PHYSICAL THERAPY

Our Physical Therapy department has been providing therapy services to our Kodiak Area native beneficiaries since 2019. We treat a wide variety of conditions, including sports and orthopedic injuries, chronic pain, women’s health, repetitive stress injuries, and more. We use a variety of conservative treatment methods, including therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, and dry needling. Our therapists are here to help you meet your goals, whether it’s to walk on a beach or return to pushing pots. At this time, only native beneficiaries are eligible for PT services. Please check with your doctor about a referral!

Our Promise:
To listen compassionately and provide therapy services tailored to you. We are dedicated
to creating a safe, positive environment that promotes wellness for all patients. Our experienced therapists are committed to learning, teaching, and continuing education to better help you reach your goals.

What can I expect?

  • A full evaluation of your condition with an experienced physical therapist
  • A roadmap to recovery, tailored to your personal goals
  • In depth discussion and education on our exam findings and what that means for you
  • Activity recommendations
  • Recommendations for further follow up - Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm

We also offer pelvic floor, pregnancy, and post-partum therapy services. Common reasons to seek pelvic floor physical therapy are:

  • Leaking urine or feces
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Routine pregnancy/post-partum care to ensure recovery from birth and/or address pain
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Diastasis recti
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain with intercourse

Frequently Asked Questions:

I have bone on bone arthritis, how will PT help?
Research shows the strengthening and mobility work can significantly improve arthritis-related pain and improve function. Your PT will help you find the right combination to improve your symptoms and discuss a long term plan to keep you active.

I’m having a lot of pain, should I still come to PT?
Yes! We can usually help make you feel better within a session.

I’m not sure if I have time for PT right now. Is it worth it to make the appointment?
Yes—at your evaluation, you and your PT will discuss what works best for you. We always like to see you at least for the evaluation so we know how best to help you.

I live in a village. How do I access PT services?
We have several options—we can see you for your evaluation in town at your convenience or when our PTs make a trip to the villages. If that doesn’t work for you, we can see you via video. Please give us a call and our office specialists will help find the right option for you!

I’m waiting for an appointment with orthopedics. Should I still see PT?
Yes! Our examination and your response to treatment can help you and the orthopedic doctor understand how best to proceed. You will likely also see improvement in your symptoms.

KANA's Physical Therapy is located at 1247 Mill Bay Road by appointment ONLY. For more information, please call KANA's Physical Therapy Department at (907) 486-1397.


Meet your Physical Therapist Team

RACHEL JERMANN, DPT
Physical Therapist

Rachel Jermann completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee in 2017, and her residency in orthopedic physical therapy at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA in 2018. She has worked in many different therapy settings across the US, joining KANA in May 2021. In addition to patient care, her primary goal is to grow and develop the physical therapy department to improve access to therapy services for Beneficiaries.

 

 

ALISON HORN, DPT
Physical Therapist

We welcomed part-time physical therapist Alison Horn in October 2021. Alison graduated from Pacific University in Oregon in 2011 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and has been utilizing her skills as a physical therapist to serve the Kodiak community at PKIMC for the past 10 years. She has advanced training and a special interest in the pregnant and post-partum population.