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.

"Working with Kristi has been an amazing and rewarding experience. I started with the goal to lose weight and gain strength and after a few months she has helped me to understand what it means to live a healthy and well-rounded life. She not only provides motivation in the gym, but she is a great support system emotionally. She knows her stuff when it relates to exercises and the body. I appreciate how she brings variety to our workouts while also keeping us safe. If I could I would workout with Kristi multiple times per week."

− Sammy

"A2 has been wonderful in helping me with my elbow pain. The skilled staff has attacked my ailment with an array of methods. I came in with 6-7/10 pain and after a few weeks my elbow is down to 1-2/10. The environment is warm and welcoming. The staff is friendly and very skilled. They take the time to listen and formulate a personalized plan. One of the tools they use is the Neubie. I have had amazing results using it. Its ability to target and safely load a specific area is very helpful. Overall, A2 is amazing and I would highly recommend it to any and all!"

− Kris

"I started at A2 about mid-July and I am in the 9:00 am Friday class. A2 has opened me up to new levels of a workout. There is no “golden Standard”. Everyone goes to the best of their abilities. I feel like I can workout without being judged. In my class there are my mom, dad, aunt Lori, aunt Amber, my cousin Mandy and our newest addition Randy. Kristi is always encouraging us to give our all. She is never telling us that we aren’t doing the workout right. Instead she helps us grow by kindly telling us if we do it this way we will get more out of it and she always helps us get there. I decided to do cross country this year and I feel like I can go and be successful and strong because of my A2 workout. Thank you so much for helping me grow in my health."

− Genevieve