Meet your Physical Therapists in Bellevue
Eric Malone, PT
Eric is a 1995 graduate of the University of Washington. Eric has been recognized with advanced board certification by our national association, the American Physical Therapy Association, as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Eric has experience working with elite athletes from the NFL, Major League Baseball, Senior PGA and LPGA tours, US Olympic and US Ski Teams as well as collegiate sports. However, his passion remains treating youth and high school athletes, often providing on the field care. Eric has volunteered with the Bellevue High football team from 2005-2017 and the Issaquah youth football program 2010-2017. Previously, he worked with Juanita High School from 1999-2001 and Bellevue Christian High School from 1997-2011. Eric’s first love is spending time with his family, often involving coaching his kids’ youth sports, but he also enjoys travel, golf, bird hunting, fishing and Husky Football.
Angie Crivello, PT, DPT
Angie graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor degree in Sociology and Society and Justice and where she was also a member of the Women’s Soccer team. She returned to UW for graduate school where she earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006. Angie has been with Proliance since graduating and enjoys treating a variety of people including those recovering from surgery and those with sports or work-related injuries. Angie has a special interest in ACL injury prevention and has worked with a number of youth sports teams in implementing exercises and programs to reduce the risk of ACL injuries. Angie is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing a variety of sports and traveling.
Brett DeYager, PT, DPT
Brett graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Health and then moved on to earn his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound. Brett has since been certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMAc). Brett has experience working with high level athletes from the Seattle Storm (WNBA), college athletes, as well as high school and middle school athletes and currently volunteers on the sidelines for the Bellevue High School football team. Brett enjoys working with a variety of orthopedic injuries and impairments, including athletic injuries, pre/post-operative rehabilitation, as well as work-related injuries and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). In his spare time, Brett enjoys the outdoors, sports, church activities, woodworking, playing music, and spending time with family and friends.
Lori Mock, PT, ATC
Lori Mock is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist with a mission to provide remarkable care to her clients. In her practice, Lori takes the time to identify the causes of the sports injuries and complex musculoskeletal conditions. She focuses on addressing musculoskeletal dysfunction and functional limitations by blending: manual therapy, motor control training and evidence based therapeutic exercises. The comprehensive approach will effectively and efficiently treat your injury and help prevent future reoccurrence. Lori understands the unique risks and injuries of young athletes to professionals, including world class Olympians. In addition to caring for active individuals of all ages, Lori Mock cares for the USA Diving Team, USA Ski/Snowboard Team and numerous local club teams. Lori has an extensive postgraduate coursework in sports medicine, orthopedic and manual physical therapy. Lori has particular interest and experience in evaluation and treatment of complex sports and orthopedic conditions, including post-op rehabilitation, and spine care. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, is currently the Co- Director of the Seattle Pediatric Sports Medicine and enjoys skiing, swimming, running, cycling and outdoor activities.
Nicole Jimenez, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC
Nicole is a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a major in athletic training (Go Blue!). She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington and has worked for Proliance Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation since. Nicole enjoys treating a variety of injuries and movement related dysfunctions including sports injuries and post-operative rehabilitation. She has experience working with youth, high school, and collegiate athletes and is passionate about injury prevention to maximize athletic participation. Nicole is originally from Puerto Rico and is fluent in both English and Spanish. In her free time, Nicole enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Nelson Thai, PT, DPT
Nelson graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Eastern Washington University, and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of New England. After extensive training and harsh winters in New England, Nelson comes equipped to treat a variety of conditions. During his time there, he was involved with providing graduate level mentorship to 1st year DPT students and gained valuable experience in orthopedic physical therapy and sports medicine rehabilitation. Nelson is passionate about empowering his patients to understand pain and their body’s resilience and amazing capability to heal. He enjoys helping people get back to their sport or activities they live for, as an avid skier himself, he understands the importance of being able to do the physical activities that you love. Nelson is committed to providing the highest level of care for all his patients. In his spare time, he loves to explore all kinds of food, rock climb, mountain bike, hike, and ski the PNW powder.
Stephanie Deye, PT, DPT
Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Spanish for the Health Professions at Marquette University. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in 2017. Stephanie spent the first five years of her career working in outpatient physical therapy in Glendale, Arizona. She specializes in treating various orthopedic needs and sports-related injuries. She also has experience with neurological, amputee, and vestibular rehabilitation. She is passionate about creating individualized programs utilizing exercise, patient education, and manual therapy to assist in overcoming movement dysfunction. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, training for marathons, traveling with family and friends, and watching professional football. She values movement and finds joy in enabling her clients to meet their personal and functional goals.
Jody Bal, PTA
Jody has been with Proliance Sports Therapy of Bellevue nearly since its inception, joining the team in 2002. She graduated from Western Washington University with an Exercise Science degree in 1998. While first working as a Physical Therapy Aide for many years, she became licensed as a Physical Therapy Assistant earning her degree certification through Whatcom Community College in 2010. As one of the longest tenured providers at Proliance Sports Therapy, she has vast experience with all types of orthopedic patients but particularly enjoys working with post-surgical and sports related injuries. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has a love of travel, playing tennis and watching sports, especially Seahawks football.
Rachel Caalim, PTA
Rachel attended Washington State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Human Development. After graduation, she enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Pima Medical Institute and graduated with honors in 2011. Rachel primarily has worked in outpatient orthopedic settings treating those with post-surgical and sports related injuries. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, but has special interest in treating patients who have undergone joint replacement. When she is not working, Rachel can be found spending her free time with family and friends, hiking, traveling, and playing softball.
What Our Patients are Saying
We are so grateful for Emily’s wisdom and tenacity during our daughter’s injury. In every possible way, Emily exceeded our expectations. She advocated with the surgeon for us, she was creative in her approach to therapy, and she overturned many obstacles that came our way during recovery. But even more importantly, Emily was kind, fun, and compassionate with our daughter, making this painful journey back to health a positive experience. We have always felt like we were in excellent hands, literally! I cannot recommend Emily and her team enough.
After requiring surgery for a torn ACL due to a sports injury, Kiley Steinriede from Proliance Sports Therapy guided my journey to recovery from re-learning to walk to returning to play the sports I love. Kiley’s mix of real-world experience, attention to detail, empathy, motivation, care, humor and emotional support is what made it all possible. I couldn’t have done it without her.
I would not have had a successful rehabilitation experience were it not for Kiley. She was tirelessly diligent, attentive and knowledgeable about what was best for my post-op ACL rehab at each stage of the recovery process. But more importantly, her humor and care for me as an individual, not just a patient, was the greatest encouragement as I went through physical therapy. Because of her, I looked forward to coming in to sessions and her optimism and charisma no doubt expedited my rehabilitation.
Laura Browne has provided excellent and effective physical therapy to both myself and my husband in the past. Now, I am thankful to have her professional knowledge and caring treatment as I struggle with the dual problems of surgery recovery and recurrence of significant lymphedema near the surgical site. Laura fluidly adapts to the limitations that the lymphedema imposes on a “normal” path to surgery recovery, always finding effective exercises to substitute for ones that are not practical for the situation. Throughout, her communication is informative, honest, and encouraging. Laura Browne is a credit to the high standards Proliance seeks in their employees.
Kudos to Proliance Sports Therapy & Rehab for the superb treatment I’ve received over the past several months. A spring ski mishap resulted in my fractured arm near my shoulder and that led to surgery requiring a steel plate with several pins; in the same fall, I tore my rotator cuff in my ‘other’ arm. With both arms basically ‘out of commission’ I was scared and worried about how I’d ever use my arms normally again. Laura has amazed me with all of her knowledge and capability as she has led me through a PT Program that now has me functioning as normally as I was before… I am so thankful that I chose Proliance Sports Therapy for my rehab; should I ever need rehab again, I would choose Proliance in a heartbeat!
14 months ago I had total shoulder replacement on my right shoulder at Issaquah Proliance Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Surgery went great! Started Physical Therapy 1 week later. My Therapist (Cathy Van Lith) discussed my goals with me and set a plan. Everybody is so friendly and nice and make you feel welcome – you feel like family. I still have a long way to go but I know I couldn’t be in better hands. I have friends that have recommended that have gone and they can’t thank me enough for the recommendation.
Only place I’ll go: In the past, we’ve had a hard time finding good medical care. My wife found Proliance via recommendation from her OB who had his hip replaced at Proliance. We have since had 2 surgeries each that have required intense physical therapy at Proliance in Issaquah. The net result is that I won’t go anywhere else in the future. My expectations have been exceeded by both the care I’ve received and the support to get through the PT. Sounds silly I suppose, but I feel like I’m treated like a person, not just a body part that needs fixing. I’ve worked with Emily specifically and her PTs are truly a standout, they are awesome, pushing you while supporting, plus have been completely connected with my surgeon and with each other. If you need care, this is a good choice.
Patrick understood how difficult it was for me to be sidelined and how frustrated I felt. He pushed me to work harder and celebrated with me when I would hit a goal. Patrick was realistic about timelines, knew when to push me and when to hold me back so I didn’t injure myself again. He also did a great job of making our sessions fun and different. I would highly recommend Proliance Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation. This group of people truly cares about your recovery, goals, physical and emotional well being and long term health. I now feel confident to trail run, bike, ski and have even learned how to rock climb!
Kyle Mark was amazing! He patiently rehabbed my knee back and specifically researched exercises that would support my love of tennis, after I tore my meniscus. I left after the expected period of time and was able to resume tennis. Unfortunately, I caused an additional issue within the knee while hiking shortly after recovery and, even though I had moved out-of-state, he suggested exercises to get me back on track. I am 100% back to normal and so thankful that he took the time and shared his knowledge with me. Proliance is lucky to have such a smart, caring and dedicated physical therapist in their office.
After finger surgery four years ago on my left hand and two years ago on my right hand. Stephanie helped me through many therapy appointments. She also instructed me on home exercises. She is very professional and will go the extra mile to get the results we both wanted. I would highly recommend her.