Meet Our Team
Dealing with health issues can be a difficult situation. You shouldn’t have to go it alone. The Active Physical Therapy & Sports Injury Center team of certified, highly skilled, and experienced care providers always has our patients’ best interests and wellbeing at heart. Meet the faces that are running our Physical Therapy Clinic, and schedule an appointment today.
Timothy Messer, DPT, MSPT, CSCS
Tim is a graduate of The University of Montana with more than 20 years professional experience. He’s a licensed physical therapist with a doctorate of physical therapy and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He’s worked extensively with adolescent and collegiate athletes – many who have enjoyed professional athletic careers. While the primary focus of Tim's practice has been sports rehabilitation and orthopedics, he also has extensive education and training in manual therapies for treating patients of all ages. Tim is very active in the community and has served as in such roles such as an instructor at the University of Montana and working with the Missoula County Fire Department on evaluations and injury preventiion.
Laurie Darnell, MSPT
Laurie joined our team of licensed therapists in 2010, after practicing in Georgia. She’s a graduate of the University of Georgia and North Georgia College & State University with a master’s degree in physical therapy. Laurie enjoys providing physical therapy for clients of all ages. Laurie has also completed a specialty course conducted by the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy on biomechanical assessment and manual therapy techniques of the lumbar spine, the lower thoracic spine, hip, knee, foot and ankle joints.
Alicia Rogers, PTA
Alicia is a Missoula, Montana native with six years of clinical experience since graduating from Great Falls College MSU in 1026. She has worked closely with patients of all ages and various activity levels. As a former athlete herself, Alicia utilizes a teamwork approach with a focus on patient education regarding proper exercise progression to build strength and avoid future injuries. Alicia is happy to be serving her local community and working alongside her colleagues her at Active.