ABOUT BRIDGE PHYSICAL THERAPY

Bridge is changing the physical therapy patient experience.

 

Bridging the gap between proven physical therapy practices and personalized care, Bridge offers:

  • Focused, one-on-one care.
  • Quicker recovery with fewer appointments.
  • Strong patient-provider relationships.
  • Patient empowerment to achieve lasting success.

Choosing a small PT clinic allows you to spend each appointment entirely with your physical therapist. Treatment typically consists of:

  • Uncovering the root cause(s) of your injury.
  • Creating a treatment plan unique to you that prioritizes your goals for success.
  • Hands-on treatments to address your specific condition(s).
  • Specific exercise prescription.
  • Review of your exercise program to ensure safety and effectiveness as you progress through your recovery.

MEG ZIMMER, MSPT

Meg earned her Master of Physical Therapy (PT) degree from University of Miami in 1997. Mentored by some of the best manual therapists in the field, Meg boasts over 20 years of experience in orthopedic and manual therapy care. She also completed coursework in massage therapy through the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado. Meg regularly includes massage work in her physical therapy practice.

Meg is not only a practicing PT, but she also teaches for an internationally-known company. She has trained other physical therapists throughout North America in muscle energy techniques and dry needling. As an expert in this field, Meg was one of the first PTs to introduce dry needling treatments to patients in Southwestern, Montana.

Meg is fluent in both English and Spanish. She excels at helping both athletes and non-athletes recover from injuries and chronic pain conditions. She has enjoyed working with patients in extremely active communities in Colorado and Montana.

Meg lives in Bozeman with her husband Bob, her twins Ruby and Jack and her dog Mabel. She loves spending time with her family (preferably outdoors) and enjoys all that Montana has to offer.

What to expect at Bridge Physical Therapy

LISTEN
An effective treatment plan begins with understanding the true cause of injury. In listening, Meg ensures you feel you have been heard.
PLAN
Having uncovered the root causes of injury, Meg works with you to establish a detailed plan of care. This efficient, effective plan treats the cause of injury—not just the symptoms.
PARTNER
Personalized physical therapy sessions with Meg results in a strong partnership. Through this partnership, you will experience a faster recovery with fewer visits.

Frequently asked questions

Montana is a direct access state. You can see your physical therapist without a prescription from your doctor. Exceptions include Medicare and a few commercial insurance plans, which do require a prescription. Give Meg a call if you have specific questions about your insurance plan.

Bridge Physical Therapy accepts most commercial insurance plans in the state of Montana as well as Medicare, workers’ compensation, and automobile claims.

All visits at Bridge Physical Therapy last one hour. This time is spent entirely with your physical therapist. You will never be ‘passed on’ to another therapist or assistant.

Please wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. It is important for your physical therapist to have access to the part of the body for which you are being treated.

For example: shorts are appropriate if you are being treated for knee, hip or ankle pain. Tank tops or jog bras work well for treatments involving the shoulder. We are also well stocked with shorts and gowns if you forget to bring your own!

Depending on your type of injury, you might come for as little as one or two sessions total. Other treatment plans may require one session a week over a longer period. This will always be discussed with you on your first visit, so you know what to expect.

On your first visit, please bring:
• Your insurance card or cards.
• A prescription from your physician (if required).
• A list of your current medications and medical conditions.
Please also be prepared to discuss the history of your injury or pain, including past surgeries or injuries.

Testimonials

“I highly recommend that you go to see Meg Zimmer MSPT.  She is an accomplished physical therapist with 20 years of experience treating chronic and acute issues; an excellent diagnostician who listens carefully, gets to the bottom of things, and then develops a plan for return to functionality.  One-on-one care is the hallmark of Bridge PT, that is to say you are not getting passed around.  You’ll see Meg every time, and that continuity of care makes all the difference!”

“I love, love love my appointments with Meg and always look forward to them. For several months Meg has been treating me for arthritis, normal wear and tear and stress.

Meg has helped to relieve my physical symptoms and stress and to improve my general well-being.”

“ [Meg] has the ability to listen to my description of a muscular complaint and address a solution in overcoming the problem, or at the very least make it more tolerable.  Moreover, she provides a comprehensive explanation of my complaint that is understandable. I have a deep regard for her knowledge.”

“Meg has been seeing me for chronic neck and shoulder pain, and I have gotten tremendous relief from her treatments. She is able to read my body and know exactly what is out of balance. She encourages me to do my home program, which has made a huge difference in my success. She is insanely strong and she always makes me laugh, which is quite healing in itself.”

“Meg has been an instrumental part of my recovery from what has been the worst and most prolonged pain (cervical spine/nerve issues) I have ever experienced. Her dedication to my recovery combined with keen clinical knowledge and intuition has made her the most influential provider of the team that I pulled together to help me. With her assistance I was able to understand the structural components of nerve pain and the body’s protective response to it. Her compassion and humor were helpful aspects of her very thorough care. I recommend her most highly.”

“Meg can work wonders for chronic pain and has to be one of the best [dry needle practitioners]in the Western region (she’s really good).  But in my mind, her amazing technical abilities aren’t even her best quality, rather it’s her ability to compassionately listen to her patients and work unwaveringly with them to find a solution.  I’ve been seeing Meg off and on for 5 years for back and neck pain, and headaches, and I am always pleased with her care and the exercises she provides me so that I can work towards a healthy life without dependency on physical therapy.”