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.
She has called eight different states home, and loves to travel to Alaska, Hawaii and Arizona. When Gaby is not doing something active outdoors, such as running or hiking, you might find her playing soccer or weightlifting.
After experiencing Physical Therapy as a patient, Gaby decided to pursue a career in Physical Therapy so that she could help people return to their recreational activities and maintain a high quality of life. She earned her undergraduate degree at Oklahoma Wesleyan University and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Ohio University. At OPT, she values the one-on-one treatment sessions because they allow her to provide individualized, compassionate patient care. Helping her patients get back to their livelihood with less pain is what she loves most about being a Physical Therapist.
- Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Ohio University
- Undergraduate degree at Oklahoma Wesleyan University
- Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) – in process
Interests: Gaby loves to learn new and exciting things, and she hopes her patients do too. She encourages them to ask questions about anything.
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.
- Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Missouri State University
Undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas
- Licensed Massage Therapist
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.
Born and raised in Tacoma, Jacob is a graduate of both Pacific Lutheran University (B.A. in Economics) and University of Puget Sound (Doctorate of Physical Therapy). After injuring his shoulder while playing baseball in college, he became a physical therapy patient and discovered what a fun and rewarding career physical therapy could be.
At OPT, Jacob appreciates the devotion to one-on-one patient care that enables him to build strong relationships with his patients and help them become the best they can be.
- Doctorate of Physical Therapy at University of Puget Sound
- Undergraduate degree at Pacific Lutheran University
When he’s not in the clinic, you can find Jacob hiking or camping in his favorite spot: Second Beach, on the Olympic Peninsula. He also enjoys traveling to places like Prague, where he spent a semester studying abroad while in college.
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.
She hopes to check skydiving off her bucket list someday. Until then, you’ll find Andrea watching the Seahawks every chance she gets, enjoying bonfires with friends and playing video games. She also loves to cook, but has to keep a baby lock on her refrigerator door because Abby, her yellow lab, opens it while she is gone.
Andrea wanted to help improve lives and make people feel better, so she pursued a degree in massage therapy from Everest College. As a Licensed Massage Practitioner (LMP) at OPT, she feels like she is surrounded by family.
- Degree in massage therapy from Everest College
Interests: Fun fact about Andrea: She once auditioned for the role of Cindy Lou Who for Jim Carrey’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but was told she was too tall.
He’s a former martial arts instructor who pursued physical therapy because he enjoys studying movement and helping people get stronger. Thomas graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Green River Community College.
At OPT, Thomas appreciates the open environment and his enthusiastic coworkers. Helping his patients achieve better health is his favorite thing about being a PTA.
When he’s not working, he enjoys martial arts and outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, snowshoeing or backpacking. He also loves to vacation anywhere in Maui!
Green River Community College
Sarah knows how it feels to be “sidelined” from the things you like to do because of pain. While growing up, her personal experiences with athletic injuries led her to physical therapy.
After graduating with her BA in Biblical Studies from Cedarville University, she earned her Master’s in Kinesiology from Point Loma Nazarene University and her AAS degree from the PTA program at Green River Community College.
Sarah became a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) to help people get moving and back to the things they love to do. She loves getting to know her patients and is honored to be a part of their healing journeys at OPT.
Sarah has visited sixteen countries. Some of her favorites are Italy for the architecture, Costa Rica for the coffee and Austria for the views. When she is not working or traveling, she enjoys backpacking, reading and volleyball.
Green River Community College
Hanna’s two biggest passions, fitness and helping others, led her to become a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at Penn State, Hanna graduated from the PTA program at Central Penn College.
At OPT, she appreciates having the time to give individual care and attention to each patient. She loves using movement and manual therapy techniques to help and heal people every day.
Hanna has lived in four different states and driven across the country. She loves to vacation in Hawaii, and do anything active outside, especially hiking, camping and climbing.
PTA program at Central Penn College