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.

"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

"I found A2 Physical therapy was able to give me the help I needed in the exercises and cupping they gave me to loosen up my stiff joints and muscles that I could hardly move due to surgery, stiffness, and soreness. I think A2 PT are running a top notch business. The therapists that worked with and on me were extremely courteous. Molly was so helpful in my therapy and an absolute delight to work with. She got me back to 100% in just 4 weeks and my visits were 1 day a week. This was my first experience working with PT’s and it was totally a wonderful experience. Thank you A2 Physical Therapy and thank you Ms. Molly Daugherty for working with me and making my recovery and stability improve so quickly. Should I need PT again I will call you. Again many thanks."

− Diane

"I never thought I’d love PT, but now I do! I’m so appreciative that my first Pt experience has been with the most attentive and patient people possible. I’m thrilled the progress I’ve made and feel confident in my ability to continue improving at home. A huge thanks to the entire A2 team for being so welcoming and understanding. I truly can’t offer any recommendations, as you guys have a great thing going. (except for maybe more fruit infused water. Thanks again!"

− K. Paulson