PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT, CIMT, ATC, CSCS, CEAS, CPI, TPI, SFMA, CCI
Doctor of Physical Therapy & Owner
Christi has been practicing physical therapy for over 22 years in the outpatient setting. She graduated from Chapman University in Orange, CA with her Masters in Physical Therapy in 1997. She then went on to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Western University of Allied Health Sciences in Pomona, CA in 2002. Christi spent an entire year in a Manual Therapy based Residency program and has extensive certifications and experience in Functional and Integrative Manual Therapy, Vestibular Rehab, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Cranio-Temporal Mandibular Dysfunctions, and Sports Rehab. She is also a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, Certified Weight Management Specialist, Certified Nutritionist, and Certified Clinical Instructor. Christi has a long history of working with high school, college, and elite athletes as well as with the general population. She strongly believes that every person has untapped existing potential to heal given the right environment for healing. Her treatment philosophy involves a lifelong, comprehensive and integrative systems approach to physical therapy with a special emphasis on incorporating manual therapy to find the driver of the symptoms. Christi looks forward to the opportunity to educate her patients, fellow colleagues and practitioners, and the general public about the gift of wellness and health in promoting a fuller quality of life through Pre-habilitation and aftercare at our clinic in the Normandy Park community. In her spare time, Christi enjoys traveling and experiencing different cultures and is often considered a “foody”. She lives for outdoor activities including skiing, golf, volleyball, soccer, and hiking. Additionally, she loves singing and playing drums. She feels grateful to be able to share her life with her husband and two beautiful daughters.
Laura has been a Physical Therapist for 26 years. She got her undergraduate degree from Western Washington University in Exercise Science and then went on the earn her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington, graduating in 1993. She has been working exclusively in outpatient orthopedics for the past 22 years. She enjoys working with teens through senior citizens treating orthopedic injuries, musculoskeletal dysfunction and post-operative rehabilitation. She believes that there is always more to learn about the body and strives to find the most effective treatment techniques to get results that her patients can see and feel right away and provide education regarding their condition to empower them to better manage their symptoms independently between sessions and throughout their lives. The past 3 years she has focused her continuing education on courses to treat Pelvic Floor Dysfunction including the use of biofeedback equipment as well as courses through The Institute of Physical Arts for the core and pelvic girdle. Through the Titleist Performance Institute, she has certifications for: The Body-Swing Connection (Golf Screen), Golf Fitness, and Medical for treatment of golf-specific injuries and golf-specific rehabilitation. She is also certified in the use of K-Coach which provides 3D data for assessment of the golf swing as well as constructing personalized, biofeedback driven programs with training drills and exercises. She just celebrated her 25th Wedding Anniversary on NYE 2019 and has 2 boys, Freshman and Sophomore, at the UW so the Husky tradition continues. In her free time, she likes to go to movies and travel to hot sunny places in the winter. She has become a real rugby fan with season tickets for the Seattle Seawolves, Seattle’s Major League Rugby team.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Aaron received his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Washington in 2016 and has also worked as a certified nuclear medicine technologist with a specialization in cardiology. He has worked primarily in orthopedics with a neuro-motor focus, helping people from ages 0 to 99. He has completed post-graduate coursework on muscle energy technique and pain classification for chronic pain treatment. Aaron believes in empowering his patients to be the “pilot” and strives to be the “co-pilot” for their healing, offering knowledge about evidence-based treatment, cutting-edge techniques, and experience about what has worked for other people. In his spare time, he loves cycling, running, geocaching, and keeping up with his wife and three young daughters.
Ann graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1994 after having attained both her undergraduate degree in Biology and her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She has practiced locally in outpatient orthopedics for the past 26 years. Her passion is to keep patients active no matter their age or activity. Previously a competitive cyclist, she understands the pain and frustration of injury and enjoys working with athletes to help them maximize participation in their sport. She especially appreciates the geriatric population and problem-solving to allow this age group to remain independent and functioning safely in their living spaces. Finally, she has experience working with cancer patients and assisting with rehabilitation for cancer fatigue-related issues.
A true Northwest native, Ann was raised and still resides in Des Moines, WA. She appreciates and savors all that the area has to offer. When she is not working, she might be seen running, biking, skiing at Crystal Mountain, or paddling the Puget Sound. She and her husband homeschool their daughter and will admit they have met their ultimate challenge (and learned quite a bit along the way as well.)
Licensed Massage Therapist / Physical Therapist Assistant
Laura has been practicing physical therapy since 2010 in an orthopedic setting focused in sports rehabilitation, working with the Seahawks to local little league champions, musculoskeletal injuries, and pre- & post- surgical rehabilitation. Laura graduated from Pima Medical Institute in Seattle, WA in 2010. With increasing interest with the body, she graduated from Cortiva Massage School in 2017. Her interests are in breast health and became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in order to help improve breast awareness & self-care before & after surgeries for all genders. Laura is passionate about the health & the well-being for everyone. Laura’s hobbies are vittles & libations, ocean therapy, and spending time with her adult children and traveling with her husband.
Licensed Massage Therapist / Physical Therapist Assistant
Bryce has been practicing physical therapy and massage therapy Since 2002, working in mostly post-surgical inpatient orthopedic and outpatient orthopedic settings. Bryce graduated from The University of Hawaii in Asian Studies and went on to obtain a massage degree from Hawaii College of Health Sciences and a PTA degree from Kapi’olani Community College. Bryce feels very aligned with the Kintsugi mission to provide a synergistic approach to health and wellness, based on individual needs and goals. Bryce enjoys spending time with his wife and son, traveling, yoga, playing the ukulele, and visiting his homeland of Windward O’ahu.
PTA, Astym Cert, CKTP, CCI
Physical Therapist Assistant
As a 2005 graduate from Green River Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Emily has 13 years of experience in the field of physical therapy. She has worked in the outpatient setting treating orthopedic injuries, musculoskeletal dysfunction, post-operative rehabilitation, lymphedema, and cancer rehabilitation. Emily is a Certified Astym Provider, Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner, and Credentialed Clinical Instructor. She has a special interest in manual therapy and has also received training in Muscle Energy Techniques and the Strain-Counterstrain technique. Emily believes in a holistic approach to physical therapy and strives to personalize every treatment session to meet the needs of her patients. Emily is a mom to two beautiful, rambunctious boys and a dedicated wife to her husband of 15 years. She has a deep love of the water and enjoys swimming and paddling on the Hood Canal. She also enjoys cooking, sourdough baking, knitting, reading, and listening to true crime podcasts.
Front Office Coordinator
Sarah is originally from Northern CA (Bay Area) and moved to Washington when she was a child. After completing high school, she decided to go back to California to complete her Bachelor of Science Degree at Dominican University of California with a major in Biology. Sarah loves being in the medical field and helping others improve their quality of life. She believes that every encounter from the beginning to the end is an integral part of the patient’s entire healing experience and she is happy to assist in that process. Being from the Bay Area, Sarah is a big fan of Bay Area professional teams. In her spare time, she loves to experience different foods, workout, and spend time with her family.
Purpose: Why we exist…
Kintsugi exists to bring superior value and empower you to live a joyful, healthier life.
Core Values: Who we are…describes your deeply held foundational beliefs.
- Respect – We treat each other and those we serve with dignity and respect. We act with honesty, integrity, straightforward communication and genuine compassion.
- Excellence – We are passionately relentless in our commitment to providing exceptional patient and employee experiences each and every day.
- Innovation – We embrace change and innovation and pride ourselves in finding creative solutions to overcome obstacles or challenges we encounter. We strive for continuous advancement.
- Achievement – We are results oriented, focused and decisive in achieving our objectives. We value ongoing personal, professional, and corporate growth and celebrate every win with pride and enthusiasm.
- Teamwork – We foster a positive, mutually supportive environment with clear communication and teamwork. We share ideas and information and give honest feedback and accept constructive criticism. Our culture is driven by values and principles and we strive to achieve greater things together.
- Fun – We have fun through work and appreciate being part of a team that is making a difference. We believe our work is important but do not take ourselves too seriously. We are here by choice, not necessity, and we believe in seeking other perspectives to create balance.
- Community – We value investing in ourselves and our company. We enjoy developing a deeper connection within our community in Normandy Park and the surrounding area.
Mission: What we do…what sets us apart from other competitors?
Our mission is to empower you to meet your prehab, rehab, and wellness needs by providing personalized, high value, professional, and holistic care.
Vision: Where are we going and how will we know when we have arrived?
We will be recognized by the Normandy Park community as the leader in providing the most integrated and personalized care for prehab, rehab, and wellness services. Recognized by the healthcare profession as a healthy and desirable business who values and promotes our employee’s job satisfaction and positive life-work balance. Recognized the world over as the industry leader in embracing one’s imperfections, living intensely, and finding happiness through Kintsugi Nation.