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The Physical Therapy Place is a locally owned private practice founded in 2000. Joy Backstrum and Katie Piraino began the practice with the vision to provide the highest quality physical therapy in a caring, patient-focused environment. Joy and Katie have more than 25 years of experience as physical therapists and have both successfully completed an orthopedic residency. The newest member of our team, Corina Carlson PT, DPT, joined the practice in November, 2017. The Physical Therapy Place is also the only Postural Restoration Certified™ clinic in the the state of Alaska.

 

The aim of our practice is to promote healing, restore normal function and improve quality of life. It is our goal to empower each patient to be healthy and perform at their optimum level. This is done through education, exercise and hands-on treatment.

 

"You set me free, and gave me hope again. I must admit I would always like to be in your care to learn more about my body and its function. I will be diligent in my exercises and thank you so much for diagnosing my problem and giving some positive steps to alleviating the pain." —D.C
It is our goal to empower each patient to be healthy and be able to perform at their optimum level.