MEET THE STAFF
Dr. Kathleen Neal, PT, DPT
Kathleen has been a PT since 2010 when she graduated from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. A Louisiana native, she received her undergraduate degree at Southeastern Louisiana University in Kinesiology: Exercise Science in 2007. Kathleen has extensive knowledge in manual therapy with an emphasis in pelvic floor health, Women’s Health, chronic illnesses and nervous system regulation. She does, however, enjoy treating general orthopedics/injuries and neurological disease processes. In her personal life, Kathleen enjoys hiking with her friends’ dog, kayaking in the local lakes around the South Puget Sound region. She is also a podcast junkie and loves to cook. If you work with Kathleen, you’ll notice that she will talk nonstop about physiology and weird stuff about the body - feel free to interrupt her if she’s talking too much. Educating her patients about their bodies and how to not just heal from an injury but to prevent injuries is the center of Kathleen’s ethos as practitioner. Expect some random southernisms and know that she is thrilled to be a part of the PT2Excel team!
Ian graduated from Yelm High School and is currently attending Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellhinham. He is majoring in Computer Science and hopes to pursue a career in developing software for game development.
Ian has a passion for organizational leadership that he picked up during his time in the Yelm School District– he previously held officer positions in several clubs at Yelm High School, including one as the President of Yelm’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). He also spent time as Yelm Boy Scout Troop 268’s Senior Patrol Leader and later as an Assistant Scoutmaster. He has since served in various student roles at WWU and currently runs the WWU Game Design Club.
In his free time Ian tinkers with coding projects, reads, plays video games with friends, and improvises tasty meals with his twin.
Dr. Tammi Stewart, PT, DPT, MTC, GTS, LAT, ATC
Tammi graduated from Georgia College & State University with her Bachelor of Science in Health Education: Athletic Training and became a certified athletic trainer (ATC) in 2007. She graduated from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2009. Tammi also received her Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2015.
Tammi is a Certified Graston Technique Specialist, (GTS) (instrument assisted myofascial release more commonaly know as scraping). Tammi also holds a certification in Blood flow restriction training from Owens Recovery Science and has additiona training in kinesiotaping, Feldenkrais method, stimulation of Ruffini mechanoreceptors/neurostructural re-integration, cupping myofascial release, and intraoral myofascial release.
Tammi was a USA competitive swimmer and has a special interest in soccer, snowboarding, hiking and snowshoeing and especially enjoys spending time outside with her two little girls, husband and dog.
Tammi believes that physical therapy should focus on preventing injuries and maximizing athletic performance to avoid as many injuries as possible. Some injuries are unavoidable, but many injuries can be prevented with targeted mobilization, stretching and strengthening. Tammi founded this practice to do just that!