Meet Our Team

Rob Barnes

Robert Barnes, PT, DPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Rob is the director of Therapeutic Associates’ State Street clinic. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California in 1998. After receiving his DPT, he completed USC’s Clinical Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).

Rob’s treatment philosophy incorporates a combination of manual therapy and functional/sport-specific exercises. He has extensive post graduate training in manual therapy with an emphasis on treating cervical and lumbar musculoskeletal injuries. He has a special interest in treating chronic tendon injuries in endurance athletes. His manual certifications include: Dry Needling, ASTYM (tool-assisted manual therapy), and osteopathic FDM (Fascial Distortion Model).

Rob is also a Certified Level 2 Golf Fitness Instructor by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI).  TPI is a PGA and LPGA approved, golf-specific training program. He works closely with both the Bogus Basin Alpine (BBSEF) and Nordic (BBNT) ski teams and has been a proud sponsor of both programs for over a decade.

When he is not working with patients, Rob enjoys mountain biking, running, skiing, and hanging out with his three kids, wife, and yellow lab.

Nicole Barnes, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Nicole earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 1998. Prior to that, she attended Washington State University where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology. Her broad range of physical therapy experiences including inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, home health, and outpatient orthopedics help her approach each patient uniquely and enable her to specify her treatment approach to fit each person. Nicole became ASTYM certified in 2011.   She continues advancing her skills by studying with the North American Institute of Manual Therapy.

Nicole is excited to be a part of Therapeutic Associates Early Intervention Program.  Through this program, she visits local businesses to meet with employers and employees and gives recommendations on ergonomics as well as body mechanics, stretches, and strengthening exercises.  The goal of this program is to help prevent and reduce injury and lost work time.

When she is not enjoying working, Nicole loves spending time with her three children and husband camping, hiking, boating, tennis and especially fitting time in for her favorite hobby – running.

Katie Duke, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Katie Duke completed her Doctorate of Physical therapy (DPT) at Idaho State University. Katie grew up in the Treasure Valley playing competitive soccer, which sparked her interest in health and fitness. She began her college education at University of South Carolina, where she received the Southeastern Conference (SEC)
Award for Academic Excellence while playing Division I soccer for the Gamecocks. She continued her soccer career at Boise State University, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and the Western All Conference (WAC) All Academic Award.

She has continued her post doctorate education in orthopedics and manual therapy by completing an orthopedic residency in 2016 as well as earning her Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) certificate.

Katie is dedicated to helping her patients reach their personal goals and prevent future injury through manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, education, and functional strengthening. Katie has two children which has increased her interest in working with prenatal and post partum athletes. She hopes to continue her education in women’s health in order to improve her ability to keep moms active and meet their individual goals. Katie loves the outdoors and can usually be found running on the Greenbelt pushing at least one kid in a stroller.

Collin Reid, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Collin received his bachelors of science from Montana State University in Health and Human performance in 2013. He then continued to pursue physical therapy by obtaining his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Montana in 2016. While gaining his education, Collin enjoyed competing in intramurals and exploring the Montana wilderness, all activities which helped convince him that staying active is the best medicine. As Collin joins the Therapeutic Associate’s team, he looks to utilize his expertise as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist to help his patients pursue their goals while training hard and competing even harder.

Collin serves his patients’ needs by utilizing advanced orthopedic manual techniques in addition to specialized exercise to address the source of pain and dysfunction, allowing patients to return to what they love doing. He believes that his best asset to therapy is a sense of humor, where making therapy fun can be the difference in creating optimal physical outcomes.

Collin enjoys the great outdoors and likes to keep healthy by hiking, backpacking, and going back to his native Montana where he can return to the mountains that he grew up in.

Kala Whitworth, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

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.

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Ashley Irvin, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Ashley grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and received her Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Dixie State University in southern Utah. She played collegiate soccer at Idaho State University and continues to live an active and adventurous lifestyle. When she isn’t working, you can find her running the foothills, skiing, teaching yoga, or spending time with her husband and French bulldog.

Ashley has a strong passion for physical therapy, and wants each of her patients to get back to the things they love! She does this with manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, functional strengthening and education.

Missy White

Clinic Administrator

Kristen Derose

Administrative Coordinator

Miso Jang

Physical Therapy Aide

Miso is a first generation Korean-American college graduate from Boise State University with her degree in Health Science Studies. She was a proud member of the Boise State Maneline dance team and continued her dance career as Miss Meridian in the Miss Idaho America program. Her spare time is always spent with her loving family in Pocatello, Idaho, and she is excited to pursue her physical therapy career in the near future.