Request Appointment  
Menu

Suzanne Sneesby

Suzanne Sneesby is our Director of Operations.  She has been working in Physical Therapy for over 27 years, first as a Physical Therapy Assistant and then in billing and management since 2000. She has a Certification in Business Administration through the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.  She is a member of the Private Practice Administrators Network and the Washington State Physical Therapist Management Association.

Personal Interests

 Suzanne grew up in Washington and loves spending time with her family and friends.  She has two adult sons, a new granddaughter, and has been married to her High School sweetheart, Randy. Suzanne lives in Issaquah with her husband and loves singing, hosting events and a good fireplace. She also enjoys traveling, movies, sports and most games. (You could even say she is very competitive)

Suzanne has always loved helping people and knew she wanted to be like her mom who was a nurse for over 38 years. When she had her first dose of Physical Therapy, she knew that was the career for her.  Being able to help people be restored back to their active lifestyles brings such a reward.

Corley McBeth, PT, DPT

Certified Personal Trainer
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
SLU Clinic Manager

Philosophy of Care

I am a highly skilled clinician who is successful in treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions and musculoskeletal dysfunctions. I have particular success with conditions related to the low back, pelvis, and hips, including external pelvic floor work and pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation. Additionally, I am well-versed in the treatment of head, neck, and shoulder dysfunction. As a movement system expert, I take a whole-body approach to the care I provide to my patients and recognize the interplay of the different body regions. The therapeutic relationship is very important to me as is promoting active participation through patient education and empowerment. Health and fitness are my passion and this is reflected in my background as a certified personal trainer and Level 1 CrossFit instructor. Putting this knowledge to work, I enjoy working with individuals involved in strength and power sports (CrossFit, Weightlifting, Powerlifting) as well as those new to weight training and just beginning their fitness journey. I provide physical therapy diagnosis and treatment as well as cash-based fitness training.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science / Gonzaga University

Doctor of Physical Therapy / Columbia University

Clinical Interests

Corley McBeth is hands down the best physical therapist I have ever seen. She uses her phenomenal expertise to create an individualized approach to treating an injury or related problem. She educates, she motivates, and she cares. Because of her, I have fully regained function and activity following surgery. Actually, I’m even in better shape than before because of our work together.

Jill L.

Blogs

https://movementsystemspt.com/whats-your-fitness-goal-c-mcbeth/

https://movementsystemspt.com/functional-fitness-training/

https://movementsystemspt.com/why-you-should-be-deadlifting/

https://movementsystemspt.com/weight-lifting-for-women-with-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema/

https://movementsystemspt.com/eat-well-perform-better/

https://movementsystemspt.com/5-reasons-to-see-a-physical-therapist-on-your-pregnancy-and-post-partum-journey/

Personal interests

I am a Seattle native who loves my local sports teams. I am also a diehard fan of Gonzaga Basketball. Passionate about movement, I enjoy staying active through a combination of CrossFit and yoga.

I have been a client of Corley McBeth at Movement Systems Physical Therapy for over a year. Not only is Corley a great physical therapist, but the entire staff at their clinic is very professional. They have taken the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously and have all necessary precautions in place. I feel very comfortable when I am at the clinic for consultation.

Lee F.

Robin Wilbern

Robin Wilbern is the Financial Coordinator and manager of the front office staff. She started as a Front Office Coordinator when the South Mercer Island location opened in 2016.

Personal Interests

Robin’s favorite ways to stay active are daily walks/runs with her dog, yoga, and free weights.

 

Erik Bies, PT, DPT, MS

Clinic Director/Mercer Island

My Philosophy of Care

I take the time to listen to your full story and understand your goals. I am here for you if you need rehabilitation after an injury or surgery, for expanding your movement capabilities, and for rationalizing and improving your pain experience. I continuously strive to meet you where you are at in the rehabilitation process. I believe all of us can benefit from a guide with expertise to reach our goals. I will be your guide with clinical expertise and perspective along the way. I have experience working with clients that span the age spectrum, and I take pride in being a lifespan practitioner.

In addition to my clinical work as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, I started the Transformative Running Project at Movement Systems as a way of blending my running and collegiate coaching expertise to promote wellness and injury prevention. I have extensive experience working with recreational and elite runners. I am pleased to work with any ability level runner to find errors in a training program. With a clinical background as a therapist, I also am able to analyze running gait and other components of movement to develop a comprehensive plan to return to running, to begin running, and/or to improve performance.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Biology / Luther College

Master of Science in Human Movement and Performance / Western Washington University

Doctor of Physical Therapy / University of Washington

My Clinical Interests

  • Persistent or chronic pain management
  • Conservative care for osteoarthritis
  • Sports injury rehabilitation and prevention
  • Running gait analysis
  • Running injury rehabilitation and prevention
  • Pre- and post-operative rehabilitation for athletic injuries and joint replacement
  • Falls risk reduction
  • Vertigo management

I have worked with two of the physical therapists at Movement Systems Physical Therapy on Mercer Island. They were both knowledgeable and kind and did great work. Erik has helped me through numerous physical challenges during the last five years, or more.

Karuna P.

Publication/Blogs

Northwest Runner Magazine. “The Truth About IT Band Syndrome.” March 2014.

Mental Hurdles for New Runners

How Hip Flexor Stretching Relates to Running Economy

Chronic Pain – A Case Study

Medical Imaging and Pain

4 Tips to Maintain Your Exercise Routine During the Holidays

Squat Differently

Language Matters When it Comes to Defining Pain

Keep a Training Log

Understanding Breathing to Become a Better Runner

The Workaround Effect

My Personal Story

My interest in physiology, endurance training theory, and understanding movement began when I was in high school in South Dakota. I pursued higher education with a focus in those areas at Luther College and Western Washington University. I made decisions based upon motivating experiences as a student-athlete with a goal of becoming a track and field coach, and for three years I served as an assistant coach at Western Washington University. I learned how important health and individualizing training was to performance. Having personally struggled with Achilles tendon injuries, I pursued more knowledge about rehabilitation and injury prevention through observing physical therapists and reading. I discovered that getting athletes back to sport gave me more joy than coaching the sport itself. By becoming a physical therapist, I could do that on multiple levels, not just for athletes. As I grow older, longevity has become more important to me. I continue to run, but other hobbies can take a larger share of my attention. Balance is very important to me. I spend my free time in outdoor pursuits including biking, running, hiking, skiing, and fly fishing. If there is a trout stream, powder day, or dirt single track trail, I like to be there whenever I can. I enjoy sharing those experiences with close family and friends.

Erik Bies at Movement Systems on Mercer Island has been great at targeting the PT exercises to the problem area for my teenage daughter and explaining exactly what she needs to feel to know she’s working the correct muscle. Very hopeful for a full recovery!

Jacqui W.

Carrie Hall, PT, MHS

President

My Philosophy of Care

Movement is key to lasting health. Physical therapists are the most qualified provider to manage your movement system – a collection of systems that contribute to the act of moving from the sub-cellular to the total body level. I use a diagnostic process to determine the biologic, biomechanical, and psycho-social contributions to your painful condition. With you at the center of care, and through a dynamic and iterative process, I discover what is meaningful to you, determine what influences are blocking you from doing what is meaningful, and help you achieve your goals with compassion, empathy, education, coaching, advice, and movement-related interventions. Your time with me is a “DIY project” with me as the tutor. It is my hope that I can help you develop an appreciation that movement and exercise is safe, fun, and important for lasting health. I will teach you to “not get into your own way” when it comes to achieving your movement related goals and dreams. I hope you will permit me to be your steward to a healthy lifestyle that incorporates movement, exercise, and fitness.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy / Saint Louis University

Master of Health Science / Washington University in Saint Louis

My Clinical Interests

  • Diagnosis and treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
  • Biopsychosocial approach to treatment of painful conditions
  • Maitland approach to manual therapy
  • Promotion of prevention, health, fitness, and wellness for all individuals through various combinations of movement-related interventions.
  • Promotion of Bone Health through high intensity loading activities

Carrie Hall is an exceptionally gifted physical therapist and business owner.  Her treatment approach is holistic, as she addresses the patterns and overall mechanics of your body, rather than treating an isolated problem area or condition.  She listens and guides without judgement and instills confidence to keep you moving forward.  Carrie’s style is practical, realistic and no nonsense.  She has a wealth of knowledge based on her professional and personal experiences. The sessions are interesting and I always learn something new.  With the onset of the global pandemic, she quickly adopted best practices for the safety of her associates and clients and continues to make changes as she learns new information.  I cannot say enough good things about my experience at Movement Systems Physical Therapy and feel fortunate that I’ve had the opportunity to work with Carrie Hall.

Rebekah S.

Publications/Blogs:

Volunteer Organizations

Director on the Leadership Board of the Arthritis Foundation for the Northwest Region

Payment Committee APTA Washington

Western Washington At-Large Panel Director APTA Washington

Nominating Committee Private Practice Section American Physical Therapy Association

Following profound orthopedic trauma six and a half years ago, I worked with many Physical Therapists before finding and sticking with Carrie Hall and her team. Movement Systems is, in a class by themselves. While I never wanted to give up on getting my leg back, I had serious doubts about the degree to which it’s possible. But there is a reason why Carrie’s PT book is now in its FOURTH edition for its popularity in classrooms where PT is taught. She has unparalleled genius for this stuff and shares it generously among everyone on her team. They collaborate with one another and make recovery miracles possible when their clients practice what these therapists teach. I’ll never go anywhere else again!

David M.

My Personal Story

When I am not seeing patients, I am busy with various writing projects, managing my Company and teaching. I read everything Brene Brown has written and consume numerous podcasts on a plethora of topics from mindfulness, to cooking, to history.  I enjoy cooking and watching cooking shows (yes, I am that ONE), hiking, biking, SUP, tennis, and weightlifting (so I can eat all that I cook) I have three grown daughters, a dog, a cat, many friends, and a committed partner that fill me with love.

After a car accident over a decade ago, I’ve been to many physical therapists over the years with little results. I heard of Carrie Hall as a powerhouse in the field after she taught a seminar to my therapist’s entire clinic. As soon as I moved to Seattle, I contacted MSPT and never looked back. The results and improvement I’ve made in my time at the clinic exceeds all of the progress I ever made in my years with other providers. Each member at Movement Systems is kind and professional. There is a wide variety of specialties offered so I could grow with different therapists as my needs evolved without the need to look for a different clinic when my progress plateaued. Appointments with Carrie are unparalleled, though. She offers empathic and encouraging support, bringing a highly-skilled big picture strategy to complex cases while expertly leading the clinic. I recommend Movement Systems to everyone I know. It also helps that the clinic is in a prime location and provides stunning views of Lake Union that are therapeutic all on their own.

Lanie W.