Maple Valley Staff - Outpatient Physical Therapy

Maple Valley Staff

Kyle Forbes

Physical Therapist, DPT
Clinic: Maple Valley

 I love that physical therapy is both science and art – the science of movement, the art of building relationships and taking care of people.”

He’s a world traveler and a chef: Kyle has visited 11 countries, and he loves to cook for his wife and neighbors.

Kyle believes physical therapy can benefit everyone. His fascination with the body’s ability to heal and passion for helping people achieve healthy lives without the use of medication drove him to pursue his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

At OPT, Kyle appreciates the opportunities to serve his community. Positively impacting patients’ lives is the most rewarding thing about being a Physical Therapist for Kyle – he is passionate about helping people improve their health through physical therapy treatment.

Education: 

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Interests: Kyle and his wife have 2 rescue dogs.   In his spare time, when he’s not on an airplane or in the kitchen, he enjoys soccer, golf and home improvement projects.

Ryan Taniguchi

Physical Therapist, DPT
Clinic: Maple Valley

He can eat a twelve-egg omelet in one sitting and is a fan geek of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’s from Hilo, Hawaii but he has never surfed.

Ryan studied business and exercise science as an undergraduate at University of Puget Sound. He wanted to use his anatomical knowledge to help others, so he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound as well. At OPT, Ryan loves that he is constantly learning and is part of a patient-centered company.

Education: 

  • BA in Business and Exercise Science, University of Puget Sound
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Puget Sound

Interests: When he is not working, Ryan enjoys lifting weights, movies, learning lyrics of favorite songs and studying anatomy. His native state of Hawaii, San Francisco and anywhere he can relax amidst beautiful scenery, are his favorite vacation spots.

Delores Bergin-LaMotte

Physical Therapist Assistant, PTA
Clinic: Maple Valley

I love seeing our patients at the grocery store and hearing how great they are feeling.”

Delores Bergin-LaMotte has more than 30 years of experience at Outpatient Physical Therapy. Delores has a wealth of knowledge in orthopedics and post-op rehabilitation and continues to “add tools to her toolbox.” Delores enjoys getting to know her patients and to be able to see them in the community where she works and lives.

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Education: 

  • ASA in Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Green River Community College

Interests:  Delores has two adult children and one lovely granddaughter. Delores enjoys cooking, reading, and watching movies.

Katie Hrehov

Physical Therapist Assistant, PTA
Clinic: Maple Valley

“Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.”

She’s a cat person with a big heart for people too! As a Physical Therapist Assistant, Katie loves helping her patients achieve things they never thought possible.

After studying pre-nursing at Washington State University, Katie earned her AA through the PTA program at Green River College. She loves OPT’s one-on-one treatment approach and working in PT/PTA teams.

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Education: 

  • Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Green River Community College

Interests:  Katie enjoys boxing, kickboxing, movies and hiking in her free time. Her favorite vacation spots are Florida and Hawaii.

An interesting fact about Katie is that she is missing her left sternocleidomastoid muscle!

Colleen Deveraux

Licensed Massage Therapist
Clinic: Maple Valley

“I use massage and physical therapy to help patients return to full functional ability”

When her husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, Colleen became a PTA and an LMP to help him maintain function. She loves being able to use both her physical therapy and massage skills to help patients return to their activities pain free. Colleen values OPT’s 35-year history of community involvement, and the positive reputation the company has earned.

Colleen’s a volunteer firefighter, EMT, Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and a Licensed Massage Practitioner (LMP). When she’s not helping people, Collen takes care of her 2 dogs, 3 laying hens and rooster. She is also a beekeeper and a gardener.

 

Affiliations:

  • She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, and is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Interests:  When she is not taking care of people or animals, Colleen enjoys being involved with her church, spinning wool and operating a ham radio. When she takes time off work, she vacations in her garden and visits her grandkids.

Aaron Blake

Licensed Massage Therapist
Clinic: Maple Valley, Covington

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Certifications:

  • LMP certification program at Renton Technical College

Interests: Coming Soon

Stephanie Gilyeat

Licensed Massage Therapist
Clinic: Maple Valley

“Be yourself because no one else can be you better.”

Stephanie’s desire to help others led her to massage therapy school at Cortiva Institute in Federal Way.  At OPT, she appreciates the community feel and friendly environment.

Certifications:

  • LMP certification program from the Cortiva Institute

Interests: 

When she is not working, Stephanie enjoys hiking, sewing, knitting, and reading. The youngest of three children, she enjoys vacationing in Montana to be with family. Random fact about Stephanie: She has a knack for remembering random facts!

Howie Humbyrd

Sports Performance Specialist, ATC, CSCS, FMS
Clinic: Covington, Maple Valley, Sideline Trainer for GRCC, MV Soccer

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

Education: 

  • BA in Sports Medicine and BA in Exercise Science, Eastern Washington University

Certifications:

  •  Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  •  Functional Movement Screening (FMS)

Interests: Howard 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.