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.

American Physical Therapy AssociationPhysical Therapy Association of WashingtonA-stimAPTA Certified Credentialed Clinical Instructor


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.

American Physical Therapy AssociationPhysical Therapy Association of WashingtonA-stimNeuro-Developmental Treatment AssociationAPTA Certified Credentialed Clinical Instructor


Kendra Alkire

KENDRA ALKIRE, PT, DPT, MTC, OCS

Clinical Director of Operations at Novelty Hill Physical Therapy

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.

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

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, PT, DPT, OCS

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

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

Completed coursework in Mulligan Manual Therapy

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

APTA Certified Credentialed Clinical Instructor

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 enjoys being outdoors with her family and friends, running, and hiking. She also loves cooking healthy food with her husband, watching movies and playing with her dog.

American Physical Therapy AssociationPhysical Therapy Association of WashingtonA-stimAPTA Certified Credentialed Clinical Instructor


SUE HORTON, PT

Joined Kirkland Physical Therapy in 2018

Education

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, Bachelors of Science – Physical Therapy

Memberships

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Certifications

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

Feldenkrais Method® Training Program – Vancouver, BC

Therapeutic Pain Specialist (through Evidence in Motion/International Spine and Pain Institute)

Professional Interests

Sue’s focus has been working with the orthopedic population, in the area of persistent pain and rheumatology conditions. Her background in the Feldenkrais Method® is a large reason for this. It’s emphasis is on slow, gentle movements and becoming more aware of how individuals perform their daily activities so they can take care of themselves. This is what lead her to her interest in helping clients with persistent pain.

Sue enjoys hanging out hanging out with her kids and dog, as well as working around her house and in the garden. Her specialty is making jams in the Summer. Sue is a dedicated bargain hunter who enjoys going to garage sales or thrift stores, looking for that special Birthday or Christmas gift.  She is also dipping her toes in kayaking, biking, and playing a fierce game of badminton.

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Marisha Lewis, PTA

Joined Kirkland Physical Therapy in 2018

Education

Lake Washington Institute of Technology, AA of Applied Science/Physical Therapist Assistant

Certifications

ASTYM certification in UE, shoulder girdle, LE, pelvis and back

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Veronique Hoang – PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE

Dawid Papenfus – PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE

Catherine Kavanagh – PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE

Ian Chamberlain – PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE

Josh Heinrich – PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE

 


Suzanne Sneesby – Director of Administration / Business Management

Tammy Robertson

Tammy Robertson – PT OFFICE CLINICAL COORDINATOR

 

Pamela Brown – Patient Care Coordinator