About Therapy Solutions

Why choose Therapy Solutions for your physical and occupational therapy?

Why choose Therapy Solutions for your physical and occupational therapy?

Quality Care - At our clinic, we spend time in a one-on-one setting with our patients. A private 60 minute session with a professional therapist gets you on your way to recovery. We believe in individual care for optimal results. You will be assisted at every step of your recovery by a licensed and certified therapist.

Complete Evaluations - At your first appointment we will perform a comprehensive evaluation for a full treatment session to determine the best plan of care for long-term results.

Direct Access - Wondering "what is this?" In the past, in order to see a physical or occupational therapist, you needed a referral from a physician. Due to recent legislation in Wyoming, people are now allowed to go directly to a therapist of their choice without a referral or prescription for therapy, except for Medicare, Medicaid and Workman's Comp. Although we work closely with physicians for your overall care, you can get treatment at your discretion. Contact us for more information.

Additionally, Therapy Solutions is a member of the Casper Chamber of Commerce. We also sponsor many activities in the community such as the Shrine Bowl and high school events. Being a part of the community we live in is important to us and we strive to be good citizens. We look forward to getting to work with you and helping you get back to your healthiest self!

A message from Connie - Owner and founder of Therapy Solutions:

A message from Connie - Owner and founder of Therapy Solutions:

Therapy Solutions strives to hire and train only the highest quality, most committed manual physical therapists available. All therapists on staff are trained in key areas of continuing education yearly. Our team strives to keep up with the current therapy trends and advances. All Therapists at Therapy Solutions have met basic manual requirements through continuing education classes to provide the highest quality of therapy possible in Casper. Our motto—“OUR SUCCESS IS YOUR SUCCESS”—is definitely a reality at Therapy Solutions and I take pride in recommending anyone on my staff to help you succeed in your goal of reaching the highest level of function possible. Experience one-on-one treatment sessions with our highly qualified and specialized therapists!

It is through this commitment to excellent continuing education and one-on-one care that Therapy Solutions therapists are able to offer more and help patients who may fail to improve at other physical therapy clinics.

Our Staff

Connie McMillan


Connie is the owner and founder of Therapy Solutions, which began in 1999.

"I am a graduate of the University of Colorado in 1966 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy. My background includes initiating physical therapy in nursing homes and home health. I was Director of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Wyoming Medical Center from 1988 to 1994, working primarily in acute care, wound therapy and rehab. Since starting Therapy Solutions, an outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy Clinic, in 1999, we have gone from one therapist to a staff of 12 (8 Physical Therapists and 2 Occupational Therapists and support staff). My credentials include certifications in Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Strain/Counterstrain, 3 week certification program in Neuromuscular Development Training, Lymphedema and Aquatic Therapy, and I worked many years with wound care at Wyoming Medical Center."

Leigh VanTassel


Leigh graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1994 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Zoology/Physiology. She returned to school a couple of years later and in 1999 graduated from Central Wyoming College with an Associates of Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Since joining Therapy Solutions, Leigh has taken multiple courses to expand her manual skills and is continually searching for new courses to achieve better outcomes for the patients she works with. Leigh has lived in Wyoming for 17 years and loves the large variety of outdoor activities this state offers for her family to participate in.

DeAnna Reish


DeAnna Reish is a Licensed Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She received her education at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, ND.

Over the past 31 years she has practiced in a variety of settings including Acute Rehab, Long Term Care, Home Health, Hand therapy, School based therapy and Outpatient therapy.

Her areas of interest include shoulder rehab, frozen shoulder treatment, hand/wrist injuries, neck pain, stroke, head injury, and upper extremity amputations. She has also been involved with adapting patients' home environments to increase safety and independence.

She has attended numerous continuing education courses, including:

  • Myofascial release
  • Muscle energy
  • Mulligans mobilization with movement
  • Donatelli's shoulder rehab
  • Treatment of the cervical spine
  • Upper extremity bio-electronic prosthetics
  • Strain counterstrain

She is a certified Kinesiotape practitioner.

In her free time, DeAnna enjoys spending time with her family, travel, photography, camping and rock hunting.

Jody Faxon


Jody Faxon, PTA, graduated from Morgan Community College in 1997 as a Physical Therapist Assistant with an Associate in Applied Science degree and an Associate of Science degree.

Jody began working at Therapy Solutions in 2011 and has focused on progressing his Manual Therapy skills. He very much appreciates the opportunity to work one on one with his clients in this setting.

For 14 years prior to joining Therapy Solutions, Jody had experience in nearly all aspects of Physical Therapy. This diverse background has served him well, with a broad understanding of client needs and the knowledge to improve their conditions.

Jody has an ever growing family that he is very proud of. They are a little spread out, but Casper, WY is a central location for family events.

A Wyoming native, Jody enjoys all that this state has to offer. From the sparse population density to the conservative culture to the world class outdoor activities, especially hunting. He has tried living elsewhere and says "I'm home for good."

Sandy Rosty


Sandy received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. She has been practicing in the state of Wyoming for over 32 years. She worked at Wyoming Medical Center for three years, mainly in the rehab and acute care units. She has 25 years of experience working in pediatrics at the Child Development Center, where she worked with children from birth to age 5 dealing with disabilities including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Torticollis
  • Developmental delay
  • Neuromuscular problems

She has worked at Therapy Solutions since 2014 and has received manual training in MFR, METS for the low back and cervical regions and strain/counterstrain. She has special interest in pediatrics, geriatrics, women's health care and back pain. In her free time, Sandy enjoys camping and fishing with her family.

Danielle Hoppe


Danielle graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2012 with a Bachelors degree in Sports and Exercise Science, then went on to the University of Mary to receive her doctorate in Physical Therapy. She joined the Therapy Solutions team in June of 2015 and has since taken many courses to expand her knowledge in several different manual therapy techniques to increase patient outcomes.

Danielle's professional interests include vestibular and dizziness, post op rehabilitation, and low back pain. Outside of work, Danielle enjoys the outdoors including hunting, hiking, camping and fishing as well as participating in various sporting activities.

Lauren Hiipakka


Lauren Hiipakka is a Licensed Occupational Therapist, receiving her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Touro University Nevada in July 2015. Prior to completing her masters degree, Lauren received her Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy from Casper College in May 2011 and then earned a Bachelors degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado in May 2013.

She has always held a passion for helping people live their live to the fullest, and as an Occupational Therapist she has the opportunity to do this every day! She is certified in trigger point dry needling through Myopain Seminars. She also had the opportunity to take a variety of continuing education classes, focusing on the rehabilitation of the cervical spine, thoracic spine, shoulders, elbows and hands. She has had training in kinesiotaping, Mulligans concept and Donatelli's shoulder rehabilitation. She continues to seem classes to keep her up to date on the best evidence-based practice.

As a Casper native, she enjoys all the activities the great outdoors have to offer as well as spending time with family and friends.

Erik Hiipakka


After receiving quality physical therapy treatment for knee injuries during high school football, Erik decided that he would like to provide others in the community with this type of care. Earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in Nevada, Erik wanted to return to be an active participant of a smaller community, like Casper, WY.

Focusing on orthopedic physical therapy, he offers the most current evidence-based treatments which he learns through personal research and continuing education courses, above and beyond the requirements for maintaining his physical therapy licensure in the state of Wyoming. With his past experience of various manual labor positions and his passion for different hobbies, including hunting, fishing, camping and other sports, he does his best to relate to his patients in order to provide them with the most personalized care possible.

As a past patient of physical therapy himself, Erik has an understanding from a patient's vantage point. With this experience, he knows that the expectation is to improve functional abilities and decrease pain as soon as possible, and he strives to achieve this from day one in his treatment room. From there on, he does his best to continue building upon these improvements, and provide education on how to prevent future injury to the affected area.