Tanner Benedict, DPT
Tanner grew up in the Flathead Valley and attended Whitefish High school. Tanner started at Whitefish Therapy as a high school PT patient, then became a student intern (spending one of his PT school rotations here) and officially became a member of our team as a full time therapist in the Fall of 2018.
Education: Tanner received his undergraduate degree in Health and Human Performance from the University of Montana in Missoula, MT and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
Professional interests: Tanner graduated from a Physical Therapy Program that focuses on Movement System Impairments (MSI) to restore postural alignment, improve movement patterns and return tissue to its proper function. Tanner is a general practitioner working with all musculo-skeletal and neurological impairments.
Community Involvement: Tanner assists with weight room instruction and athletics at Whitefish High School. He also teaches posture courses in the Whitefish school system.
Hobbies: Golfing, skiing, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, organized sports and enjoying time with family.
Tanner's personal statement: “I look forward to seeing the excitement and joy from the success that physical therapy can bring to individuals after life altering injuries. We often don’t realize how important movement is in our life until we have lost it. For these individuals I will dedicate every ounce of motivation, knowledge and ability I have to see them succeed. I will work to change my patient’s physical issues on an individual basis to transform our society, filling it with people that feel their quality of life has been optimized by my abilities.”
Certifications: Titleist (TPI) Performance Institute Certified Medical Level 3 ; Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Certified Level 1
"TPI Medical Certification gives medical professionals golf-specific injury assessment and rehabilitation techniques to get players back in the game. TPI has spent almost two decades studying one thing – the Body-Swing Connection™. There are injuries associated with the golf swing that few understand better than TPI. Medical Certification looks at how these injuries develop, how to access and treat injuries and how specific physical limitations can be addressed to improve performance."