Our Team

Darcy McAllister, OTR/L

Darcy McAllister, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Darcy is a Shelby Native and came to work at Marias Medical Center in 1999. She received a BA in Psychology from Carroll College and her BS in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University. Darcy has worked in a variety of areas including stroke rehab, spinal cord injury and acute and out patient settings. She is trained in WorkWell method for Functional Capacity Evaluations, Functional Job Analysis, and development of Pre-Work Screens.

Jennie Gruber, MPT, OCS, LMT

Jennie Gruber, MPT, OCS, LMT

Jennie received a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Science from Northern Michigan University before obtaining a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her special interests include Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, ThetaHealing™, and lymphedema management. She is also Board Certified in Orthopedics, a licensed massage therapist, a credentialed clinical instructor, and able to provide Function Capacity Evaluations, Functional Job Analysis, and develop and perform Pre-Work Screens.

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Gruber is MMC Employee of the Year

Gwen Heaton, PT

Gwen Heaton, PT

Gwen Heaton received an Associate of Science degree at Western Wyoming community College in Rock Springs, WY. She then received a Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Science and Health and a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah. She worked at El Pasco Physical Therapy Services before moving to Shelby and joining the MMC therapy team in 2008. Gwen's special interests include manual therapy, orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Gwen is a credentialed clinical instructor.

Cindy Combs

Cindy Combs

Office Manager

Cindy Combs has been with Marias Medical Center for 20 years, gaining experience in Marketing, Emergency Preparedness, and Employee Relations, encompassing a variety of other roles. She enjoys being on the Rehabilitation Team and they appreciate having her even more! She looks for ways to improve efficiency, is reliable, and completes tasks in record time. Her main occupation is the Rehabilitation Office Assistant.

Ashlee Frydenlund

Ashlee Frydenlund

Speech Therapist

Ashlee grew up in Sunburst, attended college in Missoula, and lives in Shelby with her husband. She works with the students at Shelby Public Schools, and is now working with us as needed. She worked in Kalispell Regional Medical Center's Acute Care for her clinicals and at the Great Falls Nursing Home. She has gained experience working with many ages and levels of speech issues. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Ashlee, call 434-3234 to set one up.