“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.
Leah Mendoza, DPT
Leah began working with NorthSound Physical Therapy in June 2014. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and in 2013 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has experience in and enjoys working with patients all across the age spectrum, from the pediatric to geriatric population and everyone in between. She believes each patient has an integral role in their medical care and works with each patient to create an individualized plan of care in order to return the patient to the activities that are most meaningful to them.
Leah was a dancer for 15 years with experience in ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, and modern and was a dance instructor and volunteer for the Dance for Parkinson’s program in Kirkland and Edmonds. She also played soccer and tennis. She enjoys hiking, spending time with her friends and family, attending Seattle Sounders matches, and cheering on the Huskies and Seahawks.
Jennie C. O’Brien, DPT
Jennie O’Brien began working for NorthSound Physical Therapy in August, 2014. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences from Boise State University in 2011 and with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Utah in 2014. During her time at Boise State, Jennie was fortunate to win a national title with the Boise State Mane Line Dancers as well as choreograph and coach for dance studios such as Dance Dimensions, Wildfire Dance and Cheer and J & C Dance Academy. In graduate school, Jennie was honored to serve as the APTA program representative and the graduate liaison for the Utah Physical Therapy Association.
Jennie has particular interest in low back pain intervention, chronic pain management and dance and sports-related injuries. She treats a wide array of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular pathologies in both acute and chronic stages.
Originally from Idaho, Jennie enjoys all things revolving around the outdoors such as hiking, camping, and water sports—especially if she can bring her dogs with her! She and her husband use their passports every opportunity they get and have been coast to coast in the States.
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!”
Daniela Gonzalez, PTA
Daniela began working for NorthSound Physical Therapy in February 2014 as a licensed physical therapist assistant after graduating from Whatcom Community College. She enjoys interacting with all ages and looks forward to becoming a part of the surrounding communities.
Daniela was born and raised in Washington and grew up playing sports year round. She played soccer competitively and has won two state championships with her high school and league teams. She continued playing soccer at Bellevue Community College for two years and was an assistant coach for one year. She enjoys all outdoor activities and anything sports related.
“I became interested in physical therapy after my knee injury playing soccer. It took a lot of hard work and dedication, but my therapists were great and helped guide me through the healing process and get me back at it.”
- 9516 State Ave Ste B
- Marysville, WA 98270
- Phone: 360-658-8857
- Fax: 360-659-8296