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The Mountain Land Physical Therapy Sun River Clinic is conveniently located in the center of the Sun River community to offer physical therapy close to home. Our goal is to help our patients get back to a healthy and active lifestyle in a timely manner. We are proud to offer specialized treatments that include our Neuromuscular Training Program, stroke rehabilitation, spinal cord and nerve damage rehabilitation, and Occupational Therapy.
Sun River Clinic Therapists
Dane Burningham, PT, DPT
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist
Dane earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah, and went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health professions in 2016. Dane specializes in treating pain from head to toe with a special interest in orthopedics, including shoulder and knee rehabilitation.
Dane believes in focusing on each patient as an individual and treating their needs with a tailored plan designed to best help their specific needs. Dane utilizes a hands-on approach to therapy. He has seen through experience how powerful manual therapy can be in the recovery process, and he prides himself in being able to provide this technique at a high-level to help his patients get back to doing the things they enjoy.
When he’s not in the clinic, Dane enjoys spending time with family. They particularly enjoy living in Southern Utah where they can spend time together outside all year long. He also enjoys golf, tennis, drone flying, and boating.
Nicole Schneider, PT, DPT
Nicole joined the Mountain Land team in 2015. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Nutrition from Idaho State University in 1998. In 2002, she received a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee, followed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University in 2008.
Nicole has a special interest in a variety of therapy techniques including Dry Needling, Women’s Health, and Sports Injuries. As a Physical Therapist, Nicole believes that a positive environment is crucial to healing. Nicole takes a personalized approach with her patients, basing her therapy plan on each patient’s personal needs and goals to help them get back to doing the things they love.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys hiking, biking, running and watching her three children play sports.
Kevin L. Shepherd, PT, DPT
Kevin is a 1990 graduate of the University of Utah Physical Therapy program and completed his doctoral training at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah. He also earned his Dry Needling certification through the Spinal Manipulation Institute.
Kevin specializes in orthopedic manual therapy, spinal stabilization training, and sports injury rehabilitation. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and UAPTA. Kevin has extensive background in sports medicine coverage including semi-professional and high school teams in and around Draper. Well known in the medical and sports communities of Draper and Sandy, Utah, Kevin has lectured to various groups on injury prevention including pre-season conditioning and flexibility programs. He has a passion for treating the elderly community, and has a very kind and considerate appreciation for all of his patients.
When he’s not treating patients, Kevin enjoys cycling, hiking, and spending time with his wife and French Bulldog, Harley.
Tyler Hardy, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Tyler Hardy earned his associate of applied science physical therapist assistant degree from Flathead Valley College in Kalispell, MT in 2020. He is also a Certified Performance Specialist.
Tyler specializes in orthopedics, sports performance and blood flow restriction therapy. Growing up playing sports, he knows the importance of physical therapy. His philosophy is to approach each treatment with an open mind and to listen to each patient and learn of their needs and concerns. By creating personalized treatment plans for each patient, Tyler is passionate about helping them reach their goals and live a healthy lifestyle.
When not in the clinic, Tyler likes to hike, fish, go 4-wheeling and spending time at the gym as well as at his cabin in Duck Creek. He is also a Utah Jazz and Las Vegas Raiders fan and loves attending basketball and football games.
Allie Manning, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Allie Manning graduated from Dixie State University, St. George, Utah in 2021 with an Associate of Applied Science Physical Therapist Assistant degree. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in health administration.
Allie specializes in orthopedics and working with neurological patients. A dancer from the age of 3, Allie knows first-hand the importance of having a physical therapist who is supportive. Her treatment philosophy is simple: listen to each patient and make each visit as enjoyable as possible. Allie is passionate about education and giving her patients tools they need to live a healthy lifestyle.
When not in the clinic, Allie enjoys ballet, jazz and contemporary dancing and spending time with family and friends.
Jeff Kohler, PTA
physical Therapist Assistant
Jeff Kohler earned his associate of applied science physical therapist assistant degree from Dixie State University, Saint George, Utah in 2021.
Jeff specializes in manual therapy. He is a firm believer in the healing power of therapy and is passionate about helping each one of his patients along on their journey of recovery. After experiencing an accident that required physical therapy, Jeff knows first-hand the benefits of therapy and hopes to help others heal and get back to doing the activities they enjoy.
When not in the clinic, Jeff enjoys woodworking, hiking, fishing, camping and spending as much as he can outdoors with family and friends.