Helping you move
Orthopedic and developmental physical therapists and assistants help adults and children achieve a quicker recovery from acute and chronic pain by helping increase strength, flexibility, and coordination. Their goal is to help everyone return to their normal daily activities without pain.
David Owan, PT, Owner
David leads the team at Youthful Horizons. His extensive experience and knowledge of physical therapy and wellness are combined with a sincere dedication to providing the best care possible to all clients. His philosophy includes providing education to clients and others in the community so they can take steps themselves to improve or maintain their overall health and well-being.
Michelle Linehan, PT, PCS, M.Ed,
Michelle has been with Youthful Horizons since 2004 and has more than 38 years of experience working with children. She worked in the field of education, both in the U.S. and in Africa, as a teacher and state-level administrator for 13 years. She has spent the last 25 years working as a pediatric physical therapist in a variety of settings: hospital acute care, outpatient, school systems, and early intervention programs. She completed the NDT/Bobath eight-week Pediatric course in 1999 and became a Pediatric Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2002 and was re-certified in 2012. She has owned 2 pediatric physical therapy practices seeing children in their natural environment both in both Georgia and Idaho. Michelle is a nationally recognized educational speaker and instructor.
Stacy Franklin, PTA, ATRIC
Stacy Franklin has worked for Youthful Horizons Therapy since Sept. 2001. She is a licensed physical therapist assistant, has a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine and is ATRI certified (by the Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Industry). She treats children and adults both on land and in the pool and travels into homes and daycare settings to work with children ages birth to three. Stacy has extensive training in Aquatic Therapy and Myofascial Release and enjoys working with individuals of all ages but specializes in working with the pediatric population. Stacy enjoys working out, being outdoors and spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Shayla Weiler, PT, DPT,
Shayla received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Eastern Washington University. She has practical experience in acute, school-based, orthopedic, and early intervention pediatric settings. Shayla initially came to Youthful Horizons as a student and began working as a physical therapist soon after she graduated in June 2019. Shayla has a passion for working with the pediatric population and loves working with kids of all ages. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and with her friends, her family, and her dogs.
Liz Bratcher, PT
Liz has been a licensed physical therapist since she graduated from the University of Washington in 1992. She has practiced in outpatient orthopedic clinics in the Spokane Valley since 1994. Liz is skilled in manual physical therapy techniques, exercise rehabilitation, and aquatic physical therapy. Liz is dedicated to treating the whole person in helping them achieve their functional goals with physical therapy treatment. Liz is married with two children and enjoys camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities.
Craig Cahan, PT, DPT, PCS
Craig received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Eastern Washington University in 2006 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Idaho State University in 2010. Craig is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor and became a Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2014. Craig spent his first 6 years of practice treating pediatric patients in Idaho before joining the Youthful Horizons team in the summer of 2016. Craig enjoys treating pediatric patients of all ages. He has expertise in treating children in the birth to three populations, addressing orthopedic dysfunction, working with children in the school setting and also outpatient settings. During his spare time, Craig enjoys the outdoors of North Idaho with his family while playing in the snow and enjoying the water in the summer.
Aliece Ellisen, PTA
Aliece received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Eastern Washington University in 2014 and her Physical Therapist Assistant Associates degree from Spokane Falls Community College in 2017. She has practical experience working in the following settings: pediatrics, orthopedics, acute care and work conditioning programs. Aliece has been practicing at Youthful Horizons Therapy since 2017 upon graduation and provides physical therapy services to children and adults both on land and in the pool. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, reading and exploring new places.
Amanda Krueger, DPT
Amanda received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from the University of Wyoming in 2004 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Eastern Washington University in 2007. She worked with the birth to three year old population in both Utah and Wyoming prior to returning to Washington and joining the team at Youthful Horizons in 2009. Amanda enjoys the diversity, creativity, and family interaction that is involved when treating the pediatric population.
Amanda Belyaks, PT, DPT
Amanda received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota. Originally from Florida, she moved to Spokane to enjoy all four seasons and the mountains. She works with all ages and activity levels but especially enjoys working with young athletes with a focus on injury prevention and rehabilitation. Amanda uses her background as a gymnast to guide movements and restore normal function. When not working, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, and spending time outdoors.
John Walter, PT, DPT
Jon received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 2010. He has primarily worked in acute care and outpatient orthopedic and neurological settings since that time. Jon has experience with post-surgical rehabilitation, chronic pain, postural and mechanical correction, post-stroke rehabilitation and balance and strength training. When not at work, Jon is enjoying the lakes and mountains of the Inland Northwest and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Courtney Reed, PT, DPT
Courtney graduated from Regis University in Denver, CO with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She works with both pediatric populations as well as adults and has a passion for working with people of all ages. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking and trail running with her husband and their dog, spending time with family and friends, and snowboarding during the winter months.