Houghton Therapists

 

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Anne Harmon Grout
PT, MSPT, BHSC

Anne grew up in Ft. Myers, Florida. She loved gymnastics and competed in the private club sector until early high school. Wanting to be more involved in high school athletics, she transitioned to competition cheerleading. Anne had the opportunity to attend UCA National Cheerleading Competition two times in Orlando, FL representing Ft. Myers High School in the beginning years of competitive cheerleading. Treating gymnasts and cheerleaders continues to be an interest of hers.....

 

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Victor Kollar

Victor Kollar
PT, DPT, TPIc

While Victor was born in Toronto, Ontario, he grew up on the eastside in Redmond for most of his life. He attended the International Community School in Kirkland and went on to receive his BS in Human Physiology from Gonzaga University in 2013. Victor has a long history with Lake Washington Physical Therapy. He first shadowed Ben Wobker and Matt Sato when he was in college and then returned to work for them as an aide before starting grad school. He also took this time to become.......

 

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Kelly McGivern

Kelly McGivern
PT, DPT, TPIc

Kelly grew up in Kirkland, Washington where she attended Lake Washington High School. She then attended Western Washington University where she
graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology and a focus in pre-physical therapy. She spent a year gaining expertise and knowledge as
an aide for Lake Washington Physical Therapy in downtown Kirkland. After this experience she furthered her education at University of St. Augustine
for Health Sciences in San Diego, California. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy with a focus on spinal and extremity manual therapy. Kelly’s passion is working in outpatient orthopedics. She loves the wide variety of ages and pathologies she is exposed to on a daily basis...

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Matt Sato
PT, DPT, TPIc, SFMAc
Owner Houghton Clinic

Matt grew up in Duvall where he attended Cedarcrest High School . He did his undergraduate studies at Western Washington University where he graduated in 2004 with a BS in Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy. After graduating, he spent a year gaining more experience in the field of physical therapy and became the first Aide at Redmond Physical Therapy. He then went on to further his education at Loma Linda University in Southern California.....

 

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Samie Seeley

Samantha Seeley
PT, DPT

Samantha grew up in Helena, MT. She attended Montana State University in Bozeman, earning a bachelor’s degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience and taking many additional courses in Exercise Science. Her interest in healthcare led her to work as a physical therapy aide throughout her undergraduate years, which is where she eventually discovered her passion for helping others through physical therapy. She moved to Washington and attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, graduating with a doctorate in physical therapy in the summer of 2016. ....

 

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Brian Levon
University of Montana

Brian grew up in Bellevue, attended Sammamish high school and completed my BS in Business with a concentration in management at Western Washington University in 2010.  He transitioned from personal training to working as a PT Aide before going back to school to complete my physical therapy program prerequisites at Bellevue College. He is currently a student in the DPT program at the University of Montana and in his first clinical internship here at the Lake Washington PT Houghton clinic. Brian has  had surgery on both shoulders and have endured many other injuries which have allowed me to relate to patients on a personal level. He is passionate about helping people overcome their pains and increasing their functional abilities.


Aides & Front Office

Kelly Sato

Kelli Sato
Operations Manager

Kelli Sato is originally from Bellevue Washington, where she attended Interlake High School. She graduated from Western Washington University in 2004 with a degree in Exercise Science. Kelli and Matt met in their undergraduate program and were married in 2005.  Kelli has worked as a rehab coordinator, a Starbucks Barista, and even a Badminton teacher. 

 In 2010 she got the opportunity to work as the office manager at Lake Washington PT.  In 2016 her path took a new turn as she and Matt started to think about opening a clinic.  Kelli manages the financial side of the business.  It has been an interesting transition for her, as her youngest child started school to allow her to work every day. 

When Kelli has spare time she likes reading, yoga, fantasy football and golf.  She also makes a mean strawberry rhubarb pie. Kelli loves to spend time with her husband Matt, two kids and dog Wickett

Jaoquin Lizaola

Jaoquin Lizaola
Rehabilitation Aide & Front Office

High School: Hazen
College: Western Washington University 

Joaquin grew up in Renton WA where he attended Hazen High School. He became interested in the field of kinesiology while playing soccer. In order to pursue this interest, he attended Western Washington University and recently graduated Kinesiology- pre physical therapy. Currently he is working on applications to physical therapy programs, Occupational Programs, and Physician Assistant programs throughout the country in hopes of acceptance into graduate school. 

Luke

Luke  Marinkovich 

High School: Woodinville
College: Western Washington University

Luke grew up in Woodinville, WA where he attended Woodinville High school.  He first became interested in the field of Physical Therapy when he started training at Wade King Recreational Center at Western as a certified personal trainer. Luke recently graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology.  Currently, he is in the process of applying to Physical Therapy programs and continues training clients.  Luke enjoys weightlifting, playing golf, and snowboarding in his free time. 

Wendall Galvan

Wendall Galvan
Rehabilitation Aide & Front Office

High School: Bothell
College: Willamette Universtiy

Wendell grew up in Bothell, WA where he attended Bothell High School. He first developed his interest for physical therapy in high school after injuring his ankle playing football. He continued to play in college at Willamette University in Salem, OR, where he recently graduated with a degree in Exercise Science. Aside from sports, Wendell has developed a passion for the outdoors over his years spent in Oregon. He is now working and gaining experience while preparing his applications to graduate schools to receive is doctorate in physical therapy.

Olivia Smith

Olivia Smith
Rehabilitation Aide & Front Office

High School: Wenatchee High
College: Northwest University

Olivia grew up in Wenatchee, WA.  She became passionate about physical therapy after getting rehabilitated from a snowboarding knee injury.  She is currently attending Northwest University in order to earn a B.S. in Exercise Science. After graduating, Oliviaplans to continue her education and earn a doctorate in physical therapy. In her spare time she enjoys instructing snowboarding lessons, trail running, and backpacking. Her favorite area to backpack in is the Alpine Lakes Wilderness near Leavenworth, WA. 

Hannah

Hannah Kuracina
Rehabilitation Aide & Front Office

High School: Redmond
College: University of Waterloo

Hannah grew up in Redmond, Washington and attended Redmond High school. While doing competitive gymnastics she injured her foot, knee, and arm; each injury growing her interest in Physical Therapy. To work towards her goal of eventually becoming a Physical Therapist she is attending the University of Waterloo (Canada) to obtain a B.S. in Kinesiology. After undergrad, Hannah plans on pursuing a doctorate of Physical Therapy in the States. When she’s not studying or working Hannah enjoys being active and or outdoors.

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Cameron Siler

High School: Lake Stevens
College: Northwest University

Cameron grew up in Lake Stevens, WA where he attended Lake Stevens High School. He first developed his interest for physical therapy during his colligate cross country and track career at Northwest University. He recently graduated Northwest with a degree in Exercise Science, and is currently working on applications to graduate schools to receive his doctorate in physical therapy. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, running, hiking and is a soccer referee who travels around the state, region and country.