Philosophy of Care
Successful physical therapy requires active patient participation. Applying latest quality research, we will help you with hands on treatment, various therapeutic modalities, customized therapeutic exercises and activities and guidance toward the development of new, healthier habits.
We believe if we treat you, you will always be a patient, but if we teach you, you can treat yourself and maintain the benefit of our treatment.
Our commitment is to provide quality physical therapy treatment in a warm and friendly environment.
Shauna is a graduate of the University of Washington's School of Physical Therapy. She has been a member of the APTA, a national Physical Therapy association, as well as PTWA, a Washington state Physical Therapy association since 1993.
She has worked as a Physical Therapist since 1995, gaining skill working with inpatient acute, inpatient sub-acute rehabilitation, inpatient ventilator dependent, neurological, outpatient orthopedic, sports medicine and home health clients. She opened this clinic for outpatient physical therapy in December 2004.
She is a certified Neurostructural Integration Technique and Kinesio Taping practitioner. She also has in depth training in Myofascial release, Craniosacral release and Trigger point release.
Shauna moved from Seattle to Quilcene in 2001 and enjoys reading, gardening, camping, hiking and interacting with our local flora and wildlife. She lives with her husband Robert and their two "furry children" Caremelle and Kodi.
Breanne graduated from Quilcene High School in 2002, and then started her undergraduate studies at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA. She graduated from Olympic Community College in 2009 with her AAS, Physical Therapist Assistant degree.
She spent the first year out of school at a busy out-patient orthopedic PT office, treating and working with a variety of patients and many different conditions.
She was thrilled to learn that OPPT was in need of an assistant, and started here in 2010.
Breanne enjoys running, hiking, boating, and spending time with her family and friends.
Kara graduated in 2010 with a bachelor of science degree from Liberty University and in 2014 with an assosciates degree for Physical Therapist Assistant from Whatcom Community College. She interned in multiple settings including home health and pediatrics in the school district before she discovered that an outpatient clinic is where she wants to be. Kara is so grateful for the opportunity to work in a facility within the community she lives in.
Kara enjoys any outdoor activities including exploring, hiking, and swimming in the canal. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Michael graduated from Olympic College in 2011 with an AAS degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant following a lifelong interest in physical education and 40 years as a yoga student and instructor. He has worked since graduation in both inpatient and outpatient settings and particularly enjoys employing manual therapy skills and techniques such as myofascial and trigger-point release as well as creating sustainable home exercise programs.
Michael also enjoys hiking, handicrafts, Native American flute, and playing with his grandchildren.
Claire graduated in 2014 with an associates degree for Physical Therapist Assistant from Olympic College. Her experience includes skilled nursing, and multiple out patient clinics, until she was able to settle in her home town of Quilcene, at OPPT.
Claire enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, camping, yoga, kayaking and swimming in the canal. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends and fur babies.
Gail received M.S. in Physical Therapy from University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 1995 and has worked at various outpatient clinics on the Olympic Peninsula including Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend, Port Hadlock & Quilcene.
She loves the Great Northwest & enjoys hiking, backpacking, live music & cross-country skiing. She is passionate about physical therapy & helping adults restore/maintain peak physical fitness for return to having fun!