Meet our team of
Physical Therapists.

All our physical therapists have advanced degrees and over 90 years of experience collectively.

Every in-home physical therapy session is one-on-one with your physical therapist.

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The STEP UP Physical Therapy Team
  • Katherine Deines – PT, DPT, NCS Owner, STEP UP Physical Therapy

    Doctor of Physical Therapy: 2006, University of Puget Sound

    Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy: 2001, University of Puget Sound

    Certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation: 2002, Emory University

    Neurological Clinical Specialist: 2007, with re-certification in 2017

    “Working with patients one-on-one in their homes allows for highly effective physical therapy. I am able to learn so much about my patients and their unique challenges by seeing them in their home environment vs in a clinic setting. Treating those with dizziness and neurological impairments has been my passion for close to 20 years.”

  • Eric Deines – PT, DPT, CSCS Owner, STEP UP Physical Therapy

    Doctor of Physical Therapy: 2006, University of Puget Sound

    Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy: 2001, University of Puget Sound

    Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist: since 2001

    Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science: 1998, University of Puget Sound

    “I work hard to provide a very individual, specific approach to treating patients with varying complexities of diagnoses. The ultimate goal is to optimize their desired level of function and to prevent re-injury.”

  • Kim Aseltine – PT, MPST

    Master of Science in Physical Therapy: 1996, Regis University

    Bachelor of Arts in Biology: 1993, Colgate University

    Certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling: October 2012

    “The key to a safe, fast recovery is patient education. The more patients know about how to manage their injuries, the quicker they will get back to an active lifestyle – enjoyable work or retirement, leisure and sports participation. I love being able to treat my patients in their homes, it allows me to better help them meet their individual goals. With each one-on-one PT session lasting an hour, we can get A LOT accomplished!”

  • Cathy Doyle – PT, MSPT

    Master of Science in Physical Therapy: 1998, Regis University

    Bachelor of Arts in Biology: 1996, Pacific Lutheran University

    “I pride myself in helping those with low back pain, neck pain, headaches, and those recovering from surgery (hip, knee, shoulder, spine). My goal is to help individuals return successfully from injury or other physical limitations, allowing them to move toward the quality of life they desire!”

  • Megan Schmitz – PT, DPT
    Megan Schmitz – PT, DPT

    Certified in LSVT BIG Rehabilitation: since 2016

    Doctor of Physical Therapy: 2013, Ohio University

    Bachelor’s of Science in Pre-Physical Therapy: 2010, University of Dayton

    “I love to challenge my patients to do more than they realize they are capable of doing. With each patient I make it a priority to focus on their goals for recovery and maximizing their functional mobility to be as active as possible.”

  • Claire Cronenweth – PT, DPT, NCS
    Claire Cronenweth – PT, DPT, NCS

    Doctor of Physical Therapy: 2017, University of Southern California

    Bachelor of Science in Natural Science: 2014, Loyola Marymount University

    Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist: 2020

    Schmidt Movement Disorders Fellowship: 2019

    Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) Certified Therapist: 2016

    “My goal is that my patients are able to learn a lot from our sessions and their individualized exercise prescription so that they can manage their condition long term and can truly continue doing what they love the most. I am a true believer in utilizing the principles of motor learning to establish lasting and long-term benefits for each one of my patients, while also making their physical therapy experience fun and enjoyable.”

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