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
Rachel Doza PT, DPT, PCES, Cert DN

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist, Owner & Founder

Dr. Rachel Doza 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!

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, orthopedics, and is a certified Pre & Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist.

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 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 and then a Physical Therapist Assistant for 3 years.
  • Her favorite foods are sushi, pad Thai, and ice cream
  • Her favorite activities are hiking, camping, and all DIY house projects that involve power tools
  • She believes laughter is the best medicine
Pelvic Floor Therapist Phoebe Ivy Empowered Physical Therapy
Phoebe Ivy PTA

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Assistant

A Washington native and new mom, Phoebe is passionate about women’s health. She uses her strong orthopedic background as a basis for her treatment approach to help women heal from pelvic floor dysfunction. She believes movement is medicine, and works to personalize treatment to meet patients where they are in each stage of their lives.

Fun Facts about Phoebe:

  • She has a wonderful daughter
  • She is a 200hr certified RYT yoga instructor
  • She loves hiking, snowboarding, and paddleboarding around Washington with her husband
  • She is a pizza enthusiast, and strongly supports pineapple on pizza
  • She loves baking
  • She has 50+ houseplants, and has been building her outdoor garden


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 our Co-Located Wellness Associates
Cherise Embodied Family Wellness
Embodied Family Wellness, Cherise Braun LMP

Licensed Massage Therapist

A third-generation licensed massage therapist, Cherise pulls from the power of tradition and passion to provide you with an integrative massage experience that’s truly exceptional. At Embodied Family Wellness, we blend tradition and innovation to create a therapeutic experience like no other. Book a massage session today and discover the transformative power of our unique approach to massage therapy.

Cherise owns Embodied Family Wellness and rents space at Empowered PT. To book a massage with Cherise, please email her directly at or book online HERE!

Available on Mondays and Wednesdays only

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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