Smokey Point

Smokey Point

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am -6:30pm

Services

  • Physical Therapy services
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Custom Orthotics & Gait Analysis
  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Work Injury Management
  • TMJ Treatment
  • Massage Therapy

Steve Schaefer, PT, MBA

Why I’m a Physical Therapist: I suffered a back injury playing high school sports that plagued me for two seasons until I saw a physical therapist. He had me playing pain-free in just three weeks. I was amazed. I was lucky to find a career that I love early in my life that I still love as much to this day.

Continuing Education Commitment: Over my 30-year career I’ve taken a large amount of continuing education, but have focused largely on sports medicine and orthopedics. I’ve focused my career mostly on the extremities and specialize on the shoulder and knee more specifically.

Personal Interests: I love spending time with my kids and grandkids the most. I also love fishing in both fresh and salt water. Catching crabs is the best.

Educational Background: I have a degree in physical therapy from West Virginia University and a Masters of Business Administration with emphasis in healthcare from Troy University.

Elaine Andersen, PT

Why I’m a Physical Therapist: I enjoy assessing and problem solving for each patient’s condition or injury to be able to provide them with the most effective care and allow them to function at their desired level of activity.

Continuing Education Commitment: I love to continually expand my skills and take advantage of the latest advances in the field of Orthopedic Physical Therapy. I have taken continuing education in treatment of spine conditions, completing advanced courses through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. Other educational courses include: Vestibular disorders and treatment; Rehabilitation of sports injuries; Gait analysis and orthotics casting; and Application of fine wire EMG testing.

Personal Interests: I enjoy gardening – it’s my outlet for my artistic creativity. Walking, yoga, golfing and being with my family round out keeping me busy in off-work hours.

Educational Background: I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Certification in both Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

Dave Kalahar, MPT

Why I’m a Physical Therapist: I am a PT because I am inspired by being able to genuinely help people as my profession. I also take pride in being able to recognize the small accomplishments that lead to achievement of bigger goals.

Continuing Education Commitment: I have taken level I and II courses in the North American Institute of Manual therapy and am trained in Mulligan, Aquatic Therapy and Manual therapy.

Personal Interests: I enjoy fishing, downhill skiing, coaching youth sports and outdoor activities.

Educational Background: Master of Physical Therapy Degree, Eastern Washington University, 1998

Mark Roberts, DPT

Why I’m a Physical Therapist: I’ve always been mechanically inclined and enjoy helping people. Physical therapy allows me to help others while doing what I love.

Continuing Education Commitment: I am interested in continuing to develop my manual therapy skills and obtain a certification in orthopedic manual therapy (COMT).

Personal Interests: I love being in the mountains either exploring trails on my mountain bike or chasing powder on my snowboard.

Educational Background: I attended Western Washington University in Bellingham and earned a B.S. in Kinesiology. After taking a year off to work as a physical therapist aide, I attended Physical Therapy school at Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

John Richter, Massage Therapist

Why I’m a Physical Therapist: I discovered massage therapy after running a sub 2:30 marathon. Massage has many benefits for all different needs.

Continuing Education Commitment: I have extensive experience working with patients recovering from orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries and lymphedema. I also enjoy working with student athletes and older patients. I have worked as a Physical Therapy Aide in both inpatient and outpatient environments since 1990.

Personal Interests: I am a cancer survivor. I have competed at the national level as a marathon runner, achieving sub 2 hour and 30-minute times. I am also proud to be a father of two adult children, J. Michael and Alyssa.

Educational Background: I graduated from the Seattle Massage School in 1993. From 1993 to 2006 I taught Kinesiology at Ashmead College.

Patty Boettcher, PTA

Why I’m a Physical Therapist Assistant: I met a therapist when I was in high school and he was so dynamic and compassionate about his career, that I volunteered in his clinic and the rest is history.

Continuing Education Commitment: I have taken a wide variety of classes over the years to expand my knowledge base and usually with a certain patient in mind.

Personal Interests: I have a 30acre farm, 2 grown children, no grandchildren and am president of the board at my local museum.

Educational Background: I graduated from the PTA program at Green River Community College in 1980.

Smokey Point

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am -6:30pm

Services

  • Physical Therapy services
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Custom Orthotics & Gait Analysis
  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Work Injury Management
  • TMJ Treatment
  • Massage Therapy

Steve Schaefer, PT, MBA

Why I’m a Physical Therapist: I suffered a back injury playing high school sports that plagued me for two seasons until I saw a physical therapist. He had me playing pain-free in just three weeks. I was amazed. I was lucky to find a career that I love early in my life that I still love as much to this day.

Continuing Education Commitment: Over my 30-year career I’ve taken a large amount of continuing education, but have focused largely on sports medicine and orthopedics. I’ve focused my career mostly on the extremities and specialize on the shoulder and knee more specifically.

Personal Interests: I love spending time with my kids and grandkids the most. I also love fishing in both fresh and salt water. Catching crabs is the best.

Educational Background: I have a degree in physical therapy from West Virginia University and a Masters of Business Administration with emphasis in healthcare from Troy University.

Elaine Andersen, PT

Why I’m a Physical Therapist: I enjoy assessing and problem solving for each patient’s condition or injury to be able to provide them with the most effective care and allow them to function at their desired level of activity.

Continuing Education Commitment: I love to continually expand my skills and take advantage of the latest advances in the field of Orthopedic Physical Therapy. I have taken continuing education in treatment of spine conditions, completing advanced courses through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. Other educational courses include: Vestibular disorders and treatment; Rehabilitation of sports injuries; Gait analysis and orthotics casting; and Application of fine wire EMG testing.

Personal Interests: I enjoy gardening – it’s my outlet for my artistic creativity. Walking, yoga, golfing and being with my family round out keeping me busy in off-work hours.

Educational Background: I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Certification in both Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

Dave Kalahar, MPT

Why I’m a Physical Therapist: I am a PT because I am inspired by being able to genuinely help people as my profession. I also take pride in being able to recognize the small accomplishments that lead to achievement of bigger goals.

Continuing Education Commitment: I have taken level I and II courses in the North American Institute of Manual therapy and am trained in Mulligan, Aquatic Therapy and Manual therapy.

Personal Interests: I enjoy fishing, downhill skiing, coaching youth sports and outdoor activities.

Educational Background: Master of Physical Therapy Degree, Eastern Washington University, 1998

Mark Roberts, DPT

Why I’m a Physical Therapist: I’ve always been mechanically inclined and enjoy helping people. Physical therapy allows me to help others while doing what I love.

Continuing Education Commitment: I am interested in continuing to develop my manual therapy skills and obtain a certification in orthopedic manual therapy (COMT).

Personal Interests: I love being in the mountains either exploring trails on my mountain bike or chasing powder on my snowboard.

Educational Background: I attended Western Washington University in Bellingham and earned a B.S. in Kinesiology. After taking a year off to work as a physical therapist aide, I attended Physical Therapy school at Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

John Richter, Massage Therapist

Why I’m a Physical Therapist: I discovered massage therapy after running a sub 2:30 marathon. Massage has many benefits for all different needs.

Continuing Education Commitment: I have extensive experience working with patients recovering from orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries and lymphedema. I also enjoy working with student athletes and older patients. I have worked as a Physical Therapy Aide in both inpatient and outpatient environments since 1990.

Personal Interests: I am a cancer survivor. I have competed at the national level as a marathon runner, achieving sub 2 hour and 30-minute times. I am also proud to be a father of two adult children, J. Michael and Alyssa.

Educational Background: I graduated from the Seattle Massage School in 1993. From 1993 to 2006 I taught Kinesiology at Ashmead College.

Patty Boettcher, PTA

Why I’m a Physical Therapist Assistant: I met a therapist when I was in high school and he was so dynamic and compassionate about his career, that I volunteered in his clinic and the rest is history.

Continuing Education Commitment: I have taken a wide variety of classes over the years to expand my knowledge base and usually with a certain patient in mind.

Personal Interests: I have a 30acre farm, 2 grown children, no grandchildren and am president of the board at my local museum.

Educational Background: I graduated from the PTA program at Green River Community College in 1980.