Kala, an eastern Montana native, received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Idaho State University in 2007. During her undergraduate education, she competed in collegiate track and cross country and received her minor in Spanish while studying abroad in Argentina. She continued her education at Idaho State University by completing the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in 2010. Since the start of her clinical career, she has continued her education by focusing on advanced manual therapy techniques and sports related injuries. She became certified in ASTYM in 2011 and received her Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification in 2013.
Kala works with each of her patients towards achieving their goals and helping them return to the activities they enjoy most. She encourages individual wellness through healthy living and preventative actions. As a mother, Kala has a passion in helping active moms regain their balance between health and family by treating various women’s health conditions. She incorporates her orthopedic background to help patients return to an active life style postpartum, postsurgical, and with both chronic and acute conditions.
Kala’s treatment philosophy incorporates the most current evidence based research and continued orthopedic advancement allowing her to offer each patient a customized treatment plan. Kala maintains a healthy and active lifestyle by running and mountain biking in the foothills with her husband, while also staying involved throughout the community in select running groups and races. On the weekends, she is frequently found visiting her husband’s family in the Lost River Valley of Idaho or enjoying the sunshine with her dog, husband, and young daughter.