I started PT after a car accident. The staff was extremely helpful not just with injuries from the accident, but also other issues that had been bothering me. They are very good at communicating problems and solutions and are friendly to boot. Can’t recommend enough.
Attentive, responsive, pleasant in communication, knowledgeable staff. I got good results in a short time. Thankful to Dr. Andrew for useful information and for a program of exercises.
Doug Free, the manager at Mercer Island Physical Therapy, has a PhD in PT, and is an amazing diagnostic doctor who explains why a specific injury occurred. He also does fabulous work on your body. His entire staff is knowledgeable and excellent therapists.
I saw Anne at 7 weeks post ulnar nerve transposition. I’ve made more progress in 1 week with her than I did in those first 7. She is extremely knowledgeable and up to date on current research. I’d feel very good about sending my family and friends her way!
Kelly is amazing! I felt very comfortable and she asked all of the right questions, was super friendly, and knows exactly how to help. I always leave feeling so much better, and confident that if I do my exercises, I will heal!
Auburn – Lakeland Hills
Auburn, WA 98092
Meet the Staff
Brandi completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Eastern Washington University and her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Great Falls. She has also completed the Executive Program in Private Practice Management and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and ASTYM certified.
Brandi’s approach to treatment is a combination of manual techniques, functional exercise, and education to enhance outcomes throughout the rehabilitation process. She has taken a variety of courses to advance her learning and skills, including North American Institute of Orthopedic Manuel Therapy (NAIOMT) and Mulligan courses as well as Kinesiotaping classes. Additionally, she works with her team members to address any and all concerns her patients may have, emphasising open communication with all parties involved and active participation by her patients. Her goals are the same as her patients’– to return them to their active lifestyles prior to injury.
In her spare time, Brandi’s passion is running, which stems from her years of competing in collegiate cross country and track. She also enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking, wakeboarding and wake surfing. She and her husband, Brandon, live in Lakeland Hills with their two mini Australian Shepherds, Kam and Antonio, who accompany them on their adventures.
Pat graduated from Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho with her Bachelor’s of Kinesiology and Minor in Health Promotion. Prior to her position as Wellness Director in Lakeland, she began her career as an Exercise Specialist in a physical therapy setting, before moving to an Exercise Physiologist position for Valley Medical Center.
Continuing her education, Pat earned her Exercise Physiologist Certification from the American College of Sports Medicine, and a Precision Nutrition Certification. She also became a Certified Health and Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches Institute.
Pat believes that a team-based approach, meeting the patient where they are, is essential in preventing and managing chronic disease and injury. Her goal is to empower each patient to take charge of their own unique path to health by setting small goals, teaching corrective exercises that lead to a solid foundation for meeting exercise goals, learning how to make healthy food choices, and any other goals they may strive to meet. Each patient’s quality of life can be profoundly improved by small, attainable goals – no matter where they are starting.
Hailey graduated from West Coast University in Los Angeles with her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). Before that, she earned her undergraduate degree in Biology, Option in Physiology with a minor in Chemistry from California State University, Long Beach.
Hailey is certified in Fascial Movement Taping (FMT) basic and performance taping. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Hailey is excited to be a part of the Lakeland Sports and Spine Physical Therapy team. She specializes in working with patients of all ages with a variety of orthopedic injuries and developing plans of care tailored to the individual needs and desires of each patient.
Hailey enjoys volunteering for different organizations and sharing her passion for physical therapy.
Laura graduated from Saint Louis University with her master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, with an emphasis on medical nutrition therapy. Before that, she achieved her baccalaureate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the College of Saint Benedict, minoring in Exercise Science and Hispanic Studies. She completed her dietetic internship at Saint Louis University at various organizations throughout the St. Louis area. Laura has practiced in a variety of outpatient settings, including diabetes education, prenatal nutrition/gestational diabetes nutrition education, food allergies, bariatric and weight loss nutrition, GI diseases, nutrition throughout cancer treatment and recovery, and adult acute care.
Her counseling technique utilizes motivational interviewing to help patients reach goals that are important to them and maintain results over a lifetime.
In Laura’s spare time, she enjoys playing recreational volleyball and soccer, spending time outdoors hiking and exploring new trails, rafting and skiing, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.
– Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Saint Louis University 2019
– Bachelor of Art in Nutrition, College of Saint Benedict, Minored in Exercise Science and Hispanic Studies
Jessica earned her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Green River Community College and graduated from University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Jessica is certified in ASTYM and Mulligan techniques, and has also taken several manual therapy courses, including The North American Institute of Orthopædic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and a specialty certification in orthopedics.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys cooking, hiking, and a passion for watching True Crime shows. She lives in Orting with her husband, daughter and two dogs, Jasper and Luna.