Meet Our Staff
Trevor Pettingill, MPT
Trevor Pettingill, MPT is the owner and founder of Elite Physical Therapy. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Master of Physical Therapy degree in May 2004, and began his career working in small, physical therapist-owned, outpatient clinics in Washington state. He expanded his knowledge by working in a long-term care facility as a rehab director and also providing in-home care before starting his own private practice. Additionally, Trevor has worked with many athletes of all levels, and is particularly skilled in treating sports, overuse and running injuries. His experiences in different treatment settings provide the background necessary to give his patients a balanced approach to their therapy needs.
Trevor’s treatment approach is based on the understanding that there is no better person capable of healing an injury than one’s own self. “Sometimes, the individual just needs a little guidance to put them in that right healing environment. That’s where the physical therapist can be of help. Our job is to help you know how to heal yourself!”
Trevor is a husband and father of five children. He is a life-long runner and competed in Track and Cross Country at the collegiate level. He competed in the Marathon Olympic Team Trials in 2004. In addition to running, he enjoys sports, music, golfing, camping, and spending time with family.
Kathleen Vega, PT, DPT, OCS
Katie is from a military family who moved around often but she calls Colorado home. She attended Colorado State University where she graduated with a degree in Health and Exercise Science. After graduation, she joined the Army and attended the Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. She has served as a physical therapist at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY, overseas at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, and locally at Joint Base Lewis McChord. Her military background has brought her unique experience in working with high level collegiate and tactical athletes in both injury rehabilitation and athletic performance improvement settings. She is board certified in orthopedics and is experienced in working with advanced manual therapy techniques. She holds certifications in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). She is also trained in vestibular rehabilitation and post-concussive care. She is passionate about working with athletes of all ages and preventing injuries before they occur. She enjoys playing lacrosse, running, traveling and spending time with her husband, Dave, and two dogs, Copper and Louie.
Meet the Therapists!
Erica McMahon, PT, DPT
Erica graduated from Clarke University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015, and shortly thereafter moved to Washington from Iowa. Her clinical interests include lumbar spine injuries along with lower extremity musculoskeletal diagnoses. Erica enjoys working with a wide variety of patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric. In her free time, Erica loves to travel, run, and hike with her husband and dog.
Lauren Chappelle, PT, DPT
Lauren received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chapman University in Southern California. Prior to that, she attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma WA to receive her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a Pre-Physical Therapy emphasis. Her treatment philosophy emphasizes the belief that each patient she treats is unique with individualized concerns and goals. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys spending time in the outdoors hiking, camping, fishing, snowshoeing, snowboarding and exploring all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. You can also find her cheering on the Mariners and Seahawks, her favorite sports teams.
Sol Kryder, PT, DPT
Sol graduated from the University of Montana with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018. He enjoys treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, especially those that occur in the lumbar/cervical spine and shoulder as well as vestibular conditions. He strongly believes that working closely with his patients to create an individualized treatment plan and integrating research based treatments is the best route to an optimal recovery. When he’s not treating patients or reading research, he likes to fish, hike, camp, lift weights and just generally be outdoors.
Thomas Molyneux-Elliot, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT
Tom graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016 from the University of Puget Sound after earning a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Pacific Lutheran University in 2012. He enjoys treating a variety of musculoskeletal, neurological, vestibular and cardiopulmonary conditions while emphasizing the power of exercise for everyone. He has a post-doctorate certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Method). The McKenzie Method is a reliable form of assessment that emphasizes patient empowerment, self-treatment and classification so that each treatment is tailored to each individual patient. He is currently pursuing board-certification in orthopedics.
Tom is a former collegiate soccer player who enjoys playing soccer, mountain biking, road cycling, golfing and building mountain bike trails in his free time.
Physical Therapy Assistants
Meet the Therapists!
Brynne Martinson, PTA
Brynne is a Plateau native and a graduate of Enumclaw High School. She attended GRCC right out of high school to earn her AA, and an AAS to be a Physical Therapist Assistant in 1997. While her career has been spent in an outpatient rehabilitation setting, she have had the opportunity to work with patients on a large spectrum of conditions (pediatrics, cardiac rehab, strokes, joint replacement, etc). She spends her free time participating in variety of activities including knitting, gardening, and riding her motorcycle. Brynne is on the Council for a local Boy Scout Troop, and volunteers for the BLHS Marching Band. She loves her family!
Chip Moran, PTA
Born and raised in the Sunshine State of Florida, Chip grew up in the outdoors, playing sports. After participating in football and baseball in high school, he played Semi-Pro baseball from 2003-2005 in Orlando, FL. His career was cut short due to a shoulder injury. After experiencing injuries first hand, he decided to dedicate his professional career to helping others work through their injuries. He received his Associates of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 2007 from Polk State College in Winter Haven, FL. He has over 11 years of experience with sports medicine and orthopedic injures, including working with NFL and MLB athletes. In addition, to his experience with sports rehabilitation, he holds certifications as a Certified Personal Trainer-NASM, Precision Nutrition Certified, Certified Speed and Agility Coach, Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), Functional Movement Systems (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). He is passionate for sports performance and improving clients overall health and fitness.
Courtnay King, PTA
Courtnay graduated from Green River Community College in 2015 with her associate’s degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She is passionate about treating a variety of orthopedic conditions and a wide variety of ages. She loves all animals and currently has a cat named Tank. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter and family, crafting, hiking, traveling, and being on the water
Kris Goode, PTA
Kris graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 2005 with a BA in English Literature, but lost his job in the Recession. While on a search for a new career, he found out about Physical Therapy, and went back to school, graduating Cum Laude from Whatcom Community College in 2015 with an AAS for Physical Therapist Assistant. He has since worked in Skilled Nursing, Outpatient and Home Health, but he loves the patient variety, clinical challenge, and tacky jokes shared in Outpatient. His clinical interests include motor vehicle accidents, (he’s had two himself), on the job injuries, geriatrics, athletes, and anyone who wants more out of life. When he’s not at the clinic, he loves to spend time with his wife golfing, hiking, traveling, and anything active that lets him cook and eat great food.
Mike Hadachek, PTA
Mike Hadachek was born and raised in Washington. Mike attended Green River Community College and became a PTA in July 2003. He is a husband and a father to two kids. Mike’s hobbies are hunting, fishing, and camping. He loves any activity outdoors.