Corey was born in Twin Falls and grew up in Burley. He moved to Pocatello in 1997 to attend ISU, where he received a bachelor’s degree in biology and went on to receive his doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2006. He has been exceptionally interested in working with athletes since his experience with past injuries which required physical therapy in order to maintain an active lifestyle.
In addition to his experience with athletics, he’s also become very passionate about treatment of spinal conditions. He has achieved many of his professional goals. Corey is certified in mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, a certified find manual therapist, a imPACT trained physical therapist, and a board-certified orthopedic specialist, all prestigious certifications in the field of physical therapy.
Corey and his lovely wife Shawnee have five beautiful children: Lily, Isabel, Claire, Colter and Maxx . WhenCorey is not in the clinic treating patients, he is likely participating in an athletic activities such as basketball, golf, or weight training, or spending time with his family while enjoying an outdoor activity like camping, skiing, fishing, or hunting.
PT, DPT, Cert. MDT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Scott was born in Great Falls, MT. He attended BYU-Idaho where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science. He then moved to Pocatello, where he took classes at Idaho State University to prepare for entrance into graduate school. He and his wife later relocated to Henderson, NV where he received his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Touro University Nevada. Scott has since continued his educationand received the MDT Certification from The McKenzie Institute® USA Center for Postgraduate Study in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy®. MDT is an evidence-based patient management system proven to eliminate back, neck and extremity painin fewer visits compared to traditional treatment. The key distinction is its initial assessment component, a safe and reliable means to accurately reach a diagnosis that will guide an appropriate treatment plan, rarely requiring expensive tests/images. Scott also has more recently taken the opportunity to participate in continued education related to chronic pain states and the neuroscience of pain.
Scott was introduced to physical therapy while recovering from a knee injury acquired while playing football in high school. Physical therapy helped him to regain his strength and agility quickly, which allowed him the ability to participate in the upcoming basketball season. Because of this and other experiences, he became interested in the human body and specifically how exercise and activity can improve one’s health, expedite the injury recovery process, and improve one’s overall quality of life.
Scott loves spending time with his beautiful family. When Scott is not in clinic, he enjoys basketball, football, weight training, music, and the outdoors.
Melissa Merrill Arrington,
PT, DPT, ATC
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Melissa was born in Ogden, Utah and grew up in Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. She graduated in 2000 from BYU-ID with an Associates in Education, graduated in 2003 from BYU-Provo with a Bachelor’s in Athletic Training including internships with the BYU Football team, BYU women’s volleyball team, BYU track team, and BYU women’s tennis team. After school, she moved to Boise, Idaho to work with St. Lukes Idaho Elks Rehabilitation as an athletic trainer for their physical therapy clinics and community outreach events such as soccer tournaments, community football, and bike races. She was promoted to Head Athletic Trainer at Nampa High School 2004-2007 and taught the Sports Medicine and Health Professions class.
Melissa met her husband in Boise, Idaho at Bogus Basin Ski Resort. They moved to Driggs, Idaho to ski and run and work in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She worked at Teton Orthopedics for two seasons as an athletic trainer and at Grand Targhee Resort as the Snowboard Supervisor. After multiple conversations with other physical therapists, doctors, and local health professionals, Melissa was encouraged to return to school and get her physical therapy degree. She, her husband, and two fur-babies moved to Pocatello in 2010 to attend ISU, where she received her doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2014.
Melissa is passionate about working with endurance athletes. She is a trail runner, track runner, triathlete, road biker, mountain biker, and rock climber. In the wintertime, she and her husband are on ski patrol at Pebble Creek Ski Area and occasionally teach ski and snowboard lessons between backcountry adventures with their dogs. Melissa has been to multiple orthopedic and sport specialty conferences for continuing education involving chronic injuries that multisport athletes often experience. She can perform specialized running analysis videos and custom an athlete’s rehabilitation based on proper movement biomechanics to address and avoid injury. Melissa also did a rotation in South Africa at the Groote Schuur Hospital in traumatic orthopedics, so whether it is a simple overuse injury or a complicated orthopedic issue, know you will be in good hands.
Melissa loves spending time with her husband Tim and their two Labradors, Dexter and Jake. When Melissa is not in the clinic, she enjoys trail running, mountain biking, camping, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and gardening. Melissa is also passionate about community involvement and participation in the Pocatello Running Club and Pebble Creek Ski Patrol.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Tyler was born Twin Falls and grew up in Pocatello where he graduated from Pocatello Highschool. He attended Idaho State University and received his Bachelors in Exercise Science in 2017. He was accepted to Doctor of Physical Therapy program at ISU and graduated in 2021.
While he never had physical therapy growing up, Tyler’s passion for physical therapy grew due to his love for physical activity and human science. He realized how physical activity can change a person’s life and improve their function. Tyler is passionate about working with patients from every walk of life, but especially enjoys working with athletes of any sport.
When Tyler is not working, he enjoys spending time with friends and family. He also enjoys weightlifting, golfing, hiking, fishing, and reading. He competes in powerlifting in his spare time. Tyler is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has trained athletes of all sports at APSI.
PT, DPT, ATC
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Troy was born and raised in Blackfoot. He traveled to Moscow, Idaho to attend the University of Idaho where he graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Forest Resource Management. While at the University of Idaho, he was enrolled in Navy ROTC and upon graduation was commissioned as an officer in the Navy, where he served for 5 years. Upon discharge from the service, he moved to Pocatello where he started a career at the Idaho National Laboratory. In 2017, he decided to pursue his passion to help others prevent or recover from injury and enrolled at Idaho State University pursuing his Master’s degree in Athletic Training and Doctorate of Physical Therapy, where he graduated with both degrees in May 2021. Troy enjoys being a physical therapist because of the rewarding experience of seeing individuals regain their function and return to the activities they are passionate about.
Troy has a daughter Addee to keep him on his toes. Troy is passionate about experiences and adventures in the outdoors and enjoys CrossFit, trail running, hiking, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and camping.
Physical Therapist Assistant, Director of HR and Communications
Chandra grew up in Emmett, Idaho where she attended high school and enjoyed growing up in a small town. Chandra attended Washington State University before transferring to Idaho State University to complete her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. During this time, she worked hard to also obtain her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration. Chandra graduated at the top of her class and received ISU College of Technology’s top honor, the Outstanding Student Achievement Award.
Although Chandra never experienced Physical Therapy as a young person, the human body and its function has always fascinated her. She enjoys applying her knowledge and skill to patients to help them regain function and improve their lives.
When she is not in the clinic, Chandra enjoys spending time with her husband Dustin, son Carson, and their two dogs. Chandra enjoys cooking, gardening, and working on personal fitness goals. In the summer you will find her outside riding horses, hunting, hiking, playing softball, and a multitude of other outdoor activities.
Physical Therapist Assistant
Jake was born and raised in Rexburg, ID, where he grew up on his family’s dairy farm. Growing up in a large family, Jake is one of six children, with one older sister, two older brothers, and two younger brothers. Jake attended and graduated from Madison High School where he participated in football and baseball, his two favorite sports. After high school Jake attended BYU-Idaho, completing an associates degree before transferring to ISU where he would then complete the Physical Therapist Assistant Program in 2016. Jake decided to stay in Pocatello to begin his career as a PTA and is now excited to continue his career with us here at PTSI. Jake plans to continue his education and pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in the future.
Jake’s love of sports is what sparked his interest for the field of physical therapy. Being a competitive athlete, he experienced his share of injuries and time in the physical therapy clinic. Jake decided to pursue a career in physical therapy so that he could learn to take care of his own body if an injury were to happen, as well as help others return to their previous lifestyles after an injury or surgery.
While not in the clinic, Jake enjoys spending time with his family and friends. With having multiple siblings, Jake also gets to spend time with 4 nieces and 3 nephews. He loves being outside participating in sports such as baseball and softball. Jake also enjoys attending sporting events, shooting guns, hunting, fishing, and camping.