Our Staff

 Deborah Lehner Warner  

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I was raised on a Dairy farm in Ridgefield, Wa and graduated as a Spudder in 1987.  I went on to Clark College to play one year of volleyball and then to UPS to pursue my Master of Physical Therapy degree.  I am proud of my 2 grown Children Darby and Alex who are successful and live here locally.
I am married to Bryan Shull and currently reside in Vancouver, WA. My time treating patients is shared between Ridgefield Physical Therapy and Balanced Physical Therapy which I co-own with Kahn Khabra and Josh Laughlin.  I also co-own Battle Ground Physical Therapy with Shannon Schram.  My practice serves a wide variety of patients with some of my specialty pertaining to Male and Female Pelvic Floor.  I assess and treat pelvic pain, digestion issues, bowel and bladder dysfunction and post operative scar tissue or tissue damage such as diastasis.  As much as possible I spend time with family including my grand daughter, running, camping, hiking, cooking and volunteering.  I look forward to every opportunity to help my patients learn to help themselves.

Kanwaljit “Kahn” Khabra

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Kahn completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine in 2005. He is an American Academy Fellowship trained Manual Physical therapist whose treatment interests range from lumbar/cervical spine to the extremities. A published author and previous instructor, Kahn is also politically active on the state/national level to ensure the future of physical therapy. His undergraduate work was done in sports medicine at Western Washington University while competing in track and cross country. His spare time is spent with his family, partaking in road races, soccer, and motor sports.

Advanced Certification:

  • Manual Therapy Certified (MTC)
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedics (FAAOMPT)
  • Washington state spinal manipulation endorsement

Jodi Decker

jodi-tree-5-13-16I’m married and a mother of four active young adult children. I enjoy many forms of exercise such as dance, Pilates, hiking and bicycling. My family and I moved here from the mid-west and have been an integral part of Balanced Physical Therapy since January 2003. I also work part time with injury prevention at Frito Lay. I’ve been practicing Physical Therapy for over 30 years and I have a broad range of experience and advanced training in several areas: At one end of the spectrum; I can determine if corrective orthotics are needed and fit them; on the other end I’m confident of being able to help those with TMJ dysfunction. Most recently I became certified in Myokinesthetics which is a method to quickly and easily reset the body to alleviate (and eliminate) pain, restore range of motion and improve posture.
My three main goals with any treatment are evaluate thoroughly; equip the patient with “tools” to recover and progress even after discharge; and problem solve the best methods for a safe return to work, life, and recreational activities.

Amanda (Mandee) Swearingen

Mandee BioMandee was born and raised in San Diego, CA and earned her doctorate at the University of St. Augustine- San Diego campus in 2014. She moved up to the PNW and worked in Portland for 6.5 years, focusing on pelvic health physical therapy. She earned her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC) from the Herman & Wallace Institute in 2016 and has since undergone clinical training to help treat women, men and children with pelvic health dysfunction. Mandee moved to Vancouver with her husband and is excited to join the Balanced Physical Therapy team. 

Mandee prefers to approach the body in a holistic manner and draws upon her experiences with manual and myofascial therapy, visceral mobilizations, pain science and postural training to help with the healing process. She also is a certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist and enjoys working with all stages of pregnancy: prenatal, during pregnancy, and postpartum. Mandee is passionate about pelvic health and loves educating her patients about how integral the pelvis is to the entire body.

Mandee enjoys cycling and stand-up paddle boarding (weather permitting!) with her husband on weekends, learning to tend to all the plants in her yard, watching movies with her family and friends, and reading while snuggling with her two cats. 

Annie Volk

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I am from Hudson, Wisconsin and received my undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. In 2019 I moved to Portland, Oregon to complete my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University. I have a passion for community service and have been highly involved with different organizations throughout my life, including inclusion programs for adults and kids of all abilities. I approach my practice in a holistic manner and enjoy working with patients across the lifespan. In addition to outpatient orthopedics, I have experience in pediatrics, home health, and acute physical therapy. I am currently working to become a certified pelvic floor therapist through the Herman & Wallace Institute. I treat both female and male patients with pelvic pain and dysfunction, and I hold a special interest in working with those healing from trauma by fostering a caring and educational environment. Outside of the clinic, I soak in the beautiful PNW as much as I can with my fiancé. I enjoy a wide array of activities such as hiking, camping, kayaking/paddle boarding, gardening, reading, baking, and spending time with loved ones.

Steve Whitaker

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Steve Whitaker is a graduate of University of Washington with a Bachelor or Science degree. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. Steve is Astym and Graston Certified and his philosophy of treatment is through patient education and understanding the current injury while setting up home exercise programs in order to restore functional recovery.

Steve was born and raised in Montana. He worked for Continental Airlines for 20+ years while attending school and in his early career as a physical therapist. He took early retirement from Continental in 2007, and he is able to enjoy his retirement flight benefits and frequently travels throughout the year.

When not working or traveling, Steve enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Briana and his grandchildren Brooklyn, Hadley, Ellie, and Noah.

Diane McKinley, LMP

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Hello, I am Diane McKinley, the massage therapist at Balanced Physical Therapy. I grew up in Corona del Mar CA where I was a ballet protege,avid bodysurfer and tomboy. I danced with the Newport Beach Ballet Co., and the U.C.L.A. Dance Company for the four years I was pursuing my B.F.A. After moving to Seattle where I met my husband Paul, I studied massage at the Brian Utting School of Massage. I have been honored to take advanced deep tissue training with Catherin Maxwell ND and Robert Haase, Pregnancy Massage with Carole Osbourne-Sheets and Reiki with Jack Blackburn. Having been a massage therapist for 20 years I find inspiration in seeing what you need by watching you walk and listening to your concerns. I provide relaxation, deep tissue, sports & pregnancy massage. Watching you heal brings me joy.

When not working I enjoy bird watching, mushroom hunting, beach combing, acoustical guitar and photography.

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