Physical Medicine Best Practices Project

The vision of this project is to ensure workers receive effective, efficient, timely and consistent physical and occupational therapy services which focuses on clinically meaningful improvement in function and return to work.

Therapy stakeholder group

Therapy Stakeholder Group Membership

Representing WOTA
Josh Cobbley, Northwest Return to Work
Lori Stephens, Valley Medical Center
Representing PTWA
Tyrees Marcy, Olympic Sports and Spine Rehabilitation
Teri Jo Lientz, Strive Physical Rehabilitation
Additional Members
Lee Caton, PINN Rehabilitation
Bob Hoctor, Summit Rehabilitation
Megan Milyard, Kitsap Physical Therapy
Lynda White, CAPEN
Danielle Wojtkiewicz, ATI Physical Therapy

To form the group, 2 members were appointed by the Washington Occupational Therapy Association (WOTA) and 2 members were appointed by the Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA) and L&I selected the other members.


  • Serve as a professional resource to inform L&I decisions.
  • Contribute to development of proposals.
  • Manage feedback from association members.

Meetings are open to the public

  • Time for public comment will be scheduled at the end of each meeting.
  • Agendas will be available prior to each meeting.
  • Draft work products are available on the Materials for Comment page.

Upcoming meetings

Dates Time Location

December 13, 2018

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Conference Call / GoToMeeting
Past Meeting Minutes

AdobePDF September 14, 2018 (563 KB PDF)

AdobePDF June 22, 2018 (563 KB PDF)

AdobePDF April 13, 2018 (266 KB PDF)

AdobePDF February 1, 2018 (239 KB PDF)

AdobePDF November 30, 2017 (261 KB PDF)

AdobePDF October 12, 2017 (347 KB PDF)

AdobePDF August 17, 2017 (267 KB PDF)


For questions about the Physical Medicine Best Practices Project, you may call 360-902-9115 or email

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