Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:00 am – 7pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nathan Hunsaker, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, CSMT, Cert. MDT, Cert FCE, Rehab Director
Nate was raised in western Wyoming. He has four children, two boys and two girls, with his wonderful wife Audra. Nate finished his undergraduate degree at Utah State University in 1995 and completed his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT) at the University of the Pacific in 1997.
Nate has been with RehabAuthority since 2006 and is excited about his progression as a physical therapist during that time. Nate earned his certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in June of 2010 and is currently pursuing his certification in manual therapy through the International Spine and Pain Institute.
Nate’s previous work experience was on the acute rehabilitation unit at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls where he worked for 9 years. Nate has always been exceptionally interested in geriatric orthopaedics, geriatric therapeutic exercise, and stroke and spinal cord rehabilitation.
Nate is very excited to continue combining his advanced orthopedic skills with RehabAuthority’s scientifically proven method in the treatment of back and neck rehabilitation to help patients “feel good again.” When Nate is not in the clinic treating patients, he is likely to be hiking. He has currently “bagged” about twelve peaks in the surrounding area of 12,000 ft. or higher. He is also an avid cyclist and trail runner. When he has some quiet time, he likes to fiddle around on the violin and piano.
Jed Loertscher, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT
Jed was raised in Salt Lake City, UT. Growing up, he always showed strong interest in the medical profession. In junior high and high school, he volunteered at a number of hospitals in Salt Lake where he gained invaluable experience that later resulted in a job as a Certified Nursing Assistant. After time working in the nursing field, he went on to work as a Physical Therapy Tech where he discovered an even deeper passion for physical therapy. Jed attended Brigham Young University-Idaho for his undergraduate degree in Biology, and then completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Missouri State University. He’s currently an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and loves helping his Patients return to pain-free living, and their normal routines and hobbies. When Jed is not in the clinic treating patients, he’s spending time with his family, and enjoys photography, boating, waterskiing, golfing, bowling, four-wheeling, and watching movies.
Kari Lasco-Sanders, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, CSMT
Kari was raised in Idaho Falls, ID. She attended Washington State University for her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of Utah. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Idaho Physical Therapy Association.
Kari’s work experience includes acute care therapy at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls and orthopedic outpatient therapy. She has enjoyed joining the Back and Neck Specialists team and is excited for its future endeavors.
When Kari is not in the clinic treating patients, she is spending time at her cabin with her husband Jeff or enjoying outdoor recreational activities such as skiing, hiking, and mountain biking.
Ryan Larson, PT, DPT
Ryan was raised in the small town of Burley, ID. Having grown up in a family construction company, his father instilled in him the importance of a hard work ethic. This work ethic was applied not only to school but also sports. He had the privilege of being part of a state basketball champion team but unfortunately, he became sidelined due to a knee injury. From that injury he was introduced to physical therapy and got his first experience as to how beneficial conservative treatment can be. Since then he has furthered his passion for physical health and fitness by staying active in recreational weight lifting and competed in several bodybuilding competitions throughout the northwest. Since then he attended the College of Southern Idaho and Idaho State University where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Physical Education and completed his Doctorate of Physical (DPT) at the University of Jamestown in North Dakota in 2018. While attending the University of Jamestown he had the great opportunity to be a student physical therapist at two Rehab Authority clinics before he graduated. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is excited to further is knowledge from the neck and back experts here at Rehab Authority. When Ryan isn’t in the clinic cracking jokes and treating patients you can find him spending time at the local gym or exploring the amazing outdoors that Idaho has to offer.
Kevin Blair, PTA
Kevin was raised in Yakima, WA. He attended Brigham Young University-Idaho where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and his associates in Physical Therapy Assisting. Kevin has always enjoyed exercising and it was while working on his Exercise Physiology degree he discovered his interest in understanding the mechanics of the body and Physical Therapy. He is excited to be at Rehab Authority and further that understanding. In his free time Kevin enjoys going on hikes with his wife, playing disc golf, taking his dog on runs, and creating his own board games.