“Very courteous, friendly, knowledgeable service. Thank You!”
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Closed from 12 – 1.
*Earlier hours available upon request.
We are open Monday – Friday.
Tony Johns, PT, Clinical Manager
Tony was born and raised in Kirkland, WA graduating from Lake Washington High School in 1992. After attending Bellevue Community College for a couple of years he transferred to Eastern Washington University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine in 1996. In 2001 he finished his master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Washington (GO DAWGS!!!!). While attending Eastern Washington University he developed a passion for endurance athletics through his involvement with the university’s triathlon club. Tony has carried this passion into his clinical work where he specializes in the treatment of endurance athletes including runners, swimmers, and cyclists.
Tony utilizes an extensive patient history and a strong understanding of biomechanics in running, cycling, and swimming with the addition of slow motion video gait analysis and bike fitting (see below for more on video gait analysis and bike fitting) to get to the root cause of endurance athletes injuries. This allows for a more thorough recovery and a quicker re-entry into the patient’s sport while minimizing the risk of re-injury.
Tony started working with NorthSound Physical therapy in 2002 and prior to his transition to our Lake Steven’s office, he managed our Marysville clinic for 7 years.
When not treating patients, Tony spends time with his family. Tony coaches his son’s youth soccer team and spends a great deal of time in the outdoors with his wife and 2 sons. Tony has been involved in endurance athletics since 1994 participating in running events from 5k to 100 miles and ironman distance triathlons.
Video Gait Analysis
Running is an activity where the foot is only on the ground for .2-.3 seconds. This happens at a tremendous speed and is difficult to assess correctly with the naked eye. Video gait analysis allows us to slow down the movement to see exactly what is happening and have a better understanding of how the forces that are being placed on the tissues may be contributing to or placing the runner at risk for injuries. Secondly, it allows the runner to visualize any errors in their technique which ultimately makes correcting the flaws easier. At this time, video gait analysis of runner is offered at our Lake Stevens location.
Many athletes underestimate the forces involved in cycling. To a certain extent, the forces of cycling are decreased with comparison to an activity such as running since the body is not being exposed to the impact that full weight bearing activities are. However, the typical cyclist performs 6000 repetitions/hour. This high level of repetitions places the cyclist at risk for overuse injuries throughout the lower extremities and spine. Additionally, it the upper extremities are positioned incorrectly, then the forces being translated through the upper extremities can be injurious.
The goal of the bike fit is to minimize the stress experienced by the joints and soft tissues during cycling by maximizing the cyclists efficiency and body position. When you place the muscles and joints in a position that allows for optimal force production, you minimize the impact on the structures and maximize the efficiency of the system. This ultimately reduces the risk of injury and maximizes the speed of the cyclist. Additionally, we take into consideration the past medical history of the cyclist including previous injuries and/or surgeries. At this time, bike fitting is offered at our Lake Stevens location.
Calen Shula, DPT
Calen is a licensed physical therapist with a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Washington. Calen joined NorthSound’s Lake Stevens location in August of 2015. He played four years of collegiate basketball at NCAA Division II Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID. He also has spent time playing basketball overseas. Calen has a passion for working with athletes of all ages and performance levels across a wide variety of sports. His clinical focus is on sports training and injury rehabilitation to maximize athletic ability and performance in each athlete. He offers individualized programs for each athlete.
Sue Winn, PTA
Sue has been with NorthSound Physical Therapy since February 1999. In 1995, Sue graduated from Eastern Washington University with a B.S. in Sports Medicine followed by a two year internship at Gonzaga University. Sue returned to school and earned her Associates degree in Physical Therapist Assistant from Whatcom Community. College. Sue lives with the love of her life B.J., 2 beautiful step-daughters Kyla and Kadie, and son Spencer. She enjoys golfing, hiking and camping with her family.
Katie Anacker, PTA
- Lake Stevens
- 1819 S. Lake Stevens Road, Ste E
- (2nd floor with elevator access)
- Lake Stevens, WA 98258
- Phone: 425-334-1122
- Fax: 425-334-1188