Puyallup Staff

Cassie Remy

Physical Therapist, DPT, SCS
Clinic: Puyallup

“Physical therapy is the best because I get to see daily progress and help people achieve their goals through hands-on treatment and education.”

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.

Education: 

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – University of Washington
  • Business Degree – University of Washington

Advanced Certifications:

  • Sports Certified Specialist (SCS)
  • Functional Movement Screening (FMS)
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Affiliations:  APTA member since 2001

Interests:  Cassie enjoys downhill mountain biking, crossfit, triathlons, and hiking with her husband and hyper vizsla puppy.

Rachel Hofmann

Physical Therapist, DPT, WCS
Clinic: Puyallup

 

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.

Advanced Certifications:

  • 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.

Rebecca Fowler

Physical Therapist, DPT
Clinic: Puyallup

 

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.

Education: 

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Puget Sound
  • Bachelor’s in Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder

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.

Kayla Freeman

Physical Therapist, DPT
Clinic: Puyallup

 

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.

Education: 

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Colorado
  • Undergrad Degrees in Performing Arts and Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University

Professional Certifications: Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) – in process

Brittany Austin

Massage Therapist, LMP
Clinic: Puyallup

 

Coming Soon

Advanced Certifications:

Coming Soon

Alexis Duffy-Protentis

Athletic Trainer, ATC
Clinic: Puyallup

 

Alexis knows what it is like to be an injured athlete and how it feels to be told you can’t keep playing your sport. But she also knows how it feels to prove everyone wrong and get back to the game with the help of an Athletic Trainer.

A Massachusetts native, wanted to help others with their injuries, so she studied athletic training at the University of Vermont. As an ATC, she loves connecting with patients through direct patient care and the privilege of impacting athletes in a positive way. The friendly environment and courteous, approachable coworkers are what she appreciates most about working at OPT.

Education: 

  • Athletic Training – University of Vermont

Interests: 

Alexis has an identical twin sister, who is also her best friend, and loves to go on adventures with her German Shepherd/Golden Retriever mix. When she’s not working or hiking with her dog, you’ll find Alexis watching, playing or talking sports!