By appointment only. Last appointment scheduled one hour before closing to allow for appropriate treatment time.
Welcome to Lake Stevens Physical Therapy.
Reaction Physical Therapy provides treatment of acute and cumulative injuries, chronic injuries and conditions, post surgical rehabilitation, lymphedema treatment, and sport-specific conditioning to enhance performance.
New State-of-the-Art Facility
We opened a brand-new Medical Wellness Facility in July of 2018 with the latest equipment from Technogym ®, which allows your Physical Therapist to monitor your rehabilitation progress like never before and help you get better, faster.
At Reaction Physical Therapy, we believe that healthcare should be comprehensive and are now offering the collaborative services of Physical Therapists, Registered Dietitians and Exercises Specialists to help you meet your all of your health and wellness goals. Whether you’re in need of physical therapy, have questions regarding your diet or just looking to be more consistent with an exercise routine, we have a solution that fits your needs. To learn more about the benefits of Medical Wellness and the programs that we offer, Click Here.
– Benefits of Medical Wellness –
Evidence has shown that even moderate weight-loss achieved from a nutritionally sound diet and increased physical activity has been proven to:
Provide complete relief of chronic pain in one or more joints for up to 89% of people
Reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes
Slow the progression of Osteoarthritis
Decrease cholesterol and blood pressure and improve glucose tolerance
Significantly decrease the presence of inflammatory biomarkers
Reduce disability and physical limitations and improve performance with daily activities
Increase energy and stamina for everyday tasks
Same and Next Day Appointments Available. Call to schedule today 425.377.1290.
- Services -
Lake Stevens (Reaction Physical Therapy) provides expert care for a wide range of conditions, click the links below to learn more or call to schedule with a Physical Therapist.
Clinic Director Born and raised in Washington State, Kris attended Central Washington University where he attained his undergraduate degree in Biology and also played collegiate football. As clinic director Kris believes physical therapy should be one-on-one care customized to fit each individual’s specific goals and needs. With his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, golfing, and snowboarding.
Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Portland
Lauren Johnson, PT, DPT, CSCS
Physical Therapist Laurenjoined the Reaction Physical Therapy at Lake Stevens team in 2014– Lauren is a new grad from Columbia University that was referred to RET PT Group and Lake Stevens by Meagan Link, DPT. A native of Washington State, Lauren received her Bachelors of Science in Biology along with a minor in French from the University of Washington in 2010. She went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014. Lauren’s clinical experience includes work in Orthopedics, Inpatient Rehab and Pediatrics. She believes in tailoring each treatment session to the patient’s individual needs and has a special interest in manual therapy and working with the adolescent athlete. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys traveling, cheering for the Washington Huskies, competing in various fun runs and spending time outdoors.
Bachelors of Science in Biology from University of Washington, 2010
Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Columbia University, 2014
Ben Kelch, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant Ben is a Pacific Northwest native that grew up on the Kitsap Peninsula. He has lived in and enjoyed both Bellingham and Seattle. Ben Graduated from Green River Community College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science and became a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2017. He also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Western Washington University. Ben is interested in working with all populations and is passionate about helping people live pain-free lives. He likes educating and collaborating with patient to reach their individualized goals. In his free time, Ben enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding, hiking, watching sports, and spending time with friends and family.
Green River Community College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science
Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology from Western Washington University
Tom Daybert, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant Tom was born and raised in Lynnwood, WA and has spent time all across Washington State. He first became interested in physical therapy as a patient, rehabilitating from a soccer injury. He has since graduated from the University of Washington in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and became a licensed physical therapist assistant in July 2018. Most of his clinical experience has been in the orthopedic setting, where he has enjoyed helping patients to achieve their therapy goals. He is interested in pursuing an orthopedic Advanced Proficiency Pathway (APP) for the PTA and is always looking to learn new evidence-based manual therapy techniques. In his free time, Tom enjoys cheering on the Dawgs at Husky football games and giving his full 90 at Sounders matches, while spending time with his wife and cat.
Associate of Occupational Science Physical Therapist Assistant from Pima Medical Institute, 2018
Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Washington, 2014
Margret Lyons, RDN, CD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Dietitian Margret graduated from Bastyr University with her baccalaureate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She practiced her dietetic internship at Good Shepherd Medical Hospital, The Institute for Healthy Living, and The University of Texas Health Science Center in northeast Texas. Margret has practiced in a variety of settings including acute care for adults, neonatal nutrition, diabetic education, bariatric and weight loss nutrition, and outpatient counseling. Her counseling technique utilizes motivational interviewing to help patients reach goals that are important to them and maintain results over a lifetime. Margret’s passion for health does not end with nutrition. In her leisure time she hikes in the Cascade Mountains and scrambles up local peaks. She is a former bike racer and current marathon runner. When she is not running she enjoys fly fishing, gardening, and tasting cuisine from all parts of the world.
Bachelor of Science and Nutrition, Bastyr University 2015.
Michelle Smith, MS, RDN, CD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Obtaining her master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from Florida International University, Michelle soon after became a certified integrative wellness coach. Practicing in a large wellness company, she focused on a variety of specialty diets where, through her understanding of specific food combinations and personalized nutrition, she was able to support and promote the health of her clients. She has also worked in a variety of outpatient settings. Michelle believes the best method toward achieving lasting results is through making small, manageable changes over time. Through the combination of her nutrition knowledge and coaching style, she has helped her patients achieve a wide range of their wellness goals. Michelle’s specialties include nutrition for weight loss, nutrition for general wellbeing, and plant-based nutrition.
In her spare time, you will find Michelle whipping up some delicious plant-based meals, jogging with her rescue dogs and trying her hand at gardening
Masters of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University.
- Testimonials -
“Two years ago I began to feel pain in my left knee that reached its height when I was hobbling off Mt. Pilchuck in January. I was unable to climb or hike without experiencing sharp pains in my IT band, the fascia that runs from my hip to my knee on the outside of my left leg. I worked with Lauren twice a week for the last two months and am back to climbing, hiking, and walking PAIN FREE! I am not only back to my old self, I fell younger in my joints, hips, knees, and ankles! I haven’t felt so good after a workout since I was in high school. Thank you Lauren for making me feel better! You made it fun too!”-Rocky W.“I have been going to RET for less than two months from a broken heel and L4 vertebrae burst fracture. The treatment that I have received here has been amazing. I pushed thorugh the main and did all that was asked of me here and at home. After two months my back is almost 100% recovered and stronger than even before my accident. My heel has healed and the exercises have strengthened my food to 90%. I am very happy with all the staff and the care I received, I will refer anyone I know to RET! ”-Teddy G.“When I came to RET I was totally nonfunctional, unless you count laying on the sofa. Through hard work I have consistently come from 37% to 83% functionality upon graduating. I have been to several rehabs during my six years of needing it, but RET is completely different. They not only have great therapists that know their business, but they get to know their patients. Thanks again RET.”-Judi O.“It took me about five years to finally admit that I needed to do something about my hip pain and lack of mobility. I finally went to a surgeon who told me I needed my hips replaced, but first I needed to strengthen my muscles surrounding the hips and lose weight. He prescribed physical and nutrition therapy. After the first visit, I was given a few easy exercises to do on my bed, and I was immediately impressed at how how big of a difference it made! I could move better and some movement (like a pivoting) stopped hurting so much. I got great information from the nutritionist and I started to lose weight. I knew that being in the water made exercise a lot easier and less painful, so I asked to start there. I was soon stronger, and I felt so much better; the rewards for my work were so great. The staff was so supportive and encouraging. My first hip surgery is coming up and thanks to Maya, my physical therapist, and Margret, my nutritionist, I am ready. Pounds lighter and much stronger. These guys improved the quality of my life so much, and I am grateful for that.”-Paula M.