(307) 335-5188


 To schedule an appointment please call us at 307-335-5188 we look forward to working with you.

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Ty Francis, MPT, ATC, CSCS-Owner

Ty attended the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota where he received a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2003 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training in 2001. Ty is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  He played football at the University of Mary and continues to remain active with fitness training, biking, hiking, and rock climbing.  Ty values one on one patient care and strives to educate patients on the nature of the injury, anatomy, biomechanics and the steps of the rehabilitation process.


Susanne Scheidemantel, PTA

Susanne attended Central Wyoming College where she received an associate degree in Physical Therapist Assistant in 2001, and also attended University of Wyoming in 1997 where she received a bachelors in Exercise Physiology with emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation.  She has also received her certification in kinesiotape application, and Level I SMFA(Selective Functional Movement Systems).  In her free time she likes to remain active with fitness training, hiking, camping, and fishing.  Susanne enjoys working with patients one on one to ensure that each patient recovers fully with their rehabilitation.

Jessie Kotnour, PT, DPT, COMT

Jessie Kotnour graduated from the University of La Crosse, WI with her Bachelors of Science in Biology in 2006 and then completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Montana in 2015.  She worked in outpatient orthopedics in Jackson, WY and Seward, AK before relocating to Lander with her husband to settle into a mountain community. Jessie has pursued advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation including treatment of vertigo as well as orthopedic manual therapy and dry needling.  She completed her Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy for the upper extremity through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine in 2017, and is working towards her certification for the lower extremity.  Jessie is also interested in and pursuing further training in Women’s Health related rehabilitation.  When Jessie is not in the clinic, you can find her at the rock wall, biking, skiing, doing yoga, wandering in the woods, or sitting by the fire with a book.

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Emilee King-Office Manager

Emilee is the office manager of Wind River Therapy, and the welcoming, friendly face that greets patients and guests upon their arrival.  She will also work with our patients to collect the necessary documentation for therapy, confirms insurance coverage,  and schedules your next appointment.  Emilee can also help you with any billing questions you may have.  She is a Wyoming native, moving to Lander in 2000 from Casper, Wyoming with her son.  Emilee now married, her and her husband have two beautiful girls. Their oldest son, Masen graduated in 2016 from LVHS. Emilee is also an active board member at the Lander Children’s Museum. Enjoying the outdoors and watching her children thrive at their activities of choice is what she likes spending her time doing, along with all of the events the community has to offer.

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