From achieving her high school dream of becoming a Physical Therapist (PT) to being crowned Daffodil Princess (as a result of a dare from her high school friends), Cassie is a woman of determination.
She’s also a downhill mountain biker, triathlete and crossfitter. A former BMX-racer for 20 years, Cassie loves to vacation in Whistler in the summer with her husband, John, and her bike.
After earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington, she completed the Evidence in Motion Sports Residency and became a PT for the Seattle Ravens hockey team. She also works as a physical therapy adjunct professor at the University of Puget Sound. Cassie appreciates OPT’s commitment to delivering industry-leading customer service and top-of-scope patient care by encouraging therapist continuing education and teamwork.
Physical Therapy is the perfect career for Cassie because it allows her to share both her education and personal experiences with others. She strives to help her patients understand what they are feeling and how to use their bodies in pain free, healthy ways.
- Doctor of Physical Therapy – University of Washington
- Business Degree – University of Washington
- Sports Certified Specialist (SCS)
- Functional Movement Screening (FMS)
- Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
- Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS)
Affiliations: APTA member since 2001
Interests: Cassie enjoys downhill mountain biking, crossfit, triathlons, and hiking with her husband and hyper vizsla puppy.
She’s a Montana girl with a love for the outdoors and running. You’ll find Rachel hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and running long distances in her free time.
Because of her fascination with how the body works and her active lifestyle, Rachel pursued a career in physical therapy. She is a graduate of Trinity International University and the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. A Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS), Rachel is passionate about treating men and women with pelvic floor dysfunction. She loves being a Physical Therapist because of the opportunity to work with so many different people, and it makes her day when a patient says they are feeling better.
At OPT, Rachel appreciates the family feel of the clinics and the motivation of the therapists to work together to help patients recover as quickly as possible.
- Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS)
Interests: When she is not being active outdoors with her husband and German Shepherd, Reya, she enjoys reading, scrapbooking and playing the piano.
A Colorado native, Rebecca loves spending time in the Rockies backpacking, rock climbing and skiing. She is fluent in Spanish and holds a Bachelor’s in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
While working in healthcare with an underserved population, Rebecca recognized the need for and importance of physical therapy. Passionate about serving others and improving functional movement, she moved to Washington to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound.
Rebecca feels honored to work at OPT because of its patient-centered, compassionate care. Ongoing staff training and community service align with her personal values, and she loves working with patients to design individualized rehabilitative programs to achieve optimal movement, healing and fitness.
Rebecca has published and/or conducted research on trigger point dry needling, muscle tone and joint dysfunction through the University of Colorado.
- Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Puget Sound
- Bachelor’s in Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder
- Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS)
Interests: When she’s not spending her free time in the mountains, you’ll find Rebecca making homemade pie (and eating it!) and spending time with her husband, daughter and beagle.
She has an Associate’s degree in journalism, a Bachelor’s in Biology, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy! Brigitte is both a learner and a teacher, and a world traveler as well. She traveled to Thailand to teach English and learned Spanish in Guatemala.
Brigitte wanted to be a Physical Therapist so she could help people reach their full potential utilizing a physical and mental approach. At OPT, she loves the passion for patient care and relaxed atmosphere. She believes in practicing what she preaches by exercising and eating healthily as she encourages her patients to do.
- Doctor of Physical Therapy,
- Undergraduate Degree
Interests: When she is not working in the clinic (or studying or traveling!), Brigitte enjoys running, photography and reading.
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.