Physical Therapists

Mobility Coaching and Outifitting, PLLC is co-owned by Holly Wakefield and Elisa Smith.

Holly Wakefield, PT, DPT, NCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy (2009)

Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist


Holly Wakefield has a B.S. in Movement Science from Gordon College (2005) and a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Vermont (2009). She is a Neurologic Clinical Specialist. During her practice since 2009, she has specialized in neuro rehab and custom ultralight and power wheelchair seating and positioning. She has experience with children and adults with diagnoses including spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, seizure and genetic disorders, stroke, traumatic brain injury, amputations, polytrauma, and burns. She is skilled in creating custom molded cushions and backrests and other wheelchair design elements for people with severe tone or postural deformities.

On a short-term trip, she has done manual wheelchair seating for children and adults in Ghana. She was a consultant in instructional wheelchair skill videos for clinicians and providers with UW Medicine’s Spinal Cord Injury Empowerment Project. She has presented at a NW Regional SCI System forum and several training sessions for clinicians and was a co-author in a published research article related to inpatient rehab gait training.

She has practiced in urban hospitals including on neuro inpatient rehab at Harborview Medical Center (2009-2016) as well as an outpatient seating clinic, home-based neuro and seating, and school-based therapy. She and Elisa founded Mobility Coaching and Outfitting, PLLC, in 2017.

Holly enjoys kayaking, running, hiking, gardening, painting, and pottery and looks forward to collaborating with you.

Elisa Smith, PT, DPT, NCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy (2005)

Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist


Elisa Smith has a B.S. in biology from Seattle Pacific University (2002) and a doctorate in physical therapy from Eastern Washington University (2005). She is a Neurologic Clinical Specialist. During her practice since 2005, she has specialized in neuro rehab and custom ultralight and power wheelchair seating and positioning and has experience with children and adults with diagnoses including spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, amputations, polytrauma, and burns.

On short-term trips, she has done manual wheelchair seating for children and adults in China, India, Ghana, Peru, and Jordan. She has created instructional wheelchair skill videos for clinicians and providers with UW Medicine’s Spinal Cord Injury Empowerment Project. She has presented at the NW Regional SCI System forums, Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, and the SCI Model System’s Therapy Leadership Meetings.

She has practiced in urban hospital neuro inpatient rehab units including at Harborview Medical Center (2005-2016) and has worked in home health, outpatient, and school-based settings. She has had adjunct faculty roles in the University of Puget Sound Doctor of Physical Therapy Program intermittently since 2016. She and Holly founded Mobility Coaching and Outfitting, PLLC, in 2017.

Elisa enjoys running, hiking, gardening, and cooking and looks forward to collaborating with you.