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Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Seattle
Front Office Coordinator

Anna is a Washington native and recently graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Washington. She is interested in pursuing a career in Physical Therapy.

Perso...Read More

Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Front Office Coordinator

Anna is a Washington native and recently graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Washington. She is interested in pursuing a career in Physical Therapy.

Personal Interests

Anna grew up in North Bend and enjoys running, hiking, volleyball, swimming, hanging out with friends and family, painting, reading, listening to music.

Betsy Rigsbee, PT, DPT

Betsy Rigsbee, PT, DPT

Mercer Island
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Certified Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Therapist

My Philosophy of Care

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Betsy Rigsbee, PT, DPT

Betsy Rigsbee, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Certified Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Therapist

My Philosophy of Care

As a Doctor of Physical Therapy with over a decade of experience and expertise in orthopedics and manual therapy, my goal is to keep you moving and working toward your goals. Like the wise Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” I am not a healer that claims to perform a magical “cure,” but as your physical therapist I can be your coach, your counselor, your cheerleader, your navigator, your educator and most importantly your healthcare ally who listens and cares. I have many tools I can implement in my PT toolbox to help reduce your pain including taping, cupping, stretching and manual therapy techniques like myofascial release or joint mobilization. My bread and butter interventions, however, are education and exercise. These are what make the largest or most long-term impacts on my clients. I will prescribe you with a personalized home exercise program and rehab plan, as well as educate you about your pain, the human body and behavioral practices to facilitate recovery and reduce relative risk of injury. Whatever pain or injury brings you in to see me, I can help remove the distress or suffering it is causing you.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Dance / Barnard College, Columbia University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience and Behavior / Barnard College, Columbia University

Doctor of Physical Therapy / University of Washington

My Clinical Interests

  • Sports/athletic rehabilitation
  • Performing Arts/Dance Medicine
  • Orthopedic Post-operative recovery
  • Rehabilitation for Motor Vehicle Collision or Whiplash Injury
  • Pediatrics
  • Prenatal and Post-Partum Physical Health and Recovery
  • Fall Risk Reduction
  • Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance
  • Pain Management
  • Yoga and Pilates based exercise interventions
  • Comprehensive management and clinical collaboration for conditions or injuries with ligamentous laxity, collagen disorders, autoimmune dysfunction, dysautonomia and/or morphological joint changes (including but not limited to EDS, BJHS, Marfan’s, RA, SS, AS, ME formerly CFS, CRPS, POTS)

Betsy is determined to “make a difference” in the effectiveness of her time invested in our PT sessions which has a direct relationship to my ultimate healing process. Nothing is unknown in her ability to learn her patients, give a clear response to questions, and take a proactive approach to affect change. Betsy’s professionalism is tempered by her refined knowledge not only of that in which she excels from years of study, experience, and exposure to a multitude of methods to promote healing, but also of her intuitive sense and go-to spontaneity as she follows with her heart, soul, and mind to help others discover and find solutions to life’s challenges. We are in this together!

Joanna M.

Publications/Blogs

Currie PJ, Khelemsky R, Rigsbee EM, Dono LM, Coiro CD, Chapman CD, Hinchcliff K. Ghrelin is an orexigenic peptide and elicits anxiety-like behaviors following administration into discrete regions of the hypothalamus. Behav Brain Res. 2012 Jan 1;226(1):96-105. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.08.037. Epub 2011 Sep 2. PMID: 21907737; PMCID: PMC4104180. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21907737/

Stokes PD, Lai B, Holtz D, Rigsbee E, Cherrick D. Effects of practice on variability, effects of variability on transfer. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform. 2008 Jun;34(3):640-59. doi: 10.1037/0096-1523.34.3.640. PMID: 18505329. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18505329/

Overcoming Barriers to Exercise After Baby

Community Involvement/Volunteer Organizations

Volunteer at free clinic and supporting member of Seattle Dance and Performing Arts Medicine (SeaPAM)

Supporting member of Mercer Island Preschool Association and Northwood Elementary PTA

My Personal Story

Maya Angelou once said, “As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else.” As a life-long dancer, I was inspired by the many providers who helped me to continue to dance. I have always had a love for teaching and science. In college I discovered that working in research lab did not engage enough of my creativity and interpersonal skills, but the field of physical therapy did. Now that I am a mother of two, I only work part-time so that I can balance caring for myself, my children and my patients. Although I’m in the clinic fewer hours than previous, I am still as enthusiastic, dedicated and passionate about my work as I was on the first day of physical therapy school. My favorite self-care activities include running, swimming, yoga, weight lifting, living room dance parties with my kids and playing the piano. I look forward to helping you get back to the things that satisfy your soul.

I am recovering from rotator cuff surgery. I am a serious overhead athlete who desires to get my shoulder back to full strength with full range of motion as soon as possible. Betsy immediately recognized that scar tissue was building up then limiting my external range of motion. She dug into my shoulder and started to break up adhesions as well as providing several key at home exercises to strengthen and stabilize it. I am now a lifelong customer! Her outstanding skills and knowledge of her trade put her above the rest.

Donna

Bettiann Wing, PT

Bettiann Wing, PT

Seattle
Physical Therapist

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 t...Read More

Bettiann Wing, PT

Bettiann Wing, PT

Physical Therapist

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!

 

Carrie Hall, PT, MHS

Carrie Hall, PT, MHS

Management,Mercer Island,Seattle
Physical Therapist
President

My Philosophy of Care

Movement is key to lasting health. Physical therapists are the most qualified provider to manage your movement system - a collec...Read More

Carrie Hall, PT, MHS

Carrie Hall, PT, MHS

Physical Therapist
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.

Corley McBeth, PT, DPT

Corley McBeth, PT, DPT

Seattle
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Personal Trainer
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Philosophy of Care

I am a highly skilled clinician who is successful in treating a wide range of orthoped...Read More

Corley McBeth, PT, DPT

Corley McBeth, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Personal Trainer
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

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.

Erica Clark, PT, DPT

Erica Clark, PT, DPT

Mercer Island
Doctor of Physical Therapy

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 comprise...Read More

Erica Clark, PT, DPT

Erica Clark, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

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

Erik Bies, PT, DPT, MS

Erik Bies, PT, DPT, MS

Management,Mercer Island
Doctor of Physical Therapy
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 rehabi...Read More

Erik Bies, PT, DPT, MS

Erik Bies, PT, DPT, MS

Doctor of Physical Therapy
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.

Julianne Simpson, PT, DPT

Julianne Simpson, PT, DPT

Seattle
Doctor of Physical Therapy
she/her/hers

My Philosophy of Care

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy with a specialization in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy who is passionate about empowering ...Read More

Julianne Simpson, PT, DPT

Julianne Simpson, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
she/her/hers

My Philosophy of Care

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy with a specialization in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy who is passionate about empowering patients to understand their bodies and live healthier, movement-rich lives. I put listening at the core of my role as a physical therapist and listen to patients’ full stories because knowing the big picture lets me treat your whole person. I recognize that your prior experiences impact your movement patterns and life. I use a trauma-informed lens, experience, current research, and an understanding of my patients, to craft personalized treatment plans. At subsequent sessions, I dig deeper, looking for the source of your symptoms, often finding movement patterns, connective tissue restriction, or muscle imbalance that contributes to movement dysfunction. I educate my patients on their anatomy, condition, and treatment, allowing us to reach goals together.

Embarking on a rehabilitation journey is an important first step to improving your life, your health, and movement system. We often come to physical therapy, especially pelvic physical therapy, unsure of what to expect. You can expect that: 1) You are the boss. 2) I am your steward on your rehabilitation journey. 3) Me to encourage you to be your best self. 4) If you are coming for pelvic PT, we will decide together if an internal (vaginal or rectal) exam is indicated for you.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in History / Oberlin College

Doctor of Physical Therapy / Eastern Washington University

My Clinical Interests

  • Pelvic health rehabilitation for all genders including treatment for pelvic dysfunction related to:
    • Endometriosis & painful periods
    • Pregnancy & childbirth recovery
    • Prostatitis
    • Incontinence of all types
    • Pelvic pain
    • Pelvic joints (sacroiliac, pubic symphysis, tailbone (coccyx)
    • Hip joints and lumbar spine
    • Overactive bladder/ chronic bladder pain
  • General orthopedic physical therapy
  • Post-surgical care
  • Proving trauma-informed care
  • Fascial mobilization techniques for joints, soft tissue, and organs including cupping and gua sha
  • Postural Restoration theory
  • Movement Systems Impairment Syndromes theory
  • Work injuries
  • Chronic pain & pain management

I had an appointment with Julianne Simpson and had a great experience! Movement Systems PT is taking public health precautions very seriously with consistent requirements for both PTs and patients to wear masks (including extra masks for those who need it), temperatures taken for both PTs and patients before each appointments, social distancing, and many cleanings of equipments as well as frequent hand washing requirements. Overall, everyone is very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Looking forward to my next appointment!

Caroline K.

Blogs

Water Based Lubricants for you and your Valentine

I Want to Ride my Bicycle – Commuting Tips for Bike Month

How not to Pee Your Pants When Laughing

You are not Alone. Physical Therapy and Mental Health

Community Involvement/Volunteer Organizations

Seattle Pelvic Health Journal Club, International Continence Society,

My Personal Story

Originally from Massachusetts, I migrated to the big trees, water, and mountains of Washington 20+ years ago. My first exposure to physical therapy was following an Ultimate Frisbee injury and with the help of my amazing physical therapist returned to Ultimate more fit and with more knowledge of how to stay safe on the field. After several years of consideration, I decided that a career change to physical therapy would allow me to combine my love of people, movement, health, and one-on-one education. My and my husband’s home life revolves around their two young children. They all enjoy trips to the farmer’s market, cooking, cycling on a cargo bike, gardening, camping, dance, playground trips (Yes, she is that mom on the monkey bars!) and learning more about fairies, dinosaurs, and trucks. When she has adult time, Julianne enjoys, surfing in PNW waters, multi-day bike rides, rock shows, and cooking complicated meals. She dreams of raising her children to be kind, cycling over the Alps, and surfing in Alaska.

I've been treated by Julianne Simpson at Movement Systems for a few months following a car accident. She is very knowledgeable and helpful. I've experienced significant reduction in my neck and shoulder symptoms since I've been working with her and expect the improvement will continue. She's a good listener and a joy to team with in my recovery.

Kathy B.

Justin Shelley, PT, DPT

Justin Shelley, PT, DPT

Seattle
Doctor of Physical Therapy
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 t...Read More

Justin Shelley, PT, DPT

Justin Shelley, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
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.

Karen Krieger

Karen Krieger

Mercer Island
Front Office Coordinator

Karen moved to Washington at the beginning of 2020. Her passion for physical therapy started as a patient and led her to become a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2019. She...Read More

Karen Krieger

Karen Krieger

Front Office Coordinator

Karen moved to Washington at the beginning of 2020. Her passion for physical therapy started as a patient and led her to become a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2019. She loves being a part of patient care as a front office coordinator at the Mercer Island clinic.

Personal interests

Outside of the clinic Karen enjoys getting outdoors with her two dogs, Murphy and Shilah.

Kendall Wisehart, PT, DPT, ATC

Kendall Wisehart, PT, DPT, ATC

Management,Seattle
Doctor of Physical Therapy | Clinic Director

Kendall Wisehart is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Athletic Trainer at Movement Systems Physical Therapy with special interests in athletics and chronic pain.

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Kendall Wisehart, PT, DPT, ATC

Kendall Wisehart, PT, DPT, ATC

Doctor of Physical Therapy | Clinic Director

Kendall Wisehart is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Athletic Trainer at Movement Systems Physical Therapy with special interests in athletics and chronic pain.

MY ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
Arrive with an open mind and committed to be actively involved in treatment.

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
Never stop moving – running, hiking, weight lifting, soccer, football, skiing.

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Peanut Butter

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Reading

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
Family

FIRST JOB:
Detasseling corn

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Purdue Boilermakers

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
Teacher

PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:
Educate, Empower, and Return to Independence

SPECIALTIES, CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIAL INTERESTS:

  • Certified Athletic Trainer

I have a special interest in treating athletes of all levels and ages and working with individuals with chronic pain.

TREATMENT APPROACHES I KNOW BEST:
Movement Systems Impairments (MSI), Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Highline College Women’s Soccer

HOMETOWN:
Champaign, Illinois

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
Lake Syracuse

COLLEGE(S):
Purdue University - B.S. Athletic Training;
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine - Doctor of Physical Therapy

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
We are the sum of our habits

Laura Broudy, PT, DPT

Laura Broudy, PT, DPT

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

My Philosophy of Care

I am a Doctor of Physical...Read More

Laura Broudy, PT, DPT

Laura Broudy, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
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.

Lexi Pearce

Lexi Pearce

Seattle
Front Office Coordinator

Lexi was born and raised in Seattle, WA. She has a BA in International Political Economy from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma and began her career with Movement Systems in 2018...Read More

Lexi Pearce

Lexi Pearce

Front Office Coordinator

Lexi was born and raised in Seattle, WA. She has a BA in International Political Economy from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma and began her career with Movement Systems in 2018.

Personal Interests

In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, dyeing yarn, and playing video games. On the weekends you can find her birding at local parks around Seattle.

Melanie Asplund, PT, DPT

Melanie Asplund, PT, DPT

Mercer Island
Doctor of Physical Therapy

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 plac...Read More

Melanie Asplund, PT, DPT

Melanie Asplund, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

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.

Nate Hadley, PT, DPT

Nate Hadley, PT, DPT

Seattle
Doctor of Physical Therapy

My Philosophy of Care

I enjoy working with people of all backgrounds and levels of fitness and helping them move toward a higher level of function.  It is my firm belie...Read More

Nate Hadley, PT, DPT

Nate Hadley, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

My Philosophy of Care

I enjoy working with people of all backgrounds and levels of fitness and helping them move toward a higher level of function.  It is my firm belief that physical therapy should be collaborative and works best when patients have ownership in the process. Therefore, I value spending time with people in order to mutually decide what is important for our plan of care. I work with my patients to come up with an empowering, movement-based plan that allows them to return to meaningful activities in their lives. My goals are to provide compassionate care, create effective problem-solving strategies, and celebrate perseverance and growth.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biology / Whitworth University

Doctor of Physical Therapy / University of Washington

We got terrific support from Nate Hadley, Doctor of Physical Therapy. He gave just the right advice, with great care and empathy. Highly recommend!

Theodore P.

 My Clinical Interests

  • Pain Management
  • Sports/athletic rehabilitation
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Fall Risk Reduction
  • Concussion Management

I returned to Movement Systems after a new injury because they are fantastic. I went back to Nate Hadley because he is the greatest. Years ago he helped me recovery from a rotator cuff tear. Now he’s treating me for a knee strain. He us a a combination of manual therapy, graded exercise, massage and home exercises. Like some others there he is a doctor of PT, extensively trained, and very personable and caring.
They relocated to Westlake Ave and their new clinic is easy to get to and has a spectacular lake level view of a marina for a calming and restful experience.

Robert H.

 Blogs

Early Concussion Management: How to Head in the Right Direction

PT Spotlight: Nate Hadley, PT, DPT

My Personal Story

I grew up in nearby Mukilteo, WA and was a three-sport athlete in high school. My love for football took me to Spokane, where I was a four-year letterman on the Whitworth University football team. I experienced the value of physical therapy firsthand after a few football-related injuries. Since then, I have cherished the privilege of working side-by-side with people in order to help achieve their personal health and wellness goals. With my football days behind me, I enjoy staying active by working in my yard, playing with my kids at the playground, and taking walks with my family and friends in local Seattle parks and neighborhoods.

Whether you’re dealing with chronic or acute conditions, I would highly recommend Movements Systems as your first stop for expertly trained and across the board, industry respected and referred Doctors of Physical Therapy. In this clinic, you will never be handed off to a lesser trained “exercise tech” and will spend the entire session one-on-one with your doctor. I was initially referred by an orthopedic surgeon and could not be more grateful for the attention and care I have received. As a patient of Dr. Nate Hadley, I have received compassionate, holistic care that has supported my injury healing and physical goals. I’ve also had nothing but positive experiences with the office staff and billing department. Check them out!! 🙂

Andrea W.

 

Rachel Morin, PT, DPT

Rachel Morin, PT, DPT

Mercer Island
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Yoga Instructor

My Philosophy of Care

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Certified Yoga Instructor (200hr RYT) with a special interest i...Read More

Rachel Morin, PT, DPT

Rachel Morin, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Yoga Instructor

My Philosophy of Care

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Certified Yoga Instructor (200hr RYT) with a special interest in movement instructors of all types, dancers, adolescent athletes, and post-surgical recovery. My goal as a physical therapist is first and foremost to keep my patients moving and doing what they love.  Whether this means keeping a dancer in class with modifications, helping a runner build back up their rhythm, or helping a teacher get back to her daily walks with her dog.  I always try to have my patients' passions and activities sit front and center with exercises and in-clinic treatment playing the supporting role. I believe (and research is showing) that the human body is adaptable, not fragile, and that progress can be made when we push the edges of our comfort zone while ultimately respecting our body’s boundaries.  Physical therapy is a collaborative process, not an assignment and one size does not fit all.  I work together with my patients to help them understand their diagnosis and address the demands of their sport or daily activities so they can get back on track with reduced pain and improved confidence in their abilities, strength, and resilience.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biology / University of Washington

Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Dance / University of Washington

Doctor of Physical Therapy / University of Washington

My Clinical Interests

  • Sports/athletic rehabilitation
  • Adolescents/Teens
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Performing Arts/Dance Medicine
  • Hypermobility
  • Yoga

Movement Systems Physical Therapy's staff, from the front desk to the Therapist, Rachel, are professional, caring and excellent listeners. I had less discomfort as I was leaving my first appointment. The exercise program contains videos and tips specific to how I am instructed to perform the moves. It is wonderful to be moving to a pain free state all with the assistance of Rachel.

Lucille L.

Blogs

The unexpected magic of telehealth-physical therapy

Community Involvement/Volunteer Organizations

 Seattle Performing Arts Medicine Free Clinic (SeaPAM)

My Personal Story

A Seattle native, I grew up in Wedgwood and received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Washington. Prior to my graduate program I worked as a dance instructor for children and teens at a local neighborhood studio.   I pursued a career in Physical Therapy, both because I was fascinated by the puzzle of the human body and because I felt there was a need for dancers like myself and extreme movers (I see you yogis and rock climbers) to have practitioners who understood their bodies, their sport and their needs.  I currently live in Snoqualmie with my husband Matt, and our pint-sized corgi Vala.

When I am not in the clinic you can find me reading, baking, practicing/teaching yoga, hiking, entertaining our dog and occasionally forcing myself to go for a run.

With 2 back issues I was referred to Movement Systems Physical Therapy and assigned to Rachel. In only three sessions Rachel has help me relieve a significant amount of back related pain through specific exercises and movement techniques. I am completely satisfied with the treatment I have received and highly recommend Rachel and Movement Systems.

Doug B.

Robin Wilbern

Robin Wilbern

Management
Financial Coordinator

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.
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Robin Wilbern

Robin Wilbern

Financial Coordinator

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.

 

Suzanne Sneesby

Suzanne Sneesby

Management
Director of Operations

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 managemen...Read More

Suzanne Sneesby

Suzanne Sneesby

Director of Operations

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.

Tara Riley

Tara Riley

Seattle
Front Office Coordinator

Tara is pre-med student at UW studying cellular, molecular and developmental biology. She is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. Tara loves interacting with patie...Read More

Tara Riley

Tara Riley

Front Office Coordinator

Tara is pre-med student at UW studying cellular, molecular and developmental biology. She is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. Tara loves interacting with patients and hopes to have a career in the medical field one day.

Personal Interests

Tara grew up in the Seattle area and her hobbies include gardening, beekeeping, camping and hiking. She stays active by frequenting the Burke-Gilman trail and swimming when the weather permits.

Terri Sullivan, PT, DPT

Terri Sullivan, PT, DPT

Gig Harbor,Seattle
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Certified Yoga Instructor

My Philosophy of Care

I would probably call myself a ‘...Read More

Terri Sullivan, PT, DPT

Terri Sullivan, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy
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.