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Paula Dillion Mays Therapy Clinics

Paula Dillon Mays, PT

Owner / Director of Physical Therapy

Paula Dillion Mays,PT

“I was always interested in science and human anatomy. I also loved sports, playing three in college and others on my own time. In fact, it was a skiing accident that set me on the path to becoming a physical therapist. After surgery on my knee, I moved on it wrong. When a therapist bent my knee forcefully, it was horribly painful. I thought, ‘There has to be a better way.’ And the die was cast.

I became the University of Montana’s first female athletic trainer. I went on to an athletic training assistantship and a master’s degree in anatomy at the University of Florida. When the University of Montana started its physical therapy program, I was invited to join.

Today, I’m still motivated to ‘find a better way,’ and I have a passion not only for what I do but for doing it to the highest level possible. And in the more than 28 years that I’ve dedicated myself to outstanding physical therapy, I’ve learned time and again the value of putting my heart into doing whatever is necessary to make a real difference in people’s lives.”

Education

  • Master of Arts: Anatomy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Bachelor of Arts: Physical Therapy, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
  • Bachelor of Science: Athletic Training & Teaching Certificate, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
  • Specialties: Women’s health, lymphedema, manual therapy, athletic injury, pilates, hippotherapy

Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Washington State Physical Therapy Association
  • Private Practice Special Interest Group
  • North American Riding for the Handicapped Association

Experience

  • Clinical Instructor: Physical Therapy Program, University of Montana, Missoula, WA, 2005-present
  • Clinical Instructor: Physical Therapy Program, Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA, 2004-present
  • Board Member: Physical Therapy Assistant Program, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA, 1995-present
  • Board Member: Washington State Physical Therapy Licensure Board, Vice Chair (appointed by governor), 2005-present
  • Adjunct Faculty: Physical Therapy Program, Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA, 1995-2002
  • Instructor: Inland Massage Institute, Spokane, WA, 1996-1999
  • Columnist: Wrote weekly articles on health, sports and fitness, Spokesman Review, 1987-1992
  • Teacher/Coach: Taught science and coached volleyball, basketball, and softball in both junior high and high school; Norfolk, VA and Chesapeake, VA, 1975-1998; youth soccer coach, 1991-1995

Brandon Belloir, DPT

“My path towards physical therapy started with a back injury during a baseball game and re-injury from wildland firefighting. After unsuccessful self-management and other treatments, I stumbled upon physical therapy, which gave me lasting relief. This excited me so much that I decided to look into physical therapy as a career. I started shadowing a local PT in Oregon and was inspired by observing all the positive results.

I enjoy working with patients to educate them on what is happening in their body, and using this to guide treatments towards their personal goals. I utilize a variety of treatments including soft tissue mobilization, myofascial and trigger point release, taping, and personalized exercises with emphasis on correct technique.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing a variety of sports, competing in Spartan obstacle course races, country swing dancing, hiking, camping, and searching for the perfect sunset.”

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University – 2017
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from University of Oregon - 2014


Lauren Drury, DPT

"I joined our clinic in the Summer of 2015, after moving here from Tacoma, WA. I currently treat patients at our Airway Heights location, as well as assists in our Hippotherapy program. My love for athletics makes me a great choice for those patients recovering from any sports related injury. I especially enjoy working with injured youth, injured workers and patients in need of balance training. I spends my free time competing in equestrian sports and loves to talk about my horse, Simba. I also enjoys fishing, hiking and camping with my husband."

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Puget Sound - 2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from Eastern Washington University - 2010

Ryan Dubois, DPT

"In high school, I sustained full thickness tears of my MCL, PCL, ACL, and meniscus in a skiing accident and also was hit by a driver who ran a red light. I underwent reconstructive surgery for my knee and participated in substantial amounts physical therapy after each accident. I was greatly helped by my physical therapist and I chose to commit my career to helping people the way I was helped. 

I attended Eastern Washington University for my undergraduate studies in the honors program and earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science with a minor in psychology, graduating magna cum laude and with the highest designation of Honors Val Ad Maxima. I then also attended EWU for my DPT program graduating in 2017. I worked as an aide at the PDM clinics and organized the hippotherapy program for 2 years during my undergraduate studies. 

I have 4 children and a beautiful wife whom I enjoy living an active outdoor lifestyle with. When not treating patients I can often be found in the outdoors hiking, camping, skiing, hunting, fishing, playing disc golf or volunteering leading students at our local church. 

I believe patient education is of the utmost importance and feel as though the most important part of my job is helping you to understand what is going on with your body and what steps you can personally take to correct it. I enjoy working with patients of all kinds, but I especially enjoy helping people to feel and perform better through various manual therapies. Therapies I utilize include myofascial release, various massage techniques, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, and kinesiotaping. I am a STMT (soft tissue manual therapy) certified therapist with specific post graduate training in these areas. 

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you, and to be part of your process to returning to the things you want and need to do!"

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University - 2017
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science Pre-PT from Eastern Washington University - 2013


Ryan Maynes, DPT

“I am an outgoing and enthusiastic physical therapist in Spokane, WA. I was born in Utah, raised in Guam, and grew up in Spokane Valley. I played collegiate baseball in Tacoma, WA and served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the southernmost region of Texas. Through early life experiences, I developed a sense of diversity, picked up the Spanish language, and began to truly love helping people. I went on to get my bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Eastern Washington University, and my love for sports and health led me to the profession of physical therapy. I received my DPT from Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ, where I finished in the top 3 of my class. Following my missionary service, I married the love of my life and now have 3 beautiful and energetic boys. When am not in the clinic or on the field/court playing a sport of my own, I am chasing my little ones around playing games, Legos and wrestling.

I am currently a supervising/managing therapist in a private practice outpatient clinic (PT North) where I enjoy detecting and solving patient’s orthopedic problems with​ hands-on therapy and highly personalized care.

I love treating the whole body, but especially shoulders, necks, and low back using a balance of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and modalities for a more well-rounded treatment approach.”

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University -  2015
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Eastern Washington University - 2012

Kaylynn Monson, DPT

"Growing up I always wanted to go into the medical field. In high school I took a sports medicine class which was taught by a physical therapist. I also enjoyed working in the high school athletic training program for baseball, wrestling and track events. 

My college years started at the University of Montana and then I transferred to Rocky Mountain College. During my Junior year I transferred to Eastern Washington University. At Eastern I was active in the Exercise Science and Pre-PT programs. I worked as an anatomy and physiology teaching assistant and volunteered for Hippotherapy with PDM until I graduated with my BS in Exercise Science in 2013. I was fortunate enough to be accepted into Eastern Washington's physical therapy program and graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016. 

During my career as a physical therapist I have worked in pediatrics, geriatrics, vestibular rehab, aquatic therapy and outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, canning, crochetting, quilting, and playing with my two dogs Daisy and Flynn. My husband and I also enjoy camping, four-wheeling, and taking Disney vacations."

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University - 2016
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science Pre-PT from Eastern Washington University - 2013

Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association

Zachary Munar, DPT

“Being raised by two physical therapists certainly influenced my decision to go into the health field. Some of my earliest memories are running around the physical therapy clinic. Seeing the fulfillment my parents received helping their patient’s reach their full potential showed me how gratifying a career in physical therapy could be.

I spent eight years (2005-2013) flying helicopters in the Army before I decided on the career change to physical therapy. I graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University in 2018. After that, my wife and I moved to Spokane and fell in love with the area. Our son was born March 14, 2019 and is growing bigger every day. In my free time, I enjoy camping, hiking, paddle boarding, mountain biking, and skiing.

My professional experience includes geriatrics, vestibular rehab, and outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. I have also completed multiple affiliations working with our Veterans in the Veterans Health Administration. I joined the Paula Dillon Mays Physical Therapy team September 2018. I love educating patients on their conditions and collaborating with them to develop a personalized plan of care to achieve their goals.”

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University – 2018

Affiliations

  • Veterans Health Administration -


Kelli Nakano, DPT

 

Paul Rosenbaum, DPT

 

Bryce Schwendiman, MPT

“While my areas of special focus are manual therapy and orthopedics, I enjoy treating a wide variety of conditions... and people. I enjoy working with my hands, but I most enjoy helping others. It’s as rewarding as it is interesting.”

Education

  • Bachelor of Science: Human Biology, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
  • Master of Physical Therapy: Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

Jeffrey Wills, PT

“After nearly 40 years as a physical therapist, my interests and capabilities are broad. I have special training and long experience in caring for the elderly. Yet, I’m equally capable and interested in rehabilitation for all types of patients, injuries, and conditions, especially for evaluation and treatment of the lower extremities, shoulders, and the post-surgical patient.”

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from State University of New York 

Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association

Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty: Physical Therapy Program, Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA, 1986-2000
  • Clinical Instructor: Physical Therapy Program, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 1983-1989, 2007
  • Clinical Instructor: Physical Therapy Program, Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA, 1983-1989
  • Clinical Instructor: Physical Therapy Program, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 1983-1989
  • Clinical Instructor: Physical Therapy Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1983-1989
  • Clinical Instructor: Physical Therapy Program, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 1983-1989
  • Clinical Instructor: Physical Therapy Program, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1980-1983

Our Physical Therapists

Trust Your Recovery and Rehabilitation to the Hands of Experience

Paula K. Dillon Mays founded one of Washington’s first woman-owned physical therapy practices more than 28 years ago. Since then, Paula has combined her own experience and capabilities with those of her team of therapists to provide the highest standard of physical therapy. Today at Paula Dillon Mays Therapy Clinics, we are proud to be known as much for our longevity and experience as for our know-how, skill, and results.