Meet Our Team

Jennifer Lesko

Jennifer Lesko, PT, DPT

Clinical Director | Physical Therapist

Jennifer has been practicing as a physical therapist in Washington since 1999. She completed her post-graduate Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013. She received her first graduate degree in 1999 from North Georgia College and State University with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy, prior to that she received a Bachelors in Science in Biology from Oregon State University in 1994.

Jennifer treats all ages and enjoys working with athletes and non-athletes where she incorporates wellness with treatment to improve an overall quality of life. She specializes in treating the whole body and person through education of body mechanics and her manual therapy skills.

Jennifer has recently returned to the West Seattle community to live with her new husband and teenage step Children. Prior to that she successfully owned/directed the Queen Anne clinic since 2004. She is very active in her professional association, frequently traveling to influence positive change for her patients and physical therapy.

Jennifer was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska where she developed a passion for the outdoors. She was a varsity rower at Oregon State and has competed at a Masters level locally and nationally. She stays active doing winter sports, backpacking, biking, swimming and running. She loves to entertain and cook and finds inspiration checking out Seattle’s great restaurants.

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Kirsten Reid, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Kirsten earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA in 2009.  She has a Bachelor degree in Exercise Science from Seattle Pacific University. She competed in collegiate cross country and track and field at Seattle Pacific.

Kirsten’s clinic focus is on general orthopedics and she enjoys working with the pediatric population.  Her aim is to help others achieve their functional goals through a comprehensive physical therapy plan.  She has taken continuing education courses in Bike Fit certification, ASTYM and North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).

In her free time Kirsten enjoys running, biking, and hanging out with her husband and daughter.

Matthew Olson - Therapeutic Associates West Seattle Physical Therapy

Matthew Olson, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Matthew received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in 2011. A longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, he joined the Therapeutic Associates team immediately after receiving his degree. His interests include cycling, hiking, and traveling. He has participated in the Seattle to Portland and Seattle to Vancouver bike rides. Matthew specializes in orthopedic physical therapy and men’s health. He continues to further his professional education with courses in advanced manual therapy techniques and pelvic rehabilitation.

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Lina Sims, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Lina earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, San Diego. Upon completion of her degree in 2013, she returned home to the PNW. Lina enjoys working with all patient populations, with focus on return to meaningful activities and optimal function. As a multi-sport enthusiast, she enjoys working with athletes of all ages. With emphasis on achieving patient goals, she uses a comprehensive treatment approach including manual techniques, biomechanics analysis and exercises prescription. She continues to further her education with focus on Orthopaedic Certification and a Manual Therapy Certification through her university.

In her spare time, Lina enjoys kickboxing, cooking, exploring Seattle, and traveling with her husband Elliot.