Julie graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Washington University in St. Louis. She has a strong background in outpatient orthopedics and is experienced treating a wide range of patient populations, including those with spine injuries, sports and overuse injuries, balance and gait impairments, chronic pain, complex musculoskeletal conditions and post-operative rehabilitation. Julie’s education is based on the Movement System Impairment approach with a focus on specific exercise and movement pattern reeducation. Her treatment focuses on emphasizing education and active treatment to address the cause, not just the source, of a patient’s dysfunction. Julie firmly believes in the importance of clear communication and the value of empowering patients to take control of their own health in order to reach their goals. Julie treats patients at the West Seattle location.
Tim Stanton, DPT
Tim received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He has extensive experience treating all age groups with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Tim has additional training in manual therapy which focuses on assessment and restoration of proper mobility for the body. Tim personally has a sport and weight lifting background which helps shape his training approach for all patients. He believes that all activities are important, whether lifting weights, children, or potted plants. In his free time Tim enjoys soccer, fitness, music, and drinking coffee. You can find him at our West Seattle office.
Michelle On, DPT
Michelle received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Science (USAHS), which involves the Stanley Paris approach. She has a certification in myofascial manipulations through USAHS and has previously worked as a personal trainer. She has experience working with a variety of conditions including sports injuries, chronic pain, neuromuscular impairments, and post-operative rehabilitation. Michelle is a STOTT Pilates trained instructor and incorporates core strengthening Pilates exercises into her treatments. She is also pursuing her orthopedic certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy(NAIOMT). She believes in applying an evidence-based approach so her patients can achieve successful physical therapy outcomes. Starting in May 2018, Michelle will be solely in our Burien office.
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. 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 , CSCS
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. She has advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation, is a STOTT certified Pilates Mat, Reformer, and Barre instructor and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Elise treats each person based on a Movement Systems Impairment 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.
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 female 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 LJLI Connect Therapy model, which utilizes a holistic framework in the treatment of the body and whole person. Most recently, she has become a certified Selected Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) practitioner. Tricia sees patients in West Seattle.
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