R. Christy Kananen, MSPT, Cert. MDT, CLT, Clinic Director

Ruth Knagenhjelm, PT

Ruth graduated from the Norwegian Mensendieck College of Physical Therapy in 1977. Ruth has worked primarily in orthopedic outpatient clinics and has some experience in hospital settings. In addition to her wide experience with the orthopedic patient population she has a special interest in vestibular disorders after personal experience with vestibular dysfunction herself. She has pursued courses and training in the evaluation and treatment of vestibular dysfunctions and has treated them for over a decade now. Ruth’s treatment philosophy is to give compassionate and appropriate care in a collaborative manner where the patients can feel self-directed in their rehab and respected for their individual needs and concerns.

Britney Ashburn, DPT

Britney graduated from Eastern Washington University’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in 2013. She began working for Highline Physical Therapy in 2014 and enjoys working in an outpatient orthopedic setting due to the variety of patients she gets to serve. In her spare time Britney enjoys traveling, mountain biking and hiking with her family.

Aaron Keeney, DPT

Aaron graduated from the University of Washington’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in 2016 and began working for Highline Physical Therapy in 2017. He has a background in cardiology, exercise testing, and nuclear medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys distance running, biking, triathlon, and spending time with his family.

Chris Eller, PTA

Chris Eller graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology in 2016. He has a strong background in massage and manual therapies. In his spare time, Chris enjoys the outdoors camping and hiking. He also is a regular rock climber and teaches the martial art of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. He stays involved in the community by volunteering for local performances and art events such as Cafe Nordo and the Moisture Festival. Chris is very excited to be a part of the Highline Physical Therapy family.

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