Our Staff


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
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
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
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.”


 
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
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.”

On a personal note:

“I enjoy participating in sports and being outdoors. I have played many sports over the years, but these days l continue to play volleyball outside of work.”



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
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
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
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
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.”



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.”