Tara Osborne, DPT, PRC
Tara was born and raised in Idaho, attending the University of Idaho with a B.S.in exercise science. After working with USA baseball, the 2002 winter Olympic Games, and living abroad, Tara decided to pursue her dream of a health care profession and returned to school in Wichita, KS where she started a masters in Exercise Science at Wichita State University and was then accepted and graduated from the doctorate of physical therapy program in 2009.
After graduation, she returned to her home state of Idaho pursuing further credentialing with the Postural Restoration Institute. She is currently only one of four credentialed in this specialty in Idaho, Utah, Montana, Oregon, Wyoming, and Nevada. This revolutionary approach to physical medicine has become her passion, helping patients recognize asymmetries in the body which can lead to pain and dysfunction. This approach allows individuals to use an outcome-based program to focus on the activities they enjoy while using exercises that deter pain. Tara’s philosophy to therapy is to work as a team with her patients to devise a program ensuring full potential of optimal functional return in their area of concern, whether it is walking to the mailbox or returning to optimal level sport.
Darin Tucker, CEO Peak Physical Therapy
Darin is one of Peak Physical Therapy’s founders. He is a native Idahoan, born in Rupert and raised in Twin Falls. Darin has an extensive background earning degrees in Athletic Training and Exercise Physiology as well as a physical therapist assistant while obtaining certifications in Strength and Conditioning as well as in Massage Therapy. In addition to working with patients, he has worked with a wide variety of athletes ranging from recreation to professionals.
Darin is married with three children who all love the outdoors. As a founder of Peak Physical Therapy and as a practioner, Darin feels that physical therapy isn’t just about getting someone out of pain; it is about getting them back “into life and activity.” It’s about developing a strong friendship with the patient so that a high level of personalized care can be provided. It is very important to him that EVERY patient be treated with exceptional care and service.
“Physical Therapy should be FUN! It is about GETTING BACK the abilities or lifestyles that we lost due to pain…that is exciting! I want my patients to have an excellent experience that they will miss when they are done.”
As the founder he wants to develop an organization that is centered around getting the best results for its patients and then help to protect that result.
“If we do our job correctly, patients shouldn’t have to seek medical help more than once for their condition. If we fully address the problem, the reason for the pain, patients shouldn’t have issues in the future. We can actually suppress future healthcare costs by preventing reoccurrence.”
Joy rounds out our team with her coaching past and high energy. With her BA In Social Sciences… she is a valued member of our staff!