Real Rehab Staff



Izette Swan, PT, DPT

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Izette Swan is a founder and owner of Real Rehab. She is a 1997 graduate of the University of Washington Physical Therapy Program and more recently receiver her Doctor of Physical Therapy and Business Management from the Evidence in Motion Institute. Through the completion of…

Deb Lehtinen, DPT, COMT

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Deb Lehtinen is a Seattle native who, after watching the UW Huskies plays in the 1978 Rose Bowl decided the UW was the place to go. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 1994, and returned to the University of Washington for Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, graduating in 1997. Following graduation, Deb…

Bethanie Bayha, DPT, OCS

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Bethanie works with clients of all ages and emphasizes function in the evaluation and treatment of both athlete and non-athlete clientele attempting to provide education and interventions to promote optimal return to an active lifestyle and to prevent re-injury.  She is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and has completed the…

Alison Gillespie, DPT

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Alison Gillespie came to physical therapy in a roundabout manner. She graduated from Whitman College with a Bachelor of Science in Geology, after which she worked . She attended University of Washington and attained a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2011. During her studies, she particularly enjoyed participating in research on gait dynamics as part of the UW Biomechanics lab. She has been…

Catherine Nutting, PT, OPT, OCS

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Catherine is a strong believer in the trans-formative effect of physical therapy and empowering others to be as healthy and active as possible for as long as possible. She believes in developing strong interpersonal relationships with her patients, and incorporates concepts from her experience with health and…

Deborah Scheibe, DPT, CKTP

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Deb has a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA and also has Bachelor of Arts in Geology, Concentration in Environmental Studies, Carleton College, Northfield, MN. Deb is an orthopedic and sports physical therapist, and enjoys working with all levels and types of athletes, with special interests…

Emily Thomas, PT, DPT

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Emily is a graduate of Gonzaga University where she earned a BS in Human Physiology before heading to the mountains of Denver to attain a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University. At Gonzaga, she competed as a track and cross-country athlete, earning first team All-Conference athletic and All-American academic honors, and setting…

Kelsey Dawson, DPT, OCS, CFMT

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Kelsey Dawson is a Pacific Northwest native, growing up in Everett, Washington. Through her own experiences as an athlete and her own injuries, Kelsey became interested in becoming a physical therapist to help others recover from injuries and to maintain active lifestyles. Kelsey received her B.S. in Exercise Science from…

Kerry Mauri, PT, MS, OCS, CMPT

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Kerry Mauri is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science in 1999, and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2001. While in college, Kerry was a Division I Rower, receiving an athletic scholarship to compete on the Crew Team. As a member of the team, she was voted the team’s Most Valuable Player, and…

Michelle Bostick, DPT

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Michelle Bostick brings to our clinic experience working in multiple orthopedic outpatient settings and with a diverse range of patients, covering the lifespan from pediatrics on up. Michelle focuses on identifying the biomechanical causes of her patients’ injuries, and…

Phil Armiger, MPT

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Phil Armiger became part of the Real Rehab team in 2011 and brought with him a specialty in biomechanical and gait analysis and custom orthotic intervention. Phil completed his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Hahnemann (now Drexel) University in Philadelphia, and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from…

Samantha MacDonald, DPT, TPI

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Samantha MacDonald (Sam) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California and played on their women’s soccer team. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington. In graduate school, Sam helped to create…

Bruk Ballenger, PT, DPT

Bruk Ballenger is no longer at Real Rehab Sports + Physical Therapy. He may be reached at either


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