Andrea Trask, DPT, OCS
Andrea moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend the University of Washington, where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is a California native (although she doesn’t like to admit it) and attended Cal Poly in beautiful San Luis Obispo, where she received her bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Clinical Exercise Science.
Andrea is practical by nature and believes in working with her patient to develop a treatment plan that is personal, logical, and efficient at meeting the patient's personal goals. She believes in the simple physics that an object in motion stays in motion, and her goal is to assist her patients in maintaining and improving their mobility throughout their lifespan. She hopes to empower each patient to take charge of their own treatment by providing comprehensive education in movement science and pain physiology.
Andrea has a background in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), and uses a blended treatment approach that utilizes manual therapy to assist her patients in achieving optimal movement. She is committed to advancing her orthopedic knowledge, and recently received her board certification as an Orthopedic Clinic Specialist (OCS), which has renewed her dedication to using the best research-based practices in her treatment.
Through her experiences as a mother of two young children, Andrea has become a passionate advocate for women’s pelvic health, and has completed additional training in treating pelvic floor dysfunction with Kathe Wallace of the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She enjoys helping pregnant women and new mothers protect and restore their bodies as they return to their favorite activities. Her vision is a healthcare system in which all women with pelvic pain or dysfunction have access to prompt treatment, and believes this starts with pelvic physical therapy as a postpartum standard of care.
Outside of work, Andrea enjoys distance running on road and trails, hiking, playing co-ed softball, and snowboarding. She spends her “free time” (ha!) playing outdoors with her husband, her two toddlers, and their two dogs.