Rock And Armor

    Physical Therapy in Garden City, Idaho

    Skilled Physical Therapists at Rock & Armor are Dedicated to Your Recovery

    At Rock and Armor, we take great pride in the quality of care our patients receive through our physical therapy services in Garden City, ID. We are skilled in a myriad of Orthopedic, Sports, and Post-Surgical care required to get you back to being your old self again. We emphasize "hands-on" manual therapy, functional movement patterns, corrective exercises, and modalities when appropriate. Our Sports Medicine training and background allow us to set ourselves apart from other physical therapy clinics by providing the dynamic care and advanced rehabilitation techniques necessary to return to play at the highest level.


    Jerrod Ackerman, Clinic Manager


    Lynsey Wagner, Physical Therapist

    Physical Therapy

    We utilize the latest equipment and technology in our Garden City clinic to help you get the results you need!


    Game Ready and Recovery Boots

    Vasopneumatic Ice and compression to move fluid, aide removal of excess fluid, and help with pain control.

    Vibration Therapies

    You will absolutely love the way your muscle feel after using the Hypervolt or Vyper on your sore muscles. These vibration therapy techniques knockdown adhesions and trigger points, allowing your muscles to activate through a pain-free range.

    Olympic Lifting Assessment

    We utilize video analysis to break down form and find “sticking points” in your squat and Olympic lifts. We are then able to implement proper corrective exercises to mobilize tissue and maximize joint mobilization.

    Running Form Analysis

    We utilize video analysis to break down your running form, and then implement necessary corrective exercises to allow you to run as efficiently as possible.

    Dry Needling

    Functional Dry Needling is a powerful modality utilized at Rock and Armor to treat a myriad of injuries. Sterile, tiny monofilament needles are inserted into muscles to reduce trigger point activity, release shortened bands of tissue, and promote new blood flow and healing to the site of injury. Physical Therapists at Rock and Armor have been trained in Functional Dry Needling through Kinetacore and meet all of the requirements of the State of Idaho to perform this treatment.

    Therapeutic Cupping

    Cupping is a great modality to loosen the muscle tissue and increase circulation/blood flow to a specific area. The suction of the cup lifts the layers of dermis and fascia away from the muscle. Blood is brought to the surface of the skin, allowing new blood to come in below and “flush” the area, creating an environment for optimum healing.

    Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

    We utilize Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) to contract a muscle that is not properly firing. This procedure is commonly utilized following surgery when nerve conduction has been compromised from excessive edema, tourniquet during the procedure, and disuse. NMES is utilized until normal muscle recruitment is achieved.

    Y-Balance Test

    The Y-Balance test helps athletes compare strength, balance, and coordination of their right lower extremity vs left lower extremity following injury or surgical procedures. A score of 5 or more cm can indicate significant muscle imbalance that requires further care.

    Joint Manipulations (HVLAT’s)

    Joint manipulations or high velocity/low amplitude thrusts (HVLAT) are an effective treatment for hypermobile or “stuck” joints of the spine. These manipulations can improve neural conductivity, joint space, and release of endorphins, allowing a decrease in pain and an improvement in mobility.

    Concussion Rehab

    - Concussion rehab program is designed to help you get back to doing what you love. We are certified through Evidence in Motion’s (EIM) Concussion Certification Program to diagnose symptoms, treat your concussion, and evaluate your ability to return to work/sport. We work closely with your physician, athletic trainer, employer, and school to achieve the best possible outcomes.


    Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization or ASTYM is an extremely effective manual therapy technique used to mobilized collagen and myofibrils associated with pain and injury. This technique is effective for trigger points, tendonitis, tendinosis, chronic soft tissue injuries, and overuse injuries.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does insurance cover physical therapy?
    Health insurance generally covers physical therapy treatment. However, each insurance plan is different, and you should contact your insurance carrier and inquire about physical therapy benefits. Please contact our staff to see if we accept your plan.
    Do I need a Doctor's referral?
    Do you accept credit cards?
    Do you communicate with my doctor?
    How long will my appointments be?
    What are my options when I have completed physical therapy?

    Contact Us

    Rock and Armor Locations

    1649 E Pine Ave Meridian, ID, 83642
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    Phone: 208-917-2660
    Fax: 208-917-2630

    Boise - Garden City
    104 W 53rd St, Garden City, ID 83714
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    Phone: 208-375-5511
    Fax: 208-376-4268

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    Hours of Operation

    Physical Therapy Hours

    Monday thru Thursday: 6am-7pm
    Friday: 6am-6pm
    Saturday by appointment only

    Boise - Garden City
    Monday: 8:30am–7pm
    Tuesday: 6:30am–2pm
    Wednesday: 6:30am–2:30pm
    Thursday: 7am–7pm
    Friday: 6:30am–2pm

    Sports Performance Hours
    Monday thru Friday: 6am-8pm
    Saturday by appointment only