Our Staff

Lone Lake Physical Therapy has provided quality, conscientious care to the South Whidbey Island community since 2011. Our dedicated staff is excited to continue working in partnership with our clients towards optimal health for all in our new Soundview Center home.

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Shannon Arndt, MSPT, JSCC

Shannon is the owner of Lone Lake Physical Therapy, LLC. She graduated at the top of her class from the University of Rhode Island with her MSPT. Shannon enjoys the challenge of discovering the interconnecting components of physical impairments and educating people on how to independently manage their physical health.

Shannon is the mother of two boys and is supported by a wonderful husband. She loves hiking, biking, swimming, and playing with her family.


Connie Lloyd, PT

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Connie graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in physical therapy and is a Certified Feldenkrais® practitioner. Her passion is in prevention of physical dysfunction and in maintaining function as we age. She treats with a focus on posture training, movement re-education, and relaxation training.

Connie and her husband are animal lovers sharing their lives with horses, dogs, and a parrot. Outside of work, her interests include horseback riding, kayaking, and gardening.


Sue Taves, PT

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Sue has 30+ years of experience in neurological rehabilitation. She helps people with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic stroke issues, spinal cord injuries, brain injury or other chronic neurological issues, to regain independence and functional mobility. Sue also works on general strengthening, balance and fall prevention with her advanced training in motor re-education, balance training and exercise. Sue graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago with her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.

Sue is an accomplished Artist, you can see her work at www.SueTavesSculpture.com.


Jessica Durr, DPT

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Jessica graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, MO in 2011. She uses a combination of manual therapy and corrective exercise to help people stay active and achieve their functional goals. Jessica teaches ways to correct dysfunctional and painful movement patterns as well as improve body awareness and alignment, motor control, strength, joint mobility, flexibility and balance, and she enjoys prevention-based training.

Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, young daughter and new baby boy, outdoor adventuring and travel whenever time permits.

Jessica is currently on maternity leave.


shaerna safsten, MSpt

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Shaerna graduated from the University of Washington in 2002. For the last 15+ years she has specialized in the neurological field of physical therapy, focusing on brain, spinal cord and other neurological injuries. She is drawn to the challenge of finding and facilitating the connections between the mind and body, to improve quality of life through increased function. Shaerna loves having a positive impact on people’s lives, helping them to achieve their goals.

When she’s not in the clinic you’ll find Shaerna doing her best to be outdoors with her family, especially boating, camping and hiking.


Julie Gersten, LMP

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 Julie has been a massage therapist for over 35 years and a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner for 25 of them. She has accumulated an eclectic tool box of approaches and techniques that she uses in her individual and group work to assist people who want to learn how to move better , be more comfortable and feel more functionally fit as they age. She teaches classes to people who have sustained injuries, have had post surgical movement limitations, are wanting to improve their balance, agility and flexibility or who just want to have a better golf or tennis swing.


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diane durham-monroe, Office Manager

Diane is our office manager and billing specialist. She has an extensive background in administrative support and customer service and has been with Lone Lake Physical Therapy since 2013. She loves spending time with her daughters and husband and is very thankful to live on this beautiful island. She enjoys cooking, gardening, reading and beach time.


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milena Alvarez, office assistant

Milena is our Office Assistant. She has a background in administrative and customer service work. She enjoys spending time with her young son, family and friends.