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PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center

St. John Medical Center -
Outpatient Therapies

THERAPISTS

Lori received her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Louisville, Masters of Orthopedic Manual Therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute and a Doctorate from Northern Arizona University.  She has been a Board Certified Hand Therapist since 1999.  She has lectured extensively nationally/internationally on upper quadrant screening, manual therapy techniques and tissue specific exercise progressions and rehab Pilates. She has been published in the “Fundamentals of Hand Therapy” textbook.  Lori has a passion for ‘serving the underserved’ by participating in medical missions in developing nations.  In her free time you will find Lori enjoying her grand children or skiing, sailing, hiking, kayaking or traveling.
 
Roger is a Kelso native and graduated from Central Washington University with a bachelor of science in health sciences.  He then went on to obtain a bachelor's of physical therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 1982.  He worked in Seattle and Olympia before returning home in 1988 to open his own practice.  He joined PeaceHealth in 1999.  Roger specializes in orthopedic physical therapy and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.  He stays involved with the community as a member of the Pioneering Lions club and officiating local football and basketball games.  In his free time Roger enjoys traveling, hiking, and bicycling with his family.
 
Marilyn graduated with her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has 40 years of experience.  She initiated her work history with the Rehabilitation Department at the University of Washington and progressed to orthopedics.  She has served the Longview community since 1992.  She has also served on the boards of the American Physical Therapy Association for both Washington and Oregon.  She highly values continuing education and takes multiple classes per year including some from the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Therapists.  In the early 1990’s Marilyn began specializing in Women’s Health and actively promotes Women’s Health in the Longview area.  In her spare time Marilyn enjoys traveling, gardening, putting up food, reading, knitting and hiking.  She plans to hike Mt. St. Helens again this year.
 

Aaron received his BS in exercise science from Brigham Young University in 2004 and his Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Washington in 2007.  He received his certification in hand therapy in 2012 and specializes in rehabilitation of upper extremity overuse syndromes, post-operative rehabilitation, custom splint fabrication, arthritis education, and activity modification. He is also certified to administer functional capacity evaluations and performs these as part of the industrial rehabilitation program.  In 2012 Aaron authored a chapter on hand fractures in the hand therapy text book “Fundamentals of Hand Therapy."  When Aaron isn’t at work you’ll see him spending time outdoors as much as possible working on his property, hiking, camping, and backpacking with his wife and four children.  He also enjoys running, mountain biking, triathlons, and playing the guitar and piano.

Kirstie Munson, DPT
Kirstie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at Central Washington University in 2012. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Eastern Washington University. She also worked as a part of a clinical research team investigating urinary incontinence in young women as well as abdominal stability training. Her clinical experiences include rotations at Columbia basin Hospital and Outpatient facility (Ephrata, WA), Oregon Health Science University outpatient facility (Portland, OR) and Sacred Heart Medical Center (Spokane, WA). Kirstie joined the PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center-Outpatient therapies team in September 2015. Her clinical practice includes orthopedic and post-surgical intervention, chronic pain intervention, pediatric physical therapy, gait and balance training. Kirstie is new to the Pacific Northwest and is enjoying exploring her new home, taking trips to the beach, and golfing at the many beautiful courses around the area. Kirstie also enjoys taking weekend trips to visit her family in Central Washington.
 
Binal Motawar, PT, PhD
Binal received her physical therapy degree from India, and then moved to the United States to pursue research training in 2008. She has a Master’s degree from East Carolina University and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with emphasis on neural control of movement. Binal’s clinical interests include musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. She enjoys working with patients in all stages of life: elderly to pediatric patients and everyone in between. Binal is excited about living in Washington state and likes to explore the outdoors in her free time, in addition to photography, painting and learning piano.
 

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS

Doug Raney, PTA
Doug has been a physical therapist assistant for the past 29 years. He has worked in a variety of settings in the Portland/Vancouver area before joining Peacehealth’s Outpatient Therapy in 1999. Doug enjoys working with a variety of orthopedic and neurologic patients, as well as aquatic therapy.  He takes a special interest in education, a key component in the success of patients recovering from injuries. Doug resides in Castle Rock with his wife and daughter.

Jody Brand, PTA
Jody received her PT assistant degree from Salt Lake Community College in 2000.  She worked in hospitals in the Salt Lake City area in acute care and outpatient settings before moving to Longview, Washington in 2005 to join PeaceHealth.   Jody’s primary clinical interest is in prosthetic training for amputees.  She also takes great interest in manual therapies and orthopedics.  In her free time, Jody looks forward to spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.   She also enjoys gardening, camping, fishing, and painting.