Downtown Kirkland Therapists

 

Heidi Biehl
PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, SFMAc
Manager

Heidi grew up in Great Falls, Montana. She attended Montana State University in Bozeman receiving a B.S in Exercise Science. She then attended University of Montana in Missoula for her doctorate in physical therapy. During her undergraduate and first year of physical therapy school, Heidi split her time between school and competing for the track and field teams at each respective school. Sports, injuries, surgeries and rehabilitation have guided her to study and love physical therapy....

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Natalie Kinney
PTA, Office Manager

Natalie grew up in Kirkland, WA where she attended Juanita High School and enjoyed participating in soccer, gymnastics and track. She then went to the University of Washington where she earned a B.A. in Geography with an emphasis in Globalization, Health and Development, all while also completing the necessary prerequisites in order to pursue physical therapy. It was her anatomy and physiology course that initially sparked her interest in the human body....

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Mandie Majerus

Mandie Majerus
PT, MSPT, OCS, CSCS, SFMAc, CMPT

 

Mandie grew up in the Big Sky country of Bozeman, Montana. This led to her great appreciation of the outdoors. She attended Montana State University for her undergraduate work in Exercise Science. She then attended the University of Montana in Missoula for her masters in physical therapy. Mandie has a drive to help individuals meet their goals and she is active in the development of a patient’s rehabilitative program. These are many of the same qualities that she trains by to be successful in her own athletic endeavors....

 

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Nick Jackson

Nick Jackson
SPT

Nick grew up in Redmond, WA where he attended Redmond High School and initially gained an interest in physical therapy while recovering from numerous sports injuries.  He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University in kinesiology with a concentration in physical therapy. Nick worked as a physical therapy aide at Lake Washington PT in Houghton during their first year open before getting accepted into the DPT program at Eastern Washington University. He just finished his first year of PT school and will be happily returning to Lake Washington Physical Therapy for his first clinical internship under Mandie Majerus. Outside of the classroom and clinic Nick loves to spend time outdoors and takes every moment in the summer to camp, hike, climb, and fish.

Megan O'Connell
PT, DPT, MTc

Megan grew up in Sammamish, WA where she attended Skyline High school. She did her undergraduate studies at Western Washington University where she ran Track and Field for the Vikings for four years. She graduated in from WWU with a BS in Kinesiology. After graduating, she spent two years gaining more experience in the field of physical therapy at Lake Washington Physical Therapy as an aide. Megan also coached the Skyline Track and Field distance team for two seasons. She then went on to further her education at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Diego.......

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Jessica Pare'
PT, MPT, OCS, SCS,
Ed Coordinator

Jessica grew up in Redmond and was very involved in the soccer community during her youth. It was a soccer injury at age 12 that inspired her to become a PT. She volunteered and worked in physical therapy clinics until she left for college.

Jessica moved to Pittsburgh, PA to attend Duquesne University’s freshman-entry PT school. She was also NCAA Division I varsity rower for the Dukes. She loved her experience in Pittsburgh..... 

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Caitlin Baird
PT, DPT

Caitlin grew up in Pomerene, AZ through 8th grade before moving to Virginia until 2015. She attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA for her B.S. in Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise before completing her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. During her time at Virginia Tech, she played on the women’s volleyball team, which allowed her to compete year round on a national level. Also during her time at VT, she developed a passion for the profession of physical therapy. .......

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Bob Cruikshank
PT, DPT

Robert grew up in Kirkland, Washington where he attended Lake Washington High school and the running start program at Bellevue college. Throughout high school, Robert took part on the LWHS Men’s baseball team playing for the high school during the spring and the boys of summer/ Dow teams during the summers. He then attended the University of San Francisco and played third base for the Dons’ NCAA Division I baseball team while receiving his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. During his time In San Francisco, Robert participated in volunteer work for Harper for Kids through the baseball team, an organization that aimed to impact Bay Area youth through athletics. After undergraduate, Robert moved to the east coast and received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Long Island University in Brooklyn New York.....

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Benjamin Wobker
PT, MSPT, CSCS, SFMAc
Founder

Ben grew up in the Redmond area where he attended Redmond High School. He received a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Montana in Missoula. Enjoying the Northern Rockies and a thirst for recreation Ben finished graduate school at Montana, receiving a Masters of Science and Physical Therapy (MSPT). Since graduation Ben has attended numerous continuing education courses with his focus being orthopedic and sports injuries.....

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Justin Ho
PT, DPT, CSCS

 

Justin was raised in Lake Forest, California where he attended University of California,
Irvine. He grew up playing basketball. During his time at UCI, he came across break dancing. This lead to his involvement with ballet dancers and the UCI Dance Medicine department. This exposure to dancers and his own
injuries sparked his interests in the robust body and how rehabilitation can empower individuals to recover through movement. In 2014, he moved out of his bubble to NYC to....

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Jordan Bork
PT, DPT, CSCS

Jordan grew up in Kirkland, Washington and attended Juanita High School where he played basketball and baseball. After his days at JHS Jordan moved to the eastern side of the state to attend Washington State University. Throughout his time in Pullman, Jordan was involved in intramural sports, several local clubs and served as the community service chairman for his fraternity. ...

 

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Aides & Front Office

Kamy Brandt

Kamy Brandt
Rehabilitation Aide &
Front Office

High School: Skyline High School
College: Universtiy of Washington

Kamy grew up in Sammamish, Washington where she attended Skyline High School. She first became interested in Physical Therapy in high school after suffering a minor back injury acquired through gymnastics. She became increasingly passionate about the field because of its active and social nature. Kamy then went on to attend the University of Washington and graduated with a B.S. in General Biology. In her free time she loves to hike, throw around with her lacrosse stick and explore new places. She now working and gaining experience in order to apply for doctorate of physical therapy programs. 

 

Wendell Galvan

Wendell Galvan
Rehabilitation Aide &
PTA student

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.Wendell is now enrolled at PIMA's physical therapy assistant program in Seattle.

Shin Park

Shin Park
Rehabilitation Aide &
PTA student

High School: Juanita
College: Western Washington University

Shin grew up in Kirkland, Washington where he attended Juanita High School. Although he never played any school/club sports growing up, he loved being outside with friends and playing sports, games, and hiking. His passion for physical therapy comes from his extroverted personality and his love for the outdoors. After high school, he decided to attend Western Washington University to study Kinesiology. While attending WWU, Shin played multiple intramural sports (flag football, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, softball) and coordinated several sports tournaments for the community. On his free time, he loves to play volleyball, throw the Frisbee around, and hammock. Shin is now enrolled at Lake Washington IT physical therapy assistant program.

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Cameron Veres
Rehabilitation Aide & PTA Student

High School: Lake Washington
College: Pacific Luthern University

Cameron grew up in Redmond, Washington and attended Lake Washington High School. His interest in physical therapy began in middle school after a minor knee sprain. Cameron observed Matt Sato and Ben Wobker at Redmond Physical therapy for his LWHS senior project, which confirmed his interest in studying Kinesiology at PLU. He has played soccer his whole life on teams including LWHS, Crossfire, NW Nationals, and PLU until he suffered two ACL ruptures during his freshman and sophomore years in college. Cameron is now enrolled at PIMA's physical therapy assistant program in Seattle.

 

 

Nicole Bartlett

Nicole Bartlett
Rehabilitation Aide &
Front Office

High School: Shorecrest
College: Western Washington University

Nicole grew up in Shoreline, Wa where she attended Shorecrest High School. She participated in many sports growing up including soccer, horseback riding, cheer, track & field, and cross country. She attended Santa Barbara City College for two years then transferred to Western Washington University to study Psychology and Sports Psychology. Nicole became interested in physical therapy after suffering multiple sports related injuries and wanted to help other return to their favorite activities like her Physical Therapists helped her. In her free time she loves running, trying new coffee shops, and exploring new cities. She is currently taking classes and gaining experience in order to apply to a PT program.

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Anna Lindquist

High School: Juanita
College: Azusa Pacific University

Anna grew up in Kirkland, Washington and attended Juanita High School. She first became interested in Physical Therapy in high school after volunteering at Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Stable where Anna fell in love with helping those with special needs. She loves how with physical therapy there is the opportunity to serve people not only physically but also emotionally and mentally. Anna continued her education at Azusa Pacific University and graduated with a B.S. in Applied Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. In her free time Anna likes to be outdoors whether it is hiking, camping, golfing, or traveling. She is currently working through the application process to apply to physical therapy programs and then to hopefully one day be certified for Equine Therapy.