Meet Our Staff
Trevor Pettingill, MPT
Trevor Pettingill, MPT is the owner and founder of Elite Physical Therapy. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Master of Physical Therapy degree in May 2004, and began his career working in small, physical therapist-owned, outpatient clinics in Washington state. He expanded his knowledge by working in a long-term care facility as a rehab director and also providing in-home care before starting his own private practice. Additionally, Trevor has worked with many athletes of all levels, and is particularly skilled in treating sports, overuse and running injuries. His experiences in different treatment settings provide the background necessary to give his patients a balanced approach to their therapy needs.
Trevor's treatment approach is based on the understanding that there is no better person capable of healing an injury than one's own self. "Sometimes, the individual just needs a little guidance to put them in that right healing environment. That's where the physical therapist can be of help. Our job is to help you know how to heal yourself!"
Trevor is a husband and father of five children. He is a life-long runner and competed in Track and Cross Country at the collegiate level. He competed in the Marathon Olympic Team Trials in 2004. In addition to running, he enjoys sports, music, golfing, camping, and spending time with family.
Allison Thompson, PT, DPT
Allison earned her doctorate degree at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She has been at Elite since moving to Washington in 2015 and is licensed in both Washington and Idaho. She enjoys treating lower extremity injuries, post-surgical rehab, and women's/men's health conditions. Allison is pursuing specialty practice in women's/men's health. She enjoys keeping up with the latest physical therapy research and educating the community about all that physical therapists do.
Allison grew up in the Bay Area and is a SF Giants fan. She also enjoys weightlifting, baking cakes, hiking, photography, playing with her cat, and exploring all that Washington has to offer.
Erica McMahon, PT, DPT
Erica graduated from Clarke University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015, and shortly thereafter moved to Washington from Iowa. Her clinical interests include lumbar spine injuries along with lower extremity musculoskeletal diagnoses. Erica enjoys working with a wide variety of patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric. In her free time, Erica loves to travel, run, and hike with her husband and dog.
James Aiken, PT, DPT
James (Jamie) grew up in Tucson, Arizona and received his B.S. in Vocational Rehabilitation from the University of Arizona. He then moved to Washington to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. He has clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics, acute rehabilitation and various forms of pediatric rehabilitation. James has a special interest in lumbar spine pain, mechanical diagnostic therapy as well as educating his patients in maintaining a pain-free lifestyle. In his spare time, Jamie enjoys playing recreational soccer, playing his guitar and drums, and hanging out with his new chocolate lab puppy.
Katie is from a military family who moved around often but she calls Colorado home. She attended Colorado State University where she graduated with a degree in Health and Exercise Science. After graduation, she joined the Army and attended the Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. She has served as a physical therapist at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY, overseas at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, and locally at Joint Base Lewis McChord. She is board certified in orthopedics and is experienced in advanced manual therapy techniques. She is also trained in vestibular rehabilitation and post-concussive care. She is passionate about working with athletes of all ages and preventing injuries before they occur. She enjoys playing lacrosse, running, traveling and spending time with her husband, Dave, and two dogs, Copper and Louie.
Thomas Molyneux-Elliot, DPT
Tom graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016 from the University of Puget Sound after earning a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Pacific Lutheran University in 2012. He enjoys treating a variety of musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiopulmonary conditions while emphasizing the power of exercise for everyone. He is currently pursing post-doctorate training in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.
Tom is a former collegiate soccer player who enjoys playing soccer, mountain biking, road cycling, golfing and building mountain bike trails in his free time.
Physical Therapy Assistants
Kristen graduated with her bachelor's degree in Fitness Management from Walla Walla University in 2011 and went on to get her associate's degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Carrington College in 2014. She is passionate about working with neurologically impaired patients, pediatric patients, and patients with sports injuries. Kristen, who was born in Puyallup and has lived most of her life in Washington, is a born and raised Seahawks fan! Her hobbies include spending time with her family and dog, playing her ukulele, basketball, volleyball, and anything else she can do outdoors.
Courtnay graduated from Green River Community College in 2015 with her associate's degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She is passionate about treating a variety of orthopedic conditions and a wide variety of ages. She loves all animals and currently has a cat named Tank. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter and family, crafting, hiking, traveling, and being on the water.
MJ Margeson, LMP
Mary Jo (MJ) Margeson, LMP graduated from Anthem College in Beaverton, Oregon in 2009. She moved to the Seattle area after graduation and began her practice that fall. While MJ is more than capable of helping someone relax with a gentle Swedish massage, she truly enjoys using a unique blend of deep tissues treatment and long, flowing relaxing strokes. MJ decided to go into massage therapy after a fast pitch softball career that put her in the trainer's office and physical therapy clinic several times. MJ loves learning about the body and hopes to take the knowledge she's gathered from massage onto more advanced avenues. MJ enjoys CrossFit, playing with her dogs, traveling to Hawaii, humor, baseball, and football. Go Hawks!