Physical Therapy

Howard QuackenbushDr. L. Howard Quackenbush II P.T., D.P.T., ATC, CSCS

Dr. L. Howard Quackenbush II P.T., D.P.T., ATC, CSCS is the owner and director of Delta Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. He loves the rural area and has the opportunity to be closely involved with his patient’s both in the clinic and the community.

Howard was raised in Payson, Utah and is the oldest of 9 children. He attended Payson High School and later Brigham Young University. He originally thought Mechanical Engineering was his path in life until the first classes in this major when he quickly found this was not his peer group. Shortly after this, he suffered a knee injury and underwent surgery and rehabilitation prior to his LDS Mission to Venezuela.

Upon returning from Venezuela, he re-injured his knee and again underwent surgery and Physical Therapy and found that he was fascinated by the body’s ability to heal and regain function. His Physical Therapist was instrumental in guiding him forward into this career path.

He graduated from BYU in Athletic Training. While in this program, he was able to be the lead student trainer and the President of the Student Athletic Training Association for BYU and the District Association. He provided care for Division I Football, Basketball, Tennis and Track and Field. He successfully passed the National Athletic Training Examination on the first try and was awarded the Athletic Training Certification (ATC)

After BYU, he was accepted at Washington University School of Medicine’s Program in Physical Therapy for a Master’s Degree. During this education, Howard had opportunities to gain additional education in Sports Medicine with Professional Baseball and The National Hansen’s Disease Center in Carville, LA (Leprosy and Diabetes). He successfully completed this program and passed the exams and Licensure in 1994.

He began working for Intermountain Healthcare in Delta as a staff Physical Therapist in December 1994. Where he was able to grow and develop in the profession.
In 1996, Howard completed and passed the exams for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

In 1999, he had the opportunity to buy the clinical program from IHC and privatize the care. This was formalized and Delta Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine PC was opened in 2000.

In 2002, Howard was invited to use his Physical Therapy and Athletic Training skills in the Salt Lake City Winter Games (Test Games and Olympics) by working with the Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating events.

During this time, Physical Therapy advanced to a Doctorate level profession. He knew he would practice for many more years and elected to go through a Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He graduated with his tDPT in August 2004.

Howard is married to his sweetheart Tonya Bunker and they have an active and growing family.

Randy StinsonDr. Randy Stinson, PT, DPT

Randy was raised with a Father in the Air Force and spent much of his youth living in Western Europe. He Graduated high school from Layton High and served a mission for the LDS church in the Netherlands. After he got home, he married and went to BYU where he got his bachelor’s degree in exercise science and his first child was born. After BYU he went on to obtain his doctoral degree in physical therapy from Washington University in St. Louis where his second child was born. After Graduating from PT school Randy moved to Delta and has enjoyed working and living in this community since 2010. He has had two more children here in Delta and helps serve the community as a member of the local sheriff’s posse/search and rescue.

Scott AllenDr. Scott Allen, PT, DPT

Dr. Scott Allen was born in Fillmore, UT and raised a short distance away in Flowell, UT. He graduated from Millard High School in 1999. After graduation, he served a two year LDS mission in Charlotte, NC. Following his mission, Scott received a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University, and completed a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Touro University in Nevada.

He enjoys hunting, fishing, athletics, and spending time with his family. He is married to Jessie Allen and together they have three young children.

Scott specializes in vestibular and balance therapy, manual therapy techniques, and outpatient orthopedics.

Andrew Michael WankierDr. Andrew Michael Wankier, PT, DPT

Dr. Andrew Michael Wankier was born in Delta, Utah. He graduated from Delta High School in 2007. He then served a two year LDS mission in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Upon returning home he married Gentry Mecham, who is also from Delta, UT., in 2009. Andrew attended Southern Utah University where he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Human Nutrition. Following his time at Southern Utah University, Andrew attended the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona where he graduated on 2017. Andrew most recently worked as a Physical Therapist for Independence Rehab, living in Utah County.

Andrew and Gentry have 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl. Andrew enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, camping and various sports. Andrew and Gentry are glad to be home again in Delta, as are their 3 children.

Joy PartridgeDr. Dustin Kunz DPT

Dr. Dustin Kunz was born and raised in Fillmore, UT. After graduation, he served a two-year LDS mission in Tacoma, Washington. Upon returning home, Dustin received an Associate’s Degree from Snow College, a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Utah, and completed a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from West Coast University in Los Angeles, CA.

When it’s time to play, Dustin enjoys spending time with his family going up the canyon or hiking around. He also enjoys being a coach for the high school football team. He loves competing, even if its stupid (once got into a rock throwing contest when ammo ran out and he was tied with a friend in clay pigeon shooting. You guessed it, he lost. It wasn’t an actual event, just a Tuesday. He also loves weightlifting and conditioning. So much so that he received a certification as a strength and conditioning specialist, CSCS. He is married to Kaylee Kunz and they currently live in Fillmore.

Sisley OlsonSisley Olson, Marketing Assistant

Sisley Olson started working at Delta Physical Therapy in July 2018. When she is not busy being the Marketing Assistant you will see her performing Receptionist duties and greeting you when you come to the clinic.

Jamie graduatedJamie Christensen, PTA

Jamie graduated from Delta High School in 2000. She attended Utah Valley State College prior to getting her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Salt Lake Community College in 2004. She began working for Delta Physical Therapy following graduation in 2004.

Erin SorensonErin Sorenson, PTA

Erin graduated from Juab High School in 2004. She received her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Provo College in 2009. She began working for Delta Physical Therapy in 2009.

Jamie IpsonJamie Ipson, PTA

Jamie was raised in Oak City, Utah and graduated from Delta High School in 2011. She attended Southern Utah University prior to receiving her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Dixie State University in 2016. She practiced in Cedar City before joining Delta/Fillmore Physical Therapy in 2017.

Joy PartridgeJoy Partridge, Front Office Staff

Joy has been a receptionist and billing specialist in our Delta clinic since 2012.

Carrie RossCarrie Ross, Front Office Staff

Carrie Ross is the Fillmore clinic receptionist and billing coordinator, she joined our team in 2012.

Drew Nielson, PTA

Drew graduated from BYU with a degree in Athletic Training prior to receiving his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Provo College. He is currently enrolled at The University of Findlay working on a transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy. 

He chose physical therapy as a career because he loves to figure things out! His favorite part of being a therapist is when patients come to therapy not knowing what is happening and he is able to work with them to break down the problems and return to their favorite activities. He loves to see the happiness and relief that each patient has as they progress. 

Drew had a clinical rotation at Delta Physical Therapy and was impressed with the business, the welcoming staff and how everyone is committed to providing excellent care. This and his love of small towns are just a couple of reasons he chose to join our team. 

In his spare time he loves to spend time with his wife and kids, smoke food on his smoker, and occasionally do something crazy with his hair! Drew always has a good joke and keeps us on our toes!

Shianna Markward, PTA

Shianna received an associates degree from Utah Valley University prior to earning her PTA degree from Salt Lake Community College. She just recently graduated with a bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration from Utah Tech University. 

She loves everything about physical therapy and has a hard time narrowing down one thing she loves about being a PTA. If she has to choose one thing, it would be helping and playing a small role in patient recovery and return to a happier, healthier life.

She moved to Fillmore and met the physical therapy team where she immediately felt like family and wanted to be a part of our team. She is our pelvic health specialist and works out of the Fillmore clinic. 

In her spare time she loves to hang out with her cute kid and her husband. She also loves baking, watching movies and helps teach and choreograph dances for high school age athletes. She absolutely hates winter and bunkers in while it is cold outside but once the sun is out she will be found outside as much as possible.

Tonia Jorgensen, PTA

Tonia attended Snow College where she earned an associate of science degree prior to earning her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Dixie State University. 

She chose physical therapy because she enjoys watching patients reach their goals and help them do tasks they didn’t think they could. 

Tonia was able to do one of her clinical rotations in the Fillmore clinic and quickly fell in love with the fun environment and Delta Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, PCs mission of quality patient care. 

In her spare time Tonia loves to spend time camping, hiking and exploring in the side by side with her family. She also enjoys reading and makes some awesome crocheted afghans. She brings a lot of life and a party wherever she may be!

Samantha Johnson, PTA

Sam graduated from Riverton High School and continued her education at Salt Lake Community College where she received her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. 

She chose physical therapy as she enjoys seeing patients progress and get better and back to their daily life. She especially loves when patients can do things they haven’t been able to do for a long time. 

Sam joined our team after moving to Kanosh and finding out we were the only clinics in Millard County. She was initially hired as PRN which quickly turned into a full time position. She was happy to accept this position as she thought everyone was awesome and enjoyed being part of our team!

Sam is not one that has a lot of spare time as she is taking care of a farm and her cute baby girl! When she does, she loves gardening, traveling, playing her fiddle with the Old Time Fiddlers, reading, hunting, camping or riding her 4-wheeler. 

When asked if there was anything else she would like to share, she said, “You are the only person responsible for your life. If there is anything you don’t like, or want to change, you are the only person who can do that. Sometimes you need to take a critical look inside and get out of your own way to make the change.”

Tori McCain, Front Desk Coordinator

Tori is a graduate of Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School and enjoys doing hair. She served a mission in South America and has been a huge help with our spanish speaking patients.

Her favorite part of working at Delta Physical Therapy is getting to meet all of the wonderful patients on a daily basis. She loves Delta and wanting to be closer to family is what drew her to our clinic. Her daughter Nora hangs out with grandma and grandpa while Tori comes to work!

In her spare time she likes to go on drives and watch movies and enjoys chasing her daughter around.

Rayette Jones, Front Desk Coordinator

Rayette earned a degree from Southern Utah University in Early Childhood Development. This has come in handy when working in the Fillmore clinic. 

She enjoys working with the patients and helping make their therapy visits enjoyable. She is excited to get to work learning all of the ins and outs of physical and speech therapy and really likes working with our team in the Fillmore clinic. 

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and making sure everyone is cared for, including her chickens!

Our staff consists of licensed Physical Therapists and licensed Physical Therapist Assistants. Nearly all of our staff has additional professional credentials and extensive community involvement. We believe in being strong community supporters and good neighbors.