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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Pelvic Rehab Physical Therapist does that differs from general practice PT. I am a DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) with 36 years experience as a PT and 7 of those years as a Pelvic Rehab Therapist. I am board eligible to sit for the Pelvic Rehab Practitioner Certification. I look at each patient individually, holistically trying to treat their needs not their diagnosis.
Patients that I would treat are Pregnancy and Postpartum conditions, Pelvic pain (Female and Male), Chronic Pain, Male and Female Incontinence, Prolapse and Pelvic Girdle dysfunction including hip and low back pain. I also see patients with Osteoporosis, Fall Prevention and Balance disorders.
Treatments include: modalities such as Ultrasound, Laser(Low Level Laser sometimes referred to as “Cold Laser”), TENS, Biofeedback, Therapeutic Yoga and Pilates, Manual Therapy, Balance retraining, Functional Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Relaxation training, and Functional Home Program tailored to each patient specific needs

Marrem Aiello, M.S. OTR/L


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

Marri grew up living on Whidbey Island and going to the Anacortes school district. She graduated from Western Washington University in 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in Studio Art with a concentration in ceramics. After graduating college she decided she wanted to be apart of the family physical therapy clinic and ever since then has been apart of Rue and Primavera! She is the daughter of owners and therapists Wendy and Thomas.

Vanessa Stewart, Aide


Debra McCune, Reception