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Pediatric Physical Therapists

 

Amanda E. F. Krueger, DPT Amanda E. F. 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 in 2009. She enjoys the creativity that is involved when treating the pediatric population. Amanda has used her experience coaching gymnastics to assist in the development of a gymnastics program for children with special needs at YHT.

 

Kelly Lynch, MPT Kelly Lynch, MPT

Kelly received her Bachelor of Science Degree in biology from the University of Portland in 2000 and Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the Mayo School of Health Sciences, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 2002. She has worked at Youthful Horizons Therapy since 2002, with a majority of her caseload in pediatrics. Kelly works with children in the clinic, pool, home, and community settings, and with adults in the clinic. She loves helping children and families work toward their individual goals. She is the Pediatric Program Manager at Youthful Horizons.

 

Michelle Fryt Linehan, MSPT, PCS, M.Ed.Michelle Fryt Linehan, MSPT, PCS, M.Ed

Michelle has more than 31 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 18 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. She has owned a pediatric physical therapy practice, seeing children in their natural environment. Michelle has been with Youthful Horizons since 2004. Michelle is a nationally recognized educational speaker and instructor. She views “Evidence Based Practice” as a necessary aspect of her clinical practice and continually strives to seek effective ways to provide physical therapy services to all of her clients.

 

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Stacy Franklin has worked for Youthful Horizons Therapy since Sept. 2001. She is a 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 both in the clinic and at their homes and recently had transitioned into the swimming pool 2 days a week where she treats both children and adults. Stacy is passionate about working with children and has worked with them in some capacity her entire life.

 

 

Barry Chapman, PT Barry Chapman, PT

Barry has worked in a variety of pediatric settings since 1996. His treatment approach is strongly rooted in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), and by work at the Children’s Ark of Spokane where the absolute interdependence of children’s motor “systems” and their social/emotional “systems,”  was readily apparent. Most recently been he’s been studying and teaching Iyengar yoga, and using its principles to help older children and adults heal from injuries or learn to manage chronic conditions. His other interests include eating, enjoying the natural world, and grandfathering two amazing children.