Kristen Santos

Physical Therapist

At Joya since 2023

Practicing Doctor of Physical Therapy since 2019


Born and raised in the Bay Area of California and have lived in Spokane since 2006. Throughout my life I was heavily involved in sports and athletic injuries led me to an early interest in a career in physical therapy. My passion for working in pediatrics stemmed from early volunteer opportunities within the local community and abroad in New Zealand where I worked with children with special needs of all ages. I pursued my doctorate through Pacific University in Oregon and returned to Spokane, where I have been working in pediatrics since. I have experience working with young children in outpatient orthopedics, inpatient rehabilitation, NICU follow-up and early intervention. Joya has always been my dream job setting and I am ecstatic to be a part of the team at Joya. When I’m not enjoying working with children and their families, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Trevor and our two pets, friends, and family, watching sports, and being active while exploring the beautiful mountains and lakes surrounding Spokane. 


  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Pacific University
  • Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, Eastern Washington University 

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