Elissa attended the University of Washington, where she was a member of the Women’s Volleyball team for four years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a pre-med focus, in 2002. After working in cancer research at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, she returned to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Puget Sound, graduating in 2008. She has worked extensively to further her education and career, earning a specialty certification in Orthopedics in 2012 (OCS), manual therapy certifications in 2014 (previously whole body certified in A.R.T.), and working across various settings including in the UCLA Rehabilitation Department and a sports performance clinic in New York City. With a passion for helping athletes return to sport, whether competitive youth athletes or weekend warriors, Elissa enjoys a collaborative and personalized approach to patient care. She enjoys helping patients of all abilities and ages reach their personal goals. In her free time, Elissa loves to travel with her husband and two children, explore great restaurants and wineries, and play volleyball.
“I can’t say enough good things about Biojunction Physical Therapy. I worked with Elissa post ACL surgery. She was such an incredible Physical Therapist, truly cared deeply about patience care, both mentally and physically. I felt so supported through ACL Recovery, which can be a real emotional rollercoaster. However, every week PT gave me the motivation I needed to get stronger and stay at it. If you’re a woman you know how epic it is to have badass lady doctors/physical therapists to work with. Makes a huge difference, in my opinion. If you need PT, go to Biojunciton. The staff is great, and Elissa is the best!”
– Sam Spence
“Elissa worked with me for a couple months during my ACL reconstruction rehab. Elissa was great, highly recommend. She was very in tuned with my specific recovery and progress. She gave me the confidence I needed to continue pushing through such a challenging rehab and was there to help when I needed.”
– Tom Byrum