Meet your Physical Therapists in Issaquah
Emily Windham, PT, DPT
Emily completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama. She enjoys treating a wide variety of patients and injuries utilizing hands-on therapy techniques to help her patients return to their highest level of function but her specialty is in treatment for the foot and ankle. She enjoys the in-depth gait and biomechanical analysis involved with prescribing custom foot orthotics. She has completed a significant amount of continuing medical education for gait analysis and running mechanics as well as evaluation & treatment of foot and ankle dysfunction in addition to orthotics prescription & fitting. Emily is certified in myofascial release techniques including ASTYM as well Graston. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic section, and Sports section. Outside the clinic, Emily enjoys hiking and fishing with her husband and 2 daughters. She’s also an avid reader, filmgoer, cartoon-watcher, and SEC football fan (War Eagle!).
Kiley Steinriede, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Physical Therapy supervisior
Kiley is a lead physical therapist at Proliance Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation. Kiley earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2005 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. Prior to this, she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise and Movement Science in 1998 from the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. Kiley is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She has also completed Graston M1 Training.
Kiley’s interest in sports related injuries began while growing up in Alaska playing competitive soccer, downhill skiing and enjoying the Alaskan outdoors. She has a clinical interest in lower extremity injuries, particularly in the ACL, and enjoys working with young athletes to minimize risk of injury and maximize safe return to sport/activity. She has developed a return to sport process and works closely with doctors to ensure that patients are at decreased risk for injury.
When not working, Kiley enjoys cycling, skiing, running, traveling and photography.
Laura Browne, PT, DPT, CMPT
Lead Physical Therapist
Laura completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Exercise Science at Seattle Pacific University in 2011, and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Eastern Washington University in 2014. Her interest in the human body and biomechanics began in high school as she worked with physical therapists to overcome various sports injuries. She now enjoys developing individualized treatment programs, utilizing a combination of manual therapy techniques, exercise and patient education, to help her patients overcome their movement dysfunction. She has a passion for helping her patients develop personalized goals so they can return to pursuing the sports and activities they love. Laura played fastpitch softball and swam competitively growing up, and now enjoys shoulder rehabilitation of throwing and overhead athletes in addition to her passion for treating the spine. While completing her DPT degree at EWU, Laura researched variation in acceleration of thoracic spinal manipulation and in 2020 she became a Certified Manual Physical Therapist through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. As an Issaquah native, Laura enjoys spending her free time downhill skiing, hiking, cycling, running, swimming, traveling internationally with her husband and exploring the outdoors with her husband, sons and dog, Zulu.
Kyle Mark, PT, DPT, OCS
Kyle completed his undergraduate work at the University of California Los Angeles, receiving his Psychobiology, B.S. in 2013. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Washington in 2017. He has clinical experience in orthopedic physical therapy and sports medicine rehabilitation with time spent as a student athletic trainer for UCLA Athletics during his undergraduate studies. Kyle is passionate about giving his patients control over their pain and limitations, helping them reach their goals and return to the activities that matter to them the most. He believes in the power of optimal movement, using exercise, activity modification, and manual techniques to restore function. As a trail-runner himself, he enjoys treating various lower body injuries, performing runner’s assessment, and helping athletes return to sport. Kyle is committed to providing the highest level of care for all his patients. In his free-time, he enjoys trail-running, biking, basketball, tennis, and cheering on his alma maters in basketball and football.
Kyle is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Caitlin Quinn, PT, DPT
Caitlin was born was raised in Reno, NV. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Sciences, with an emphasis in exercise science, at the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2012. She then earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2015 from the University of New England. She has certifications in: Gary Gray’s Applied Functional Science (CAFS); ASTYM for the upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine; and APTA’s Certified Clinical Instructor. Her particular interests are sports-related injuries, pre- and post- total joint replacements, and anything related to the knee, foot, and ankle. She has a passion for educating her patients throughout the rehabilitation process, giving them the tools needed to achieve their personal goals, and combining exercise with manual therapy to restore their function. She also enjoys working with Doctor of Physical Therapy students and college and high-school students who are interested in the PT field. Her initial interest in physical therapy stems from playing many sports–specifically basketball, volleyball, and track–while growing up. She grew to love the outdoors at a young age from being so close to Lake Tahoe. In her free time, she enjoys running, playing volleyball, hiking, camping/backpacking, kayaking, and skiing/snowboarding. She and her husband also enjoy walking and playing with their new puppy.
Jessica Paré, PT, MPT, OCS, SCS
Jessica was inspired at a young age to become a physical therapist. She graduated from Duquesne University’s freshman-entry PT program in 2004. She was also an NCAA Division I varsity rower for the Dukes. A lifelong athlete, Jessica enjoys treating sports injuries with a special interest in shoulder rehabilitation for overhead athletes. Jessica is passionate about her profession and is always excited to expand her clinical knowledge and skills. She holds dual clinical specialist certifications through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in sports and orthopedics. She also loves presenting on topics within her area of specialty and teaching the next generation of therapists by serving as a clinical instructor. Jessica remains a competitive rower and coxswain at Sammamish Rowing Association. She and her husband are avid outdoor enthusiasts and spend time with their two daughters appreciating all the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer
Kevin Traupman, PT, DPT, CSCS
Kevin completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Northeastern University where he received his BS in Rehabilitation Sciences, Minor in Business, and Doctorate of Physical Therapy with a concentration in Sports Strength and Conditioning. Kevin’s interests lie in treating sports-related injuries and performance training, and his clinical experience has been in orthopedics and sports medicine rehabilitation, working with youth, adolescent, collegiate, and professional athletes. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Kevin strives to help every person get back to doing what they need and love. He has a deep appreciation of biomechanics and how the systems of the body affect and influence each other. He prioritizes creating a detailed plan of care with his patients to restore movement capabilities, optimize position, and empower physical fitness. When not in the clinic, Kevin enjoys playing soccer, hiking, reading, and traveling.
Nicole Pihl, PT, DPT
Nicole completed her undergraduate education at DePaul University. While there, she had the opportunity to compete as a Division I softball player in the Big East Conference. Following her time in Chicago, Nicole moved to Madison, Wisconsin, to attend the University of Wisconsin and, eventually, earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (go Badgers!). While in school, Nicole developed a passion for treating active individuals across the lifespan with a special interest in treating pediatric and adolescent athletes. Nicole believes in empowering her patients through therapeutic activities, exercises, and education to help them achieve their goals. When she is not in clinic, Nicole can be found outdoors enjoying the PNW. She also enjoys cooking, travelling, and eating her way through the Seattle area’s tastiest restaurants.
Allie Nunn, PT, DPT
Allie is a Washington State native who completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology at Washington State University in 2017. She then headed to the sunshine of San Diego where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2021. Her particular interests include general orthopedic and post-surgical rehabilitation, lower extremity, and balance/vestibular care. She is passionate about building trusting relationships with her patients and getting them back to their passions through movement, manual therapy, postural stability, and individualized treatment plans. Outside of Proliance you can find her spending time with her family and friends, attending Seattle Sounders games, hiking or skiing, camping, and any outdoor adventures with her dog or loved ones.
Matthew Christensen, PT, DPT
Matthew achieved a Bachelor of Arts for his undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota in 2015. He then completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020. He has clinical experience in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation as well as vestibular rehabilitation. His interest for orthopedic and sports physical therapy grew over several years of competing in and coaching tennis and Olympic Weightlifting. He has a special interest in rehabilitation for athletes of all ages with returning to sport, particularly from lower extremity injuries, but enjoys working with all individuals aiming to achieve their goals. He believes in using exercise and movement to build tissue strength and resiliency, promoting patient self-efficacy, and grading exposure back to activity to allow patients to return to their optimal level of function and to reduce risk of re-injury. Outside of the clinic Matthew enjoys Weightlifting, reading, video games, racket sports, and learning to bake.
Andrew Fukuda, PT, DPT
Drew received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from The Master’s University in Southern California and later completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington. Through a variety of clinical experiences, Drew has learned the importance of treating all patients with a personalized and patient-centered approach, in order to help them reach their goals. He enjoys treating a variety of conditions, including sports-related injuries, shoulder pain, knee pain, and post-surgical rehabilitation. Drew prioritizes getting people back to the activities they love with the use of functional training, manual therapy, sport specific training, and individualized treatment plans. Outside of the clinic, Drew enjoys playing golf, basketball, pickleball, swimming, finding new and exciting places to eat, and cheering on his beloved Seahawks, Mariners, and Huskies.
Michelle Lutz, PT, DPT
Michelle completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a double major in Exercise and Sport Science in 2012. She was a Division 1 varsity athlete on the track and cross country teams. She then went on to get her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Winston Salem State University in 2017. Her passion for treating injuries of the lower extremity began in high school when she experienced multiple overuse injuries, which physical therapists helped her overcome in order to return to running pain-free. She spent 5 years working at an orthopedic physical therapy clinic in North Carolina before deciding she needed larger mountains to climb and relocated to Issaquah. She recently completed a two-year orthopedic residency program with Evidence in Motion, and is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. She loves helping patients of all backgrounds reach their goals. She is passionate about giving patients all the tools necessary to help them achieve their desired level of function and return to doing what they love. When not at work, she can be found trail running, mountain biking, snowboarding, reading, or teaching her old cat new tricks.
Miles Cooper, PT, DPT
Miles achieved his Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Florida. After 25 years living underneath the Florida sun, he decided to relocate here to the Pacific Northwest to begin his career. He developed his interest in physical therapy through his years competing as a multisport athlete and the various injuries he sustained during this time. Miles’ specialized focuses in the realm of physical therapy stem from his clinical experience with orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, in addition to his study of chronic pain conditions across a diverse population. From these experiences, he has tailored his treatment approach to address all aspects of the biopsychosocial model to ensure that his patients are treated as people, rather than as injuries. Miles takes great pride in helping people achieve their personal goals through this integration of therapeutic exercise, patient education, and functional training to help promote self-efficacy as his patients progress through their journey of recovery. When he’s not in the clinic, however, Miles enjoys spending his time watching football, baseball and hockey, going to the cinema, playing volleyball and soccer, rollerblading, and exploring all the trails that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Tara Reyes, PTA
Tara joined the Proliance team in 2018. Tara earned her BS in Exercise Science from Western Washington University, in Bellingham WA where she worked as a personal trainer for greater than 10 years, honing her skills in exercise selection and progression. Tara wanted to utilize her exercise expertise and develop manual skills to better help her clients in a clinical setting. She returned to Whatcom Community College to become a Physical Therapist Assistant, and now as a PTA enjoys developing relationships with her patients and being a part of their recovery. She loves working in the outpatient orthopedic setting and has a strong interest in working with post-operative patients and athletes working to get back to their activities post injury. She grew up skiing and playing competitive basketball and soccer and remains a big fan, frequently watching and attending Sounders games. You can also find her hiking, camping, fishing and archery with her family in her spare time.
Jenn Pompey, PTA
Jenn has been working for Proliance Surgeons since 2003 after receiving her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Western Washington University in Exercise Science: Kinesiology. She further advanced her education graduating from Green River College with honors in 2007 and becoming a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Jenn primarily has worked in an outpatient orthopedic setting treating patients who have experienced sports-related injuries and post-surgical procedures throughout her professional career. She loves working with a variety of orthopedic patients, especially enjoys treating and working with post-surgical patients who have undergone sports-related injuries. Jennifer is passionate about what she does and is always finding ways to improve her skills as a PTA through continuing education courses and learning new techniques from her peers to better care and provide for her patients. When she is away from the clinic she enjoys spending time with family, working out, running and playing basketball with friends.
Desiree D’Sylva, PTA
Desiree has been a PTA for over 25 years and joined Proliance Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation in 2016. Desiree’s interest in physical therapy began after an injury playing soccer in high school. She became a licensed PTA after graduating from Green River Community College in 1990. She enjoys working with a variety of orthopedic patients, and especially enjoys working with post-surgical patients and sports related injuries. As a PNW native she is an avid Seattle sports fan. She has a love of travel, cooking, and movies. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her sweet puppy.
Brenna Reathaford, PTA
Brenna received her Bachelors in Kinesiology from Washington State University and earned her PTA degree from Green River College. She was constantly involved in sports as a child starting in t-ball, swimming, soccer, softball, and finally found her passion in dance. After seeing many of her teammates get injured and attend physical therapy, she observed a physical therapist that worked primarily with professional dancers and fell in love with the career.
Before getting her PTA degree, Brenna worked in an Outpatient PT clinic as an aide and office manager. This ignited her goal to work in an outpatient setting with athletes, post-op patients, and musculoskeletal injuries. In her free time, she enjoys weight lifting, watching hockey, tending to her many houseplants, and golfing with her husband.
Andrew Choi, PTA
Andrew received his Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science at the University of North Carolina in 2016. While working as a personal trainer for several years, he decided to continue pursuing a career in physical therapy. He received his PTA license after finishing his program at Pima Medical Institute.
Growing up, he was always involved in various sports and activities, eventually focusing on swimming. He continues to enjoy playing sports, as well as strength conditioning on his own. He appreciates a challenge and likes to try new things. As a PNW transplant from the South, he is still getting used to things around here, but is having lots of fun with it.
Natalie Grant, PTA
Natalie received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chapman University and her PTA degree from Pima Medical Institute. As a professional dancer, yoga instructor, and long-time patient herself, Natalie brings a unique perspective and hyper-focused lens to movement, mechanics, and performance. She is passionate about cross-training, education, and helping folks achieve their movement goals, whether that’s climbing stairs or climbing mountains.
Natalie is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), member and volunteer with Seattle Dance & Performing Art Medicine (SeaPAM), and member of the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS).
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.