The Nora Staael Evert Physical Therapy Clinic

The University of Montana NSE Physical Therapy Clinic (UMPT Clinic) provides high quality, patient-centered physical therapy care while serving as a teaching facility for graduate physical therapy students. Your care will be provided by a licensed physical therapist, along with graduate physical therapy interns. 

The University of Montana Physical Therapy Clinic offers:

  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Sports and Recreational Rehabilitation and Performance Enhancement
  • Osteoarthritis Care / Total Joint Replacement Rehabilitation
  • Spine Care
  • Manual Physical Therapy
  • Worker's Compensation Rehabilitation
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Rehabilitation
  • Postural Re-Education
  • Treatment for Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Therapy
  • Instrumented Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Incontinence Therapy

Services offered by our Neurologic Therapists include rehabilitation for such diagnoses as:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Transverse Myelitis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Cerebral Palsy (adults)
  • Chronic cardiac conditions and other complex medical conditions
  • Impairments in walking ability
  • Balance disorders
  • Falls
  • Degenerative arthritis or joint disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Compression fractures
  • Post surgical conditions such as total knee or hip surgery, spine surgery
  • Neuropathy
  • ALS

Specialized equipment that is available include:

  • Functional electrical stimulation for arms, legs, or trunk muscles
    • Bioness H200
    • Bioness L300 Plus
    • RTI Cycle
  • Body weight support system
    • Pneuweight
  • Anodyne Infrared Treatment

Our Mission

The mission of the Nora Staael Evert (NSE) Physical Therapy Clinic is to provide services that include physical therapy and wellness to the University of Montana students, faculty and staff and active individuals of all ages in the community. In addition to physical therapy services, the NSE Clinic also provides fitness and wellness programs for people with physical limitations, disabilities, and chronic illnesses.

Our History

Nora Staael Evert, a pioneer of physical therapy in the 1950´s, originally studied dance in NYC. Instrumental in starting the UM PT Clinic in 1967, she was known for her positive energy, strength, creativity and originality. Her spirit carries on as the staff of the UM PT Clinic strives to provide high quality and innovative care for every kind of movement dysfunction.


The Nora Staael Evert Clinic is located in the UM campus in the North East corner of the Skaggs Building, room 129. The New Directions Wellness Center is in room 113 on the same level.

Nora Staael Evert Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday: 8AM - 6PM

New Directions Gym Hours

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 8AM - 5PM

Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30AM - 5PM

Parking Directions

From Arthur and Beckwith intersection:
Head East on Beckwith St. Turn left (north), at first parking lot entrance, which is Maurice St. Proceed to the end, into the Reserved Parking lot, which is where our parking spaces are located. Physical therapy parking is on the left-hand side of the lot and is number 4. If #4 is full you can use the designated New Directions parking spaces.

Clinic Directions

From parking lot:
Walk east past the Health Science Building. Continue east under breezeway of Skaggs Building. Turn left after breezeway and head north alongside Skaggs Building. Use east entrance of Skaggs Building, across from Urey and North Underground Lecture Halls. Physical Therapy Clinic is the first door on the right, Room 129, inside of the doors.

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The Nora Staael Evert Clinic
129 Skaggs Building
Missoula, MT 59812

Clinic Contact

Phone: 406.243.4006


New Directions Contact


Our People

Sue Ostertag, PT, DPT, NCS, LSVT BIG Certified - Director

Jaclyn Carson, DPT, LSVT BIG Certified

Jake Mischke, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Kim Mize-Humphrey, DPT, CSCS

Jennifer Bell, PT, ScD, COMT

Molly Blair, CES

Ken Thompson –Administrative Support

Other Resources

Campus Recreation Center

Disability Services for Students