Our facility is independently owned by Jeff and Deana LePage.  Our providers have over 20 years experience successfully treating automobile accident injuries, vestibular /balance disorders, pediatrics, spinal disorders, and post operative conditions.  We strive to provide our patients with every opportunity to reach their personal goals, throughout the rehabilitation process.  The clinic offers DTS (cervical and lumbar spine decompression therapy), Graston Technique, IDN (Integrative Dry Needling), kinesiology taping, and a thorough return to work program – which can be utilized through worker’s compensation.

We are a TEAM at First Choice, making every effort to make your experience a pleasant one!  We look forward to serving you, your family and your friends!  The best compliment you can give us is the referral of a loved one.


Stress, anxiety, and pain can dramatically restrict optimum health. Research on the benefits of massage therapy provides substantial evidence to utilize massage to reduce stress, pain, and muscle tension. It may also be helpful for digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, and soft tissue injuries.

There are numerous types of massage and bodywork. Our therapist emphasizes techniques and modalities to restore flexibility, improve posture, reduce muscle strain, and optimize comfort. She does her best to accommodate client requests and preferences. Your satisfaction is our priority! It is common to feel muscle soreness after massage, and it is advised to drink plenty of water after the session to stay hydrated.

Although massage is beneficial for most people, it may not be appropriate for those experiencing the following: DVT (blood clot), open or healing wounds, skin infections, fractures, burns, severe osteoporosis, and / or bleeding disorders. If any of these issues are in question, please consult your physician before scheduling a massage.

Massage Prices:

60 minutes $75

90 minutes $100


Jeff LePage, PT, graduated from the University Of Missouri in 1993.  He started his career at the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, before relocating to Worland, Wyoming in 1997.  He became the director of rehab at the local hospital, providing: inpatient and outpatient physical therapy, home health therapy, and contract services with the school district.  Jeff developed a children’s rehab program, wound clinic, and aquatic therapy program.  He managed the rehab team, overseeing a variety of healthcare team members.  Jeff became certified in aquatic therapy in 2000, as well as Advanced Burn Life Support in 2001.  He moved to Alaska in 2003, in order to manage a multi clinic outpatient rehab center in Anchorage.  March of 2006 brought the opportunity for him to go into private practice, and First Choice Physical Therapy opened July 5, 2006.  Jeff pursued certification in the WorkWell FCE (Functional Capacity Evaluation) in 2011.  This enables him to conduct tests for Return to Work (RTW) determination, further therapy determination, disability determination, work or work site modifications, an/or job-specific needs.  Jeff is a hands on therapist, and strives to give you the treatment he knows you deserve.  He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and was President of the Alaska Chapter from 2009 to 2012.

Amy Stielstra, DPT came on board with FCPT September 15, 2008.  Amy was first introduced to physical therapy as a college swimmer at San Diego State University.  She was able to continue her swimming career due to PT intervention.  Her rehabilitation experience led her to switch majors, graduating with a Bachelors of Kinesiology.  She then attended Missouri State University, earning  her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  After graduation she moved back to her home state of Alaska, where she takes advantage of all the great outdoors has to offer.  Amy’s enthusiasm and athleticism bring a progressive and competitive edge to the clinic.  She is a very motivated person with a glowing personality.  She works well with all age groups, including children – as she has her own two active boys.  Amy provides each patient with quality care, meeting them where they are, to reach their personal goals.

Brad Ischinger, PTA, graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2018 with an Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant degree.  Prior to working at First Choice, Brad has worked in the Maritime industry as a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain of many different ocean going vessels including the Ketchikan Airport Ferry and Balboa Island Ferry in Newport Beach California.  Brad is excited to begin his career as a PTA and looks forward to sharing his knowledge and passion of healing,  while assisting patients in the rehabilitation process.

Wendy is a true native of Alaska.  She lived in Colorado for over 20 years, earning her PTA degree in 1999 from Arapaho Community College.  She has worked in skilled nursing, outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, as well as supervising restorative rehab care.  Wendy graduated from the Colorado School of Healing Arts for Massage Therapy in 2003, and started her own massage business.  She managed this business until moving back to Alaska in 2007.  Wendy Moreiko, PTA, LMT, joined First Choice Physical Therapy in July 2007.  She believes that in order to get the full benefit of physical therapy, the client needs to be educated and involved in the progression of their care.  Wendy enjoys log cabin living and gardening in Big Lake, as well as pursuing her passion for photography.

Jessica attended massage school in Anchorage, at The Alaska Learning Institute for Massage Therapy.  She has provided massage services since 2003, specializing in Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, reflexology, myofascial release, and pregnancy massage.  Jessica provides the option of  hot rocks and Swedish hot packs, in conjunction with other treatment techniques.  Her goal is to relieve pain, and promote a relaxed state of mind for all her clients.

For the last eight years, Lynn has held the position of Billing Manager.  She has an immense deal of perseverance working with insurance companies: often waiting on hold for up to an hour and a half, in order to resolve claims.  Her get to business attitude gets the job done.  Lynn grew up in the valley, and has broad community involvement.  She is also a culinary graduate, so the team is spoiled by her divine dishes on occasion.

Deana partnered with her husband Jeff, in his dream of opening his own physical therapy clinic.  She became the business manager for First Choice Physical Therapy, after working in several medical offices – including the local hospital in Worland, WY (where they met and married in 2002).  Deana is a gracious, cheerful, and essential presence in our clinic.  She wears many hats: filling in at the front desk, doing laundry, cleaning, billing, marketing, among other necessary duties.   Deana manages the finances, and is happy to answer any questions regarding the clinic.

Laural joined the team in 2017, in order to provide additional administrative support.  She has over 15 years of combined experience in customer service, accounting, and project management.  In addition, she holds an associate’s degree in medical insurance billing and coding.  Laural grew up in Alaska, the daughter of a bush pilot.  In her free time she enjoys exploring the back country on horseback, volunteering with 4H, working in the rodeo, and participating in various other horse shows.

Patient Medical History

Consent for Care and Financial Registration

Intake Form

Cancellation Policy

Acknowledgement of Receipt of Notice of Privacy Practices

Referral Form


The clinic will bill most insurances, MVA, worker’s compensation, Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE – as a patient courtesy.  However, we do not bill third party liability.  Any questions can be directed to Lynn Frisby (billing manager) or Deana LePage (business manager).

Clinic Hours Monday through Friday 7AM – 7PM

(Based on Scheduled Appointments)

Physical Address:

6701 West Blondell Drive, Wasilla, AK 99623

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 298658, Wasilla, AK 99629


907 357-9755


907 357-9499