Boise - Maple Grove Clinic Therapists
Pete Smith, PT, DPT
Pete earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and went on to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University, located in New Hampshire, in 2017.
Having gone through his own ACL surgery rehabilitation, Pete has an increased understanding of the rehab experience of his patients. Always questioning things himself, Pete enjoys educating patients on the “why” behind injuries and the specific course of rehab.
During Pete’s work as an outpatient physical therapist, he has gained a love for the The challenge of treating chronic joint pain. Whether it is the daily knee pain while walking around the block, shoulder pain while playing overhead sports, or hip pain on long runs, Pete will help you find the source of your injury and guide you through a return to pain-free activity.
When not in the clinic, you will find Pete along with his wife and daughter hiking in the mountains, exploring hot springs, or trying his luck at fly fishing.
Kyle Herauf, PT, DPT, OCS
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist
Dr. Herauf was born in the town of Dickinson, ND as the oldest son and middle child in his family of 5. He has been very active his whole life and played sports all through high school. Playing sports throughout his life helped to teach him the values of hard work and characteristics of leadership. So, when the time came for college he knew that he wanted a job that required quick thinking and would allow him to help people. It was then he decided to attend the University of North Dakota where he attained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013.
Kyle has a diverse range of interests in physical therapy and firmly believes that the more a clinician exposes themselves to new ideas the better they become. It is for this reason that you will always find him reading journal articles, attending courses and committing himself to lifelong learning. Kyle’s commitment and lifelong learning earned him his Board Certification Specialty in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 2017. He particularly enjoys working on his manual therapy skills, exercise development and building a rapport with every person that walks through the door. Above all else his primary interest is helping his patients to achieve their goals and you can bet that he will do everything he can to ensure that you get where you want to go.
Outside of the clinic you will find Kyle enjoying time with his wife Emily, daughters Addie and Pennie, and his dogs Kevin and Edith. He enjoys spending time outdoors doing things like hiking and floating down the Boise River. He enjoys reading, particularly a good mystery novel. Above all else, Kyle enjoys having fun with his friends and family with activities ranging from sitting at home lounging on the couch to exploring the country.
Ma’Lady Kynaston, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Ma’Lady joined the Mountain Land team in 2015. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Washington State University in 2008, followed by her Physical Therapy Assistant Degree from Spokane Falls Community College in 2015.
Ma’Lady has a special interest in core training and treating general pelvic floor and spinal stabilization dysfunctions. Her treatment philosophy is to “think outside the box” by treating the underlying biomechanical issues to improve function and relieve pain. Ma’Lady is inspired by the positive impact that physical therapy can provide her patients and enjoys helping people get back to doing the things they love.
In her spare time Ma’Lady enjoys playing the viola, running, hiking, swimming and finding new and exciting adventures in the outdoors.
Lacey LaVoie, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Lacey earned her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Carrington College, located in Boise, in the spring of 2018.
Lacey’s enthusiasm and willingness to learn helps keep her approach to physical therapy fresh and effective. Her goal is to help her patients get back to doing what they love, whether it’s gardening, walking around the block, or downhill skiing. Being an athlete herself, she recognizes the positive impact that physical therapy can have on a person’s life.
When she’s not in the clinic, Lacey enjoys hiking, biking, backpacking, exploring the Boise area and running around with her puppy!