PeaceHealth announces additions to its rehabilitation therapy team

Submitted by PeaceHealth at Friday Harbor.

We are pleased to announce that our PeaceHealth Peace Island Rehabilitation Therapy team is growing and we are now able to offer our patients expanded services and access, including appointments on Saturdays.

Over the past six months, we have welcomed three new members to our therapy team:

Andrea Jakus Wight, MPT, started full time on Monday October 19 as an outpatient / acute PT. Major of his class of 2006 at Collège D’Youville, Jakus Wight recently worked at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Quebec. His clinical strengths include Casely Smith certification for lymphedema, oncology management, and upper limb management.

Garrett masaoka, PTA, joined us at the end of September, working 20 hours a week in outpatient physiotherapy. He graduated with Distinction from Whatcom Community College in 2016 and most recently worked in a physiotherapy practice in Guam. He has completed CEUs in balance, vestibular dysfunction, chronic pain and orthopedic rehabilitation.

Patti Bjarnason, SLP, started as a per diem speech therapist in June. She has worked on the island for over 15 years in the fields of home health, private outpatient therapy and acute therapy on Peace Island.

The three new team members join Tyler Howe, DPT, who joined Peace Island full time in December 2019 as a physiotherapist covering outpatient and acute services. A 2016 graduate from the University of Washington, Howe has completed CEUs in Manual Therapy and Basic Vestibular Dysfunction and is seeking a Certified Sports Specialist or Orthopedic Clinical Specialist designation.

For more information or to schedule, call 360-378-1747 (option 2). Visit us online at Peacehealth.org.

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