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!
Lake Stevens – Reaction Physical Therapy
Meet the Staff
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
Justin is a new graduate who brings over two decades experience working in the fitness and wellness industry helping people meet their goals. He has worked with a variety of people throughout his career and during his DPT education including pediatrics with special needs, athletes, and adults of all fitness levels. No matter the population, Justin is most passionate about helping people return to the lifestyle and activities that are most important to them. Justin earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Fine Arts from Western Washington University in 2015 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Washington in 2019. Education:
- Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Washington, 2019
- Fine Arts Painting, Western Washington University, 2015
- American Physical Therapy Association
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 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
Amanda graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada where she received her Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health majoring in dietetics. She completed her dietetic internship with the Fraser Health Authority in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Following graduation, Amanda worked in acute care, hospital food service management, nutrition counseling and in childhood food literacy before taking the American Dietetic board exam and relocating to Seattle. Amanda uses motivational interviewing and a step wise approach in nutritional counseling to help patients reach and maintain their goals in a manner consistent with their lifestyle. In her spare time Amanda enjoys showing horses, running, traveling Europe and spending time with her Pomeranians Austin and Tesla.
- Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health Major in Dietetics, The University of British Columbia, 2017