Christy grew up in Spokane and attended Washington State University to obtain her Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship with the necessary courses in Biology to apply to physical therapy school. She then moved to Denver, CO to attend Regis University to achieve her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Upon graduation, she moved to Kirkland, WA to work in a manual therapy specialized outpatient clinic and participate in Ola Grimsby’s Residency and Fellowship post-doctorate programs. These programs helped build her foundation in evaluation and treatment which supports her interests in treating complex pain. She has studied visceral manipulation which is another tool in understanding and addressing how the body is interconnected to treat difficult to explain pain. She loves to help patients find how to heal and raise their level of function to thrive. Outside the world of physical therapy, Christy finds ways to get into the wilderness, soak up local arts through galleries, music, and theater, and travel abroad, nationally, and locally.
Tyler graduated from Central Washington University in 2010 with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in Athletic training. This is where he became fascinated with helping athletes return to sport and recover from injury. He then graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Lake Washington Tech in 2013 and has been working in outpatient orthopedic rehab ever since. Tyler has successfully completed a two-year Orthopedic Movement Specialist program that focuses on multi joint dynamic functional movement. This program also utilizes the implementation of Yoga, Thai Chi, and Chi Gong movement practices allowing for a dynamic, one-of-a-kind rehab experience. In addition to this, Tyler has spent the last 9 years becoming proficient in manual therapy techniques, taping, corrective exercises, and postural re-education.
Outside of PT, Tyler loves to spend time in his wood shop creating unique home decor and furniture. He started his woodworking business in 2022 with the vision of giving second life to second hand and recycled wood material. Tyler is also a hunting enthusiast and loves spending warm spring days chasing turkeys and cold fall mornings waiting for that elusive big buck. He loves to get out to his family’s orchard and lake house during the warm months where he gets to play with his two young daughters, Harper and Willa, and his wife Kelly.
In most cases, the quicker an individual goes to physical therapy, the quicker they will experience improvement. Additionally, studies have shown that choosing PT first can reduce the need for costly tests and imaging.