Dr. Ann Phillips, DPT, NCS

Dr Ann Phillips

Dr. Ann Phillips Bio

Ann is part of a blended family with six children. She and her husband met during the alumni clean-up after a catastrophic EF5 tornado hit the town of Joplin, Missouri, where they both attended high school. They were married in 2014 and she moved from Oklahoma to Idaho. She loves the fresh mountain air and roaring waters of Idaho! When not outdoors, she’s always learning/creating something new, being a foodie, playing with the dogs, or watching football with her husband (go Chiefs!).

She earned her Master’s Degree in physical therapy in 2004 from the University of Oklahoma, and in 2020 obtained her doctorate from the University of Montana.  Ann is also a board-certified neurologic clinical specialist (NCS) and has worked in a variety of settings. Her work experiences include brain injury programs, acute care, inpatient rehab, home health, contract work, and outpatient neuro rehabilitation for over 10 years. These experiences exposed her to the fractures in the healthcare system, which incited the heart behind launching Grit Mobility= capturing the people who fall through the cracks of healthcare.

As a clinical instructor, Ann has mentored students from multiple universities over nearly 20 years of practice, which allows her to share her love and passion for learning. She launched a local support group in 2019 for persons with Spinal Cord Injury and other Physical Disabilities (Motley Rollers of Treasure Valley) and is collaborating with Stroke Survivors Can to educate and connect with the community. She and her husband have also launched a non-profit “Fueled by Fire” to help serve/support local and international needs.

Dr. Carmen Reid, DPT

Dr. Carmen Reid, DPT

Carmen’s bio
Carmen, a northwestern Montana native, earned her Bachelor of Science in Community Health Science at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2013. During her undergraduate education, she was a student athlete participating in competitive target shooting. She continued her education at the University of Montana and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017.


Carmen started her clinical career in the Acute Care setting, gaining experience in various levels of medical complexities. She was a lead therapist on the Neuro Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit as well as the Neuro Medical Floor where she gained a passion for rehabilitating patients diagnosed with Multi Traumas, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Stroke. She also has a special interest in treating patients with Parkinson’s disease and has been trained/certified in LSVT BIG. Her main goal as a physical therapist is to help people maintain or regain their independence at home and continue to participate in the activities that bring them joy.


When she is not working, Carmen can be found with her husband running in the foothills, camping or hiking in the surrounding forests and mountains, or cuddled up on the couch with a good book or crafting supplies and her 85 pound “lap” dog.

Nickie Davey, PTA

Nickie Davey, PTA

Nickie is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) with an extensive background in the rehabilitation world.  She was born in Southern California, raised in Alaska, and attended The University of Montana graduating magna cum laude.  Nickie earned a Bachelor of Science in Health & Human Performance and became a Certified Athletic Trainer. She went on to obtain her Therapeutic Massage degree and began working on her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT).  Life took some unexpected turns putting a hold on DPT school, however, blessing her with an amazing husband and three beautiful boys. In 2010, her next adventure began in Meridian, Idaho where she continued her education at the College of Western Idaho (CWI), graduating summa cum laude and become a licensed PTA.

Nickie has a deep-rooted passion for rehabilitation with a holistic, hands-on approach.  She believes in patient centered care while considering the person as a whole and helping individuals to reach their highest potential and quality of life. Over the past 25 years, she has worked in sports rehabilitation, orthopedics, pediatrics, and geriatrics, fostering her love of neurology and teaching. Nickie’s career over the last several years has been primarily in the home health setting. She is also an instructor for the PTA program at CWI where she teaches Neurology, Special Populations, and Therapeutic Modalities.

She spends most of her free time with her family.  They enjoy everything outdoors – camping, playing sports, and being involved in the competitive world of motocross with her boys. Nickie truly loves what she does, making it easy to find joy every day!

Allison Powell, MOT, OTR/L

Allison Powell

Allison is an Idaho native and Occupational Therapist with experience in the home health and skilled nursing settings over the past three years. She has worked with clients with multiple diagnoses such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, ALS, Spinal Cord Injury, and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Allison earned her B.S. in Psychology in 2015 at Boise State University and went on to earn her Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2021. She is currently pursuing her certification for neurological specialty (CNS). 

Allison not only understands the concept of rehab as a clinician, but also as a young lady who experienced rehab after a traumatic motor vehicle accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury (SCI). She had an incomplete SCI at L1-L2 with paraplegia from the waist down but was determined to walk again! Once stabilized and independent at wheelchair level, she was discharged. She searched and found a trainer willing to help her continue her rehab, and 2 years later…learned to walk using ankle foot orthotics (AFOs), went to Occupational Therapy (OT) school, and now practices with a perspective unique to most therapists. 
In her spare time, you can find Allison outdoors in her garden, traveling, showing her 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air, going for a hike in the mountains, spending time with her family/friends, and caring for her two cats, Fritz and Frankie.