Perhaps one of the most rewarding aspects of our job is to help you improve your general fitness level and overall health. Our therapists can guide you with an exercise program designed just for you taking into consideration your special needs and desired goals. With special training, everyone can improve their fitness and learn ways to safely exercise.
There are many conditions that may impair your sense of balance and contribute to falls. The effects of aging are the most common causes of balance problems. Injury and disease can also affect your balance. 1 in 4 people over the age of 65 (who live at home) will fall during the next year. Because falling is a common and potentially serious problem, it’s important to find out what you can do to decrease your risk and improve your general health and mobility.Our therapists are specifically trained to help you improve your strength and balance and even evaluate your home environment if needed.
Our therapists can do an assessment of your physical stature, including assessment of your injuries, strength and flexibility. Adjustments can then be made to your bike to position you in the best mechanical fit to reduce risk of injury and to maximize force production and bike control.
If there is a total joint replacement surgery in your future, a pre-operative educational and training class will provide valuable information and help you propare for surgery. This class is free of charge. The Total hip replacement class is held the first Thursday of the month, the total knee replacement class the third Thursday of the month. Please call our clinic to reserve your spot in the class.
Independence. That is your goal as you age and our mission for you. At ProFormance Physical Therapy, we have highly skilled therapists who can help you restore independence and maximize your level of function. We can help you recover from surgeries or injuries faster, improve your balance to keep you safe, and improve your overall fitness level to keep you active in the community. We utilize current balance assessment tools, individualized treatment programs, and fall prevention and fitness training to keep you on your feet. Let us help keep you moving and independent so that you can enjoy life to its fullest.
We treat athletes of all ages and skill levels, from little leaguers to weekend warriors to professionals. At ProFormance, we feel it is extremely important to evaluate and rehabilitate athletes/individuals specific to the needs of their sport or activity. That is why we will formulate individual goals, both short and long term, to get you back to playing and participating in a safe and timely fashion.
Aquatic physical therapy compliments traditional land based physical therapy programs. Water possesses unique properties such as buoyancy and viscosity so that a patient can exercise in a relatively “low or no impact” enviroment. This allows more comfortable movement and enhanced range of motion. ProFormance houses a Hydroworx 1100 rehabilitation pool featuring an integrated treadmill, resistance jets and an underwater monitoring system. Come see how you can improve your mobility, strength and function rapidly with aquatic rehabilitation.
When an accident happens or you suffer an on-the-job injury, you can be assured we will get you back to work as quickly as possible. Our knowledge, when combined with your motivation to return to work or your regular activities, will ensure that your recovery time will be drastically reduced. In addition to rehabilitating your injury, we can suggest ergonomic improvements for your work site and develop work-conditioning programs to help you return to normal function.
Vestibular dysfunctions involve the inner ear and can affect your balance, posture, and produce severe vertigo and dizziness. VRT can help restore your function and resolve your vestibular symptoms. Specific dysfunctions that can benefit from VRT by a licensed physical therapist include Benign Paroxymal Positional Vertigo, Vestibular Labyrinthitis, acute or chronic bilateral/unilateral dysfunctions, and motion sensitivity. Your physical therapist will work closely with your doctor to identify and treat your vestibular dysfunction.
Poor foot and leg mechanics can cause musculoskeletal problems from your toes to your head. Complete recovery from injury requires a clinician who has a thorough understanding of the body and how it moves.
Our trained experts at ProFormance will perform a thorough musculoskeletal evaluation to determine the cause(s) and compensation(s) of your particular problem. In addition, we can develop appropriate exercise programs, educate you on proper shoe wear, and also fabricate orthotics if your condition warrants them. Our staff will get you back on your feet in no time!
Owner & Physical Therapist
1990 – Bachelor of General Studies at Northern Arizona University
1992 – Master of Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University
2011 – Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA)
Washington State Physical Therapy Association
Washington State Private Practice Association
I am a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. I graduated from Northern Arizona University and later received a Master of Physical Therapy degree from NAU in 1992. I met my wife Laura in PT school and after spending 8 years in the Seattle region advancing our professional careers, we moved to Pullman in 2000 to raise our two sons, Ryan and Joey. I became co-owner of ProFormance Physical Therapy with my wife in 2005. I enjoy spending time with my family, taking long bike rides, and working on projects around our house.
My areas of interest are geriatrics, orthopedics, vestibular rehabilitation, and biomechanical bike fitting. I teach a strength and balance fitness class for adults aged 65 and over called “Stay Active & Independent for Life”. I also teach total hip and total knee replacement pre-operative classes to educate and train patients about the surgery and post-operative recovery. My goal, especially for my elderly patients, is to restore their independence and safety at home and in the community as fully as possible.
Owner & Physical Therapist
1988 – Bachelor of Science in Biology at Washington State University
1991 – Master of Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University
1997 – Completed the Kaltenborn-Evjenth Nordic System’s long term Orthopedic Manual Therapy program at Puget Orthopedic Rehabilitation
I am a Pullman native and graduate of Washington State University. I received a Master of Physical Therapy degree at Northern Arizona University in 1991. Before moving back to Pullman with my family in 2000, I gained extensive experience in the greater Seattle area as a clinician and manager in private practice. I was fortunate to complete a year-long training program in the Kaltenborn-Evjenth Nordic System in orthopedic manual therapy in 1997 and spent many training hours with Dr. Robert Rinke, PT, DC in his Everett clinic. Troy and I became owners of ProFormance Physical Therapy in 2005.
I have a special interest in the evaluation and treatement of orthopedic spinal conditions. It is my goal that each patient I see understands his/her spinal condition, learns safe movement habits, and implements a proper exercise regimen to maximize function and comfort.
I look forward to working with you so that together we can improve your spinal health.
2007 – Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University
I was born and raised in Clarkston and graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. I went on to obtain a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from Northern Arizona University. In treating patients of the Palouse since 2007, my experience has primarily focused on general outpatient orthopedics with an emphasis in manual and functional techniques to restore function. I especially enjoy working with patients suffering from extremity dysfunctions. I also have a background in geriatric rehabilitation in the skilled nursing setting.
During my time at ProFormance Physical Therapy, I have obtained Kinesio Taping and Graston Technique certifications to more effectively treat my patients. I am one of the few local physical therapists able to cast for custom orthotics. I feel it is important that each patient takes an active role in his/her rehabilitation. Together we can reach your goals one step at a time.
Strength and Conditioning Specialist & Physical Therapist
2011 – Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Nevada, Las Vegas
I grew up in Moscow and attended Brigham Young University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. I went on to attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. My wife and I were married in 2006 and have two very energetic children. I enjoy chasing them around in my free time and exerting what little energy I have left on the basketball court. We recently returned to the Moscow/Pullman area to be closer to family, and I am thrilled to join the ProFormance team.
I’ve worked with diverse patient populations, spending time in outpatient and rehabilitation hospital settings. I am experienced in working with patients with various orthopedic and neurological conditions. I have a passion for orthopedics, with a special interest in sports related injuries. I’m excited to be home and to assist you in any way I can on the road to recovery.
Physical Therapist Assistant
2006 – Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate of Science Degree at Spokane Falls Community College
I have called the Palouse my home since 2006 and have worked at ProFormance the entirety of those years. I grew up in the Spokane area and received my Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Spokane Falls Community College. I thoroughly enjoy working with the full spectrum of patients and the challenges and triumphs they each bring. I have special interests in Lymphedema, manual lymphatic drainage, orthopedics and aquatic therapy.
I am pleased to be working with a diverse group of physical therapists. I consider it a great privilege to be part of a team so committed to helping patients reach their best potential. My husband, Cory, our daughter, Maggie, and I all enjoy working in our garden, hiking Kamiak Butte, and being involved in the community of our small town of Palouse.