Elizabeth Paynter, PT

Physical Therapist

Elizabeth Paynter, PT

Physical Therapist

  • Specialty

    Physical Therapy

  • Location

    University Lake

  • Education

    Master of Physical Therapy (2001)
    University of Iowa
    Iowa City, IA

    Bachelor of Science, Biology (1998)
    Graduated Magna Cum Laude
    4-Year Division 1 Intercollegiate Swim Team
    Bradley University
    Peoria, IL


Elizabeth Paynter holds a master’s in physical therapy and a can-do spirit that has helped many people, in and out of therapeutic settings. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology, she worked full time in an outpatient clinic as a physical therapy aide. Inspired to do more, she enrolled in PT school, quickly achieved a master’s degree, and was soon guiding patients through various orthopedic conditions and surgical recoveries.

Thanks in part to her husband’s military career, she’s lived in Illinois, Iowa, Texas and Alaska. Today she and her family have settled in Eagle River and now devotes her time and energy to helping Alaskans at the OPA Therapy Clinic in Eagle River.

  • Licenses & Affiliations
    • Alaska Physical Therapist License
    • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)


The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.

OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs), and total joint replacement.

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