Welcome to Great Falls Physical Therapy
Our mission is to be a trusted community physical therapy practice for Great Falls and surrounding communities that provides one-on-one, individualized, evidence-based treatment for all ages.
We're here to help you
Located in the Great Falls Village Centre, we offer patients easy access and a first-rate facility with Doctors of Physical Therapy who meet the highest standards of education, training and experience. Our objective is to provide an effective and holistic approach to care that is both restorative and preventative.
- Saturday9AM - 1PM
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Why We're Different
We care about our clients and are invested in their recovery and overall wellness. Learn more about us and how we are different from your traditional PT clinic. More reasons to choose Great Falls PT
All appointments are one hour long and directly with a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Because all of our PT’s are Doctors of Physical Therapy, you may come directly to GFPT for evaluation and treatment prior to getting a doctor’s prescription or referral. We will help you determine the best course of treatment and care for your injury.
GFPT specializes in orthopedic manual therapy but offers various services to help improve and maintain the health and well-being of our clients.
We enjoy getting to know our patients and learning about their goals for recovery. We're with them every step of the way.
I have been seeking help from Great Falls Physical Therapy for chronic patellar tendinitis. Jaison is a great manual therapist and also uses dry needling to help loosen the muscles around my knee that cause pain. In addition, Sarah has expertly assessed my running so that I can run with less pain or worsening the tendinitis. I appreciate their thoughtful, professional approach to my care that has allayed the need for additional injections and surgery!
My son has been going to physical therapy for a few months and has made amazing progress thanks to Dr. Mary Jean Stack and her incredible staff. His issues were not straight forward, but were identified quickly and a game plan was created for him to progress in a safe and fun way.
The facility is extremely clean and they follow safe CoVid precautions. Twice weekly sessions have been the highlight of my sons week since day one with Mary Jean. She has encouraged my son to try new exercises (reformer) and to push himself more than he ever though he could. She also has happily collaborated with his pediatrician and trainer.
Great Falls Physical Therapy is by far the best physical therapy practice I’ve ever experienced. It’s invaluable to know my care is in the hands of a professional who is knowledgeable about my specific spinal needs, has a coherent long term plan, devotes the full hour to my individualized program, and explains things clearly.
Such a contrast with my previous PT experiences at large chain practices, where I would see a different person each time, the therapists were less experienced and would only see the patient for 10-15 minutes of the hour leaving the rest to entry-level technicians, and once I had to point out that the therapist was treating the wrong shoulder.
My family was referred to MJ when she first opened and we have been grateful ever since. My husband and I have been able to work with MJ and Sara to help get through many issues related to my training and overuse. My son went to see Jason, who has been great to help with foot and ankle issues. Each therapist explains what is necessary, shows you the proper exercise or habits to help “fix” and repair what is needed. I highly recommend!
I’ve loved coming to Great Falls Physical Therapy! After recovering from a pretty serious injury, I worked with both Dr. Mary Jean Stack and Dr. Sarah Bellman. I’ve been to many physical therapists and I can honestly say they are the best. Everyone genuinely cares about and invests in your recovery process, and it shows. There is such a friendly and personable atmosphere. I am now starting to run again after non-weight bearing on crutches!
Thank you GFPT!
Mary Jean and Sarah are the best physical therapists I have ever met. I had a serious car accident and have been to a number of other therapists without seeing any improvement. I finally saw a difference when I started working with Mary Jean and Sarah. They work with you the entire session, unlike most PT places, where you only see the PT for a short time and then you do exercises with someone else. They are both so knowledgeable. I highly recommend Great Falls PT!
You can’t go wrong here! This is a WONDERFUL Physical Therapy practice. They do fantastic work & you feel like you are being treated in a highly professional manner. I give Great Falls PT my highest recommendation.
I have had several different kinds of injuries in the past few years and have had success with treatments at Great Falls PT working with both MJ and Sarah. Issues ranged from stiff toes from walking in poor shoes to groin injuries related to stiff back muscles to tennis elbow. They are thoughtful, excellent at their work, kind and easy to work with. They can perform dry needling when necessary and have all of the information and equipment necessary for strengthening and re-building lost or injured tissue. They have excellent protocols for the current SARS/COVID-19 pandemic and I feel very safe being there for treatments. Highly recommend them!
Foot, Ankle, Hip, Neck and more – MaryJean, Sarah and now Jason have provided pain relief and proactive improvement around acute injuries and long term challenges for myself and my family members. Dr. Stack and her team at GFPT have addressed and delivered significant relief from sports injuries, post surgical rehabilitation and aging wear and tear. Previously a college athlete, xterra triathlon participant, NASM personal trainer, USPTR and USTA tennis instructor; I can attest they are experienced in a wide array of PT modalities and techniques. They are also creative, patient, clean and safe. I recommend GFPT.
I have been using GF PT for almost two years, first for pre-surgery (L5-S1 Fusion) work, then post surgical recovery. Mary Jean was fantastic at both providing pain relief prior to surgery as well as getting me moving again and regaining strength and range of motion afterwards. I am also working with Jaison Alderman on improving my range of motion in my hips. My teenage daughter has also been seeing Sarah Bellman post her wrist surgery. We are so lucky to have three gifted Dr’s of PT right on our doorstep, I would encourage anyone that The convenience factor alone for people living in Great Falls or people that pass through is fantastic & they has Saturday hours! For anyone living or working in Great Falls that is considering Physical Therapy I would definitely talk to one of the talented PT’s at Great Falls Physical therapy.
I visited Dr. Stack for a discussion of my joint problems; she’s given clear feedback on the cause of the clicking in my shoulder, and we’ve scheduled in my first official appointment to stretch the muscles and strengthen my shoulder to support free movement between my scapular and rib cage! She has a clean, inviting space with mirror, barre, weights and other physio machinery. It does not feel like I’m walking into a doctor’s office, but an inviting and bright place. Dr. Stack is both professional and easy-going; I cannot wait to get started on my recovery!
An update: just had my first session. Mary Jean massaged out a lot of my tension, and gave me four exercises to work every day until my next session. It’s been such an eye-opener to know what my problems are, and my weak shoulder is going to get better for sure! Thanks, Mary Jean!
Two weeks post hip replacement surgery and the surgeon was amazed at my progress. I credit Dr. Mary Jean Stack with my rapid recovery. A former dancer and experienced physical therapist, Dr. Stack thoroughly understands not only how a healthy body is supposed to function, but the best way to help a patient return to the correct form. Dr. Stack is caring, professional, and competent. I highly recommend her.
Excellent physical therapy group! Highly recommend for anyone recovering from an injury, or any healthy runners who want to be sure their form is correct to prevent injury!
Thanks GFPT ask for Jaison for back problems. Excellent eval and treatments.
Highly educated, skilled and experienced therapists. The one-hour sessions are delivered 100% by these professionals. Very capable in communicating with and influencing doctors.
I was treated by Mary Jean for two separate injuries and she was spectacular. She is friendly and knowledgeable. She explained a lot about the muscle groups relating to my pain and symptoms and she taught me how to manage my chronic low back pain.
Sarah and the team made a 90+% improvement in my torn Achilles in 6 weeks. The one on one care is super. I am a healthcare professional and I appreciated their professionalism.”
For the first time in a while I feel happy to be on track with addressing my hardened injury and Mary Jean was quick to identify the problem and develop an effective therapy plan for me. I wish I would have come in sooner!
I have never been to physical therapy before, but after a knee injury I had no choice… As a health professional myself, my standards are already pretty high. Mary Jean not only exceeded them but she worked intensively with me on a customized program that pushed me but was within my limits and abilities as well. She was extremely friendly, professional and, most importantly, highly effective. Each week I could literally feel positive results. I’m now looking forward to ski season with the same enthusiasm as before and without any hesitation, which is something I couldn’t imagine just a few months ago before. If you’re reading this review and in need of physical therapy your search is over. Now go get better.
This was my first venture into physical therapy so I was a bit skeptical at first but Sarah made me feel very comfortable and was patient with me explaining what was to happen and how to do the therapy correctly. Sarah is very personable and encouraging and she clearly knows a great deal about how to get where you need to get. I was pleasantly surprised with the results and I am now a believer in physical therapy.
“I have had the benefit of working through multiple physical ailments with Mary Jean Stack, who owns this establishment. She is a first-rate physical therapist and a good person, too. Thanks to her expert care, I have gone from having chronic pain from my left hip all the way to my left foot to having only rare, minimal discomfort–usually from overdoing it. I have gone from being unable to participate in physical activities to doing yoga, hiking, and cycling on a routine basis. The change has been dramatic. I credit her with a significant improvement in my quality of life. I would, without question, return to Mary Jean again for any PT needs.
Dr. Stack, founder of Great Falls Physical Therapy, is truly wonderful. She worked with me for 18 months while I rehabilitated my neck and back. She was a great combination of being gentle and encouraging. She helped me see the progress that I was making and to stay on track. I would happily consult her again in the future anytime I need physical therapy and would gladly recommend her to family and friends. Go see her for a consultation, you will not be sorry
My daughter and I have both been patients of Sarah’s. My daughter completed several months with Sarah to recover from a broken foot. She is now finally able to get back to dancing full out in ballet, after nearly a year of pain. Sarah was excellent at helping her work through her issues, and her dry needling technique loosened up a lot of areas of tightness that she had. She had also been dealing with an entrapped nerve in her hip causing numbness in her thigh for several months, and Sarah was able to release it and restore sensation to her thigh through dry needling. I have been seeing Sarah following a stress fracture in my foot, and am working with her to fix my running technique. She is the best! She and my daughter have really bonded and because of such a positive experience she is contemplating becoming a PT.”
Physical therapy is a very personal type of hands on medicine requiring the patient to have complete trust in the therapist’s ability to affect a cure, Mary Jean Stack is just that kind of therapist. I presented to her with such a severely frozen shoulder I could barely move my arm, the treatment consumed more than sixteen months of twice weekly visits. During that time Mary Jean encouraged me to continue in treatment as she gently, painlessly got my shoulder to unfreeze and return to full range of motion. Without reservation I recommend Mary Jean to anyone who is in need of physical therapy.
I met Mary Jean and she made me walk much better after just one session
My experience with Mary Jean Stack was exceptional. I am very careful with any critique, expect the highest standards in customer service and only recommend the best-of-the-best.
Professional and very helpful. Mary Jean Stack examines, analyzes, explains and prints out home exercises. Great hands, great personality. Good choice.