We have an excellent team of physical therapists, and our goal is to help you reach your potential, get back on your path, and enjoy this beautiful corner of the Pacific Northwest that we live in!

Pat McBride, PT, DPT
Pat McBride, PT, DPTMount Vernon Clinic Director, Physical Therapist

Contact Info:

Email: pmcbride@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360)428-2700
Fax: (360)428-2701

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, FL

Bachelor of Arts, Pre Physical Therapy
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

Pat began working for Northwest Physical Therapy in 2003. He is originally from the Seattle area, and completed his undergraduate degree at WWU where he ran track and cross country. He continues to be passionate about running, both in his spare time on the trails, and in the clinic, coaching his patients. His desire is not just to rehabilitate the current injury, but to counsel patients in form and technique so they can be lifelong runners and prevent further injuries. He is an excellent educator, whether you have goals to attain or return to a high level of function in sports, a physically demanding job, or maximizing function in your daily activities.

When Pat isn’t in the clinic, he is often spending time with his family, or he may be spotted running barefoot on Galbraith Mountain.

Megan Douglas, President, PT, DPT, MTC, OCS
Megan Douglas, President, PT, DPT, MTC, OCSPresident, Physical Therapist

Contact Info:

Email: mdouglas@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360)428-2700
Fax: (360)428-2701

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, FL

Master of Physical Therapy
Andrews University
Dayton, OH

Bachelor of Science, Zoology
Miami University
Oxford, OH

Certifications/Specializations

APTA Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist
Certified Manual Therapist

Megan began working for Northwest Physical Therapy in 2009, and became President of the company in 2011. She has been a physical therapist for 19 years and has advanced training in orthopaedics and treatment of the spine. She has taught continuing education courses in treatment of the spine/manual therapy and worked as an adjunct in orthopaedics at two different Doctor of Physical Therapy programs.

When she isn’t in the clinic, Megan can be found spending time with her family or friends, camping, paddling, and often running, preferably on a trail in the mountains.

Dan Day, PT, MPT
Dan Day, PT, MPTBurlington Clinic Director, Physical Therapist

Contact Info:

Email: dday@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360)873-8191
Fax: (360) 873-8196

Education

Master of Physical Therapy
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Bachelor of Science, Biology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA

Dan has been with Northwest Physical Therapy for 11 years and is the manager or our Sedro-Woolley office on Cook Road. Dan utilizes a whole body treatment approach based on Gary Gray Functional assessment, and also is able to get results for his patients with his background in the McKenzie Method. Dan is an expert with biomechanics and uses this knowledge to educate his patients, prevent faulty movement patterns, and restore function. He also specializes in treating vestibular dysfunctions and temporomandibular joint dysfunctions (TMJ).

When Dan is not in the clinic, he can be found geocaching with his friends and family, while exploring our local parks and beaches.

Aaron Van Wieringen, PT, DPT, OCS
Aaron Van Wieringen, PT, DPT, OCSSedro-Woolley Clinic Director, Physical Therapist

Contact Info:

Email: avanwieringen@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360)873-8191
Fax: (360)873-8196

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

Certifications/Specializations
APTA Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist

Aaron began as a student/intern at NWPT while completing his Doctor of Physical Therapy at UW.  We were very pleased that he joined our team back then, and is now the Director of our Sedro-Woolley office.  Aaron strives to provide a holistic approach that addresses contributing mechanisms to optimize long-term outcomes for his patients. Evidence-based practice and patient-centered care are hallmarks of his approach to rehabilitative medicine.  He has gone the extra mile to become a board certified orthopedic specialist for the benefit of his patients.

Aaron likes to spend his free time participating in recreational football and basketball leagues. He and his wife have a passion for traveling, preferably to warm destinations with nice, beautiful beaches.

Nicholas Chamley, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC
Nicholas Chamley, PT, DPT, OCS, MTCDirector of Bellingham Clinic

Contact Info:

Email: nchamley@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360)671-2900
Fax: (360)671-2828

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Provo, Utah

Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

Certifications/Specializations

APTA Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist
Certified Manual Therapist

A proud Midwesterner at heart, Nicholas started moving west for school and adventure. While practicing in Portland, OR, he specialized in the assessment and treatment of runners and dancers.  As a life-long learner, Nicholas uses a holistic, patient-centered, evidence-informed approach in empowering people to move without pain, whether that’s grueling miles on single-track or a stroll with the dog.

While using his sense of adventure to benefit others, Nicholas represented NWPT in 2018 on a trip to Haiti with STAND (Sustainable Therapy and New Development) to establish rehab services by treating and training local clinicians.

When not in the new Bellingham clinic, you can find him on ice skates or a yoga mat, climbing rocks or trails in the North Cascades with his loyal pup, Chomsky.

Ashley Shaner, PT, DPT, OCS
Ashley Shaner, PT, DPT, OCSPhysical Therapist

Contact Info:

Email: ashaner@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360)873-8191
Fax: (360)873-8196

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy
A.T. Still University
Mesa, Arizona

Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science
Linfield College
McMinnville, Oregon

Certifications/Specializations

APTA Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist

Ashley is a native Pacific Northwesterner and grew up on San Juan Island.  She left her island home to go to school in McMinnville, Oregon, and then on to Mesa, Arizona, where she completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  After graduation, she lived in Seattle where she completed a two year residency program in orthopaedics  which culminated in a board certified  Orthopaedic Specialty.  Fortunately for NWPT, she left the traffic and busy city to join us at our Sedro-Woolley office following this residency.

When Ashley is not in the clinic, she might be found spending time with her husband, visiting family/friends, outdoors, cooking, traveling, or playing with her cats.

Brielle Kadrmas, PT, DPT, MTC
Brielle Kadrmas, PT, DPT, MTCPhysical Therapist

Contact Info:

Email: bkadrmas@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360) 671-2900
Fax: (360) 672-2828

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Pacific University
Forest Grove, OR

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

Certifications/Specializations
Certified Manual Therapist

Brielle is a Puget Sound native and after returning from Portland where she attained her doctoral degree, she joined the NWPT team in 2017.  She immediately began to home in her manual therapy skills and completed her certification in manual therapy in 2019.  She values lifelong learning and providing excellent evidence-based care. She is eager to pursue a second specialty certification in orthopedics.  She enjoys working with a variety of clients, but her passion is adapting and training functional movement patterns to ensure success outside the clinic.

When she is not in the clinic, you can find Brielle roller skating with the Bellingham Roller Betties, gardening, camping, or hiking.

Davis Hackman, PT, DPT
Davis Hackman, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist

Contact Info:

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO

Bachelor of Arts, Exercise Science
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Davis moved to western Washington to complete his final clinical rotation for his DPT from the University of Colorado. He decided to make northwest Washington home after discovering the sense of community that the region offers. He enjoys utilizing knowledge of biomechanics to help people work, play, and live life to the best of their abilities.
In his spare time, you may find Davis running, climbing, hiking, and/or skiing throughout the trails of Bellingham and the North Cascades.

Jessica Hiestand PT, DPT, CSCS
Jessica Hiestand PT, DPT, CSCSPhysical Therapist

Contact info:

Email: jhiestand@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360) 428-2700
Fax: (360)428-2701

Education:

Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Miami
Miami, FL

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

Jessica has returned home to the PNW after spending time in Colorado and Florida, including some time working in the University of Miami’s athletic training room helping D1 athletes return to sport as safe and strong as possible. Jessica has a passion for manual therapy and spreading her enthusiasm for the human body to her patients using education and exercise.

Her weekends include hiking in the mountains with her dog Presley, jamming to music while meal prepping, waking up early to break a good sweat, and wandering about enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

Kimberly McBride, PT, DPT, MTC
Kimberly McBride, PT, DPT, MTCPelvic Health Therapist

Contact Info:

Email: kmcbride@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360)671-2900
Fax: (360)671-2828

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida

Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Minor in Dance
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio

Certifications/Specializations

Kim has a manual therapy certification from the University of St. Augustine

She also has experience and further education in the specialty field of Pelvic Health for Women and Men.

Kim is a native Midwesterner from Ohio.  She moved out to Bellingham after graduating from Physical Therapy school and has settled here with her family.  Kim is an active member of the Bellingham community, and has been practicing here for over 10 years.  She is a great asset to our Bellingham clinic and serves both Men and Women with pelvic health dysfunctions.

When Kim is not in the clinic, she might be found running with friends, spending time with her kids at the school, or running after a toddler.

Laura Rich, PT, DPT
Laura Rich, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist

Contact Info:

Email: lrich@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360) 755-9111
Fax: (360)755-1320

Education :

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

Bachelor of Arts, Recreation Administration
Minor, Business Administration
Humboldt State University,
Arcata, CA

Certificates/Specializations
Otago Exercise Program Certified

Laura was raised on Lummi Island and returned to Whatcom County after attaining her doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of Puget Sound. She recently joined NWPT and is interested in pursuing specialty certifications in orthopedics and manual therapy. Laura is certified in the Otago Exercise Program, which is an evidence-based strength and exercise program focusing on fall prevention.

When not in the clinic, Laura enjoys spending time outside exploring the PNW with her partner and Labradoodle, Daisy.

Marcie Petricca, PT, DPT
Marcie Petricca, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist

Contact Info:

Email:  mpetricca@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360)428-2700
Fax: (360)428-2701

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Science, Marketing
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina

Marcie was raised in Maryland and after going to grad school in Pittsburgh, she moved to Seattle where she started a family.  Fortunately for NWPT, after a few years in the city, she decided to move north and join our team.

Marcie has a diverse background and spent some time working as a Human Rights intern in India, helped manage a wellness center in Maryland prior to becoming a PT, and has experience as a yoga instructor.

Megan Thomas, PT, DPT
Megan Thomas, PT, DPTPelvic Health Physical Therapist

Contact Info:

Email: mthomas@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360) 755-9111
Fax: (360) 755-1320

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology
California State University, East Bay
Hayward, CA

Associate of Science, Physical Therapy Assistant
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA

Megan is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area in California and worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant for 15 years before moving to the Northwest in 2015 to be closer to family and attend graduate school. She is currently pursuing training as a pelvic health practitioner and has a special interest in helping women during and after pregnancy. Megan is very active with our Washington Physical Therapy Association (PTWA), currently serving as Chair of Communications and Public Relations, and is on the board of the Political Action Committee. She joined NWPT in July of 2019 and is very excited to serve her community in Skagit County!

Sean Dodson, PT, DPT
Sean Dodson, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist

Contact Info:

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY

Bachelor of Professional Studies
Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Spanish

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Sean relocated to Western Washington in 2017 and joined the NWPT team. He is fluent in Spanish and effectively communicates with our Hispanic Population in the Skagit Valley. He was able to utilize these skills on a recent service trip to Nicaragua where he collaborated with physicians at the Center for Physical Health and provided services to local schools, nursing homes, and local clinics. We are happy to have his expertise to help serve the Skagit Valley at our Mt. Vernon office. When he is not treating patients, he may be out on the trails hiking, biking, or practicing yoga.

Stacy Asarian, PT, DPT
Stacy Asarian, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist

Contact Info:

Email: sasarian@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360) 873-8191
Fax: (360) 873-8196

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington

Bachelor of Arts, Literature
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington

Stacy grew up around Puget Sound where she began her career as a professional snowboarder. While competing and filming locally and internationally, she sustained injuries that introduced her to the physical therapy profession. After 8 years as a professional snowboarder and physical therapist aide she decided to pursue her doctorate of physical therapy. Stacy began working for Northwest Physical Therapy in 2013 and has been a great addition to our team.

When Stacy is not in the clinic, she may be found hiking or boarding in the North Cascades with her husband and her chocolate lab, Cedar.

Charleen Cobb, PTA
Charleen Cobb, PTAPhysical Therapist Assistant

Contact Info:

Email: ccobb@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360)428-2700
Fax: 360-428-2701

Education

Associate of Science, Physical Therapist Assistant
Whatcom Community College
Bellingham, WA

Char has been a Physical Therapist Assistant with Northwest Physical Therapy since 2005. She enjoys exercising and is an artist, so she gives out pictures of the best home exercise programs around. Char also leads our PTA and pre- physical therapy students/volunteers, which she coordinates with the PTA program at Whatcom Community College and local Kinesiology programs such as the one at WWU.

When Char is not in the clinic, she may be found with her family, walking her dog, or knitting something fabulous.

Jeannine Chaney, PTA, BS
Jeannine Chaney, PTA, BSPhysical Therapist Assistant

Contact info:
Email: jchaney@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360) 671-2900
Fax: (360) 672-2828

Education:

Associate of Science, Physical Therapy Assistant
Whatcom Community College
Bellingham, WA

Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA

Jeannine is a native of Washington state who received her B.S. in Psychology from WSU and then decided to focus on what she was most interested in and became a Physical Therapy Assistant. Jeannine has always been interested in staying active and living a healthy lifestyle. She has an innate love for running and enjoys participating in local races whether it be 5 miles or a 50k. From these experiences, she knows what it is like to be a patient in physical therapy and is passionate about getting her patients back to the level they need to be to reach their individual goals.

When she isn’t in the clinic, Jeannine may be found hiking the trails near Mt. Baker, fishing with her boyfriend, or playing with her two kitties, Hans Gruber & Cloverfield Jr.

Kevin Lewellen, PTA
Kevin Lewellen, PTAPhysical Therapist Assistant

Contact Info:

Email: klewellen@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360)873-8191
Fax: (360)873-8196

Education

Associate of Science, Physical Therapist Assistant
Whatcom Community College
Bellingham, WA

Associate of Liberal Arts
Skagit Valley College
Mt. Vernon, WA

Kevin grew up in Sedro-Woolley and has been with Northwest Physical Therapy since 2001. He started his career in the Mt. Vernon office, and in 2012 he happily joined the Sedro-Woolley crew in his home town. He became interested in physical therapy after tearing his ACL while playing football at Sedro-Woolley High School, and he learned empathy for patients after having to recover from his own sports injuries.

When Kevin is not in the clinic, he can be found spending time with his family, his three boys, working on his home, or hiking with his wife.

Nate Kipling, PTA, BS
Nate Kipling, PTA, BSPhysical Therapist Assistant

Contact Info:

Email: nkipling@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360) 873-8191
Fax: (360) 873-8196

Education

Associate of Science, Physical Therapy Assistant
Whatcom Community College
Bellingham, WA

Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA

Nate Kipling has worked with NWPT for 11 years. He came to us after completing his bachelor degree and worked several years as a physical therapy aide and helping with company administrative work. He recently finished the physical therapy assistant program and now works with us as a therapist. Nate is a hard worker and always has been, whether he was working summers commercial fishing in Alaska, playing hard on the football field, or working in the clinic, he will now direct those efforts towards helping his patients achieve their goals. When Nate is not in the clinic, he may be competing in some recreational sport, camping, or playing his guitar.

Nate Kok, PTA
Nate Kok, PTAPhysical Therapist Assistant

Contact Info:

Email: nkok@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360)428-2700
Fax: (360)428-2701

Education

Associate of Science, Physical Therapist Assistant
Whatcom Community College
Bellingham, WA

Nate joined the team at the Mount Vernon clinic in 2013. He assists with the Industrial Rehabilitation program, helping our local injured workers recover from their injuries, regain their strength and return to work…and life in general.

When Nate is not in the clinic, he is usually spending time with his wife and three children, doing projects around the house, or hiking and camping.

Kim Firth, MS, LAT, ATC
Kim Firth, MS, LAT, ATCAthletic Trainer

Contact Info

Email: kfirth@nwptsports.com
Phone: (360) 428-2700
Fax: (360) 428-2701

Education

Master of Science, Athletic Training
Franklin College
Franklin, IN

Bachelor of Science, Sport and Exercise Science
Brewton Parker College
Mount Vernon, GA

Kim, originally hails from Doncaster, Great Britain, but more recently joins us from Boston, MA at the beginning of the 2019 school year to begin our partnership with Skagit Valley College Athletics.  She made the transition from teaching physical education K-12 to athletic training 3 years ago.  She splits her time between helping our patients in the the Mount Vernon clinic and serving the athletes at SVC–  GO CARDINALS!!  Kim is a firm believer in educating her patients and athletes on being an integral part of their own treatment and she is happy to give back to the community with NWPT.

When she is not is the clinic, Kim can be found walking her dog, Leo, or on the soccer field.

Christopher Hensley, LMT, BA
Christopher Hensley, LMT, BALicensed Massage Therapist

Contact Info:

Email: chensley@NWPTSports.com
Phone: (360) 755-9111
Fax: (360) 755-1320

Education

Licensed Massage Therapist, LMT
National Holistic Institute
Emeryville, CA

Bachelor’s in Religious Studies and Anthropology
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA

Chris is a recent transplant from Bay Area California, and has been doing massage professionally for the last 5 years. He is a specialist in Neuromuscular Therapy massage; basically, his focus is on rehabilitative, and recovery massage techniques. That means if you suffer from chronic pain, are post-surgery, acute injury, or just stressed out there is something he might be able to do for you. Most of his work can be described as “Hurts-so-good”, but don’t let that put you off, he is dedicated to finding the happy balance of therapeutic and relaxing massage for every patient.

When not working you can find Chris exploring this beautiful area with his fiancee, and learning about the wonders of the Pacific Northwest.