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Paula Dillion Mays Therapy Clinics

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 25 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.

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 25 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

Susan Barry, PT

Paula Dillion Mays,PT

 

Physical Therapist

"I have worked primarily in outpatient physical therapy setting and love the everyday interactions I have with people, helping them heal from acute and/or chronic conditions.  In addition to treating orthopedic injuries, I also utilize my lymphedema skills to help people manage swelling caused by lymph node removal and/or radiation as well as from orthopedic injuries or surgeries."

Education

    • Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
    • Bachelor of Science: Microbiology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
    • Certified Lymphedema Management - 2010

Affiliations

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), APTA Geriatric Section

Jeffrey R. Wills, PT

Paula Dillion Mays,PT

Physical Therapist

“After nearly 35 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 postsurgical patient.”

Education

  • Bachelor of Science: Physical Therapy, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY

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

Bryce Schwendiman, MPT

Paula Dillion Mays,PT

“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

Marilyn Richards, PT

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Paul Rosenbaum, DPT

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Maya Wiley, DPT

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Kelli Nakano, DPT

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Nate Wilkinson DPT

 

Ryan Maynes, DPT

 

Lauren Drury, DPT

  Lauren joined our clinic in the Summer of 2015, after moving here from Tacoma, WA. She currently treats patients at our Valley and Airway heights locations, as well as assists in our Hippotherapy program. Lauren's love for athletics makes her a great choice for those patients recovering from any sports related injury. She especially enjoys working with injured youth, injured workers and patients in need of balance training. Lauren spends her free time competing in equestrian sports and loves to talk about her horse, Simba. She also enjoys fishing, hiking and camping with her husband.

 

Education:

Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Puget Sound 2013

Bachelor's of Science in Biology from Eastern Washington University in 2010