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.

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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.

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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.


Cole Bausch, PT DPT

Cole is a Montana Native who received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in Austin, TX.  His education and training have focused on orthopedic and concussion/vestibular therapies. As a former athlete and having extensive experience working with athletes and active populations, he understands the need to address orthopedic injuries that often accompany an active lifestyle.