Laura graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Doctorate in physical therapy and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a Minor in mathematics. She strongly believes the lack of consensus and conflicting opinions on many topics create confusion and lack of trust in the physical therapy profession. Many people truly appreciate her way of educating what “we know” and what we “don’t know”- dispelling myths, building confidence and earning trusting relationships with her patients. The vision for Build Physio & Performance is to have an inclusive (everyBODY is an athlete!) environment that BUILDs resilient communities through both education and our rehabilitation, without gimmicks and low value care.
Laura’s specialty in sports injuries, particularly ACL rehabilitation, has made her popular amongst athletes and physicians. She contributes to ACL research with Montana State University department of biomechanics and enjoys mentoring others in this field across the globe. Laura has 18 years of diverse experience, including exclusive work in pediatric sports at Seattle Children’s Hospital prior to moving to Bozeman.
Laura moved to Bozeman from the Seattle area with her family in 2013 and enjoys hiking, skiing, rock concerts and travel. She feels very fortunate to be a small business owner with the encouragement of her family and loyal patients.
Laura Opstedal, PT, DPT | Owner
Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
Tony graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. Upon graduation, he worked as a medical assistant in a physical medicine and rehabilitation office. His love of sports led him to obtain his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In order to pursue his passion for treating athletes and expand his knowledge, he completed the sports physical therapy residency program at the world renown Johns Hopkins Hospital and IMG Academy.
Tony has experience treating athletes of all ages and abilities, from recreational athletes of all ages to elite level high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. Tony’s treatment philosophy is anchored in patient centered care with the goal of showing patients that they are resilient and adaptable. As an avid reviewer of the current research, Tony aims to provide his patients with the tools they need so that they can be active participants in their own care. Tony has a particular interest in injury prevention, return to sport, and sports performance. Whether you are trying to get back to playing your sport at the highest level or are just trying to get out and enjoy the all of the wonderful things that Bozeman has to offer, Tony will work with you to get there.
Tony is originally from the pacific northwest (Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA) and moved to Bozeman in 2019. In his free time, Tony is an avid sports fan and enjoys staying active by working out, hiking, camping and snowboarding.
Tony Trinh, PT, DPT
Erin is from Colorado and earned a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training in 2009 from the University of Northern Colorado. She went on to earn a Master of Kinesiology from Boise State University in 2011. Erin worked as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for Montana State University’s women’s basketball, tennis, and spirit squad teams from 2012-2017 before returning to school to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. Erin and Laura have shared athletes over the years and are really excited to work together in the same facility.
Erin particularly enjoys working with athletes of all ages and abilities and enjoys helping people get back to participating in the sport they love. She particularly loves ACL rehab and isokinetic training/testing. Erin and her husband Brett love spending their spare time outside hiking, camping, and running.
Erin Ritter, MK, LAT, ATC, PTA
Licensed Athletic Trainer
Physical Therapist Assistant
Dave Milroy, PT, MSPT
Dave was born and raised in Prairie Village, Kansas and went to the University of Kansas for his undergraduate degree in Sports Science, graduating with Honors in 2000. He continued his education with his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Kansas, also graduating with Honors in 2002.
Dave’s love for sports medicine and orthopedics has guided him to practices in both Kansas City and Salt Lake City, Utah enabling him to develop an evidence based, compassionate and simple approach to treating patients. His sports medicine opportunities have allowed him to work closely with physicians to develop comprehensive, team models where the patient is always put first.
Outside of therapy, he specializes in providing professional taxi services to his two boys numerous soccer practices and games as well as school events. He and his wife and kids currently reside in Billings, MT and love to ski, fly fish, hike and travel…and occasionally play soccer.
Lisa Jardine, MS, LAT, ATC
Patient Support | Front Desk
Licensed Athletic Trainer
Lisa is a certified athletic trainer interested in administration and patient support. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in athletic training from Dakota Wesleyan and a Masters Degree in health, nutrition & exercise Science. She has worked with athletes in the collegiate realm, most recently at Montana State University. Lisa is a certified professional rescuer CPR and first aid instructor for American Red Cross. She loves to cook and spend time with her husband, Alex, a strength coach at Montana State University and their two dogs.
Alex Harms, MS, CSCS
Strength & Conditioning Consultant