Monthly Archives: August, 2018

  1. Mind your back(pack) during back-to-school

    From homework and tests to extra-curricular activities, students already shoulder plenty of weight during back-to-school time. Their backpacks should be the least of their worries.

    Unfortunately, due to the lack of awareness or simple disinterest (or both), backpacks can pose a health risk to kids and students of all ages.

    “Wearing a backpack incorrectly or wearing one that’s too heavy can be a contributing risk factor for discomfort, fatigue, muscle soreness and pain, especially in the lower back,” said Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, an expert on school ergonomics and the healthy growth and development of school-age children.

    Statistics back her assessment.

    The American Occupational Therapy Association estimates that about 79 million students across the U.S. carry school backpacks. Among these, nearly 22,000 strains, sprains, dislocations and fractures – ailments caused by improper backpack use – were reported by medical providers in 2013, according to the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission.

    “I put backpack problems into the ‘overuse injury’ category,” said pediatric orthopedist Robert Bruce of the Emory School of Medicine. “Many attribute their back pain to heavy book bags.”

    And while weight is certainly a key factor, the way backpacks are designed, lifted and worn can also contribute to discomfort, pain and injury in students. The good news: much of this is preventable.

    In this spirit, the therapists at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc., offer the following tips for kids, parents and teachers:

    Select the Right Pack: Choose a pack that’s no larger than 75 percent of the length of your child’s back. Wide straps keep the pack from digging into the shoulders, and a padded back adds comfort and protection.

    Lighten the Load: A loaded backpack should never be heavier than 10 percent of a child’s weight.

    Distribute the Weight: Use multiple pockets and compartments to distribute the weight of the items inside the pack. Keep heavier items closer to your child’s back, while light and/or sharp items (pens, scissors, etc.) should be stored away from the back.

    Lift with the Knees: Teaching your child about proper lifting will offer a lifetime of protection for his/her back. Children should always lift their backpack using their knees, not their waists.

    Adjust and Carry: Insist your child always carry his or her pack using both shoulder straps, with the sternum strap and hip belt (if part of the pack) tightly secured. Adjust the shoulder straps so the backpack rests snugly against the back, below the shoulders yet above the hips.

    Watch for Warning Signs: Signs your child’s backpack is too heavy or not fitted properly include difficulty picking up and/or putting on the pack, pain when wearing, tingling or numbness in the arms or legs, strap marks left behind on the shoulders, or a change in posture while wearing the backpack.

    Seek Advice from a Physical Therapist: Licensed physical therapists (PTs) are specially trained to prevent injury, reduce pain and restore mobility. Seek the advice of a physical therapist to learn more about properly selecting and wearing a backpack.

    “I think the backpack is a nice tool, but investigate which type of pack seems to be the most comfortable for your child,” summarized Dr. James Weinstein, chair of orthopedics at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. “And don’t put everything, including the kitchen sink, in it. It can’t be their home away from home.”

     

    SOURCES:

    AOTA: 1, 2, 3’s of Basic Backpack Wearing
    http://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/Backpack/meet-your-backpack-8-2014.pdf

    AOTA: Back Facts: What’s All the Flap About
    http://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/Backpack/Whats%20All%20the%20Flap%20About.pdf

    Everyday Health: Is Your Child’s Backpack Causing Chronic Back Pain?
    http://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/back-to-school/backpack-causing-chronic-back-pain/

    NPR: Surgery & Back Pain
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5252993

    APTA – More Forward: Backpack Safety
    http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Resources/Detail.aspx?cid=ec576128-8e7e-4afc-87a0-e6ace64bcf0a#.Vbq2ZflVg5s

Arlington

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am – 1:00pm; 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Services

  • Physical Therapy services
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Gait Analysis

 

  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Work Injury Management
  • TMJ Treatment
  • Massage Therapy
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation
  • BPPV Treatment

Mark Roberts, DPT, COMT
Clinic Director

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.
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.

Heather Wharton, PT, DPT

Why I’m a Physical Therapist: I am passionate about helping others regain or improve their physical capabilities to return to doing the activities they enjoy.

Continuing Education Commitment: I am committed to lifelong learning with a special interest in manual therapy. I am certified in myofascial decompression with the use of negative pressure and am working towards a Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy through the Ola Grismby Institute.

Personal Interests: I love all things sports related and I am a Notre Dame fanatic. I like to golf, hike, paddle board, and travel the world in my free time.

Educational Background: I received a B.A. in Biology at Drury University in 2014 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Southwest Baptist University in 2017.

Why I’m a Physical Therapist: I am passionate about helping people regain and improve their functional mobility, in addition to empowering patients with education and tools to improve their overall health and wellbeing. 

 

Karis Eikenberry, PT, DPT

Education Commitment: I am interested in continuing to develop my pelvic health, intrapartum, and postpartum maternal health skills, in addition to working towards my Orthopaedic Specialist Certification. 

Personal Interests: I love spending my time with my husband and two boys exploring our local community and trails, and spending time with family and friends cheering on the Seahawks. 

Educational Background: I attended Western Washington University in Bellingham and earned a B.S. in Kinesiology in 2010, and received my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington in 2014. 

Noelle Pratte, OTR/L

Bio Coming soon

 

 

 

Justin Hicks, PTA

Why I’m a Physical Therapist Assistant: Growing up watching and playing sports, I have always been fascinated by how the human body works. I also just enjoy people. Physical therapy allows me to pursue my passion while helping those return to life and function.
Continuing Education Commitment: I feel it’s important to never settle and stop learning. I try to learn new ways to do things from each therapist I work with. I hope to get the opportunity to explore Neurokinetic Therapy and the Fascial Distortion Model in the near future.
Personal Interests: I commit majority of my free time raising 3 boys along side my wife, Rachel. We try to be active with water activities, hikes, and trips to the park especially when the weather is good. When I can escape, I like to play golf, catch a game, bbq, and hang with some friends.
Educational Background: I grew up locally and attended high school in Lake Stevens. I earned a BS in Kinesiology from Washington State University. Go Cougs!! I graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Whatcom CC in Bellingham in 2009.

Leisha Briggs, PT Aide

Heather Davidson, PSR

Ana Linares, PSR

Everett, 19th Ave

Hours:
Monday – Thursday 7am – 6:40pm
Friday – 7am-6pm
Saturday 7am – 1pm

Services

  • Physical Therapy services
  • Hand Therapy
  • Custom Hand Splints & Orthotics
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Custom Orthotics & Gait Analysis
 

  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Work Injury Management
  • TMJ Treatment
  • Headaches/Chronic Pain

Jeff Kriegel, DPT, CMPT, CSCS, Clinic Director

Jeff has been practicing physical therapy with Cascade Rehab since graduating from the University of Puget Sound in 2000. Over the last 17 years, he has obtained his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credential thru the NSCA and his Certified Manual Physical Therapist designation thru the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Jeff is a clinical instructor, assisting in the education process for many new therapists and exercise physiologists over the years. He has volunteered his time for event coverage with Mariner and Cascade High Schools. He also served as the team physical therapist for the Everett Aquasox prior the birth of his two children. Jeff has a long history of treating spine and extremity injuries in the Everett area. He believes in empowering patients through education on their condition and the rehabilitation process to ensure the best outcomes. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys woodworking, watching/coaching his two girl’s sports, camping and hiking with the whole family, and rooting on the Huskies!

Janet Chen Fowler, MPT, CMPT

Janet has been practicing physical therapy for over 19 years in an outpatient orthopedic setting, the last 16 years at Cascade Rehab. She graduated from the Eastern Washington University with a Master’s Degree in physical therapy and went on to obtain certifications in manual therapy (through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy), vestibular rehabilitation (through the Herdman Certification Program from Emory University), and Craniosacral Therapy (through Bastyr University). Janet’s philosophy in the treatment of her clients is looking at the whole person and finding/treating the part(s) of the body driving the client’s dysfunction and/or pain. Janet is married and has two active boys in elementary school. Winston, the family’s mini schnauzer, has all of them well trained. She finds joy spending time with her family and friends, traveling, learning and experiencing new things. She also loves food.

Brandon Winchell,PT, DPT

Brandon earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2019 from Creighton University and his Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Gonzaga University in 2014. He has taken continuing education courses in IASTM. His mission is to provide holistic care, incorporating the values and goals of each patient to improve function in an individualized and meaningful way. Brandon enjoys working with a variety of age ranges and populations, including post-surgical, chronic pain, sports injuries, and neurologic disorders. Brandon was born in Tacoma, WA and has practiced in the Pacific Northwest since graduating. He grew up playing sports including swimming, cross country and has always had a love for the outdoors. On weekends, he can be found backpacking in the Cascades, climbing Washington’s volcanoes, scuba diving in the Puget Sound or rooting on the Seattle sports teams.

Denise Blackwell, PT

Denise has been practicing physical therapy for over 25 years in an outpatient orthopedic setting in Everett. She graduated from Loma Linda University in physical therapy in 1988 and moved to the NW with her husband and daughters in 1992. She enjoys working with all patients  to achieve their goals for functional rehabilitation using manual therapy and exercise prescription. She loves being outside with her family and dog hiking and biking.

Joseph Rizk, PT, DPT

Joseph graduated from Arcadia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2021. He earned a Business Administration Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in finance from the University of Washington in 2013. After briefly working in finance, Joseph decided to go back to school and pursue his passion in physical therapy. His approach is to maximize functional mobility for a greater quality of life, “It’s all about empowering people to help them meet their goals!” Joseph enjoys working with a variety of different populations and diagnoses, including orthopedic injuries, chronic pain, vestibular dysfunction, post-concussion, and neurologic conditions. He enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, watching/playing sports, playing with his dog, going to the gym, and spending time with family and friends. He also loves his fiancé very much (she did not tell him to say that).

Christy Green, OTR/L, CHT

Christy grew up in the Puget Sound area and received her bachelors of science in occupational therapy from The University of Puget Sound in 2000. She started her occupational therapy career in the United States Army, serving on active duty for four years at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. While in the Army, she earned a special designation as an Upper Extremity Neuromusculoskeletal Evaluator. She then relocated to Washington State and has been working at Cascade Rehabilitation since 2004. Christy earned the distinguished designation as a Certified Hand Therapist in 2007. Since then she has continued to advance her clinical skills by attending advanced hand training seminars and with regular review of current peer reviewed literature. She is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists. In addition to spending time with her husband and three children, Christy enjoys singing with her church’s worship team and with the Mill Creek Chorale.

Robynn Oczkewicz, OTR/L, CHT

Robynn grew up living in various places in the United States and Europe as part of a military family.  She fell in love with occupational therapy while completing her Bachelor’s of Science at the University of Idaho.  The year 2000 brought Robynn to the beautiful pacific northwest and the University of Puget Sound to complete her Masters in Occupational Therapy.  During her education, she developed an interest in injury care as well as injury prevention.  Not long after graduation in 2002, she came to Cascade Rehabilitation and has worked at each clinic throughout her years with the company. During this time, Robynn developed a passion for understanding the mechanics of the upper extremity. She went on to   attend a prestigious Hand Therapy Fellowship at the Philadelphia Hand Center in early 2008.  When eligible later in 2008, she passed the exam and has successfully completed study and work requirements to maintain her certification.  She currently works part time closer to home also treating upper extremity injuries in outpatient therapy at Skagit Valley Hospital.  Robynn balances her passion for working with patients with her love of being at home with her three young sons, working in the garden and hanging out with her chickens.

Noelle Pratte, OTR/L

Noelle obtained her Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy w/ a minor in Biology at Mt. Mary College in Milwaukee, WI in 1990 and relocated to Washington over 20 yrs ago.  She has strong foundation of clinical skills acquired at her first job at a Level 1 trauma hospital in Milwaukee that included a wide variety of diagnoses such as Burn Rehab, Medical/Cardiac Intensive Care, Inpatient Acute Care & Rehab, Parkinson’s Disease and more. She has spent the majority of the last 20+ yrs in UE/Hand Therapy and is an active member in the Hand Therapy community and the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT). Her strengths lie in her wholistic approach, ability to connect w/ her clients to foster the best outcomes as well as her manual therapy & soft tissue skills. In his spare time, Noelle enjoys the mountains, hiking, live music/music festivals and raising/spending time w/ her English Mastiffs w/ specialized therapy dog certifications.

Andrea Vos, PTA

During Andrea’s career as a dancer and fitness instructor, she became increasingly interested in helping people attain and improve wellness through movement and natural means. Her experience as a Certified Personal Trainer and as a Chiropractic Assistant provided a great introduction, but never fully addressed the complete picture of why someone is having pain or experiencing difficulty executing a movement properly and then how to solve this more comprehensively. She decided to go back to school and become a Physical Therapist Assistant in order to work hands-on with people as individuals, each with their unique needs and goals, and make a positive impact by teaching them how to allow their bodies to heal themselves. She is fortunate to be a part of the team at Cascade – Silver Lake and to work part-time at our sister clinic, Summit in Snohomish, as she is regularly exposed to new and different ideas and techniques from a variety of experienced Physical Therapists. Additionally, she enjoys the opportunities to advance and expand her skills both as a PTA and a Group Fitness Instructor with continuing education courses, such as Muscle Energy Technique, PNF, and different fitness formats. Outside of the clinic, she specializes in teaching Barre fitness classes which are a huge complement to the principles of rehab exercise and provide a safe environment for students to learn stability and core control as well as sculpt their figures. In her spare time, she enjoys taking and teaching dance classes, “dinking”, reading, bike riding, hiking, and traveling both internationally and exploring the beautiful PACNW. After relocating to Seattle from Chicago in 2011 with her amazing fiancée, Mohamed, she is happy that her immediate family is now all within reasonable driving distance from each other for the first time in many years, including her step-children, whom are best described as “awesome”.

Linda Shuger, LMT

Graduated from Seattle Massage School and became licensed in 1994. I’ve been with Cascade Rehab at their Colby, Harbour Pt., and Silverlake locations since 1998. Started in the PT department and soon moved over to OT/Hand Therapy full time. OT allowed me to use my massage skills daily which I am thankful for and enjoy very much. I’ve worked with the best hand therapists over the years and I’ve learned so much from all of them! My non-work time is dedicated to my family, my 2 cats Joey and Gabby, animal activism, music, whale watching, beach time at Picnic Pt., and naps.

Maria Green, LMT

Maria has been practicing locally as a medical massage practitioner for over 17 years.  She graduated from Ashmead School of Massage in 2003.  Maria has worked in various facilities with experience in maternity, post surgical, physical rehabilitation and spa treatments.  She strongly believes that communication and honesty is key to meeting treatment goals. Maria exhibits great care and concern for her clients and enjoys making clients feel safe and comfortable. Her hobbies include cooking, exercising, gardening and spending time with my family, cats, dogs, and fish included!

 

 

Mount Vernon

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Services

  • Physical Therapy services
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Custom Orthotics & Gait Analysis
 

  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Work Injury Management
  • TMJ Treatment
  • Headaches

Dave Cagle, PT, DPT, Clinic Director

Dave started practice at Cascade Rehabilitation in 2018 after graduating from the University of Texas Medical Branch with a doctorate in physical therapy. A native of Texas, Dave moved to Washington to escape the heat and explore the beauty of the PNW. Dave served in the US Army as a Special Forces Medical Sergeant, receiving numerous awards for his service during overseas operations while gaining a wealth of experience in healthcare. An undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin provided Dave with a solid foundation in scientific research and fuels his desire to provide evidence-based care to his patients. Current areas of interest include sports rehab, vestibular rehab, and foot and ankle rehab. Dave is currently working to earn certifications in manual therapy and vestibular therapy. Outside of work, Dave can be found skiing the steeps, backpacking the North Cascades, or hunting for DB Cooper.

Jordan Heisler, PTA

Jordan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Minor in Media Analysis from Arizona State University in 2011. He then obtained his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Whatcom Community College in 2016. Jordan was introduced to the field of physical therapy for the first time as a high school athlete. Even though it wasn’t always fun, the overall experience was quite positive which is what prompted him to pursue a career path as a PTA. Jordan loves this field of work because he gets to interact and build rapport with a very diverse population. He believes the best part of his job is being involved in a patient’s road to recovery (working closely with each person to help maximize their potential) so that they can achieve both their short and long-term goals. He has been a big Seattle sports fan since childhood. In addition to his passion for the Seahawks and Mariners, Jordan is a big advocate of bringing the Sonics back to Seattle. He also loves to travel – whether it’s visiting family in different parts of the country or flying to watch the Seahawks play on the road. In his spare time, you can find Jordan in the kitchen cooking, barbecuing outside on the grill, shooting hoops, attending sporting events, playing Madden on Xbox, or hanging out with friends.

 

Mukilteo

Hours:
Monday, Wednesday: 7:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 6:30am-7:00pm
Friday: 7:00am-5:00pm

Services

  • Physical Therapy services
  • Hand Therapy
  • Custom Hand Splints & Orthotics
  • Spine Rehabilitation and Extremities
  • Sports Medicine
  • Running Rehabilitation Program
 

  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Work Injury Management
  • TMJ Treatment
  • Headaches
  • Chronic/Persistent pain

Dale Hoistad, PT, CMPT, CHP, FAAOMPT, Clinic Director

Dale has been practicing in the Mukilteo/Everett area for 30 years. He has completed 3 long-term post graduate certifications beginning with a year-long Fellowship Residency in the San Francisco Bay Area. He then went on to complete a long-term Hellerwork Training program which includes manual treatment of the myofascial system. The latest certification was a Level III proficiency through The North American Institute of Manual Therapy and he’s currently focusing on additional courses from the Institute of Physical Art. Dale is a Lifetime Fellow in the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapy. In his free time, he enjoys tennis, bicycling, hiking/backpacking and trying to keep up with his wife and teenage children.

Robert C. Rinke, PT, DC, FAAOMPT

Robert practices as a physical therapist and Doctor of Chiropractic. He received his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West. He also earned a Bachelors degree in Sociology and a Masters degree in Kinesiology from the University of Washington. Dr. Rinke’s training includes the six-month Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) residency at Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center, Vallejo, CA, the Folsom Physical Therapy Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OMT) Residency, Folsom, CA, and Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, San Jose, CA. In 1991 Dr. Rinke passed the final examination in the Kaltenborn-Evjenth Nordic System for Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist (OMPT) according to the International Federation of Orthopedic Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT) standards. In 1994 Dr. Rinke was named one of the first full Fellows in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT) and is now a lifetime Fellow. Dr. Rinke has taught short courses in PNF and OMT since 1986.

Natalie B. Lew, PT

Natalie earned her physical therapy degree at California State University, Northridge in 1981. Ms. Lew completed the three-month residency program in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) at Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation in Vallejo, CA in 1982 and emphasized treating neurological rehab patients early in her career. In 1984 she became interested in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OMT) and moved to the Sacramento, CA area to further her training. Ms. Lew successfully completed the year-long Folsom Physical Therapy Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OMT) Program in 1987, and repeated it in residency in 1988 while working in the area as Orthopedic Clinical Specialist at an area hospital outpatient clinic. She has taught short courses in PNF since 1984, and OMT since 1990.

Elizabeth Peterson, DPT

Liz has been with Cascade since graduating from the University of Puget Sound with a doctorate in physical therapy. She enjoys working with patients of all backgrounds, using manual therapy and exercise prescription to help them return to the activities that matter most to them. Prior to becoming a physical therapist she was a cycling coach, and she enjoys teaching and empowering patients to reach their personal goals. She is currently pursuing a certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. In her spare time she is an avid runner, cyclist, and climber.

Noelle Pratte, OTR/L

Noelle obtained her Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy w/ a minor in Biology at Mt. Mary College in Milwaukee, WI in 1990 and relocated to Washington over 20 yrs ago.  She has strong foundation of clinical skills acquired at her first job at a Level 1 trauma hospital in Milwaukee that included a wide variety of diagnoses such as Burn Rehab, Medical/Cardiac Intensive Care, Inpatient Acute Care & Rehab, Parkinson’s Disease and more. She has spent the majority of the last 20+ yrs in UE/Hand Therapy and is an active member in the Hand Therapy community and the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT). Her strengths lie in her wholistic approach, ability to connect w/ her clients to foster the best outcomes as well as her manual therapy & soft tissue skills. In his spare time, Noelle enjoys the mountains, hiking, live music/music festivals and raising/spending time w/ her English Mastiffs w/ specialized therapy dog certifications.

Hailey Garcia, PTA

Hailey has been practicing as a Physical Therapist Assistant since 2014 after graduating Pima Medical Institute’s Physical Therapist Assistant program in Seattle, WA. Since graduation she has spent her time practicing in an outpatient orthopedic setting and continuing her education through mentorship programs. In 2017 she became a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. She was also recognized through the APTA for attaining the PTA Advanced Proficiency of Orthopedics Certification after a year of course work, testing and clinical mentorship. When not at work Hailey spends time with her husband and son enjoying all that the beautiful PNW has to offer.

 

Everett, Broadway

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7:00am- 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am- 1:00pm

Services

  • Physical Therapy Services
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Hellerwork
  • Custom Orthotics & Gait Analysis
 

  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Work Injury Management
  • TMJ Treatment
  • Headaches
  • Chronic Pain

Jessica Sved, PT, DPT, Clinic Director

Jessica grew up on Whidbey Island and completed her bachelor’s degree in human physiology at Gonzaga University.  After taking a year off, she completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Creighton University and graduated at the top of her class with honors. Jessica loves treating all injuries but is especially passionate about working with the geriatric population and treating vestibular disorders. She loves helping people maximize their potential through personalized holistic care and takes time to educate patients to help them feel empowered in their rehabilitation journey. In her spare time, she enjoys running and hiking with her husband and dog, as well as playing tennis, pickleball, going to the movies and exploring new restaurants.

Patrick McKilligan, PT

Patrick is originally from Vancouver, Canada. He received his B.S. from University of Puget Sound. He specializes in treating the spine, low back, sacroiliac joints and the neck. Patrick is a dedicated runner and enjoys gardening.

 

Kirsti Griffin, PT

Kirsti is originally from Portland, Oregon and she obtained her Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Washington. She has been practicing Physical Therapy in an Everett orthopedic outpatient clinic for over 25 years. Kirsti enjoys working with all patients and feels fortunate to learn something new on a daily basis. She strives to help her patients optimize their functional rehabilitation potential through her manual skills and exercise prescription. She has co-developed Cascade’s aquatic therapy program which continues to grow and serve her diverse patient population. Away from the clinic, she can be found outside. She loves to run and walk through the neighborhood, cheer for her daughters and enjoy the Pacific Northwest waters boating with her husband.

Jasmine Dosanjh, PT, DPT

Jasmine grew up in Bakersfield, CA and graduated from California State University, Bakersfield with her bachelors of science in Biology. After taking a short break, Jasmine completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Washington. Jasmine loves treating all patients but is particularly interested in working with patients who have undergoing or currently being treated for a cancer diagnosis. Jasmine strives to be a positive source of energy for all patients who are seeking to optimize their rehabilitation potential. Aside from the clinic, she loves to try out local food, hiking and dancing with her friends, and exploring the wonders of the Pacific Northwest.

Kylee Hilde, PTA

Kylee grew up in Lake Stevens and graduated from Western Washington University with her bachelors of science in Kinesiology and a minor in sports psychology. She went on to further her education to become a physical therapist assistant from Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Kylee grew up laying volleyball and tennis and is now assistant coaching high school volleyball. In her spare time she enjoys traveling the United States with her fiance and has made it her personal goal to see all 50 states. Additionally, to stay active, she makes time for hiking and biking on local trails. She is extremely passionate about health and well being and incorporates that passion into her practice as a physical therapist assistant.