Meet Our Five Mile Clinic
Dr. Steve Oswald, PT, DPT, OCS, PES
Hometown: Mountain Home, ID
Degrees: Doctor of Physical Therapy (Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions) and Bachelors of Health Sciences & Biology (College of Idaho)
Why Physical Therapy?: Steve has always been fascinated by the human body and movement. From a very young age, he knew he wanted to be in the medical field. Steve’s tipping point with selecting physical therapy as a profession was after his own rehabilitation experience, following a basketball injury that resulted in an ACL reconstruction. His personal experience with physical therapy was his catalyst for a passion in helping others improve their life experiences through optimizing movement quality and reducing their pain. Steve is a Perfomance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through NASM; he has a strong background in fitness and performance training, helping transition athletes and weekend-warriors back into activities they may be having difficulty performing. Steve services physical therapy in Boise.
Specialties: Neck, Spine, Shoulder, Elbow, TMJ, Vertigo, and Functional Dry Needling in Physical Therapy
Hobbies: Steve is an active outdoorsman, frequently hiking, mountain biking, camping, backpacking during the summer, while enjoying skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing during the winter months. Steve is also an avid sports fan, especially college football (GO BOISE STATE!). You can typically find Steve glued to a TV watching football, or in attendance of a game most Saturdays from September to December.
Dr. Taylor A. Cavazos, PT, DPT
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Degrees: Doctorate of Physical Therapy (Franklin Pierce University, Manchester, NH) and Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness (Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA)
Why Physical Therapy?: Taylor grew up participating regularly in gymnastics, dance, aerial and basketball. While attending school, she instructed many classes for all ages in jazz, tap, hip hop, and ballet dance classes at various studios around Washington, as well as fitness workshops in New Hampshire. She has always had an appreciation for the human body, what it is capable of, and its ability to heal with proper education and training. She experienced many months of rehab after three spinal stress fractures as a teenager, and learned the great value that physical therapy can have in people’s lives. She is passionate about teaching others the importance of movement, wellness, and a healthy balanced lifestyle.
Specialties: LSVT-BIG, geriatrics, neck, spine, shoulder, balance
Hobbies: Taylor enjoys exercise, fitness classes, hiking, exploring new places, trying new restaurants and different breweries and coffee roasters. She also loves spending time near water (lakes, rivers, the ocean) and with family!
Amy Gabica, Therapy Trainer
Hometown: Middleton, Idaho
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Human Performance, with minors in Pre-PT, Psychology and Visual Studies (The College of Idaho)
Why Physical Therapy?: With the help of a sports medicine class in high school, Amy found physical therapy to be something she knew she would love doing for the rest of her life. Being able to help someone overcome injuries and/or pain creates a joy that she did not know was possible. Just the way the human body works, how it is capable to heal itself amazes her to the point that she wants to keep learning about it. Also playing sports in high school helped Amy want to stay within the athletic realm which lead to her career choice. Amy was very fortunate to know exactly what she wanted to do and what exactly she wanted to get her degree in once she graduated high school.
Specialties: Exercise Trainer
Hobbies: Amy enjoys anything outdoors, softball, watching MMA, shooting singing, traveling, figuring out about her Basque heritage and hanging out with her family and friends.
Jidzi French, Patient Coordinator
Hometown: Bonney Lake, WA
Why Physical Therapy?: Jidzi loves building and maintaining relationships, along with learning, unlearning, and re-learning new processes. She cares for patients and people of all walks of life and wants to help in any way she can! She wants to be a part of the journey to helping people better themselves in a healthy and fulfilling way – even if this time around it’s on the sidelines and at the front desk.
Whether it’s underserved populations or those who thrive in their environment, she’s here to listen and be there through the hard and easy times. She wants everyone to have a positive and welcoming experience.
Hobbies: Jidzi’s into kickboxing, trying out new food, going on adventures, reading, spending quality time with her family, sleeping, going to markets and orchards and talking long walks through furniture stores.