Physical Therapy Services – Helena, MT

The physical therapy services that we offer and use to help you achieve your goals tare based on current research, cutting edge techniques, modern technology, and up –to-date effective treatment strategies and diagnostic criteria.

The treatment plans we develop for you are based on a performing a thorough assessment of the musculoskeletal system, neurodynamics, and individual movement patterns.

Specific treatments that we frequently use during your therapy may include therapeutic exercises, therapeutic modalities, manual therapy techniques, gait training, blood flow restriction training, force plate analysis, and neuromuscular re-education training.

Many of the treatments that we select for you and use during your therapy sessions are directed at restoring neuromusculoskeletal dynamics and control.  Common treatments also use updated pain science to help decrease pain and other symptoms. Through our physical therapy interventions, our therapists try to improve your joint mechanics, improve neuromuscular control, increase your strength, and restore function in an effort to help YOU achieve your goals! 

Our motto: “Feel better. Move Better. Live Better.

Conditions We Treat



  • Spine Conditions: disc injuries, stenosis, sciatica, scoliosis, radicular symptoms
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Nerve impingement
  • Hip pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Ankle pain/Ankle injuries
  • Foot pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Running Injuries
  • TMJ and Jaw pain
  • Fall prevention and balance training
  • Weakness and Instability
  • Vertigo
  • Auto injuries
  • Pre-surgical injury management
  • Return to Sport Testing and Planning

When I was first referred for PT by my physician I was skeptical it could help.   My knee arthritis had resulted in making skiing painful for me and I couldn’t ski many runs before I had to call it quits.

I was considering quitting skiing which would have been a great loss for me.  However after several sessions with Johnanna Sullivan, I was able to ski harder, stronger, and longer.  I was thrilled that physical therapy could be so effective in combating arthritis pain!   Johnanna was a great therapist and possessed the perfect combination of knowledge of ski specific training and the ability to motivate and inspire me.
I strongly recommend Optimal Sports and Johanna Sullivan in particular for anyone with the need to “get back in the game”.