We see our work as more than a profession-it’s a passion. We see each other as more than co-workers, we’re a family. One visit to Balance Point Physical Therapy and you’ll immediately see why we love working together and why you’ll love working with us. Trusting your care to Balance Point Physical Therapy means relying on some of the best physical therapists in the region.
Lynette Cram PT, DPT
Lynette was born and raised in the Skagit Valley. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Martin’s University in 1994, where she played both intercollegiate volleyball and basketball. Lynette graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine with her degree in Physical Therapy in 1997. She received her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from the College of St. Scholastica in 2016. She and her husband purchased Balance Point Physical Therapy Clinic in 2004 from Lynette’s professional mentor, Joan Cross PT, MPH. Lynette has always been active in coaching youth basketball and volleyball, and volunteers as the trainer for the La Conner High School basketball programs. Lynette’s treatment focus is patient centered and collaborative. She loves to help patient’s reach their individual goals! Lynette enjoys hiking and skiing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband of 25 years, and her 4 children.
Lisa Nelson MSPT
Lisa was born ad raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Education as a Kineseology major. She attended Acadia University in Pennsylvania and earned her Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree in 1993. A few years after graduation, Lisa made the great decision to move to the Pacific Northwest. Her treatment focuses on establishing trust and educating her patients in understanding the causes of their pain and how they can help themselves. She loves manual therapy and uses exercise to complement her manual therapy techniques. When not working, she enjoys watching her two sons play baseball. She also likes to find new spots to eat and new places to explore. She is also a bit of a yoga nut.
Amy Moe DPT, OCS
Amy was born and raised here in the beautiful Skagit Valley. She attended Western Washington University, earning a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science before moving to Tacoma to attend University of Puget Sound where she earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Amy has spent her time as a physical therapist honing her orthopedic and manual therapy skills, obtaining a Clinical Specilialization in Orthopedics and providing clinical education for doctoral students at the University of Puget Sound. In clinical practice, Amy is passionate about providing patient education along with a comprehensive, tailored program to meet each patient’s needs.
Outside of the clinic, Amy enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and family.
Kristin Fountain MSPT
Kristin was born and raised in a small beach town in New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Colorado State University in 1997. In 1999, she received her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She has 19 years of experience as a physical therapist, all of which have been in the Skagit Valley. Kristin’s specialties include pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence, manual correction and treatment of sacroiliac joint, myofascial release and sift tissue mobilization, neurological and post-surgical rehabilitaion, muscle energy techniques, joint mobilization, and scar mobilization.
In 1997, Kristin hiked the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia, During the five and a half month journey, she met her husband, Andy. They have two children. As a family, they enjoy hiking, camping, and spending time outdoors.
Hayley Rieger DPT
Hayley believes she is one of the lucky ones being raised in beautiful Anacortes WA. She went Gonzaga University graduating with a bachelors in psychology. After graduation she spent a year in Denver working with adults with disabilities where she realized the value and importance of therapy. She followed her passion to Omaha NE where she graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University. Her most enriching clinicals of PT school was getting to provide pediatric treatment for kids in the Dominican Republic, although she wishes she came back with more fluent Spanish skills. Throughout her many experiences, she intrinsically believes in the restorative healing of touch and seeks to provide individualized patient centered care as she thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life. One of her recent accomplishments was being published in the Journals of Humanities in Rehabilitation after winning a national writing contest. When Hayley is not working, she enjoys traveling, spending quality time with friends and family and exploring the gorgeous PNW mountains and oceans.
Samantha Gollub DPT
Sam grew up in a coastal town in Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor's degree in Geography. After graduating from college the mountains drew her west to Montana where she spent several years enjoying all that the Northern Rockies have to offer. A few years and two knee surgeries later Sam found herself on the path to becoming a physical therapist. She then graduated from the University of Montana with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is thrilled to be settled now in beautiful Northwest Washington where the coast and mountains meet. Sam is interested in treating a variety of orthopedic conditions and patients of all ages. She feels strongly that laughter is an important part of healing and seeks to make PT fun for her patients. In the future she hopes to pursue a specialty in lymphedema management and to further her orthopedic knowledge. When Sam is not at work you can find her outside running, skiing, hiking, plotting her next big travel adventure or spending time with friends and family. She hopes you won’t hold it against her that she is a Boston sports fan!
Ryan Coonc DPT
Bio coming soon!
Stephanie Sutten PTA
Stephanie was born and raised in Skagit Valley and graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with a double degree in International Studies and Photography. After spending some time traveling and gaining a background in herbal medicine and nutrition, Stephanie was drawn to the field of physical therapy for the ways in which it addresses the root of an individuals condition in a more holistic and comprehensive manner. In June of 2017 she graduated from Whatcom Community Colleges PTA program and joined Balance Point Physical Therapy in November, where she is happy to be part of such a compassionate team of therapists. When not at work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, camping, and eating delicious food.
Sarah Avey PTA
Sarah was born in California and spent her high school and college years in Bellingham, Wa. She earned her Associate of science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant from Whatcom Community College in 2004 and moved to the Skagit Valley shortly after. Sarah has been working as a PTA in Skagit county for 15 years and feels blessed to work in a field where learning new skills and treatment techniques is encouraged. Sarah has extensive experience working with older adults addressing balance and orthopedic issues. She loves helping people of all ages reach their individual functional and sports related goals. She feels every patient has something new to teach her and enjoys sharing her knowledge to help her patient's understand their physical dysfunction and find the best way to treat the entire person. Sarah loves exploring beautiful Skagit valley with her family and spends time hiking and camping in the North Cascades as well as volunteering in youth sports and at her children's school. She enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her family and pets. She is excited to join the group of compassionate and skilled therapists at Balance Point PT.