LaURA JEWETT, DPT
Laura graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington. She has experience treating a variety of orthopedic conditions including the female pelvic floor, and has a strong background in core activation that began with her STOTT Pilates Certification and work prior to attending PT school. She draws from an eclectic mix of continuing education including manual therapy coursework, kinesiotaping, functional movement seminars, and most recently training focusing on peri-natal care including assessment and treatment of diastasis recti. Laura is passionate about supporting her patients in their individual journey and helping them to maximize their quality of life.
Most recently Laura has added the role of a barre instructor to her repertoire. She enjoys taking barre and yoga, running, biking, neighborhood walks with her Bernedoodle, exploring the beauty of the PNW (even though she was born and raised in Tacoma), and keeping up with her active family.
Laura will start seeing patients in September at our West Seattle location!
Laurel Charbonneau, DPT
Laurel is a Seattle native who earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Oregon. She is a Certified STOTT Pilates Rehab Instructor and has extensive orthopedic experience treating a variety of health conditions including acute injury, over-use injury, chronic pain, vestibular disorders, post-operative patient recovery and post-motor vehicle accident return to function. In addition to multiple years in orthopedics, Laurel also has level one trauma hospital experience primarily on the neuro-spine and orthopedic units. This inpatient experience broadened her orthopedic knowledge especially for treating patients post-operatively and coordinating care for patients with coexisting health conditions. She has completed further education with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). Laurel is committed to a collaborative, patient-centered approach to physical therapy. This approach allows her patients to gain a deep understanding of their injury or medical condition and achieve their individualized rehabilitation goals.
When not helping her patients she enjoys hiking/walking, jogging, snowboarding, weight lifting, HIIT workouts, and racquetball. She also aspires to become a great gardener and cook, which are works in progress.
Laurel looks forward to assisting you at our Normandy Park clinic.
Laurel is currently on leave until mid-May.
Meagan Kapostasy, DPT, OCS
Meagan earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University. She treats female and male pelvic floor conditions such as incontinence (urinary and fecal), constipation, and pain. She has a strong background and interest in neurological rehabilitation, particularly Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. She is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and is continuously developing her manual therapy skills by training with North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). She has recently become Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) certified. SFMA enables Meagan to focus on full body movement and integration to best assess the cause of pain. This, coupled with Meagan's competitive sports background in cross country and ultimate frisbee, helps her rehab athlete's injuries and increase movement efficiency to get them back on the field quickly and safely.
In her current free time she hikes with the BearSnake group, knits intensely, and spends time with her Muy Thai obsessed husband.
Meagan treats patients solely at our Normandy Park office.
Davida Krueger-Toscher, DPT
Davida earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at CUNY Hunter in NYC. She treats all outpatient orthopedic conditions and has advanced training in treating patients who are experiencing prolapse, pelvic pain (including painful scars and pelvic congestion), and incontinence. She especially enjoys working with post-partum women empowering them to return to their pre-baby lifestyles and activities. Davida believes physical therapy should be a collaborative process where the therapist and patient work together to help the patient reach her/his goals. When not treating patients, Davida enjoys crossfit, running, and exploring the PNW with her family.
Davida see patients at both of our locations.
Davida is currently on leave until late May.
Julie Wojtaszczyk, DPT
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.
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 treats Women's Health concerns, especially the female pelvic floor. 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, LMT, OCS
Tricia graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound. She is also a licensed massage therapist (LMT) 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 level two 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 Clinical 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 is continuing her life-long learning with Functional Anatomy Seminars and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS).
Tricia sees patients primarily in West Seattle and occasionally in Normandy Park.