Biojunction Sports Therapy

Lora Clothier, DPT (West Seattle Manager / Wallingford)

Lora graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. While attending school there, she was a standout volleyball player for the university. Lora graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2002 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has been a physical therapist for over 15 years specializing in orthopedic injuries and gait analysis/custom orthotics and has worked with athletes from all levels including professional and Olympic. Lora enjoys doing speaking engagements and has presented to the University of Washington, Washington State Officials Association, End Zone Athletics, Cascade Volleyball Club, Garfield High School, West Seattle Runner and Cycle University. Lora has been the official physical therapist for the National Volleyball League, head medical for the Snoop (Dogg) Youth Football league, and part of the medical team for the AC Seattle Women's Professional Soccer League. She is still playing volleyball at a competitive level for both indoor (women's sixes) and outdoor (women's beach doubles) volleyball. She owns Biojunction Sports Therapy with her husband Tim and has four step-children. (Testimonials)

Dan Westerhold, PT, MOMT (West Seattle)

Dan was first introduced to physical therapy by working after school as an aide in a local hospital. He became a licensed physical therapy assistant in 1981 and went on to Cleveland State University to graduate with a Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy in 1987. Dan completed a 2-year clinical residency program through the Ola Grimsby Institute where he obtained a Masters degree in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in 1993 and a Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. He worked at Pilates Seattle and Physical Therapy for 14 years. Dan trained in the Authentic Pilates Method in 2000 and utilizes it as a valid and successful treatment method where appropriate. He enjoys the challenge of applying the Pilates method to physical therapy, particularly manual therapy. Dan believes communication & education lie hand in hand with good treatment to help patients succeed in achieving their goals. (Testimonials)

Julie Vanni, DPT (Wallingford Manager)

Julie attended the University of Puget Sound graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2002 and continued on earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005. While attending UPS, Julie was an All America basketball player, participated in track and field, and was a graduate assistant women's basketball coach. Julie has been involved in many sports over the years. She played soccer through high school, basketball and track and field through college, and enjoys many outdoor sports throughout the year. Julie continued her involvement in basketball, officiating collegiate women's games up through Division 1 and helping improve officials through observations. Julie's physical therapy interests and skills include manual therapy, gait analysis, custom foot orthotics, bike fitting, sports and orthopedic injuries for all ages. (Testimonials)

Rachel Peck, DPT (Wallingford)

Rachel graduated from the University of Georgia in 2005 after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science on an academic scholarship. She then went on to receive her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Washington in 2008. Since graduating, her career has focused mostly in orthopedics and sports physical therapy, but she also has experience working in the hospital setting and skilled nursing facilities throughout the greater-Seattle area. Given her experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, she is exceptionally adept at post-operative rehabilitation. She enjoys working with a wide range of patients, but is particularly interested in sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction, shoulder dysfunction, and neck pain. Outside of work, she is an avid rock climber who also enjoys hiking, tennis, wake boarding, running, and cheering on the Seattle Sounders. (Testimonials)

Andrew Holloway, DPT, OCS (West Seattle)

Andrew graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 2005 with a bachelor's in Biology. While there, he was a captain of the football team and participated in Track and Field. He then attended the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota, graduating in 2009 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He began his career as an inpatient PT in Minneapolis MN, where he treated a variety of patients with post-surgical and medical conditions, including osteoporosis management, TMJ dysfunction, and vestibular disorders. Since moving back to Western Washington he has earned board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association, which speaks to his ability to effectively treat muscle, bone, and joint disorders. He is also trained in custom foot orthotics, and is a certified provider of Functional Movement Screens. Andrew is highly skilled with sports medicine and has provided sideline coverage for local High School football teams. He strongly believes in patient education and creating an individualized plan for each patient to return to the activities they enjoy as soon as possible. Andrew lives in West Seattle with his wife and two children; he enjoys competitive cycling and triathlons in his free time. (Testimonials)

Lisa Curtis, DPT, OCS, CSCS (West Seattle)

Lisa joined Biojunction Sports Therapy in July of 2015 as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Akron in 2001 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003. Lisa is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She enjoys all aspects of orthopedic physical therapy, but has a special interest in treating sports-related injuries. Lisa has experience implementing injury prevention programs for high school and collegiate sports teams. Away from the clinic, Lisa enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, and playing ultimate frisbee. (Testimonials)

Andrew Gray, DPT, CF-L2 (West Seattle)

Andrew graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington in 2016 with a strong desire to use his broad athletic and coaching experience to help patients from all walks of life and athletic backgrounds. Andrew brings 10 years of CrossFit coaching experience with an emphasis on gymnastics and olympic weightlifting where he has worked with clients ranging from 70+ years of age exercising for the first time to Navy SEALs and professional athletes. He has also competed at the CrossFit Games world championship on 4 occasions. His athletic background also includes captaining his college rugby team at UC Davis before going on to play for OMBAC in the USA Rugby Super League, and being an endurance sports enthusiast having raced over 30 triathlons and countless running, biking, and other endurance events. (Testimonials)

Jessica Ortiz-Peterson (West Seattle)

Jessica graduated in 2007 from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a dual major in Biology and Chemistry. While there, she was president of the Honors College student association and ambassador for the local Special Olympics chapter. She later went on to graduate with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Florida in 2010. She has been working in the outpatient orthopedics settting since that time, managing a clinic for 5 of those years. She has a clinical certification in Maitland based manual therapy and training in rehabilitation-based Stott Pilates. Her other clinical interests include: orthotics prescription and modification, prenatal and postpartum care and working with runners to achieve their wellness goals. She is also fluent in Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys running with her young son, hiking, and cycling.

Paul Miller, DPT, CSCS (Wallingford)

Paul graduated from Whitworth University with a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences in 2015 and received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Washington in 2018. While at Whitworth, Paul was a captain of the football team and played on the baseball team. Paul enjoys all aspects of orthopedic physical therapy, but has a special interest in sports-related injury rehabilitation due to his own injury experience. He chose physical therapy as a profession because of the opportunity to spend time and build relationships with his patients, and help them return to the activities they enjoy. Paul is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. In his free time, he enjoys staying active, spending time outdoors, and exploring the greater Seattle area with his fiancé.

Elena Soles, DPT (West Seattle)

Elena is a California native and grew up in the Bay Area (Go Giants!). She completed her undergraduate in Finance from the University of San Diego and began her professional life in public health research. Her research experience as well as high school and collegiate athletics led her to pursue a career in physical therapy. She graduated from University of Puget Sound in 2018 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has a strong interest in pain science and sports medicine, and enjoys working with patients from many different backgrounds. She is passionate about promoting movement and helping return her patients back to their favorite activities. She completed her first marathon in April 2018 and has worked with many runners and athletes across the full competitive spectrum to enhance performance and recover from injury. She lives in West Seattle with her husband and two rambunctious lab mutts. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, golfing, and attempting culinary creativity with varying success.

Tasha Miller (Billing Manager, Wallingford / West Seattle)

Tasha graduated from Washington State University in 2014 with degrees in Anthropology and History. She is currently working toward her MBA at Western Governor's University. As a child she tried several different sports, until she fell in love with the world of competitive swimming. She competed through high school but was forced to stop due to an injury. After working with the therapists at Biojunction she is now able to swim recreational. In her free time she hangs out with friends and works with the Southwest Historical Society's Birthplace of Seattle Log House Museum in the collections area.

Jessica Dominguez (Front Desk, West Seattle)

Jessica Dominguez graduated with Honors from The Art Institute of Seattle in December of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Marketing and Management. In 2016, she was certified as a Fragrance Specialist. Furthermore, she enjoys music, outdoor activities, and spending time with family, friends, and her two dogs, Texas and Marcel.

Bianca Breshers (Front Desk, Wallingford)

Bianca is a Washington native that graduated from The University of Washington in 2012. During her four years at Washington she was an All American volleyball player that led her team to multiple NCAA tournaments. After graduating from the university she continued her volleyball career overseas for three years playing in Switzerland, Germany and France. She now enjoys playing volleyball recreationally, watching sports and hanging out with her husband and dog.

Makenna Wehmeyer (Front Desk, Wallingford)

Kristi Stevens (Front Desk, West Seattle)