Cheryl A. Ayres PT/Owner

Cheryl Ayres

Owner of West Campus Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy since 1987. Graduated from Washington State University and St. Louis University in Physical Therapy. Cheryl has many years of experience in orthopedic physical therapy. Eclectic manual practitioner utilizing techniques/concepts from:

  • Mulligan
  • Sahrman
  • Janda
  • Gary Gray
  • Functional Rehab
  • Strain-counterstrain Techniques

Cheryl enjoys her 2 children, bicycling, tennis and outdoor activities.


Aimee Lake DPT

Aimee graduated from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston MA (2009) with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Since then she has practiced in orthopedic, geriatric and neurological/vestibular settings. Her clinical interests include post surgical rehabilitation and manual therapy. Aimee enjoys running, biking, cooking and traveling.


Scott Allen

Scott Allen Scott is originally from Illinois and have been in Washington since 1990. He has been with West Campus Physical Therapy since 1998. Scott is currently working on college courses and hopes to pursue Physical Therapy Assistant's degree. Scott enjoys his family, fishing, mountain biking and yard work. He is a man of few words with a broad smile.


Denise Merdich Office Manager/PTA

Denise Merdich Denise began her career at West Campus Sports & Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 1988. She graduated from the University of Puget Sound after attending on a soccer scholarship. Following college, she continued to play soccer at a competitive level both nationally and internationally and played for the United States Woman's National Team. Denise continues to play and coach in the area. She enjoys working on the business side to ensure things run smooth for our patients and is very experienced with the insurance side of things. Denise is licensed as a PTA and happily assists with patient care. She can answer your questions about the services here at West Campus Sports & Orthopedic Physical Therapy.


Penny Hewlett Exercise Specialist

Penny Hewlett Penny went to the University of Oregon on a track scholarship, where she studied Physical Education with an emphasis on Athletic Training and have a coaching minor. Following that she moved to Los Angeles to pursue badminton at a competitive level and there got into physical therapy. Penny returned to the Northwest and worked as a personal trainer at health clubs while continuing in the physical therapy profession. Penny has been with WCPT since 1993. Penny enjoys her 2 children, running and fitness.