Molly has worked in the Wellness Center at Franke Tobey Jones, a continuing care retirement community in Tacoma, since 2009. Prior to that, she earned her BS in Community Health from Western Washington University. Molly has instructed numerous fitness class formats to older adults, ages 55 to 101, with a great range of physical abilities. Her passion for improving patients’ awareness of body mechanics, posture, and balance in the group fitness setting piqued her interest to join the physical therapy field. Her certifications in personal training and group fitness compliment her physical therapist assistant degree to effectively design balance training interventions for patients of all ages. She is committed to providing Parkinson’s patients with personalized, creative, and evidence-based therapy sessions using principles from her LSVT Big certification. She greatly values the personal connections, rewarding interactions, and inspiration each patient provides.
"I came to A2 PT to assist in my recovery of a torn Achilles tendon. Not fully knowing what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised. Using a combination of PT (for strengthening and stretching) and massage (for scare tissue Break up) I feel my recovery has been accelerated. The whole crew Alika, Kristi, and Sophia are very kind, spirited, and passionate about their jobs! On a personal note, the word massage should be removed from the phrase deep tissue massage. It is very misleading-but it does work!
Keep up the great work gang!!"
"Kristi’s weekly bootcamp has truly gotten me out of my comfort zone. I started attending with my family a few months ago. My first couple of times I was so ore! At times I became discouraged, but I just pushed through! I keep coming every week I am available. There’s no shaming if you must miss a week. You can even have someone go on your behalf if you miss a week. Since starting Kristi’s bootcamp I’ve said yes to other fitness opportunities I would have previously turned down. I now workout EVERYDAY and I’ve lost over 20 lbs since I first started coming. Thanks Kristi and to my family for introducing mw to this awesome bootcamp!"
"A2 Physical Therapy has been an amazing place to be at for the past 3 years training with Kristi Cruz. I have had knee and shoulder issues and Alika has been great getting me back to doing the things I love. The staff here is always so loving and kind. I know when I come here I am always excited to be here. I love getting the warm smiles from everyone!"