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, warm water aquatic rehabilitation, lymphedema treatment, and sport-specific conditioning to enhance performance.
New State-of-the-Art Facility
We opened a brand new facility in July, 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.
Research has shown that lifestyle modifications including both changes to your diet and an increase in physical activity are not only the most effective way to improve your current health, but have been shown to reduce risk of future illness long-term. At RET Physical Therapy Group, our mission is to help you learn how to optimize your health and improve your quality of life. Whether you’re considering Orthopedic Surgery or just looking to be more consistent with an exercise routine, we have a solution that fits your needs. We believe that healthcare should be comprehensive and provide a Total Wellness approach to treatment. Our staff consists of Physical Therapists, Registered Dietitians and Exercise Specialists to help you learn how to eat right, move correctly and keep you accountable toward achieving your goals.
– 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.
– Our Programs –
Pre-Surgical Wellness Program:
The Pre-Surgical Wellness Program is designed to help patients reduce their BMI and optimize their range of motion and strength prior to undergoing surgery. Research has shown that this is the most effective way to both reduce complications during surgery and maximize post-surgical results. Includes visits with a Physical Therapist, Registered Dietitian and Exercise Specialist. Learn More
Medical Wellness Program:
The Medical Wellness Program is intended for those patients who are not candidates for orthopedic surgery, but are still limited by pain, and looking to improve their current health and modify their lifestyle in order to reduce risk factors for future disease. This program takes the guesswork out of developing proper nutritional habits, increasing physical activity and maintaining a healthy way of living. Includes visits with a Physical Therapist, Registered Dietitian and Exercise Specialist. Learn More
Medical Nutrition Therapy:
Nutrition is an essential part of managing and maintaining your health. Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) targets nutrition-related diseases using science-based evidence to provide treatment options that actually work. Our Registered Dietitian will assess your individual needs and work with you to design a customized and approachable nutrition plan that fits your lifestyle. Learn More
This monthly prescriptive exercise program partners you with an Exercise Specialist who will customize a gym-routine specifically tailored to your individual needs. Included in this membership are weekly updates to your workout routine and monthly check-ins to assess and monitor biometric measurements, discuss progress toward your goals as well as cardio, strength and fitness testing.
Bridge sessions are recommended for patients with limited insurance benefits who don’t have the coverage necessary to achieve their physical therapy goals. These condensed visits emphasize therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education and appropriate exercise progression.
- 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.
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
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
Kelcie Christiansen, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Kelcie completed three years towards her Bachelors degree in Psychology at Washington State University but made the life changing decision to put her BS on hold when the opportunity to pursue her dream at Pima Medical Institute presented itself. Kelcie plans to complete her BS online in the near future. With a deep passion for sports and helping others, Kelcie is working to become a Sports Clinical Specialist. On her free time, Kelcie enjoys spending good times with family and friends, painting, being active, meeting professional athletes, and collecting sports memorabilia.
Physical Therapist Assistant Degree from PIMA Medical Institute, in 2013
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
Margret Lyons, RDN, CD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Dietitian
Margret graduated from Bastyr University in 2015 with her baccalaureate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She went on to practice a portion of her dietetic internship at Good Shepherd Medical Hospital, The Institute for Healthy Living, and The University of Texas Health Science Center in northeast Texas. Rounding out her experience she finished her internship at Snoqualmie Valley School District, planning nutritious menus and teaching students healthy eating habits. 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 their goals 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 has competitively raced road bicycles and often commutes to work on her bike. She has recently run several half marathons with her next goal set on completing a full marathon.
Bachelor of Science and Nutrition, Bastyr University 2015.
- 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.“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.“Reaction Physical Therapy was terrific. I worked at both the Smokey Point clinic and the Lake Stevens clinic. Tawny and Amanda at Smokey Point got me prepared to start conditioning, while Kris and Katie at Lake Stevens, worked with me for the work conditioning program. All were encouraging and very helpful. I went through a similar injury with my other leg years ago. When I went back to work, I wasn't ready and reinjured myself. This time I am more prepared for the job and have returned to full duty with no complications. Thank You to the whole Reaction family for your hard work and help.”-Derek“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!