Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist (CCS)
Tara Farhner graduated in 2010 from Sage Graduate School with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She completed an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) credentialed residency in the area of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy at Duke University Medical Center in 2011, became a board certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist (CCS) thereafter. While at Duke, she worked closely with the heart and lung transplant teams, as well as Ventricular Assistive Device (VAD) team, treating patients of all ages, including pediatrics. She has had the opportunity to work in both the inpatient and outpatient settings with a variety of patient populations across the United States. In addition, she has been trained in Trigger Point Dry Needling, which offers a specialized method to reduce pain and movement impairments (without medication or injection). She also has certification in LSVT BIG/LOUD which focuses on specialized treatment for patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological deficits. Her clinical interests include primary prevention of chronic disease through exercise and a holistic approach to care, running injuries and performance, Women’s Health, and keeping both athletes and weekend warriors moving. Her love for being active in the great outdoors brought her to Montana—it’s a great fit for her love of running ultra-marathons, hiking, skiing, and yoga. She has completed seven ultra-marathons, including the Beaverhead Endurance Run 100k. Tara joined Barrett Hospital & HealthCare in 2016.