Sean Weatherston, PT, OCS, CSCSSean is a physical therapist as well as the 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.
Cherie Young - Office ManagerCherie originally hails from western Oregon and has worked for Altitude for 5 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 (3 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.
Kyle Hadley, DPTKyle 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. During his time there Kyle fell in love with the late summer nights, pristine rivers, and rocky mountains of Idaho as as his lovely wife, Sharon, who he married in 2010. After receiving a bachelor's degree in exercise science Kyle continued his education at ISU where he received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015. Since then he has continued to sharpen his skills as an orthopedic manual physical therapist. Kyle believes that happiness in life comes from participating in the activities that bring you joy. For him these are spending quality time with family, pursuing his dream of becoming a professional disc golfer, crushing local racquetball leagues, and hooking some monster fish.
Ellie Toscan, DPT
Last month, Ellie Toscan wrapped up her orthopedic residency at Creighton University. This month, she joins Altitude PT as a physical therapist. We are so excited to welcome this awesome individual back to our clinics.
We first got to know Ellie when she did her clinicals here as a student in the fall of 2017. Ellie got along really well with our patients, and it was clear that she was would be a skilled clinician. Since then, she's gone above and beyond in her education, completing her orthopedic residency at Creighton in order to address the deeper aches and pains people experience.
Ellie says it was the realization that she likes treating a wide range of patients that encouraged her area of specialization. "I really enjoy working with people throughout the age spectrum, from high schoolers with sports injuries to people with osteoarthritis of the knee and low back pain," she says. "I wanted to specialize more, so I went back to Creighton to specialize in orthopedic PT."
As Ellie explains, an orthopedic specialty means she's focused on treating the muscles, joints, and nervous system to ease aches and pains. "I've gotten to hone in on movement analysis and movement therapy skills," Ellie shares. This allows her to address issues like joint pain, muscle pain, and sciatica to help people enjoy their favorite sports and activities with ease.
In addition to being a familiar face at Altitude, Ellie is no stranger to Caldwell. She grew up here and graduated from Vallivue High School. Joining Altitude was the perfect pathway to lead her back to her Idaho roots. "I'm excited to come back to Idaho," Ellie says. She's an avid hiker, skier, angler, mountain biker, and "you name it," she says of the long list of outdoor activities she enjoys.
Between finishing her residency and starting at Altitude, Ellie celebrated the milestone with a week-long, self-guided rafting trip along the Salmon River. It sounds like the perfect way to mark the start of her next adventure.