Staff

IZETTE SWAN, PT, DPT

Owner

Izette Swan is the owner of Real Rehab Sports and Physical Therapy. She enjoys challenging herself both in and outside of the clinic. Over the years she has developed an eclectic approach to the evaluation and treatment of more often than not complex musculoskeletal issues with a strong bent toward utilizing functional manual therapy as developed by the Institute of Physical Art (IPA). While she enjoys working with all patients, she has a special appreciation and skill working with patients who have chronic low back, hip and pelvic (including pelvic floor) issues.

Izette performs all of Real Rehab’s high level/performance bike fits utilizing knowledge attained through Level 2 CyclePoint Certification, Medicine of Cycling Conferences, and other educational and reading opportunities over the past 15 years. She is a retired cat 2 road racer who has turned toward endurance mountain biking. She has completed most of the areas organized bike rides and was at one time a USAC certified coach.

Izette spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana, Africa, has traveled through Africa, Europe, Central America, New Zealand and South America. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast who likes to hike, bike, ski and run. Every now and then she signs up for a mountain bike event to keep her honest.

She is a 1997 graduate of the University of Washington Physical Therapy Program and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certification in Executive Business Management in 2015. In addition to IPA coursework, Izette has taken classes through NAIOMT, Great Lakes Seminars, Kathe Wallace and many others.

Izette can be contacted directly at: izette@realrehab.com


BETHANIE BAYHA, DPT, OCS

Clinic Director

Bethanie works with clients of all ages and emphasizes function in the evaluation and treatment of both athlete and non-athlete clientele attempting to provide education and interventions to promote an optimal return to an active lifestyle and to prevent re-injury. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and has completed the Gary Gray Applied Functional Science Certification, Functional Movement Screen Level 2 Certification and Certification in Advanced Functional Biomechanics of the Lower Quarter. When not treating patients, Bethanie serves as the Clinic Director for Real Rehab.

She believes strongly in providing ongoing education during the recovery process in order to encourage injury prevention through self-knowledge and management strategies. She is also interested in the role of nutrition in injury prevention and recovery and designed a class on nutrition for the active adult, which she taught as a continuing education course for physical therapists and athletic trainers. She is a Level I Metabolic Efficiency Testing Specialist and currently oversees our Metabolic Efficiency Testing Program.

Bethanie is a Puget Sound native, having grown up on the Kitsap Peninsula and later attending the University of Puget Sound where she received a BA in Psychology in 1997. She received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California in 2001. Since that time she has completed a variety of continuing education courses to advance her skills in manual therapy and functional analysis. She has a special interest in sport-specific training and ACL-injury reduction and rehab and is a lead member of the Seattle Pediatric Sports Medicine ACL Injury Prevention Task Force. She designed and provided many injury reduction and functional strengthening/mobility talks to various community groups including the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society Team in Training group, Seattle Canoe and Kayak Club and the Pro Club Triathlon Team.  She designed and currently runs an 8-week functional core strengthening class at Real Rehab.

Outside the clinic, Bethanie spends much of her free time running, cycling, hiking and paddleboarding. Sports have been an integral part of her life and she has competed in a variety of activities including soccer, lacrosse, rowing, triathlon, running, basketball and urban challenge races. She is also an avid cook and enjoys creating new recipes.

Bethanie can be contacted directly at: bethanie@realrehab.com


NICK MURAD, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Nick believes that through physical therapy, the human body has an incredible ability to recover from injury. He has a passion for empowering patients and helping them to gain control over the condition they are working through. Nick works closely with his patients to understand their goals and develop a treatment plan to help them succeed.

Nick enjoys the opportunity to work with a wide variety of diagnoses including post operative care, overuse injuries, conditions of the spine and athletic injuries. Currently Nick is working toward becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is developing an injury prevention/performance program for downhill skiers.

Outside of work, Nick is an avid backcountry skier, rock climber, mountain biker and runner and has a special interest in working with injuries related to these sports.

Nick is originally from the East Coast where he attended Ithaca College in Upstate New York for his Bachelors in Clinical Health Sciences as well as his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. While at Ithaca College, Nick spent two years playing DIII collegiate soccer for the Bombers.

Nick can be contacted directly at: nick@realrehab.com


CATHERINE NUTTING, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Catherine is a strong believer in the transformative effect of physical therapy and empowering others to be as healthy and active through the lifespan. She believes in developing strong interpersonal relationships with her patients and incorporates concepts from her experience with health and wellness, fitness, sports, yoga, and Pilates into her treatment plans. She also uses functional manual therapy and motor control activities in addition to activity-specific training to help clients efficiently achieve their individual goals.

Catherine has specialty training in pelvic health and is passionate about working with women across the pregnancy spectrum. Catherine’s studies have encouraged a more holistic view of health and activity, and she is passionate about encouraging people to pursue lifelong health.

Catherine earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Seattle Pacific University in 2008, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington in 2011. She is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).

Catherine enjoys being outside especially hiking, cycling, swimming and playing volleyball. She also enjoys reading and eating delicious food.

Catherine can be contacted directly at: catherine@realrehab.com


MICHELLE BOSTICK, DPT

Physical Therapist

Michelle believes in empowering her patients with the tools they need for healing and performance. She focuses on identifying the biomechanical causes of her patients’ injuries and uses a multifaceted approach to create a well-balanced treatment program. Understanding that each patient has different needs for recovery, Michelle tailors her treatment to the individual. With a strong background in competitive sports, she is familiar with helping her patients meet goals around their timeline for returning to sport, improving their biomechanics and increasing their sports performance.

Michelle was a competitive Division III college basketball and volleyball player. During college, Michelle began playing rugby and played for 14 years on local club teams as well as on regional all-star teams. She has been an active member of CrossFit since 2010. Since leaving rugby Michelle has turned her competitive interests to Mountain Biking and started participating in Enduro races in 2018. Her other interests include trail running, snowboarding, hiking, and Gaelic football.

Michelle has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA and her BA in Biology, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA. She has pursued significant continuing education courses covering multiple manual therapy approaches including NAIOMT, IPA and Mulligan. She has also pursued numerous courses on biomechanics with a focus on gait, running and upper extremity sports as well as coaching certifications for CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting.

Michelle can be contacted directly at: michelle@realrehab.com


SAM APPLE, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Sam a Michigan native who recently moved to Seattle with his wife and son. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Sam integrates his experience as a strength and conditioning coach into practice to provide a holistic approach for all orthopedic and sports populations. He utilizes a biomechanical approach for individualized treatment and strives to empower his patients through education and movement.

Sam received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan in August of 2018. Prior to PT school he worked as a strength and conditioning coach and had the privilege of training athletes from a variety of sports and skill levels, ranging from elementary school through the professional ranks. Working with athletes recovering from injury, he quickly recognized the gap between discharge from rehabilitation to a full return to peak physical performance. During this time, he developed a passion for Injury Prevention and Return to Sport rehabilitation, which led him to pursue a career in physical therapy.

Outside of the clinic, Sam enjoys spending time with his family exploring the Seattle food, brewery, and coffee scenes. He is also an avid golfer, hiker, and soccer enthusiast.

Sam can be contacted directly at: sam@realrehab.com


EMILY ADELSON, DPT

Physical Therapist

Emily received her doctorate in physical therapy from Washington University in Saint Louis, where she studied the Movement System Impairments approach as taught by Shirley Sahrmann. She also received her Bachelors from Washington University in Anthropology and Public Health.

Emily believes in an individualized approach for every patient, and she utilizes a blended treatment approach. She is interested in identifying the biomechanical faults that lead to injury, and incorporates movement education with all of her patients. She enjoys treating all types of patients, including individuals with musculoskeletal pain, overuse injuries, sports related injuries, post-surgery and more. Whatever the diagnosis, Emily is committed to helping each patient reach their goals. Emily uses education, empathy, and communication to empower her patients to optimize movement and function in their daily lives.

During her graduate studies, she blended her passion for running and physical therapy by organizing a community based 5k/10k road race to raise awareness and funds for physical therapy research. She has a special interest in the treatment of runners and focuses on gait mechanics.

Outside of the clinic, Emily enjoys training for triathlons, hiking, skiing, exploring Seattle, and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

Emily can be contacted directly at: emilya@realrehab.com


CLAIRE LEAMY, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Claire believes physical therapy is a tool that empowers people to get back to what they love. In her physical therapy practice, Claire combines her current knowledge with past experience in adult health education and her love for the outdoors to tailor treatments that match each individual’s goals. She is currently pursuing her specialist certification in Women’s Health Physical Therapy. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and has presented research at state and national conferences in the field of cultural competency training for physical therapists.

In her free time, Claire enjoys yoga, dance, and endurance sports of all kinds including running with a recreational run club, bike touring, cross country skiing and open water swimming. Claire is also an avid fan of the arts. She likes to attend live theater and musical performances around Seattle.

Claire received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and French from Wellesley College, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington.

Claire can be contacted directly at: claire@realrehab.com


ALEX SZEWCZYK, DPT, CIMT, MS

Physical Therapist

Alex takes a wholebody assessment approach to not only assist clients with symptom management, but to also find the driver of their pain. The trigger/driver of a patient’s pain may not always be the region where the person feels the pain. He enjoys examining a person’s movement patterns to help identify these regions of the body that may be contributing to the client’s symptoms because of non-optimal behavior. Alex has his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Washington, and has completed further advanced training as a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT), and is pursing certification as a Connect Therapy practitioner to help enhance this whole body assessment approach. He is also a certified ASTYM provider.

Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Alex had a career in the field of information technology. However, his love for anatomy, biomechanics, and physical fitness eventually drove him towards work as a personal trainer, and then to eventually pursue a career in physical therapy. He has a passion for helping others recover from injury, and develop good habits that will keep them active longer despite today’s sedentary office work environment.

Alex is a native of the Chicagoland region, but has lived in Seattle over 10 years. He enjoys all the outdoor activities that the surrounding region has to offer. His wife, kids, and he enjoy taking kayaking and camping adventures throughout the Puget Sound region, Pacific Northwest, and Canada. Pursuing US Sailing’s keelboat certification has been a recent endeavor of his, and they hope to utilize this as another way to get out on the water with kids. They are also avid travelers and have been to over 30 countries throughout the world.

Alex makes an effort to stay active, and physical fitness is a part of his daily routine. He enjoys going for a run, cycling, swimming, hiking, and has played soccer most of his life. Studying nutrition and eating healthy is a focus of his, and he enjoys discussing this topic with people. He has also taken further training in bike fitting and cycling injury and has completed the first level of USA weightlifting coaching course.

Alex can be contacted directly at: alex@realrehab.com


JULI LARSON, DPT

Physical Therapist

Juli is fascinated by the human body’s potential to strengthen and improve when placed under optimal stress conditions. She finds great joy in helping individuals target their weaknesses to heal from and prevent injuries and develop into stronger, more efficient athletes.

After graduating with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at University of Colorado Denver in 2013, Juli initiated her career in pediatrics, treating a spectrum of diagnoses from neurodevelopmental to adolescent sports medicine. She has focused on strategically enhancing her clinical skills with athletes by completing multiple continuing education courses on manual techniques, runners, and upper extremity sports. Juli is finishing a Sports Certification program through Evidence in Motion. She loves to unite her personal passion for sport and growth with her treatment.

After completing her schooling in LA and Denver then initiating her career in Chicago, Juli is excited to return to the Seattle area to enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest through hiking, cycling, and trail running. Juli is a marathoner, triathlete, rock-climber, and yogi who loves to treat other individuals with interests in these sports.

Juli can be contacted directly at: juli@realrehab.com


TONY PLETCHER, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Originally from Seattle, Tony received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Columbia University in NYC, but after a stint on the East coast, has returned to the PNW. Tony is passionate about treating the whole body as a system, and helping his clients get back to their lives quickly and performing better. Tony strives to impart a sense of empowerment in his clients about their ownership of the rehab experience and works to create exercises that not only fit their schedule, but have a tangible connection to the activities or sports they are working toward. Tony also believes in the power of manual therapy to help address dysfunction and has experience with IASTM techniques.

Tony brings an extensive athletic background to his care, competing in Elite-level bicycle racing throughout the USA on the road as well as cyclocross. Tony has spent countless hours working with bike-fitting specialists and has a special interest in fitting cyclists to their bikes to maximize performance and enjoyment. Tony is also currently pursuing his USA Cycling coaching certification. Tony is passionate about working with injured endurance athletes and working to get them back to the sports they love, but enjoys working with people regardless of why they seek physical therapy.

When Tony is not on his bike, he enjoys time with his girlfriend and their dog in their new home, taking walks or hikes, or spending time in the kitchen.

Tony can be contacted directly at: tony@realrehab.com



KERRY MAURI, PT, MS, OCS, CMPT

Physical Therapist

Kerry focuses on each patient as a unique individual, working with him or her to understand the source of the pain or dysfunction, and using that knowledge to effectively treat the individual. Kerry’s ultimate goal is that her patients complete physical therapy with the knowledge necessary to prevent any future re-injury, and reach his or her potential to not only return to prior endeavors but exceed that potential.

Kerry moved to Seattle in 2003, where she has worked in the outpatient, orthopedic setting. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and has completed the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy requirements and testing, giving her the title of Certified Manual Physical Therapist. Along with these specialty certifications, Kerry has taken a number of manual therapy courses through the Institute of Physical Art, as well as courses focusing on the biomechanics of running, cycling, and other sports.

Kerry Mauri is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science in 1999, and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2001. While in college, Kerry was a Division I Rower, receiving an athletic scholarship to compete on the Crew Team. As a member of the team, she was voted the team’s Most Valuable Player and was named First Team All-Region. While rowing at the collegiate level, Kerry was invited to attend pre-elite camp as a lightweight rower for the US Rowing National Team. After moving to Seattle, Kerry hung up her oar, and has enjoyed maintaining her competitive spirit through racing triathlons and rock climbing. She is currently enjoying the juggle between work, play, her husband and two sons

Kerry can be contacted directly at: kerry@realrehab.com