Adena is a New Zealand trained Physical Therapist who graduated in 1990
from Auckland Technical Institute.
Adena was born and raised in Palmerston North, New Zealand, the sister
City to Missoula.
In 1996 she accepted a position at South Suburban Hospital in South Chicago.
Travel was one of her passions, so she jumped at the opportunity to move
to the USA as she could continue to grow as a therapist.
Later in 1996 Adena met her future to be husband Scott, camping in the
desert in Sedona, Arizona. Scott is a native Montanan. It is through his
roots that they eventually settled in Montana.
In the time that Adena has been in the USA she has worked in Indiana, Colorado,
Wyoming and Montana along with Illinois.
Adena’s work experience included providing pediatric therapy in a
school environment, running a small outpatient clinic, nursing home services,
inpatient and outpatient therapy in a hospital setting.
Adena is an active member of the Montana Physical Therapy Association.
She currently is on the board of directors serving on the Nominating committee.
She is passionate about her work with pediatric clientele. She has pursued
learning with LJ Lee with completion of the Connect Therapy series. She
is interested in allopathic areas of therapy such as craniosacral therapy
and Visceral Manipulation.
Her recreational interests are meditation, yoga, running, XC skiing and
Of course she loves spending time with Scott and her furry buddy Tango