“Everyone I have worked with has been wonderful. Even on my bad days they stay right with me and helped me more than they know. NorthSound Physical Therapy will have my recommendations anytime anyone asks. Thank you!”
John Bielser, PT, Co-Owner
John has been with NorthSound Physical Therapy since 1996. In 1998, John became a practicing owner in the Marysville location of NorthSound Physical Therapy. Since graduating from Eastern Washington University in 1989, John has gained experience treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders. He works with athletes throughout the area high schools, youth sports and colleges. John’s dedicated work in outpatient orthopedics over the years has made him a very highly respected physical therapist in the community. John enjoys family outings, attending his children’s games, and travel with his wife Julie, son Karl and daughter Sevi. John also stays busy with coaching youth basketball, attending high school and college sporting events, golfing, biking and walking.
Ryan Appell, DPT
Ryan began working with NorthSound Physical Therapy in November of 2012. He is a graduate from Gonzaga University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, and from Regis University in Denver Colorado in 2011 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Ryan has extensive training in the treatment of chronic pain and has a special interest in the research surrounding this area. His treatment approach involves teaching novel active movement strategies to relieve tension in combination with gentle hands-on techniques to help patients in pain move with more ease.
Ryan is an avid college basketball fan (Go Zags) and enjoys running, hiking, fishing, and really spicy food.
Amy Fox, DPT
The natural beauty, recreational activities, and professional opportunities of the Pacific Northwest brought Amy to NorthSound Physical Therapy in August 2013. As a multi-sport athlete in high school, Amy was positively impacted by physical therapists, which led her on a journey of pursuing degrees of her own. Amy earned her Bachelors in Exercise Science in 2010 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013, both from Eastern Washington University.
Amy believes that her purpose as a physical therapist is to partner with her patients to facilitate the body’s own healing capacities. Among other strategies, Amy’s treatment approach emphasizes myofascial release techniques in combination with postural stabilization to promote wellness and empower her patients to heal themselves and prevent any future injuries.
Tony Travanti, PTA
Tony joined the NorthSound Physical Therapy family in September 1999. He is a graduate of Whatcom Community College with an Associate of Science degree. Tony is a licensed physical therapist assistant and has been recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association, qualifying for their Advanced Proficiency in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy Achievement. Tony was born in North Dakota, but has lived in the Puget Sound area for the majority of his life. He enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, and camping and feels like the Northwest provides immediate access to all of those activities.
“I became interested in the field of physical therapy after dealing with personal sports injuries, playing soccer and baseball in high school. Outside of that, I knew I wanted a job that would provide opportunities to make a difference in the quality of people’s lives.”
Kandace Ackelson, PTA
Kandace began working with NorthSound Physical Therapy in January of 2011. She is a graduate of Whatcom Community College with an Associate of Science degree. Kandace is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and is the lead for NorthSound Physical Therapy’s aquatic therapy program. Kandace is a licensed Physical therapist Assistant, and is also a certified lifeguard and water fitness instructor.
Kandace was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington. She spent 6 years as a lifeguard swim instructor for Bellingham’s YMCA. She also spent 10 years as an Irish dancer, traveling the world and even became World Champion. Kandace’s hobbies include swimming, rollerblading, dancing and drawing.
“I became interested in physical therapy after my ankle injury and after my wonderful experience with my physical therapist. Nothing fascinates me more than the human body. I absolutely love my job!”
- 9516 State Ave Ste B
- Marysville, WA 98270
- Phone: 360-658-8857
- Fax: 360-659-8296