Port Orchard Clinic

Getting you back to work, sports, life…..at any age!

Phone: (360) 895-9090

Fax: (360) 895-9089

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“My daughter saw Eric after a sever dance injury to her ankle. He was awesome with her and really helped her recover well so that she can dance again, which is something incredibly important to her. Highly recommend him and Kitsap Physical Therapy!!” – Michele C.

“Just finished up my sessions with Kitsap Physical Therapy and am very pleased with the services. All the people I interfaced with from schedulers to therapists were very professional, helpful and personable. The facility is clean and equipment up to date. Very happy with my Physical Therapist, ( Eric). Eric explained exercises thoroughly plus the rationale of why and how they would be beneficial. I now have enough information to continue on my own. I highly recommend this facility.”  – Linda E.

“First of all having a South Kitsap office located in Port Orchard greatly helped me schedule all my needed therapy sessions. From the start you are greeted as you walk in and are promptly assisted with any questions or concerns. Scheduling is kept simple with future visit planning in place. Care and attention to my safety and comfort was the first and primary topic of each session.

The KPT team are well trained and work together to make sure that you get the most out of each visit. All concerns are addressed on the spot and the team works together to make sure that you have the correct and accurate information regarding your questions and symptoms. I will be requesting KPT and Sports Clinic the next time I need care and rehab.”  – Chester D.

Our Services

Learn more about our services including Arm & Leg Injuries, MVA (Auto) and Personal Injury, Sports Rehabilitation and much more

Contact Our Clinic

We are committed to helping you recover and restore health. For more information about our physical therapy services please contact our office.

John Carlson PT (Partner)

Specialty Programs:
Balance and Fall Prevention
Cardiac Conditioning
Hand Therapy
Post-Operative Rehabilitation
Vestibular Rehabilitation

Professional Associations:
American Physical Therapy Association
Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce
Port Orchard Rotary

Degrees:
Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY

Professional Interests:
Injury Prevention
Sports Injury Treatment
Orthopedics (Particularly foot/ankle problems)
Pediatrics
Vestibular Rehabilitation
Balance Rehabilitation

Extracurricular Interests/Hobbies:
John joined Kitsap Physical Therapy and Sports Clinics in 1996. He has a unique perspective as both a patient and a provider of physical therapy, having been introduced to the profession through a personal injury. This led to a lifelong passion to provide a customized hands-on treatment program that suits the specific needs of each patient, helping to ease pain and enhance recovery time.

John’s primary area of expertise centers around specific biomechanical treatment interventions combined with innovative functional exercise programs. He has attended many post graduate training courses and continues to pursue continuing education every year to further advance his treatment skills. John also specializes in hand therapy, vestibular disorders, and custom orthotic fitting.

John grew up in Newcastle, WA. He currently lives with his wife Ruth in Port Orchard, WA. John is an active member of his community and volunteers at a number of events. He also participates in international missionary trips each year to Central America and Cuba. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, snow sports, cooking and trying new adventures, best in the company of family and friends.

@ KPT since 2009

Candy Nelson PT, OCS, Cert MDT (Partner)

Board Certifications:
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

Other Certifications:
McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (Cert MDT)

Specialty Programs:
McKenzie Spine Treatment
Physical Capacity Evaluations
Work Conditioning

Professional Associations:
McKenzie Institute

Degrees:
Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA

Bachelor of Physical Education
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

Board Certifications:
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

Professional Interests:
Evaluation and treatment of spinal disorders
Assisting injured workers to return to work through Work Conditioning, FCEs

Extracurricular Interests/Hobbies:
Candy grew up in Washington and lives in Gig Harbor with her husband and son. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, golfing, watching her son play sports, and volunteers on the Gig Harbor Little League Board.

@ KPT since 2002

Megan Morris PT, DPT, PHC, TPS
(Clinic Director/Partner)

Certifications:
Pelvic Health Certified (PHC)
Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS)

Specialty Programs:
Balance and Fall Prevention
Chronic Pain Treatment
Pelvic Health (Women, Men, Pediatrics)
Oncology Management

Professional Associations:
American Physical Therapy Association

Degrees:
Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Bachelor of Kinesiology
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

Professional Interests:
Running Injuries
Chronic Pain
Post Surgical Rehab
Orthopedics
Women’s Health / Pelvic Floor

Extracurricular Interests/Hobbies:
In her off time, Megan enjoys spending time with her family, training for her next road or ultra trail race, snowboarding, and split-boarding. A native to Kitsap, she is still in love with the forest and her happy place is curled up on a mossy tree branch with a good book.

@ KPT since 2015

Ashley Fruner PT, DPT, OCS, TPS

Certifications:
ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist (ITPT) Concussion Rehabilitation
Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS)

Board Certifications:
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

Specialty Programs:
Balance and Fall Prevention
Chronic Pain Treatment
Parkinson’s Rehabilitation
Vestibular Rehabilitation

Professional Interests:
General Orthopedic
Manual Therapy
Pre/Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Concussion Rehabilitation
Vestibular Rehabilitation
Chronic Pain

Degrees:
Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

Bachelor of Exercise Science
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

Extracurricular Interests/Hobbies:
Ashley is a Puget Sound native and currently lives in Gig Harbor with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys exploring the great outdoors and spending time with her family.

@ KPT since 2015

Mandy Morgan PT, DPT, Cert Schroth (C1)

Certifications:
Schroth Scoliosis C1 (Cert Schroth)

Specialty Programs:
Scoliosis Evaluation and Treatment

Professional Interests:
Orthopedics
Pediatrics

Degrees:
Doctor of Physical Therapy
George Fox University
Newberg, OR

Bachelor of Pre-Physical Therapy
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA

Extracurricular Interests/Hobbies:
Mandy is a Puget Sound native and currently lives in Port Orchard with her husband and daughter. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, watching movies, boating, and exploring the great outdoors. She also enjoys watching sporting events with family and friends.

@KPT since 2017

Eric Duquette PT, DPT, OCS

Board Certifications:
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

Specialty Programs:
Gymnastics

Degrees:
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Bachelor of Biology
Boston University
Boston, MA

Bachelor of Psychology
Boston University
Boston, MA

Professional Interests:
Return to Running
Return to Sport
Injury Prevention

Extracurricular Interests/Hobbies:
Fitness, hiking, gymnastics
Former competitive gymnast and gymnastics coach

@ KPT since 2018

Tatiana V. Hughes PT, DPT

Professional Interests:
Lymphedema
Neuroscience

Degrees:
Doctor of Physical Therapy
South College
Knoxville, TN

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Pacific Lutheran University
Parkland, WA

Extracurricular Interests/Hobbies:
I am a Russian native and live in Port Orchard, WA. Since I enjoy rain and humidity, as well as frizzy hair, Washington is a perfect fit for me. I do not know much about American football (and why is it called FOOTball? Nobody has been able to answer that one for me), though I support any sport. I like trying new activities: I believe it keeps one young physically and mentally. Motion is lotion!

@ KPT since 2018

Kristin Miller PT, DPT, OCS

Board Certifications:
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

Other Certifications
Certified Applied Functional Science (CAFS)

Professional Interests:
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome/Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder
Strength and Movement Sports (Gymnastics, Rock Climbing, etc.)
Cycling
Orthopedics (especially foot/ankle)
Vestibular Rehabilitation

Degrees:
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Provo, UT

Bachelor in Experiential Education
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Professional Associations:
American Physical Therapy Association

Extracurricular Interests/hobbies:
Kristin has returned to her native PNW home after a brief 12-year stint in the Utah mountains.  She’s an internationally certified men’s gymnastics judge.  In her spare time, she loves traveling, hiking, rock climbing, fabric/fiber arts, and gymnastics.

@ KPT since 2021

Suzette Kruger PTA

Certifications:
Advanced Proficiency PTA Certification

Professional Interests:
Orthopedics

Degrees:
Physical Therapist Assistant
Olympic Community College
Bremerton, WA

Extracurricular Interests/Hobbies:
She enjoys morning workouts, walking, gardening, Pilates and family time with her husband and two daughters.

@ KPT since 2009

Nate Cobb PTA, Cert CPPS

Other Certifications:
Certified Physical Preparation Specialist (CPPS)

Professional Interests:
Orthopedics

Degrees:
Physical Therapist Assistant
Olympic Community College
Bremerton, WA

@KPT since 2012