1132 E POLSTON AVE. | POST FALLS, ID 83854 - 208.777.7800

 
 
     

River City Physical Therapy - About Us 

River City Physical Therapy was established in 1995 with one fundamental, predominant theme- to provide the most professional, medically sound therapeutic care in North Idaho that is possible.  That underlying theme is the foundation of our service today, and will always be the core of our excellent patient care.

River City Physical Therapy’s mission statement describes not only our commitment to excellence, but our understanding that each patient requires, indeed deserves, individual consideration and treatment, never losing sight of their comfort and needs in that process. We believe that the best patient care must be evidence based, and we strive to continually update our care methods consistent with the updates in the medical community.

Our endeavor is good health, and to that end, we promote, and encourage health practices that we trust will always be of value to our patients, as well as the community at large. To that end, we are proud to be a part of the local communities, with the privilege of serving Physical Therapy in Post Falls as well as the surrounding area. We appreciate that opportunity profoundly, and strive never to lose sight of our "Commitment to Excellence."

 

 

 

DAVID HILLMAN - PT, MPT, OCS, COMT 

   

David formed River City Physical Therapy with Eric Verhaeghe in 1995. His main priority in his life is his Christian faith and belief in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He is actively involved in Real Life Ministries, Bible Study Fellowship, and his family. He is married to Cathy, one of the main blessings in his life. They have four boys: Michael, Matthew, Zachary, and Jonathan. He loves to coach his boys in football, basketball, wrestling, and baseball. He is a committed exercise enthusiast. He loves to lift weights, ride bikes, and play with his kids in the outdoors. David also participated in college football for five years, baseball for four years, and ran track for one season. He played in two national championship games in football, winning the title one time. He also played baseball in Japan with a collegiate team.

   

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Master of Physical Therapy, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA 1992.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 1989.
  • Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT), North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.
  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS)-- American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
  • He also has a comprehensive education in athletic training. He is actively involved in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Orthopedic section of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Idaho Physical Therapy Association (IPTA), and the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).

 


Michael Kim - DPT, CHT

   

Michael Kim immigrated to the United States in 1974 from South Korea. He grew up in Gresham, Oregon and enjoyed sports and the frequent camping trips to the Oregon coast. It was football and the relationship with the legendary head football coach, Frosty Westering, which brought him to Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. He met a physical therapist in the athletic training room while at PLU who inspired him to pursue a career in physical therapy after completing his bachelor’s degree in 1991.

Michael graduated with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 1994. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2006. In addition, Michael received his hand therapy certification in 1999.

Michael is blessed to have a wife, Amy, and three kids, Noah, Naomi, and Jacob and he enjoys coaching and playing sports such as football, basketball, and soccer with his kids. He is an active member at Faith Bible Church and enjoys biking, fly fishing, and camping with the family.

A certified hand therapist (CHT) is a clinician who has demonstrated advanced clinical skills and the highest of level of competency in upper extremity rehabilitation. His interests in hand therapy include treating challenging upper extremity tendonitis and conservative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.  He is one of a few Physical Therapists who are certified in Graston Technique® for soft tissue mobilization in North Idaho. The Graston Technique® incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function.  

   


Ben Wardell - P.T., D.P.T., DN=1 Certified, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

   

I was able to join the River City Physical Therapy team in September of 2016. Here I have been able to develop and grow in my relationship with Christ, as a therapist, and as a husband to my wife Sarah.

Growing up in a small town in South Dakota my parents taught me the importance of respect, hard work, and listening. Athletics were a big part of my life growing up. I was a three sport athlete in high school and played 5 seasons of division 2 college football at the University of Augustana. I graduated from the University Of Jamestown, North Dakota with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Keeping the energy high, having patients involved and engaged in the treatment, and getting excited about results are my goals. I strive to get people where they want to be by using functional exercise, hands on techniques and provide them with the education and knowledge to better themselves.

I am currently working towards my orthopedic and manual therapy certification to further my learning career.

My interests include Crossfit, fly fishing, hunting, snowboarding and backpacking. I also enjoy spending time with my lovely wife Sarah as we explore everything the Northwest has to offer. 

   

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Augustana 2011
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy - University of Jamestown 2016

 



Andrew Kafka - P.T.

   

Drew was born and raised in Havre, MT. He is the youngest of four children and was raised on a ranch where the values of work ethic, integrity and accountability were instilled in him. He participated in football, basketball, soccer, and track in high school. He played two seasons of collegiate football at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT. Drew graduated from the University of Montana with a B.S. in exercise science and three years following completion of his undergraduate degree he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. The greatest influence in Drew wanting to become a PT was his mother, who had paraplegia and required years of PT to regain her full function.

Drew’s interests include hunting, fly fishing, basketball, football, hiking, spending time with his wife Emily and their two black labs Harper and Willow. He is an Army veteran and proudly served his country for 6 years. He has a passion for empowering patients in the rehabilitation process and helping patients reach their highest potential. He enjoys treating shoulder, knee, ankle and lumbar pathologies and works tirelessly to ensure the highest level of evidence based interventions are utilized to ensure the best outcomes possible.

 

   


 


James Wolk - D.P.T.

   

James Wolk grew up in North Idaho and enjoyed playing sports growing up. It was in high school his first interest for Physical Therapy came about after going through shoulder surgery rehab. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Idaho State University in 2014.

He came to work for RCPT as a tech where he decided to eventually pursue a career in physical therapy.  He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Jamestown - Fargo in 2020.

James enjoys treating a variety of diagnoses including orthopedics, sports medicine, and neuro. His goals are to help facilitate others to reach their goals while still doing what they love.

He enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and dog. His interests involve hiking, camping, fishing, basketball, skiing, golf, bowing, and anything outdoors. He also actively attends Real Life Ministries and BSF.

 

 

 

 

   


 



OUR PTA's

Blythe Amland
PTA

Scott Rogers
PTA

Ashley Lamb
PTA

Kathleen Hagmann
PTA

     

 

 

Michelle Larson
PTA


Kassandra McCamment
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1132 E. POLSTON AVE.
POST FALLS, ID 83854
PH: 208.777.7800
FAX: 208.777.9209

 

 

     

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