Meet Our Staff

Photo Michael J. Jensen, PT, MPT, OCS

I earned my Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree from the Mayo School of Health Sciences in 1993, and have been practicing in Great Falls ever since. In 2007 I opened Frontier Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine. I was board certified as an Orthopedic Clincal Specialist (OCS) in 2004, and was appointed to the Academy of Advanced Item Writers by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy for my contributions as a question writer for the National Physical Therapy Exam. I have also served as an item writer for the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Exam for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. I am married to Connie, and we have three childen. Kirsten, Lane and Cade keep us very busy when I am not at the clinic, and as a family we enjoy all that Montana has to offer, including camping, hunting, fishing, riding our horses and the many sports that our childen are involved in throughout the year.

Kirsten JensenKirsten Jensen, DPT

I earned my Bachelor of Exercise Science degree at Montana State University before attending A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona for my Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. While I loved the sunshine of Arizona, I was born and raised in Great Falls and missed this great state, along with my family and friends. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, running, attending sporting events, riding horses, traveling, hiking, camping and experiencing new adventures. I find my career very rewarding because of the people I get to work with, both patients and my fellow teammates at Frontier Physical Therapy.


Diane LoweryKendra Lee, PT

Hi! My name is Kendra and I graduated from Montana State University in 1996 with a BA in Exercise Science. I then attended Winston-Salem State University (Winston-Salem, NC) and graduated in 2000 with a BA in Physical Therapy. Wanting to get back to Montana and family, I moved back to Great Falls after graduation. I worked in outpatient practices until I was blessed to become a stay-at-home mom for 2 amazing boys, Teagan and Treyton. I recently joined the Frontier Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine family and I couldn’t be happier!

In my free time I enjoy jogging, golfing, reading, camping and downhill skiing. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, however my favorite is spending time with my boys and watching them participate in all of their activities.


Photo Kendra Terry, PTA

Hi, my name is Kendra and I am pleased to be here at Frontier Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine. I was born in Missoula, but raised here in Great Falls. I graduated in July 2011, from MSU-COT Great Falls and began working here shortly after as a PTA. I have two wonderful and fun daughters, Jasmine and Jade, with whom I love spending time. Some of the activities we enjoy together include traveling, swimming, going on walks, watching movies, hanging out with family and friends, and being outdoors.

Diane LoweryJesse Dykstra, PTA

Hi, my name is Jesse. I grew up in the small town of Manhattan, MT. In 2014 I graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant's program at Great Falls College MSU.

I am married to my beautiful wife Jessica, who also graduated in 2014 with her Bachelor's in Secondary Education for English. My wife and I both enjoy the outdoors. We love to go skiing, camping, hiking, floating and spending time with our two dogs.

I look forward to working with you here at Frontier Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine!


Danielle PetersDanielle Peters, PTA

Welcome to Frontier Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine! My name is Danielle and I graduated from Great Falls College MSU with my degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2013. I started working at Frontier Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine in February of 2014 and absolutely love it. I am passionate about teaching patients how to experience positive movement and activity again as well as get them back to doing the things they love to do.

I live in Sand Coulee with my husband Torey, and our two daughters Madisyn and McKinlee. I am also a certified Pilates Trainer and enjoy teaching group classes in my spare time. I love health and fitness, sports, spending time with my wonderful family, hunting and being outdoors. Being part of Frontier Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine feels like being part of a family. I am proud to be part of a team that provides such excellent patient care! Come enjoy the Frontier Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine experience, and let us help you with your rehabilitation needs!


Connie JensenConnie Jensen, PTA
Office Administrator

I have been with Frontier Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine alongside my husband since we opened the clinic in 2007. My background has always been in the medical/dental field in the administrative end, so Mike and I balance out the needs of our clinic from all angles. I returned to school in 2010 and received my PTA degree as I love getting to know our patients and being part of their healing process.

When I am not in the clinic, I enjoy spending time with our 3 children. Most of that time is driving all over the state following our boys for all of their different sports! You can always find my daughter and me on the sidelines sporting the team colors and cheering the boys on! On the occasional non-sport weekend, I love to head to the mountains and take advantage of all that our beautiful state has to offer.


Shelby BoxShelby Box, ATC

Hi, my name is Shelby Box. I have been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 2004. I graduated from Northwestern University in St. Paul, MN, in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training. I have been in Montana since 2006, and in Great Falls since 2008. When I'm not providing sports medicine coverage to the smaller local schools, I enjoy playing basketball, handing out with my pups, and being outdoors in this great state I call home.

Morgan UmphresMorgan Umphres, ATC, LAT

Hi, my name is Morgan Umphres and I am an Athletic Trainer here at Frontier Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from the University of Montana-Missoula in 2013. I started with Frontier in the fall of 2016, and I am loving it. Being born and raised in the great state of Montana, I have a lot of hobbies outside of work. Hunting, fishing, dirt bike riding, hiking, camping, basketball, and working on my parent's ranch are a few of the many things that keep me busy when I'm not with the wonderful staff at Frontier Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine.

Diane LoweryDiane Lowery
Patient Coordinator

Welcome to Frontier Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine! My name is Diane Lowery. I love Montana! My husband brought me here 15 years ago and its been my home ever since. I have an Associate of Arts in Business Management and 10 years of managerial and secretarial experience. Spending time with my family and friends is always at the top of my favorite things to do, along with reading, scrapbooking, camping, archery, and watching my kids play sports.

Chris LohseChris Lohse
Scheduler

Hi, my name is Chris Lohse. I was born and raised in Great Falls. I've been married to my wonderful husband for thirty four years and we have two beautiful daughters and a great son-in-law. We love to travel. We take our camper to the Oregon coast whenever possible. I worked for Frontier Physical Therapy when they first opened in 2007. I left for a while and I'm back now working with a great group of people.