Our High Plains PT Team

Cody Young, PT, RPT, Owner


  • Cody is a Physical Therapist at High Plains PT. 
  • Cody attended physical therapy school at the Medical College of Ohio after attending undergrad at Bowling Green State University. 
  • Cody has been in Rapid City, self employed for 19 years and have had part ownership in a clinic in Belle Fourche, SD and recently became majority owner of another clinic in Black Hawk SD. 
  • Cody has been blessed to be in the position that He is in and could never have been as successful without the help of his wonderful wife and the numerous employees who have contributed to the success of High Plains PT. 
  • Cody has a passion for meeting new people and enjoys helping them with their health concerns but also learning from them and about their families and lives.
  • Cody truly believes that it is more about “how” we interact and treat the individual then about “what we do to them.”  He strives to give his patients his full attention go the extra mile.
  • He has 4 children from ages 13 – 20 and has enjoyed coaching them and cheering them on in their athletic endeavors.
  • He and his wife Kat also enjoy sharing time traveling and camping. 

Jason Beilstein, PT, DPT


  • Jason is a Physical Therapist at High Plains PT.
  • Jason is originally from Lodi, California and first moved to Rapid City in 2006 to attend the School of Mines.
  • After graduation, Jason moved to Newberg, Oregon and attended George Fox University where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
  • Jason enjoys working with athletes and recently received certification to be a Sportsmetrics instructor from the Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center.  (Sportsmetrics is a specialized jump training program that helps prevent ACL injuries in young athletes.)
  • When not in the clinic, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife Becky, daughter Aria, and German Shepherd Rae.

Teressa M. Sanders, MSPT, DPT


  •  Teressa is a Physical Therapist at High Plains PT.
  • She earned her Master of Science Degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University (now Georgia Southern University), Savannah, GA in 2004 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ in 2013.
  • She is certified in Trigger Point dry needling, FMT Basic Kinesiology Taping, and FMT Rockpods Cupping.
  • She has completed numerous other continuing education courses including, Yoga for Therapeutic Rehabilitation, Concussion Management, Rehabilitative Qui Gong & Tai Chi for Core and Spine Stability. 
  • She is currently in the process of earning her certification as a Pilates Instructor. 
  • Her husband is retired from the US Army, 23 years active duty, and so she has moved around and worked in Tennessee, Mississippi, Colorado, Idaho and now South Dakota. 
  • She had the privilege of working as a civilian at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital where she treated soldiers. She is accustomed to treating active duty military, retirees, and their families. 

Miranda Barrie, PTA


  •   Miranda is a Physical Therapist Assistant at High Plains Physical Therapy.
  • Miranda graduated from Carrington College in Boise Idaho with her Associates of Science in Physical Therapist Assisting in May 2019 and was Valedictorian of her class.
  • The United States Air Force brought Miranda and her husband, Nick, to South Dakota in February 2018.
  • Miranda and Nick are expecting their child, a baby girl, in October 2019.
  • Miranda chose physical therapy as a profession because of her passion for helping others feel their best.  

Kat Young, Office Administrator


  •  Kat Young is the administrator at High Plains Physical Therapy.  She is also Cody’s wife.  
  • Kat attended high school at both Warren Academy and Kerr Vance Academy and she obtained her BA in Philosophy and Religion in 1994 at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
  • After graduation Kat attended a graduate level paralegal program at Meredith College in Raleigh North Carolina and obtained her paralegal certificate in civil litigation.  The United States Air Force brought Kat to the Black Hills area and she has made this her home since 1998. 
  • Kat and Cody have four children: John, Christin, Adison & Peyton and the family is very active and close.
  • Kat is a musician and is the lead singer for a local rock-n-roll band, Common Law. 
  • At High Plains Physical Therapy, Kat handles all “behind the scenes” administrative processes and she feels the current High Plains team is “simply the best.” 

Nicky Birgen


  •  Hey everyone! I'm Nicholin (Nickel-lynn) Birgen, Nicky for short, your friendly neighborhood front office person.
  • After approximately 20 years in the book business, I changed gears and started at High Plains PT.
  • I moved to South Dakota in 2003, and I’m still confused by the ever-changing weather. I’m a huge superhero/sci-fi fantasy book, and movie geek. I love to bake, so I often bring in baked goodies.
  • I spend my off-work hours either at home trying to convince myself to get housework done, or going places with my husband and our Dachshund, Hoover.
  • We have one grandson with another on the way, and it’s so nice to be able to visit them when we can.