Our Staff

Physical Therapists

Ross Anderson

Ross Anderson

Clinic Owner/Physical Therapist
Education/Certification
Ross has a Biology degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA and a Masters degree in physical therapy from Chapman University in Orange, CA. Ross is currently licensed as a physical therapist in the state of Washington. He is also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the APTA Private Practice Section.
Experience
Ross has more than 20 years of experience in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy.
According to Ross
“I like to work with all ages of patients and find satisfaction learning from all generations. It really gets fun when you have an older patient motivating and pushing a younger teen.”
On a personal note
“I have a lovely wife and we are blessed with two beautiful daughters. I have a passion for running and achieved one of my life-long goals by running the Boston marathon in 2000. I enjoy tennis, hiking, skiing and most other outdoor activities. Being a homeowner has baptized me into “do-it-yourself” carpentry and I have learned many tips. One is that you need the right tool to get the job done right (at least that’s what I tell my wife to justify buying another tool).”

 

Joey Visser

Joey Visser

Physical Therapist
Education/Certification
Joey has a degree in Human Movement Science from Utah State University, and a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St Louis, MO. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as a member of both the orthopedic and sports physical therapy sections.
Experience
Joey is a graduate of Washington University in St Louis, where he has a clinical background with the Movement System Impairment (MSI) model.
According to Joey
“I enjoy working with patients of all ages and helping them to get moving and return to the activities they love. With my background in running and sports, I like working with those trying to get back to the big game/race. Whether it’s playing a pickup game with some friends and family, or running a marathon.”
On a personal note
“I am a new resident to Washington, and have been loving every bit of it. I am an avid runner and swimmer, and I enjoy hiking, basketball, soccer, and just about any other sport/outdoor activity. I am always ready to explore new things, and am excited to see all that Washington has to offer.”
Maria Bokor

Maria Bokor

Physical Therapist
Education/Certification
Maria has a degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound. She is certified through the Women’s Health section of the American Physical Therapy Association as a pelvic floor specialist, and is also an Orthopedic Movement Specialist certified by PT and Feldenkrais practitioner, Gordon Browne.
Experience
Maria has 16 years of clinical experience in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy as well as a background in pediatric and stroke rehabilitation.
According to Maria
“Each patient coming in the door offers a unique challenge and tells a fascinating story about why they are coming to physical therapy. I feel it is a great honor to learn about each person’s particular issues and to play a part in the recovery process that helps them return to their favorite activities.”
On a personal note
“I am the Associate Principal Violist of Symphony Tacoma, and a private music teacher. I also enjoy Tai Chi, yoga, and pilates. I am blessed with a beautiful daughter and a wonderful son.”
Bryse Paffile

Bryse Paffile

Physical Therapist
Education/Certification
Bryse has Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Physical Therapy from Pensacola Christian College, and a Doctorate degree in Physical therapy from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and a member of the research section.
Experience
Bryse is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University with a clinical education in pain neuroscience education and implementation of functional training in treating patients. He has also been a presenter at the combined sections meeting of the APTA.
According to Bryse
“During my graduate education I was able to attend 2 mission trips to Peru and East Asia. It was an opportunity that helped me understand that physical therapy can be performed no matter the language or cultural barriers. I enjoy working with anyone to return to doing what they enjoy. It has been a passion for me to help others recover with effective and researched treatment options in order to reach attainable goals.”
On a personal note
“I was born and raised in the Northwest and enjoy the outdoors, hiking, climbing, and any water sport. I have also enjoyed flatwater sprint canoeing internationally and I currently coach locally in Gig Harbor.”
Kelsey Crowder

Kelsey Crowder

Physical Therapist
Education/Certification
Kelsey received a Bachelors degree in sports medicine from University of the Pacific. She went onto receive a Doctorate of Physical therapy from University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, CA. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Experience
Kelsey graduated from University of St. Augustine in 2018 and has had diverse clinical rotations including orthopedics, pediatrics and a skilled nursing facility. She was trained at a University that is known for it’s manual techniques and skills.
According to Kelsey
“I really joy getting to work with a diverse population and people of all ages. I have been blessed to have such varied clinical experience that have allowed me to be able to appreciate all stages of life and how physical therapy can help in those various stages. I have a passion for getting people back to doing what they love, whether it be a sport or a hobby that is dear to their heart.”
On a personal note
“I was born and raised in western Washington. I spent 7 years in California getting my degrees, but am very happy to be back. I was a swimmer throughout my life and love being active. I am a very family oriented person and really enjoy spending time with my family including the newest addition, my niece. In addition, I am a huge animal lover, especially dogs. I look forward to re-exploring this wonderful and beautiful state.”
Christy Kananen

Christy Kananen

Physical Therapist
Education/Certification
Christy has a business degree from Kent State University, OH and a Masters of Science in physical therapy from Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.  She also has a Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis of the Spine and extremities by The McKenzie Institute.  She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) from ACLOS and an active member of The McKenzie Institute for Physical Therapists.

Experience
Over 10 years experience in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy as well as neuro.
According to Christy
“I enjoy working with all populations and catering all acquired physical techniques to a specific person’s needs, as well as watching the outcome. I particularly appreciate the joy it brings to the patient and the trust it develops between the physical therapist and patient.”
On a personal note
“I have an amazing husband, a beautiful daughter and twin sons. My family and I moved to Washington from Austin, TX. We love the friendliness of Tacoma. I enjoy anything outdoors, particularly running.  However I am usually running with my kids these days!”

 

Physical Therapist Assistants

Mychal McNamee

Mychal McNamee

Physical Therapist Assistant
Education/Certification
Mychal is a graduate of Green River College with an Associates in Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
According to Mychal
“I like to make physical therapy fun while teaching my patients and helping them regain their strength. It’s important for me to get to know my patients on a personal level as well. Learning more about their hobbies and passions creates a more comfortable place for them to be and gets them excited about coming to therapy.”
On a personal note
“I have a wife and a young daughter and I enjoy spending most of my free time with my girls. Being a dad is truly awesome and I enjoy every minute of it. My hobbies are all centered around sports and fitness. I played many sports during my youth and I have stayed active ever since. While I don’t play many organized sports lately, I enjoy running and lifting weights on a regular basis.”
Ashley Parries

Ashley Parries

Physical Therapist Assistant
Education/Certification
Ashley is a graduate of Green River College with an Associates in Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
According to Ashley
“I enjoy helping people get back up on their feet and doing what they love and/or need to do.”
Alex Benoit

Alex Benoit

Physical Therapist Assistant
Education/Certification
Alex is a graduate of Olympic College with an Associates in Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
According to Alex
“I enjoy working with patients of all ages. It is one of the most rewarding feelings when I help someone return to an activity such as sports or even tending their garden, pain free.”
On a personal note
“I love getting outside and playing basketball, soccer or golf. In my free time I also enjoy spending time with my wife and dog as well as playing video games.”
Katie Spangler

Katie Spangler

Physical Therapist Assistant
Education/Certification
Katie is a graduate of Green River College with an Associates in Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
According to Katie
“The best part about working in the physical therapy field is getting to know the patients and helping them reach their fullest potential.”
On a personal note
“I have an amazing husband and a busy two year old that bring me so much joy and adventure. When I have a free day, I love spending it outdoors either walking through a local park or hiking at Mount Rainier.”
Britney Fischer

Britney Fischer

Physical Therapist Assistant
Education/Certification
Britney is a graduate of Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a graduate of PIMA Medical Institute with a Physical Therapist Assistant degree.
According to Britney
“Anchor PT has become my second home and each patient I treat as I would my own family. I enjoy connecting with clients on a personal level and find the greatest satisfaction in seeing them reach their goals.”
On a personal note
“I was born and raised in Washington and enjoy all the PNW has to offer including hiking, running, biking, kayaking, and practicing yoga.”
Amanda Hostetler

Amanda Hostetler

Physical Therapist Assistant
Education/Certification
Amanda is a graduate of Pima Medical Institute, Seattle with an Associate’s of Occupational Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
According to Amanda
“I have a passion for physical therapy because it is not just a quick fix to an injury or disease process. We give patients education and tools that allow them to heal, but can also be utilized to offer them a healthier quality of life at home and after they stop coming to the clinic.”
On a personal note
“I’m originally from the East Coast, but have made the Pacific Northwest my home since 2009. I moved to Seattle to earn my degree and chose to stay in Washington afterwards. I love to explore nature; hiking, kayaking, camping, and doing anything outside when I have free time. I’m here to experience all life has to offer.”
Courtney Bylin

Courtney Bylin

Physical Therapist Assistant
Education/Certification
Courtney is a graduate of Green River College with an Associates in Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University and has a WA State Teaching Certification from the University of Washington
According to Courtney
“I enjoy working with a wide variety of patients and hope to make their experience as enjoyable and beneficial as possible. Laughter is a must during therapy, so I am sure to be cracking jokes during every appointment.”
On a personal note
“Outside of work, I am happily married and the proud mother of 2 young boys. We love outdoor adventures, Legos and lots of popcorn with our movies. I am an avid runner and love all things fitness. Currently, I have participated in over a dozen half marathons and a couple triathlons.”
Ryana Horton

Ryana Horton

Physical Therapist Assistant
Education/Certification
Ryana has an Associates in Occupational Sciences from PIMA Medical Institute Seattle, and is a
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
According to Ryana
“Helping people return to activities that they love is important to me and is why I decided to pursue an education in physical therapy. I believe that physical therapy can make a long-lasting change in someone’s life and show exactly how much the human body can do.”
On a personal note
“In my free time I love to work out and cook with my husband. I am also a huge baseball fan and love going to games when I am free.”
Marlenette Spohn

Marlenette Spohn

Physical Therapist Assistant
Education/Certification
Marlenette is a graduate of PIMA Medical Institute with an Associates in Occupational Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
According to Marlenette
“Helping others and being part of a field that is constantly growing is of utmost importance, which is why I chose to work in physical therapy.  I enjoy being able to help people reach their highest potential.”
On a personal note
“I enjoy working with my hands – in my free time I crochet, knit and draw.  I also enjoy cooking, running and hiking.  I have two daughters who like baking cookies, playing outside and watching movies.”

 

Massage Therapists

Sheldon Morton

Sheldon Morton

Medical Massage Therapist
Education/Certification
Sheldon graduated with honors in massage from Ashmead in 2006. He is uniquely certified in both medical massage therapy and lymphatic drainage.
Experience
Sheldon has 10 years of experience in therapeutic/treatment massage.
According to Sheldon
“I have been a massage therapist for 10 years, and each day it still seems new to me. I still get excited about the fact that I can make a difference in people’s physical and mental health. My approach is to be empathetic to each client’s specific needs.”
On a personal note
“Outside of work I enjoy mentoring young men. I am an assistant coach to my youngest son’s AAU basketball team. I have been married to my best friend, my wife, for 17 years. We have two boys, ages 23 and 16. I am a HUGE basketball and football fan.”
Katie Shoecraft

Katie Shoecraft

Massage Therapist
Education/Certification
Katie holds a degree in massage from the Cortiva Institute, where she graduated with honors.
Experience
Katie is a 2018 graduate with 80+ hours of clinical experience plus a year’s worth of knowledge of the human body and treatment techniques.
According to Katie
“Although I am new to Massage Therapy, I am extremely excited to begin my journey in helping people feel good again.”
On a personal note
“In my spare time I enjoy watching sports and learning as much as I can! I can’t wait to learn new modalities and treatment techniques.”