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, 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
Born and raised in Palmer, Alaska, Gaynor graduated from Colony High School in 2010. She then 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 and is very happy that she has been able to stay in Alaska for her education and career.
Gaynor has been an active member of the APTA since 2017. Her areas of interest are orthopedic, post-surgical and sports rehabilitation, aquatics, and working with high school or college athletes. Gaynor is currently a full time Physical Therapist Assistant at Rebound East.
Outside of work she enjoys biking, fishing, playing tennis and volleyball, baking, and traveling. She also likes to spend as much time as possible with her family and their cat, Felix.
Holli Flippo, PT, DPT, OCS
Holli was born and raised near Nashville, Tennessee. She attended Brevard College in Brevard, North Carolina for her undergraduate education, graduating with a degree in Health Science in 2012. After graduation, she was hired as an assistant basketball coach for her college team, where she developed a strength and conditioning program, as well as educated the student athletes on injury prevention. Holli continued her education at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, Florida and graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2016. Following physical therapy school, she completed a 13-month orthopedic physical therapy residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and George Washington University. Upon completion, Holli enjoyed being a travel PT for three years, during which time she worked at many different orthopedic clinics in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia. Despite living primarily on the East Coast her entire life, she has always felt Alaska was where she was meant to be. She became part of the Rebound team in May of 2020 and currently works as a full-time physical therapist at Rebound South.
Holli is a board-certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy since 2017. Her areas of interest in physical therapy include orthopedics, post-op, sports rehabilitation, and creating prevention programs.
In her free time, Holli enjoys spending time playing with her dog Gus, and cats Izzie and Bojangles. She also loves playing sports and pretty much any activity outside, including disc golf, camping, fishing, hiking, and dog parks. She loves espresso and is currently trying to teach herself how to play the harmonica.
Robin A. Mullen PT, DPT, CSCS
Robin was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. She attended the University of Missouri for both her undergraduate and graduate education, graduating with a Bachelors of Health Sciences followed by a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011. After spending her childhood and early adulthood in the Midwest, Robin was ready for a change. She moved to Alaska in July of 2011 after falling in love with the state during frequent visits throughout graduate school.
In addition to physical therapy, Robin has an interest in Pilates and is a certified Stott Pilates instructor, having completed training in mat, reformer, cadillac, chair, and barrels equipment. Robin has seen the rehabilitative benefits of Pilates and often incorporates it into physical therapy sessions. Robin is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Credentialed Clinical Instructor for physical therapy students. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, with participation in the Orthopedic & Sports sections. Robin’s primary areas of interest in physical therapy include sports & running injuries, general orthopedics, and post-surgical rehabilitation. Her primary goal as a physical therapist is to provide compassionate and effective care to assist patients’ return to their desired activities. Robin currently works as a full time physical therapist and clinic supervisor at Rebound East.
Outside of the clinic, Robin loves taking advantage of the great Alaskan outdoors through running, hiking, biking, or skiing, and when not instructing, she actively participates in Pilates classes herself. Robin also enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian, and their dog, Nuna.
Deven Pfister PT, DPT
Deven is a born and raised Alaskan, growing up in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. After some undergraduate studies at the University of Montana, he returned and graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2017 with a degree in Health and Physical Education and spent time interning as an athletic trainer for the Alaska Baseball League and working with Special Olympics of Alaska. Deven then traveled to New Jersey and graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rutgers University in 2020. At Rutgers, Deven was involved in giving back to the New Jersey community as the student director of the campus’s pro-bono Community Participatory Physical Therapy Clinic and working with Special Olympics of New Jersey. He works full time at Rebound South.
Deven has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2017 and traveled to annual APTA conferences in both New Orleans and Denver. Deven’s areas of interest include orthopedics, sports rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation, hands-on manual therapy and strength and conditioning. He holds an Advanced Certification in RockBlades, which is an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization technique to help with myofascial restriction and to mobilize scar tissue, among other benefits.
Deven spends as much time as he can being active either outside or learning and teaching others about fitness. He enjoys snow-machining, playing football and soccer, or spending time with his wife Clare, his family in the Valley, and his 2 dogs.
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.
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.
Brenna McMahon PT, DPT; West Clinic Assistant Supervisor
Brenna was born and raised in Petersburg, AK, where the majority of her family still resides. She attended Southern Oregon University for undergraduate studies, and then achieved her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University in 2013. She began her career with Rebound following graduation and was located at their East clinic. After taking a period of time to gain experience with inpatient therapy at Providence AK Medical Center and a variety of care settings with Providence Seward Medical Center, Brenna returned to Rebound in June 2019 and works full time at the West clinic.
Brenna is an active member with American Physical Therapy Association with and is a member of the Sports section. Her primary interests are orthopedics, sports, and outpatient post-operative rehabilitation.
Outside of work, Brenna enjoys the epic trail system that Anchorage provides, exploring them through running, biking, and skate skiing with her husky, Yuki.
Jennifer Miller PT, DPT
Jennifer was born and raised in Saint Joseph, Minnesota. She attended Concordia University-Saint Paul, Minnesota for her undergraduate education, graduating with a degree in Biology and a minor in psychology in 2017. Jennifer continued her education at Concordia University- Saint Paul, and graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in May of 2021. She has always had a strong pull towards traveling, so when the opportunity presented itself to work in Alaska, she didn’t hesitate. She became part of the Rebound team in September of 2021 and currently works as a full-time physical therapist at Rebound South.
Jennifer has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2018. She hopes to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in the near future. Jennifer has specific interests in sports rehabilitation, orthopedics, hands-on manual therapy, aquatic therapy, and hippotherapy.
In her free time, Jennifer loves to stay active and travel the world. During warm weather one may see Jennifer hiking, or rollerblading around town. In the winter, she can be found on the slopes snowboarding. Jennifer is excited to explore all the opportunities and adventures that both Rebound and Alaska have to offer.
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.
Justina Jaminet PT, DPT, CSCS
Justina was born and raised in Colorado. She attended Regis University in Denver, Colorado for her undergraduate education and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a minor in Kinesiology in 2007. She returned to Regis University to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2011. She got her first PT job in Anchorage in 2011 and now has made Alaska her home. Justina currently works at Rebound South.
Justina is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association with participation in the Orthopedic section and she is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Justina has specific interest in treating sports, orthopedics, post-surgical rehabilitation, as well as women’s health. Justina is a Graston Technique specialist, which is an instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization technique used to address scar tissue and fascial restrictions. She also has her FMT Certification in functional kinesiology taping to improve the movement and performance of patients. She believes that successful rehabilitation is a combination of guided therapeutic exercise and manual therapy techniques.
Outside of the clinic, Justina loves to get outdoors with her husband, son, and daughter - running, hiking, camping, fly fishing and hunting. She loves to travel to warm sunny destinations in the winter and explore new mountain trails to run or hike in the summer. She marvels at all the adventures life has to offer, none more precious than her family.
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.
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.
Farimang Touray PT, DPT, CSCS
Born and raised in Anchorage, Farimang is a life-long Alaskan. He attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks for his undergraduate education, graduating with a degree in biological sciences in 2017. After graduating from UAA, he got his first job as a tech at the Rebound West clinic. Farimang continued his education at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts and received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2022. He became a part of the Rebound team for a second time in June 2022, working full time at the West clinic.
Farimang is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. He has a special interest in orthopedics, post surgical rehabilitation, and sport specific rehabilitation. Outside of work, Farimang enjoys playing basketball, podcasting, travelling, reading, exploring and training.