Therapists & Staff

Our clinic’s hallmark of excellence:

Manual and functional movement based therapy designed for you.

Phyllis Ploudré
Progressive Physical Therapy Owner;
Physical Therapist & Active Release Specialist

Phyllis, the first physical therapist in Alaska to be certified in ART®,  Active Release Technique, is dedicated to providing individualized patient care based on the treatment principles of Alignment, Stabilization and Movement. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy and Fort Lewis College, Colorado, with a Bachelors of Science in Biology, she has continued to study soft tissue therapies, mindfulness and therapeutic yoga for many years.

Alaska has been home for Phyllis and her family for 28 years. During her lifetime, she has been involved in sled dog racing, cross-country skiing, and 25 years of worldwide travel.

Alisa Carroll
Progressive Physical Therapist;
Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Alisa received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in 2010. Her focus is on the optimal overall health and wellness of her patients. She uses clinical expertise and evidenced based therapeutic exercises to correct body mechanics and decrease pain and movement dysfunction.  She strives for patients to know the intention behind each exercise and how it allows them to return to performing activities of work and daily living without pain.  She enjoys working with patients in need of general out-patient orthopedic, post surgical, chronic injury, sports medicine, and pelvic floor therapy. She utilizes modalities of Myofascial Release soft tissue techniques, Active Release Therapy, inter-muscular dry needling and pain science education. She also uses video gait and running analysis as a learning tool for optimal joint loading strategies. Her “whole body” approach offers her patients strategies of self-management to prevent re-occurrence of injury and optimize performance.

Prior to graduate school Alisa was a ceramic artist and summer wilderness guide in Alaska. She loves to be with her family in the outdoors, skiing, hiking and rafting.

Holly Schell
Progressive Physical Therapy Office Manager

Born a Buckeye, Holly transplanted to Alaska in 2005 bringing with her an extensive and diverse background of advertising, marketing and medical office management. Holly received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio and was a licensed Realtor® in Ohio for 16 years.

Holly is committed to providing excellent customer service and enthusiastic support for the entire staff at Progressive Physical Therapy. Both Holly and her husband have traveled extensively, enjoy hiking, and exploring our great State.