Our physical therapists constantly update their skills through continuing education courses in order to provide the best possible treatment for their patients. We continually exchange new ideas and techniques with each other to provide all of our patients with the best level of skills available. Our therapists are dedicated to utilizing proven and emerging techniques that are based on sound, scientific principles and evidence-based research.
Levi Johnson PT, DPT, CFL1
Levi received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. A long-time resident of the Pacific Northwest prior to his graduate work, he is happy to be back home on the islands! He has always enjoyed serving others in his community and is passionate about bettering people’s lives. He has an extensive knowledge base and experience in movement science/postural adaptation allowing him to work with a wide variety of patients. His professional interests include sports/orthopedic rehabilitation, movement science, pain science and musculoskeletal ultrasound.
When Levi isn’t at work he’s enjoying time spent with his wife, Hannah, and their 2 children. He enjoys any athletic activity, drawing from his experience of playing many sports growing up, and you may see him as a “frequent flyer” at a local Crossfit Box.
Lindsay Farish PT, DPT
Lindsay graduated from Ohio University in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. She decided to continue her education at Ohio University School of Physical Therapy, receiving her doctorate in 2010. After graduation she completed an elective residency program through Evidence in Motion.
Aside from schooling, she has completed continuing education courses about Astym techniques, functional dry needling, McConnell taping techniques, peripheral neuropathic syndromes, cranio-mandibular and cervical pathophysiologies, Functional Movement System, Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Women’s Health.
She has always been interested in the mind, body, and nutrition connection which made her decide to become a physical therapist and is excited to continue further education in this area. She enjoys the ability to assist in improving people’s ability to participate in their sport of daily life. On her own time she enjoys going to the gym, hiking, and spending times with her daughter and dogs.
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.
Her roots belong to the desert of Arizona, but her heart belongs to the Pacific Northwest. The journey of her naval career brought Britney to the great state of Washington. She finds solitude in wood working, and adventures in the outdoors, but her family and friends fuel her spirit!
Kaitlyn van der Velde, Patient Coordinator
Kaitlyn has been the Patient Coordinator at Oak Harbor Physical Therapy since February 2020. She moved to Whidbey Island in 2019 to join her fiance at NAS Whidbey. Along with working, Kaitlyn is a full time student, pursuing her degree in Marketing and Business Administration. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors- hiking, sailing, backpacking, and paddle boarding.
Kendra Lee, Exercise Specialist
Kendra is one of the Exercise Specialists at Oak Harbor Physical Therapy. She joined the OHPT team in October 2019 after just moving to the island. She has her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Western Washington University and is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer. In her free time, she enjoys working out, hiking, traveling, playing with her puppy and spending time with friends and family.
Lee Kronenberg, Exercise Specialist
Lee has been part of the team since August, 2016. As a navy brat and Oak Harbor High School Alumni, it brings him pride to serve the community that raised him. Lee is a co-founder of the Functional Training Studio where he works as a personal and athletic trainer. When he’s not at work he enjoys playing basketball, working out, and watching Chargers Football.
Greg Fritz, PT, DPT, 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 two 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. Greg is known for providing caring, patient-focused treatments with a heart for making friends of his patients. His quality, caring style grew his practice and he selected a like-minded team of clinicians to support this growth. Greg also has busy clinics in Anacortes and Coupeville where those communities have learned to expect the same high level of personable, contemporary care.
A student of anatomy and movement science, Greg continues to be fascinated by the human body and his professional interests include musculoskeletal 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 is a real person, with the same real life problems every human body struggles with. As Greg says, “there is no shame projected here. We are in this life together, learning from each other, helping a neighbor to better living.”
Greg was one of three physical therapist recipients in the nation who earned 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 regularly lectures at the University of Washington and trains other interested clinicians in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) in their practices. He is on the faculty of a distinguished Regenerative Medicine/Orthobiologics innovator (Don Buford, MD).