Physical Therapists

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.


John Walter, PT, DPT, Owner

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.

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David Owan, PT

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.

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Elizabeth "Ellie" Barber, PT, DPT

Ellie received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Eastern Washington University in May of 2023. She has practical experience in orthopedic, in-patient neurologic rehabilitation, acute care, and pediatric settings. She enjoys working with kids from birth to 18 years old, including return-to-sport training for young athletes. In her free time, Ellie likes backpacking, kayaking, mountaineering, skiing, and spending time with her friends, family, and her dog.


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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Bill Olson, PT, CMPT

Bill has many years of experience in orthopedic physical therapy in the private practice setting since he graduated as a Physical Therapist from Eastern Washington University in 1995. He completed his training with the North American Institute for Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and became a Certified Manual Physical Therapist in 2005. For the past 15 years his practice has focused increasingly on an integrative whole person approach to patient care. He incorporates an eclectic mix of leading edge Osteopathic manual therapy techniques and advanced physical therapy techniques. He has significant specialty training in: biomechanics, manual therapy, integrative fascial and biotensegrity based therapies eg. The Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), Visceral Manipulation, and Neuromeningeal Manipulation. Lymphedema and Cancer Care, and various breath retraining, core muscle and postural retraining and pain neuroscience approaches that allow him to address patient care in a more holistic way. His goal is to seek the root cause of a patient’s problems to help them find lasting relief from symptoms and help them achieve their health and functional goals. He treats patients from all over the Inland Northwest Region with many different health challenges, including cancer complications and biomechanical and neurological influences on visceral function. His practice has increasingly focused on consultation for more chronic, complex and multifactorial patients, many of whom have failed more standard or traditional care approaches. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with family, gardening, outdoor pursuits, and creating projects in the shop/forge.

Phone: 509-921-9798

Fax: 509-921-9774

325 S. University

Rd. Suite #101

Spokane Valley, WA  99206

Monday -Friday 7AM to 6PM

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