Growing up in a family of ten children, Adam played a lot of sports and had a paper route at age 5. With his wife and two children, Natalie and Crew, he travels to Minnesota for family reunions and spending summer vacations at the family lake house.
Sports injuries that required a lot of physical therapy inspired Adam to study Exercise Science at Brigham Young University before earning both his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy from the University of Utah. He holds multiple advanced clinical certifications, including Board Certifications in Sports and Orthopedics, as well as a teaching certificate from Central Washington University. He also works as a Sports and Health Science teacher at Tahoma High School.
Adam appreciates that OPT supports his professional advancement and interest in treating athletes. As a Physical Therapist, he loves building relationships with patients and being part of helping them return to full function. In 2002, he seized the opportunity to work with elite athletes at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
- Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Utah
- Masters of Physical Therapy, University of Utah
- Bachelor’s of Science-Exercises Science, Brigham Young University
- CTE Teaching Certification-Central Washington University
- Sports Certified Specialist (SCS)
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
- Sportsmetrics (ACL prevention)
- Certification – Kinesio Taping (CKTP)
- Career Tech Educator (CTE)
- American Physical Therapy Association
- Sports Physical Therapy Section
- National Strength and Conditioning Association
- Red Cross first responder
- Washington Educators Association
Interests: When he’s not working, teaching or spending time with his family, Adam enjoys sports, working out, yardwork, reading and being a clean freak. He is currently learning to play the guitar and perfect his Bigfoot calls.
Marina’s personal experience with physical therapy while growing up and her interest in learning about the human body inspired her to become a Physical Therapist. After graduating with her Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University, Marina earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.
- Doctorate in Physical Therapy Degree, Franklin Pierce University
Undergraduate degree, Brandeis University
Interests: Marina loves having a career focused on health and helping people. When she’s not working, she enjoys yoga, swimming, art, dance, cooking and hiking. Fun facts about Marina: She would rather shop for groceries than clothes, and she once cheered at halftime of a Seattle Storm game!
Ashley studied Kinesiology and pre-physical therapy at Western Washington University before graduating from Lake Washington Tech’s Physical Therapist Assistant program. As a PTA, she loves the one-on-one interaction with her patients and the opportunity to help people accomplish their goals.
- Physical Therapist Assistant, Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Interests: Ashley has been sky diving and bungee jumping, and she loves to travel. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and taking group exercise classes.
If she’s not at a Mariners game, you can be sure she’s watching it on TV. Cathy doesn’t have any pets, but if she did, she would have a cat named Endy Chavez.
Cathy’s love for sports and early interest in Sports Medicine inspired her to pursue a career in physical therapy. As a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), she enjoys helping people get back to what they want to do. She appreciates OPT’s fun and energetic team atmosphere where everyone feels known when they walk in the door.
- AAS, Physical Therapist Assistant Program, GRCC
Interests: Cathy’s desire to help others took her to all the way to Kenya, where she spent five months working with young children in the slums. When she’s not working or watching baseball, she and her husband explore new places together.
She once ran a race against one of the fastest women in Australia, and she traveled with the Washington State University football team for 2 years as an athletic training intern. Corinne loves any and all sports.
Her love for sports and helping highly motivated people return to activity made her want to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). A Washington State University graduate, Corinne loves being with athletes every step of the way from the moment of injury to return to play. At OPT, she loves the people she gets to work with every day.
- BS in Athletic Training from Washington State University,
- currently working toward her Master’s in Teaching.
- National Athletic Trainer’s Association
- Northwest Athletic Trainer’s Association
- Washington State Athletic Trainer’s Association
Interests: Corinne is working on her Master of Teaching from Washington State University, and loves hiking and going to dog parks with her four-legged child, Lola, a border collie mix. When she isn’t working or studying, Corinne loves to vacation in Hawaii.
With 2 degrees (BA in Sports Medicine and BA in Exercise Science) from Eastern Washington University, Howard is passionate about keeping athletes safe and helping them reach their goals. He is certified in Functional Movement Screening (FMS) and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
- BS in Sports Medicine, Eastern Washington University
- BS in Exercise Science, Eastern Washington University
- Licensed AT/ATC
- Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- Functional Movement Screening (FMS)
Interests: Howie enjoys anything and everything outside, as long as it doesn’t involve altitude. (Interesting fact about Howard: he has a fear of heights) He lives with his German Shepard, Jesse, and enjoys vacationing in the Caribbean.
After earning her AA degree at Highline Community College, Kimberly went to massage therapy school at Cortiva Institute in Federal Way because she wanted to help people feel better. Her favorite thing about her job is seeing her patients smile because their pain is better.
Cortiva Institute: Licensed Massage Therapist Program
Kimberly studied abroad in Belize and loves to vacation at her family cabin on Fidalgo Island, named “Dead Reckoning.” When she is not working, she enjoys painting, illustrating, gardening, sewing and learning about green energy and tiny homes.
Aaron first became interested in massage therapy when he was a coach. He wanted to help his injured athletes return to their sports, so he attended Northwest School for the Healing Arts to study massage. Aaron loves to work with athletes – he is also a personal trainer and USATF Level 2 coach – and he promises to always do his best to get his patients back to the activities they enjoy.
Licensed Massage Therapist Program
USATF Level 2 coach
Personal Trainer Cerifitication
Originally from Kentucky, Aaron is married and has a son, daughter, two granddaughters and two dogs. His hobbies include sprint training and weight training, and he enjoys vacationing in Hawaii.
With a cat named Boots, a guppy named Gorgon and an aquatic snail named Frank, it’s no surprise that Paul enjoys good jokes and random trivia. He also loves paddle boarding, hiking and hip hop history.
As a Licensed Massage Practitioner (LMP), Paul strives to improve the quality of life for his patients while also advancing his clinical skills. He graduated from Cortiva Institute and enjoys his diverse patient caseload at OPT. Ongoing learning and the opportunity to help people are his favorite things about his work as an LMP.
When he’s not working, Paul hopes you will find him relaxing on a warm beach with soft sand.
- Cortiva Institute
- BS-Sports Medicine, Purdue University 2007
Running, Hiking, and Swimming
She loves to have fun, but also get things done! After shadowing a Physical Therapist for high school senior project, Hannah was fascinated by the science of physical therapy and knew she wanted to help others. She studied exercise science at Eastern Washington University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree, then graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology.
- Lake Washington Institute of Technology: Massage Therapy Program
- Eastern Washington University: Exercise Science