Monya Maleki is a recent graduate from Willamette University with a major in Exercise and Health Science and a minor in French and Francophone studies. During her undergraduate career she worked as a student athletic trainer for 2.5 years and as an off campus dance teacher for 3 years. Her interests include the performing arts and she is an accomplished singer and dancer. She sang with the Willamette Chamber Choir, Voce Femminile, and Tandem acapella, and has performed, as well as choreographed for the Willamette Dance Company. Her senior year she taught the Willamette football team ballet to enhance balance, flexibility, and agility as part of her research project. Due to the study’s success, she is now a ballet coach at Willamette University. She is excited to have joined the A2 Physical Therapy family and eager to learn about the PT profession.
"Kristi gives me a great positive feeling; to feel good bout myself. I have never been able to keep up on a food journal- now its easy. My personal goals are to have a decreased pulse rate, be fit, and take care of my heart. I come in on Wednedays at 5 am. Sometimes its hard to ge tout of bed, but I know I am working with someone (Kristi) who I am accountable too. Kristi is always so pleasant and never makes me feel ashamed of myself. A2 is a great place, each person is so positive. You learn to feel better by getting your mind to feel better first…. Think positive! I love this place, I will recommend each personto A2 either for PT or personal training. You guys are #1!"
"The therapy did exactly as I had hoped, it helped alleviate my shoulder pain, and stopped the numbness from creeping down my arm to my hand. The exercises I was shown had the added benefit of helping keep my neck and traps loose and not so tense all the time. A great experience that I would recommend to anyone needing physical therapy."
− C. Wesley
"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."