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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).”

 

Shannon Cribbin

Shannon Cribbin

Physical Therapist
Education/Certification
Shannon obtained a Bachelors of Science in Sports Science from Washington State University, followed by a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Indiana State University.
Experience
Shannon has been working as a physical therapist since August 2021. While her employment experience is in outpatient orthopedics, she also has clinical experience in sports, pediatrics, and skilled nursing facilities.
According to Shannon
“One of the things I enjoy most about physical therapy is that I get to learn about my patients and help them progress towards things that actually mean something to them. I try to make physical therapy fun and applicable to each specific individual so that they have the best chance at success.”
On a personal note
“I have an interest in canine rehabilitation and am planning to complete my canine rehabilitation certification soon!  My boyfriend and I have two dogs and three cats that keep us busy, but we also enjoy hiking, trying new foods, and enjoying the views of the PNW.”
Sarah Uno

Sarah Uno

Physical Therapist
Education/Certification
Before studying physical therapy, Sarah was a linguistics major at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she received a Master of Arts in Linguistics with a focus in first language acquisition. However, wanting to work in a more hands on and tangible manner with people, Sarah changed her focus of study to physical therapy, and has not looked back since. Sarah is a 2021 University of Puget Sound Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate and is excited to begin the start of her career with Anchor Physical Therapy.
Experience
Sarah spent two lengthy clinical rotations working with the orthopedic outpatient populations with a focus in sports medicine and women’s pelvic health.
According to Sarah
“If I do my job right, my patients leave having more confidence in their own decision making when it comes to their bodies. They need less of my permission of what to do and can listen more to what their body is telling them. In thy end, they’ll realize it’s not me they need, it’s them!”
On a personal note
“I love the water and surfing, but the water is too cold here so I delight myself in the more terrestrial based wonders that WA has to offer.”
Dave Hull

Dave Hull

Physical Therapist
Education/Certification
Dave has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from University of Washington. Prior to this career change, Dave earned Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Forestry from University of Montana.
Experience
As a therapist since 1988, Dave has worked in a variety of therapy settings including inpatient rehabilitation and out-patient clinics. Dave is a generalist, having skills in orthopedic, neurological and vestibular rehabilitation.
According to Dave
“The best part of physical therapy is being able to help patients heal, get to a better place physically and mentally and to help them achieve their goals. Sharing in not only successes but also frustrations along the way is part of this process.”
On a personal note
“My wife is also a physical therapist and we both ran track and cross country in high school and college. My daughter and her boyfriend are environmental scientists. All of us enjoy spending time together outdoors learning about plants, animals, and mushrooms. We enjoy the fabulous Pacific Northwest whether biking, hiking, or playing with my daughter’s two dogs.”

Meagan Trisko

Physical Therapist
Education/Certification
Meagan attended the University of California, Davis for her undergraduate education and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with an emphasis on Neurology, Physiology, and Behavior. She received her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami.
Experience
Meagan graduated from the University of Miami in 2021, where she received the Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. Her clinical experiences were focused in the outpatient orthopedic and sports settings, though she also has experience working in acute care.
According to Meagan
“Physical Therapy is truly my passion in life, and I consider it a privilege to get to work with my patients. My goal is to empower my patients with knowledge about their bodies, movement, and overall fitness in order to give them the tools necessary to live a healthy lifestyle.”
On a personal note
“I’m originally from Southern California, spent 3 years in Miami, and now am excited to call Washington my new home base. My husband and I love to travel and have been to 19 states together! We have 2 adorable (and rambunctious) dogs, Teddy and Mookie, and spend entirely too much of our free time playing with them.”
Hannah Getto

Hannah Getto

Physical Therapist
Education/Certification
Hannah attended Northeastern University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Science and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy through their accelerated 6 year program. She is a member of the APTA Sports Section and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Experience
After graduation, Hannah worked as a traveling PT before settling in the Seattle area. She has worked in various settings, including acute rehab, outpatient neuro, and outpatient ortho.
According to Hannah
“When treating patients, I strive to see each patient as a unique individual. So many factors can go in to the rehab process and understanding those factors allows me to individualize treatment to address patients in a holistic manner.”
On a personal note
“I was born and raised in the Boston area. I love running, hiking, skiing, and just being outdoors in general.”
Nate Swanson

Nate Swanson

Physical Therapist
Education/Certification
Nathan has a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education with a Pre-Therapy Concentration from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. He also has a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from College of St. Catherines in Minneapolis, MN.
Experience
Nathan has been a physical therapist since 2006. The first three years of his career were spent practicing physical therapy in Longview, WA. He then moved to the Tacoma area in 2008 and has been practicing here ever since. His experience has included occupational rehabilitation and orthopedic outpatient therapy.
According to Nate
“My goal is to help my patients decrease their symptoms and improve their body function. I believe in working with my patients, and helping them to see the importance of a positive attitude and the use of exercises to aid in the healing process throughout treatment.”
On a personal note
“I grew up the oldest of 8 children in Redmond, WA. After living in other states for a few years, I was glad to return home to the Pacific Northwest. I am now married with 2 children. My hobbies include being a dad, experimenting with home brewing, playing golf, and following the local sports teams of the Seahawks, Mariners, and Huskies. Some golf courses I have enjoyed playing include The New Course at St. Andrews, Prestwick Golf Club, Machrihanish Golf Club, and Chambers Bay Golf Course.”

George Harrington

Physical Therapist
Education/Certification
George has a degree in Kinesiology with an Exercise-Science emphasis from San Francisco State University, and a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Colombia University.
Experience
George has been a physical therapist since 2012. He also received the highly acclaimed OCS (orthopedic clinical specialist) certification in 2017.
According to George
“When treating my patients, I like to consider the whole person. I use a multimodal approach when addressing their needs, be it musculoskeletal, neurological or otherwise.”
On a personal note
“I am originally from San Francisco, CA and I’m glad to be back on the West Coast! My passions are sports, running, hiking and honing my novice cooking skills. I have also dabbled in home brewing and am becoming very skilled with power tools to work on my home.”

 

Physical Therapist Assistants

Melissa Cotter

Melissa Cotter

Physical Therapist Assistant
Education/Certification
Melissa has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from SUNY Buffalo. She completed the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Green River College where she earned and Associates degree in Applied Science.
According to Melissa
“Every person and every body is unique, so physical therapy can never take on a ‘one size fits all’ approach. I believe that therapy is an ongoing conversation between the individual and their therapist to determine the best path for healing. I love to help people gain a deeper understanding of how their body moves and what it needs to improve function and movement. It is exciting to work together to achieve or even surpass their goals.”
On a personal note
 “I have a passion for health and wellness. As yoga teacher (RTY-200) I like to spend my free time teaching and practicing yoga. I am a mother to 3 energetic swimmers and can often be found on the pool deck cheering them on.”
John Funk

John Funk

Physical Therapist Assistant
Education/Certification
John is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where he received his B.S. in Kinesiology. He holds an Associate of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Green River College.
According to John
“I have always been a helper, so this career allows me to feel fulfilled while helping others reach their highest potential.”
On a personal note
 “I enjoy wandering in the great Washington nature, spending time with loved ones, and playing all the latest video games.”
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.”
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.”
Jorge Gomez-Arceo

Jorge Gomez-Arceo

Physical Therapist Assistants
Education/Certification
Jorge graduated from Cortiva Institute Seattle in December of 2013 with a Massage Therapy certification and graduated in June 2021 from Green River College with an Associates degree in Physical Therapist Assistant. He is also certified with Rocktape in the use of their blades and their tape ( FMT Rocktape and FMT Blades)
Experience
Jorge has been practicing massage therapy since 2014 in various Tacoma medical offices. Anchor Physical Therapy is where he has been since becoming a licensed PTA.
According to Jorge
“My goal is to help patients achieve their maximum potential and provide them with the tools and knowledge so they can prevent further injury, as well as help the Hispanic community of the general Tacoma area.”
On a personal note
“I was raised in Mexico. In 2008 I moved the Unites States of America, landing in Orange County, CA. In 2010 I relocated to Seattle where I met my now wife. In my spare time I really enjoy riding and doing mechanical work with both my mountain bike and my road bike. I also really enjoy working on home projects, all the way from building fences to putting in new flooring.”
Lauren Adams

Lauren Adams

Physical Therapist Assistant
Education/Certification
Lauren is a graduate of Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and is also a graduate of Green River College with an Associate of Applied Science Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
According to Lauren
“Helping others has always been very rewarding to me and having a career in physical therapy allows me to make a meaningful difference in my community. I am excited to get to know patients and be a part of their journey towards their goals. I believe that kindness and positivity can go a long way!”
On a personal note
“In my free time I love hanging out with friends and family, exploring the Pacific Northwest, and spending time with my husband and dog. My hobbies include cooking, playing games, and I’m just starting to get into hiking. I really enjoy learning new things!”
Amy Tevis

Amy Tevis

Physical Therapist Assistant
Education/Certification
Amy graduated in 1978 from Green River with an Associate in Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
Experience
Amy has more than 40 years of experience as a PTA. She has worked in multiple settings including everything from acute care in a hospital setting to outpatient rehab.
According to Amy
This profession has been one of my greatest joys in life. I love connecting, contributing and educating people toward optimal physical health. I have met many, many people in my career and have learned many life lessons from them as well.“
On a personal note
Family is my everything. I have 4 beautiful grandchildren who I adore. When not spending time with them, my husband and I love camping, traveling and playing golf.”

 

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.”