Sports Medicine

Cascade features extensive athletic medicine, injury rehabilitation and performance enhancement programs servicing athletes throughout Snohomish County.

Cascade physical therapists and certified athletic trainers work in conjunction with team physicians, trainers and coaches to provide:

  • Event Coverage
  • Pre-Participation Physicals
  • Sports Injury Screenings
  • Injury Prevention Education (for local high schools, junior high schools and youth athletic programs).

If you are interested in our Sports Medicine services, contact us today.

Smokey Point

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.

John Richter, Massage Therapist

Why I’m a Massage 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.

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

Silver Lake

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

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.

David Cagle, DPT

Dave graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch with a doctorate in physical therapy in 2018 and began practice at Cascade Rehab in Silver Lake. 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, foot and ankle rehab, and neurological rehab. Dave has completed the LSVT BIG program for Parkinson’s treatment and is certified as an LSVT BIG provider. Dave is currently working to earn his COMT (certified orthopedic manual therapist) certification through the Ola Grimsby Institute. Outside of work, Dave can be found skiing the deeps, backpacking the North Cascades, or hunting for DB Cooper. 

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.

Andrew Amirr, PTA

Andrew has been a Physical Therapist Assistant since 2010. Including five years at Cascade Rehabilitation in Silver Lake. He graduated from Pima Medical Institute’s PTA program in 2009 and went on to obtain certifications in Applied Functional Science and Kinesio Taping, to name a few. In his spare time, Andrew is a self-proclaimed “gym rat,” with a passion for the sport of bodybuilding, but his absolute favorite thing to do is spending time with his wife and two children.

Linda Shuger, LMP

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.

Devin Jacques, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Devin Jacques was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Arizona State University in 2008. He then attended occupational therapy school at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona where he received his Master’s in Occupational Therapy in 2011. It was at Midwestern University where Devin began to develop his passion for treating the upper extremity. Devin has worked as an occupational therapist for the last 7 years in Phoenix, Arizona, Green Bay, Wisconsin, and most recently in Denver, Colorado. He has spent the last 6 years as a hand therapist and received his CHT (Certified Hand Therapist) certification from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission in November 2017. He is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) as well. Devin specializes in the treatment of various orthopedic conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder including custom orthotic fabrication for the hand, wrist and elbow. He provides current evidence-based treatments, focusing on providing quality and individualized treatments for his patients. Devin continues to grow as a hand therapist working towards his certification in orthopedic manual therapy (COMT) for the upper extremity. Devin has recently moved from Denver, CO to Whidbey Island with his wife Jenna to be closer to family and to reap all the benefits of living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When he is not at work, Devin loves to ski, hike, and golf as well as spend time with his wife and their boxer, Charles.

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.

Maria Green, LMP

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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”.

 

 

 

 

Mount Vernon

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 7:00am-6:00pm

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.

 

Harbour Pointe

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.

Devin Jacques, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Devin Jacques was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Arizona State University in 2008. He then attended occupational therapy school at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona where he received his Master’s in Occupational Therapy in 2011. It was at Midwestern University where Devin began to develop his passion for treating the upper extremity. Devin has worked as an occupational therapist for the last 7 years in Phoenix, Arizona, Green Bay, Wisconsin, and most recently in Denver, Colorado. He has spent the last 6 years as a hand therapist and received his CHT (Certified Hand Therapist) certification from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission in November 2017. He is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) as well. Devin specializes in the treatment of various orthopedic conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder including custom orthotic fabrication for the hand, wrist and elbow. He provides current evidence-based treatments, focusing on providing quality and individualized treatments for his patients. Devin continues to grow as a hand therapist working towards his certification in orthopedic manual therapy (COMT) for the upper extremity. Devin has recently moved from Denver, CO to Whidbey Island with his wife Jenna to be closer to family and to reap all the benefits of living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When he is not at work, Devin loves to ski, hike, and golf as well as spend time with his wife and their boxer, Charles.

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.

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

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

Nick Carter, PT, DPT, Clinic Director

Why I’m a Physical Therapist: I knew early on I wanted to be a physical therapist when I began having chronic ankle sprains and started going to PT myself. MY PT made a big impact on my life and helped me to gain stability and strength that propelled me to greater heights in my sports. The ability to impact people’s lives in a positive way and allow them to achieve their personal goals has continued to push me to be a better physical therapist.
Continuing Education Commitment: My continuing education interests include completing a fellowship in manual therapy. I am also pursuing certification in additional spinal techniques for the state of Washington. I believe in continuously expanding my knowledge to include new research, and to prevent an atrophied mind. The stagnant mind gets left behind.
Personal Interests: My personal interests are varied including playing and watching sports, reading, hiking, swimming, hunting, fishing, television, and most importantly, spending time with friends and family.
Educational Background: I graduated from WSU Vancouver with honors and earned a B.S. in Biology. I then completed my DPT at Eastern Washington University.

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.

Rebekah Reed, PTA, ATRIC

Bekah was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She obtained her Associates degree from PIMA Medical Institute in Seattle. She has since been certified in Aquatic Therapy. She is passionate about helping patients achieve their goals in an aquatic setting. In her spare time Bekah enjoys kayaking and spending time with her husband and 1-year old son.

Lauren Cronin, PT

Lauren is a native of the Seattle area. She earned her BA at the University of Washington and subsequently completed her DPT at Eastern Washington University in Spokane. Lauren enjoys working with patients of all backgrounds and injury types in the orthopedic setting and is currently working towards her Orthopedic Manual Therapist certification. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys distance running, downhill skiing, and hiking.

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.