Abby Halpin, DPT
Abby Halpin is a graduate of Ithaca College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. While working in an orthopedic clinic during her youth in Vermont, she was witness to the value of physical therapy in her community and wanted to contribute. Abby also had many opportunities to benefit from physical therapy for a series of sports-related injuries.
Abby uses a whole body treatment approach by analyzing functional movement and applying skills she has learned in multiple continuing education courses. She uses a combination of the Movement System Impairments and Postural Restoration Institute approaches and is a certified ASTYM provider. She also has experience in video gait analysis and has studied under Bryan Heiderscheit, PT, PhD to gain experience working with competitive and recreational runners. Her clinical and personal experience in long distance running and cycling, team sports, and dance gives Abby a deep understanding of what active people need to maintain their performance and health.
Abby knows that understanding and knowledge are her clients’ best tools for health. She leads a community education workshop called "Head to Toe: Body & Movement” to promote education about anatomy of the musculoskeletal system, biomechanics, and injury prevention. For more information, click here to visit our community education page. Abby also participates regularly in the Seattle Free Dance Medicine Clinic, a monthly clinic for uninsured and underinsured dancers of all levels and genres who are seeking treatment. Abby leads a bike group that meets twice a month. She enjoys riding with and meeting new people during each ride. You can find out more about the cycling group on the Movement Systems Physical Therapy Facebook page.
Abby enjoys an active lifestyle of running, cycling, hiking, ballet, walking her dog, Sherman, and playing golf (even in the rain!). She also plays the piano and sings.