adventures Idaho has to offer. One of his favorite activities this summer was taking his family for a float down the Boise river. An avid sports fan, Mike will gladly chat with you about some football or other sports that interest you while helping you get back to doing the activities you love!
Meghan Arnold, Receptionist
Meghan is the receptionist at the Caldwell Clinic. She was born and raised in Kuna, Idaho. She currently goes to school at Boise State University and is working on getting her Bachelor's degree in English and Education. Meghan wants to become a high school teacher! After that, she plans to move on to get her Master's degree. Then a College Professor!! Though she's very busy, she always finds the time to be with her boyfriend, family, and friends! Some of her favorite things to do are hiking, camping, and playing board games. They have a lot more fun doing those things now because of their new addition to the family; her puppy, Penny!
Nampa - Midland
Elizabeth Bryan, DPT
Elizabeth is a physical therapist, yoga instructor, and outdoor enthusiast currently treating patients at our Midland clinic in Nampa. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2008 and a Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2011. After working as a physical therapist in Florida for 6 years, she packed up and headed west with her husband and their dog. Elizabeth is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and has a specialty certification in manual therapy. Her passions include animals, travel, and the great outdoors. She and her husband are currently working on visiting all 62 national parks. In her free time she enjoys biking the greenbelt, eating at various restaurants all over the treasure valley, and camping and hiking all over Idaho.
Savanna Fernandez, Receptionist
Savanna is the receptionist at our Midland Clinic. She is originally from Winnemucca, Nevada and made the move to Boise to attend Boise State University where she studied Zoology. Before joining the Altitude team, Savanna was a dog trainer who specialized in behavior modification. However, she has a genetic condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome which affects her joints and other parts of her body. Because of this, she ended up spending a lot of time in Physical Therapy herself which made her realize that working in a PT office might be the best place for her since she can empathize with other patients. When she's not working, Savanna enjoys spending time with her 12 year old sister and competing in dog sports with her pups Bourbon and Kiah."
Abby Milligan, Marketing Assistant
Abby recently joined the Altitude team in March of 2021 as the marketing assistant. She is enjoying getting to know the staff and our patients. You can see her hopping around to our different locations ready to celebrate your progress. "I love getting excited with our patients about their achievements both inside and outside our office. It is wonderful to work with people who really care about what they do."
Abby recently moved here from Michigan with her Fiance and loves exploring everything Idaho has to offer. When outside of the office she loves playing with her dog, Jax, backpacking, climbing, and running.
Nampa - Southside
Kayla Bell, DPT
Kayla grew up in a small town in southeast Idaho where she enjoyed hiking, camping, horseback riding, and anything involving the mountains and her family. She then moved to Salt Lake City to study at the University of Utah where she received a degree in Exercise Science before graduating with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She also ran track for the University of Utah during her time there, competing in the 400m hurdles. Since moving to Boise, Kayla has enjoyed spending most of her free time exploring the mountains and “urban hiking” along the greenbelt in Boise with her husband, Nate, and their fur baby, Ruger. Kayla believes that movement is the best medicine for the body and she tries to live out that belief with an active lifestyle: running, hiking, and biking to explore all that Idaho has to offer!
Allie Erdmann, DPT
Allie is a physical therapist, movement enthusiast, and nutrition specialist currently treating patients at our Southside and Midland clinics in Nampa. Allie grew up in Chanhassen, Minnesota (oh sure you betchya!) and loves the outdoors. She has holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Community Nutrition with a minor in Psychology from the University of North Dakota. Allie believes that motion is lotion, food is medicine, and teamwork makes the dreamwork. A lover of all things active, she has done a little bit of everything: soccer, track, volleyball, waterskiing, yoga, Pilates, running, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and rafting! Whenever applicable, Allie enjoys weaving her current passions of Yoga and Pilates into her clinical practice. Outside of the clinic, she is hoping to complete a Ragnar Trail Race sometime next year with friends! With family in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Ohio, and Allie is looking forward to when they can all gather together, but she's excited to check out all that Idaho has to offer!
Ann O., Receptionist
Ann is a receptionist at the Southside Clinic. She has been with Altitude Physical Therapy for a year and a half after being a stay at home mom for ten years. Ann loves getting to know each patient and their significant other, children or furry friends who occasionally come by to say Hi! Each patient has their own journey and Ann continues to be inspired by the progress and hard work each patient puts in to reach their goals. Ann has two beautiful daughters that she loves to spend time with and explore all this great state has to offer. In her spare time, Ann enjoys good food, spending time with friends and family and sunshine.
Morgan Hill, Receptionist
Morgan is a receptionist at our Southside/Greenhurst clinic. She grew up in Driggs, Idaho, and moved to Nampa to be closer to family and to pursue schooling. Before joining Altitude, Morgan worked with a victim's program that specialized in trauma therapy. Working there, she learned how admirably each patient progressed over time--even the smallest growth can have such a big impact. Morgan believes Altitude has that same admiration for their patients and their achievements, both big and small. Outside of the office, Morgan enjoys skiing, snowboarding, and competitive PC gaming. She loves adventuring with her two dogs Titan and Abby, and spending time with her newest addition--her hedgehog, Sesame! If you visit the Southside clinic, you might be lucky enough to catch Sesame lounging the day away behind the desk.