Meet: Dr. John P Monahan PT, DPT
Quality Care Physical Therapy, Inc. was founded by Dr. John P. Monahan, PT, DPT in September 2001. Dr. Monahan is a native of Bothell, Washington, and graduated from Bothell High School in 1988. He an active member of the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce and a board member for the Northshore YMCA.
Dr. Monahan was initially influenced by his parents. His mother, a registered nurse on the orthopedic floor at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, and his father, a family practice physician who has practiced for over 40 years in Bothell. While traveling through Europe, Dr. Monahan met a Danish Physical Therapist who inspired him to follow his profession.
Dr. Monahan says, "I grew up in a healing, altruistic, compassionate environment. I spent my childhood going on various house calls with my father, learning how to care for people in need. My parents are truly a gift to me that I will always be thankful for."
-Washington State University: Bachelor's degree in Biology, with a Minor in Psychology. (1994)
-Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School: Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy. (1997)
-Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science: Post-professional Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy to make second Physical Therapy degree. (2006)
Dr. Monahan authored chapter 22 "The Ankle and Foot" in the text book: Therapeutic Exercise: Moving Toward Function, Second Edition in 2004. Dr. Monahan gained an expanded knowledge inPhysical Therapy research and techniques in writing this chapter over an 18 month process.
Dr. Monahan is committed to lifelong learning. "The more I know, the better I can help my patients. The human body is the world's most complex machine." This commitment to continued education will provide quality care and excellence to each of his patients.
When not providing quality care to his patients, John enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and many outdoor sports, including golf, tennis, skiing, fly fishing, and hiking.
Meet: Anna Harness, MSPT
Anna is a native of western Washington and grew up in Olympia. She was influenced by her participation and interest in sports at an early age. In college, Anna competed on the varsity crew and ski team. Anna has worked in orthopedic outpatient clinics since 1994. She specializes in sports and orthopedic rehabilitation, spine therapy, SI joint dysfunction, manual therapy techniques, muscle activation and biomechanics. Anne and John have worked together at a previous physical therapy clinic in the 1990's.
-Pacific Lutheran University: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a Biology and Health minor (1990)
-Columbia University: Master's degree in Physical Therapy (1994)
Anna has been working at Quality Care Physical Therapy since January 2005. John and Anna have worked together over the past thirteen years. Anna is married and spends her days off with her two children. She is also on a competitive master's rowing team in Seattle. Anna has won mulitple gold medals on a national and world level of competition. In her free time she enjoys skiing, mountain biking, jogging, scuba diving, and reading.
Meet: Kevin Piasecki, MSPT, OCS
Kevin grew up in Connecticut, moved to New York City in 1992, and then relocated to Seattle in 1999. He has been practicing Physical Therapy since 1994.
-College of the Holy Cross (Worcester,MA): BA in Psychology (1991)
-Columbia University (New York, NY): MS in Physical Therapy (1994)
-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (1999)
-Orthopedic Clinic Specialist Certification (2007)
Kevin has been practicing since 1994. He joined Quality Care Physical Therapy in 2007. Kevin has experience treating all types of musculoskeletal problems. His approach to rehabilitation is a combination of hands-on treatment and exercise, with a particular focus on biomechanics, posture, core stability, patient education, and home exercise prescription.
Kevin looks forward to helping his patients become pain-free and maximize their health and fitness potentials. "Physical Therapy offers a lot of health and wellness benefits for both athletes and non-athletes. Everyone can benefit from improving their ability to move with appropriate strength, posture, and efficiency. Feeling good and being fit are important keys to achieving our wellness goals and enjoying our lives. Physical Therapy offers a lot of tools and education to help clients meet these objectives. Additionally, Physical Therapy can often help us to find relief from the many things that cause us to have pain and that limit our ability to be active."
On the weekends, Kevin and his wife enjoy hiking, camping, rock climbing, mountaineering, cycling, mountain biking, snow sports, and gardening. Kevin's interest in teaching is not only evident when he works with his clients, but carries beyond the clinic as well; he volunteers his time to help teach rock climbing courses with the Mountaineers.
Meet: Anne Harmon Grout, MSPT
Anne grew up in Florida. She moved to the Seattle area in 1994 after many years of visiting relatives in the Pacific Northwest. She has been involved with sports since an early age. Anne's background includes competitive gymnastics and Nationally competitive cheerleading. She has been taking ballet classes since 1994. Anne also enjoys running, tennis, day hikes and spending time with her husband and 2 children. In the Fall, she loves to root for the Florida Gator football team!
University of Florida- Gainesville, Florida-Bachelor of Science in Health Science Education with an emphasis in school health (1988)
Old Dominion University- Norfolk, Virginia- Master of Science in Physical Therapy (1991)
- A major ballet company in Seattle
- Seattle Dance Project
Anne has specialized in orthopedic/sports rehabilitation. She has taken numerous continuing education courses in manual therapy techniques, functional exercise, biomechanics, dance medicine and sports rehab. Anne uses an eclectic approach in treating her patients based upon her many years of experience. As a former teacher, Anne believes in educating her patients and involving them in their plan of care. Teaching patients additional techniques in injury prevention is very important to her.
Meet: Dr. Tera Tagliabue, DPT, LMP
Tera grew up in southwestern New Mexico. She moved to Seattle in 2002 and has been a licensed massage therapist since 2004. When not working, Tera enjoys many outdoor activities including kayaking, hiking, camping, and harvesting fresh wild edibles from the forest to the sea. She also likes to cook, eat good food, and spend time with family and friends.
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology- Socorro, NM- Bachelor of Science in Biology (1999)
Brian Utting School of Massage- Seattle, WA- Massage Therapist Certification (2004)
University of Washington- Seattle, WA- Doctorate in Physical Therapy (2012)
Tera has been interested in the human body and health since taking an anatomy class in high school. She enjoys helping to improve the lives of others through hands-on work and client education. Her physical therapy practice emphasizes manual therapy, and teaching exercises to help improve patient’s structure and function, relieve pain, and maximize quality of life. Teaching people the skills to help themselves is the ultimate goal.
Meet: Carolyn Folgedalen, PTA
Carolyn grew up in Tacoma and was active in sports and outdoor recreation from an early age. She participated in competitive volleyball through college and continued coaching at the high school level post graduation. Love of fitness continued as she became a certified personal trainer and Pilates instructor. Seeing clients improve their quality of life as they achieved greater wellness goals inspired her to return to school to become a Physical Therapist Assistant.
Smith College (Northampton, MA): BA in Sociology (1998)
Pima Medical Institute (Seattle, WA): Associate of Occupational Science: Physical Therapist Assistant
When not working, Carolyn enjoys hiking, biking, fly fishing, skiing, and traveling. You can also find her teaching classes at the YMCA.
Mogul, a 10 year old cocker spaniel, is our official "meet and greeter". Other than Dr. Monahan, he's the longest working employee of Quality Care Physical Therapy. His repertoire of tricks are "roll over", "shake", "sit", "commando crawl" and "Who's Here!".