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Women and Physical Therapy

January 21, 2015

Is your you-know-what bothering you? Do you experience discomfort when you, um, well, you know? These women-focused health practitioners know exactly what you mean, and they can help you find relief.

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When something’s not right “down there,” it affects how we feel everywhere else. Fortunately, there’s a growing field […]

By |January 21st, 2015|News|0 Comments

Melissa Carder, PTA, Women’s Health Specialist






Physical Therapy Assistant

Melissa was born and raised here in Spokane, WA. After graduating from Mt. Spokane High School she attended and graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a B.A. in Psychology. Following a few years of working as a therapy aide she came back to Spokane to attend the Spokane Falls Community […]

By |January 5th, 2015|News, Spokane Valley, Therapists|0 Comments

Jacob Z.

“I thought the staff was very helpful with my whole problem. Always polite and quick to help.”

By |December 3rd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Bonnie M.

“After my knee replacement, I had trouble straightening and bending my knee. PT has given me the tools to use to get the full use of my knee back.”

By |December 2nd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Daren Roybal, COTA/L






Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Licensed

Daren was born and raised in Spokane, Washington where he was part of the first graduating class of occupational therapy assistants from Spokane Falls Community College. Daren graduated in June of 2013 and has started his career in occupational therapy at Summit Rehabilitation Associates.

He was first introduced to occupational therapy when his […]

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

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






Masters in Physical Therapy
Physical Therapist
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Diana Smith completed her education at Eastern Washington University and received her Masters of Physical Therapy in 1998. With the goal of providing the highest quality care she has continued advancement of her clinical skills by receiving certification as […]

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






Physical Therapist
Certified Hand Therapist
Certified Ergonomic Associate

Jim was born and raised in the Spokane Valley where he graduated from West Valley High School before heading off to Washington State University. After graduating from WSU in 1975, he pursued his physical therapy education from the Mayo School of Health Related Sciences. After obtaining his degree from the […]

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

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






Occupational Therapist
Assistive Technology Practitioner
Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist
Certified Worker’s Healthcare Provider
Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator

Bob was born and raised in Eastern Washington and graduated from Central Valley High School in 1987. After seeing first-hand the benefits of therapy with his grandfather following a stroke, he knew what he wanted to do for his career at the age […]

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

Brian Hartley, PTA, CEAS






Physical Therapy Assistant
Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist

Brian grew up in a small town in Alaska called Talkeetna.  There he molded his morals, ethics and values and began his pursuit of health and fitness. After graduating for Susitna Valley High School, Brian made his way to Eastern Oregon University receiving a B.S. in Physical Education in 2003.  […]

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

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






Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Physical Therapist
Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator
Certified Worker’s Healthcare Provider

Zach was born and raised here in Spokane attending Northwest Christian High School. He attended Washington State University for one year before transferring to George Fox University near Portland, Oregon. He received his B.S. in biology before being accepted to physical therapy […]

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