About Brandis Gunderson, MPT, PYT-C

In 1997 Brandis had a knee surgery followed by physical therapy. Under the skillful guidance of her PT she made a full recovery, allowing her to return to the activities she loved. Brandis realized that being able to help others in the same way would be most rewarding. So began her journey to become a physical therapist.

Because she has not only been a clinician but also a patient, she understands what it's like to wonder what your future looks like if something doesn't heal and to want to know how to prevent further injury. She knows the importance of seeking quality care and accepting nothing other than exactly that.

This is why Brandis is a PT. She believes in giving excellent care, because everyone deserves nothing but that.

She graduated with her Masters of Physical Therapy degree in 2003 and has been practicing full time for the past 12 years. She has worked in a variety of settings and locations with specialties ranging from Orthopedics and Women's Health to Aquatics and Pediatrics. She enjoyed every experience. That variety ultimately led to Baker To Bay Physical Therapy and Wellness. 

She currently specializes in Physioga (the fusion of Physical Therapy and Medical Therapeutic Yoga), manual therapy, the treatment of shoulder dysfunction, and teaching educational classes that focus on Physioga and nutrition.

Fun Facts:

Brandis has ran multiple marathons and more half marathons than she can count. She started running because as a child she had uncontrollable asthma and once managed, decided to run for all those who couldn't.

She climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa with a team of men and women with MS and Parkinson's Disease, led by a woman who summited all 7 summits after the age of 40 and after being diagnosed with MS.

Brandis grew up on a dairy farm in SD where her days were spent feeding calves, bedding the stalls and riding horses in the fields.

 

ABOUT KATE Laspina, pta

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Kate LaSpina has been a PTA since 2013, with Clinical experience in both Inpatient and Outpatient PT. Kate loves to be a guide during the Rehab process through functional movement re-patterning and therapeutic exercise. She is also a Certified Iyengar Instructor and teaches at a variety of yoga studios and gyms in Bellingham, since 2009. Kate loves to bridge traditional PT therapeutics with the science and art of Yoga. The combination of the two provides patients with accelerated learning and healing and body mindfulness. 

Outside of being a PTA, Kate adores outdoor adventuring via Chuckanut Mountain hikes at least 3x a week, wild-crafting medicinal herbs and foods, and tending to her garden, farm animals, and 5 acre property with her husband Jeff out in the county of Bellingham.

ABOUT Christeen glass, Office Manager

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Hello! My name is Christeen Glass and I am the Office Manager of Baker to Bay Physical Therapy and Wellness. I have a BS in General Biology and a AS in Physical Therapy (Physical Therapy Assistant). I adore Bellingham and have lived in the PNW for twenty years. Most of my free time is spent being outside enjoying activities like walking my dog, hiking and camping in the mountains, mountain biking, and skiing but most of all playing soccer with my son. I am a huge advocate for wellbeing and health because it translates to happiness. Nutrition, yoga and gardening are my passions. Please stop in (or call) to say “Hi” and discover what we are all about. I look forward to meeting perspective patients.


“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”
— Edward Stanley

Services Provided

  • Gait training

  • Balance training

  • Fall Prevention Education

  • Postural Retraining

  • Strengthening

  • Postural Restoration Techniques

  • Vestibular Rehab

  • Same Day Surgical Care

  • Prehab and Post Rehab Programs

  • Ergonomic Assessments

  • Manual Therapy Techniques

  • Aquatic Therapy

  • Geriatric Rehabilitation

  • Sports Medicine

  • Medical Therapeutic Yoga