Fort Benton Physical Therapy                         (406)622-6111

Physical Therapy

MRMC Physical Therapy Department can help you with all your needs.

1501 Saint Charles Street

Fort Benton, MT 59442

For Appointments

Call: (406)622-6111

Our Physical Therapy department is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Penny Lee, MPT

Fort Benton Physical Therapy

  • Acute or Chronic Pain Management

  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

  • Sports/Work Injury Rehabilitation

  • Flexible Appointments

  • Convenient Location

  • Occupational Therapy



  • Strains

  • Spasms

  • Strains

  • Arthritis

  • Decreased Movement

  • Whiplash


    Shoulder Arm

  • Rotator Cuff

  • Impingement

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Replacement

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Tendon Repair

  • Carpal Tunnel



  • Low Back Pain

  • Sciatica

  • Sacroiliac Dysfunction

  • Strain

  • Disc Bulge

  • Lifting Mechanics



  • ACL

  • Torn Meniscus

  • Patellofemoral Syndrome

  • Replacement



  • Sprains

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Heel Pain

  • Fracture



  • Decreased Balance

  • Vertigo

  • Stroke

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Parkinson’s


Missouri River Medical Center Physical Therapy accepts insurances including all Blue/Cross Blue/Shield plans and our care is covered by Medicare.  If you have any questions about your coverage, please feel free to call or stop by.

Fort Benton Physical Therapy at MRMC


We work as a team to assist our residents with their Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy needs as well as any outpatients who look to us for rehabilitation or pain relieving therapies.


Sportsmetrics offered at FBHS

The Physical Therapy staff at MRMC offers sportsmetrics to Fort Benton students during the summer months.


The kids who participate in this program are photographed performing various jumps to identify improper core position. Then through a 6 week series of training sessions, they work on various strength and conditioning techniques and are retested at the end of the session. Knee health was emphasized but overall posture and strength were the goals. The coaches saw impressive results and worked with the PT’s to incorporate some of the ideas into daily workouts.

There is No Reason to Live with Pain or Impaired Immobility

Physical Therapy: (definition) a profession that is responsible for management of the patient's movement system including joint, muscle, ligament and mobility pain. This includes conducting an examination; alleviating impairments and functional limitation; preventing injury, impairment, functional limitation, and disability; and engaging in consultation, education, and research.

Direct interventions include the appropriate use of patient education, therapeutic exercise, and physical agents such massage, thermal modalities, hydrotherapy, electricity, manual therapy techniques and ultra sound.

More simply put, there is no reason to live with pain or impaired immobility. No matter if your pain is from a recent injury or an old one, or if it’s just there and you don’t know why, it’s worth

Regain lost movements

through new technologies in Physical Therapy. Are there movements you just can’t do anymore? Let our Physical Therapy department utilize new technologies to help you regain some of your flexibility. Staying flexible means staying young.

Your health is our business.    

Penny Lee, MPT



University of Montana – B.A. in Zoology/Honors

Eastern Washington University – Masters in Physical Therapy


Training Experiences/Clinicals

Orthopedic Outpatient – Whidbey General North; Bozeman Physical Therapy

Rehab St. Vincent’s Hospital and Health Center

Acute St. Lukes Regional Medical Center

Pediatrics School District 81 (Spokane), Frenchtown Schools


Work/Professional Experience

Benefis East – Acute Care (3 Years)

Benefis West – rehab (ortho/neuro) (5 Years) – hip and knee replacements, falls, fractures, medical, stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s.


Continuing Education

  • Movement System Syndromes of the back and hip: Interactions and best available evidence
  • Current Concepts in Sports Medicine and Rehab
  • Innovative PPS/P4P Strategies
  • Keeping Your COG over you BOS and Stable Mobility
  • Mulligan – Spinal and Peripheral Therapy Manual Techniques for the Upper Quarter
  • Mulligan Concept, Lower Quarter (Spinal and Peripheral Manual Techniques for the Lower Quarter
  • The Lumbopelvic Region – A Systematic Approach Utilizing Manual Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, and Therapeutic Exercises
  • Myofascial Mobilization
  • The Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairment Syndromes – Lower Quarter Advanced Application
  • The Pilates Method for use as Therapeutic and Corrective Exercise
  • Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Management of Persons with Spinal Cord Injury
  • Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy
  • Beyond Kegels – Evaluation and Treatment of Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction
  • Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation
  • FIM Review; Spasticity; Spinal Cord Injury Workshop; Issues in treatment of cervical injuries; Stroke Studies; Gait, Assistive Devices, AFO’s, Skin Care Standard for Rehab Patients, Strategies for Prevention of skin breakdown.
  • Strain and Counterstrain I
  • Strain and Counterstrain II
  • Seating and Mobility Function Program
  • Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Stroke Management
  • Functional Gait Evaluation
  • Breathing Strategies for Orthopedic and/or Neurologic Patients: Maximizing Functional Outcomes
  • Televideo/Reach Education/Intermountain Sport Medicine Conferences: The Sick scapula; Concussion Update
  • Osteochondral Disease; Shoulder Arthroplasty


Techniques/Treatments – Modalities stretching; joint mobilization (Mulligan and traditional); Strain/Counterstrain; Muscle Energy Techniques; Traction; Therapeutic exercise


Treat: joint replacements; back pain; sprains/strains; muscle aches; sciatica; shoulder dysfunction; balance disorders; generalized weakness; work injury; stroke recovery; peripheral vascular disease; post-op rehab; neurologically based dysfunctions; cardiac rehab.