Penrose Physical Therapy

Our misson

Listening to Patients. Achieving Lifelong Results.

We are orthopedic physical therapy specialists.  We achieve results quickly.  We teach you how to maintain muscle and joint health for a lifetime.

Our Values

  • We listen to you

    We want to establish trust and rapport by listening to you first.  Your concerns will be heard and addressed.

  • We utilize the latest evidence

    It is the ethical way to treat patients.  You are paying for results.  We use evidenced based treatment and provide standardized outcome measures for you and the payors.

  • We believe in a hands on approach

    We use our hands to increase your mobility and decrease pain.  We use our hands to provide guidance during exercise and movements to help you feel which muscle you should use in which sequence.

  • We teach patients an active program

    Motion is lotion.  The musculoskeletal system needs range of motion to provide nutrients to the joints and tissues in order to heal.  We will teach a home exercise program that restores mobility in a gradual process that will encourage tissue healing.

  • We educate patients

    We want to answer your 5 basic questions.  What is creating the pain?  Why did it develop?  How can physical therapy help?  How long will this take?  How do I prevent further injury? We welcome your questions.

Our Team

Jennifer Penrose

DPT, OCS, MTC, Owner
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Jennifer Penrose

DPT, OCS, MTC, Owner
Professional Bio

Dr.  Jennifer Penrose has been a physical therapist since 2001 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, board certified in orthopedics (OCS), and manual certified (MTC).   She enjoys working with a variety of sports and orthopedic injuries.  Her manual therapy certification (MTC) provides her with the hands on skills needed to mobilize joints and soft tissues.  “I love working with my hands to increase patient’s mobility and decrease their pain.” 

She also enjoys looking at how patients move in order to determine what dysfunctional movement pattern may be causing their pain.  “We are movement analysts or mechanics with the human body.” 

She also enjoys teaching patients.  “Patients have less fear and anxiety and less pain about their injury when we explain the normal process of healing and pain and what to expect along this rehabilitation journey.  We want to make this a comfortable, learning, and successful process.”

Dr. Penrose’s reputation and expertise has gained her a broad base of referral relationships with various health providers, specifically in orthopedics, internal medicine, family practice, and podiatry.

She also enjoys working with the running population evaluating running mechanics and continues to run half marathons herself and give running workshops to the public.

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Board Certification in Orthopedics:  March 2005.  Only 6% of all licensed physical therapists are board certified in orthopedics.

Undergraduate Education:
Northwestern College, Orange City, IA
Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, May 1998
Honors and tennis scholarships

Physical Therapy School:
Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA
Master’s in Physical Therapy, Summa Cum Laude, Dec. 2000
CASE scholarship, AMBUCS scholarship, & John Joy scholarship

Post-graduate Doctorate:
Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy
University of St. Augustine, FL April 2006

Publication:  Hennington G, Johnson J, Penrose J, Barr K, McMulkin ML, Vander Linden DW.  Effect of bench height on sit to stand in children with disabilities and children with cerebral palsy.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil.  2004: Jan;85(1):70-6.

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Personal Bio

Favorite Movie:  Power of One

Favorite Book:  Choosing to See

Why I live in the South Sound:  Mountains, ocean, close to Seattle and Portland.

Favorite sports moment:  When my 8 year old son qualified & participated in the USATF Junior Olympic Cross Country National Championships.

Worst injury ever suffered:  13mm disc herniation at L5-S1 that could not be rehabilitated resulting in a micro-discectomy surgery.

When I am not at work, I am:  With my 3 boys and spouse, running, traveling, on the beach in the sun, eating great food, or shopping.

Best advice I’ve ever received:  You can only control 2 things in life:  Attitude and Effort.

Chris Edwards

PTA
Professional Bio

Chris Edwards is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant.  He assists the physical therapists in treating their patients.  We are a team that communicates regularly regarding each patient’s status and progress. 

Chris is an expert at challenging patients with progressive exercises without increasing pain.  “I enjoy finding new ways to work muscles that patients find challenging and at the same time applicable to their goals.”  He has training in Graston technique and kinesiotaping.  He is also certified in functional range conditioning.  He has been a vital piece to the success and team at Penrose Physical Therapy.  He truly loves to learn the latest evidence and techniques in physical therapy which benefits the patients and our practice.

As a child Chris grew up north of Seattle but moved to Kansas with his family when he was 12, where he would later meet his beautiful wife and they would begin raising their five children.  He became a PTA in Kansas where he graduated with Honors as member of the Phi Theta Kappa with multiple Academic awards including top two in his class to pass state boards.

Personal Bio

Favorite Movie:  The Family Man

Favorite Book:  I confess I read mostly physical therapy articles and research latest treatment techniques.  I also love to read about new recipes.  I love great food!

Why you I live in the South Sound:  I grew up here and knew at some point I would return with my family.

Favorite sports moment:  The Seahawks first Superbowl win in 2014 of course!

Worst injury I have suffered:  A broken wrist playing basket-ball when I was 16 with my arm casted all the way to my shoulder.

When I am not at work, I am:  Enjoying time with my 5 kids and amazing spouse!  Watching the Seahawks!  Cooking.

Best advice I’ve ever received:  The kind of person you are is not defined by the choices you’ve made and your future is not determined by your past.

Kristen Weaver

MSPT, Cert MDT, CMPT, Part Time Physical Therapist
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Kristen Weaver

MSPT, Cert MDT, CMPT, Part Time Physical Therapist
Professional Bio

Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI

Master of Science in Physical Therapy Spring 2004

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Spring 2002

Special Certifications
Certified Manual Therapist (NAIOMT) August 2013

McKenzie Certified Therapist October 2006

Kristen has been a PT since 2004 and has quite a variety of experiences including home health, skilled nursing, and primarily outpatient orthopedics.  She has found that orthopedics has great diversity in working with her hands and the neuromuscular system as a whole.  “I have an interest in manual therapy and exercise to re-train the neural connections between the brain and muscles to gain optimal function.”

She is committed to finding the root cause(s) to a patient’s pain or mobility problem.  “It is important to me to discover the specific impairments a patient may have and then develop an individualized treatment plan that is practical and fun!”  We are excited to have her on the team.

Kristen works part time so she can balance life with her 3 kids!  She enjoys the outdoors and time with her husband.  Zumba is also a fun activity that allows her to keep up with her active kids.  She also enjoys quiet time studying the Bible and volunteering for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers).

Personal Bio

Favorite Movie:  Inspirational movies like “The Prayer Room”

Favorite Book:  Inspirational books like Karen Kingsbury books and Ted Dekker books

Why I live in the South Sound:  I love the variety of landscape/nature.  I love the mountains, the lakes, the rivers, rainforest, the ocean.

Favorite sports moment:  I loved competing in rock climbing competitions with friends in college.

Worst injury I have suffered: Childbirth!  It was quite a recovery process each time.

When I’m not at work, I am:  Enjoying time with my 3 young kids and spouse!   I may also be out camping, hiking, water and snow skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, gardening, and creating adventures.

Best advice I’ve ever received: Love your husband by showing that you respect him.

Lerae Ketchum

Administrative Assistant
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Lerae Ketchum

Administrative Assistant
Professional Bio

Lerae graduated from local Timberline High School & will continue her education in Art Therapy.  Along with being on the Honor Roll all four years of high school, she played volleyball for multiple teams and assisted in coaching a co-ed softball team.

Lerae embodies the culture at Penrose Physical Therapy.  She loves to help others and wants to bring a smile to each person she meets. 

She has volunteered with many different groups; Rotary, assisting with care taking, and many church functions.  In working at Penrose & Associates Lerae greets everyone warmly and hopes to be an encouragement to them from the moment they enter the front door.

Personal Bio

Favorite Movie:  Seven Pounds

Favorite book:  1984 by George Orwell

Why I live in the South Sound:  Grew up here and can’t imagine being far away from family!

Favorite sports moment:  In middle school I was finally able to get my serve over the net (7’ 12”)!

Worst injury I have suffered:  At circuit city my mom told me to sit down on a shelving unit and the whole thing fell down fracturing my leg and ankle.

When I am not at work, I am:  At the gym or enjoying time with my family and my dog.

Best advice I’ve ever received:  Don’t stress about what you cannot change, but put your energy into what you can and God will take care of the rest.

Marissa Ang

Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy Aide
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Marissa Ang

Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy Aide
Professional Bio

Marissa Ang joined Penrose & Associates in January of 2017.  She grew up In Olympia, Washington and graduated from Olympia High School in 2009. Marissa graduated from the University of North Dakota in May of 2016 with a Bachelors in Athletic Training.  After graduation she made the move to Chicago to begin her career in Athletic Training.  She found herself missing her family and recently moved back to the Pacific Northwest.

Marissa has 3 years experience working with Division 1 athletes and has enjoyed watching people get better and continue to participate in the activities they love. She is excited to continue helping others get back the strength they need to fulfill daily functions of life.

Personal Bio

Favorite movie: Step Brothers

Favorite book: The Great Gatsby

Why I live in the South Sound: I love the beauty of the PNW.

Favorite sports moment: Being in Chicago when the Cubs won the World Series

Worst injury I have suffered: Sprained ankle at the finish line of state cross country meet

When I am not at work, I am: Working out and hanging out with my family and friends

Best advice I have ever received: “Actions speaks louder than words”

Ryan Critser

LMP - Licensed Massage Practitioner
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Ryan Critser

LMP - Licensed Massage Practitioner
Professional Bio

Ryan graduated from Brenneke School of Massage in 2002. He has considerable experience working with injured clients in clinical settings such as chiropractic and at Penrose PT. 

He provides a safe environment where he listens to his client’s goals and concerns. Comfort levels are taken into consideration for all ranges, from first time clients to long time veterans. “Each client is different in their expectation and tolerance for massage therapy; I listen to them and adjust the massage according to what they need and tolerate.” 

Ryan is trained in a variety of techniques including: treatment of various orthopedic injuries, sport related injuries, nationally certified in pregnancy massage, myofascial deep tissue, trigger point, and relaxing Swedish massage. Ryan also uses moist hot packs to ensure client’s maximum comfort during the massage process.

Ryan is a big family man! He has been married to his wife for eight amazing years and is a father to a fantastic seven year old daughter.

**Ryan accepts a majority of all insurance plans including Regence. He is available at Penrose Physical Therapy on Tuesdays. Cash Clients: 1 hour massage – $60.00; 30 minute massage – $35.00

Please contact Ryan directly, as he manages his own patient schedule: 360-584-6086

Personal Bio

Favorite Movie:  Goonies

Favorite Book:  Where the wild things are (yes it is a children’s book but it’s an escape for me!)

Why I live in the South Sound:  Born in WA and raised by a single mom!  We made it work as a team!

Favorite sports moment:  When Richard Sherman blocked Crabtree’s pass in the end zone during a playoff game.

Worst injury I have suffered: Broken left collar bone in 5th grade.

When I am not at work, I am:  Working or studying.  I prefer to be with my amazing wife and daughter!  “I’m a family man and a workaholic!”   

Best advice I’ve ever received:  Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.  May the force be with you.

Trina Fykerud

Billing Specialist
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Trina Fykerud

Billing Specialist
Professional Bio

Progressive Billing Specialists has been doing Physical Therapy billing for 16 years. Trina Fykerud, owner of Progressive Billing Specialists, received her BS degree in Business Administration from WWU in 1991, with a concentration in Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurial Business.

Prior to starting her business, Trina worked for St. Joseph Home Health Care as a Reimbursement Specialist. She worked directly with case managers to get approval for home care and met with patients at the UW Hospital to help them understand their insurance benefits prior to being discharged.

Trina also spent a few years as a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. She can be reached by phone at 360-863-6923 or by email at trina@progressivebillingspecialists.com

Personal Bio

Favorite movie:  Home for the Holidays

Favorite book:  In the Garden of Beasts

Why I live in the PNW:  I grew up in WA and met my husband, who also grew up in WA, at WWU.  My mother-in-law and 101 year old grandmother-in-law are here as well, so we enjoy having as much time with them as possible.

Favorite sports moment:  At 30 years old I decided to take up rowing, and I fell in love with it.  My first time racing through the Montlake Cut in Seattle was unforgettable.

Worst injury ever suffered:  Getting kicked in the mouth when I was 3 years old.  To this day I still have ongoing issues from it.

When I am not at work I am:  Spending time with my 2 kids, hiking, reading, baking, gardening, and enjoying my menagerie of animals (a bunny, a cat, and a French bulldog).

Best advice I’ve ever received:  It’s good to have a plan, but always be ready to punt.

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