Maple Valley Staff
She’s a dancer, hiker, skier and breakfast burrito aficionado! Kayla is always moving and she knows what it is like to be unable to do what you love.
She also knows the feeling of getting back to your favorite activities pain-free and wanted to share that with others. After graduating from Colorado State University with degrees in both Performing Arts and Health and Exercise Science, Kayla earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Colorado.
As a Physical Therapist, Kayla enjoys meeting new people, hearing their stories and helping them get back to the things they love to do. She appreciates OPT’s commitment to excellence in patient care.
- Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Colorado
- Undergraduate Degrees in Performing Arts and Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University
- Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS)
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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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!
Licensed Massage Therapist
Clinic: Maple Valley, Covington
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.
- LMP certification program at Northwest School for the Healing Arts
Interests: 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.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Clinic: Maple Valley
“Be yourself because no one else can be you better.”
- LMP certification program from the Cortiva Institute
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!
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
- BS in Sports Medicine and BS in Exercise Science, Eastern Washington University
- Licensed AT/ATC
- Certified Strength and 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.