Meet the Empowered Physical Therapy Team
Meet the team Dr. Rachel Jalanivich Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Owner of Empowered Physical Therapy
Dr. Rachel Doza PT, DPT, Cert DN

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist, Owner & Founder

Dr. Rachel Jalanivich decided to open her own physical therapy practice to provide higher quality care than high patient-volume clinics. Her pelvic floor physical therapy practice is focused on quality over quantity, and the patient results speak for themselves!

Dr. Rachel has been in the physical therapy field for over a decade and has further education beyond her doctorate degree in pelvic health, dry needling, and orthopedics.

Stemming from her military background, she is a fierce advocate for women’s rights and loves helping women regain control over their bodies.

Fun facts about Dr. Rachel:

  • She has 2 dogs and a cat
  • She has lived in California, Florida, Texas, Hawaii, and now Washington
  • She was Active Duty Navy for 7 years and a Reservist for 2
  • In the Navy, she was a Search and Rescue Swimmer for 4 years before changing jobs to the Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Her favorite foods are sushi, pad Thai, and ice cream
  • Her favorite activities are hiking, camping, scuba diving, and all DIY house projects that involve power tools
  • She believes laughter is the best medicine
Meet the team Pelvic Specialist Julia Messner
Julia Messner PT

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

Julia studied physical therapy in her home country of Austria and graduated in 2010. She has done extensive coursework in the field of Women’s Health and enjoys empowering women through education and functional exercise. She utilizes a holistic hands-on approach and evidence-based practice to create individualized treatment programs. An avid hiker, yogi, and trail runner, Julia is enthusiastic about teaching her patients how to move optimally to reach their goals and stay active through all phases of their lives including pregnancy and postpartum.

Fun Facts about Julia:

  • Julia has a pet snake

  • She traveled three summers in her campervan in North America to find the most scenic hikes
  • She was born and raised in Austria but never heard of the Sound of Music until she moved to the US
  • Last fall, she and her husband welcomed their first child
  • Her favorite vacation spot is Alaska
  • She has lived in Los Angeles, Malibu, Phoenix, Vienna, and settled in Lake Stevens
  • Her goal is to hike all main volcanoes of Washington (Mt Rainier, Mt Baker, Glacier Peak, Mt Adams, Mt Saint Helens)
  • She has encountered 28 bears in the wild!
Meet the team Administrative Assistant
Stephanie Brown

Executive Administrative Assistant

A Lake Stevens local, Stephanie has been serving this community for years! Stephanie is passionate about women’s health and wellness. She is the voice behind our patient communications, scheduling, and social media. She is vital to Empowered Physical Therapy’s operations and we are so lucky to have her!

Fun facts about Stephanie:

  • She loves audiobooks
  • Stephanie loves to travel and one of her favorite vacation places she has traveled to is Curaçao in the Caribbean. 
  • She has a 11 year old black lab named Ella
  • She loves spending time outdoors hiking, fishing, and camping
  • She got married last summer
  • She met her husband over 20 years ago, in middle school, right here in Lake Stevens
  • Her favorite food is the Baja Roll from Kai Sushi 
  • She’s a Bowling aficionado
Meet the team Massage, Yoga instructor, pelvic floor physical therapy,
Kiley Ruiz, LMP

Licensed Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor

With two decades of massage therapy experience under her belt, Kiley specializes in deep tissue, myofascial release, and the holistic wellness of body and mind. But that’s not all! Kiley brings a wealth of knowing and expertise to the world of yoga with 10 years of experience as a yoga instructor.

Kiley owns Kiley R Yoga & Massage and rents space at Empowered Physical Therapy. Took book a massage with Kiley please email her directly at 
 Or visit her Facebook Here!

Available on Tuesdays only

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