Address: 128 5th Ave. West Jerome, Idaho 83338 View Map
Phone: (208) 324-3090

About Us

We are the only full functioning provider of physical therapy services of all types to all of Jerome county including the cities of Wendell, Hagerman, Bliss, Shoshone, and smaller outlying communities. We specialize in Sports Medicine and orthopedic care.

Jerome Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Clinic FAQ

Are There Ways to Treat This on My Own?
Sometimes you may suffer an injury or an illness and need the assistance of a physical therapist to get moving normally again. While meeting with your physical therapist, always ask for strategies that you can use to treat your condition on your own.

Your physical therapist should be able to prescribe the correct exercises for you to do independently, and he or she can teach you strategies to self-manage many conditions and injuries.

How Do I Prevent Future Episodes of My Condition?
It is often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When you have an injury or illness that causes pain or limits your functional mobility, your physical therapist can offer treatments and strategies that can get you moving normally again.

Is This Treatment Necessary?
If your physical therapist performs a treatment that you are unfamiliar with, you should ask him or her if the treatment is necessary. Ask what the scientific evidence for that particular treatment shows and if there are risks associated with the treatment.

Remember, your rehab program should consist largely of active movement, functional mobility, and exercise. If your PT sessions are relatively passive and filled with unknown treatments and modalities, you should question if those treatments are necessary.

If I Have Another Episode, What Should I Do First?
It is important to know how to prevent future episodes of your condition, but it is equally important to know what to do first if you happen to experience your problem again. What steps should be taken (and when should they be taken) if you start feeling pain and limited functional mobility in the future?

If you have another episode of pain, do you need to call your doctor or can you visit your physical therapist via direct access? Should you use heat or ice, and is exercising during the initial phase of injury dangerous? Your PT should be able to answer these questions during your current episode of care.

By knowing what to do first when a problem arises, you can start on the road to optimal health and mobility early after onset. This can ensure that you have the best possible outcome with your condition.

How Do I Know When to Stop Physical Therapy?
In a perfect scenario, your physical therapy treatment will progress with no problems. Your PT will evaluate your condition, prescribe the right treatments and exercises, and you will achieve your physical therapy goals. But what happens if your progress slows? What happens if your painful condition seems to last longer than expected? What if things start getting worse?

From day one in physical therapy, you and your PT should have an exit strategy. In general, physical therapy should come to an end when:

-Your rehab goals that you have set with your PT have been met.
-Your condition worsens and you need to be referred on to another provider.
-There is lack of progress.

You and your physical therapist should work together in a therapeutic alliance to help you return to optimal mobility after injury or illness. You should feel comfortable to say just about anything and ask questions to your PT about what is happening during your treatment. By understanding what to expect from physical therapy and by asking the right questions during treatment, you can be sure to get back to your previous level of function quickly and safely.

Wendell Physical Therapy
429 N Idaho St, Wendell, ID 83355
(208) 536-3090 FAX: (208) 324-3093
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 Our office continues to emphasize volunteerism in our communities and schools. We recognize the benefit of assisting our community and educators in making our kids and us as parents healthier and keeping our health care costs controlled. We all look forward to improving your activities and lifestyle. Please take our slogan seriously for better health. Get up n' GO

Meet Our Staff...

Lon Egbert, PT, ATC

Lon was involved in many sports in HS. His family was that of wrestlers including 3 of them being state champions, including Lon. He went off to college wanting to be around sports and helping local athletes achieve the success that others helped him to achieve while in our community. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor in Sports Medicine/ Athletic Training. He then went on to Graduate school to A.T.Still University for his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. After many years he went back for his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from EIM School of Health Sciences in Kentucky. He has had many opportunities to give back to the athletic community including being selected at an Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist for the Senior World Games, 2001 Winter Sports World Cup, 2001 Winter Olympic Trials, 2002 Winter Olympics, 2006 internship at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center, and 2008 Track & Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon at Hayward Field. He continues to volunteer many hours for all the high schools in Jerome, Lincoln and Gooding Counties for concussion education, baseline testing, return to sport clearance and athletic training services.  He has earned a reputation around the Magic Valley of being tough but caring to help you get back to doing what you love and enjoy. When he is not volunteering his time at the schools and recreation departments with coaching, he, his wife and 6 children go whitewater rafting and off to family reunions.

Clinton Axman, PT, DPT-Physical Therapist

Clinton grew up in Western Washington and Eastern Idaho.  He attended Brigham Young University of Idaho and received a Bachelor’s of Science in 2007.  He continued his Education at A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ and obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  At Jerome Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine has allowed him to work in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, acute care, and home health.   Clint has a special interest in manual therapy and would like to specialize in that area.  In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, kayaking, golfing, hiking, and playing sports.

Tyson Carter, PT, DPT

Tyson grew up in Fairview Utah.  After a tour in Iraq with the Utah National guard he attended Utah State University where he received his B.S. in human movement science with a minor in business management.  He moved to Washington where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University. His clinical background includes the treatment of orthopedic injuries and rehabilitation.  His treatment approach is integrated manual therapy which uses hands on techniques to help relieve pain and exercises to help lock in the improvement. He is passionate about physical therapy for its ability to help people get back to the things that they love.  He believes in personalized physical therapy that empowers patient to take control of and manage their own condition.  Areas of interest/ proficiency include: shoulder rehabilitation, cervical disorders and post-surgical rehabilitation.  Tyson enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters, hiking, camping, fly fishing, hunting, disc golf and cycling.

Jaron Pope, DPT

Jaron grew up on the Wasatch front in Utah and earned his B.S. from Brigham Young University in 2012 in Exercise Science and Spanish. He graduated from the University of Utah in 2015 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. His clinical background includes orthopedic, post-surgical, and neurological rehabilitation as well as home health therapy. Jaron focuses on hands-on manual therapy as well as therapeutic exercise to help his patients reach their goals. Jaron loves physical therapy because he loves meeting new people, getting to know their unique stories, and helping them get back to doing what they love.  He believes that building sincere friendships and having fun is what PT is all about. Jaron is also a certified Mastery Level Spanish speaker.
Jaron and his wife always wanted to move to a smaller town where they could be more involved in the community and have ample space for their animals and hobbies. The Magic Valley was the perfect fit! Jaron enjoys hunting, fishing, sports, woodwork, horses, and spending time with his family in the mountains.

Carla Southwick, ATC

While growing up as a high school athlete in Eastern Idaho, Carla learned what an Athletic Trainer’s job encompasses.  At that time she gained a desire to become a Certified Athletic Trainer.  She graduated from Brigham Young University’s Athletic Training program.   Carla then continued her education at Utah State University.  While attending USU she worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer for their athletic programs.  She graduated from USU with a Master of Science in Exercise Science.   She enjoys being around athletics and doing what she loves most, helping others.  While not on the side lines she loves to spend time with her three kids and husband.  They like to ride bikes, hike, go on walks, build things, and anything that gets them outdoors.

Kelly Mills, Billing Manager

Kelly was born and raised in the Magic Valley and have lived in Jerome for the past 17 years.  She has worked in the Physical Therapy field as an office assistant and now as a billing manager for the past 5 years.  She loves her job and working with an incredible group of people who truly care about this community and their patients.   She and her husband and have two amazing kids, Jace, 15 and Jentry, 13 who are multi-sport athletes and keep them on the go most of the time.  They also have a love for fast horses, her husband is a quarter horse trainer and they do a lot of traveling in the summer to different tracks around the state.  With any spare time she loves crafting, gardening or just taking time out for herself.

Nelcy Norato

Nelcy was born in Mexico and moved to Twin Falls when she was 10 years old. She's been in Jerome for 17 years.  She and her husband have 4 amazing boys.  In their spare time they enjoy boating, fishing and spending time with friends and family.  Nelcy's been working in customer service for 15 years.  She feels fortunate to be working in an amazing environment with such great people at Jerome Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Clinic.  She enjoys helping patients and looks forward to meeting new ones.