Brandon Hepner, PT
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.
Brenda Hogge, DPT
Physical Therapist / Clinic Director – Syracuse
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.
Joshua Brown, DPT
Physical Therapist / Clinic Director – Roy
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.
Jerrin Snook, DPT
Physical Therapist / Clinic Director – Layton
Bailee Himmer, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
I grew up in Syracuse, UT and graduated from Syracuse high school. I went to Snow College right
after high school where I met my husband Chris.
Some of my favorite things to do include
playing soccer, traveling, crafting and hanging out
with my family.
I graduated from the physical therapist
assistant program at Dixie State University. I chose physical therapy as my career path because I absolutely
love helping people. It is very rewarding when I can help someone in
a way no one else can. I love seeing even the smallest improvements
people make because when put together great things happen. I also
like getting to know my patients and building relationships with them
throughout their time in therapy. I have met so many great patients in the
time I have been at Rock Run and am excited to meet many more!
Amanda Embry, PTA
Physical 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.
Brittnee Webster, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Hi everyone! Some of you might know me from the time I spent here at Rock Run as an aide for the Syracuse location. I left Rock Run for a short stint to finish my Physical Therapist Assistant degree, which I completed this last December.
Let me share a little bit about myself for those of you who haven’t had the chance to meet me yet. I love being outside! Especially when it’s the perfect temperature, which doesn’t happen too often here in Utah, so spring and fall are my favorite seasons with more of those perfect temperature days in them. I’m partial to the month of March mostly because it’s my birthday month, and trust me I celebrate all month long. Physical Therapy was not my original career path. I first went to school at Weber state and graduated with a degree in Interior Design. So if you ask me my favorite color, my response would usually be that I love color in general and it’s hard to choose just one. However, I usually lean toward yellow because of its bright and sunny disposition. Let me know if you have any ideas on how to incorporate interior design and physical therapy together. I have a total of eight nieces and nephews currently, and I love spending time with them because they make life fun. I love adventures and exploring, and I’m looking forward to being able to travel more now that I have finished school. If you have any suggestions of places I should visit let me know.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to re-introduce myself. I am so glad that the stars aligned and I was able to return to the Rock Run team! I look forward to working with many of you in the future. As Tigger would say, “TTFN”.
Don Carter, ATC
Certified 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.