Mariah earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. Mariah is a female pelvic floor physical therapist treating conditions such as incontinence and return to function after pregnancy. She treats all orthopedic conditions and has experience treating patients in a youth and adults sports training facility. She also has experience with equine-based physical therapy. Mariah utilizes a Movement Systems Impairment approach towards treating her patients with an emphasis on education. Mariah works to make therapy treatments and home programs a seamless and functional fit geared towards the patient’s lifestyle.
Mariah treats patients in West Seattle and Normandy Park.
Stephanie Schultz, DPT
Stephanie graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Pacific University in Oregon. She is certified in Graston Technique and is a Certified STOTT Pilates Rehab Instructor in Mat & Reformer. She is a skilled manual therapist, has trained in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and has taken numerous courses in therapeutic Pilates, which has enabled her to assess for movement dysfunction and train correct movement patterns in her patients. Stephanie uses both movement education and manual therapy to help provide a collaborative treatment and help her patients reach their goals. She understands that every person who comes into the clinic is different, and that each person has a unique movement dysfunction that likely set them up for the condition that led them to physical therapy in the first place. She treats each person as an individual. She cares very much for the well-being of her patients and wants them to have the best experience possible, where they truly feel heard and cared for. An Oregon native, Stephanie is now enjoying new adventures in Washington. She trained in ballet for 17 years and very much enjoys the Performing Arts. She also enjoys traveling, finding good places to eat, going for long walks, and participating in exercise classes. Stephanie works at our West Seattle office.
Meagan Kapostasy, DPT, OCS
Meagan earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University. She treats female pelvic floor conditions such as incontinence. 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 debates starting a family with her Muy Thai obsessed husband. Meagan treats patients solely at our Normandy Park office.
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 Normandy Park location.
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.
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.
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, 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 has become a certified Selected Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) practitioner and is continuing her life-long learning with Functional Anatomy Seminars. Tricia sees folks in West Seattle.
Life in Balance Physical Therapy & Pilates 5410 California Ave SW, Ste 101 , Seattle, WA, 98136 206-913-8082 19711 1st Ave S, Normandy Park, WA, 98148 206-743-8942