Elliott Davis, PT, DPT
Elliott is a graduate of Andrews University Berring Springs Michigan. In his past life he was a flat track motorcycle race champion. After breaking 16 bones over the course of his career, he decided that racing was not a good choice for a long term career, and worked towards his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Elliott is a Spokane native, and is glad to be back in the Pacific Northwest. He is the clinical director at the Deer Park Acceleration Therapy Services.
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Spokane, WA 99208
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Dave and Beth decided to jump off the cliff and open Acceleration Physical Therapy in March of 2007. With over 35 years of combined physical therapy experience and 7,000 new evaluations, Dave and Beth have seen almost every kind of orthopedic injury. We understand that the most important part of physical therapy is listening to our patient’s story to understand where they come from and where they would like to go. In this healthcare environment, where face time with your practitioner is getting harder to come by, it is nice to know that all of your questions will be addressed.
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David Jeter, MPT, CMPT
Dave moved to Spokane in 1995 to study Biology at Eastern Washington University. He was accepted to the EWU Physical Therapy program, and graduated in 2001. Dave earned his level III certification from the North American Institute of Manual Therapy in 2006. Dave loves to golf with his wife, Sarah, who tends to beat him on a semi-annual basis. While Dave is a skilled manual therapist, he feels that some of his best work is performed at his barbeque in his back yard. He enjoys mountain biking, adventure racing, triathlons, fly-fishing, and most any other outdoor activity that can be done in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. His twin girls always keep him busy. Check out Dave's blog.
Erin McCarthy, PTA
Erin graduated from SFCC with her Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 2006. She has worked for Acceleration Physical Therapy in Spokane since 2007, and specializes in functional exercise facilitation. She enjoys hiking, golf, and walking her dog Teddy.
Beth Sweigert, PTA
Beth Sweigert, PTA was born in Portland Oregon, but has spent most of her life her in Spokane Wa. She is a graduate of Gonzaga Prep. She played two years of college softball on the east coast before returning to Spokane and getting her BAE in physical education from EWU in 1998. During college she spent six years coaching basketball and softball at the high school level. She graduated from the PTA program at SFCC in 2001 and in 2002 met her future business partner David Jeter. She has completed various continuing education including functional exercise, strain counter strain and vestibular dysfunction. She continues to be active with a summer softball team each year as well as making an annual showing at Hoopfest . She enjoys running and biking, and in 2009 ran her first (and last) marathon and competed in her first (not last) triathlon. When looking for excuses not to work out she can be found sitting in the sun on a patio or by a lake next to her pugs Oliver and Baxter.
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Bryce Ellgen, PT, DPT
Bryce moved to Spokane to enter Eastern Washington Universities Doctor of Physical Therapy program. He graduated in 2012. During his time here he met his wife. He enjoys sports and the great outdoors. He is excited to be able to continue to get to know Spokane and all of the great treasures in the inland northwest. Bryce has the valuable talent of being able to speak fluent spanish.
Ruth Crow, PTA
Originally from California, Ruth has lived in Spokane for 19 years and now considers the Pacific Northwest home. She is a 2008 graduate of SFCC's PTA program. She enjoys outdoor recreational activities, reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her 3 girls and family in her free time.
Stacey Davis PT, DPT
Stacey is from Southwest Michigan where she graduated from Andrews University with a doctorate in physical therapy. She has since continued her education with training in lymphedema management and Women's health at the Deer Park Acceleration Therapy Services. Stacey enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter as well as running, biking and sharing recipes on her vegan blog. Stacey is certified in the Leduc Method of Lymphadema Management
Margaret Gardner, PTA
Margaret Gardner, PTA studied at Spokane Falls and graduated in 2004. Her interests led her toward visceral manipulation, lymphedema, woman's health as well as manual therapy. Margaret is a native of southern California who has lived in Spokane for the past 20 years raising her three wonderful children who share her talents for the arts. She enjoys spending her time with her family and friends, gardening, the arts and white water rafting some of the best rivers in the country right here in the Inland Northwest.
Reed Lisonbee, PTA
Reed is an Arizona native where he had a blast buying, rehabbing, and renting out foreclosed houses. He is married and the proud father of two great kids as well as one very sweet Border Collie who thinks she is one the kids. In December 2012, when Reed graduated from Pima Medical Institute in Mesa, AZ the family decided they needed a change of scenery. By August 2013 all the rental properties were sold and the family was settled down in Colbert, WA. Reed enjoys wood chip gardening, raising hens, exploring the great outdoors with his family, and being the best PTA he can be.
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Deer Park, WA 99006
Andrea Stratton M.S. CCC-SLP
Andrea studied communication disorders at MN State University- Mankato where she received her Master's in 2012. She moved out to Spokane for her husband who is stationed at Fairchild AirForce Base. They enjoy exploring, hiking, and spending time with their Corgi, Dyson. Andrea has experience with children ages 2-102 in Early Intervention, Autism, Speech/Language, Hearing Impairments, Aphasia, TBI, Dementia, and Dysphagia. Andrea is excited to continue working and discovering new therapies in all the areas speech language pathology has to offer!!
Eliza Hughes, PTA
Eliza grew up in Oregon where she developed a love for the outdoors and an active lifestyle. It wasn’t until being broke, under-insured and living the dream in Jackson Hole she discovered through injuries of her own about the PTA position. Eliza graduated from Mount Hood Community College in 2009 and has worked primarily in the outpatient setting. Although sad not to be an Oregonian anymore, Eliza is excited to have joined the Acceleration family and starting a new chapter in Spokane with her husband Matthew and their 3 kids: Chester, the corgi and Ben & Jerry, the kitties. Since moving here Eliza has become involved in the Bicycle Advisory Board and next winter hopes to volunteer with Special Olympics teaching children how to downhill ski.
Julie Wight, PT, DPT
Julie grew up in the Wenatchee valley and first moved to the Spokane area for college. She attended Eastern Washington University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She graduated from Eastern’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in 2014. When given the chance Julie loves to travel, especially to visit family in New England and around the country. However, if stuck at home she enjoys hiking, running, reading, baking and spending time with friends and family.
Samantha Axtman, OT, OTR/L
Sam is a Pacific Northwest native, born and raised in Bremerton, WA. After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington, she moved to Spokane to enter Eastern Washington University's Master of Occupational Therapy program and graduated in 2014. When she is not working, Sam can be found chasing the sun, exploring the great outdoors, hiking, climbing, and backpacking with her dog, Dahlia. Sam is excited to be living in Spokane and to continue exploring all the opportunities occupational therapy has to offer!