Houghton Therapists



Anne Harmon Grout

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.....



Justin Ho

Justin was born and raised in Lake Forest, California and graduated from the University of California, Irvine. He decided to jump out of his comfort zone and move to New York City to attend NYU's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

As a kid, Justin played many sports including soccer, volleyball, and football, but found his love in basketball. While at UCI, he learned how to break dance and box. Around the same time, he developed severe low back and sciatic pain. Unfortunately he did not receive the best advice or rehab for his back until many years later. It was from that point on that he knew that he could combine his fascination of ,,,,,

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Victor Kollar

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 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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Samie Seeley

Samantha Seeley

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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Stephanie Chudnofsky
Massage Therapist

Stephanie is a professional Licensed Massage Therapist, CrossFit Athlete & Postpartum Doula; Her expertise in professional client-care & customer service is extensive; with over 25 years of experience.

Stephanie works closely with multiple Physical Therapists, to stay sharp & aware of how to treat client’s conditions as well as treat their muscle’s needs on a higher level.

“I started RX Relief Massage Therapy to help people. I love working on CrossFit athletes…Desk Jockeys, Stay at home mamas, youth, teens…really every-body! Bringing relief to tired muscles & stressed bodies. I celebrate our differences as human bodies. No judgement or discrimination here. Come see me & you will receive professional care, specific to your needs. Deep Tissue, Sports, Relaxation, Tech-Neck & Shoulder Relief, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, RX & Scaled WOD Recovery, Cupping Therapy & more… ”


Matt Sato
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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Mark Penewit
Pacific University SPT

Mark grew up on a small ginseng farm in Oregon surrounded by vineyards and grass seed. He attended Oregon State University and went on to receive his BS in Business Management/ International Business in 2011.

After working for a year after graduation, Mark left the USA and traveled for a year around Asia before obtaining an English teaching position in Hangzhou, China. Another year passed and he packed his bags to continue his travels across South America. The years he spent reflecting on what he wanted in his career brought him head to head with physical therapy. Upon his return to the USA, he signed up for university science classes and began the 2 year journey. During this time, Mark worked full time as a physical therapy aide obtaining patient experience and completed night/ weekend courses for his application to graduate school.

Mark is currently in his third year at Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon. He is set to receive his doctorate in physical therapy in May, 2020. His first rotation was at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland, California working primarily with outpatient orthopedic patients from all demographics. His second rotation was completed in home health working primarily with geriatric patients around the Portland metro area. Marks fourth and fifth rotations will be in Bend, Oregon working in inpatient Neuro and Providence Sports outpatient orthopedic in Tigard, Oregon.

When Mark is not studying or in clinic, he enjoys spending time with family, friends, and his golden retriever Winston. He also enjoys staying active including mountaineering, soccer, snowboarding, surfing, cycling, running, etc. Marks favorite hobby is backpacking around the world/ learning about new cultures and has recently visited his 50th country.

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.

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.


Savannah Tidwell

High School: Shoreline High School
College: Oregon State University

Savannah grew up in Shoreline, WA where she attended Shorecrest High School. All throughout high school she was involved in soccer, basketball, and track and field. She has always had a passion for sports, but it wasn’t until college when she herniated a disc that she became interested in physical medicine. Savannah received her B.S in Kinesiology from Oregon State University. Savannah plans on applying to graduate programs to be a Physician Assistant. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising and being outdoors.

Sya Magee

High School: Timberline High School
College: University of Washington

Sya grew up in Olympia, WA where she attended Timberline High School. She then went on to receive her B.S in Physiology along with minors in nutrition and philosophy from the University of Washington. Sya’s interest in physical therapy began after a string of soccer injuries led to spending ample time in clinics. Currently she is preparing her applications for graduate programs in the healthcare field and working on earning additional sports certifications. In her free time she continues to pursue her passion for soccer, travel and the outdoors.


Kayley Flinders

High School: International School
College: University of Washington

Kayley was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and grew up in Bellevue, WA where she attended the International High School. She was a competitive rower all throughout high school and went on to compete for the UW Women’s Crew team. With a strong background in athletics, her passion for PT developed when she endured a stress fracture and SI joint displacement from rowing. Currently, she is completing her undergraduate degree in physiology and acquiring as much experience in the PT setting as possible. In her free time she loves to read, travel, play tennis, and run outdoors.


Devin Wulff

High School: Redmond High School

College: University of Portland

Devin grew up in Redmond, Washington where he attended Redmond High School. He ran cross country and track & field throughout his years at RHS. Devin’s first experience with physical therapy came when he had to work through a few running-related injuries in high school with the help of LWPT’s downtown clinic. Devin went on to attend the University of Portland, graduating with a degree in biology and a minor in psychology. He continued to run cross country and track & field at the NCAA DI level while at the University of Portland. Throughout his college years Devin was able to shadow a variety of physical therapists, including the team at LWPT’s downtown clinic. Devin fell in love with helping people achieve their movement and mobility goals while working as a PT aide and job shadow. He is currently applying to physical therapy graduate programs while working as an aide at LWPT.

Outside the clinic, Devin also coaches part-time for the Redmond High School cross country team. Devin recently completed his first half-ironman and enjoys running, swimming, biking, hiking, and drinking coffee.