Brandon HepnerPhysical Therapist/Owner
Brandon received his Bachelor of Science at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in 1997. His emphasis was primarily on Exercise Science. For most of his undergrad years, Brandon worked as an Athletic Trainer for men's ice hockey and women's basketball. Once graduated, Brandon went right on to earn his Master's degree in Physical Therapy.
After graduating in 2000, Brandon was the Head Athletic Trainer for Weber State University Hockey Club. Not only has he worked hard to keep injuries under control to keep the team playing, but also did what he loved best, treating patients. He landed his first Physical Therapist job at IHC WorkMed in Utah.
Given Brandon's hard work and eagerness to continuously learn, he was promoted to Clinic Director after only one year of service. Not long after, he moved onto a new experience with North View Therapy. This was not enough, and did not satisfy his need to give more to his patients the way he intended. The solution for him was to go into private practice.
Today, he has achieved his dream and is the proud owner of Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists. Brandon is able to spend more time with each patient and deliver more personalized care to each patient that walks through his door. Brandon is excited to see the new challenges that will cross his path and looks forward to optimizing your human performance.
Joshua BrownPhysical Therapist
Josh graduated from the University of Utah with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2007 and immediately came to work at Rock Run Physical Therapy. He is very friendly and enjoys seeing his patients' progress toward achieving their functional goals. When not at work, Josh enjoys spending time with his kids, playing basketball, and watching the Utah Jazz.
Brenda HoggePhysical Therapist
Brenda graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Salt Lake Community College in 1999, and worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant for 8 years. In 2004, she went back to school and Graduated from the University of Utah with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2007. She has worked in the out-patient, home health, transitional rehab, and hospital settings. Brenda joined our team at Rock Run in February 2014 and is now treating patients at our Syracuse location. Outside of work, Brenda enjoys going to REAL Salt Lake games, playing soccer, playing golf, riding her bike, and watching her boys play sports.
Amanda EmbryPhysical Therapist Assistant
Amanda graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program at Salt Lake Community College in 2016, and has joined our team at Rock Run Physical Therapy. She has experience in outpatient, hospital, and rehabilitation settings. Amanda was inspired to become a PTA after she was injured in a rock climbing accident and had to spend a year doing physical therapy to recover.
Through this experience, she realized being able to move and function normally is an essential element to happiness and enjoying a good quality life. As a PTA, Amanda hopes to help patients achieve their maximum mobility and return to doing the things they enjoy. She aspires to continue her education in advanced treatments and knowledge to help her physical therapy patients. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys swimming, boating, camping, movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Don CarterCertified Athletic Trainer
Don is our Certified Athletic Trainer and has been with Rock Run Physical Therapy since opening in July 2006. He helps with all aspects of patient care including helping with exercises. Don has over 25 years experience as an Athletic Trainer and uses that knowledge to help you in your rehabilitation. Don works for Rock Run in the mornings and then in the afternoons goes to Fremont High School, where he is the Head Athletic Trainer for their sports teams. Don enjoys working out, working in his yard, and gardening.