Rachel Bornheimer PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS; Co-Owner, West Clinic Supervisor
Born and raised in Homer, Rachel is a life-long Alaskan. She attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon for her undergraduate education, graduating with a degree in Exercise Science in 2011. Rachel continued her education at Columbia University in NYC and graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2014. She became part of the Rebound team in June of 2014 and currently works as the clinic supervisor and a full-time physical therapist at Rebound West. In 2020, Rachel became a co-owner in Rebound.
Rachel has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2011 and presented at the APTA's annual professional conference in 2014. She is a board certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Her areas of interest in physical therapy include orthopedics, sports, and post-surgical rehabilitation, as well as injury prevention.
Outside of work, Rachel enjoys spending time being active with her husband, dog, family, and friends. In the summer she can most often be found taking advantage of Alaska’s amazing summer days by fishing, clam digging, hiking, biking, or rollerblading. In the winter, Rachel moves indoors to participate in recreational volleyball and soccer.
Gaynor Johansen PTA
Gaynor was born and raised in Palmer, Alaska and attended the University of Alaska Anchorage where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in justice with history and psychology minors in 2015. While earning her degree she competed on the UAA track and field team and was the student manager for the UAA women’s volleyball team as well. While working for Rebound as a physical therapy tech, Gaynor became increasingly more interested in physical therapy. In 2017 she graduated from the UAA Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
Gaynor has been an active member of the APTA since 2017 with a treatment focus on orthopedic and post-surgical rehabilitation. She is dedicated to helping individuals of all ages, from young athletes, weekend warriors, to older adults looking to maintain and improve their physical vitality. Gaynor is especially enthusiastic about working with athletes, especially with her background in volleyball and track & field, combining her expertise in sports rehabilitation with her commitment to fostering their peak performance. Additionally, she firmly believes in the enduring benefits of strength training, recognizing its increasing significance as we journey through the various stages of life.
Gaynor works full time at Rebound East.
Outside of work she enjoys biking, playing volleyball, baking, camping, and traveling, especially exploring Alaska.
Mikayla Shamburger PT, DPT
Mikayla was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science – Integrative Physiology from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in 2019. She then attended Touro University in Las Vegas, Nevada to graduate and obtain her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2023. She returned home to Anchorage in 2023 to pursue her dream career as a physical therapist while living close to family and friends. Mikayla currently works full time at Rebound South.
Mikayla is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic section and Alaska chapter. Her areas of interest include sports, post-operative rehabilitation, balance, and concussion rehabilitation. She especially enjoys helping athletes of all ages, return to the activities that they love!
In her free time, Mikayla enjoys hiking, biking and traveling to countries around the world.
Stefanie Culp PT, DPT, CSCS
Stefanie was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for her undergraduate studies in Kinesiology, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2013. Stefanie moved to Anchorage in 2016, looking to move away from the heat of Texas, and worked as a PT technician at Rebound South for three years. In May 2022, she graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas State University and quickly returned to Alaska. Stefanie became a member of the Rebound team again in 2022, working full time at the South clinic.
Stefanie has been an active APTA member since 2019 and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She has special interests in general orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation, and injury prevention.
Outside of work, Stefanie enjoys anything outdoors including hiking, biking, kayaking, and paddleboarding in the summer and in the winter, hopes to become a better snowboarder now that she is back in Alaska.
Jeffrey Trotter PT, DPT
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Laura L. Tucker PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS; Co-owner
Laura grew up in small-town Illinois, one hour east of St. Louis, MO. She received her undergraduate education at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in 2005. She then attended the Washington University in St. Louis Program in Physical Therapy, and graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2008. She visited Anchorage for the first time in February 2008 and, like many others, decided to make it her home. Laura has lived in Anchorage since May 2008 and it continues to feel more like home with each passing year.
In addition to her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, Laura is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a Credentialed Clinical Instructor for students through the American Physical Therapy Association. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopedic and Sports sections. In 2013, Laura became a co-owner at Rebound Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy, LLC and has been Rebound’s Coordinator for Clinical Education for several years. Her areas of interest include sports and post-surgical rehabilitation, ACL injury prevention, community education, and quite simply just getting people back to what they love. She currently works full time at Rebound South.
Outside of work, she enjoys playing slow-pitch softball and living an active life. When Laura is not playing organized sports, she enjoys Alaska’s many trails through hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. She also tries to find time for camping and fishing in Alaska's beautiful wilderness, as well as traveling to hike and bike in other parts of the country and world.
Kara Van Kooten PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS; Co-owner, South Clinic Supervisor
Alaskan from the age of 2, Kara grew up in south Anchorage, attending Grace Christian School. She completed her undergraduate education at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, graduating with a degree in Exercise Science in 2005. Kara continued her education at Washington University in St. Louis and graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2008. She moved back to Anchorage in May of 2008, excited to begin her career in her hometown.
In addition to her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, Kara is a board certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a Credentialed Clinical Instructor for physical therapy students through the American Physical Therapy Association. She has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association for several years, joining the Orthopedic and Sports sections in 2008. In June of 2011, Kara took on the added role of South Clinic Director and became a co-owner of Rebound in 2013. Her areas of interest in physical therapy include wellness, ACL injury prevention, orthopedics, sports, and post-surgical rehabilitation. She continues to work full time at Rebound South.
An athlete her whole life, Kara continues to participate in recreational sports such as volleyball and slow-pitch softball as an adult. She also enjoys training for and running in local races, hiking, cross-country skiing, yoga, and indoor rock climbing.
Brie Horine PT, DPT
Brie grew up in the Tampa Bay in Florida. She received her bachelor’s degree at the University of South Florida where she studied Psychology and played on the Women’s Golf team. She then attended the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016.
Since graduating with her DPT, Brie has worked in several different settings and with a variety of diagnoses including outpatient orthopedics, stroke, SCI, Muscular Dystrophy and Parkinson’s Disease. Her areas of interest include helping patients improve their quality of life by decreasing pain and improving functional mobility, assisting with return to sport, and assisting patients with returning to the activities that they love. Brie currently works full time at Rebound West.
Brie moved to Anchorage from Florida in August 2023 with her husband, two sons and two pups. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family and friends, hiking, biking and exploring all that Alaska has to offer.
Jennifer Andress PTA
Jennifer was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in South Florida, graduating from Boca Raton High School. After being an ACE Certified Personal Trainer for 15 years, Jennifer desired a higher level of knowledge in the caring of people through exercise and an active lifestyle. In 2017, she graduated from South University in Florida as a Physical Therapy Assistant.
Jennifer’s areas of interest include orthopedics, post-surgical and vestibular rehabilitation, and care for the older population. Jennifer is currently a full-time PTA at Rebound South.
Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys hiking, biking, white water rafting, snowshoeing, and playing her guitar.
Kyra Helin PT, DPT; East Clinic Supervisor
Kyra was born and raised right here in Anchorage, Alaska. She attended Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas for her undergraduate education, graduating with a degree in Athletic training in 2012. Kyra continued her education at Western University of Health sciences in Pomona, California with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2016. She became an official part of the Rebound team in November of 2016 and currently works full time at Rebound East.
Kyra has been a member of the APTA since 2013. She also has been Institutional Review Board research approved and plans on presenting at a local conference in the near future. Her areas of interest include orthopedics, sports, and post-surgical rehabilitation.
Outside of work, Kyra enjoys playing soccer, running, hiking, four-wheeling, and fishing. Along with playing soccer herself, she enjoys coaching. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog Keeva.
Todd Granger PT, DPT, CSCS
Todd was born and raised in Alabama. He attended Auburn University for his undergraduate education, graduating with a degree in Exercise Science in 2003. Todd then moved to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2006 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Immediately upon graduating from PT school, Todd began working as a traveling physical therapist. He moved every 3-6 months, practicing in 10 different states. After nearly 9 years of traveling, Todd and his wife finally decided to put down roots and make Alaska their home. They have lived in Anchorage off and on since 2010, and after a quick 2-year stint in Arizona, they returned to Alaska in June of 2023.
Through traveling, Todd has had the unique opportunity to work in a variety of settings that physical therapy has to offer, providing care in the hospital, the home, and outpatient clinics across the country. This opportunity has allowed Todd to treat patients throughout the continuum of care, from surgery or illness to the return to work, sport, and play. He truly enjoys working with patients of all ages who are experiencing any orthopedic issue. Todd has a special interest in working with overhead athletes with shoulder injuries, specifically baseball players of all ages and ability levels. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, participating in the Orthopedic section. Todd is certified in Dry Needling through The American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Todd initially joined Rebound in 2017, and returned to the team in July of 2023 and works full-time at Rebound West.
Outside of the clinic, Todd loves spending time with his wife Jeni, and his two sons, Cameron and Cooper. He and his family like to get outdoors and enjoy the summer sunshine. In winter, skiing and sledding, are family favorites. He and his family love to travel to Maui for some sun, warmth, beach activities and whale watching. He is enjoying the opportunity to explore the great Alaskan outdoors and looks forward to every new adventure. Todd loves Auburn football, traveling, golfing, fishing, hiking, working out and chasing around his two sons.
Emily Baumann PT, DPT
Emily grew up in the suburbs of New Jersey just outside of NYC. She attended the University of Pittsburgh for her undergraduate education completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Science in 2014. After graduating, she spent time working as an aide at PT clinics in Pittsburgh, and then moved to Anchorage to work as an aide at the Rebound East clinic. She returned to the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019. While a student at Pitt, Emily enjoyed volunteering with the Mighty Penguins Sled Hockey team creating strength and conditioning programs for players, as well as volunteering with the Birmingham Free Clinic providing pro bono physical therapy services to medically underserved communities. She has returned to Rebound and works full-time at the West clinic.
Emily has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2016. Her areas of interest in physical therapy are general orthopedics, post-surgical rehabilitation, as well as injury and fall prevention programs.
In her free time, Emily enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping, backpacking, and is ready to explore everything the Alaskan outdoors has to offer. She is very excited to get involved with cross country skiing and has a personal goal of learning to ice skate backwards. When not spending time outside, she enjoys baking, juggling, crossword puzzles, and playing her ukulele.
Nick Cimperman PTA
Nick was born and raised in a small lake town in Pennsylvania, 1 hour north of Pittsburgh. He moved to Anchorage Alaska in 2019, where he attended UAA and majored in Kinesiology and Biomechanics before entering the PTA program in 2021. Nick graduated with his PTA degree in 2022. He has lived in Georgia, Belgium, South Korea and has been to over a dozen different countries across the globe. Nick has over 10 years of experience in strength and conditioning and was a physical training leader during his active duty in the US Air Force. He also has competed in various strongman and powerlifting competitions in the US, Netherlands, and Germany.
Nick’s goals and areas of interest are to get people back to the sports, activities, and hobbies they love and to build strength and discipline for them to continue living an active lifestyle. He currently works part-time at our West clinic.
Nick enjoys all the outdoor hobbies Alaska has to offer; hiking, sightseeing, hunting, fishing, and traveling with the family.