Dave and Beth decided to jump off the cliff and open Acceleration Physical Therapy in March of 2007. With over 40 years of combined physical therapy experience and 8,000 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, COMT
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 COMT certification from the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. While Dave is a skilled manual therapist, he feels that some of his best work is performed at his barbecue in his back yard. He enjoys mountain biking, adventure racing, triathlons, fly-fishing, golfing, 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 pug 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. He is the director of Acceleration Therapy Services in Deer Park, WA.
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.
Kasey Moosman, M.A. SLP-CCC
Kasey graduated from Washington State University in Spokane. She previously worked in western Washington but has returned home to her native Spokane to be closer to family and the great outdoors. Her experience ranges from early intervention, fluency, auditory habilitation, and voice therapy to rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury and stroke. She enjoys hiking, reading, snow skiing, and adventures.
Laurel Pierce, PTA
Laurel earned her PTA degree at Whatcom Community College. She is a transplant from the Olympia area, and is enjoying all the beauty to be found on the sunnier side of the mountains. Outside of work, you will most likely find her out hiking, kayaking, traveling, or enjoying time with her family.
Brian DeVries, PTA
Brian began his career in therapy as a massage therapist in 2005. This provided him with experience in a variety of hands-on modalities including Structural Integration, myofascial release and lymphatic drainage. Brian went on to receive his PTA from Spokane Falls in 2014. He has a history of movement training through martial arts, Tai Chi, yoga and self-study in the Feldenkrais method. He enjoys the playfulness of dynamic functional movement exercise, reading and playing with his two young children, and spending time with his wife.
Amanda Turner, OTR/L
Amanda Turner was born in Spokane Washington and raised in Deer Park. She received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science in 2013 and graduate degree in Occupational Therapy in 2015 at Eastern Washington University. She looks forward to offering occupational therapy services to people of all ages in her hometown and surrounding communities. Her hobbies include reading great literature, dancing, playing basketball and soccer, and exploring the lakes in the area soaking up sun and catching fish.
Kari Moore, PT
Kari is a native from the state of Washington, being born and raised in East Wenatchee. She attended Montana State University earning a Physical Education degree with a Sports Medicine emphasis. While there she competed on the university’s Cross Country Ski Team. She then continued her education and earned her Physical Therapy degree at Eastern Washington University in 1989. She is a true sports fan and enjoys participating or watching many different sports with her family and friends. She also enjoys the great outdoors and working in her garden.
John McKinnon, MA, PT, OCS
Born and raised in Missoula, Montana, John graduated from Carroll College in 1978 and received his Masters Degree in physical therapy from Stanford University in 1980. With his partners, John opened Four Seasons Physical Therapy in 1984 which he operated until the merge with Acceleration in 2015. His extensive continuing education through the years focused on lower extremity and foot/ankle biomechanics and he became an orthopedic certified specialist in 2016. John served on the Northwest Rehab Alliance board of directors for 6 years, three as president. He also served as conference chair for the Washington Physical Therapy Private Practice board of directors for 6 years. With his wife, Maureen, a pediatric physical therapist at Spokane Guilds School, John has two grown sons, Jack and Danny. John and Maureen enjoy the Northwest outdoors with hiking, camping and paddling in the summer as well as woodworking and gardening at their Peone Prairie home.
Jorey Palmer, PTA
Jorey grew up as a military child with both parents being in the U.S. Air Force, giving him the opportunity to travel across the western side of the U.S. He lived in Westport, WA where he graduated high school.Four years ago, Jorey moved to Spokane with his girlfriend, and graduated from the Spokane Falls PTA program. He enjoys camping, anything dealing with technology, and spending time with friends and family.
Christin Crowder, PTA
Christin grew up “all over the South” in AL, TX, GA, and TN, and occasionally her accent slips out. She has spent most of her career as a teacher and has taught people of all ages from children to the elderly. During some travelling after college she fell in love with the Northwest and moved to Spokane in 2011 with her son. She was accepted into SFCC’s Physical Therapist Assistant program and graduated in 2015. She specializes in working with the elderly and balance training, as well as adapting exercises to patient needs. In her spare time she loves spending time with her son; being outdoors biking, hiking, and kayaking; swing dancing; and playing racquet sports such as racquetball, tennis, and pickleball. She has recently taken up snowboarding to enjoy the snow and Northwest winters, but she's taking it slow, you may see her on the bunny slopes.
Cliff Bonnell-Jones, DPT
Cliff, originaly a native of the Seattle area, grew up on the western side of the state and received his undergrauate degree in Zoology from the University of Washington in 1994. He spent the first 20 years of his professional career in the internet industry as an application developer and software engineer. He relocated to Spokane in 2014 to attend graduate school, graduating from Eastern Washington University with a Docorate in Physical Therapy in June of 2017. When not providing physical therapy, he enjoys traveling and adventuring in the outdoors with biking, running, hiking, skiing, and rock climbing.
Stacy Petkus, PTA
Stacy moved from Kalispell, MT to Spokane after she was accepted into the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Spokane Falls Community College, graduating in 2006.
Her journey into physical therapy started with her own rehabilitation experiences from having two knee surgeries and the desire to give the same quality of care she received as a patient.
She likes to travel, go camping, and work in the garage with her husband on one of their classic vehicles, and she recently started roller skating with the local roller derby to learn how to officiate for the league.
Tony Demuri, PT, DPT
Tony grew up in the Seattle area and received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and Wellness from Bastyr University in 2013. He moved to Spokane in 2014 to attend graduate school, graduating with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University in June of 2017. He looks forward to growing as a Physical Therapist and exploring all that the Spokane area has to offer. In his free time, Tony enjoys spending time outdoors, playing soccer and basketball, road trips, going to live music and collecting records.
Spokane Central Clinic
1111 W Wellesley
Spokane, WA 99208
Spokane South Hill Clinic
2814 S Grand
Spokane, WA 99203
Deer Park Clinic
702 S Park Ave
Spokane, WA 99226
Jacob Kreigbaum, PT, DPT
Jacob moved to Spokane in 2010 to attend Whitworth University where he majored in Heath Sciences and played Pirate football. In 2014, he married his college sweetheart and started Eastern Washington’s DPT program. The night of Jacob’s last final of the program, he and his wife welcomed their daughter into the world. He graduated in June 2017 and stayed working in the Spokane community, joining the Acceleration team in 2018. Jacob has a strong interest in manual therapy, advanced biomechanics and sports medicine and is looking to expand his skills in those areas. He enjoys weightlifting, sports, reading, and going on walks with his family.