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Marissa Beaudoin, DPT

General Orthopedics, Post Operative Care

Marissa received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Recreational Therapy, and minor in Psychology at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Her professional interests also include working with geriatric and orthopedic populations.

Marissa grew up in New Hampshire and traveled to several states before finding her home in Montana. She enjoys any moments that she can spend outdoors; whether it is hiking, fishing, swimming, camping, traveling or just spending time outside running with her dog.

Why did you become a Physical Therapist?

While growing up, I spent a lot of time volunteering, and knew that I wanted to find a career where I felt I could continue helping others. When I was in high school I played a variety of sports, but my passion was for Softball. After fracturing my pitching wrist during the recruiting season, my dreams of continuing in sports seemed to be defeated. While attending Physical Therapy for my injury, the therapist continued to push me further than I thought possible, giving me back full function. It was during one of my last appointments that everything seemed to click into place, and I knew I wanted to become a Physical Therapist. I wanted to inspire others as my therapist had inspired me; to set new goals and never take even the smallest functional movements, or tasks, for granted.