Laurel Charbonneau, DPT
Laurel is a Seattle native who earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Oregon. She 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) and is skilled in utilizing both manual therapy and functional exercises to improve pain and dysfunction. She 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 is still a work in progress.
Laurel looks forward to assisting you at our Normandy Park clinic.
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.
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 patients at both locations.
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 folks at both of our locations.
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.
Stephanie 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.
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 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.