Here at West Richland Physical Therapy we are driven by our mission statement to provide physical therapy in a professional, caring, and pleasant environment. Our entire staff works hard to provide a patient-first atmosphere in which your comfort and care are our primary concern. Your satisfaction is how we define our success!
Our Physical Therapists are highly trained and use only safe and effective evidence-based physical therapy. Education is important to our staff, and through seminars and continuing education we ensure our therapists know the latest and most effective techniques in their field. All of this means a faster, better and more comfortable recovery for you!
Rodney was raised in Burbank, Washington and graduated from Columbia High School. He enjoyed working on the family farm throughout high school and during the summers while attending college.
He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 1993. He then received his Master’s degree in physical therapy from Mount St Mary’s College in Santa Monica California in 1995.
After completing a residency program at UCLA he was fortunate to work in the UCLA outpatient sports clinic for 3 years before returning to the Northwest. He moved to Clarkston Washington where he opened a new clinic for Columbia Physical Therapy which he managed from 1998-2010. During this time he worked closely with athletes from Clarkston and Asotin high schools by serving as an athletic trainer.
Rodney moved back to the Tri-Cities in 2010 when he began managing the West Richland Physical Therapy office where he has continued to work since that time. He enjoys working in the small community of West Richland. He continues to specialize in outpatient orthopedics and enjoys working with a wide variety of patients ranging from young children to the elderly. His core belief is people are happiest when healthy. He strives to provide a positive atmosphere which promotes optimal health and wellness. He offers one-on-one personal attention to each patient and implements manual therapy techniques as needed to improve function. He promotes a healthy lifestyle and tries to incorporate education and exercise with each patient in the clinic.
Rodney is married to Angie Koontz of Upland California. They have five children together. Rod’s other interests include cycling, water sports on the Columbia River, mountaineering/hiking, camping, and being a fan of his children’s sports teams.
Marbelia has been employed with West Richland Physical Therapy since 2014 as the office Manager. She handles all the fundamentals of running the front office and is always available to answer any questions you may have. Her goal is to make sure the clinic runs smoothly and that everyone has a great office experience.
Marbelia enjoys dancing, vacationing at tropical beaches and loves entertaining her family and friends.
Physical Therapy Aide
Heather has been working at West Richland Physical Therapy as a physical therapy aide since 2013. Before she joined our staff she spent 14 years teaching gymnastics and tumbling. She helps patients with their exercises and other physical therapy procedures. Heather loves getting to know our patients and seeing them progress throughout their recovery.
Physical Therapy Aide
Tyler has been working for West Richland Physical Therapy as an aide since 2016. He graduated from Hanford High School in the spring of 2016 and is currently attending CBC and working towards a career in Physical Therapy. He enjoys helping the patients learn their exercise routines and getting to know the patients on a more personal level.
When he is not going to school or working he enjoys going hunting with his friends.