Outpatient Therapies

 

Therapists 

Roger Karnofski, PT
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 Kellogg, PT
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.

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 performs these as part of the industrial rehabilitation program. 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.

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. 

Elnathan Eldredge, DPT 
El graduated form Boston University in 2014 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  He is currently working towards his Neurologic Specialist Certification.  He specializes in pediatric and vestibular rehabilitation and enjoys working with a variety of patient populations from infants to elderly.  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. 

Karyn Banke, MOTR/L
Karyn was born and raised in Texas.  She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2011 with a Masters in Occupational Therapy.  She has worked in a variety of settings the last few years.  In 2016, she made the trek with her family across the country to settle in the state of Washington.  Karyn specializes in pediatric occupational therapy and enjoys helping children with behavior, developmental, and sensory disorders become more independent and succeed.  In addition to pediatrics, she also provides occupational therapy services to adults with neurological disorders such as stroke and traumatic brain injury.  She spends her free time with her husband and two young boys exploring the Pacific Northwest.  

Belia McNabb, DPT
Belia obtained her BS in human biology with minor in chemistr from Texas Women's University in 2007.  She then went on to pursue her doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011 with a focus on neurological rehabilitation.  She has worked in a variety of settings including: acute care, inpatient, outpatient, home health and skilled nursing.  She is particularly interested in working with neurological patients such as stroke, TBI, amputees, and Parkinson's.  She enjoys the challenge of working with these patients and strives to provide excellent care to help them maximize their mobility and independence.  Recently she has begun to venture into women's health, which includes pelvic floor weakness, pelvic pain, and incontinence.  She is working with Marilyn Kellogg, the clinic's women's health specialist, along with obtaining continuing education courses to expand her knowledge and expertise in this area.  She provides women's health education in the community with the next class beginning in January.  She will also offers information within the PeaceHealth system as part of their childbirth education.  She currently lives in Longview with her husband and two sons.  She enjoys spending time with her family by hiking, camping, and anything else outdoors.

Jessica Hula, 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.

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.

PeaceHealth Physical Therapy
852 Commerce Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
360-501-3750

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