Molly Daugherty, PTA


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.

"Before I started coming to A2 I was always tired and could barely pick up or carry my grandchildren a ½ block. After the first 6 weeks of working with Kristi I got a big surprise when I took my grandchildren to a festival and carried the youngest 4 blocks before she woke up enough to walk. I then picked her up and put her on my shoulders so she could see better without effort. I was amazed at how much strength I had gained in a short time. I continue to see improvement in my strength and I’m no longer tired all the time."

− Jacki

"Danny was fantastic; he was able to quickly diagnose my issues and construct a plan for recovery that began showing results in a couple weeks. 10/10 would recommend to everyone."

− Veronica

"Physically and mentally as healthy as I can be is my goal. My father lived to 93 and fairly healthy physically and mentally. My mother is 96 years old and is failing mentally and physically. I have watched the good and bad of aging. My chances of longevity is good but I want to be mentally and physically as healthy as I can be. Not until I started working out with Kristi Cruz at A2 did I know how to prepare myself for my road ahead. Kristi has given me the tools and information for me to understand what I need. She has led me by my hands and feet to improve me physically and talked and explained to help me understand the process. Working out with Kristi two or three times per week is a priority and my recipe for good mental and physical health. My name is Geri Markham and I am 71 years old. I feel as fit as I could be at my age. I have to give all the credit to Kristi Cruz at A2 for walking with me through the process. I would recommend Kristi totally if you are interested in learning to be physically and mentally healthy as you move on in life. Life is good thanks to A2 and Kristi Cruz."

− Geri