Meet our Team

Our physical therapists constantly update their skills through continuing education courses in order to provide the best possible treatment for their patients. We work as a team, continually exchanging new ideas and techniques with each other to provide all of our patients with the best level of skills available. We are dedicated to utilizing proven and emerging techniques that are based on sound, scientific principles and evidence-based research, while emphasizing clinical diagnostics and orthopedic manual therapy.

Greg Fritz, PT, RMSK

Greg has over thirty years of experience as a physical therapist and started his career at Island Hospital in 1986. He ultimately desired the freedom and challenge of private practice so he moved to Chehalis, WA to develop an industrial rehab center and a clinic focusing on sports and orthopedic injuries. After growing ‘Chehalis Valley Physical Therapy’ to 2 clinics, Greg chose to sell the operation to a national rehab company. Longing for the peaceful lifestyle of Fidalgo Island, he returned to Anacortes in 1999 with his wife Janelle and his kids, Laurel and Hans.

A student of anatomy and movement science, Greg continues to be fascinated by the human body and his professional interests include muculoskeletal ultrasound imaging in physical therapy, job-site ergonomics, industrial injury prevention, fibromyalgia, TMJ/Jaw pain, balance training and sports/orthopedic rehabilitation. He enjoys flying, art, family, church and laughing.

Greg was one of three physical therapist recipients in the nation of a “Pioneer Certificate” in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging (RMSK) in Washington State. This imaging tool is pivotal in the correct management and diagnosis of many orthopedic injuries. Greg lectures and trains interested clinicians in the use of this tool in their practices.

Education
  • B.S., Physical Therapy, Loma Linda University , Loma Linda , CA 1986
Licensure
  • Washington
Specialized Training
  • McKenzie – Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy for the Spine
  • Medical Exercise Therapy
  • Orthopedics in Primary Care
  • Ergonomics and Jobsite Assessment
  • Manual Therapy for the Spine & Extremities
  • Office Orthopedics & Bone Radiology
  • Craniomandibular Disorders
  • Low-Level Laser Applications
  • Electrotherapy and Pain Mlanagement
  • Registered Musculoskeletal Sonographer- RMSK
  • NAIOMT – Trained Manual Therapist
Jill Ratcliff, PTA
Jill graduated from Whatcom Community College’s PTA program in 2015. She finds the diversity of out-patient physical therapy challenging yet rewarding, with her professional interests including IASTM and post surgical rehab. 
 
Jill grew up in Wyoming but fell in love the Pacific Northwest in her teens, and  has been a resident of Bellingham for the last 11 years. She enjoys the many outdoor activities that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, her favorites being hiking and swimming. When she is not enjoying the outdoors she enjoys antique shopping and being at home with husband Zach, and their two cats.
Education

2015 Physical Therapist Assistant associate degree from Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WA

Britney Fortner, PTA

Drawn to the service of others with the application of science and a compassionate heart, Britney finds Physical Therapy to be her calling. Much of her inspiration roots from her humble beginnings as a student clinician at Whatcom Community College, where she graduated from the PTA program in 2017. Her professional interests include Neuromuscular Re-education, Sports/Orthopedic Rehabilitation, and Patient Education.

Born and raised in Arizona, Britney came to the Pacific Northwest through her service in the United States Navy. Since 2010 Washington has become home for her as well as her husband, daughter, and mischievous German Shepherd. In her free time she enjoys an active lifestyle, wood working, and making the most of precious moments with friends and family.

Education

2017 Physical Therapist Assistant, Associates in Science: Whatcom Community College