Meet Our Faculty 

Benjamin Boyle, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT | Vice President - Clinical Operations

"Don’t settle for living mediocre.  Focus on all the positive and embrace it"

Dr. Ben Boyle utilizes his extensive training and education to teach and instruct IRG therapists on furthering their clinical skills and facilitating their professional growth. As a physical therapist, Ben skillfully combines scientifically-proven advanced manual therapy techniques and functional exercise into a comprehensive patient experience. Ben is a leader in professional advocacy efforts at the state level, and currently serves as legislative and district chair for Washington State. Dr. Boyle has an integral role in advancing care for all IRG patients by providing continued education, learning, and development for all IRG clinical staff. 

Specialized Services

  • Osteopractic Manipulative Therapy (WA spinal manipulation endorsement)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Titleist Performance Institute Golf Medical & Fitness Professional
  • Dry Needling
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist
  • ASTYM, Performance Dynamics
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist


Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Simmons College
  • Master of Science Organizational Leadership, Colorado State University
  • Bachelor of Science Exercise Science/Psychology, Willamette University
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy
  • Diploma in Osteopractic Physical Therapy, American Academy of Manipulative Therapy
  • Residency, Integrated Manual Therapy, Rhode Island Hospital


  • Alex Zitnik, PTA | Director of Community Outreach

    “I enjoy working with all types of patients to achieve their individual goals”


    Alex enjoys spending time with family and friends when not at work. Summer trips to Chelan and sporting events occupy her time throughout the year. Alex is active in the community, volunteering in Mill Creek and working on the Archbishop Murphy High School Alumni Board.

    Education:

    • Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, Washington State University
    • Associate Occupational Science, Physical Therapy Assistant, Pima Medical Institute


    Andrea Wood PT, DPT, FAAOMPT | Clinic Director, IRG Physical & Hand Therapy – Oak Harbor


    “ I really enjoy the IRG environment. It is positive, challenging, and compassionate."

    Andrea Wood loves the outdoors and staying active, and can truly resonate with patients who just want to get back to doing the activities they love most. Andrea works with her patients to educate them on their injuries as well as designing specific therapy programs, tailored for each individual and their needs.

    Specialized Training

    • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
    • Orthopedic/Sports Medicine
    • Running related injuries and running form


    Education

    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Bachelor of Science, Health Science, James Madison University
    • American Physical Therapy Association
    • Physical Therapy Association of Washington


    Amber Walker PT, MSc, FAAOMPT |  Clinic Director, IRG Physical & Hand Therapy – Anacortes

    “I continue to add to my knowledge, so that I can better help my patients.”

    Amber is always pursuing continuing education in order to learn how to best help her patients. From skiing to traveling, her outside interests influence her partiality of aiding patients to get back to what they enjoy.

    Specialized Training

    • Astym® 
    • Injury Prevention
    • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Work/Sport Specific Rehabilitation


    Education

    • Master of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto 
    • Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, University of Ottawa 


    Caitie Paskewich, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, CIDN 

    "My goals is to help athletes reach their highest potential."


    Caitlyn is originally from Maryland, and attended Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!) for her undergraduate degree and moved to Savannah, GA where she received her doctorate in physical therapy at Armstrong State University. After a childhood of playing soccer, swimming, running, and watching football every weekend, her passion has always revolved around sports. This led her to pursue a sports physical therapy residency and become a certified Sports Clinical Specialist. She has been lucky enough to work with athletes ranging from professional to weekend warriors.

    Specialized Training

    • Board certified Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS)
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
    • Pre/Post surgical rehab
    • Sports Injury rehab
    • Orthopedic rehab
    • IASTM
    • Certified Integrative Dry Needling
    • Clinical Instructor
    • Emergency Medical Responder


    Education and Professional Memberships:

    • Sports Physical Therapy Residency – Evidence in Motion
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Armstrong State University
    • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology –  Louisiana State University
    • University of Innsbruck [Austria]
    • APTA, Sports Section
    • National Strength and Conditioning Association


    Young Jee Filer PT, DPT, OCS | Clinic Director, IRG Physical & Hand Therapy – Greenwood

    “ Physical Therapy should be a fun and empowering experience!”

    Young Jee Filer strives to provide compassionate, patient-centered care through manual therapy and functional exercises. Combining over 15 years of clinical experience with current evidence-based medicine, she creates effective, personalized treatments to help each patient meet their goals. The best part of her job is getting to know her patients, individualizing care to meet their specific needs, and actively engaging with them in their own care. When she is not in the clinic, she enjoys training for marathons and traveling with her family.

    Specialized Training

    • Astym®
    • Biomechanical Assessment
    • Gait/Running Analysis
    • Orthopedic Manual Therapy
    • McKenzie Method
    • Pre and Post-surgical Rehabilitation
    • Chronic Pain
    • Pregnancy & Postpartum


    Education and Professional Memberships

    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Temple University
    • Master of Physical Therapy, Marquette University
    • Bachelor of Arts, Marquette University
    • Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist
    • American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic and Women’s Health Sections
    • Physical Therapy Association of Washington