Our team of highly qualified physical therapists are trained in orthopedic and sports physical therapy for all ages and abilities. We focus on treating the cause of injury, not just the symptoms.
Sports & orthopedic injuries
Prenatal & Postpartum Rehab
Aquatic Pool Therapy
Neck & Back Injuries
Shoulder Surgery Rehab
Pre & Post ACL Injuries
Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
Work Related Injuries
ASTYM Soft Tissue Therapy
Alter G anti-gravity treadmill
Functional Performance Testing
Balance and Fall Prevention
Slow motion video analysis
Active Release Technique
Deep tissue manipulation
Make An Appointment
Interested in making an appointment with a physical therapist? It’s easy! Simply select your preferred location in Downtown Spokane, Kendall Yards or Liberty Lake and then give us a call. We are happy to answer your questions and get you started on your road to recovery.
In addition to our traditional physical therapy services, we also offer women’s health, aquatic therapy and concussion management. Read below to find out how we can help you get back to your best self.
We use a comprehensive approach to treating pelvic floor dysfunction in prenatal and postpartum women. We strive to empower our patients through education and movement-based care.
Brian earned his BA from the University of Washington and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University. Brian specializes in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. Brian combines his unique sports medicine education, his sports background as a player and coach, and his passion for the game to provide cutting-edge therapy and performance training.
Brian has been an adjunct professor teaching in EWU’s Physical Therapy Department since 2007. He was elected a board member for the Private Practice SIG in 2016 and he also proudly serves on the U-District Foundation Board. Brian has provided community educational talks to Washington Trust Bank, SNAP, Wa. State Dept. of Transportation, Leadership Spokane, SYSA, Washington State Employees Credit Union, NE Kiwanis, Morning Star Boys Ranch, Avista, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lee & Hayes, Gonzaga’s Business School, EWU Exercise Science Department, and Washington Alliance for Physical Education. Brian is Certified as an Emergency Medical Responder and in Applied Functional Science by the Gray Institute.
Matt received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. Prior to George Fox, Matt graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from Whitworth University where he also played basketball reaching the Elite 8 and the Sweet 16’s twice.
He is very passionate about the patients that he works with, helping them achieve their full potential while using evidence-based practice in his treatments.
Matt completed a physical therapy serve trip to Uganda in the summer of 2018 where he treated children with various disabilities and limitations. He worked to leave a lasting impact by educating and empowering leaders and individuals in the community on how best to care for those in need.
He is originally from Spokane and a West Valley High School graduate. In his free time, he enjoys everything outdoors, including hiking, fishing, paddle boarding, and archery.
Christine graduated from Western Washington University with a BS in Exercise Science and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University. Christine is a Physical Therapist and a board certified Sports Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Emergency Medical Responder.
Christine is a clinical instructor, guest lecturer in EWU’s DPT program, and writer on health topics in the Spokane Club Signals magazine. She enjoys promoting and living an active lifestyle with her husband and three children. Christine has been a member of the U-District team since 2005.
Chris grew up in Denver, CO and received his undergraduate degree in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University. While attending CSU, he also worked for the athletic training department primarily with the CSU football team. He then attended Regis University where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Chris recently joined the U-District team when he moved to Spokane in the Spring of 2016. He enjoys playing golf, the outdoors, and is an avid sports fan, especially when it comes to the Denver Broncos.
Jeff earned his BS and Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University. Jeff is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He combines his unique educational background to provide physical therapy services to youth athletes through active seniors.
Aaryn received her undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University, where she played collegiate tennis. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California. Aaryn is our downtown clinic’s physical therapist manager. She has previous experience in pediatric physical therapy and has been a member of the U-District team since 2007.
Emma joined the U-District team in 2021. She graduated from Gonzaga University in 2017 where she also played for the women’s basketball team. In her career she advanced to the NCAA sweet 16 and won 4 WCC tournament titles. After multiple injuries requiring physical therapy she decided to pursue a career in this field. Outside of work Emma enjoys playing basketball, hiking, baking and spending time with friends and family.
Riki is deeply rooted in the Spokane community and U-District Family. Riki grew up in the Spokane Valley, where she enjoyed playing softball and basketball for University High School. It was during this time that Riki was first introduced to physical therapy and U-District PT while rehabilitating her knee after ACL reconstructive surgery. Riki worked as both an intern and a physical therapy aide at U-District PT while pursuing her B.S. in Biology from Eastern Washington University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She then received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University before rejoining the U-District Team in 2015. Riki has a passion for health/wellness with special interest in Orthopedics and Women’s Health Physical Therapy. While not working, Riki enjoys all things active including crossfit, cycling and travel..
Amber earned her BS at Washington State University, where she also competed for the WSU swim team and was honored as a NCAA All American Academic Athlete. She then earned her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University.
Amber has combined her passion for swimming and rehabilitation by becoming aquatic therapy certified and has been working in aquatic therapy since 2002. She is also certified through the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Specialist, an elite certification held by less than 5% of physical therapists. Amber specializes in manual orthopedic therapy and aquatic therapy. Her focus is on individualized research based physical therapy to return you to your desired level of function.
Erin received her BS in Exercise Science from Gonzaga University where she played club volleyball and ultimate frisbee. She then earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and was president of her class at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Erin has had a lengthy career at U-District since 2008. Erin started as an intern, was hired on as a PT aide, became a patient after having ACL reconstruction and is proud to complete her journey as a Physical Therapist and the clinic manager at our Kendall Yards location.
Erin’s passion is in orthopedic manual therapy and exercise focused treatment utilizing research-based techniques to restore you to your best level of function. She derives joy from working with a variety of people, ranging from kids to older adults with all manners of lifestyles, hobbies and goals. When not working, she can be found reading, gardening, keeping up with her two boys and husband, fly fishing and camping.
John graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. During his studies he gained experience as a personal trainer and additionally, he is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Cycling Coach, and has worked extensively with endurance athletes as a physical therapist, coach, and consultant. John has presented at multiple national and state conferences, including a platform presentation at the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy National Conference on the role of resistance training in runners. He also holds multiple adjunct faculty roles in local physical therapy programs and is a delegate representing the American Physical Therapy Association of Washington. While he works with individuals of all abilities and ages, he has a clinical focus in conditions related to the knee and hip (specifically ACL reconstruction rehabilitation), working with tactical athletes, and endurance athletes. He aims to provide holistic treatment that emphasizes understanding of the whole person, and empowering individuals to have a positive relationship with exercise and movement. Outside of professional responsibilities, John enjoys competing in endurance sports, rock climbing, backpacking, and landscape photography.
Jamie joined U-District PT in 2015. She received her doctorate from Eastern Washington University, and is a licensed physical therapist in the state of Washington. Her interests include: orthopedic rehab, return-to-sport, pediatric/teen rehab, and manual therapy. Jamie is also a certified strength/conditioning specialist (CSCS-NSCA), and a member of the Sports Section of the APTA.
Before joining U-District, Jamie was a two-time All-American rower at Yale, and a 6-time member of the US Rowing Team. While rowing for Team USA, she won seven World Cup medals, set a world record, and was the port-reserve for the 2012 Olympics in London. Since retiring from elite rowing, she has served as rowing’s rep to the Athletes Advisory Council of the US Olympic Committee. She also traveled with Team USA as the athlete rep at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 2018 Pyeong Chang Paralympics, and 2016 Rio Paralympics. When she’s not working, Jamie enjoys trail running, coaching xc-skiing on Mt. Spokane, and eating ice cream at the Scoop.
Sami grew up in Milwaukie, OR and earned her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences from Whitworth University where she also played second base for the softball team. In her career, she was a two-time selection to the Academic All-District Division III Softball Team. She went on to attend Eastern Washington University where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Sami joined the U-District team in the fall of 2018. Her professional interests include orthopedic rehabilitation and women’s health / pelvic floor rehabilitation. Outside of work, Sami enjoys playing softball, basketball, spikeball, running, paddle boarding, watching any and all Oregon Duck games, and spending time with her dogs, friends and family.
Kaitlyn grew up in Hillsboro, OR and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Idaho. As a Vandal, she competed 4 years of golf earning athletic and academic all-conference honors. She went on to receive her DPT at the University of Colorado. Kaitlyn joined the U-District team when she moved to Spokane in 2022, and enjoys treating patients with all types of injuries using a combination of manual therapy and specific exercise. Kaitlyn is committed to being a lifelong learner, completing a year-long post-professional Orthopaedic Certification through Evidence in Motion to advance her manual therapy and clinical skills. Kaitlyn became Board Certified as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in 2021. She also has additional training in women’s health. During her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their dog, playing golf, skiing, cooking, and trying out local restaurants.
Andrew grew up in Northern Kentucky and earned a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Northern Kentucky University. He then attended Marshall University in West Virginia where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Andrew was a student PT at the U-District in 2015 and later returned to Spokane and the U-District as a full time Physical Therapist in 2017. He enjoys all outdoor activities, climbing, soccer and spending time with his wife, their two daughters and two dogs.
Trevor joined the U-District Team in 2022. He graduated from Washington State University in 2016 for his undergraduate degree and from Eastern Washington University for Physical Therapy in 2022. Trevor found his passion for physical therapy when he was a patient receiving his own PT after an ankle injury while playing soccer in college. Trevor enjoys getting to know his patients and helping them reach their goals. Trevor fell in love with exploring Spokane and the nearby areas as he loves to hike, camp, fish, and golf.
Cody was born and raised in Kennewick, Washington. He moved to Spokane to attend Whitworth University where he played football for the Pirates and earned his bachelor’s degree. Spokane became his home so much so, he decided to stay and attend Eastern Washington University where he earned his DPT. What he enjoys most about physical therapy is being able to connect with his patients and help them down the road to recovery. He particularly likes working with orthopedic conditions such as post-surgery and sports related injuries. When not in the clinic you can find him outside hunting, fishing, hiking, or cheering on his favorite sports teams.
Chris joined the U-District team in 2021. He graduated from physical therapy school at the University of Southern California in 2014, followed by completion of an orthopedic certified specialist (OCS) residency program at Pine Street Physical Therapy in 2016. He grew up playing competitive soccer through high school, spent several years surfing during his undergraduate years at UC Santa Barbara, and now enjoys fly fishing, camping, and fighting off the dad bod by working out in his home gym.
Mackenzie is a recent EWU DPT graduate joining our Hamilton location. She is from Snoqualmie, WA and enjoys traveling, playing soccer and outdoor activities. Mackenzie’s favorite aspect of physical therapy is the power of movement and human resilience and being able to connect and build relationships with patients and colleagues. As a graduation celebration, Mackenzie traveled to New Zealand with her parents to watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup! You can also find Mackenzie assistant coaching for the Whitworth Bucs women’s soccer team!
Tyler was born and raised right here in Spokane, WA and has been a member of the U-district team since 2015. He graduated from WSU with his B.S. in Psychology and minor in Kinesiology, Then again from SFCC in 2018 with his A.A. in Physical Therapist Assistant. He first became interested in Physical Therapy after tearing his ACL twice while skiing. He enjoys being outside and loves the winter and snow sports. He was also a very avid soccer player and still really enjoys the sport and helping people return to the activities that they are passionate about.
Rob grew up in Walla Walla, WA prior to getting his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Eastern Washington University in 2011. He would then go on to get his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Spokane Falls Community College. Rob has spent the majority of his professional career treating patients in an outpatient orthopedic setting, but also has experience in aquatic therapy, chronic pain, and injured workers. He was drawn to the field of physical therapy with hopes to be involved in the community, promote physical fitness and improve his patient’s quality of life. He also enjoys weightlifting, combat sports, and is an avid NBA fan.
My name is Brandi, I was born and raise in Spokane, Wa. I earned my bachelors in science at Eastern Washington University and studied exercise science with a minor in psychology and personal training. After that I went to Spokane Falls community college for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. I would love to specialize in pelvic floor, shoulder and knee injuries in the near future. I am also personal training and nutrition certified. I love to lift weights, compete in bodybuilding and powerlifting, and also love to snowboard, hike, dirt bike, and hang out with my doggo and boyfriend in my free time.
Erika was born in Snohomish, WA and graduated from WSU with her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology and minor in Business Administration in 2017. In 2018, Erika joined the U District team as an aide and front desk employee for 3 years. She left for school at SFCC and graduated in 2023 with her A.A. in Physical Therapist Assistant. Erika has gained her certification in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy. She was interested in the physical therapy field with her own experiences of injuries from soccer, softball, wakeboarding, and snowboarding. During her free time, she enjoys going on hikes with her dog, golfing, paddle boarding, road trips, and winter sports.
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Tayler recently graduated from Spokane Falls Community College, Physical Therapy Assistant Program. Prior to this position, she was an aide with our company for nearly two and a half years. “I’m a people person!. So wherever the people are, you’ll most likely find me!” On the weekends Tayler enjoys making coffee for others, spending the day cozied up in a blanket watching movies, or enjoying a hike outdoors. “Whether you start your day off with movement or coffee, either way I’m your gal!”
U-District PT continually looks to hire skilled Physical Therapy Aides that embrace our core values of Encouragement, Teamwork, and Development. We are looking for talented, personable, and professional individuals that add value to our company. As a physical therapy aide, your role is to work with physical therapists to provide a positive experience for patients undergoing physical therapy treatment.
Graduated with Bachelor’s Degree (preferably kinesiology or exercise science)
Have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in rehabilitation or sports performance
Can commit at least one year of work at U-District PT
How To Apply
We recommend applying to our internship program if you are still in school and looking at physical therapy as a future career. We think of our internship as a working interview and make it a point to hire committed interns who show promise as a physical therapy aide.
If you meet these qualifications above please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physical Therapy Internships
Our internship program is available for college and graduate students interested in going into the field of physical therapy or sports performance.
We hold group interviews three times per year: spring, summer and winter. Due to the high volume of requests, we recommend submitting your paperwork 2-3 months before your preferred interview date.
Spring Interview: December 2022 Summer Interview: April 2023 Fall/Winter Interview: September 2023
How to Apply
Include a detailed cover letter outlining your qualifications, goals for the internship, and future career aspirations. Email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com, or hand deliver to our Downtown clinic at 730 N Hamilton.