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Sharie Murphy, Office Manager
Laura graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington in 2010 and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2007. She has always enjoyed working with children, and chose a career in pediatric physical therapy to pursue her passion for helping children. She strives to expand her professional skills through courses centered on treatment interventions and techniques for pediatric clients. She has experience working in public schools, aquatic therapy, acute care, outpatient orthopedics, hospital-based rehabilitation, and neurodevelopmental therapy. Laura enjoys working with children with a variety of childhood conditions. Laura is passionate about working with families to help children to achieve their personal levels of independence. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and participates in the Washington State Pediatric Special Interest Group. In her free time, Laura enjoys road trips, exploring great restaurants with friends, and trying to tame her backyard garden.
Angela received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011 and a Bachelor's of Science in Biology in 2008 from the University of Washington. In 2015 Angela obtained her Board Certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS) in Pediatric Physical Therapy as a Pediatric Certified Specialist (PCS). Angela has clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics, post-surgical rehab, acute care, and outpatient pediatrics. She also provides physical therapy services in the public school system. Angela has always enjoyed working with children, and after an enriching experience as an intern with Northwest Pediatric Therapies, she was excited to join the therapy team shortly after her graduation. She has worked with children of all ages and a wide variety of diagnoses, including orthopedic conditions, neurological disorders, and developmental delays. Angela continues to develop her professional skills through course work focused on pediatric interventions and treatment techniques. Angela is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the PTWA Pediatric Special Interest Group. A native of western Washington, Angela enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family, especially her two nephews.
Julie DuPont, (Banks)PT, DPT, PCS
Matt Harnpadoungsataya, PT, DPT
Julie received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Puget Sound in 2009. She is a Certified Clinical Instructor though the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). In 2015, Julie obtained her Board Certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS) in Pediatric Physical Therapy as a Pediatric Certified Specialist (PCS). She is dedicated to pursuing knowledge though continued professional education and has taken numerous courses on orthopedic and pediatric topics. Julie brings a wealth of experience to the NWPT's team from a variety of different settings, including outpatient clinic setting in pediatrics and orthopedics. She has a background in aquatics, school-based and early intervention therapies. Julie especially enjoys working with children with orthopedic injuries, infants with torticollis, children with developmental delays, and teens with sports injuries. She is committed to helping children reach their highest functional capabilities by inspiring their enjoyment and active participation in physical therapy activities. She is dedicated to educating children and their families by connecting them to community activities. At home, Julie enjoys reading, yoga, kickboxing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Penny Coyner, PT, MPT, PCS
Laura Bobsin, PT, DPT
Angela Germeroth (Dokken),PT, DPT, PCS
Matt holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences received in 2013 and a Bachelor’s in General Science from Seattle University in 2009. He became interested in physical therapy while attending therapy sessions with his niece who was born with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Matt has experience in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, early intervention, and public schools. He has a good understanding of conditions that effect motor skill, postural alignment, physical endurance and motor coordination. He is skilled at helping children return to their full functional abilities following traumatic musculoskeletal injuries. Matt strives to provide exceptional care for clients through his knowledge and understanding of childhood disabilities. He is an avid runner, baker of cakes and cookies, and enjoyer of quality time spent as an uncle. Thai is his second language.
Priscilla (Penny) is a graduate of the University of Washington, in 1981 she achieved her Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy and in 1997 she received a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy, specializing in pediatrics. In 1987, she co-founded Northwest Pediatric Therapies. Since 2001, she has maintained her Board Certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS) in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Throughout her career, she has worked in a variety of settings including, hospitals, school districts, and home based programs. Penny has dedicated her career towards advancing clinical skills, knowledge and research in pediatric physical therapy. She is a long standing member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); and in 2010, Penny received the Out Standing Pediatric Clinician Award from the APTA, Pediatrics Section. As an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor, she enjoys mentoring to anyone interested in pediatric physical therapy. She enjoys working with all ages of children, infants to young adults, and has supported community programs for children with physical challenges. In her free time she enjoys gardening, hiking and boating.