Kent Easthill Staff
Physical Therapist, DPT, OCS
Clinic: Kent Easthill
“I love working with people on an individual level. I like to look beyond my role as DPT and want to be a teacher, supporter, and provide encouragement through all my patients’ rehabilitation needs. I love seeing patients succeed in the little goals of daily life.”
You’ll find her decked out in orange and maroon cheering on the Virginia Tech Hokies during football season. She’s a Virginia native and graduate of Virginia Tech who moved to Seattle in 2013 with her husband, Sam.
Katie earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Lynchburg College and is currently studying for her Board Certification in Orthopedics. At OPT, she is proud to be part of a company that is committed to one-on-one patient care and hour-long treatments. Katie hopes to guide patients to their ultimate physical potential through listening, education and exercise.
- Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Lynchburg College
- Bachelor of Science, Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise, Virginia Tech
- American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedics, Geriatrics sections
- Physical Therapy Association of Washington, PTWA
- Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) – in process
Interests: When she is not working or studying, she and her husband explore the Pacific Northwest outdoors and serve in the children’s ministry at their church. Katie also loves to craft, quilt and try new recipes.
She was born in Vienna, Austria but has lived in the U.S since the late 1990’s. And she’s both a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMP) and a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA.)
A Whatcom Community College graduate, Claudia loves making a difference in the lives of others through human touch and knowledge of how the body works. At OPT, she enjoys learning new skills in a caring, enjoyable and educational environment.
- Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Whatcom Community College
- Massage Therapy Program, Whatcom Community College
- BS in Exercise Science, Western Washington University
Interests: When she’s not working, she spends time outdoors, doing crafts and taking on home improvement projects.
- Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Professional Certifications: Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) – in process
She’s an international traveler who loves to learn about history and experience new cultures. Olga’s love for learning also led her to Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) school: she chose physical therapy because of her interest in courses like Biology, Anatomy and Physiology.
Olga worked at OPT’s Kent Easthill clinic as a student PTA, then became an employee upon graduating with her PTA degree from Green River Community College in 2008. She appreciates that OPT is a patient-focused company that prioritizes creating a fun and comfortable atmosphere for both employees and patients. Working closely with talented Physical Therapists and ongoing learning opportunities are two of her favorite things about being a PTA.
- PTA program at Green River Community College
Interests: When she’s not working or traveling, Olga enjoys spending her time hiking and playing the piano.
ACE, Personal Trainer
Clinic: Kent Easthill
She’s a trail runner, mountain biker and hiker. So it’s no surprise that mountains are Karen’s “happy place.” An Alaskan native, she loves snow and life in the Pacific Northwest with Bentley the Wonder Dog and her husband, Rick.
Karen loves being a Certified Personal Trainer because she gets to help people improve their health, and, therefore, their lives. She especially appreciates that OPT provides the opportunity for patients who have completed care to continue to exercise in a fun and safe environment.
Education and Certifications:
- American Council on Exercise
- Personal Trainer Certification
- American Heart Association
- CPR and First-Aid Certifications
Interests: When she first moved to Seattle, she rode her bicycle along the bus routes to learn the area. Now she rides with the Kent-based and OPT-sponsored multisport team, Raise the Bar.
Massage Therapist, LMP
Clinic: Kent Easthill
Motivated by her desire to help people cope with pain in an alternative way, Andrea pursued a career in massage therapy. A graduate of Ashmead Massage School, she loves her job because she gets to make positive changes in the lives of others. Andrea appreciates OPT’s prioritization of the patient experience and therapist consistency.
- Graduate of Ashmead Massage School
Interests: You’ll find her reading and spending time with friends and family – especially her two children – when she’s not working.