Meet the Outpatient Rehabilitation Team


Kay Ballen, OTR/L

Kay Ballen is an occupational therapist with more than 25 years of experience in therapy. She specializes in neuro-rehabilitation including Parkinson’s’ disease, CVA, MS, TBI, orthopedic conditions, COPD, arthritis and ergonomics. Her treatment addresses upper extremity function, vision, cognition and how these affect patients’ safety and independence within their home and community.

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Eric Byrnes, DPT

Eric Byrnes treats orthopedic conditions of people of all ages. He has a special interest in work injuries and incorporating manual therapy along with functional movement strategies in order to ensure a healthy return to work. He also enjoys working with athletes, becoming interested in the field after suffering an athletic injury himself. Eric received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of South Dakota.

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Marcy Campbell, SLP-CCC

Marcy Campbell is a speech-language pathologist who works with individuals with a variety of neurological conditions including stroke, MS, Parkinson's disease and traumatic brain injury. She is a Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) Certified Clinician. Marcy earned her Masters of Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington.

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Calvin Chen, DPT

Calvin Chen is a licensed physical therapist who enjoys helping individuals of all ages in an orthopedic setting. He integrates different treatment approaches, including manual therapy techniques, functional exercises and patient education in order to create an effective individualized program for his patients. He hopes to be a valuable resource to help his patients achieve their goals. Calvin received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington.

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Susan Diekema, OTR/L

Susan Diekema is a licensed occupational therapist with more than 30 years of experience in therapy working with a wide range of conditions including CVA, tBI, Parkinson’s disease, M.S., stroke and dementia. She has been certified in LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s disease and has specialized training in the field of ergonomics in home and work settings. She enjoys helping people identify and obtain their functional goals. Susan earned her BS and Masters of Science of Occupational Therapy degree at University of Washington.

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Evelyn Donascimento, PTA/L

Evelyn Donascimento is a physical therapy assistant with fourteen years experience working with persons diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebrovascular accidents, traumatic brain injury, dementia and other neurological disorders. She earned her Associate of Science in Physical Therapy at Miami Dade Community College.

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Andy Dujenski, DPT

Andy Dujenski's treatment approach is to perform a functional assessment of the patient and prescribe a treatment plan that is specific to each individual’s needs through manual therapy and therapeutic exercises. He enjoys working with all ages and injuries including sports injuries, post-surgical, repetitive strains and all orthopedic conditions. Andy earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Des Moines University and a Bachelor’s of Sports Medicine from Eastern Washington University, where he worked with the football and track teams. 

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Rebecca Falk, MS, CCC-SLP

Rebecca Falk is a speech-language pathologist with more than 20 years of experience providing treatment to individuals with various neurogenic swallowing, communication and cognitive impairments resulting from stroke, brain surgery, traumatic brain Injury, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. She is also a Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) Certified Clinician. Rebecca received her Masters of Science in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University. 

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Melissa Gilbert, DPT, NCS

Melissa Gilbert is a licensed physical therapist with a strong interest in neurological rehabilitation, specifically seeing patients with Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis, as well as other neurological disorders such as stroke and traumatic brain injury. She is board certified in Neurologic Physical Therapy with the APTA. She is also a certified MS specialist with the Consortium of MS Centers, as well as certified with the LSVT BIG eprogram for Parkinson’s disease. She has given numerous talks on MS and exercise as well as on fall prevention for the neurological population. Melissa earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Washington.

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Amy Gordon, PT

Amy Gordon is a licensed physical therapist who specializes in the treatment of pregnancy and post-partum dysfunction and pelvic floor rehabilitation in women and men. Amy takes a hands-on approach to looking at how everyday activities contribute to pain and dysfunction. She emphasizes core strengthening and sports-specific training when appropriate. She also enjoys employing manual therapy techniques and teaching self-care strategies to facilitate a rapid return to optimal health. Amy earned her Master of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University. 

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Michelle Greenheck, DPT

Michelle is a licensed physical therapist who enjoys working with patients in both the orthopedic and vestibular settings. She believes in a patient-centered and evidence-based treatment approach, focused on individualizing treatment programs based on the patient's goals. She values using hands-on techniques combined with exercise as well as educating patients on techniques in preventing further injury to help patients return to the activities they enjoy. Michelle is a vestibular rehabilitation specialist through the Herdman Certification and received her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from The Mayo School of Health Sciences in Rochester, MN.

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Ann Hansen, PT

Ann Hansen is a licensed physical therapist with over 25 years of experience working with individuals facing neurological and orthopedic challenges. She enjoys working with clients to achieve their goals while helping them to gain insight into optimal bio-mechanics to improve balance, strength and mobility. She is certified in vestibular rehabilitation through the Herdman Vestibular Competency course. Ann earned her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at Columbia University.

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Emily Hansen, SLP

Emily Hansen is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in treatment of neurological conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. She enjoys working with the range of areas that speech therapy encompasses, including changes in speech, voice, language, cognition, memory and swallowing. She has been certified and provides the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment. Her philosophy is to partner current evidence with patients’ personal goals to maximize recovery for improved communication and quality of life. Emily earned her Masters of Science from the University of Washington.

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Gaea Haymaker, OTR/L

Gaea Haymaker is a licensed occupational therapist with a special interest in treating patients with neurological disorders including stroke, MS, Parkinson’s disease, cancer and traumatic brain injury. Her treatment approach emphasizes functional activities, home safety and upper extremity and neurological rehabilitation in order to make life easier, safer and fuller for patients and families. Gaea received her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound and previously worked as a Spanish language interpreter.

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Connie Henderson, PT, CLT

Connie Henderson is a physical therapist with certification from KLOSE for treatment of lymphedema. She's also attended specialty courses in rehabilitative therapies for breast cancer, balance and vestibular rehabilitation to address the functional impairments that may occur as a result of cancer therapies. Connie graduated from the University of Washington.

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Cristin Hovee, DPT, NCS

Cristin Hovee is a licensed physical therapist with a clinical focus in neurological rehabilitation. She provides evidence-based care to optimize neurological function to improve her patients overall quality of life. Cristin is a vestibular rehabilitation specialist through the Herdman Certification, and is also certified in the LSVT BIG program for Parkinson's disease. She is an Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association. Cristin earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University, and her board certification in neurologic physical therapy in 2017.

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Julia Icenogle, OTR/L, CHT

Julia Icenogle is a certified hand therapist and licensed occupational therapist specializing in the treatment of orthopedic hand and upper extremity issues. She has special expertise in creating custom orthoses and adaptive tools, and is dedicated to providing compassionate care for patients undergoing conservative and/or surgical treatment for hand, wrist, and elbow conditions. Julia earned her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Kansas. 

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Laura Kerns, PT

Laura Kerns is a licensed physical therapist with additional training in manual therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute. She earned her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 1989. 

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Katie McGee, DPT, WCS

Katie McGee enjoys treating injuries and conditions related to recreation and athletics across the lifespan. In addition to orthopedic physical therapy, Katie specializes in pelvic health. She is a board-certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist. Katie earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington. 

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Jim Mellon, DPT

Jim Mellon is a licensed physical therapist and also a certified manual physical therapist through the Ola Grimsby Institute. As recreational athlete, Jim understands first-hand how a skilled physical therapist can help a person return to the activities that they enjoy after an injury.  He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound.

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Julia Noreika, PT, DPT

Julia Noreika is a physical therapist who enjoys building interpersonal relationships, providing compassionate patient care and empathetically understanding each patient’s history and background. She combines evidence-based practice as well as holistic patient care to achieve each person’s best possible functional outcomes and quality of life. Julia earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Washington and is certified in vestibular rehabilitation through the Herdman Vestibular Competency course.

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Alicia Nowak, DPT, NCS

Alicia Nowak is a licensed physical therapist specializing in treatment of neurological conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, brain injury, multiple sclerosis and vestibular disorders, with additional training in vestibular therapy. She is a certified Neurological Clinical Specialist (NCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is also a certified LSVT BIG clinician. Alicia is an advocate for fall prevention programs and is a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adult (CEEAA) through the Academy of Geriatric Physical therapy. Alicia earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington..

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Marie Robert, OTR/L, CHT, CLT

Marie Robert is a certified hand therapist and licensed occupational therapist who specializes in treating orthopedic conditions of the hand and upper extremity. She is skilled with the fabrication of custom orthoses, and has special experience with the rehabilitation of traumatic injuries to the hand, wrist, and elbow. Marie draws on over a decade of clinical experience to provide customized care for each patient. She received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Washington.

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Josh Saylor, PT, MPT, OCS, CSCS

Josh Saylor is a physical therapist who loves helping people get back to doing what they enjoy. He has more than 15 years of clinical experience,and uses a treatment strategy based on what patients/clients wish to achieve. He went to PT school at University of Washington and has a BA in Exercise and Sport Science from Western Washington University. He is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Clinical Instructor.  

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Susan Smith, PT

Susan Smith specializes in lymphedema therapy and breast cancer rehabilitation. She earned her physical therapy degree from Eastern Washington University

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Philip Vande Pol, PT, OCS

Philip Vande Pol treats primarily orthopedic conditions in a young adult to elderly population. He is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, with a special interest in the hip and its influences on lumbar and lower extremity conditions. Phil’s treatment approach emphasizes manual therapy, exercise and patient education to speed return to function post injury. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa Physical Therapy Program.

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