Kendal Marchese, MOTR/L








Kendal joined the Summit Rehab team in April of 2024 following graduation from Midwestern’s University’s Master of Occupational Therapy Program in Glendale, AZ. Prior to graduation, Kendal completed a clinical rotation here at Summit where she gained experience in work injury management. Her current rehabilitation interests include work rehabilitation and neuro Occupational Therapy, as she […]

By |June 18th, 2024|News|0 Comments

James McIntosh, PTA










James’ interest in physical therapy came from watching/playing sports and wanting to understand the associated injuries/rehab. During a five year enlistment he experienced a few injuries that required physical therapy and drew him to the study of physical therapy upon discharge. James finds it extremely rewarding to help patients not only return to work, but […]

By |March 21st, 2024|News|0 Comments

Julie Lehman-Smith, PTA, CSCS








Julie was born and raised in Spokane, WA. She attended Eastern Washington University where she obtained her bachelors in Exercise Science then proceeded to SFCC where she then became a licensed physical therapist assistant in 2008. She became a certified strength and conditioning specialist in 2017. Her main focus has been in the orthopedic setting […]

By |March 18th, 2024|News|0 Comments

Zach Eagle, PT, DPT, CSCS








Zach is originally from Camas, Washington. After high school he moved out to the east side of the state, where he received his B.S. in Exercise Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Eastern Washington University. Zach enjoys working with all individuals and treating a variety of conditions but is passionate about helping those […]

By |March 5th, 2024|News|0 Comments

Janelle Ponder (She/Her), PTA






Janelle joined Summit in 2023 after having been a PTA for 15 years. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings but prefers the outpatient clinic focus of addressing specific musculoskeletal conditions. She specializes in pelvic rehabilitation and breast cancer rehabilitation in addition to general orthopedics. She also has a passion for helping patients […]

By |November 10th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Kendra Thomas, PTA






Kendra joined the Summit team in July of 2023. Kendra has always had an interest in the PT field, having been a patient herself in her teens from various dance related injuries. She grew up on the west side of Washington, and went to school at Pima Medical Institute, where she graduated as a PTA […]

By |October 12th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Uriah Machuga, PT, DPT







Uriah grew up in Southern California and moved to Spokane in his senior year of high school, graduating from Mead, to pursue hockey. After hockey, Uriah attended Eastern Washington University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science before attending Touro University for Physical Therapy school graduating with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2021. […]

By |October 4th, 2023|News|0 Comments

John-Robert Woolley, PT, DPT










John-Robert is originally from Mill Creek in Western Washington and made the move to Spokane to attend Whitworth University for his undergraduate education. While studying Health Science at the WU, he played football and ran track with the opportunity to compete at the national level in the 400m hurdles. He then attended Eastern Washington University […]

By |September 25th, 2023|News|0 Comments






Aaron was born and raised in Spokane, Washington and attended Eastern Washington University where he graduated with both his Bachelor of Exercise Science degree and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2023. Aaron became a Certified LSVTBIG Specialist in 2022.


General and Complex Orthopedics
Post-surgical Rehabilitation and Sports Injuries
Work Injury Management Programs
Neurological Rehabilitation

Multiple Sclerosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Parkinson’s Disease

Certified LSVTBIG […]

By |July 17th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Nate Nickerson, PT, DPT










Nate attended San Diego Mesa College where he obtained his Associates of Arts in Kinesiology. Nate then went on to attend Sonoma State University and received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Following his time in California, Nate graduated from Eastern Washington University where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Nate enjoys working with […]

By |June 5th, 2023|News|0 Comments