Lifestyle Medicine Clinic Providers 

Physical Therapy 

 Erin Peterson

Erin Peterson
Physical Therapist
 - Lead

Erin earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound. She enjoys working with patients to develop custom rehabilitation programs that help restore function, promote the ability to move, reduce pain and prevent disability. For pre- and post-surgical patients, Erin coordinates care with referring physicians to help reduce the chance of surgical complications and hasten recovery. Erin also works closely exercise specialists at the Fitness Center to develop fitness plans that help patients safely work toward their goals without causing further injury.

 Megan F.
 
Megan Ferris  

Physical Therapist

Megan earned her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Western Washington University in 2009 and graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Puget Sound in 2014. She believes in a functional, movement based and patient centered approach to rehabilitate current musculoskeletal injuries as well as work to prevent reinjury or future injury. Megan enjoys working with a wide range of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions as well as has an interest in working with Adaptive Athletes, in both an injury prevention and injury rehabilitation capacity. Megan aims to incorporate a variety of treatment methods to assist you in getting back to the activities you enjoy. 
 
 

 Rachel M 

 Rachel Milhem  

 Physical Therapist 

Rachel earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Washington and moved on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Puget Sound. She primarily treats patient with musculoskeletal problems, but also enjoys working with both adults and children with neurological dysfunction. Rachel aims to make her patients enjoy starting a fitness program in a fun and safe environment, and enjoys individualizing physical therapy and fitness programs to improve strength and functional capacity to meet each patient's needs and goals. 

 Allison Bunker 

 Allie Bunker 

 Physical Therapist 

 Allie comes with 5 years of experience with her education from Easter Washington University, Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Central Washing University, Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Allie is responsible for the evaluation and treatment of physical therapy patients. Allie enjoys being a new mom and spending time with family. Allie also enjoys camping, swimming, playing softball, exercising and playing golf with her husband. 

Fun Fact: Allie grew up playing and working in their family hardware store her great grandpa started called McLendon Hardware. 

 Amy H
 

Amy Hardiman

 Physical Therapy Aide 

Amy has 11 years of experience earning her associates degree in Applied Science, and Physical Therapy Assistant from Green River College. Amy is responsible for the treatment of physical therapy patients. Amy enjoys camping, spending time with family, snowshoeing, and traveling.

  

Nutrition & Diabetes Service Providers 


 Michael L 

 Michael Lynch 

 Wellness Coach, Registered Dietitian 

Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Metabolism from Washington State University, and his Master of Science in Exercise Science & Human Movement from Western Washington University. He is certified as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Health & Wellness Coach. Michael enjoys evaluating the dietary needs of patients enrolled in the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic's Healthy Foundations Program to help them create healthy and delicious meal plans 

  

 Mary Walton 

 Mary Walton 

 Registered Dietitian  

Mary is a Registered Dietitian at the Lifestyle Medicine Center. She graduated from Bastyr University with a wealth of holistic nutrition knowledge including specialties such as Ayurveda nutrition, whole foods cooking, gardening and botany. She worked as a nutrition and fitness educator in the Newark, NJ school system where she led fun, hands on classes and workshops to reduce childhood obesity and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Her clinical experience includes 2 years with Robertwood Johnson University Hospital in NJ where she worked with all ages and inpatient specialties as well as provided outpatient diabetes counseling with a focus on gestational diabetes. When she is not working, Mary enjoys growing food, cooking, hiking, yoga and being a mother. Fun fact: on sunny days, you may see Mary in parks balancing and doing yoga on a slackline between the trees. 

 Alexis Mettler 

 Alexis Mettler 

 Registered Dietitian 

 Alexis is a Seattle native and earned her Bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College.  While attending the Seattle Culinary Academy, she discovered the field of dietetics; her nutrition instructor sparked the idea of helping people lead healthier lives through nutrition.  Alexis went on to earn a Master’s degree in nutrition from Bastyr University in 2012, with clinical nutrition internship training at Oregon State University. Outside of work her interests include, cooking, running, hiking, and chasing after young son. 

 Ethan Landstrom 

 Ethan Landstrom 

 Registered Dietitian & Exercise Specialist 

Ethan graduated from Washington State University in 2016 with a Masters in Dietetics and Nutrition. He earned his bachelors from WSU in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Ethan also works as an exercise physiologist for Cardiac Rehab. His knowledge in exercise and nutrition make him a great resource for Healthy Foundation participants.