Therapists


Russ Gatenby, RPT

Russ graduated from the University of Utah in 1990.  He has had 19 years of experience as a physical therapist.  Most of that time has been spent in private practice at Human Performance Institute.  He has had extensive experience in orthopedic related rehabilitation as well as treatment and prevention of sports, auto and work related injuries.  He enjoys working with and getting to know people and finds his profession fun and rewarding.  He participates in continuing education on a regular basis and tries to keep current on the latest and most effective treatment techniques.  Russ enjoys being in the outdoors spending time with his family and friends.  His hobbies include mountain biking, cycling, scuba diving, jeeping, traveling and camping.


Bob Sumsion, MSPT

Bob has worked over 20 years as a physical therapist. He earned an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and then completed his masters degree/physical therapy training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Since graduation Bob has had experience in both orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation. As a therapist at Human Performance Institute he has had the opportunity of working with a variety of patients ranging from young athletes with sports injuries to older patients who have had joint replacement surgery. Regardless of the reason for therapy, Bob enjoys taking the time to understand his patient’s concerns and tailer the rehabilitation process to that individual’s needs. Outside of work Bob enjoys spending time with his wife, seven children, and friends. His interests include mountain biking, diving, tennis, and traveling.


Sharla Natter, DPT, ATC

Sharla graduated from Brigham Young University with her Bachelors in Athletic Training in 2006 specializing in sports medicine and rehabilitation. During her time at BYU, she worked and traveled with numerous sports teams including the BYU football, basketball, and gymnastic teams. Sharla continued her education receiving her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah in 2010. Sharla currently treats all ages including pediatrics and has focused her postgraduate studies on treating orthopedic injuries as well as women’s health issues including incontinence, pelvic pain, and pregnancy. She completed her doctorate project on stress urinary incontinence and the benefits of physical therapy. Sharla is a member of the NATA and a certified clinical instructor by the APTA. Sharla is happily married with a new baby boy and maintains an active lifestyle.