Lyssa graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington where she also completed her bachelor’s degree. She has experience with neurological, cardiopulmonary, and musculoskeletal conditions. She is passionate about providing comprehensive care to ensure that not only the injury is resolved but that also the individual has reduced risk of future injuries. Lyssa enjoys treating sports injuries, pre and post surgery rehabilitation, prevention visits, gait training, chronic pain, and traumatic injuries. In her free time she enjoys adventures with her dogs, volunteering to provide physical fitness to low-income youth and spending time with her family.
She sees patients at both clinic locations.
Angela Messerli, DPT
Angela graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She has experience working with a wide variety of patients across the lifespan. Her passion for providing patient-centered, holistic care inspired her to pursue a specialty in pelvic floor rehabilitation. Angela is certified in treating women's, men's, and transgender health issues such as chronic pelvic pain, incontinence, interstitial cystitis/chronic prostatitis and more. Through continued professional development Angela plans to specialize in oncology rehabilitation and lymphedema management. Her approach to physical therapy values the unique goals, circumstances and experiences of each individual. She strives to help each patient reach their goals (big or small) through a combination of evidence based manual therapy techniques, functional exercises, patient education and empowerment.
Angela sees patients at both Life in Balance locations.
Elise Becker, DPT
Elise graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Washington University in St. Louis. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient orthopedics (performance sports, aquatic therapy, workman’s compensation), acute care, and inpatient and outpatient neurological rehabilitation (post-stroke, spinal cord injury, and amputation). Elise has also worked with the University of Washington Athletic Department as an athletic training intern and assisted in athlete rehabilitation both on and off the field. Elise is STOTT Pilates Mat and Reformer trained, and plans to continue her professional development by specializing in women’s health and by getting her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification. Elise treats each person based on a Movement Systems Impairments approach. Each person is analyzed not only at the source of his/her injury, but from a lens that finds a root cause of the problem and aims to prevent the injury in the future.
Elise treats patients solely at our Burien location.
Megan Sherman, DPT
Megan is a graduate of the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at the University of North Florida. Her background includes working with a variety of patients, from those in skilled nursing facilities to athletes returning to sport to pediatric care in the school setting. She is certified in treating women’s health issues such as incontinence and pre/post-partum conditions. She is also a STOTT Pilates Certified Instructor, and enjoys incorporating Pilates-based exercises in her patients care as well as teaching a individual Pilates sessions and a Thursday night group class. She believes treatment should be based on the individual and focused on their personal goals.
Megan sees patients solely at our West Seattle office.
Jennifer Howe, MPT, COMT
Jennifer graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Masters in Physical Therapy. She is a Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT), as credentialed by the North American Institute of Orthopedics and Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). This training focuses on specific assessment and treatment of all extremity joints, as well as a comprehensive approach to the spine. She enjoys combining her manual therapy background with exercise and movement education to address her patient’s needs. Jennifer also works at the University of Washington where she assists in teaching a class on the spine to the doctoral students. Jennifer feels that her greatest role as a PT is to empower her patients to reach their goals, whether that is to get out of a chair, walk the dog or run a marathon.
Jen treats patients at our West Seattle clinic.
Tricia Yost, DPT, LMP, OCS
Tricia graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound. She is also a licensed massage practitioner (LMP) and has advanced certification in treating pelvic floor issues such as incontinence, pelvic pain, interstitial cystitis, and pre/post-partum conditions. She has completed LII coursework and partial certification testing in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedics and Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and is a STOTT Pilates Certified Instructor. Additionally, she is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) and has trained in the Connect Therapy model.
Tricia sees patients Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in West Seattle. She is currenlty booking 1-2 months out for new patients.
Life in Balance Physical Therapy & Pilates 5410 California Ave SW , Ste 101, Seattle, WA, 98136 206-913-8082 1800 SW 152nd St, Ste 200, Burien, WA, 98166 206-743-8942