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Jackie St. Germain


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Cliff Richards, PT and Owner of Maple Valley Physical Therapy

Cliff Richards

Physical Therapist, Owner

Born and raised in Maple Valley and a graduate of Tahoma High School, Cliff attended PT school at Daemon College in New York.  His goal was to eventually bring a physical therapy clinic to Maple Valley. In 1990 he joined Federal Way Physical Therapy and in 1993 opened Maple Valley Physical Therapy.

An avid runner, with over 100 marathons to his credit, he brings a highly specialized level of knowledge and understanding of all aspects of running, including training, nutrition, and injuries. His work over the years with the Tahoma High School Track and Cross Country Teams, is a source of great pride and satisfaction. This body of knowledge transfers well in treating athletes of all levels, in any endeavor.

Cliff will tell you that his "dream job" is being a PT, and with his many years of experience in the field of orthopedic sports and rehab, there isn't much he hasn't treated.

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Carl Newton, Doctor of Physical Therapy at Maple Valley Physical Therapy

Carl Newton


Having originally grown up in the Willamette Valley, Carl moved to Washington in 2003. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Science in Human Movement and Performance from Western Washington University, as well as his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Puget Sound. Prior to joining Maple Valley Physical Therapy, Carl gained experience from a variety of related fields that he now combines to deliver his eclectic practice style. He has worked as a full-time Adjunct Professor of Kinesiology, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach for various sports teams, and an Exercise Physiologist providing workplace health, wellness and injury prevention for one of the Puget Sound’s largest employers. He is very passionate about patient education, having found improved outcomes when patients gain a deeper understanding of their condition and healing processes.

Carl also has extensive past experience as a competitive triathlete, completing seven Ironman's and numerous top finishes of local events. Currently, he considers himself a recreational runner and avid outdoorsman. In his free time he enjoys woodworking, trivia nights, dog parks, and spending time with his family.

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Emily Klibowitz, Doctor of Physical Therapy at Maple Valley Physical Therapy

Emily Klibowitz

Doctor of Physical Therapy

A Washington native, Emily graduated from Carroll University in Wisconsin with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and fled the midwest winters to start her career as a physical therapist in Seattle. She has been working in outpatient orthopedics since graduating and can honestly say she loves her job!

She is certified in Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute and is passionate about helping her patients get back to living life. After suffering multiple sports-related injuries while playing collegiate basketball and training for marathons, she can understand the frustration of not being able to do what you want. She strives to help all of her patients feel great and get back to what they love to do.

In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband and her two young children. She loves running, reading, being outside, and cooking.

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Julianne Cook, Physical Therapy Assistant at Maple Valley Physical Therapy

Julianne Cook

Physical Therapy Assistant

Julianne has lived in the Seattle area over twenty years. She earned a Bachelors of Science from Oregon State University with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy and a minor in Psychology. After graduating from OSU, she came to work at Maple Valley Physical Therapy in 1993 as an aide. In 1996 she earned a Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Green River Community College.

Her love for helping others and a passion for overall wellness, makes her career very enjoyable and rewarding. Julianne enjoys spending her free time with her family making for an active lifestyle that includes running, skiing, hiking and biking.

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Jodi Hoffbuhr, Clinical Aide at Maple Valley Physical Therapy

Jodi Hoffbuhr

Clinical Aide

Jodi and family have lived in Maple Valley since 2001, moving here for the small town feel and excellent schools. Before starting work here in 2011, Jodi was one of our patients! Since 2008 she has been the Assistant Coach of the Tahoma Cross Country Team and is also the distance coach for the junior high track program.

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Chrissy Conner, Receptionist at Maple Valley Physical Therapy

Chrissy Conner


Chrissy and family have called Maple Valley home since 1998 and has been at our front desk for over 7 years. Her positive attitude and enthusiasm for the individualized care the clinic delivers makes her exceptional at what she does. She coordinates treatment and makes complex schedules work for everyone. Chrissy and her husband have two children and enjoy quality time with family and friends.

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Jackie St. Germain, Receptionist at Maple Valley Physical Therapy

Jackie St. Germain


Jackie and her family moved to Maple Valley in 2008 when her husband retired after 20 years of serving in the U.S. Air Force . Jackie is a native Texan, loves people and all things Texas. She is a recreational runner, avid reader and loves traveling. She looks forward to helping ya'll on the phone or in person.

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MAPLE VALLEY PHYSICAL THERAPY is dedicated to providing a profitable and fulfilling work environment for our staff, offering the opportunity for personal growth and development within the context of a physical therapy practice.