Helping our patients is a team effort. Our staff of expert Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants take a personal interest in our patients’ well being. Our overall goal is to maintain, restore, or improve our patients’ function, mobility, and help reduce their pain.

Our staff has achieved high levels of training as licensed health care professionals and further hone their skills through continuing education and advanced certifications.

Meet Our Staff


Gordon Marx

GORDON MARX, PT

Co-owner and Physical Therapist at Kirkland Physical Therapy since 1988

Education

University of Washington, Bachelor of Science in Psychology
University of Washington, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Memberships

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
– Private Practice Section
Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA)
– Private Practice Special Interest Group of Washington State

Certifications

ASTYM Certification in the upper extremity, shoulder girdle, lower extremity, pelvis and back
APTA Certified Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Professional Interests

Previous to Kirkland Physical Therapy, Gordon spent four years at the Seattle Veterans Administration Medical Center where he grounded his Physical Therapy career in a hospital environment. He also worked at several outpatient clinics as a Physical Therapist and Clinic Director. Gordon has special interests in manual therapy and muscle energy techniques.

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Lori O Marx

LORI O. MARX, PT, MHA

Co-owner and Physical Therapist at Kirkland Physical Therapy since 1988

Education

Washington University, Bachelor of Science Physical Therapy
University of Washington, Masters in Health Services Administration

Memberships

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
– Private Practice Section
– Health Policy and Administration Section
Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA)
– Private Practice Special Interest Group of Washington State

Certifications

ASTYM Certification in the upper extremity, shoulder girdle, lower extremity, pelvis and back
NDT Certified in Adult Hemiplegia
APTA Certified Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Professional Appointments

Clinical Instructor, Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington

Professional Interests

Previous to Kirkland Physical Therapy, Lori spent fifteen years at Harborview Medical Center. She has extensive experience with trauma orthopedics, neurology, burns/wound care and was the Attending Physical Therapist for the Adolescent Sports Medicine Clinic for eleven years.

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Kendra Alkire

KENDRA ALKIRE, DPT

Joined Kirkland Physical Therapy in 2012

Education

Western Washington University, Bachelors of Science/Exercise Science
University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Memberships

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA)

Certifications

ASTYM Certification in the upper extremity, shoulder girdle, lower extremity, pelvis and back

Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) through the University of Augustine. The MTC is comprised of advanced evaluation, manipulation and functional analysis of the subcranial/ craniofacial, cervico-thoacic and lumbo-pelvic regions of the spine with related coursework in myofascial manipulation and extremity integration.

 

Professional Interests

Kendra is interested in treating a variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions with an integrative approach to functional movement. She enjoys working with all patient populations and developing individualized home exercise and preventative care programs.

In her spare time she enjoys running and yoga, exploring the great outdoors with family and friends, spending time in the park with her two Shih Tzus and watching the Seahawks with her husband! Go Hawks!

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Christy Kumar

CHRISTY KUMAR, DPT

Joined Kirkland Physical Therapy in 2012

Education

University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science/Movement Science
Washington University, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Memberships

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Certifications

Completed coursework in Mulligan Manual Therapy

Professional Interests

Christy is interested in treating neurological dysfunctions and orthopedic problems that develop from movement impairments and muscular imbalances. She has been trained in the Movement Systems Impairment Model, which focuses on precise control of movement, correcting faulty patterns, and improving the muscle balance around joints.

Christy recently moved to the Seattle area and is still taking time exploring the beautiful Northwest. She enjoys being outdoors with her family and friends; running, hiking, playing frisbee and soccer, as well as volunteering with a therapeutic riding group in Woodinville. Christy also loves baking and cooking new recipes with her husband.

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Pina Mehta

PINA MEHTA, DPT

Joined Novelty Hill Physical Therapy in April 2007

Education

McGill University, Bachelor of Science/Physical Therapy
Boston University, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Memberships

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Certifications

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certificate
Level 1 Certificate, Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy
ASTYM Certification in the upper extremity, shoulder girdle, lower extremity, pelvis and back

Professional Interests

Prior to joining Kirkland Physical Therapy, Pina spent seven years working in various out-patient orthopedic clinics in Toronto and Boston. Pina has a special interest in working with patients with various musculoskeletal injuries; treating them through ergonomic and body mechanics retraining, postural muscle imbalances and advanced manual therapy techniques. She also enjoys working with pregnant women with low back pain, as well as patients with vestibular related dizziness. In her spare time Pina enjoys reading, cooking and exploring the Seattle area.

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Eric Schnepp

ERIC SCHNEPP, PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

Joined Kirkland Physical Therapy in 2011

Education

University of California, Bachelor of Science/Mathematics and Computer Science
Lake Washington Technical College, Associate of Science/Physical Therapist Assistant

Memberships

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
– Geriatrics Section
– Sports Physical Therapy Section

Certifications

ASTYM Certification in the upper extremity, shoulder girdle, lower extremity, pelvis and back

Professional Interests

During his spare time, Eric enjoys running, baseball, softball, hiking, golf, and trying to keep up with his two Westies. Eric has ran 5 marathons in Victoria BC, Gresham OR, Leavenworth WA, Walt Disney World in Orlando FL, and Newport OR – where they offered raw oyster shooters at the mile 18 support stations.

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TRAVIS DEPEW – PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE

Ronny Ng

Ronny Ng – Physical Therapy Aide

Pamela Brown

Pamela Brown – Patient Care Coordinator

Tami Butler

Tami Butler – Office Manager

Tammy Robertson

Tammy Robertson – Account Receivable Specialist