Auburn Staff - Outpatient Physical Therapy

Auburn Staff

J Stewart Kent, Maple Valley, Auburn & Puyallup, WA

Jessica Stewart

Physical Therapist, DPT, OCS
Clinic Lead: Auburn

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She’s a Kansas City girl and will always be a Jayhawk.  With some convincing, Jessica is bound to become a Seattle sports fan too! 

Because she has always loved sports and exercise, Jessica pursued a career in physical therapy (PT).  She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas before going to PT school at Missouri State University, and Jessica is also a Licensed Massage Therapist. 

At OPT, Jessica loves that she is able to spend ample time with their patients.  As a Physical Therapist, she enjoys helping people maintain active lifestyles and return to the activities they love. 

Education: 

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Missouri State University
  • Undergraduate Degree, University of Kansas

Advanced Certifications: 

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

Certifications:

  • Licensed Massage Therapist

Interests:

An avid road tripper, North Dakota and Alaska are the only states west of Illinois that Jessica has not visited.  Favorite vacation spots by air include Hawaii, New Zealand and Ecuador.  When she is not working or traveling, you’ll find Jessica at concerts, trying new outdoor activities, skiing and reading.

Hanna Orcutt

Physical Therapist, DPT 
Clinic: Auburn


“I want to do anything I can to make my patients’ lives better. I want them to feel like they can be open and honest with me, so I can really understand where they’re at.”

After graduating from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee, Hanna decided to study physical therapy in graduate school to learn more about the interaction between the mind, body and spirit. In 2017, she graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from South College in Knoxville, Tennessee.

As a Physical Therapist, she loves developing relationships with a wide variety of people, and the challenge of figuring out how to best help each person. Hanna says, “I want to do anything I can to make my patients’ lives better. I want them to feel like they can be open and honest with me, so I can really understand where they’re at.”

Education:

Doctor of Physical Therapy- South College

Bachelor Degree- Christian Brothers University

Interests:

You can find Hanna both coaching and playing volleyball in her free time. Her love for volleyball also led her to play in the semi-pro Puget Sound Premier Volleyball League. Hanna also loves to spend time with her family.

Sol Kryder

Physical Therapist, DPT 
Clinic: Auburn


“The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.” – Dalai Lama

Sol pursued a career in physical therapy because he wanted the opportunity to meaningfully improve the quality of life for others. After completing his undergraduate degree at Lewis and Clark State College, he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Montana.

He is a vestibular rehabilitation specialist, and appreciates the opportunity to provide high quality care at OPT. Sol enjoys getting to know his patients and problem-solving along with them.

Education:

Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Montana

Bachelor Degree, Lewis and Clark State College

Interests:

He loves to cook, ride motorcycles, explore new places and fish. On vacation, you’ll find Sol by water somewhere – usually, in a boat or on the beach. While he can’t play the harmonica, he can almost touch her toes. Almost!

Staff Evie Edwards Kent, Maple Valley, Auburn & Puyallup, WA

Evie Edwards

Physical Therapist Assistant, PTA
Clinic: Auburn

“I love being able to teach and give the patients the tools and education to reach their goals and return to their lives.”

She loves music, sings and plays in the handbell choir at her church. Evie is also a flute player, board/trivia game player and reader who adores authors Janet Evanovich and Catherine Coulter.

After earning her BS in Biology from Concordia University Irvine, working as a Physical Therapy Aide and experiencing chronic low back pain herself, Evie went to Whatcom Community College to become a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). She sees physical therapy as the perfect combination of teaching, helping people, and learning about the amazing human body. Getting to know her patients personally and helping them return to the things they love are what Evie finds most fulfilling about being a PTA. Working at OPT, she appreciates that no day is ever exactly the same and the opportunity to treat a wide variety of people.

Education: 

  • Bachelor Degree, Concordia University Irvine

Interests:

New cultures, food and languages intrigue Evie. Although her favorite vacation spot is Hawaii, she once jumped through a hole in the Alaskan ice…on purpose.

Coming-Soon

Joane Arceo

Physical Therapist Assistant, PTA
Clinic: Auburn

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Coming Soon!

Education: 

  • Coming Soon!

Interests:

Ron Lund

Physical Therapist Assistant, PTA
Clinic: Auburn

” ‘Tis nothing either good or bad, but thinking does make it so.”

 

After watching his dad’s post-stroke rehabilitation, Ron was inspired to change careers so that he could finish his working life doing something that made a difference in the lives of others.  He quit his job and enrolled in PIMA Institute’s Physical Therapist Assistant program.

At OPT, Ron appreciates the team oriented approach to patient care, and he loves knowing that he helped someone achieve a milestone in their rehabilitation. He wants his patients to know that their success is his number one priority and he will do everything he possibly can to help them achieve their goals.

Education: 

Physical Therapy Assistant Program, PIMA Medical Institute

Interests:

Out of the clinic, you’ll find Ron hiking, trail running, cycling or weightlifting. He loves the mountains and vacationing in Bend, Oregon. He is an Air Force Veteran, and has ridden the famous “Sea to Sun” bicycle route on the island of Maui.

Kevin Kent, Maple Valley, Auburn & Puyallup, WA

Kevin Smith

Massage Therapist, LMP
Clinic: Auburn

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With a culinary degree and a passion for making tables out of old doors, Kevin’s career path could have gone in many different directions. But when he experienced the benefits of massage therapy firsthand, he wanted to share this with others.
Kevin went to massage therapy school at the Cortiva Institute in Federal Way, and he now enjoys seeing patients heal and progress.

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Education: 

Licensed Massage Therapist program from Cortiva Institute

Interests: 

Kevin lives with his wife, Rebecca, son, Charlie, and two cats, Smoker and The Bandit, and spends his free time reading, cooking and doing outdoor projects.