Sam Cotnoir, DPT
General Orthopedics, Post Operative Care
Sam earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017 from the University of Montana in Missoula. Prior to Physical therapy school, he attended Carroll College where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences in 2014. During PT school Sam had the opportunity to train in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient orthopedics, outpatient neurology, and acute care. Sam’s clinical interests include general orthopedics, manual therapy, sports rehabilitation, and post-surgical rehabilitation. He is currently working towards a certification in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and he is currently a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Sam grew up in Frenchtown, and in his free time he enjoys fly fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends.
Why did you become a Physical Therapist?
First of all, I wanted to help people get back to living their lives without pain! Whether it is holding their grandkids, playing with their dogs, or simply walking around the grocery store, helping people return to these kinds of activities has always been really rewarding to me. Also, I really like the fact that I get to know the people I'm working with on a personal level.