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Bruce J. Snell, MS, PT, SCS, ATC

Bruce J. Snell, MS, PT, SCS, ATC

Education:
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  • Master's of Science in Physical Therapy - Indianapolis University 1982
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology - University of Washington 1980
  • Certified Athletic Trainer - National 1981
  • Specialist - APTA Board Certified Sports Specialist '88 & '96
Memberships:
  • Sports Section - American Physical Therapy Association
  • National Athletic Trainers Association
Professional:
  • PT/Athletic Trainer: Tacoma Stars, MISL 1984-1994
  • PT/Athletic Trainer: Olympic Games, Sydney Australia '00
  • PT/Athletic Trainer: Soccer World Cup, Seoul Korea '02
  • PT/Athletic Trainer: Soccer World Cup, Germany '06 and '11
Presentations:
  • World Cup Symposium on Sports Medicine of Soccer
  • Shoulder Course
  • Prevention and Care of Sports Injuries
  • Biomechanics of the Forearm. Wrist & Hand
  • Proactive Approach to Musculoskeletal Injury and Degeneration
Intererest in PT:
  • Sports Medicine
  • Athletic Rehabilitation
  • Shoulder Rehabilitation
  • ACL Injuries in Women Athletes
  • Care and Prevention of Soccer Injuries
Hobbies: Family activities, water skiing, boating.

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Troy Lindstom, DPT, SCS, ATC

Troy Lindstrom, DPT, SCS, ATC

Education:
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy - University of Puget Sound 2002
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education - University of Puget Sound 1999
  • Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, 2006
Memberships:
  • Sports Physical Therapy Section APTA
  • Washington State Physical Therapy Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • National Athletic Trainers Association
Educational Courses:
  • Orthotics and Biomechanics of Human Gait, Levels 1 & 2
  • N. American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Level 3
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • Overuse Injuries in the Running Athlete
Interest in PT:
  • Orthotic Casting and Fitting
  • Providing High School Athletic Training
  • Foot and Ankle Evaluation and Treatment
Functional and Sports Rehabilitation Hobbies: Golf, travel, outdoor activities, running, and is an avid Husky, Seahawks and Mariner Fan.

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Lisa Wellman, DPT

Lisa Wellman, DPT

Education:
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy - University of Puget Sound 2005
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science - Bloomsburg University 2002
Memberships:
  • American Physical Therapy Association Women's Health Section
Educational Courses:
  • North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy
  • Beyond Kegels
Presentations:
  • Effect of Perceived Psychogenic Stress on Pain Intensity for Timing of Increased Pain Episodes in a Patient with Chronic Pelvic Pain at APTA Combined Section Meetings
Interest in PT:
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Women's Health
Hobbies: Running, snowboarding, outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

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Mike Rosendahl, DPT

Mike Rosendahl, DPT

Education:
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • University of Puget Sound 2012
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • University of Washington, 2009.
Completed Con Ed Courses in:
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Lower Extremity Injuries in the Adolscent Athlete
  • Advanced Lumbopelvic Examination and treatment
  • ACL and PCL examination, treatment and post-surgical management
Favorite Quote:
  • “Attitude is Everything!”

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Connor Naccorato PT, DPT, CSCS

Connor Naccorato PT, DPT, CSCS

Education:
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy - University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences 2016
  • Manual Therapy Certified (MTC)
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology - Western Washington University 2013
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist – NSCA 2013
Memberships:
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) – Orthopedic Section
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA)
Post-Graduate Continuing Educational Courses:
  • E1- Extremity Evaluation & Manipulation
  • E2 - Extremity Integration
  • MF1 - Myofascial Manipulation
  • S1 - Introduction to Spinal Evaluation and Manipulation
  • S2 - Advanced Evaluation & Manipulation of Pelvis, Lumbar & Thoracic Spine Including Thrust
  • S3 - Advanced Evaluation & Manipulation of Cranio-Facial, Cervical & Upper Thoracic Spine
  • S4 - Functional Analysis & Management of Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex
Professional Presentations:
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation for Clinical Management of Bilateral Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence: A Case Report. - Presented at APTA Combined Sections Meeting
Interests in PT:
  • Sports Medicine and Rehab
  • Spinal Evaluation and Management
  • General Orthopedics
Hobbies:
  • Backpacking, hiking, traveling, golfing, snowboarding, rock climbing, soccer, and most other sports and outdoor activities. Go Hawks!

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Christina McDuffie, DPT

Christina McDuffie, DPT

Education:
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Eastern Washington University, 2012
  • BS in Physical Education with a concentration in Pre-PT, Pacific Lutheran University, 2009
Memberships:
  • American Physical Therapy Association
Educational Courses:
  • MET for pelvis, sacrum, lumbar spine and muscles of the hip
  • Clinical Strategies for the Restoration of Posture, Balance and Gait
Special Interests in PT:
  • Orthopedics and Geriatrics
Best Achievements:
  • Female Athlete of the Year in high school
  • A full ride academic scholarship to PLU
Personal Interests:
  • Playing soccer and spending time with family and friends
Favorite Quote: "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." Mahatma Gandhi

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Craig Armstrong, PTA

Craig Armstrong, PTA, Certified Functional Movement Screener

Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education - Indiana University 1990
  • Associate's Degree in Science - University of Indianapolis 1998
Memberships:
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Orthopedic Special Interest Group APTA
  • Functional Movement Systems
Educational Courses:
  • Functional Movement Screening Levels 1 & 2
  • Functional Strength - An Updated Approach to Exercising Patients
  • NASMI: Shoulder, Hip & Knee: Functional Assessment and Treatment
  • Sport Specific Rehab- Eval & Treatment of Shoulder and Core Functional Movement and Corrective Exercises
  • Biomechanics for Rehab of the Knee
  • Managing Challenging Spine Cases
Interest in PT:
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • General Orthopedics
  • Work Related Injuries
Hobbies: Running, basketball, golf, softball and spending time with family

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Stacey Short, PTA

Stacey Short, PTA Education:
  • Associates Degree in Physical Therapy - Pennsylvania State University
Memberships:
  • American Physical Therapy Association
Special Interests in PT:
  • Orthopedics and Sports Therapy
Second Career Choice:
  • Interior Design or Real Estate
Favorite Movie:
  • Lonesome Dove
Best Achievement:
  • Marrying my best friend
Personal Interests:
  • Home Improvement
Favorite Quote: "Pain Is Temporary, Quitting Is Forever"

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David Andrews, ATC

David Andrews, ATC

Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education & Sports Medicine - Washington State University 1984
Memberships:
  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Washington State Athletic Trainers Association
  • Northwest Athletic Trainers Association
  • United States Olympic Committee
  • USA Sports Medicine Society
Professional:
  • USA Men's National Soccer Team Athletic Trainer: World Cups in South Korea '02, Germany '06, and South Africa '10
  • USA Olympics, Beijing '08
  • USA Women's National Soccer Team Athletic Trainer: World Cup in Germany '11
  • Head Athletic Trainer, Gig Harbor H.S. 2000-present
  • Head Athletic Trainer, Seattle Sounders Professional Soccer '94-'96
  • Head Athletic Trainer, Tacoma Stars Indoor Soccer '89-'93
Presentations:
  • NATA NW Conference '08 - ATC in Soccer
  • Soccerfair 2001, Management of Head Injuries
  • WIAA medical certification, Sports Medicine
  • WIAA medical certification, The Injured Knee
  • Kent Youth Soccer Assoc. Medical Update
  • National Ski Patrol NW Chapter "Ski with the Knee" 2005
Interest in PT:
  • Injury Prevention in Sports Medicine
  • Orthotic Care of Lower Extremity Pathologies
  • Strength and Agility Training
Hobbies: Camping with family, skiing, outdoor activities, motorcycling and guitar

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Steve Tollan, CSCS

Steve Tollan, CSCS

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology - Western Washington University 1987
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - CSCS 1997
Memberships:
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association
  • National "B" License Soccer Coach
  • Washington State Soccer Association
Professional:
  • Speed and Agility Consultant to: University of Puget Sound Men's Soccer
  • Pacific Lutheran University Men's Soccer
  • Fitness Trainer for Washington Premier Soccer Club
  • Consultant to UPS & PLU Men's Soccer
  • Owner of Tollan Sports Training Systems
Educational Courses:
  • Sport Specific Training Conferences
  • National Strength and Conditioning Conference
  • Functional Training "Breaking the Bonds of Traditionalism" 2002
  • First to the Ball with Vern Gambetta
Presentations:
  • Washington State 2001 Soccer Fair - Speed and Agility for the Serious Soccer Player
Areas of Specialty in PT:
  • Sports Rehabilitation - High Level Functional Activities for the Return to Sports
Hobbies: Soccer, Running, Coaching Soccer, Golf, and Director of Speed and Agility Camps

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Kristin Wirth, DFHT

Kristin Wirth, DHFT

Education:
  • Associate's degree, Pierce College
  • DHFT, Diagnostic Health & Fitness Tech
Memberships:
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)
Special Interests in PT:
  • Equestrian Sports Rehab, Core Strengthening, Stabilization and posture
Second Career Choice:
  • Professional Horse Whisperer
Favorite Movie:
  • Anchorman
Best Achievements:
  • 2009 Zone 9 National Adult Amateur
  • 1.00m Jumper Champion
Personal Interests:
  • Surfing, Camping and Adventuring
Favorite Quote: "A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skilled Sailor" (English Proverb)

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Cynthia Werner

Cynthia Werner

Education:
  • BS in Health and Wellness - Sports Management and Nutrition
Memberships:
  • Personal Trainer Certification AFAA
  • Team Beachbody
  • TRX Certified
Second Career Choice:
  • Nutritionist and Fitness Consultant
Favorite Movie:
  • The Notebook
Best Achievement:
  • Obtaining a college degree at the age of 45
Personal Interests:
  • Spending time with my four children, cycling, teaching cycle/fitness classes, paddle boarding, boating and reading
Favorite Quote: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13

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