Ally Bryant, DPT
Physical Therapist/Clinic Director
Ally was born and raised in Redding, California. She has had a passion for Physical Therapy since high school where she was an aide at a local outpatient clinic. She graduated from Sonoma State University in 2016 with her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology where she also played 4 years of collegiate softball. She then went to the University of Pacific and graduated in 2018 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. Ally enjoys getting to know her patients and providing them with strategies to help their symptoms so they can get back to their daily activities and overall improve their quality of life.
In her free time, Ally enjoys exploring the great state of Washington and doing outdoor activities including mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking, and working out.
Kaitlyn McNamara, DPT
Physical Therapist/Project Run Lead
Kaitlyn is a Washington native that grew up in Tumwater and graduated from Black Hills High School. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Portland studying psychology and sports medicine, then remained in the Portland area to attend Mt Hood Community College and become a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. After treating patients as a PTA for 3 years in both Oregon and Washington, she decided to return to school to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy to further her skills, clinical reasoning, and better serve her patients. She graduated from South College in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2019 with her DPT and returned to the PNW.
Kaitlyn focused her post-doctorate education on management of running-related injuries and prevention strategies. She is a marathoner, ultra-distance athlete, 3x Boston Marathon qualifier and can often be found at local running clubs or exploring new trails in her free time. Along with running, Kaitlyn is an avid skier and mountaineer. She enjoys working with patients to help them return to both athletic and everyday adventures.
Sean Sipe, PT, DPT, SCS
Sean is a lifelong Washington State native. He was born and raised in the Spokane area and has resided in Thurston County for over 10 years. He graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1996 with a degree in Human Biology and was accepted into EWU’s Physical Therapy program. He was awarded his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1998.
Shortly after graduating, Sean began working as a Staff Physical Therapist at a private practice in Aberdeen. He soon began managing that practice. Eventually he moved to Olympia with the goal of starting a new practice.
In 2002, Sean co-founded what was to become South Sound Physical & Hand Therapy. Over the course of 6 years, through a combination of start-ups and acquisitions, he grew the company to 5 locations. Sean sold his interest in South Sound Physical & Hand Therapy in early 2011 to pursue other projects, including consulting and new clinic development.
Sean completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in August, 2012 in Executive Management from the EIM Institute based in Louisville, KY. He then opened Yelm Physical Therapy and became co-founder of Centralia Physical Therapy which launched in September, 2012.
Sean’s wife, Christina, is a Pediatric Physical Therapist and they have three children. He is an avid golfer and enjoys keeping up on his reading.
Fiona (Lesley) Vaughan, OTR/L, CHT, CLT, WCC
Director of Hand Therapy
Fiona graduated from York College, City University of New York with a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy in 2004. As an Army officer, her career took her to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, and Madigan Army Center, in Tacoma, WA where she learned to be a leader and clinician. Her love for hand therapy began early in her career, where she learned from leaders in both hand therapy and hand surgery specialties.
In 2006, she transitioned to the Army reserves. In 2007 she was asked to return to the Army in a civilian capacity to develop rehabilitation services for over 1,000 returning Soldiers to JBLM’s Warrior Transition Battalion. In this capacity she pioneered OT, PT, and recreation therapy programs new to the Army that spread Army-wide and continues on after her departure to once again focus on hand therapy. Fiona Lives in Olympia, WA. She is a vocalist and enjoys gardening.
Renee Frost, OTR/L, CHT
Certified Hand Therapist
Renee grew up in Richland, WA. She attended college at Eastern Washington University (Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders, 1996) and University of Puget Sound (Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, 1999). She has been working solely in hand therapy since 2001 and became a certified hand therapist (CHT) in 2007. Renee enjoys evaluating and treating a variety of hand, wrist and elbow diagnoses as well as teaching patients self-management techniques and methods to prevent re-injury. She currently resides in Olympia, WA. Renee enjoys spending time with her husband and three children as well as reading, hiking, and camping.