Jana Countryman, PTA
Deborah S. Ellsworth MS, OTR/L
Grew up in Worland, WY. Been a therapist for 25 years, Attended Columbia Christian College in Portland for Bachelors in Pre-med then received Masters of Science in Occupational therapy from Colorado State University in 1992. Worked here at hospital for 20 years. Certified and Advanced Certified in Stroke Rehab as well as completing Neuro-IFRAH instructor certification in 2005. I've taught certification courses to other therapists in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. Currently serving as the OT advisor for the Neuro- Optometric Rehab Association with specialty training in working with neurologic conditions resulting in double vision and visual impairments. Currently working on Certification in Neural Manipulation, completing 4 /5 courses working on neck, UE, LE and cranial nerve release to relieve pain and nerve symptoms. I have worked in every field of Occupational therapy except neonatal during my career.
I love to road bike and mountain bike as well as any exercise such as volleyball, hiking and running. Currently training for my first 100 mile bike ride at the ripe old age of 50 in memory of 2 friends who died from cancer last year. I have 3 children, Gradyn 22, Justin 20 and Kaelin 14 and my husband of 27 years Robert. We own Badger Excavation here in Lander for 14 years. Teach bible classes for all age groups at church and volunteer frequently at local school functions.
“I believe we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us and I try to give that same hope to everyone I work with.”
David Kauffman, MPT
David is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and earned his Master's degree in Physical Therapy at Slippery Rock University in 1995. He starting working at the Lander hospital in 1997 and enjoys treating a variety of inpatients and outpatients.
He specializes in the treatment of neurological impairment and especially stroke rehabilitation. He works very closely with Deborah in Occupational Therapy to provide an individualized treatment approach with one on one care. David also has extensive experience in wound care including the use of wound VAC's and multiple other treatment approaches. David was recently selected by his peers for the "Mercy Award", which the highest award is given by Lifepoint Hospitals to those that demonstrate excellence in service.
David loves to exercise in the outdoors and especially likes triathlons, hiking, hunting, rock climbing, etc. He also enjoys camping with his family and serving at the E- Free Church of Lander.