A Holistic Practice Based on Embodied Neuroscience, Introspective Learning, & Effective Action
Having helped thousands of persons with complex pain syndromes, debilitating mobility problems, or everyday discomforts, Dr. Tim Sobie, Ph.D. is the founder and clinical director of Alliant Continuum Care, Physical Therapy and Integral Medicine, PLLC. Tim has over 30 years’ experience as a physical therapist and over 20 years’ experience as a Feldenkrais Method® practitioner with 5+ years as a clinical applications principal investigator and scientific researcher.
A native of Michigan, he earned his physical therapy degree from the OUHSC Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, subsequently traveling to small and mid-sized cities nationwide to direct various hospital-based physical therapy departments—including the Champus partnership at Madigan Army Medical Center.
Selecting the Pacific Northwest as the place to settle, he completed the Oregon Feldenkrais Method® Professional Training Program through the Movement Studies Institute of Berkeley, California, and earned a Masters of Science degree in Behavioral Medicine from the Behavioral Physiology Institutes of Bainbridge Island while co-attending Whole Systems Design studies through Antioch University, Seattle. In addition, Tim has completed interdisciplinary mind-body medicine and bodywork training through the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington D.C., and has most recently completed his clinical research dissertation at Saybrook University to earn a Ph.D. degree in Psychology with a sub-specialization in Psycho-physiology for the study of neurologically mediated and brain-based chronic pain mechanisms-and for developing innovative applications in their novel treatment.
Tim is a licensed and preferred provider for most major health insurance plans under the classification Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. He also works with acute trauma, injuries, or accidents. His expansive scope of practice draws from multiple areas and fields with proven track records, and is thereby quite likely to make a more definitive and sustainable difference in the quality and expression of your own or another person’s individual situation – however it has been previously treated or classified, or whatever it may be.
Seek through yourself to make an actual difference. Call today for your individualized consultation or appointment: (253) 572-4611.
Jennifer Yagos is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (CM). She graduated from the Reese Movement Institute in San Diego, California in 2000. Jennifer's skills can be applied to a broad spectrum of therapeutic needs. She enjoys working with people to find their individual rehabilitation goals, whether it be pre/post surgery rehabilitation, work injury, joint pain, gait imbalance, or other unique needs. She also enjoys teaching athletes and musicians improved self-use, receiving tremendous results herself with improved athletic capability.
Jennifer began seeking out a career in Occupational Therapy and Sports Medicine at Colorado State University from 1991 to 1995. In mid-1995, she realized that her career interests would be better suited in a less traditional Western model of healing; instead, a model that would treat a "person" and not a "disease".
She chose to refocus her subject of study, attending the four-year training program in the Feldenkrais Method® in San Diego from 1997 to 2000. She now enjoys teaching the Feldenkrais Method to others not only as a career, but also as a hobby or way of life, the two inseparable. Jennifer teaches the Feldenkrais Method in a calm setting as a beneficial way to alleviate pain, rehabilitate from injury, or to simply use as a tool for creating a more healthy and enjoyable life. She works one-on-one in private sessions and also teaches classes.
Jennifer has continued her studies in health and human sciences. She has obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development & Family Studies from Colorado State University. She is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, having completed the program at Whatcom Community College and passing the WA State licensure exam. She is also a certified Sounder Sleep System® teacher, a system designed to regain/maintain restful sleep as well as reduce everyday stress reactions that people may tend to have due to our busy world. To find out more about the system, visit their website here.
Rhonda Sobie, MA, GCFP is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Biofeedback Technician. She is a graduate of Seattle-Eastside Feldenkrais® Training II.
Rhonda teaches Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® classes. Rhonda personally attests to the Feldenkrais Method®’s impact on her life. It has helped her regain comfortable movement after years on a computer; contributed to increased creativity, mental flexibility and relaxation in daily life; and improved her athleticism.
Additionally, Rhonda has trained in clinical biofeedback/physiological monitoring applications for stress management, breathing retraining, heart-rate variability, and muscular tension through the Association for Applied Physiology & Biofeedback, Inc., and through private consultation with the Behavioral Medicine Research and Training Foundation. Rhonda
is a technical consultant for biofeedback.
Rhonda graduated with honors with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma and a Masters degree in Spirituality from Seattle University. Rhonda worked for several years in management in the high-tech industry, followed by an education directorship in the non-profit field, before discovering Feldenkrais and biofeedback.
Rhonda finds meaning in helping people discover their potential, be it in physical movement, stress reduction, or personal development and self-care. “It is rewarding to see people return to their true selves, via the Feldenkrais Method, in a way that is easy, graceful, and fun.”
Roxanne has over 30 years as a health practitioner. A native of Iowa, she found her way to the Northwest as a Registered Nurse in the United States Navy. Roxanne chose Washington State as a place to live and pursued a master’s degree and a doctorate at the University of Washington. Her interests include mind/body medicine, pain management, and the relationship between thought and stress.
She is especially interested in how movement can be used to re-pattern habitual reactions that are limiting to responses that result in a freeing more enjoyable life. Roxanne has continued to explore mindfulness-centered therapies and is a Certified Hakomi body-centered therapist. She co-teaches “Quieting the Mind” and other Personhood workshops (see: www.seattlehakomi.com/faculty/). Roxanne enjoys nature, Yoga Nidra, family time and recently became a Grandma.
Dr. Jerry R. DeVore is a clinical psychologist, licensed in the State of Washington. He completed his PhD in psychology at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Mo. Dr. DeVore has had a career including 20 years of federal service with 11 years active duty. He has been a faculty member of an APA Approved Internship Program while on active duty. As a civilian he was the Director of Rehabilitation Psychology in a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup WA, where he worked for 18 years.
Dr. DeVore recently retired from 20 years of federal service and now has a private practice focusing on patients with healthcare issues, chronic pain, emotional distress and desires for personal growth. He uses treatments including biofeedback, neurofeedback, hypnosis, and EMDR. He sees patients on a fee-for-service basis only. Dr. DeVore is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology. He is also BCIA certified in General Biofeedback and Neurofeedback. He is an Approved Consultant in the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is Level II trained in EMDR. Clinically, Dr. DeVore is fascinated with the ways in which biofeedback, neurofeedback and hypnosis can foster health recovery and health resilience. He is also fascinated with the psychophysiology of altered states of consciousness such as hypnosis and he regularly presents in the area of experiential spirituality.
Jennifer Miller received her certification as a Feldenkrais practitioner in October 2015, studying under Angel & Richard DiBennedetto in Kirkland, WA. She was drawn to the work in 2012 after searching for an alternative therapy to help her son, who has Cerebral Palsy. She has a passion for helping infants, children and those with neurological conditions.
At Alliant, she is available by appointment Saturday mornings and select weekdays, treating both children and adults at our Tacoma location. She also teaches Liberating Movement, a weekly Awareness Through Movement Workshop every Tuesday at 10:00 AM.
To learn more about Jennifer and her practice, check out her website Liberating Movement for further details.
Maria offers therapy for pelvic floor dysfunction, concussion recovery, vertigo, chronic pain, and most other conditions that respond to physical therapy treatment. She has extensive background in craniosacral therapy, having completed the Bastyr University training as well as additional coursework through Upledger. She also uses neural manipulation and visceral manipulation in her treatments, and is pursuing certification in those area through the Barral Institute. She is a certified orthopedic movement therapist, having completed two years of training with Gordon Browne, PT, GCFP. Maria received her degree in physical therapy from the University of Puget Sound, and her background in yoga, pilates, tai chi, and qigong allows her to provide
diverse movement options for recovery. Outside of therapy, she is a violinist in Symphony Tacoma and teaches through the Music and Arts program of UPPC.