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Linda Craig
Founder & Owner, PT

Linda Craig, Founder & Owner

Linda Craig graduated from the Physical Therapy Program at University of Texas Health Science Center in 1989 and moved back to her home state of Washington to work in a busy practice. After several years of teaching the basics of Physical Therapy to her patients and growing frustrated with the limitations of this modality, Linda decided to seek out new ways of understanding body mechanics and treating dysfunction.

Her search led her to a 4-year training program in the Feldenkrais Method® that changed her life. She was astounded by the powerful results of incorporating these gentle techniques into her practice. Later, fueled by this same passion and dedication to therapy, Linda completed courses of study in Osteopathic Techniques, Bowen Therapy and Craniosacral Therapy and Postural Restoration. She has also studied Reiki and other energy work as a way of examining the connection between the mind, the physical body, and the emotional plane.

Linda’s practice focuses on making sure patients use the best possible body mechanics and postural alignment during activities. She combines techniques from all of her years of training and experience, along with a variety of health, wellness and exercise products, to create lasting change for her patients.

She created Linda’s Center in 1998 in order to provide her patients with a safe environment for learning, exploring, transformation and growth. In 2010, Linda expanded the business to include an office in Federal Way and changed the name of the practice to Pathways Physical Therapy, Inc.

Linda is available for public speaking engagements and lectures upon request. To learn more, or book Linda at your next event, email or call 253-848-9769.

Kathy Micheles

Kathy Micheles joined Pathways Phyciscal Therapy in August 2009. Kathy graduated in 1984 from Green River Community College with an Applied Arts and Sciences degree and is a Physical Therapy Assistant. She has primarily worked in outpatient orthopedics and has extensive experience in this area. Kathy brings with her a rich background that has developed over her years of working with a diverse patient population. Her passion lies in manual therapy and she is trained in Osteopathic Technique, Feldenkrais and Bowen Therapy. Kathy has enjoyed developing and teaching programs for fibromyalgia and arthritis as well as post operative spine recovery and finds that empowering patients through education is one of the most rewarding aspects of working in Physical Therapy.

Kathy believes in the philosophy of care and the ongoing degree of commitment and excellence that Pathways Physical Therapy provides. Her true passion lies in working with patients in their quest for healing and wellness. She values the experience of working at Pathways, especially because of the opportunity to treat each patient individually for a 40 minute session.

Kathy lives in Puyallup with her husband and two teenage boys. In her free time she enjoys going for long walks with her German Shepherd, biking and camping with her family.
Kathy Micheles
Physical Therapist Assistant

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