Silver Lake

Jordan Heisler

Why I am a PTA: I was introduced to physical therapy for the first time as a high school athlete. Even though it wasn’t always fun, the overall experience was quite positive. This is what prompted me to pursue a career path as a physical therapist assistant. I love being a PTA because I get to interact and build rapport with a very diverse population. The best part of my job is getting to be a part of someone’s road to recovery. This involves working closely with each patient to help maximize their potential so that they can achieve both their short and long-term goals.

Continuing education commitment: I consider myself extremely lucky to be surrounded by such knowledgeable, fellow clinicians; I soak up as much information that I can from each one of them. My patients are constantly teaching me new things as well. Over the course of my career I will be taking various continuing education classes to stay up to date with the latest and greatest treatments/techniques that physical therapy has to offer. Doing this will help me improve my skill set to become a better overall therapist.

Personal interests: I’ve been a big Seattle sports fan ever since childhood. I love how sports can bring a community so close together. I’ve had the opportunity to attend many Seahawks home games since the early 2000s, so football season is always extra special for me. Once baseball season rolls around, I enjoy getting out to Safeco Field to root on the M’s. I really miss the Sonics and am an avid supporter of bringing them back to Seattle. I can’t get enough of traveling- whether it’s visiting family in different parts of the country or flying to watch the Seahawks play on the road. During my spare time you’ll probably find me in the kitchen cooking, barbequing outside on the grill, shooting hoops, or hanging out with friends.

Educational background: Kinesiology (Bachelor of Science); Media Analysis (minor) – Arizona State University, 2011

Physical Therapist Assistant (Associate in Science) – Whatcom Community College, 2016

Katie Schweitzer

Katie Schweitzer grew up in the Midwest area and completed BA General Science from Cedar Rapids Coe College. Katie completed Masters in Occupational Therapy from Touro University Nevada. She started her Hand therapy career in Las Vegas Nevada working for three orthopedic Board Certified Upper Extremity specialist before relocating to Washington State. I became an Occupational therapist to make a difference in the world and wanted to help people return to activities they love to do. Since then I am dedicated to learn advanced treatment options for hand injuries and continue to improve skills by attending lectures, seminars and conferences in addition to regular review of current peer reviewed articles. I enjoy outdoor activities with hiking in the mountains, running with friends and seeing movies at the theater. I enjoy traveling around the world to absorb as much culture and history as possible.

Linda Shuger

Andrew Amirr

Jeff Kriegel

Why I am a Physical/Occupational Therapist: I didn’t know of the profession until becoming a patient after a knee injury in high school.  While the experience was not entirely a joy, I truly appreciated the recovery process and my return to my normal activities.  Being empowered by my therapist with many of the tools to enhance my functional return was transformative.

Personal Interests: In his free time, Jeff enjoys time spent with his wife and two girls.  He usually has a DIY project or two ongoing around the home and still gets in a few soccer matches.

Educational Background: Jeff graduated from the University of Washington in 1996 with a BS in Psychology.  He received his Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 2000 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2005.

DPT, CMPT, CSCS

Janet (Chen) Fowler

Why I am a Physical/Occupational Therapist: I've always known I wanted a career path that involved helping people. I though I could be the most helpful to my parents and family if I became a PT. From there the actual joy and desire of being a PT evolved for me. I consider myself very lucky to be doing what I enjoy.

Continuing Education Commitment: Learning never ends. I am drawn to classes that are based on functional biomechanics (of joints and of person) and neurologically sound in theory.  

Personal Interests: Simplicity – being in the moment with my kids; holding hands with my husband; petting my dog and cat; having a good conversation; eating good food; traveling to new places; experiencing new things.

Educational Background: BS in Human Biology from EWU 1996, Masters of Physical Therapy from EWU 1998, Certified Manual Physical Therapist 2008, Vestibular Therapist Competency Certification 2012

MPT, CMPT

Heather Klos

Why I am a Physical/Occupational Therapist: My path to becoming a physical therapist started from a desire of wanting to make a difference.  Guidance from teachers and my parents helped lead me to this profession, which blended my early passions of athletics and science.  As I studied the human body more in college, I became fascinated with how the smallest detail, even in a cell, could affect an entire system.  I found this same consistency while studying biomechanics of the human body.  I was amazed how the smallest change that altered normal movement patterns could create significant dysfunction over time, eventually causing pain.   I enjoy acting like “Sherlock Holmes” in identifying and treating the underlying factors to help stimulate healing and return a person to pain free daily activity.   That is a fun journey to go on with a patient!

Continuing Education Commitment: My goal is to continue to grow and learn from as many experts as possible.   The knowledge gained from these experts I will always inspire me to push myself to learn more and never be content with where I am.  I have chosen to take courses that emphasize excellent biomechanical evaluation skills and sound clinical reasoning.

Personal Interests:

I love dogs, and am a proud owner of two wonderful boxers.  That in itself at times seems like a full time job working on draining their energy and training them to be polite dogs in public.  

I’ve played piano since the age of five years and cherished the opportunity to train as a classical pianist in college and accompany the University choir.  Currently I’m content with working on individual pieces in my spare time.

I grew up a “Blazer Believer” in Oregon and love the drama sports can provide.  Especially when the Ducks play the Huskies!

Educational Background:

Undergraduate degree from Pacific University with a major in exercise science and a minor in music

Earned my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University

Taken levels I-III from North American Institute of Manual Therapy including their Thoracic/Rib course

Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) earned 2012

Currently enrolled in an 18 month  IMPACT program in the process of earning my certification in manual therapy (CMPT)

DPT, COMT, OCS

Christy Green

Christy grew up in the Puget Sound area and completed her occupational therapy training at The University of Puget Sound in 2000.  She started her occupational therapy career in the United States Army, serving on active duty for four years at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  While in the Army, she earned a special designation as an Upper Extremity Neuromusculoskeletal Evaluator.  She then relocated to Washington State and has been working at Cascade Rehabilitation since 2004.  Christy attained her hand therapy certification in 2007.  Since then she has continued to advance her clinical skills by attending advanced hand training seminars and with regular review of current peer reviewed literature.

In addition to spending time with her husband and three children, Christy enjoys singing with her church’s worship team and exercising.

OTR/L, CHT

Brent Kerr

Why I am a Physical/Occupational Therapist:  I became a physical therapist because I wanted to work in a profession where I could work closely with people on a personal level in order to help them improve their lives.  Physical therapists get to spend more time directly with patients than most medical professions, so I get the chance to get to know my patients well.  Physical therapy also fits multiple interests of mine: sports/physical fitness, anatomy and physiology, and solving problems.

Continuing Education Commitment: I am continuously working to improve my knowledge base and set of skills in order to expand my treatment options and techniques.  I am currently achieving a Certification in Manual Therapy from the Institute of Manual Physiotherapy and Clinical Training (IMPACT), which I will complete in May 2015. 

Personal Interests: In my spare time I like to get outside, no matter the weather.  My favorite activities include hiking, camping, gardening, hunting, fishing, basketball, and watching Seattle sports.  Go Huskies!

Educational Background:

University of Puget Sound, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2013.

University of Washington,  Bachelors of Science in Physiology, with a minor in Chemistry, 2010.  

DPT, COMT

Silver Lake

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
  • Friday: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Clinic Staff:

  • Jeff Kriegel, DPT, CMPT, CSCS
  • Janet (Chen) Fowler, MPT, CMPT
  • Christy Green, OTR/L, CHT
  • Heather Klos, DPT, COMT, OCS
  • Brent Kerr, DPT, COMT
  • Katie Schweitzer, MSOT, OTR/L
  • Andrew Amirr, PTA
  • Jordan Heisler, PTA
  • Linda Shuger, LMP

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