Karen S. Leitz, PT, DPT
Dr. Karen Schwager Leitz was born and raised on Whidbey Island and has returned to live and practice in the community that she loves. She graduated from South Whidbey High School in 2002, attended the University of Washington receiving a BA in Psychology in 2006, and received a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University in 2009. Karen has worked as a outpatient physical therapist serving communities in the Kitsap Peninsula, New Mexico, Anchorage, Alaska, and Whidbey Island. Karen specializes in running rehabilitation, women's health, and orthopedics. She has extensive postgraduate training in manual therapy, pelvic rehabilitation, and clinical Pilates based rehabilitation. Karen is thrilled to be able to provide this community with comprehensive care for the complex issues inherent with pelvic pain, incontinence, and the orthopedic challenges of the peri-partum and post-partum time periods. She is passionate about running related injury prevention and rehabilitation, and ran 4 years of Division I Cross Country and Track at the University of Washington. She is an avid runner and triathlete, enjoys road and mountain biking, hiking, skiing, rowing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, and exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Isaac E. Leitz, PT, DPT
Dr. Isaac E. Leitz was born and raised in Eastern Washington where he developed a passion for the outdoors and the recreational opportunities of our state. Isaac received a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and Biology from Eastern Washington University in 2006 and received a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University in 2009. While in graduate school, Isaac was involved in multiple research projects using 3D motion analysis to assess lifting mechanics of the spine and kinematics related to ACL injuries in female athletes. He also met and fell in love with Karen Schwager who became his wife and colleague. Isaac has extensive postgraduate training in manual therapy and graded exercise progression. He is currently pursuing a certification in orthopedic manual therapy. He specializes in treatment of orthopedic injuries, vestibular disorders, temporal mandibular joint dysfunction, bike fitting, and helping individuals return and perform at their highest level of function. Isaac’s goal is to provide our community with the best possible care and evidence based practice available to help Whidbey Islanders enjoy this beautiful place we live. When out of the office, Isaac enjoys mountain biking, road biking, rowing, hiking, backpacking, running, skate skiing, and exploring the great outdoors.
Megan C. Kelly, PT, DPT
Dr. Megan Kelly was born and raised on Whidbey Island and is thrilled to return to serve our wonderful community. She graduated from South Whidbey High School in 2002, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2006, and received a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2012. Megan has worked as an outpatient physical therapist serving communities in Denver, Colorado, Phoenix, Arizona, and Seattle, Washington. Megan has collaborated with physiotherapy organizations in both Central and South America helping improve quality and access to physical therapy care. Megan has extensive post-graduate education in manual therapy and Stott Pilates clinical rehabilitation. Megan’s primary focus in orthopedics is helping clients regain an active lifestyle using functional exercise programs, Stott Pilates clinical rehabilitation, and manual therapy techniques. Megan also specializes in balance and vestibular rehabilitation. Megan has a passion for the outdoors and exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and enjoys running, skiing, camping, hiking, fishing, and watersports. If not outside, Megan can also be found cheering for the Mariners, Sounders and Seahawks.
Jenna M. Neff-Jacques, PT, DPT, OCS
Dr. Jenna Neff-Jacques was raised in Wenatchee, Washington and is excited to return to her home state to practice physical therapy. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2008, where she was also a member of the Women’s Division I Swimming and Diving team. She graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University in 2012. Jenna completed a 12-month residency program through the University of Wisconsin-Madison to obtain speciality training in orthopedic physical therapy. She received her board certification in orthopedic physical therapy in June 2014. Jenna has worked as an outpatient physical therapist serving communities in Appleton, Wisconsin; Phoenix, Arizona; and Denver, Colorado and has done extensive post-graduate training in manual therapy and movement assessment. Jenna has also provided physical therapy services to underserved populations in Peru, Mexico, and Ethiopia. Jenna has a special interest in treating orthopedic injuries, spine rehabilitation, vestibular and balance disorders, post-concussive disorders, headaches, and temporomandibular joint disorders. Jenna emphasizes individualized and evidenced-based patient care and tailors each patient’s program to fit specific goals and needs. In her free time Jenna enjoys skiing, hiking, swimming, cooking, and traveling as well as spending time with her husband and their crazy boxer.
Craig S. Hawkinson, PT, DPT
Dr. Craig Hawkinson was born and raised on Whidbey Island. He is excited to return and serve the community that he has been a part of for many years. He graduated from South Whidbey High School in 2010. Craig went on to attend Central Washington University and graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Clinical Physiology in 2014, and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from George Fox University in 2018. While at George Fox University Craig worked on a research team studying the effects of perception on sit-to-stand asymmetry in hip fracture patients. He was also able to collaborate with clinics in Uganda, Africa to provide pediatric physical therapy services. Craig returns to Whidbey Island with a desire to improve community access to high quality, patient centered physical therapy. He takes special interest in treating the spine, shoulder, chronic pain, and is OTAGO certified. In his free time, Craig enjoys comedy shows, country music concerts, Mariners baseball, Blazers basketball, and stays active through hiking and lifting. He also is passionate about visiting new places, exploring them, and finding a good cup of coffee there too.