Shelby McFarland, PTA


Shelby is an Illinois native that recently moved to Tacoma from Colorado.  She graduated from Lake Land College in 2013 and became a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant.  She grew up riding horses and participated in competitive barrel racing for over 10 years.  With an ankle injury from High School and a desire to help people, Shelby decided to pursue a career in Physical Therapy.  She has worked for over 4 years in Outpatient Orthopedic settings and volunteered with Achilles International and Equine Therapy with children and youth with disabilities in Nashville, TN.  She’s been practicing yoga for 10 years and strongly believes in the connection between the mind and body.  In her free time, she enjoys running, crocheting, hiking, reading, and spending time with her dog, Hampton.

"A2 Physical Therapy is very professional. What I liked the most is that they are very thorough with their assessments and personalizing exercises/treatment according to my pain/limitations/injuries. I really do feel stronger and feel confident to get even stronger! Everyone has a super positive attitude which helps with motivation. Thank You!"

− A. Mun

"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

"Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for all that you have done to help me get better. What I admire the most is that you have a kind, caring, outstanding staff that not only listens to what is going on with us but goes the extra mile to help each of us achieve our goals. Danny and Alika never, never, never gave up on me and helped me reclaim my life. I love all of you dearly."

− C. Marez