Stacey Merkling PT, DPT

Stacey received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound, after earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Loyola Marymount University. Stacey has previous experience in a variety of clinical settings, including outpatient pediatric physical therapy, birth-to-three early intervention, orthopedics, sports medicine, and inpatient rehabilitation. During her time at the University of Puget Sound, Stacey was involved in a variety of research projects including one that examined various gait speeds and how to apply this information to help children with Down syndrome begin walking at an earlier age.

Stacey is passionate about physical activity and fitness, and strives to make sure that children of all abilities can participate in various forms of physical and playtime activities. Whether helping children play at the park with their peers or participate on a sports team, she emphasizes the importance of getting kids involved and moving in meaningful physical activities throughout all of her treatments. Stacey has specific interest and experience working with children and infants with Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Torticollis, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Down Syndrome, and young athletes.

Stacey has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 2013, and is actively involved in the Pediatric section of the APTA. In her free time Stacey enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle by running, biking, hiking, and snowshoeing. She also enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

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