Courteney J. Bealko PT, Cert. MDT, CSCS
Courteney Bealko has been practicing physical therapy in the field of outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine since 1998. She consistently receives rave reviews from her patients for her outstanding ability to quickly identify the source of their discomfort and then patiently educate and support them to recovery. Her special areas of interest include: running analysis, complex spinal care and overhead sports treatment and rehabilitation. Courteney has additional credentials in spinal care (McKenzie diagnostic therapist) and fitness training (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist).
Courteney’s approach to care is dynamic and hands on, with the goal of getting each patient motivated to be the key player in their own treatment plan. “I want each patient to feel as though they are receiving the best care. I spend their full appointment with them instead of handing treatment over to an assistant or aide.”
Courteney received her Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont.
Outside of the office, Courteney is a parent of 2 young children whom she loves spending time with and learning from. In addition to her work as a PT, Courteney has run 7 marathons, taught skiing at Crystal Mountain for 10 years and has been a personal trainer. She loves seeing people reach for and accomplish their goals. Although she is a travel enthusiast and loves to explore new cities and cultures, Courteney always makes time for her family and friends — they truly are the support behind her many endeavors.
Lea Stralka DPT
Lea has been practicing physical therapy since graduating from the University of Colorado in 2003. Soon after graduating she received her Pilates certification through Polestar Pilates. In 2012 she earned her Orthopedic specialist certification through the American Physical Therapy association and in 2013 she earned her Certified Sports and Conditioning Specialty certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Lea has also been performing bike fits since 2006 after taking multiple continuing education courses and working along side a professional bike fitter for over a year.
Lea incorporates multiple manual therapy techniques and unique exercise prescriptions according to each patient and their specific situation. She has worked with weekend warriors, professional cyclists, professional triathletes, and the patient who wants to be able to sit at their computer pain free. Lea believes that the most important part of each treatment session is listening to her patients. She feels that this component is critical for helping patients reach their goals, whatever that may be.
Outside of work Lea enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband and 2 young boys. She can be found riding bikes and “playing Mom” year round and skiing with her family in the winter.
Charlene Strong-Clinic Manager
Charlene has worked in the medical field for 25 years prior to coming on at Active Physical Therapy. Her experience is in social media and network development and education. Charlene is the chair of the Washington State Human Rights Commission; interest in social justice advocacy, and education keep her busy as a national speaker and consultant when not lending her talents to Active Physical Therapy.