Joel Johnson, PT, OCS
Joel has been a licensed Physical Therapist since 1982, specializing in the treatment of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries. His knowledge and experience gets you back to an active lifestyle as soon as possible. Joel truly enjoys helping you return to what you enjoy in life.
Joel and his wife Nancy founded Renton Sports and Spine Physical Therapy (RSSPT) in 2001 to provide the highest quality of care, service and personal attention in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere! It is their goal is to deliver effective care to you first and foremost. Whether you are recovering from a knee injury, a shoulder replacement, a sports injury, or an ankle problem, you can be assured that Joel’s personal attention and physical therapy services will surpass your expectations in a fun environment!
Having earned his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (O.C.S.) certification places Joel in a small number of Physical Therapists holding this distinction. He has special interests in treatment of sports injuries along with foot and ankle conditions. He is certified in ASTYM, and has a broad Manual Therapy background including NAIOMT, Norwegian, Mulligan and McConnell approaches. Joel is an active member of the Physical Therapy Association of Washington, the American Physical Therapy Association, and Physical Therapists in Private Practice inWashington.
The father of three, Joel is a member of the Auburn School District Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and Auburn Chamber of Commerce. A Washington native, Joel enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, boating, wakeboarding, wakesurfing and Husky football.
Chad Edwards, PT, DPT, OCS, Clinic Director
Chad strives to treat you, the whole person, so that you can return to a pain free, active lifestyle. A 2007 graduate from the University of Puget Sound with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Chad believes that teamwork is the key--working together with your body’s own healing process and your physician--to break through barriers to allow you to achieve your goals.
A 2003 graduate from Seattle Pacific University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Chad has outstanding orthopedic evaluation and treatment skills with an emphasis in sports medicine. He is focused on helping you return to normal as soon as possible--all while making sure you avoid a recurring injury.
Chad was named Clinic Director for Auburn Sports Physical Therapy in August 2012, and is responsible for the daily operations of the clinic in addition to caring for his patients. He has also earned his Certificate of Specialty in Orthopedics (OCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Chad is passionate about the role physical therapy plays in your health care team. Also, he believes in the evidence based treatments that are proven to be best practice in order to do the most good as quickly as possible for you.
Whether you are recovering from a knee replacement, a motor vehicle accident, a sports injury, or a stroke, you can be assured that Chad's personal attention and care will move you back on the right track.
Megan Hamrick, PTA
Megan earned her Applied Associates of Science Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant through Green River Community College in 2004. Since graduation, Megan has worked primarily in outpatient orthopedics, including Renton Sports & Spine Physical Therapy, before coming to Auburn Sports Physical Therapy. These experiences have allowed her to treat a wide variety of conditions, including neurological disorders, post-surgical, chronic pain conditions, motor vehicle injuries, total joint replacements and sports injuries. Megan has taken a multitude of continuing education classes to advance her skills and stay currrent, including ACL injury prevention & treatment through Sportsmetrics, Stott Pilates, ASTYM, and Selective Functional Movement Assessment. Megan is passionate about treating the whole person, and improving their quality of movement and function.
In her spare time, Megan stays active with running, hiking, biking and participating in triathlons. She also enjoys gardening, reading, baking and, most of all, spending time with her family, two sons and husband.
Kay Compher, PT, CLT
Kay graduated from the University of Puget Sound with her Master's degree in Physical Therapy in 1994. For ten years, her specialty was neurological rehabilitation and was followed by experiences working in administration, home care and outpatient settings. An introduction to lymphedema and oncology rehabilitation while in PT school ignited Kay's interests and in 2008, she received her certification as a lymphedema therapist from the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.
Through complete decongestive therapy--including manual lymphatic drainage massage, compression bandaging and patient education--Kay works with individuals to independently manage their lymphedema, and help them to regain functional mobility, strength, endurance and balance. She also works with patients' families and caregivers during active treatments for cancer, radiation and chemotherapy.
In addition to treating primary and secondary forms of lymphedema, she also has expertise in treating vascular, post surgical and traumatic forms of swelling.
When not at work, Kay enjoys cooking, baking and trying new recipes, volunteering in her community and her son's school, traveling, flyball and gardening. She also works to keep up with her active husband, son and their three dogs.