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Rick Young, PT, DPT

My Philosophy of Care

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy with a background in sports performance and orthopedics. I enjoy collaborating with you to achieve YOUR goals through manual therapy, movement, exercise prescription, and education. I look to answer your primary questions: What are you not able to do? What is preventing you from doing what you want to do? How does a physical therapist address your problems? What is the process? As your care provider, and expert in the movement system, my role is to identify and diagnose the root cause(s) of your symptoms and foster long term management and results. I aim to create an evolving and individualized plan to address the underlying root causes of your symptoms, teach you how to manage your condition and build self-efficacy, restore your ability to do what you want to do, and most importantly, keep you healthy in mind and body. Whether you aspire to climb Mt. Rainier or play with your grandkids, I am here to help you accomplish your goals!

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Health and Physical Education / Carroll College

Doctor of Physical Therapy / University of Mary

My Clinical Interests

• Sports/athletic rehabilitation
• Orthopedic manual therapy
• Persistent pain
• ASTYM
• Pre and postoperative rehabilitation

My Personal Story

I am originally from northern Idaho where I grew up as a multisport athlete and spent most of my time outdoors. I went on to play football in college where my own injuries exposed me to the possibilities of a career in physical therapy. The fascination of the human body, problem solving and making a difference in patients’ lives keeps me motivated to progress as a clinician. Work-life balance is very important to me and I am still passionate about keeping my body and mind healthy. Whether it’s in the gym lifting weights or out in the mountains hiking and backcountry hunting, I’m “at home” while I’m active. As new residents to the city of Seattle, my wife and I are excited about exploring what the beautiful Pacific Northwest has to offer!

Melanie Asplund, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

My Philosophy of Care

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy who enjoys working with people of all ages and from all walks of life.  You have your own unique history and place in your journey, and YOU should be at the center of your care.   As your physical therapist I am part of your team and will help you create a tailored plan to help you reach your goals.  I look forward to hearing your story and learning how I can help you live your life to the fullest.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Developmental Biology / University of Washington

Doctor of Physical Therapy / The George Washington University

My Clinical Interests

  • Sports/athletic rehabilitation
  • Fall Risk Reduction
  • Bone Health
  • ASTYM Certified
  • Pain Management
  • Pre and Postoperative Rehabilitation

My Personal Story

I grew up in Hawaii but fell in love with the Cascades and Puget Sound.  I graduated from UW Seattle (GO HUSKIES!) and commissioned into the US Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer (GO NAVY!). My deployments include SE Asia, Central America, and the Middle East.  I transitioned to the Reserves and became a Doctor of Physical Therapy through The George Washington University, settling down in Washington State with my family.

I love bicycling (road), weightlifting, kettlebells, and eating.  My ideal day would start with eating chocolate for breakfast followed by cycling to/from work, lifting weights and swinging ‘bells during lunch break, and playing with my kiddo until we both fell asleep.

Melanie explains everything very detail. I have only had two sessions yet I feel at ease with her.
Looking forward to my results.

Ann G.

Erica Clark, PT, DPT

My Philosophy of Care

Over the course of my tenure as a physical therapist, I have taken on various roles in the physical therapy industry. These roles have been comprised of staff physical therapist, director, owner, shareholder, and mentor. In 2017 I had the honor to join Movement Systems and solely focus on patient care. My expertise is vast, ranging from working with young, injured athletes to assessing and assisting the complex physical problems of aging seniors. My clinical skills continue to evolve in a direction that empowers my patients to achieve their highest level of function. As I reflect on my treatment strategies, I realize the most important trait that I utilize is my ability to listen. Truly listening to my patients, understanding their physical and psychosocial stresses helps me develop a plan and guide my patients through a truly collaborative process of recovery.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Management / Binghamton University

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy / Chicago Medical School

Doctor of Physical Therapy / Evidence in Motion

My Clinical Interests

  • Athletic Injuries/Sports Rehabilitation
  • Women’s Health
  • Prenatal and Postnatal Care
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Pre and Post-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Temporomandibular Dysfunction
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Certified
  • ASTYM Certified
  • Concussion Management Certified

Community Involvement

Active Member of the Chamber of Commerce on Mercer Island

Movement Systems produces results. Erica Clark is an Amazing Physical Therapist. She listens well. She communicates clearly. She developed a PT plan that is producing results. I had a condition that wasn’t improving after months of consulting with others. My condition is improving now after only four weekly visits. Highly Recommended.

C. A. K.

Blogs

Concussions

My Personal Story

I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and attended Binghamton University in upstate New York. There, I received a BS in Business Management and moved to Seattle in 1990. It was in Seattle that I realized my passion for helping others after volunteering in various physical therapy settings. Physical therapy combined my desire to help others and my physically active lifestyle. After attending PT school in Chicago, I returned to Seattle to start my career as a physical therapist. I worked my way up to directing and owning a physical therapy practice in West Seattle. While Director/Owner, I was able to combine my business education with my degree in physical therapy.  I live on Mercer Island with my husband and two children and am very involved in the Mercer Island community. I enjoy running, weightlifting, playing tennis and sailing in the San Juan Islands.

I really appreciate the business model of Movement Systems PT-MI : an entire hour with the PT. I just started seeing Erica and I believe the hands on stretching I’ve received has really started to reduce my knee pain; I’m so pleased. In addition she’s a positive cheerleader in continuing to stay active as possible.

Julie and Ron

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.