Sarah Eid PT, DPT
Specializing in Orthopedics and Sports Injuries

Sarah graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 2016. She is working toward her Postural Restoration Certification. She enjoys tailoring treatments to each patient’s needs and goals.

Her skills and areas of expertise include:

– Total body postural alignment with a focus on breathing techniques and postural awareness
– Orthopedics and sports injuries including post-surgical rehabilitation
– Vestibular therapy for patients with dizziness or imbalance
– Running gait analysis
– Footwear assessment and recommendations
– Soft tissue techniques and joint mobilization
– Taping to help retrain joints and muscles for appropriate loading/unloading during movement

Her interests outside of work include hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, biking, traveling, playing tennis, and spending time with her family.

 

Kendra Widner PT, DPT
Lead Physical Therapist, Specializing in Neurological Issues in Adults and Children

Kendra is the outpatient clinic lead. She graduated from Washington State University with her Bachelor of Science, and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of South Carolina. She incorporates manual therapy and full body assessment into her sessions, with an emphasis on treating the person as a whole. Her areas of interest are:

– Myofascial release
– Neurological impairments including post stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury
– Geriatric populations
– Dizziness and Vestibular disorders

When not at work, she enjoys camping, hiking and exploring the outdoors with her husband and son.

 

Emily Poling DPT, PT
Specializing in Pelvic Floor Treatments 

Emily graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science-Kinesiology from Central Michigan University and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis. She enjoys empowering her patients to reach their mobility goals in the clinic. Her experience includes:

– working with ages ranging from adolescents to older adults
– neurological conditions: stroke, traumatic brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, spinal cord injury, and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
– orthopedic conditions such as post-op rehabilitation and sports related injuries
– vestibular disorders such as dizziness and impaired balance
– treatment techniques including: soft tissue massage, muscle energy techniques, positional release, core stabilization, joint mobilization, and postural correction

In her free time, Emily enjoys playing rugby, snowboarding, baking sourdough bread and crocheting.

 

Ariella Berlinski OTR/L
Specializing in Upper Extremity Deficits and Pediatrics

Ariella graduated from the University of New England in Portland, ME with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy. OT is the perfect balance between her love of science and helping people of all ages live their life to the fullest. Over the last 5 years she has gained experience working with infants to older adults across a variety of settings including skilled nursing facilities and outpatient clinics. Most recently, she became certified in LSVT Big, a specialized program for people with Parkinson’s Disease. She looks forward to working with the Snoqualmie community to promote living life to its fullest potential.

In her free time she enjoys yoga, reading and camping

 

Janna Stombaugh OT/L
Upper Extremity Orthopedic Management, including Surgical Interventions and the use of Dynamic Splinting

Janna is the Lead Occupational Therapist at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. Janna graduated from Occupational Therapy school in 2004 at Eastern Washington University. Janna has worked across a variety of settings in her career, including acute care, skilled nursing facilities, home health, subacute settings and outpatient therapy. Janna is a certified ergonomics assessment specialist who completes workstation evaluations for employees at Snoqualmie Valley Hospital. She has a special interest in neurological impairments, upper extremity conditions and working with older adults with a focus on patient’s goals to obtain their highest possible level of independence.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, skiing, biking, running, camping and gardening.

 

Jamie Hitchcock CCC-SLP
Specializing in Speech Language Pathology 

Jamie graduated with a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Washington University in 2016 and is currently completing a clinical doctorate program in Speech Language Pathology from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.  She has experience in providing speech therapy services to the adult and geriatric population across a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, with primary clinical focus in: 

– Aphasia and other acquired language disorders
– Swallowing impairments (dysphagia)
– Cognitive-communication impairments (memory, attention, executive functioning)
– Dementia and behavioral management
– Speech and voice disorders
– Post-stroke recovery and progressive neurological disease management 

Her interests outside of work include creative writing, gardening, playing soccer, and hiking with her dog. 

 

Fauzia Karmali RPT, CMPT,
Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Fauzia graduated from McGill University in Montreal Canada in 1996 with a BSC in Physical Therapy. She is a certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) and specializes in the following skills and techniques including:
Core stabilization and re-training post injury

– Neck, thoracic and lumbar spine stabilization using neuro-muscular stabilization and re-patterning
– Muscle energy techniques, soft tissue/deep tissue release
– Pre and post-partum education and health for moms
– Sports specific training, post-op joint replacement rehab
– Taping techniques using McConnell approach to unload joints and for realignment
– Ergonomic training for back to work
– Lymphedema Treatment, manual lymph drainage and compression bandaging

Her goals are to provide personalized care to each individual based on their needs. She incorporates stabilization into every joint and functional activity to prevent future injuries. She has an extensive background in a variety of settings and likes to focus on core stabilization combined with manual therapy to integrate the body as a whole.

Her interests outside of work include: co-leading her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop, coaching and playing soccer, camping, reading, baking with her girls and traveling the world.

 

Tyra Bell
Outpatient Office Coordinator

Tyra Bell completed her Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Management & Leadership from Bellevue College. She completed her internship as a part of her degree at the Washington State Department of Health, as an Administrative Assistant. Tyra also worked for Swedish as a patient coordinator in multiple departments.

Her hobbies include hiking, swimming, reading and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her family and friends

 

 

Amy Johnson OTR/L
Director of Rehabilitation

Amy Johnson, director of Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapist, is a graduate of the University of Washington. She has been practicing in the field over 25 years in a variety of clinical settings including acute care hospitals, home health, outpatient services and skilled nursing. She has more than 17 years of experience managing therapy programs to facilitate patients/clients meeting their goals in effective and efficient means within the ever-changing healthcare environment. Amy is a long-standing member of the Washington Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association advocating for her profession and the patients/clients that require services.  She has also served on multiple educational boards to promote the advancement of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and Occupational Therapy programs.  Amy enjoys striving to achieve excellence in the services her department provides through facilitating a team approach to rehabilitation and recovery in both our inpatient and outpatient programs.  She takes pride in the quality outcomes and successes our clients experience to reach their goals.