Taylor Reicks completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017 at Des Moines University in Iowa where he has lived most of his life. After graduation, Taylor moved to Tacoma, Washington for a few years where he successfully passed the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist examination after several long months of intensive studying and coursework. He then joined a local Orthopedic and Sports Residency Program as a faculty member with a focus on teaching manual therapy and strength training in the lower extremity. Throughout his time in Washington state, Taylor treated a wide variety of orthopedic conditions and spent his time building up his therapy “tool-box” to provide individualized treatment options for his patients including Dry Needling Certification, Washington State Spinal Manipulation Endorsement, and Blood Flow Restriction Training Certification. After a few years in Washington, Taylor and his family wanted to move closer to home and stumbled upon Bozeman when looking for a mix of the mountain sports they love and the mid-west feel they grew up with, where they settled down to start their family in August of 2020.
Taylor prides himself in his ability to treat a wide variety of orthopedic conditions and body areas throughout the spine and extremities while also having an interest in treating sport and fitness athletes such as crossfitters. He believes that an active lifestyle is important throughout the lifespan whether it’s a young high school football player or an 85-year-old grandparent that needs the strength to carry their groceries or grandchild up and down the stairs. He is a firm believer that Physical Therapists can play a major role in helping reduce emergency room visits along with unnecessary imaging costs for patients by supporting a physical therapy visit first after an orthopedic injury for an evaluation and treatment plan. Not only does this save the patient time and money, but it can also off-load the ever-growing demand on other health care providers.
Outside of the clinic, Taylor enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, daughter, and two dogs hunting, rock climbing, trail running, and hiking throughout the Gallatin Valley and Southwest Montana.
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