THE JONES PT DIFFERENCE
At Jones Physical Therapy, we are committed to providing a professional, personal, and practical approach to your path of healing.
Professional We have 7 doctors of physical therapy who have over 70 years of combined experience. Along with our experience in treating complex and complicated issues, we place an emphasis towards ongoing training to continue to advance our knowledge and skills to better diagnose and treat you. We all have areas of expertise and use a team approach to address your needs thoroughly and efficiently.
Personal Your appointments will always be one-on-one with one of our doctors and our treatment rooms are private. We prefer a manual approach to our time with you with so necessary exercises are often given for you to follow on your own time. This allows us to provide you with the hands-on treatment from a skilled therapist.
Practical We realize that pain does not always present itself in a manner that is simple to diagnose and can sometimes even mask the authentic cause. This is where our hands-on approach helps us to listen to your whole story and determine the root of your problem. We feel that helping you to understand your pain is a vital part of healing. We prefer to communicate with your entire health care team to ensure you are receiving the best care possible. We work with the physicians, nurse practitioners, naturopaths and chiropractors in our community on a regular basis.
Path To Healing Our entire staff is sincerely committed to accompanying you on your path to healing. Our clinic provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Our clinicians have experience and expertise in treating complicated issues that tend to become chronic. We have become very skilled at looking at the body as a whole to determine the underlying source of your pain.
Elizabeth Jones, DPT
Dr. Jones has extensive training in both women’s and men’s health. Her areas of specialty include pelvic pain, pregnancy, digestive issues and chronic pain. She has a wealth of experience in treating complex issues that don’t necessarily present typically, and is able to combine both conservative and alternative techniques within her plan of treatment. Dr. Jones is the only PT in the nation to perform a non-surgical treatment for hemorrhoids.
While studying at the University of Mary, Dr. Jones and her husband Josiah were both athletes in collegiate sports. Their very active lifestyle continues with their four children as they enjoy outdoor activities, running and coaching basketball and softball.
Mindy Hochhalter, DPT
Dr. Mindy Hochhalter graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Mary in 2010 and joined Jones Physical Therapy in 2012.
Dr. Hochhalter specializes in various women’s health related issues including pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic pain, pregnancy/postpartum pain and musculoskeletal impairments. Additionally, due to her own personal struggles with neck pain and headaches, she has a passion for treating others with these debilitating issues.
Dr. Hochhalter has expertise in treating a variety of pediatric issues including infant development and palgiocephaly and torticollis. She is certified in dry needling and has specialized training in multiple manual techniques and Kinesio Taping.
Mindy and her husband live in Bismarck with their two daughters and dog, Gus. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, cooking and being outdoors.
Joshua Dinius, DPT
Dr. Joshua Dinius graduated with his DPT from the University of Mary in 2010. He has worked in the outpatient setting his entire career and joined Jones PT in 2014.
Josh has extensive training in manual therapies, joint mobilizations and dry needling. He enjoys working with all populations but has a special interest in athletes, especially complex shoulder injuries. Dr. Dinius also treat patients at the Underwood and Washburn clinics along with providing services at our Bismarck location.
Dr. Dinius understands the complexity of working with athletes as he has been involved with athletics his entire life. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame for ND Track and Field and went on to a successful collegiate career at the U of Mary.
Josh and his wife Kacie have 3 boys. They enjoy spending their summers at the lake fishing, hunting in the fall and cheering on the Bison and Vikings.
Caitlyn Hager, DPT
Dr. Caitlyn Hager grew up in California, but with family roots in North Dakota returned here to attend college, where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Mary in 2010. She later joined the Jones Physical Therapy team in 2011.
Dr. Hager’s expertise lies in using many different techniques and exercises to improve neuromuscular function in complex issues. She has specialized training in SI dysfunctions, advanced manual techniques such as myofascial release, diastasis recti correction, kinesiotaping, and dry needling.
Dr. Hager also has advanced training in helping the post-partum mom return to advanced fitness/training.
Caitlyn currently resides in the Bismarck/Mandan area with her husband, duaghter and two sons. She enjoys running, volleyball, and remaining active throughout the year.
Krystal Rasmussen-Schoch, DPT
Dr. Krystal Rasmussen-Schoch received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Mary. She works with a variety of conditions including orthopedics, pregnancy, Women’s Health, and fibromyalgia. She has a balanced approach to treatment, including a mix of manual therapy and exercise.
Dr. Rasmussen-Schoch is certified in dry needling and has advanced training in multiple manual therapies. Prior to becoming a Physical Therapist, her background was primarily in health and fitness which included certifications in personal training and group fitness, along with being a yoga instructor. She joined the Jones Physical Therapy team in 2017
Krystal and her husband, Shane enjoy staying busy with her two sons. Along with her love for fitness and staying active, Krystal is a French trained chef and enjoys creating new dishes.
Michael Berger, DPT
Dr. Michael Berger is the newest member of the Jones Physical Therapy Team. He was born and raised in Bismarck, ND and graduated from St. Mary’s Central High School in 2012. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training in 2016 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Mary in 2019.
Dr. Berger enjoys working with all patient populations and he has a special interest in orthopedic and sports injuries. Michael is certified in dry needling and also has training in various manual techniques and joint mobilizations. He treats patients at our Washburn, Underwood, and Bismarck locations.
Michael and his family live in Bismarck, ND. He enjoys spending time with his family, the great outdoors, hockey, football, and weightlifting.
Natalie Weir, DPT
Dr. Natalie Weir is originally from western Washington area before going on to attend Andrews University, where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014.
She previously worked in women’s health private practice prior to joining Jones Physical Therapy in 2020. Dr. Weir is very passionate about ongoing education and learning opportunities in the areas of women’s health and pelvic health issues so that she can provide the best possible care for her patients.
Natalie has completed specialized training in endometriosis an oncology (pre and post surgical). She also had the unique experience to work with a renowned endometriosis excision surgeon prior to joining Jones PT.
Outside of work, Natalie loves working with horses, camping and exploring, collecting antiuqes and spending time with her family.
Kari Melby, MPT
Kari Melby, MPT grew up in northwest North Dakota before going on to receive her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from University of North Dakota’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 2002.
Kari has a passion to bring more awareness to the area of pelvic health physical therapy and provide her patients with the education, knowledge and care to help achieve their goals.
She has spent the last 14 years of her career focusing in women’s health, including various conditions involving obstetrical and pelvic health. During that time, Kari helped with the growth and development of the Women’s and Men’s Health programs.
She also is currently an instructor for the APTA’s Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy CAPP-Pelvic coursework and is serving her 2nd term on the Academy’s Pelvic Health Committee, assisting in the authoring and development of course materials.
Kari feels blessed to return back to her roots in North Dakota after being away, and is very excited to be closer to and spend time with her friends and family.
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