Rainier Family Physical Therapy | Physical Therapists Serving Puyallup, Graham, & Tacoma, WA

Changing the patient experience.

Rainier Family Physical Therapy provides top-notch physical therapy to the Puyallup, Tacoma, and Graham areas. Our local, experienced therapists and staff focus on rapid physical results for patients in a friendly environment.


Susan Jankelson, MSPT

Physical Therapist / Owner

Susan graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in May 2000.  She had a strong desire to work in outpatient orthopedics through her graduate studies and continued her quest after she graduated. Susan's focus is the outpatient orthopedic patient with an emphasis on manual therapy treatment techniques. She tries to seek out the best and most effective manual techniques to help her patients achieve maximum results from their physical therapy experience.
Susan has lived in the South Hill area since moving here in 1995. She has two beautiful, active daughters, and enjoys spending her free time with her family, helping at the girls' school, playing with her dogs and cats, and watching the Green Bay Packers. 


Kim Bisson, MPT

Physical Therapist/ Owner

Kim graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND in 1998 with a master’s degree in Physical Therapy.  She has a strong background in exercise prescription as a graduate from Western Washington University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.
Kim has spent her entire PT career in the outpatient orthopedic environment and enjoys working with all age groups with their varying orthopedic complaints.  She especially enjoys educating her patients with tools to improve their performance, decrease their pain and improve over-all function.
She is married with three daughters and enjoys spending time with her family doing anything outdoors as well as reading, watching movies, attending local theatre and visiting extended family and friends.


Kara Schimke, DPT

Kara graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA in 2017 with a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and has clinical experience in the inpatient rehab, pediatric, and outpatient orthopedic settings. As a PT she utilizes a combination of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise, tailored to each individual patient, to obtain maximum benefits. She is excited to take continuing education courses to expand her knowledge in different Physical Therapy topics. Kara grew up in Northern California and moved to Tacoma in 2014 to pursue a career in physical therapy! In her free time she enjoys hiking, running, traveling, playing soccer, and visiting family and friends in California.


Katrina Blake, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Katrina earned her AAS/PTA from Green River College in 2016 and her AA from Highline Community College in 2011. As a therapist Katrina is dedicated to improving independence and quality of life for each individual. She plans on continuously increasing her educational skills to ensure she can provide the best possible care. Katrina has lived in WA since 2002 and fell in love with the Pacific Northwest, especially the overcast skies. Some of her passions include drawing with various medias and collecting sand from around the world.



Ashley Atchley, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Ashley is a enthusiastic Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant who graduated from Green River Community College in 2009. She enjoys working with a wide variety of patients in the outpatient setting which she has been working in since graduating. On her own time she loves playing with her toddler, engaging in outdoor endurance/adrenaline sports and painting.


Kyle Crawford

Patient Representative

Kyle graduated from Western Washington University in 2016 with a B.S in Kinesiology Pre-Physical Therapy. He has lived in Puyallup since 1999. Kyle enjoys working on the website of his non-profit organization, KickAssVeterans.org. His non-profit is dedicated to veterans and provides free and easy to understand information about amputation surgery and living with prosthesis. Kyle also loves being outside hunting, fishing, hiking, or anything of the sort.


Kathy Friske

Front Office Coordinator

More about Kathy coming soon!

Shannon Cribbin

PT Aide

Shannon graduated from Washington State University in 2017 with a B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy. She grew up in the South Hill, and loves living in the Pacific NW! When she isn't at work, Shannon likes to workout however she can, whether that be weight lifting or hiking the many trails in the area. She also likes to spend time hanging out with her cats.


Mitchell Nguyen


PT Aide

Mitchell is a senior at Emerald Ridge High School with plans of attending college to earn a degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Pre- Physical Therapy. He hopes to be a Physical Therapist, because he want to help others in pain or struggling to live their lives, and he believes the best way to achieve this goal is by being a Physical Therapist. Outside of his time at school or work, Mitchell enjoys time with family, staying physically active, and wrestling.


Alwin Sacro

PT Aide

Alwin is a sophomore at the University of Washington and plans to earn his B.S. in Biology with a concentration in physiology. He aspires to be a physical therapist because of his desire to work with people and be a part of their "comeback" story. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, playing and watching basketball, and worshiping Jesus through songs on his guitar. He thinks that it's about time Seattle gets its basketball team back, but for now is a Lakers and Spurs fan.