Exercise Specialists

​At Vertical Therapy, our team of exercise specialists practice in helping  those living with neurological conditions such as, MS, Parkinson’s and spinal cord injuries rehabilitate through exercise and activity-based therapies.  Our team members develop tailored programs to aid in each individual’s rehabilitation, focusing on their unique needs.  Contact us today from the Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Bothell or Bellevue areas!

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Greg Schoenbachler

Former President & Co-Founder

Greg served as president of Vertical Therapy, LLC since the company was formed. He has been a leader and entrepreneur in the agricultural and solid waste & recycling industries since 1997. Mr. Schoenbachler holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Washington State University.

Chris Hegge, ACSM-CFT​

Co-Founder, President & Exercise Specialist (ES1)​ 

Chris has been in the health & wellness industry for 20+ years. He has worked throughout the Pacific Northwest providing therapy for athletes, general population and special populations. He holds a degree in Health and Wellness and is certified through the ACSM, he is also certified in advanced FES cycling. Chris’ passion is assisting as many people as possible become healthier, more independent and achieve goals that most people deemed impossible. A native to the PNW, he currently lives in Fairwood with his family. Outside of the therapy world, Chris enjoys cycling, golfing, camping and spending time with his wife Lauren, son Emery and daughter Lucy.

Alvaro Bustillos, CSPS, EMT-B, AAAI

Assistant Manager & Exercise Specialist (ES2)

Alvaro is compassionate and strives to make a positive impact in the lives of individuals living with neurological injuries through exercise. Prior to Vertical Therapy, he received his education from George Mason University and served as an Infantry officer in the U.S. Army for five years on active duty. He currently serves in the Army Reserves since 2018 and his background brings a unique perspective to his work. Alvaro’s passion for strength and conditioning spans over a decade and he holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science from Liberty University and is certified through the NSCA. He approaches his work with humility and a commitment to continuous learn in the field. Outside of Vertical Therapy he resides in South Puget Sound and prioritizes staying active through exercise, Jiu-Jitsu, reading and spending quality time with his loved ones.

ES1-

  • Exercise Specialist (ES) and Manager
  • Program design and implementation
  • Team and Regional Lead
  • Degree in the field
  • CPR/First Aid/AED certified
  • Two National Certifications
  • Advanced FES therapy certified
  • 5+ years in the field
  • ​5000+ hours of experience

ES2-

  • ES
  • Degree in field
  • CPR/First Aid/AED certified
  • Two National Certifications for Personal Training
  • Advanced FES therapy certified
  • 3+ years in the field
  • 2500+ hours of experience

ES3-

  • ES specializing in all program implementation.
  • Degree in the field
  • CPR/First Aid/AED certified
  • National Certification for Personal Training
  • 2+ years in the field
  • 500+ hours of experience

ES4-

  • ES specializing in FES, ROM & Gait implementation
  • Degree in the field
  • CPR/First Aid certified
  • National Certification for PT