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
Lead Physical Therapist
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.
Kathryn K.O. Falso, MSPT
Kathryn joined the Proliance Sports Therapy of Issaquah team in 2004. She grew up in central Wisconsin and received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1998. Since 1999, Kathryn has been providing quality outpatient orthopedic care in the greater Seattle area. Due to recognizing that many rehab patients are in need of developing better mind/body awareness to overcome injury and prevent reoccurrence, she completed Stott Pilates training to enhance her ability to implement this essential component of recovery with her patients. Kathryn enjoys developing treatment programs that offer skilled manual therapy interventions combined with therapeutic exercises to assist in breaking the chain of dysfunctional movement patterns. She finds great joy in helping her patients regain their desired previous level of physical function. While outside of the PT clinic, Kathryn loves rediscovering the simple joys of life with her toddler son, as well as running, exploring the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her husband, friends, and family. She is also a Green Bay Packer enthusiast.
Cathy Van Lith, MPT, OCS
Cathy received her Master of Physical Therapy degree, in 1999, after completing her Bachelor of Science degree, in 1996, from Eastern Washington University. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the APTA and she has advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation and the SFMA. She believes in giving back to the profession and serves as a Clinical Instructor, hosting internships for students. Cathy enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge of biomechanics and recognizes the importance of empowering patients to understand their pathologies and strives to deliver evidence based care. Well trained in manual techniques, she enjoys working with diverse populations and has extensive exposure to orthopedic injuries, pre and post-operative care, movement related dysfunction and vestibular rehabilitation.
Laura Browne, PT, DPT
Laura completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Exercise Science at Seattle Pacific University in 2011, and 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 of life they love. Laura played fast pitch softball and swam competitively growing up, so she now enjoys treating throwing and overhead athletes. While completing her DPT degree at EWU, Laura researched variation in acceleration of thoracic spinal manipulation. She has a passion for treating the spine, shoulder and other orthopedic injuries and is currently working on further developing her manual therapy skills. As a Seattle area native, Laura enjoys spending her free time hiking, backpacking, downhill skiing, swimming and running, as well as traveling internationally with her husband and exploring the outdoors with her family and dog, Zulu.
Kyle Mark, PT, DPT
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.
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.
Sarah Hager, PT, DPT
Sarah completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Washington receiving her B.S in Public Health, Minor in Global Health, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Sarah grew up in Southwestern Washington where she played competitive soccer, track, and frequented Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge participating in the outdoor activities those areas have to offer. This is where her interest in sports related injuries began. Her love for orthopedic physical therapy and sports medicine rehabilitation continued to grow during her years spent as a student athletic trainer for UW Athletics and as a UW IMA fitness instructor during her undergraduate studies. She is passionate about creating individualized treatment programs to help her patients reach their personal goals and return to activity or sports. Sarah utilizes a combination of manual therapy techniques, exercise, and patient education to help each individual overcome their movement dysfunction. She is dedicated to community services and outreach, and strives to integrate her love for helping others, both within and outside of her practice. Sarah continues to enjoy all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer in her free time, including snowboarding, backpacking, surfing, water sports and running.
Robyn Miyamoto, PTA
Robyn joined the Proliance team in 2002 as a PT aide, as well as a part-time medical assistant for the physician’s office. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Psychology initially. She then decided to pursue her career in physical therapy and graduated from Green River Community College in 2010, becoming a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. While Robyn embraces working with a variety of orthopedic patients, she especially enjoys rehabilitating post-surgical patients and those with sports related injuries. She takes pride in instructing patients in proper exercise technique to maximize rehab potential and reduce re-injury rates. Robyn strives to create a positive environment while providing quality patient care to assist each individual in achieving his or her rehab goals. Even though she moved from her hometown in Oahu, HI in 1997, Robyn is still exploring and discovering new things in the greater Seattle area. Outside of the workplace, she loves spending time with family and friends, parenthood, snowboarding, hiking, traveling and watching sports.
Jennifer Pompey, PTA
Jennifer 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 Community College in 2007 and becoming a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Jennifer primarily has worked in an outpatient orthopedic setting treating patients who have experienced sports-related injuries and post-surgical procedures throughout her professional career and she has a special interest with working with the geriatric population. She loves working with a variety of orthopedic patients, especially enjoys treating and working with post-surgical patients who have undergone joint replacement. 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. 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.
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 running, hiking, camping, fishing and archery with her family in her spare time.
Sue Park Eddy, PTA
Sue joined the Proliance team in 2018. Before becoming a licensed PTA, she was involved in the fitness field as a personal trainer and Pilates instructor for more than ten years. She discovered that controlled movement and working with clients’ awareness, alignment and core-stability through Pilates helped them to improve their quality of life. She expanded her skills and knowledge in rehabilitation through the PTA program at Green River College, graduating in 2018. During her clinical experience, she enjoyed working with a variety of orthopedic patients: post-op, chronic conditions, and sports-related injuries. She is originally from South Korea and lived in Japan for 9 years before coming to the USA. She enjoys cooking, eating, music, and spending time with her family and friends.
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.