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Dr. Krista Piliusenko

PT, DPT, Cert. VRS | South Sound Physical & Hand Therapy – Lacey

"“I love building meaningful relationships and seeing my patients reach previously unimaginable goals.”"

Krista Piliusenko was born and raised in Olympia, Washington. She is a graduate of Eastern Washington University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, as well as the University of Puget Sound, where she completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Growing up, Krista participated in several sports, including soccer, fast-pitch softball, bowling and basketball. She continues to participate in slow-pitch softball and bowling in her free time. Krista believes in giving back to her community and is an active volunteer for several nonprofit organizations.

Krista has a passion for neurological and vestibular rehabilitation, where she can assist in patient recovery and enable individuals to maintain their independence throughout their daily lives. She thrives in helping patients to reach their therapy goals while challenging their limits at each visit. Her goal with every patient is to educate and provide them with the tools that they need to be successful.


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (University of Puget Sound)
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (Eastern Washington University)

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