Our Team

Kathryn Appleby, PTA

Physical Therapist

As a teenager, life was stressful. I was coping with the failing health of my father and gave up playing sports I loved to work an after school job. I needed an outlet to deal with my emotional struggles–it was around this time I discovered running and yoga. With no prior experience with either, I experimented a lot with movement, stretching, and feeling comfortable in my body. These outlets helped me get through truly difficult times, boosting my self confidence. I was able to process my emotions and stay physically fit. Running and yoga are still activities I turn to today to destress.

My passion for biomechanics and caring for others lead me to study and earn a bachelor’s degree Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Next, I went on to PTA school at South University in Cleveland, OH.

I eventually made my way west to Seattle, to be closer to the mountains and the ocean. When I found Lilly Physical Therapy, I knew it was the place for me. I met my new coworkers and knew these were the people who I wanted to spend time with. People who want to make a difference in the community and help others heal.

In my time working at Lilly PT, I have been given countless opportunities for growth, both personal and professional. Team members regularly attend continuing education courses to stay up to date with current findings and methods. My skill set grows stronger each day I am here. Our team meetings give each team member time to contribute, be valued, and have fun with team bonding activities. The Lilly PT culture is positive and fun, and has helped me develop deeper personal and professional values.


BS Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Physical Therapy, South University

Kathryn Appleby, PTA practices at our Edmonds, WA location.

24007 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, WA, 98026
Walk-Ins Welcome (425) 224-2476