Meet Our McMillan Clinic
Kim Baker, DPT, PT
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Degrees: Doctorate of Physical Therapy (Mount St. Joseph University) and Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (Mount St. Joseph University)
Why Physical Therapy?:
Kim grew up participating in multiple sports and activities growing up including competitive dance (tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop), volleyball, and soccer. In middle school she had multiple foot fractures from competitive dancing where she attended rehab after for many months. She always loved helping others but found herself loving therapy as it helps people getting back to all the things they enjoy.
Specialties: Back, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Balance in Physical Therapy.
Hobbies: Exercising, hiking, movies and TV series, football, baseball, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.
Denice Y. Romero-Marquez, MSPT, PT
Hometown: Born & raised in Mexico, lived on both ends of the United States, recently implanted to Boise, ID area.
Degrees: BS in Anatomy and Physiology (Andrews University), MS in Physical Therapy (Andrews University)
Why Physical Therapy?:
Denice believes that there is a higher power that has fearfully and wonderfully made the human body. There is something phenomenal that happens when the right treatment approach is applied to the human body, which results in improved function because the body adapted to the changes it was exposed to. The opportunity to participate in creating those changes in the body, is both an honor and a thrill for Denice.
After 22 years in practice, Denice continues to look for opportunities to advance her skills and knowledge in order to better serve her patients. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with other therapists and collaborating as a team in order to complement each other’s strengths, for better patient outcomes.
Specialties: Over the years, Denice has had the opportunity to practice PT in different settings and taking with her new skills to add to her “bag of tricks”. In the past 3 ½ years, she has taken multiple courses on vestibular rehab and concussions, as well as treated patients with vestibular disorders. Furthermore, she is an orthopedic generalist with a variety of manual skills, having completed 18 months of orthopedic continuing education through Folsom Physical Therapy in northern California. She is also a Credentialed Clinical Instructor and has a passion for helping new/upcoming therapists develop and grow into this rewarding profession.
Hobbies: Denice and her family thoroughly enjoy volley ball and are looking forward to watching BSU’s volleyball teams compete in this upcoming season. Furthermore, she and her family LOVE movies, especially the Avenger’s series! She and her family consider themselves “foodies” and explore different cuisine styles and new restaurants – feel free to share your recommendations with her!
Kelli Ayers, PTA
Hometown: Soda Springs, Idaho
Degrees: Associates of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant and also Massage Therapy (Idaho State University College of Technology)
Why Physical Therapy?: Kelli has been active in sports growing up playing everything from basketball, volleyball, track & field, and softball. In 8th grade, Kelli tore her ACL playing basketball requiring surgery and rehab following. She loved the idea of being able to help people achieve the same success she got from her therapy and help others get back to doing what they enjoy. Kelli completed the Massage Therapy program in 2009 and worked part-time as a MT while completing the PTA program. She became active in bodybuilding and powerlifting within the past few years which has helped her in more ways than just strength training but also educating herself and others on how to avoid future injuries. Kelli provides physical therapy in Boise. Kelli is also a certified ASTYM provider.
Specialties: Back, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Balance in Physical Therapy
Hobbies: Mountain biking, playing recreational sports, archery, swing dancing, and spending time with friends and family.
Tyler Trifiletti, Therapy Trainer
Hometown: Woodbury, MN
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Wellness & Health from the University of Dubuque.
Why Physical therapy?: Tyler went through physical therapy as a high school baseball player with a slightly torn acl. He loved the way he was able to heal and get back to playing. Tyler also went through physical therapy multiple times as a college baseball player. He enjoys being able to help patients get back to full health and doing things they thought they would never be able to do again. Tyler also enjoys being able to connect with patients to help them get through the pain a lot easier and make their therapy experience more enjoyable.
Specialties: Exercise Science
Hobbies: Tyler loves doing research on new forms of exercise and other health related topics. He is currently in the process of getting his CSCS (strength & conditioning coach certification) as well his EP-C ( certified exercise physiologist). Tyler does anything outdoors such as hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, skiing, and many others.
As a former collegiate athlete, Tyler watches baseball, college sports and NFL. He cooks many different types of food and enjoys spending time with his dog and girlfriend.
Chase Labbe, Therapy Trainer
Hometown: Meridian, Idaho
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Health (College of Idaho)
Why Physical Therapy?: Chase has been through physical therapy several times from both sports injuries and less athletic activities. Through this, a deep interest arose leaving him always wanting to learn more about the profession and help people regain their ability to return to their daily lives without pain.
Specialties: Exercise Science
Hobbies: Chase enjoys being outdoors whether that means skiing up at Bogus Basin in the winters or hiking to reach a fishing hole in the summer, the place for him is taking in the fresh air and scenery.