MEET THE STAFF
ANDREW MIX, MPT, GCS
I am Andrew Mix, a physical therapist at LifeStyles Therapy & Wellness Center. I have appreciated physical therapy since I was a young man growing up in Jerome, where my scoutmaster was a physical therapist and helped me rehabilitate from several sports injuries. After high school, I volunteered and worked in a variety of PT clinics and found that I truly enjoy helping people achieve their wellness goals. I earned a Bachelor of Health Science Studies with a minor in gerontology from Boise State University in 1996 and a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) from Idaho State University in 1998, at which time I began working in Twin Falls. I was initially employed as a staff therapist and then the lead therapist at Twin Falls Care Center for 2 years, and then as the Rehab Services Manager at BridgeView Estates for 3 years. In 2003, I went to work at Twin Falls Physical Therapy and Wellness Clinic, a private outpatient PT office, and became a partner a year later. In 2006, I qualified as a geriatric clinical specialist (GCS). In 2008, I started LifeStyles Therapy & Wellness Center (when Twin Falls PT was dissolved). I continued to provide physical therapy services in the same location until 2014, at which time I moved to a new, larger location at 276 Eastland Drive North. I also welcomed a new associate, Dr. Mark Taylor, and I am pleased to be a part of a great team, each of us focused on helping people make consistent lifestyle changes that result in lasting wellness. On a personal note, I love spending time with my wife, Lisa, and our five children.
MARK TAYLOR, DPT, CSCS
My name is Mark Taylor and I am a physical therapist at LifeStyles Therapy & Wellness Center. I graduated from Brigham Young University in 2005 with a degree in Exercise Science and then attended the College of St. Catherine in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where I graduated as a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2008. I have worked in multiple areas in physical therapy including hospital inpatient, home health, outpatient orthopedics, and sports medicine. I enjoy working specifically in the outpatient orthopedic setting. I became a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) in 2012 through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and I enjoy working with patients on achieving fitness and competition goals. I also went through a certification training to provide Astym treatment, a specialized treatment approach for soft tissue injuries that is particularly effective for tendon injuries, and LifeStyles Therapy & Wellness Center is the only physical therapy practice providing Astym treatment in the Magic Valley. I love spending time with my wife and 4 kids, especially doing anything outdoors like camping, hiking, and biking.
ALICIA JOHNSON, PTA
My name is Alicia Johnson. I am a Physical Therapist Assistant and joined LifeStyles Therapy and Wellness Center in 2016. I graduated from Idaho State University in 2013 with a degree in Physical Therapist Assisting (PTA). I continued my education to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences (BSHS) from Idaho State University. I have always had a love of caring for people, which began while working as a CNA in the assisted living home setting and now as a physical therapist assistant. I have worked in the hospital inpatient and outpatient orthopedics settings. My favorite past time is spending time with my husband and two little boys.