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PeaceHealth Therapy and Wellness Center

Therapists: Physical, Occupational, and Speech 

 

Aaron C. Varney, MOTR/L, CHT
Aaron is the supervisor at PeaceHealth Outpatient Therapies. He 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 including: post-operative rehabilitation, custom orthotic fabrication, overuse syndromes, arthritis education, and activity modification.  He is also certified to administer functional capacity evaluations and pre-employment screens. In 2012 Aaron authored a chapter on hand fractures in Cynthia Cooper's 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, and playing the guitar and piano.

 

Allison Munkelwitz, MA, CCC-SLP
Allison is from New Mexico and received her Master of Arts in Communication Disorders from New Mexico State University in 2009.  She joined PeaceHealth in 2010 and has been a key part in the growth of the inpatient and outpatient speech-language pathology departments at St. John Medical Center.  Allison's special interests include dysphagia (swallowing/feeding), voice therapy for Parkinson's disease, pediatric articulation and phonology disorders, and augmentative/alternative communication.

Outside of work she enjoys cooking, reading, and outdoor adventures.

 

Elnathan Eldredge, DPT, NCS 
El graduated form Boston University in 2014 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  He specializes in pediatric and vestibular rehabilitation and enjoys working with a variety of patient populations from infants to elderly.  In 2018 he successfully passed his Neurologic Specialty Certification boards.

El treats a multitude of conditions and pathologies including developmental delays, gait dysfunctions, balance and dizziness, and many other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.  He loves learning and empowering patients through education. 

In his free time, he is active in his community through church service and loves spending time with his wife and baby girl.

 

Amber Humphrey, MS, CCC-SLP
Amber is a Kelso/Longview native and graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences.  She then obtained her Master's in Speech-Language Pathology from Pacific University.  Amber is a current member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and has worked in a variety of settings ranging from schools, acute care, inpatient, outpatient, and skilled nursing.  Her areas of specialty are working on cognition and aphasia with adults who have sustained a TBI or stroke and children who have Autism or language disorders.

In her spare time, Amber is a national powerlifting competitor for USA Powerlifting.  When she's not lifting she enjoys traveling with her husband, homebrewing, researching new restaurants, and learning to cook a variety of foods from around the world.

 

Jessica Hua, DPT
Jessica grew up in Maryland and received her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park.  After college, she volunteered with the Peace Corps as a Math and Science Education Volunteer in Kenya. 

Jessica graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy of Health Sciences University with her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2017 and takes a special interest in education, therapeutic exercises and manual therapy.  In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, hiking, playing soccer, and traveling.

 

Hilary Allen, CCC-SLP
Hilary is a Speech-Language-Pathologist who graduated with distinction in her class in 2018.  She has undergraduate degrees in Linguistics as well as Speech and Hearing Sciences with a certification to teach english to speakers of other languages.  In her training, she gained experience in neurolinguistic research and completed practicums with all age groups in a variety of settings, including the school system and skilled nursing. 

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and going to the movie theater. 

 

Ellen Hornbeak, DPT
Ellen is from Houston, TX and graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2017 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  Prior to this, she attended Baylor University and graduated with her BS in Pre-Physical Therapy.

She has worked in a variety of therapy settings including acute care, skilled nursing, as well as the outpatient setting.  She enjoys the outpatient clinic because she is able to build lasting relationships with her patients.  She enjoys witnessing the progress patients make with each visit.  She is most passionate about working with and learning from patients with neurologic conditions.  She loves educating and empowering patients to become the most independent that they can be, as well as incorporating family members and loved ones on ways they can best help at home.

Ellen lives in Vancouver, WA with her husband and has enjoyed spending her leisure time exploring the Pacific Northwest.  She enjoys traveling, hiking, exploring new restaurants, cooking, and doing puzzles.   

 

Peter Bauchert, DPT
Peter is from Loma, Linda, California, and graduated with honors from Loma Linda University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018.  Prior to this, he attended Southern Adventist University in Tennessee.

He has worked in a variety of physical therapy settings, including acute care and home health.  His interest in becoming a physical therapist began when he was working with people suffering from chronic pain and educating them on alternative methods of pain relief.  He is interested in helping, educating, and learning from all types of patients, with a special interest in assisting patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, as well as other disorders.

Peter has lived in the the Pacific Northwest with his wife since 2018.  Together, they enjoy exploring the outdoors.  In his free time, he enjoys reading, creative writing, playing board games, hiking, and playing Ultimate Frisbee.

 

Alyssa Root, DPT
Alyssa grew up in Montana and attained her bachelor of science degree in biology.  She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013.  Alyssa enjoys working with all ages and has expanded her skillset as a clinician by working in various settings including orthopedics, transitional care, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals.  Alyssa loves to build relationships with her patietns and get them back to moving so they can enjoy an improved quality of life.  She prefers the outpatient setting where she can spend more time educating patients and setting them up with tools for success in returning to desired activiteis.  She is passionate about helping people improve their quality of life.

In her free time Alyssa enjoys being in the outdoors exploring new places and hiking with her dog and friends.  Alyssa is enjoying her new hobby, cycling, and hopes to get into kayaking and paddleboarding.

 

Hannah Johnson, DPT

Hannah is a Longview native and graduate of R. A. Long High School.  She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology from the University of New Mexico graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2016. During Undergrad she played both Indoor and Sand Volleyball. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon, graduating with Honors in 2020.

Hannah has experience in various settings working with patients in Outpatient Orthopedics, Outpatient and Inpatient Pediatrics, Aquatic Therapy, and Inpatient Rehabilitation where facility specialized in treating neurologic disorders, spinal cord injuries and lower extremity amputations.  Throughout her experiences Hannah has developed a special interest in serving the pediatric population and adults with developmental disabilities.  Hannah is passionate about assisting patients and their families, from infants to adults, with an emphasis on those with gross motor or developmental delays and pediatric orthopedic conditions/injuries.  Her treatment approach is to provide strategies to incorporate into daily routines, to improve independence and quality of life.  Hannah is currently a member of the Academy of Physical Therapy Association, Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy,  Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy, and Washington State Physical Therapy Association.

Hannah lives in Longview, and enjoys spending her leisure time doing anything outdoors: hiking, trail running, biking, skiing, snow shoeing, paddle boarding, camping, playing volleyball, tennis and pickleball.  She enjoys traveling and supporting local restaurants/businesses, watching sports, playing board games, and spending time with friends and family. Hannah is also active within the community by assisting with local middle schools, high schools, and club volleyball teams on fundamental skills, injury prevention, and supporting being a multi-sport athlete.

 

Kaitlin Warner, OTD, OTR/L
Kaitlin is PNW born and raised, having grown up in the Portland-SW Washington area.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology wiht Honors from Washington State University, Vancouver.  Kaitlin later attended Pacific University and earned her Occupational Therapy Doctorate.  Throughout her education, Kaitlin has maintained an interest in neurological conditions and the brain-body connection.  She completed clinical rotations in outpatient, community, and inpatient rehabilitation settings.  Kaitlin enjoys the outpatient setting the most because of the opportunity to build relationships with patients and their families and to focus on optimizing function in the areas of life that are most important to them.  She loves working with and learning from patients of all ages who are facing varied challenges, including stroke recovery and sensory processing difficulties.

Outside of work, Kaitlin enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her pets.  She enjoys camping, kayaking, and hiking.  When she has to be inside she can be found watching movies, reading, or playing video and/or board games.

 

Hannah Catlin, MA, CCC-SLP
Hannah grew up in Castle Rock and graduated from Western Washington University with her Bachelor of Arts in Communications Sciences and Diorders and a Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology.  Hannah is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and has experience working in the schools with ages 5-21.  Her special areas of interest include dysphagia, pediatric speech sound disorders, and early language.  She loves to learn and improve her knowledge and skills in her areas of expertise.  She is passionate about empowering her patients achieve their goals.

In her spare time Hannah enjoys cooking, drinking coffee, exercising, and spending time with her family and 2 dogs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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.

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.

PeaceHealth Therapy and Wellness Center
200 Triangle Shopping Center
Suite 270
Longview, WA 98632
360-501-3750