The Mountain Land Physical Therapy Santaquin clinic serves the city of Santaquin and surrounding towns such as Payson, Genola, Goshen, Elberta, Eureka, Mona and Nephi. The therapists and staff at the Santaquin clinic are as kind and caring as they come. They will take an active part to not only getting to know you, but getting you better and back out the door to a bright sunshiny day!
Santaquin Clinic Therapists
Andrew Mitchell, PT, DPT
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist
Andrew earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Lynchburg, located in Virginia, in 2016. He is also certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Post-Concussion Management from the American Institute of Balance.
Andrew strives to empower patients and give them the tools to improve themselves and get back to the activities they love. He focuses on helping his patients realize, that with a little help through physical therapy, their bodies can do amazing things. In addition to orthopedics and post-surgical rehabilitation, Andrew specializes in post-concussion management and general balance training and rehabilitation.
When not in the clinic, you will find Andrew enjoying the outdoors snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, canyoneering, and spending time with his wife and two children.
Brad Horrocks, MPT, OCS
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
Brad received his Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 2001 and his Master’s degree in physical therapy from Eastern Washington University in 2003. Brad believes in staying current with the latest techniques and has been a certified ASTYM provider since 2008. He became a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2014.
Brad believes in a hands-on approach to therapy with an emphasis on manual therapy, exercise, and patient education. He also thinks that physical therapy should be fun and focused on goals that are meaningful to each patient. Brad loves the personal interactions with each patient and ensures that treatment sessions are as enjoyable as possible while delivering necessary care in a kind and compassionate manner. Brad is fluent in Spanish and enjoys being able to treat Spanish-speaking patients in their native language.
Sarah Thomsen, PT, DPT, GCS
Physical Therapist, Board Certified Geriatric Specialist
Sarah Thomsen earned a doctorate degree in physical therapy from St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA in 2017. She completed a geriatric residency in 2018 through the University of Minnesota and became a Certified Geriatric Specialist in 2019.
Sarah specializes in geriatric and pelvic floor physical therapy. She has a passion to empower patients to learn how their bodies work and how to function better. She strives to make every patient feel comfortable during physical therapy and believes in focusing on the whole patient and not just the impairments. She believes that everyone should have a chance to feel better and get back to doing what they love. Sarah’s treatment philosophy: movement is the key. By encouraging her patients to move, they can heal and get back to doing what they enjoy.
When not in the clinic, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband dirt biking on a single track or taking their dog, Nala, on hikes in the mountains. She also loves learning new hobbies, meeting new people, and making memories with the people she loves.
Merenci Osborne, PT, DPT
Merenci completed her undergraduate at Boise State University with her Bachelor’s in Health Science. She later continued her education and graduated from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Merenci specializes in pelvic health and is certified in Herman and Wallace 1 and 2A.
Merenci is passionate about the process of outpatient physical therapy, pelvic health, and orthopedic populations. Merenci’s therapy philosophy is grounded in the belief that there is so much potential in each person’s abilities, and that movement can improve quality of life. She is known for creating individual care for each patient, using evidence-based practices, and treating her patients with integrity, respect, and compassion so they can get back to doing the things they love.
In her free time, Merenci enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and camping with her partner and dog, Stanley. She also likes cooking, reading, and gardening.
Chris Saldivar, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Chris graduated from San Diego State University in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training in 1989. She then became a Certified Athletic Trainer in 1991 and a Physical Therapist Assistant in 1996. After more than 26 years of working as an athletic trainer, Chris retired from her athletic training practice to focus her attention on being a Physical Therapist Assistant.
Chris specializes in ACL rehabilitation and other sports-related injuries, including athletes’ throwing shoulder. She’s worked with athletes of all levels from city league, high school, college, professional, Olympics, and even the weekend warriors. Chris works alongside the physical therapist to listen to and understand their patients’ concerns, providing them with the best plan of care so that they can get back to doing the things they love again.
In her spare time, Chris loves watching and participating in sports. She enjoys watching her daughter compete in volleyball and softball, two sports that she also played in high school.