Meet Our Providers



Mary Groves

Practice Manager and Bean Counter

Pam Golden

Front Office and Schedule Coordinator

Carson Roach

Front Office and Insurance Coordinator


Front Office

Tera Allen, LMP, CLT-Vodder

  • Massage Therapy Degree, Ancient Arts School of Massage, 2013
  • John Barnes Myofascial Release 1, 2, Unwinding
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Vodder Institute
  • Massage Therapist 
I have been with Therapy Solutions for 8 years and enjoys the opportunity to offer my services as a Massage Therapist. My philosophy incorporates an integrative, collaborative, and holistic approach to therapy using modalities such as Myofascial Release, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and CranioSacral Therapy to bring about the change needed to get people back to living.

I consider myself a life-learner, always researching, touching base with my mentors, and preparing for continuing education classes to offer the best of myself to patients.

In my free time, I enjoy being out in nature, reading, and spending time with my husband and four children.

Kara Brown, PTA, LMP, CLT-Vodder


  • Massage Therapy Degree, Spokane Community College
  • Physical Therapy Assistant Degree, Spokane Falls Community College
  • Myofascial Release 1, 2, Unwinding, John Barnes Myofascial Technique
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Vodder Institute, 2016
  • The Barral Institute Visceral Manipulation
  • Upledger Craniosacral 


  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Massage Therapist
  • Product Manager

I have an understanding of the value of human touch and the healing that is derived. My training has served to broaden this understanding as well as give me the tools to more thoroughly address symptoms of pain, limited mobility, and muscular imbalance.

I have training in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and is dedicating her studies with Vodder to enhance her skills in the treatment and management of lymphedema. 

Dr. Chrissy Clark, PT, DPT, CF-L2


  • Bachelors of Science: Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University, 2013
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, 2016
  • APTA Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Level 1 and 2
  • Birthfit Professional Training
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • FMT RockTape Basic and Advanced
  • John Barnes Myofascial Release 1, 2, and Unwinding
  • The Vodder Institute Basic Lymphatic Drainage
  • ICE Management of the Fitness Athlete Level 1
  • The Female Athlete by Antony Lo


  • Physical Therapist
  • Web and Podcast Developer
  • Social Media Coordinator

My treatment philosophy has evolved since becoming a physical therapist 6 years ago. With my own experiences, continued education, and close mentorships, I have come to the realization that physical therapy is the gateway to help bring back the mind and body connection that is so easily lost with how our world lives now. Not only do I believe and promote a lifestyle filled with a variety of movement options (including strength training, functional fitness, yoga, pilates, dance, walking, hiking, whatever you want!), I also believe in the power of manual therapy, trauma-informed care, and autonomic nervous system management in order to improve our quality of life. 

My specialties include treating people with general orthopedic problems and pelvic floor dysfunction especially within the prenatal and postpartum spaces.

In my spare time, I enjoy participating a wide variety of sports, going to concerts, eating good food, and traveling.

*I am currently not treating patients.

Dr. Shona Craig, PT, DPT, CLT-Vodder


  • Bachelors of Science, magna cum laude, Clinical Health Studies, Ithaca College, NY, 2012
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Ithaca College, NY, 2014
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Vodder Institute, 2015
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), Rasayana Yoga, 2018


  • Online Resource
Dr. Shona S. Craig operates in a holistic model, assessing multiple body systems and layers of being. She uses a unique blend of therapeutic exercise and yoga with speciality manual therapies. She is a board certified women’s health clinical specialist and certified lymphedema therapist. She currently resides in New York and offers Telehealth to patients in New York and Washington. Dr. Craig also creates online programs to help educate patients all over the world.

Judy Dirks, M.A., LMHC


  • Bachelor’s of Arts, Seattle University
  • Masters in Applied Behavioral Sciences, Whitworth University


  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Women’s Trauma Group- Coordinator

I have been a licensed mental health counselor for over 35 years.  I moved to the Tri-Cities in 1991 and have been very active within the community for while working at several agencies.

Making a difference in people’s lives has been my passion. Learning and discovering more about such things as health and wellness, trauma, the brain, energy systems within the body, and the benefits of essential oils preoccupy a great deal of my time. I also find that yard-work, gardening, and time with my two grandchildren bring me great deal of pleasure.

Dr. Sarah Eldridge, PT, DPT, CLT-Vodder


  • Bachelors of Science in Biology, University of Portland, OR, 2010
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Creighton University, NE, 2013
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Vodder Institute, 2016


  • Physical Therapist

I am fascinated by the complexities of the human body and mind, and intrigued by the immensity of specific mechanisms that remain undiscovered. I have experience treating a wide variety of patient conditions in the hospital and outpatient setting. I enjoy treating patients with lymphedema, pelvic health issues, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and individuals recovering from cancer.  Since earning my certification as a lymphedema therapist, and through studying John Barnes myofascial release techniques, I have developed an appreciation of how these manual therapies provide significant benefits to a wide range of conditions.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three small children, running, painting, cooking, and exploring the outdoor beauty within the PNW.

Hannah Freier, PTA

  • B.S. Clinical Physiology, Central Washington University, 2015
  • A.A.S. Physical Therapist Assistant, Carrington College, 2020
  • Balanced Body Movement Principles Certification, 2021
  • Balanced Body Mat 1 Pilates Certification, 2022
  • Level 1 GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® Certification
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Balanced Body Mat Pilates Instructor
After living throughout the Northwest, I am very happy to be back in my hometown and joining the dynamic team at Therapy Solutions. My background includes experience in neurological rehabilitation, acute care, and pediatric sensory integration therapy. I am very excited to now be practicing a more holistic method of therapy!

I have personally and professionally seen firsthand the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of movement. I strive to assist others with improving mobility and incorporating activity into their routine so that they can thrive in their every day lives. Exercise looks different for everyone- whether it’s lifting weights, water aerobics, practicing yoga, or even going for a walk with family and friends. My goal as a physical therapist assistant is to meet each person where they are at and help them achieve the best, most individualized means of promoting a healthy way of life.

“Change happens through movement, and movement heals.”
-Joseph Pilates

Laura McGuckin, PT, MPT, WCS, CLT-Vodder


  • Masters in Physical Therapy from Mount Saint Mary’s College, CA,1995
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Vodder Institute
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy, APTA


  • Physical Therapist

I have worked in a variety of settings including hospital, home health, pediatrics, and outpatient.  I specialize in pediatric incontinence and women’s health.  I live with my husband and 3 children.  Away from work, I enjoy the outdoors, running, playing board games, church activities, and spending time with my family and friends.

Isaac Nelson, LMP


  • Myofascial Release 1, 2, Unwinding, John Barnes Myofascial Technique
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Vodder Institute
  • The Barral Institute Visceral Manipulation
  • Upledger Craniosacral 


  • Massage Therapist
  • Garment Fitting Specialist
  • Flexi-Touch Fitter and Trainer

I believe that a massage therapist should be a facilitator to the client providing them with the treatment and resources that will help them to heal. I feel it is my job to create an environment that can help provide lasting significant improvement for my patient’s health.

I am adept at using a very effective hands-on technique, Myofascial Release by John Barnes. This technique involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. My gentle presence and calm demeanor allow my patients to truly experience relaxation and rejuvenation thereby relieving the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to illness and disease.

Dr. Sara Nelson, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT-LANA Vodder


  • Bachelors of Science, summa cum laude, Physical Therapy, University of Utah, 1990
  • Masters in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Ola Grimsby Institute, San Diego, CA, 1993
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Forest Grove, OR, Pacific University, 2008
  • Board Certified Women’s Health Specialist, APTA, 2013 
  • Certificate in Ayurveda Studies, Svastha Acharya (Wholistic Health Coach), AYU.Academy 2022
  • Myofascial Release 1, 2, Unwinding, John Barnes Myofascial Technique
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Vodder Institute
  • The Barral Institute Visceral Manipulation
  • Upledger Craniosacral 
  • Certified Yoga Therapist, 2017


  • Owner since 1999
  • Physical Therapist for 30 years
  • Certified Yoga Therapist and Svastha Acharya
  • Educator and mentor

Operating Therapy Solutions has become a labor of love and a mission to offer a standard of care that I believe is needed to help individuals achieve optimal health.  

The values of the clinic are my values. And the people who have joined this facility share in these values of excellence, creativity and person-centered care.

I am a lover of learning and am passionate about assisting people facing physical limitations make meaningful and positive changes in their lives. My curiosity and desire to help has led to the accumulation of a lot of additional training and knowledge and my focus has landed on treating people who are dealing with: 

  • Lymphedema and conditions affecting the lymph system including lip edema and abdominal congestion
  • Recovery from cancer
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction (pelvic pain, urinary urgency and stress incontinence)
  • Repetitive strain
  • Musculoskeletal dysfunction
  • Multiple disease processes or injuries that create symptoms of pain and limited mobility

I am a manual therapist: I have spent hundreds of hours in training to learn hands on methods to improve fascial integrity and freedom of movement. I have trained to advanced levels in John F. Barnes Myofascial Release, Upledger CranioSacral Therapy, Barral Visceral Manipulation, and the original Dr. Vodder Method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage. I prefer to focus on helping individuals understand the universal principles of fascial release and integrity and how they can use this knowledge for their own health.

I am a facilitator of living with intention: My treatments are a combination of hands on methods, education, and movement with the goal of making fundamental improvements in health. Education emphasizes skill development for self care.  Movement emphasizes a combination of yoga, functional fitness, Gyrotonic, and fundamentals of bringing movement into every day life. I choose movement that fits the individual. I want to see my clients become proficient in managing their symptoms and feel they have received valuable tools for the time and money.

After years of reviewing the different approaches to nutrition, I added the knowledge of Aryurveda to my skill set. Ayurveda us the science of longevity. It is the longest continuously used health care system in the world today. It originates in South India and represents thousands of years of clinical study of how to create optimal health so that a person can achieve their life goals. This has fit perfectly into my physical therapy practice and personal philosophy of health through self-awareness.

My current efforts are three fold: (1) providing innovative services that give us greater freedom to help individuals in their journey through physical challenges, (2) helping other therapists to carry on the traditions of healing I have learned, and (3) performing clinical research to provide a snapshot of the effectiveness of the treatment we provide.

My greatest teachers are the people who do me the honor of coming in for care and guidance to manage and overcome their conditions. I hope to see you if I am a fit for you!

Nancy Rieke, OTR/L, CHT


  • Masters of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX
  • Bachelors of Arts, Lambuth College, Jackson, TN
  • Hand Therapy Certification Commission designation of Certified Hand Therapist


  • Occupational Therapist
  • Hand Specialist

My depth of knowledge regarding the physiological aspects of the loss of hand function enhances her ability to provide long lasting and meaningful therapeutic interventions. I understand the devastating effect injury or disease to the upper quadrant can bring to my patient’s lives and combines my specialized skills with compassion and warmth.

I use multiple techniques and modalities along with manual therapy and customized splinting to restore function and/ or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb. This will promote an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life.

Jane Sereda, MBA, LMP, CLT-Vodder

I have been a licensed massage practitioner since 1995. Being an avid bicyclist, jogger, skier and lifelong hockey fan, I bring knowledge and experience regarding athletics to my practice. I use my skills to provide patients with relief from pain, swelling, and muscle tension as well as education to help them prevent further injuries.

I have taught sports massage for 20 years and have used that experience to volunteer my time at sporting events. Most notably, my volunteerism has been completed in the Athletes Village at the Salt Lake City Olympics, with the US Olympic Diving team during competitions, and at local running and bicycling events with the Washington Sports Massage Team. 

Working with people who need my touch in the arena of sports or exertion injuries are only a part of my practice. I maintain certification in Lympedema Management from the Vodder School International. With this expertise, I work with cancer patients, post-surgical patients, and patients with primary and secondary lymphedema.