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Derek Lusk, DPT, PT, OCS, CWcHP, CFCE





Derek has been practicing as a Physical Therapist since 2013. Following graduation from Eastern Washington University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Derek began his career in the hospital setting, before joining The Summit Rehab team in May of 2014. Derek enjoys the challenge of working with various complex orthopedic conditions.


Work Injury Management Programs
Onsite injury […]

By |May 15th, 2015|Downtown, Therapists|0 Comments

Bryan Garner, DPT, PT, CFCE, CEAS





Bryan has been practicing as a physical therapist since 2013. Prior to working at Summit, he worked in an outpatient orthopedic practice in northern Idaho, working with all age groups and a variety of different impairments. His current interests include vestibular and work injury rehabilitation.


Work Injury Management Programs
General and complex orthopedic conditions
Functional Capacity Evaluations

Education and […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Spokane Valley, Therapists|Comments Off on Bryan Garner, DPT, PT, CFCE, CEAS

Melissa Carder, PTA, Women’s Health Specialist







Melissa began her PTA career working in an inpatient rehabilitation setting with various diagnoses from neurological pathologies, cardiac recovery, amputations and traumatic fractures. Her experience has provided her with valuable skills in neurological re-education, treatment of acute surgical joints and complex patients. Since starting at Summit in September of 2014, Melissa has expanded her knowledge […]

By |January 5th, 2015|Downtown, Therapists|0 Comments

Daren Roybal, COTA/L






Daren joined the Summit Rehab team in July 2013 following his graduation from the Spokane Falls Community College COTA Program. Daren looks forward to advancing his career at Summit and continuing to grow as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. He enjoys being a part of the progress of helping people become more functional in their daily […]

By |December 11th, 2013|Downtown, Therapists|Comments Off on Daren Roybal, COTA/L

Diana Smith, MPT, PT, OCS, COMT, CLT, Women’s Health Specialist






Diana Smith has been practicing as a Physical Therapist since 1998. With the goal of providing the highest quality care she has continued advancement of her clinical skills by attending multiple continuing education courses and obtaining certifications in her areas of practice. Diana has extensive and eclectic additional training in manual therapy and exercise prescription […]

By |August 10th, 2013|Downtown, Therapists|Comments Off on Diana Smith, MPT, PT, OCS, COMT, CLT, Women’s Health Specialist

James H. Strandy, PT, CHT, CEA






Jim Strandy founded Summit Rehabilitation Associates in August of 1997. Prior to opening Summit, Jim worked as a hospital and home health physical therapist before moving into private practice in 1980. Jim began specializing in hand therapy at that time and continued his education and training in this field, eventually obtaining his specialized certification when it […]

By |October 29th, 2012|North Spokane, Therapists|0 Comments

Robert (Bob) Hoctor, OTR/L, ATP, CEES, CWcHP, CFCE






Bob has been practicing as an Occupational Therapist since 1991. Following graduation from occupational therapy school, Bob worked at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. While working with persons with spinal cord injuries and brain injuries, he developed experience and expertise in the use of unique methods and equipment to allow persons with injuries or disabilities […]

By |October 29th, 2012|Downtown, Therapists|0 Comments

Brian Hartley, PTA, CEAS








Brian began his PTA career working in a sports orthopedic setting where he gained valuable experience in manual therapy treating the spine, upper and lower extremities and therapeutic activity. From there, Brian has taken many courses from the Institute of Physical Art that look at, assess and treat functional dysfunction. 

“As a Physical Therapy Assistant, I […]

By |October 24th, 2012|Downtown, Therapists|0 Comments

J. Zach Strandy, DPT, PT, CFCE, CWcHP






Zach has been practicing as a physical therapist since 2007. Following graduation from Eastern Washington University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Zach joined Summit Rehab as a staff therapist and became a partner in 2011. Zach currently treats using principles learned through the Institute of Physical Art which he is able to apply to […]

By |February 1st, 2011|North Spokane, Therapists|0 Comments
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