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I’m a seasoned medical administrator with over 25 years experience. My past roles include administrator support at Portland VA Medical Center, Providence/ Swedish Healthcare, as well as University of Washington Medical Center.

Shana Robbins, PT, DPT

My Philosophy of Care

My purpose as a Doctor of Physical Therapy is to educate, strengthen and rehabilitate performing artists to promote long and healthy careers not limited by pain or weakness.  During my first career dancing and teaching Pilates and yoga I saw a disconnect of the arts community from western medicine and resulting debilitating and often career-ending injuries among artists.  Since then, I have worked to make evidence-based physical therapy effective and accessible to artists by treating them in the clinic, theater and dance studio using not only Pilates and yoga techniques but also familiar dance movements and terminology.  I also utilize women’s health techniques in treatment of a variety of patients from dancers to new mothers to people experiencing pelvic pain and incontinence or recovering from mastectomies.  In addition to treating artists, I love helping patients of all ages, genders, orientations, and shapes pursue their best lives by improving strength, balance, agility and awareness of their own body’s limitless potential.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance / University of Minnesota

Doctor of Physical Therapy / Nova Southeastern University

My Clinical Interests

  • Performing Arts/Dance Medicine
  • Sports/athletic rehabilitation
  • Women’s Health
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Fall Risk Reduction
  • Dance for Parkinson Disease
  • LSVT Big
  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

Community Involvement/Volunteer Organizations

  • Seattle Performing Arts Medicine (SeaPAM)
  • Dance for Parkinson Disease
  • Refugee Women’s Alliance
  • Literacy Source

My Personal Story

I am a dancer, cyclist, swimmer and lover of all things theater and outdoors.  I grew up playing in the woods and water of western Michigan and have travelled all over the country, dancing, practicing yoga and exploring cities and wilderness.  Lately I have been studying the cello, French language and Tai Chi and love to spend every morning in the water swimming, surfing or kayaking.  One of my favorite things about being a physical therapist is getting to know a great variety of people and hear their stories.

Erin Ward, PT, DPT

Lead Physical Therapist
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

My Philosophy of Care

I enjoy building relationships and learning about what each individual values, so together as a team, we can create a plan to maximize your quality of life. Active participation in curating your personal goals is highly encouraged. I am passionate about education and believe each patient has the potential to learn how to become more in-tune with their body to develop improved movement patterns and strategies for independent symptom management. I strive to couple empathy and humor in every session so that patients feel validated and understood while genuinely enjoying the rehab process. I try to honor that the rehab journey can often be dynamic and fluctuating – usually demanding psychological and emotional growth as well as physical gains – and I promise to be invested in your outcome while serving as both your coach and cheerleader.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science / Northeastern University

Doctor of Physical Therapy / Northeastern University

My Clinical Interests

  • Pain Management (especially chronic)
  • Sports/athletic rehabilitation
  • Running injury and prevention training
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Bone Health
  • Fall Risk Reduction and balance training
  • Concussion Management

Community Involvement/Volunteer Organizations

  • Volunteer PT at Boston Marathon
  • Volunteer massage therapist at Pan Mass Challenge

Blog

What to Look for in a Physical Therapist: Evidenced Based Practice

My Personal Story

I grew up in a small town in suburban NJ competing in soccer, basketball, softball, swimming, etc. and have tried to continue an active lifestyle into adulthood. I knew I wanted to be a physical therapist since I was in second grade because I wanted to follow in my mom’s footsteps — helping others heal and encouraging them to take ownership of their health and wellbeing. I became more involved in running and triathlons during college and through exposure to hiking in New England found that I could couple my appreciation for nature with my enthusiasm for movement. When I am not playing tennis or sailing with my partner, I can often be found reading, going to a comedy show / spoken word event, or telling someone about how much I love Carvel ice cream cakes.

Bella Manzo-Castilla

I am a Seattle native aspiring toward a career in architecture.  I joined Movement Systems Physical Therapy in spring 2021.

Customer Service Philosophy

I aim to make our office a safe, positive, and motivating space. I believe through building relationships with clients and their families that we will be able to provide the most unique, personal, and productive experience for all involved.

Personal Interests

I enjoy being in the city and on the water whenever I have a chance!

Molly Gries, PT, DPT

Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (CertMDT)
Certificate in Vestibular Rehabilitation (APTA)

My Philosophy of Care:

I am a skilled physical therapist who has robust and diverse experience to help bring you the best individualized and personalized care. With a strong clinical background and a zest for learning, I strive to provide the best care for all patients and address the entire body versus simply looking at the injured area. I strive to help educate my patients on how to best understand their pain and treat themselves in order to continue to live a healthy and pain-free lifestyle. I love being the person that gets to help patients through the progress of understanding how simple changes can make a lifelong impact. I love working with a wide range of patients and use my clinical expertise to help everyone meet their goals.

Education:

Doctorate of Physical Therapy/ Saint Louis University

Bachelors of Science, Exercise Science/ Saint Louis University

My Clinical Interests:

  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment- McKenzie Method
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion Management
  • Running assessments and runner’s health
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation for all genders
  • Pain management
  • Balance training and fall risk
  • Return to sport and activity
  • Sport and athletic training

Publications/Blogs:

Ellen L. McGough, Molly Gries, Linda Teri & Valerie E. Kelly (2020) Validity of Instrumented 360° Turn Test in Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment, Physical & Occupational Therapy In Geriatrics, 38:2, 170-184, DOI: 10.1080/02703181.2019.1710319

Healthy at Every Size

Dizziness, lightheadedness, vertigo? Here is how a physical therapist can help.

My Personal Story:

As a Midwest native, I made my way out to the Pacific Northwest after finishing graduate school in search of more outdoor activities closer to home. I can frequently be found running, skiing or backpacking in the mountains and try to spend as much time outside as possible. I love to run and have found my stride in marathon running, which has given me the opportunity to run in some beautiful places and big races, including the Boston Marathon. I love being outside and on the move, I can frequently be seen catching a quick run at lunch and biking to and from work.

Renee Ebia, PT, DPT

My Philosophy of Care:

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy who is passionate about helping people across the lifespan meet their personal goals toward better movement and better function. I believe that collaboration and active participation are both key to one’s success in physical therapy, and I strive to work with you to create a plan of care that encompasses movement based interventions, whether it be for recreational sports or just everyday activities. My goal is to provide you with the tools that will set you up for success and empower you to go out there and continue doing the activities you enjoy.

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Sport & Exercise Science / Seattle University

Doctor of Physical Therapy / Western University of Health Sciences

My Clinical Interests:

  • General orthopedic physical therapy
  • Pre and postoperative rehabilitation
  • Sports/athletic rehabilitation and injury prevention
  • Bone health
  • Fall risk reduction
  • Pain management
  • Fitness and wellness
  • ASTYM Certified
  • Certification in Applied Functional Science / Gray Institute

My Personal Story:

Growing up in Hawaii, I loved spending time outside and especially out in the water. Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have absolutely enjoyed the outdoors, from hiking trails to paddle boarding on the lake. I grew up playing water sports like water polo and competitive swimming, and now I’ve been staying active with Peloton, barre, and yoga. Staying active is especially important to me for maintaining both physical and mental health, and I became a physical therapist to be able to help my patients achieve their individual goals toward a healthy, active, and fulfilled life.

Professionalism and expertise of the staff, most especially the physical therapist who is helping me. It is much appreciated.

Moira A

Laura Broudy, PT, DPT

Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
200-hour Certified Yoga Instructor

My Philosophy of Care

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Board-Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.  I have a strong interest in how our physical health influences our mental health and vice versa, and I strive to assess your injury in the context of your personal needs and life experiences. My goal is to work with you as a team to address your physical therapy needs, and build our treatment plan together. Regardless of whether you are working towards returning to long distance hiking, going back to the gym, or simply performing daily tasks with greater ease, I am excited to work with you to help you get back out there.

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy / University of Puget Sound

Bachelor of Arts / Colorado College

My Clinical Interests

My Personal Story

My interest in working with people and with movement began when I started practicing yoga at age 12, right here in Seattle. Since that time, I have been fascinated with how a physical practice can so profoundly influence how we feel and move through the world.  I love the pacific northwest and get outside rain or shine for neighborhood walks, hiking, and mountaineering. I am a certified yoga instructor and enjoy working with people who are interested in learning more about yoga or blending PT with their current yoga practice.

Justin Shelley, PT, DPT

Manual Therapy Certification

My Philosophy of Care

I believe that we are entering into a partnership, as WE work together to achieve your goals.  I promise a thorough examination and clear explanation of my findings, as well as a flexible, effective treatment plan that serves your needs and functions as a roadmap along the way.  I will equip you with the tools to make this possible and take whatever steps are needed to foster your learning and progress.  Your voice and active participation are essential.  I look forward to serving as your educator, coach, and supporter!

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biology / State University of New York at Geneseo

Doctor of Physical Therapy / University of Saint Augustine

Manual Therapy Certification / University of Saint Augustine

My Clinical Interests

  • Sports/athletic rehabilitation
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Postural Restoration
  • Orthopedic manual physical therapy
  • Chronic spine dysfunction

Community Involvement/Volunteer Organizations

Churchome
Washington Trails Association

My Personal Story

I am originally from a small town in upstate New York where I grew up playing soccer and spending most of my time outdoors, which would eventually manifest into a love of hiking during my undergraduate and graduate careers. Several factors played a role in my decision to consider and ultimately commit to physical therapy as a career path.  My inclinations toward problem solving, fitness and exercise, and serving others initially pointed me in that direction.  Practical experience in an outpatient clinic while receiving mentorship from a wise PT cemented it.  It was not until years later while struggling with my own physical challenges, did physical therapy begin to reveal itself to me on an entirely different level.  It continues to provide opportunities for me to grow, both as a clinician and a person, and has played a significant role in shaping me into who I am today.

Terri Sullivan, PT, DPT

Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Certified Yoga Instructor

My Philosophy of Care

I would probably call myself a ‘Jane of all Trades’ as I have learned several different specialties to help a variety of patients.  Now, as a physical therapist with 20+ years’ experience, I have settled into devoting my skills to helping women with pelvic floor issues.  I also have a very strong background in orthopedic physical therapy, which not only helps in women’s health but makes me versatile and able to assess a multitude of injuries and conditions.  When caring for my clients, I listen closely to formulate the most effective way to address their concerns and improve their function.  I like to address the whole musculoskeletal system during treatment.  Everything is connected and can be a cause of source of a patient’s problem. Lastly, I am an exuberantly happy person, and I will try to make your session not only beneficial, but fun.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education / Western Washington University

Bachelor of Science in Biology / Western Washington University

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy / University of Washington

Doctor of Physical Therapy / Regis University.

My Clinical Interests

  • Pelvic and women’s health
  • Bike fitting
  • Orthotics

Blogs

Everything Works, but Nothing is Effective

Yoga and Physical Therapy

Recommendations for “Stuck at Home” Workout Online

Cancer and Exercise

101 Tips to Make the Most of your Yoga Practice

Urinary Incontinence

My Personal Story

I grew up in Seattle and have stayed in the Northwest my entire life.  My husband and I live in University Place and have a wonderful 3-legged dog named Sheena.  I like to stay active by doing yoga, running, cycling and hiking.  My hobby is cooking, and I belong to a literature group that meets monthly and reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction.  I became a P.T. because I love to work with people, and I wanted to help patients improve their function and achieve their goals.

After two strokes 5 years ago, I started going to Movement Systems for healing support. I chose Terri as my physical therapist–a very wise decision. She supported me through the early stages of healing, giving me exercises that were doable and worked. After a while I thought, aha! There’s been a glitch in this hip for years–a different set of exercises–improvement. After moving into a retirement home 3 years ago, I took a couple falls on the sidewalk before I learned to watch where the sidewalk gets uneven. An arm was impacted, some other places–exercises, all of which have worked. You don’t have to live in pain/discomfort, slowing down, not as limber as before because of age. She’s given me exercises that has me doing things like squats, flexibility, strong core muscles–I got back flexibility I thought was gone because I was old. I’m 81, see her only if needed, but I keep up with a series of her exercises that support balance, flexibility, core strength. I REALLY appreciate having her and Movement Systems in my life!

Diane S.

Bettiann Wing, PT

My Philosophy of Care

I use a patient-centered whole-body approach to care focusing on tasks that are meaningful to the patient and using assessment and treatment tools to find and treat the primary driver of the dysfunction / pain with the goal of optimal pain free function.  I believe knowledge is power both for me as a provider and for my patients as they navigate their recovery process. Over the many years that I have worked as a physical therapist I have continued to broaden my knowledge base through in-depth study in many areas including diagnosis and treatment of movement impairment syndromes, stability control and a variety of manual therapy approaches. I bring all these tools to each treatment session as well as a strong desire to educate my patients giving them the power of self-directed healing and recovery. Treatment is a collaborative process, so I encourage my patients to take an active role in their care.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Rehabilitation / Seattle University

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy / University of Washington

Continuing Professional Education

  • Studied the concepts of diagnosis and treatment of movement impairment syndromes developed by Dr. Shirley Sahrmann. These concepts continue to serve as a strong foundational component of my practice.
  • Studied orthopedic manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). Completed the level three examination process in 1997 and continue to use these techniques regularly.
  • Studied stability control with Mark Comerford, B.Phty. M.C.S.P., M.A.P.A for nearly all regions of the body. Appropriate stability control is key to resolution of many musculoskeletal issues.
  • Currently studying the techniques of visceral and neuromeningeal manipulation through the Barral Institute. These techniques have been an invaluable asset to my practice.

Clinical Interests

  • Visceral and neuromeningeal contributions to symptom presentation.
  • Post-surgical care of the general surgery patient (ie: GI, urogenital, etc).
  • Chronic musculoskeletal problems including headaches, neck pain, back pain.

Blog

What you can do to Improve your Bone Health

Personal Story

I call myself one of the lucky ones for lots of reasons but in terms of my career I am lucky because physical therapy found me. I do not have one of those stories about an experience or long held desire that led me into physical therapy. I was the college student who stumbled aimlessly and continued my meandering once I finished.  After several years, the only thing that was clear to me was that I wasn’t genuinely happy. Almost on a whim I decided to try to get into a physical therapy program (at the time I was working as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and had met a few PTs through my work). I was fortunate to get into a good program but heading into those first days of class I wasn’t sure if this was the path I should be on. However, it wasn’t long before I knew this was for me and I’ve never looked back!   My husband and I were both born and raised in Seattle and met while I was in school. We raised our son here and continue to live in the first home we bought together all those many years ago. We have been empty nesters for over 10 years but never had difficulty filling our time once parenting was no longer all consuming.  We enjoy being outdoors whether that’s gardening in our ever-changing backyard, biking through the neighborhoods, heading to the mountains or out to the water. Life is good!