Our Team

Elizabeth Hampton, Clinic Owner & TherapistElizabeth Hampton PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

Elizabeth is a physical therapist in practice since 1987 and owner of CorePhysio. She is a 1987 graduate of Marquette University's program in physical therapy and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) through Evidence in Motion in 2016. She completed the Executive Program in Private Practice Management through EIM in 2015. Additionally Hampton has earned specialized certifications in Women's Health Physical Therapy (TWU), childbirth & doula education, Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation, as well as Board Certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA). Elizabeth earned her Board Certification as a Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2009.

Since 2006, Elizabeth has been faculty for the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, providing continuing education courses on pelvic floor dysfunction to health care providers across the United States. Elizabeth is a published author in the field of pelvic health rehabilitation. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Sections on Women's Health, Orthopedics & Private Practice, the Private Practice Special Interest Group (PPSIG) as well as the Washington State Physical Therapy Association.  She is the proud mum of Davis (University of Puget Sound) and Liv (Sehome), wife of Mike, and enjoys training for triathalons.

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Andrea Blois, DPT. CATA (C)

Andrea Blois, PT, DPT, OCS
 
Andrea hails from Nova Scotia, Canada and graduated from Husson College in Bangor, Maine in 2006 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She specializes in the treatment of orthopedic injuries, as well as in gait analysis, amputee rehabilitation, and vestibular rehabilitation. In Canada, Andrea is also nationally certified as a Physiotherapist, and was previously a certified Athletic Trainer.

Andrea grew up competing in sports. She was a Provincial Track and Field Champion for many years during her adolescence. She was a lettered athlete and a Second Team All-Canadian, as a sprinter for her Varsity Track and Field Team, during university. In addition, she also played Varsity Soccer during her university career.

Andrea earned board certification as a Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is continuing to work toward manual therapy certification through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT.)  Andrea enjoys downhill mountain biking, skiing, and spending time with her family.

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Alana Collins, PT, DPT

Alana is a native East Coaster who moved to Bellingham in 2006 to play professional hockey in Vancouver, Canada. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2005 with a degree in Environmental Studies and later pursued her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT).  Alana is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has worked as a strength and conditioning coach since 2006 for local athletes and weekend warriors.  Her specialty is orthopedics, and she loves working with youth athletes as well as athletes of all ages.  She is pursuing Board Certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

Alana grew up in Millbrook, NY and is the daughter of a private practice physical therapist. She is an accomplished athlete, having played Division 1 hockey for Dartmouth College, competing as a member of Team USA National Hockey as well as playing hockey professionally in Canada. (She and clinical colleague Sarah Butsch DPT, OCS actually played against each other when they were in college!)  In addition to hockey, Alana grew up playing soccer, lacrosse and softball.  She enjoys everything about living in the Pacific Northwest including hiking, camping and road biking with her husband and daughter.

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Christine Eardley, PT, GCS, BCB-PMD

Christine is a graduate from the University of Montana with a BS in Physical Therapy. She has been practicing Physical Therapy for 30 years. For the past 16 years, Christine has specialized in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy helping men, women and children with pelvic floor dysfunction, elimination disorders and pelvic pain. She is board certified through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in geriatric Physical Therapy and Board Certified in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA). Christine is a teaching assistant for Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She enjoys public speaking and has participated in numerous professional and community events sharing her knowledge and expertise of pelvic health and rehabilitation. Christine is vested in expanding public awareness and programs that will reach out to those who suffer with pelvic floor related issues.

Christine recently re-located to the Pacific Northwest from Michigan where she is now closer to her boyfriend, family and friends. She is eager to explore her new surroundings which are suitable for her love of outdoor activities, history and amateur photography. Christine hopes to fit in a few college games this year. She is a Lady Griz in cross country and track and enjoys cheering for her alma mater – Go Griz!

Meghen Flaig, PT, DPT

Meghen moved west from Montana where she received her BS in Exercise Science from Montana State University in 2006 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Montana in 2010.  Her clinical experience is in outpatient orthopedics and she especially enjoys working with sports related injuries at any age.  She has previously attended the National Sports Convention and plans to pursue future course work through the GrayInstitute (Applied Functional Science) and the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).

Meghen grew up in the Midwest but spent 15 years in Montana.  She competed in soccer and volleyball and has developed a passion for running, fly-fishing, cooking, playing the piano and enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends.  In her free time, she can also be found on the local trails with her husband and kids.

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Sonja Hinz, PTA

Sonja is a physical therapist assistant with an extensive background in movement observation, instruction, and performance through her involvement with dance. She received a BA in Anthropology from Western, continued on to earn a MA in Dance from the University of Hawaii, and then returned to her hometown to become a Physical Therapist Assistant through Whatcom Community College. As with the entire CorePhysio clinical team, she continues her clinical education with courses on myofascial release, pelvic health, joint mobilization, neuroplasticity and diagnosis specific rehabilitation interventions. She is a Certified Kinesiotaping Professional (CKTP) and member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Sonja works closely with each of CorePhysio’s physical therapists to understand their clinical expertise and ensure she supports the clinician and their clients in their treatment. Working with the CorePhysio team deepens her clinical toolbox as she works with multiple experienced clinicians with a variety of clinical approaches to client evaluation and treatment.

Outside of her work at CorePhysio, Sonja owns La Vida Dance Studio in Bellingham where she continues to teach and rehearse, specializing in Tajik and Persian dance. She also enjoys running, swimming, gardening, traveling, and playing outside with her husband and daughter.

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Angela Hilyar, PT, DPT, ASTYM

Anglea received her undergraduate degrees in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine from Ball State University, and practiced as an ATC for 6 years before retiring her license to pursue her DPT at Indiana University. Angela's practice has focussed on afull range of orthopedic conditions, especially clients with persistent pain, with an added specialization in pelvic health in 2013. Angela's natural curiosity and thirst for learning has driven her to continually expand her toolbox especially as it relates to manual therapy techniques and evidence-based practices. She has earned additional certifications in pelvic floor rehabilitation through Herman and Wallace and ASTYM.

Born in Tennessee, Angela settled in Indiana and has lived, worked, and played there for the past 25 years. In 2017, Angela relocated to Bellingham with her (awesome) husband and two (sweet, energetic) children to enjoy being a part of our collaborative clinical team and bring her own special magic to CorePhysio's clients. She believes in the importance of keeping bodies moving, and embraces yoga, jogging, weight lifting and swimming as well as exploring nature with her family. They are excited to discover the natural playground of the Pacific Northwest!

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Andrea Lubeck, PT, DPT

Andrea achieved her Bachelors of Science degree in Zoology from Washington State University in 2006, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University in 2010. Working as a traveling physical therapist throughout the Pacific Northwest for 5 years helped her develop a valuable skillset for treating a wide variety of patients. Some of her favorite practice areas include balance training in geriatric populations, vestibular rehabilitation, and shoulder dysfunctions. She is currently focusing on expanding her manual therapy skills with the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).  She is most rewarded by helping her clients improve their quality of life through fun, healthy movement. 

Andrea competed as a Division I swimmer for the WSU Cougars for 4 years and continues to enjoy challenging herself in local events including triathlons, cross country ski races, and dance performances. Growing up in Alaska fostered a deep love of wilderness and outdoor activities that she continues to explore through adventures in rock climbing, canyoneering, pack rafting, and spelunking around the Pacific Northwest and internationally. 

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Mitchell Luce, PT, DPT

Mitchell was born and raised in the Northwest and has a passion for working in vibrant communities surrounded by the great outdoors. He enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds and helping them return the highest level of function possible to be able to enjoy life to the fullest. Mitchell received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Denver. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and has also worked in several different settings and states including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Utah, and Colorado. Mitchell spends his free time hiking, skiing, climbing, mountaineering, biking, kayaking, traveling, and trying to dream up new and exciting adventures.

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Emily Milner PT, MSPT

Emily received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Western Washington University and her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado. Emily also studied abroad in Noosa, Australia during one of her physical therapy clinical rotations. She has practiced physical therapy in a variety of settings, but specializes in outpatient orthopedics, particularly injuries related to the spine.  Emily has taken advanced coursework through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy and is currently working towards her Functional Manual Therapy Certification through the Institute of Physical Art.

Emily is an avid cyclist and competes in category 2 cyclocross, mountain bike, and road racing. She also enjoys trail running, yoga, traveling, cooking and spending time with her husband, daughters, and cat, Monkey.  

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Sarah Butsch, DPT
Sarah Paxson,
 PT, DPT, OCS

Sarah completed her undergraduate degree at Princeton University in 2006. She then worked as a yoga instructor and personal trainer in New York City before she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington in 2013. She has practiced physical therapy in a variety of settings, but is most passionate about outpatient orthopedics. Sarah earned board certification as a Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2016 and is continuing to work toward manual therapy certification through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). She enjoys working with cyclists of all specialties and performs clinical bike fits.

Sarah played Division I collegiate ice hockey for Princeton during her undergraduate education, and continues to play recreationally. (She and clinical colleague Alana Collins DPT, CSCS actually played against each other when they were in college!) She grew up in Vermont and has always appreciated the mountains. She enjoys being in the outdoors, whether it is mountain biking, skiing, running, backpacking, soccer, or yoga. 

Jeanie Pflueger, PT, DPT

Jeanie earned her BSc in Exercise and Sport Science at Oregon State University and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado (Denver). Having practiced across the northwest in California, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Colorado, Jeanie chose to settle in Bellingham, WA with her husband and joined CorePhysio in 2015. She particularly enjoys outpatient orthopedics but also has significant experience with cardio-pulmonary and geriatric populations (including the treatment of vertigo). Prior to completing her DPT, Jeanie was a personal trainer and still enjoys working with athletes at all levels to help them reach their peak performance while safely recovering from injury. Her professional mantra is to provide the best possible collaborative and evidence-based care, promoting maximum function and independence for all clients.

Jeanie is continuing to deepen her toolbox through specialized courses at the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation.

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Becky Brackett, DPTBecky Steinman PT, DPT, MTC

Becky graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2007.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in exercise and sports science. Becky furthered her physical therapy education with a Manual Therapy Certification through the Paris Institute in 2008.

Since 2012, Becky's practice has included a focus on pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain and continence, through coursework with the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She also has training in Mulligan and Mckenzie methods, and continues to expand her knowledge of manual therapy methodologies through current coursework with the Institute of Physical Art.

Becky has a background in athletics.  She was a varsity member of the springboard diving team at UCLA before transferring to Western. At Western, she participated in cross country and track and field. Becky enjoys being in the outdoors, mountain and road biking, running, hiking, and skiing with her husband, daughter as well as their dog Bogart.

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Katie Schaner, PT, DPT

Katie graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Puget Sound. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, at Fresno State and worked as an exercise specialist for 4 years before pursing her DPT. Katie has a special interest in manual therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and performing artist rehabilitation. She enjoys hearing client stories and helping them return to their activities.

Her love and amazement for human movement began at a young age while watching professional dancers. Her interest in dance expanded to include many years of dance training, performance, and choreography. She particularly enjoys ballet and plans to begin exploring ballroom dance. When not dancing, she enjoys moving outdoors by hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing, and biking with her husband.

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Brittany Johnson, PT, DPT

As a native to the active Wenatchee Valley, Brittany grew up with a love for outdoor recreation from hiking, biking, and kayaking to trail running, snowboarding, and wake surfing. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA in 2009 and a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University in 2012, she has focused on orthopedic, sports and neurologic conditions as well as cancer survivorship and functional capacity screening. At Confluence Health, she worked closely with physicians to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with acute neck and back conditions. This experience has fueled her interest in the spine and shoulder, as well as treatment techniques addressing postural training, prevention/wellness, and patient education/empowerment 

In 2015, she volunteered as a PT in an outpatient clinic in Quito, Ecuador, building her Spanish speaking skills as well as fueling her love of travel. Since returning from South America, Brittany has embraced opportunities to collaborate in a variety of clinic settings, and brings a breadth of experience with her as she fills an integral role in our team through the end of the year.

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Our Business Office Team

From Lesley, Aspen & Ashley in our front office (the face of CorePhysio) who greet clients and work their schedule magic on a daily basis, to our back office team of Kerri & Helen, juggling a miriad of insurance plans and regulations to keep the billing moving and the office running smoothly, our business office is here to support every aspect of your PT experience.

Our Clinic Aide team of Kelsey, Audrey, Frank, Laurel & Kendra play a critical role supporting the entire staff and enriching the client experience. They are the chameleons of the clinic: moving from scheduling to modalities to laundry to exercise supervision with ease, and with always a smile. 

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