Our Team

Wendolyn Rue, PT, MLD/C

In addition to her passion for helping people get well, Wendy is a mom, a dancer and a person very involved in her community. She was born and raised in New York City and now lives with her family by the beach, on Whidbey Island. She is a Soroptimist, a member of the Navy League and owner of Anacortes Studio 1010. New York University Physical Therapy Specializes in: Orthopedic injuries Women’s health – pelvic pain, osteoporosis, incontinence, swelling following mastectomy, chronic pain neurological disorders, vestibular disorders – dizziness, vertigo, gait disorders and balance problems.  Wendolyn is certified in manual lymphatic drainage. We can do manual drainage and custom compression wrapping.

Tom Primavera, OTR/L

Tom was born and raised in Cherry Hill, NJ and completed a Bachelor’s of Arts in Physical Education from University of Richmond in 1977. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s of Science in Occupational Therapy at University of Puget Sound in 1986. He also received a Master’s degree in Adult Education from Seattle University in 1993. He moved to Anacortes and worked at Island Hospital in their outpatient Physical Therapy Department for 17 years, where he started their Occupational/Hand Therapy Department. During this time, he was able to start the Hand Therapy Clinic in Oak Harbor. He met his wife while working in Anacortes and she joined him in Oak Harbor. The two have grown Rue and Primavera to where it is today. Tom specializes in upper extremity injuries, including fractures, nerve and tendon injuries, repetitive and over use injuries. He loves working with patients of all ages and is very lucky to be working with our local active and retired Navy personnel as well as with their dependents.

Dr. Elaine Armantrout, PT, DSc, E

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Elaine Armantrout, PT, DSc, ECS is a physical therapist with a license endorsement for nerve conduction studies and clinical needle electromyography. Dr. Armantrout is board certified in clinical electrophysiologic physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She received her Bachelor of Science degree and her physical therapy certificate graduate school training from the University of Iowa. She earned her doctorate degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She’s been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1980. The Physical Therapy Association of Washington named Dr. Armantrout the PT of the Year in 2005 and awarded her the Donna El Din Distinguished Service Award in 2015. She has over 32 years of experience providing electrodiagnostic tests for over 25,000 patients. All major insurances including Medicare and Labor & Industry are accepted. A referral from a health care provider is required.

Dr. Dawna Giem, DPT

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Education:

  • Loma Linda University
    • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Northeastern University
    • Doctorate in Physical Therapy
  • Board Certification
    • Pelvic Rehab Practitioner Certified (PRPC)

Professional Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • APTA Section on Women’s Health
  • Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA)
  • International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)

Professional Expertise and Interests:

  • Pelvic Rehab: Men, Women
  • Women’s Health
  • Pregnancy/ Postpartum
  • Menopause
  • Geriatrics
  • Balance
  • Pilates
  • Integrative Women’s Health

Personal Interests:

  • Travel
  • Cooking
  • Outdoor Sports

Mission:

I believe in taking every opportunity to further my knowledge of the human body and depend on research based evidence to guide my treatments. To build trusting compassionate relationships to efficiently assist the return to optimal function. To treat the whole body not just the diagnosis.

Marrem Aiello, M.S. OTR/L

Education:

  • Washington University in St. Louis
    • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign
    • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Professional Memberships;

  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT)

Professional Expertise and Interests:

  • Hand Therapy/Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
  • Geriatrics
  • Sensory Integration

Personal Interests:

  • Traveling
  • DIY Projects
  • Hiking

Janet Wardell, PTA

Janet graduated from San Diego State in 1980 with a Bachelor in Zoology, and in 1992 from Mesa College San Diego with an Associate in Physical Therapy, PTA.  She is also a certified Aquatic Rehabilitation Instructor ATRI, since 2016.  

Marri Metz, Bookkeeping and Office Manager

Education:

  • Western Washington University
    • Bachelors Degree in Studio Art, concentration in ceramics

Personal Interests:

  • Outdoors
  • Art
  • Family

 

Sara Roy, Aide

Education:

  • Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia
    • Bachelors in Biology

Personal Interests:

  • Going on hikes with her dog and hubby
  • Loves spending the weekend outdoors
  • Spending time with family and friends

Kora Diaz, Patient Care Coordinator

Education:

  • University of Puerto Rico- Carolina Campus
    • Bachelors in Hotel and Restaurant Administration with focus on Hotel Operations

Personal Interests:

  • Traveling and exploring new places
  • Knitting
  • Reconnecting with family and close friends