Nola Petrucelly, PT
I began my venture into healthcare with an extensive background in dance. I took classical ballet lessons for 14 years and jazz, lyrical, & character dance for 6 years. Through competitions in dance, I had the opportunity to travel to the former Soviet Union, Denmark, Spain, & Great Britain. Knee pain at 16 years of age lead me to seek the services of a physical therapist. Inspired by my recovery, I set out to study physical therapy (PT). I attended University of Washington in Seattle from 1994-1999 and then returned to Spokane with a Bachelor’s Degree in PT to begin my career.
After 4 years in the PT field (including specialties in lymphedema management and treatment of the performing artist/dancer/athlete), I became interested in Structural Integration (SI) and received a ten-session series from Ron McCombs, who had the distinct honor of being personally trained by Ida Rolf in the 1960s. Enthused by SI’s philosophy and potential to elicit human evolution, I applied and was accepted to attend a certification program offered by the Guild for Structural Integration. I completed my training and became a Certified Practitioner of the Rolf Method of Structural Integration in November of 2003. I now offer these services through A Turning Pointe Physical Therapy.
I am also a trained and certified practitioner of SI for canines and horses. Having attended The Equine Natural Movement Series School in 2010 in Battle Ground, WA, I am also happy to give our four-legged friends the benefit of living without pain. The training for the animals has given me a greater appreciation for the human body and how it operates and heals.
Stacey Richards, MPT
Stacey is our our woman’s health therapist at A Turning Pointe Physical Therapy. As a life-long resident of the west plains area, she worked for four years at our Medical Lake Physical Therapy office happily investing herself in the community’s health and welfare.
Her favorite part of being a physical therapist is spending one-on-one time with her patients and teaching them the tools they need to improve and hasten their recovery. And she does have the tools, for sure.
Stacey’s focus is on Orthopedics and Women’s Health issues and, after she attained her Master of Physical Therapy degree from Eastern Washington University, she has focused her continuing education in the areas of pelvic floor function, pregnancy care, vestibular rehabilitation and orthopedic manual therapy to name just a few.
Because of her career long desire and ability to heal and mitigate pain, we watched Stacey become a leader for the Medical Lake health community. We are so excited to have her here at our Spokane office!!!
Give Stacey the chance to help you “Feel Better!”