Our physical therapists are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. We treat a variety of conditions including, but not limited to, pain, edema, incontinence, vestibular, developmental delay, muscular and skeletal conditions, and neurological conditions.
PTs examine each individual and develop a plan using proven treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
Our occupational therapists help patients to safely and independently perform the many normal activities of bathing and dressing, managing household tasks and on-the-job activities. Our goal is to assist patients to recover as much functional ability as possible, including visual, cognitive, and general coordination skills. Therapists help patients adapt and modify the environment to enhance their ability to function in their physical and social environments. They work on strength, endurance, range of motion, coordination and balance, memory and orientation.
Our Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive communication, and swallowing disorders in adults and children.
To schedule an appointment for therapy services please call 360-346-2298.
Jessica Bowe, PTA
Jessica was born and raised here in Elma Washington. She attended Washington State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She then attended Green River Community College where she earned an Associates Degree in Science and a Physical Therapist Assistant Degree. Jessica has been practicing around the Elma area since 2012 and has been at Summit Pacific Physical Therapy since 2019. Jessica has a passion for helping and caring for people. As a Physical Therapist Assistant she has enjoyed working in skilled nursing, acute care and outpatient settings. Jessica has a love for animals, outdoors, riding horses and gardening.
Darrin Downs, PTA
Darrin grew up in Poulsbo, WA. He attended school at Whatcom College in Bellingham where he received an Associates Degree in Science and a Physical Therapist Assistant degree. He is passionate about helping others improve their health and transform their lives through exercise and wellness. His love for anatomy, physiology and exercise stemmed from his passion for competitive bodybuilding. Darrin also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing and skiing with his wife and two sons.
Erin Hashiro, DPT
Erin Hashiro grew up in Hawaii. She attended University of Washington where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy while attending Regis University in Denver Colorado. She has lived and worked in Western Washington since she started practicing in 2011 and has been with Summit Pacific since 2019.
As a physical therapist, she has worked in outpatient orthopedics, skilled nursing, acute care and in the schools including Washington State’s Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program. She incorporates manual therapy into patient care at Summit to promote better function and quality of life and also specializes in pediatric and vestibular therapies.
Katherine Hunter, DPT
Katherine Hunter was raised in Montana and would study as an undergrad at Montana State. She would then relocate to Portland, ME where she would receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of New England. Katherine started her career as a traveling Physical Therapist working at a Skilled Nursing Facility in Alabama. She would work with individuals with Alzheimer’s, neurological, and orthopedic disorders. While in Alaska, Katherine would develop skills related to custom orthotics. She would also develop skills in Watsu, providing patient care in an aquatic setting. Katherine loves to explore the outdoors by hiking, backpacking, and scuba diving.
Nancy Jordan, MA, PT
Physical Therapy Manager
Nancy Jordan was born and raised in the Kansas City area. She attended Kansas State University prior to transferring to Wichita State University where she attended physical therapy school. She received her master’s in organizational leadership as well as a certificate in healthcare administration. Nancy has been a physical therapist for over 40 years across multiple healthcare settings including orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatrics, acute care and home health. She has been a clinical instructor for several physical therapy programs and is very dedicated to the advancement of the physical therapy profession.
Her true passion continues to be working one-on-one with patients and helping them heal. She continues to seek learning opportunities in treatment techniques that will make treatments for her patients as effective and efficient as possible. Her joy in working with patients is seeing them improve their lives and function well in the community whether it be at work, play, or in a sport they enjoy.
Brit Lining, DPT
Britanie “Brit” Lining was raised in Lacey, WA and would graduate from St. Martin’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She would then attend the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, CA where she would earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Her passion for healthcare is driven by the opportunity to help people, but to also provide tool that empower them to take their healthcare and wellness into their own hands. Brit has a passion for staying active and regularly participates in yoga, lifting weights, basketball, and hiking. In her spare time, she has an adoration for arts and crafts.
Meghan O’Reilly, MA, PT
Meghan grew up outside of Chicago, IL. She received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic training from the University of North Florida. She would then go on to the University of St. Augustine to receive her Masters in Occupational Therapy. She loves working with all ages and getting them back into meaningful and important activities.
Meghan worked as a traveling therapist in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Delaware working in a variety of settings including, skilled nursing, acute care, sub acute rehab, and outpatient clinics. She continued working in acute occupational therapy in Seattle and Tennessee. Now back in Washington, Meghan enjoys finding new and creative solutions for making current struggles easier by use of adaptive equipment or compensatory strategies.
Brittany Petrie, PT, DPT
Brittany Petrie grew up in Southwest Washington. She attended Eastern Washington University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology as well as her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She has lived and worked in Western Washington since she started practicing in 2011 and has been with SPMC since 2016.
As a physical therapist, she has worked in outpatient orthopedics, skilled nursing and acute care. She incorporates manual therapy into patient care at Summit to promote better function and quality of life and can also provide pelvic therapy, which includes assessment and treatment of incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction for both women and men.
Mark Robbins, PTA
Mark was raised in McCleary, WA and would earn his Associates in Applied Science and Physical Therapist Assistant license from Green River Community College. He has worked in many different clinical settings including Acute Care, Skilled Nursing Facility, and Outpatient PT. His passion in physical therapy is working with post-op orthopedic patients. Mark is happily married and has two boys. He loves to do any outdoor activities, woodworking, but finds most enjoyment sending time with his family.
Leigh Stott M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Leigh grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended Utah State University and graduated with a Master of Education in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education. Leigh’s practicum experiences in graduate school included outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, public school and acute care.
During her professional career, Leigh has had the opportunity to work in public schools, skilled nursing, and as an assistant clinical professor at Utah State University. Leigh has worked with individuals across the lifespan in the areas of articulation, phonological processing, expressive and receptive language, fluency, pragmatic language, apraxia of speech, dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria, and with individuals using augmentative and alternative communication.