After 30+ yrs. of physical therapy practice I’m still awed by the ability of the human body to heal and how much can depend on our outlook on life. A degree from the University of North Dakota gave me a wonderful start, since I have been the benefactor of insightful teachers in numerous areas of patient care. During years of inpatient hospital care, I followed patients with severe illness or trauma through intensive care, wound and burn care, lymphedema management of cancer, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain and industrial rehab. Working twelve years with stroke, spinal cord and brain injured patients, and children with neurologic disorders lead to extensive training in NDT (Bobath), Feldenkrais and Motor Control Theory. Through these experiences I have developed an understanding of human movement. I have a life long interest in athletics, growing up playing and working on a ranch, enjoying sports at all levels from high school football, baseball and skiing to collegiate track and field. Now I enjoy sharing the experience: gardening, skateboarding, cycling and backpacking with my wife, Nancy, and children, Claire and Sasha. The kids aren’t as thrilled by the physical and emotional benefits of yard work as I am.'
Megan grew up locally in Kittitas County. She graduated from Central Washington University with her Bachelor degree in Exercise Science.
After working as a clinic aide for Craig at Northwest Physical Therapy she returned to school to complete the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Whatcom Community College.
Megan briefly left Cle Elum for Portland, Oregon where she worked for an orthopedic outpatient clinic. Megan gained experience in rehabilitation following joint replacement or surgical intervention and muscular-skeletal issues. While practicing in Portland Megan was certified thru Stott Pilates and this background continues to influence her treatment style still.
Megan is thoughtful and great-tempered and enjoys helping others in the treatment by physical methods by exercising and strengthening to recover and/or strengthen to return to better health.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors and spending time with family.
Ray is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and has earned his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology through Western Washington University. He is currently working toward earning his certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) certification through the NSCA. Ray has devoted his time and energy to educating himself on the human body, the impact of various training techniques on hypertrophy, athletic performance, and strength, and gaining experience working as a physical therapy aid, personal trainer, and strength coach in Western Washington. Ray specializes in helping clients with training programs that focus on improving functional movement and achieving their goals by strength, flexibility, balance, stamina and cognition in a fun encouraging environment, while educating clients on proper movement mechanics and more
As a competitive half marathon runner and a naturally high energy Virgo, Kristi first started practicing Yoga and Pilates to offset being stiff and sore. She thought it would make her a better runner and help with the stress of raising kids, the loss of her father, insomnia, and because she liked the music. Many years, miles and Fitness Certifications later, when she is not showing her beautiful Great Pyrenees Dogs, she is instructing at one of her many teaching locations in Kittitas County; sharing her interest in mindful movement, the value of stillness and the letting go of "perfect."
Specialties: Core Training, Group Exercise, Mind Body Fitness, Senior Fitness, Water Fitness
Jordan is a recent graduate from Central Washington University with her bachelor’s degree in Clinical Physiology. She is currently working on applying to various Doctor of Physical Therapy programs as she aspires to help others through rehabilitation. Previously Jordan was a pre-professional ballerina participating in summer intensives at The Joffrey Ballet in New York in 2016, as well as Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco in 2017.
Mary spent 35 years in the healthcare field managing a chiropractic clinic in Bellevue. During that time she gained extensive experience in insurance billing and all office procedures.
Like many, Mary and her husband decided it was time to get away from it all and in 2018 uprooted from the Westside to enjoy mountain living and a small town community.
"The last two years living in Cle Elum has been rewarding. I feel welcome to be part of this community. I enjoy meeting new people and working at NWPT where I see people recover and return to the things they enjoy."