Advanced Physical Therapy was established in 2009 to meet the needs of the Bismarck/Mandan area. A beautiful clinic layout, quick scheduling, friendly staff and unparalleled dedication to our patients, makes Advanced Physical Therapy a premier provider of rehabilitation services. Our therapists have nearly 30 years of combined experience, which assures the highest quality of care. We strive to ensure that your experience at Advanced Physical Therapy is enjoyable and successful because we know that our best advertisement is a satisfied customer.
Tony Hollar, MPT
Tony grew up in Beach, ND and graduated from Beach High School in 1995. Tony attended the University of Mary where he played basketball and high jumped. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Mary in 1999, Tony went on to receive his Master’s in Physical therapy in 2001 also from the University of Mary. He started work in Fargo at HealthSouth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center right after graduating. Tony then joined Marcus in Colby, WI at HealthSouth in 2002. He was then transferred within HealthSouth again to Brainerd, MN in 2003 to be clinic Administrator. In 2005 Tony opened his own physical therapy clinic and helped grow his business to 3 independent clinics including a fitness center. In 2009, Tony began the process of selling his ownership interest in that business venture to open Advanced Physical Therapy with Marcus.
Over the past 11 years, Tony has developed extensive skills in sports medicine, outpatient orthopedics, and geriatrics that incorporate targeted exercise, manual therapy techniques and pain relieving modalities to restore motion, balance, stability and strength to ultimately improve function and quality of life. Tony has developed areas of specialized interest in the shoulder, knee and low back and neck over the course of his career due to his own past injuries and experiences with these body parts and the fact that they present the greatest challenge for most physical therapists.
Tony is married to Kristi Hollar, a Bismarck native and graduate of Shiloh Christian School. The two met in college and have two children Ava and Pierce. In his free time, Tony enjoys playing with his kids, basketball, golfing, softball, weightlifting, biking and hunting. Tony hopes to someday go skydiving and learn to play the piano.
Marcus Hieb, MPT
Marcus grew up in Steele, ND where he graduated from Steele-Dawson High School in 1996. While growing up, he also spent summers in McClusky, ND where his family farmed. Upon graduating, he attended the University of Mary, where he played basketball and ultimately received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a master’s degree in Physical Therapy. After completing his college education in 2001, he accepted his first job as site coordinator/physical therapist at HealthSouth in Colby, WI. Then in 2003, he accepted a position at Merrill Physical Therapy in Merrill, WI as a staff physical therapist. In 2007, he accepted a position at Sport and Spine Clinic in Mosinee, WI as director of clinical operations.
Marcus has gained extensive experience (over 11 years) in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine developing a treatment style that utilizes manual techniques while implementing appropriate exercise programs to restore function. During his many years of practice, he has developed heightened skills in treating specific areas including the spine, shoulder, and knee due to their complexities and the challenges they present.
Marcus is married to Nada Hieb, who is also a physical therapist and a classmate of Marcus in physical therapy school. They have 3 children, Jackson, Mya, and Alex. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, fishing, playing basketball, and spending time with his family. He also enjoys cooking and has dreams of one day perfecting his skills on the guitar.
Nada Hieb, MPT
Nada is Advanced Physical Therapy’s women’s/men’s health specialist. She originally hails from Glendive, Montana. After moving to Bismarck she attended Century High School before graduating in 1996. She went on to attend the University of Mary and received her Bachelor’s Degree in University Studies. Nada then pursued her Masters of Physical Therapy degree also from the University of Mary, graduating in 2001. Nada practiced Physical Therapy for 9 years in Wisconsin, primarily in outpatient orthopedic settings and has provided sports coverage for high school and collegiate events. Over the course of her career, she has developed a very specialized set of skills dealing in women’s and men’s health.
After 3 years of treating incontinence, pelvic pain, prostatitis, pregnancy-related issues, and other men’s and women’s health issues, Nada received the distinguished Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) in 2010 setting her apart from other clinicians in the field as a specialist. Nada’s unique skills and abilities make her an integral part of the Advanced Physical Therapy team. Nada is married and has 3 children. She and her family reside in Bismarck. Her other interests include jogging, reading, camping and spending time with family and friends.
Matthew Bakkum, DPT
Matthew grew up in Steele, ND and graduated from Steele-Dawson High School in 2004. He was active in sports and recreational outdoor activities, which was the driving force behind him being a physical therapist. After high school, he attended North Dakota State University and then transferred to the University of Mary to pursue his education towards physical therapy. In 2010, Matt graduated from the University of Mary with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy, where shortly after he began work in Waseca, MN for Mayo Clinic. He worked for Mayo Clinic for 3 years before moving back to Bismarck to continue his therapy practice at Advanced Physical Therapy.
In his 4 years of experience, he has seen patient’s from different spectrums, such as, outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, post-operative surgery, neurological injuries, spinal/back pain rehabilitation, and inpatient rehabilitation. Matthew enjoys all aspects of therapy, but does have a passion towards orthopedics and sports medicine and rehabilitation and the return to sports training. Matthew is married to Jane Bakkum, who grew up on a rural farm northeast of Bismarck, and attended Wing High School. Matthew’s free time is spent mostly in the outdoors, where he routinely visits the golf course, enjoys running, being on the lakes, and fishing and hunting. He is extremely excited to continue to progress his physical therapy skills and practice with Advanced Physical Therapy and continue to provide treatment for all patient demographics.