Ankita Gujaran PT, DPT, MPT, BPT Clinic Director

Ankita Gujaran, DPT, Clinic Director obtained her Bachelor of Physical therapy from India, her Master’s degree from Loma Linda university, CA and her Doctorate in Physical therapy from New York. Following her undergrad education, she has worked in varied clinical settings ranging from sports clinics volunteering in marathons to geriatric facilities aiding mobility. Ankita is particularly interested in Orthopedics, neurological rehab and manual therapy and practices evidence-based, patient centered approach to treatment. She strongly believes in teamwork and strives to achieve a professional and friendly environment to provide the best for both her coworkers and clients. In her spare time, Ankita loves to travel and explore, reading and working on miniature woodworking projects.

Specializes in:

Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy, IASTM , Gait Analysis ,Sports Medicine,  Post-Op Rehab , Soft Tissue Mobilizations , Fall Prevention , Massage Therapy , Neuro Rehabilitation , Work Conditioning , Work Hardening , Ergonomics , Vestibular Rehabilitation , Geriatric rehabilitation.

Ryan Rivera PT, DPT

Ryan has been practicing Physical Therapy since 2017.  He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida with a major in Applied Physiology/Kinesiology and a minor in Health Science. Ryan went on to complete his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, then worked his first year in an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Tampa, Florida. Following, Ryan has spent the majority of the most recent years as a travel physical therapist contracted in various clinics within Washington State before joining Highline Physical Therapy. He has an affinity for sports/geriatric related rehabilitation focusing on progressive overload however would like to further his skill set by pursuing certifications related to functional movement analysis, chronic pain, joint/spinal manipulation, and orthopedic manual therapy. When Ryan’s not in the clinic you can find him rock climbing, hiking, traveling, taking photos, or just hanging out with his friends.

Loc Tran, OTR/L

Loc obtained a BS in Biology and Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) prior to acquiring his Masters of Occupational Therapy at the University of Indianapolis. Loc also completed his coursework rotations at a number of clinics and hospitals including Rush University Medical Center, UIC Medical Center, University of Chicago—Hand Clinic to name a few. Loc is a highly motivated individual who commits himself to lifelong learning in rehabilitation and restorative care. You’ll likely find Loc playing basketball or hanging out with friends/family in his down time.

Deborah Beekman, PTA, Physician Liaison

Deborah graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin. Since then she has worked in CA, AZ and WA in many therapy settings including acute care, sub-acute, inpatient, outpatient, home health and contract therapy including work as a Rehab Manager. Deborah enjoys helping people get back to the best they can be, enhancing their lifestyle no matter the age or the injury. She believes with effective communication between the healthcare team, the patient’s personal goals and hard work, success will be the result. Deborah is well-versed in variety of areas including sports medicine, orthopedics, TMJ, chronic pain, neurology, work conditioning/hardening, TBI, aquatics as well as wellness and balance program development. She enjoys working with the community and has spoken on various topics including posture, body mechanics, wellness, caregiving, bariatric care and more. Family time is dear to her heart. She loves the outdoors and taking time in nature to enjoying the beauty it has to offer. She enjoys kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, biking, hiking, swimming, dancing, watching a sunrise/ sunset, listening to waves or a rippling creek. She also enjoys baking and playing music. Having a good cup of coffee and spending time with friends is golden.

Monica Mann, PTA

Monica graduated from Whatcom Community College in 2018 with her Associate of Science Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant. She enjoys the opportunity of getting to work within both Highline Medical Center and at Highline Physical Therapy’s Federal Way outpatient clinic. Her compassion and integrity empowers her to provide the highest level of individualized care to her patients in both settings. She is looking forward to specializing as she enjoys working with patients with neurological disorders as well as pediatric patients. As a pacific northwest native Monica enjoys spending her time biking, kayaking, hiking and spending time with her family.

Bridgette Burdyshaw, LMP

Bridgette has been practicing massage therapy for over 17 years in a clinical setting. She graduated in 2001 from Northwest School of Massage with a certificate for massage therapy. Bridgette has furthered her training with certification in Intraoral TMJ treatments as well as Cupping and Gua Sha. Bridgette has focused her career on deep tissue, auto accident recovery, and post injury/surgery healing. She also treats the whole body with preventative maintenance. In her spare time, Bridgette enjoys her family, friends and learning about biohacking our bodies.

Bianca Whealton, LMP

Bianca graduated from Ashmead School of Massage and became certified in 2005. Most of that time she has worked in a medical setting because treatment work is her passion. She became a massage therapist because she has always loved helping people every way she can, and found her calling in massage. Bianca likes mixing different treatment techniques in treating her clients depending upon the client’s response and needs. When she isn’t working she enjoys spending time with friends and family especially in nature.

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