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 believes people deserve better rehabilitation. There are conflicting opinions on many topics that can make people confused, discouraged, and frankly, unable to get better. 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 fluff.
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 and travel. She feels very fortunate to be a small business owner with the encouragement of her husband, past patients and extended family.
Laura Opstedal, PT, DPT | Owner
Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
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.
Erin was born and raised in 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 her Master of Kinesiology degree from Boise State University in 2011. Erin most recently worked at an outpatient clinic in Bozeman. Prior to that, she served 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 is also certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment Levels 1 and 2 and has completed the Certification of Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute. Erin particularly enjoys working with athletes of all ages and abilities and enjoys helping people get back to participating in the sport they love. Erin and her husband Brett love spending their spare time outside hiking, camping, and running.
Erin Ritter, MK, ATC/L, PTA
Licensed Athletic Trainer
Physical Therapist Assistant
Alex Harms, MS, CSCS
Creighton Physical Therapy Student
Front Office Supervisor