Meet Your Experienced Team of Physical Therapists

Laney O'Neill, MPT

Laney O'Neill, MPT

Physical Therapist

Laney graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2002 with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. She is a highly experienced orthopedic therapist, drawing from a blend of manual therapy approaches. She has taken a variety of continuing education including North American and Great Lakes Seminars, and completion of all McKenzie Institute courses for treatment of the spine. She emphasizes a functional exercise approach to allow her patients to recreate their treatments and maintain progress independently.

Laney also specializes in lymphedema, practicing in this field since 2004. She treats patients with cancer, as well as orthopedic and venous based edemas of all extremities. Prevention and education are at the core of her practice, ensuring each patient has the tools and resources to treat and maintain this lifelong condition.

In her spare time, she can be found with her husband chasing their young children around. She is an outdoor enthusiast and is typically running, hiking, golfing, skiing or camping when away from work.

Christine Mattson, DPT

Christine Mattson, DPT

Physical Therapist

Christine Mattson graduated from Idaho State University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010 and has worked in outpatient orthopedic settings since graduation. Christine completed the Manual Therapy Certification program through Evidence in Motion (EIM) and is currently studying to be a board-certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS).

Christine has a particular interest and specialty in amputee rehab and she enjoys treating post-op orthopedics, sprains/strains, motor vehicle accident injuries, work injuries, and much more. She uses hands-on manual therapy techniques to improve mobility and decrease pain and uses patient-specific exercises to maximize the return of function.

When not at work, Christine manages her home life with her husband, two kids, and their dog. She loves doing creative art/science projects with her kids, all while making it a learning experience. In her free time, she loves playing soccer, baking creative cakes, watching predictable romantic comedy movies, and having coffee/spa dates with her friends.

Lillian Caplon, DPT

Lillian Caplon, DPT

Physical Therapist

Lillian graduated from The University of Washington with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012; she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Portland State University. She worked in the non-profit mental healthcare sector for several years, leading to her journey into physical therapy. Since graduation, she has worked in geriatrics and outpatient orthopedic settings.

Lillian specializes in geriatrics and pelvic health. She is passionate about pelvic health for women, men, and seniors, especially when treatment can significantly impact their quality of life. Lillian enjoys learning and feels that one of the great things about being a physical therapist is that there is always more to learn; you can never be bored unless you choose to be.

Lillian visited 49 of the 50 United States, lived in six, and, in her 30s, lived in Turkey for a year. Lillian loves exploring new neighborhoods and trying new restaurants. She has been developing her cooking skills, picking up interesting tips and tricks as she expands her menu at home.

Lily Cronin, DPT

Lily Cronin, DPT

Physical Therapist

Lily graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2003 with a doctorate in physical therapy. Lily has worked for nearly two decades in outpatient orthopedics and has a broad knowledge of post-op orthopedics, motor vehicle collision/trauma-related injuries, and sprains/strains.

Lily has special interests in jaw, facial, headache and neck pain, thoracic, and breathing-related dysfunctions. Lily utilizes a blend of patient-specific functional exercises and various manual techniques to minimize patient discomfort and maximize their quality of life.

When not in the clinic, Lily enjoys finding adventure in the every day with her son. She enjoys crafting, cooking, sewing clothes, making music, reading, watching movies, and other geeky things.

Paulina Witkowski, PTA

Paulina Witkowski, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Paulina has worked in outpatient physical therapy clinics, skilled nursing facilities, pediatric and home health settings since graduating from Greenville Technical College in 2010 with an Associate’s degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant.  Paulina also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of South Carolina. She is a world traveler and attended Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

Paulina is passionate about providing excellent patient care and working as part of the therapy team to customize treatment to meet each patient’s needs. She is skilled in multiple manual therapy approaches, including kinesiology taping techniques, and well versed in treating low back pain, pre and post-surgical patients, and geriatrics.

In her spare time, Paulina loves camping, hiking, gardening, traveling, and photography.  She hails from Poland, speaks three languages, and has traveled extensively. Having moved to Washington in 2013, Paulina plans to live in our perfect and gorgeous state forever!

Jared Kuhlmann, PTA

Jared Kuhlmann, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Jared Kuhlmann graduated from PIMA in 2022 with an Associate in Physical Therapist Assistant. He has prior medical experience as an EMT and as an exercise technician. He is passionate about beginning his long career as a physical therapy assistant.

Jared focuses on functional strengthening and activities to maximize their time in physical therapy. Each patient is unique, with unique goals. He believes in customizing each treatment to focus on their ability to return to a normal life of activities, hobbies, and sports.  

Jared has a love for travel and exploring unfamiliar areas. Outside of work, he hikes, plays online games, cares for his dog, and is always searching for new and interesting restaurants to try.

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