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Andrea Trask, PT, DPT

Andrea Trask, PT, DPT

Mercer Island
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Andrea Trask is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist at Movement Systems Physical Thera...Read More

Andrea Trask, PT, DPT

Andrea Trask, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Andrea Trask is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist at Movement Systems Physical Therapy with a special interest in women’s pelvic health and the peripartum year.

MY ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
Practice telling your story – PT is just as much detective work as it is mechanical work.

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
Chasing two toddlers is the ultimate functional fitness workout! Efficiency is key – multitasking is the only way to get it done (running with a stroller, hiking with kids, micro-workouts during kids’ naps).

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Chocolate milk and a good porter!

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Journaling and organizing.

I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
A pad of sticky notes for making lists. Oh, and my husband and kids.

FIRST JOB:
Physical therapy aide

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:

The Huskies – go Dawgs!

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
Professional organizer or anthropologist.

PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:
No one cares how much you know unless they know how much you care. But after that....knowledge is power!

SPECIALTIES, CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIAL INTERESTS:

I have a special interest in women's pelvic health, oncology-related care, foot and ankle, pre- and post-surgical care, geriatrics, weekend warriors.

TREATMENT APPROACHES I KNOW BEST:
North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), Movement System Impairment (MSI)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Volunteer teaching about prenatal/postpartum pelvic health and fitness for community groups

HOMETOWN:
San Jose, California

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
Lake Tahoe

COLLEGE(S):
California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly): BS Kinesiology
University of Washington: Doctor of Physical Therapy

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
The more I learn, the less I know.

 

Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Mercer Island
Front Office Coordinator

Anna Smith is a Washington native and recently graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Washington.

HOW I STAY ...Read More

Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Front Office Coordinator

Anna Smith is a Washington native and recently graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Washington.

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
Running, volleyball, hiking, kayaking

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Anything with cheese

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Reading and music

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
Family, friends and Max the corgi

FIRST JOB:
Sandwich “specialist” at Potbelly Sandwich Shop

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Seattle Mariner and UW Huskies

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
5th grade teacher

ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
Keep an open mind and try to be flexible

CUSTOMER SERVICE PHILOSOPHY:
Try and leave everyone that walks through the door with a positive lasting impression and to treat them with the service I would want for myself and for the people I love.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Friends for Life Guild at Seattle Children’s Hospital

HOMETOWN:
North Bend, Washington

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
San Sebastian, Spain

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
Cherish the people who hold closest in life and never stop pursing the goals you set for yourself

Ashley Reed

Ashley Reed

Seattle

Ashley Reed is new to Seattle and moved here with her husband from the Midwest where she studied Human Resource Development and Me...Read More

Ashley Reed

Ashley Reed

Ashley Reed is new to Seattle and moved here with her husband from the Midwest where she studied Human Resource Development and Media Production Communications at Indiana State University, Business at National University of Ireland Maynooth, and Human Resource Management with the Disney College Program.

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
At home HIIT work outs and chasing around my puppy, Luna Moo

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Eggs with Everything Bagel Seasoning.

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Anything involving art. I love music, dancing, acting, photography, and so on

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
Of course the ones I love, but beyond that I am not sure I’d survive without music.

FIRST JOB:
I was a sandwich artist at Subway

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
I have to remain loyal to my home state team, the Colts and Pacers

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
Archeologists or a paleontologist

ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
You may not reach your goal in the time frame you think you should, but don’t get discouraged. Remember to be proud of the progress you’ve made today and keep working towards the goal you wish to reach tomorrow.

CUSTOMER SERVICE PHILOSOPHY:
Providing customer service is much more than knowing an answer to one’s question or being able to find a solution to a problem, it is about showing the customer that they are important. Show them that you are listening, understanding, and will go above and beyond to assist their needs.

HOMETOWN:
Danville, IN

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
Definitely Ireland!

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” ~ Ferris Bueller

Betsy Rigsbee, PT, DPT

Betsy Rigsbee, PT, DPT

Mercer Island
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Betsy Rigsbee is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist at Movement Systems Physical Therapy...Read More

Betsy Rigsbee, PT, DPT

Betsy Rigsbee, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Betsy Rigsbee is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist at Movement Systems Physical Therapy who enjoys teaching her patients about pain, increasing their confidence and guiding them to achieve their goals

MY ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
Feel free to interrupt me at any time – I want to hear your story.

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
Running, swimming, hiking, weight lifting, yoga, and pilates.

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Peanut butter and banana

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Cooking, baking, and arts and crafts with my kids.

I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
Dark chocolate, my husband, my daughters, my family, my friends.

FIRST JOB:
Tap dance instructor

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Current, Seattle Seahawks. Growing up, Seattle Supersonics.

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
Professor, Kindergarten teacher, or Psychologist.

PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:
Human beings are incredibly resilient and adaptable. Almost anything is achievable with the right plan and progression.

SPECIALTIES, CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIAL INTERESTS:

I have a special interest in rehabilitating athletes of all levels and ages, working with performing artists and prenatal and post-partum patients, fall risk reduction, and pediatric sports medicine.

TREATMENT APPROACHES I KNOW BEST:
Orthopedic manual therapy, pain neuroscience education and therapeutic exercise.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Mercer Island Preschool Association, SeaPAM (Seattle Dance and Performing Arts Medicine).

HOMETOWN:
Mercer Island, WA

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
Paris, France

COLLEGE(S):
Barnard College, Columbia University (Bachelor of Arts).
University of Washington (Doctor of Physical Therapy).

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
Attitude matters. Laughter is one of the world’s greatest “medicines.” When in doubt, keep moving. You can be healthy at any size.

 

Bettiann Wing, PT

Bettiann Wing, PT

Seattle
Physical Therapist

Bettiann Wing has been a physical therapist for over 30 years and enjoys treating people whose goal is to function better in their...Read More

Bettiann Wing, PT

Bettiann Wing, PT

Physical Therapist

Bettiann Wing has been a physical therapist for over 30 years and enjoys treating people whose goal is to function better in their daily life with less pain and dysfunction whether that means playing sport, working at a computer all day, walking 40 feet to the mailbox or getting restful sleep.

MY ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
Treatment is a collaborative process so plan to take an active role in your care.  Understanding is the key to success so get answers by asking questions.  Do your homework.

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
Family, yoga, walking, gardening.

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Whatever is in reach which is usually something a little more on the health side…….

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Recreating the landscape of our yard, sewing, crafting.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
My family.

FIRST JOB:
Folding bed sheets and towels in a very hot hospital laundry department.

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Washington Huskies.

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
Nutritionist.

PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:
In partnership with my patients solve their clinical puzzle using a wide lens to identify all relevant factors.

SPECIALTIES, CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIAL INTERESTS:
I have specialty training that includes manual therapy: North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, movement: Movement System Impairment Series (Carrie Hall, MS PT), Integrated Systems Model with Lee & Lee, Visceral and Neuromeningeal Manipulation with the Barral Institute.

TREATMENT APPROACHES I KNOW BEST:
Motor control , movement training, joint and soft tissue mobilization / manipulation including organ specific fascial release and neuromeningeal release.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:  

HOMETOWN:
Capital Hill, Seattle.

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
Canadian Gulf Islands.

COLLEGE(S):
University of Washington, Seattle University.

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
That I am still learning every day.

Carrie Hall, PT, MHS

Carrie Hall, PT, MHS

Management,Mercer Island,Seattle
Physical Therapist / President

Carrie Hall is the President and founder of Movement Systems Physical Therapy. She has an expertise in using a biopsychosocial app...Read More

Carrie Hall, PT, MHS

Carrie Hall, PT, MHS

Physical Therapist / President

Carrie Hall is the President and founder of Movement Systems Physical Therapy. She has an expertise in using a biopsychosocial approach to diagnosis and treat movement impairment syndromes.

MY ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
Movement is medicine.  Choose a physical therapist to be part of your health team to help you manage your musculoskeletal system and keep you moving and doing the things that are meaningful to you. Physical therapists can be seen directly without need for referral from your doctor.  Know that you can always do more than you think you can - allow us to help you determine what is an appropriate challenge to move you toward your goals.

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
Biking, running, hiking, tennis, paddle board, weight lifting

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Antipasti with crusty bread

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Cooking

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
My family

FIRST JOB:
McDonald's flipping burgers

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Seahawks

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
Chef

PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:
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.   

Christina Tidwell Live Well Podcast "How to manage chronic pain through movement with Carrie Hall"

SPECIALTIES, CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIAL INTERESTS:

I enjoy working with all ages and levels of fitness.  I use a diagnostic method to determine root cause(s) to your painful condition and provide movement related interventions to restore you back to function.  My focus is on providing interventions that optimize your movement and restore or introduce you to a lifestyle that includes all dimensions of movement such as mobility, speed, strength, endurance, balance, and accuracy.  The focus is on what is most meaningful to YOU.  I do have a particular specialty in hip-related conditions, but feel I have a good command of all regions of the body - after 36 years in practice, I have learned a few things.

When I am not seeing patients, I am busy with various writing projects such as a textbook for physical therapy students on therapeutic exercise (Therapeutic Exercise: Moving Toward Function, 4e 2018), and on-line continuing education courses for APTA.  I also teach physical therapists in continuing education on the topic of a movement system approach toward painful conditions.

TREATMENT APPROACHES I KNOW BEST:
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.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: 
Currently, I donate time to various charities such as Angeline's, a women's homeless shelter, and Children's Hospital.  I also serve as a Director on the Leadership Board of the Arthritis Foundation for the Northwest Region

HOMETOWN:
Crystal Lake, IL 

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
Anywhere near water and mountains

COLLEGE(S):
St. Louis University, B.S. in physical therapy, 1983
Washington University in St. Louis, Master of Health Science , 1987

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
You cannot have courage without vulnerability.

 

 

 

Corley McBeth, PT, DPT

Corley McBeth, PT, DPT

Seattle
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Corley McBeth is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and certified Personal Trainer at Movement Systems Physical Therapy who specializes ...Read More

Corley McBeth, PT, DPT

Corley McBeth, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Corley McBeth is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and certified Personal Trainer at Movement Systems Physical Therapy who specializes in injury rehabilitation and improving athletic performance of individuals from all levels to help them achieve their health and fitness goals.

MY ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
“You get out what you put in.”

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
CrossFit, as well as some yoga and running to round things out.

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Almond butter on toaster waffles.

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Reading a good book.

I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
Family & friends. Wine. Mascara.

FIRST JOB:
Lifeguard and Swim Instructor.

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
G-O-N-Z-A-G-A. But I’m also a Seattle girl so lots of love for my local teams.

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
SeaWorld Animal Trainer.

PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:
To use my knowledge to educate and empower patients in order to improve their quality of life and keep them performing at their best.

SPECIALTIES, CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIAL INTERESTS:

I have a special interest in treating patients who are involved in strength and power sports as well as pregnant/postpartum fitness and lumbopelvic hip dysfunction.

TREATMENT APPROACHES I KNOW BEST:
Assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal pain, movement dysfunction, and athletic performance using a multifaceted approach.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Seize the Oar Adaptive Rowing Program. Movement Systems Circuit Training Instructor.

HOMETOWN:
Des Moines, WA.

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
The beach.

COLLEGE(S):
Gonzaga University -  B.S.
Columbia University -  Doctor of Physical Therapy

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
I’m still learning.

 

Erica Clark, PT, DPT

Erica Clark, PT, DPT

Mercer Island
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Erica Clark is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and has been practicing for 24 years. Among her greatest strengths are building relati...Read More

Erica Clark, PT, DPT

Erica Clark, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Erica Clark is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and has been practicing for 24 years. Among her greatest strengths are building relationships with her patients and enabling them to return to the activities that have enriched the quality of their lives.

MY ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
Empower yourself with knowledge. I can help.

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
Running, lifting, sailing, hiking, golfing and walking our Havanese, Leo

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Glass of bold red wine

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Cooking

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT:
My family and Leo

FIRST JOB:
Lifeguard in Brooklyn, NY

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Always root for the underdog

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
Fashion Mogul

PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:
Promote patient’s optimal health and wellness through knowledge, integrity, empowerment and kindness.

SPECIALTIES, CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIAL INTEREST:

I have a special interest in concussion management, vestibular rehabilitation, women’s health, and sports injury prevention and rehabilitation

TREATMENT APPROACHES I KNOW BEST:
My approach is always caring, competent, educational and individualized.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, Mercer Island Youth and Family services, Mother of two Mercer Island High School students who are involved with sports , band and giving back to the community.

HOMETOWN:
Brooklyn, NY

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
Yet to be determined

COLLEGES:
Binghamton University: BS , Business;
University of Chicago Medical school, Physical Therapy,
Evidence in Motion; Doctorate of Physical Therapy

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
Never rush to conclusions.

Erik Bies, PT, DPT, MS

Erik Bies, PT, DPT, MS

Management,Mercer Island
Doctor of Physical Therapy / Clinic Director

Erik Bies is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and performance running coach who is equipped with the expertise and knowledge to guide ...Read More

Erik Bies, PT, DPT, MS

Erik Bies, PT, DPT, MS

Doctor of Physical Therapy / Clinic Director

Erik Bies is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and performance running coach who is equipped with the expertise and knowledge to guide clients back from pain, injury, surgery, and limited mobility as well as guiding clients to high performance goals at any age.

MY ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
Be clear about your goals so your highest priorities are put first in your rehabilitation experience.

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
Running on road, track, and trail, weightlifting, skiing, fly fishing, backpacking, frisbee with Max (Border Collie), yoga, golf, and cycling. Diversity is the key.

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
A fully loaded supreme pizza… less mushrooms

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Skiing or Flyfishing…sometimes in the same day

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
Clear water and snowy mountains

FIRST JOB:
Middle school lawn mowing business.

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Seattle Seahawks.

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur investing in and creating a better planet for all to enjoy for a very, very long time.

PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:
With each interaction, meet the person in front of you as he or she is that day. Listen. Diagnose and evaluate. Teach and guide. Every session, however it can be accomplished, focus on building the capacity and confidence to move.

SPECIALTIES, CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIAL INTERESTS:

  • Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics (focus on running performance).
  • USATF level 1 Coach.
  • Former Assistant Cross-Country and Track and Field Coach at Western Washington University.

TREATMENT APPROACHES I KNOW BEST:
Modifying movement behavior through hands on and hands-off techniques to change pain. Therapeutic and performance exercise prescription.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Movement Systems Run running group on Mercer Island. Every Monday at 5:30pm. Rain or shine. Dark or light (bring a headlamp). Seattle Pediatric Sports Medicine group and Hip Task Force.

HOMETOWN:
The plains of South Dakota.

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
Madison River Valley, Montana.

COLLEGE(S):
(BA) Luther College, Decorah, IA.
(MS) Western Washington University.
(DPT) University of Washington

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
Treat others as you would wish to be treated.

 

Jill McVey, PT, DPT, ATC/L

Jill McVey, PT, DPT, ATC/L

Seattle
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Jill McVey is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Athletic Trainer.  "Physical therapy is the process of learning how to b...Read More

Jill McVey, PT, DPT, ATC/L

Jill McVey, PT, DPT, ATC/L

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Jill McVey is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Athletic Trainer.  "Physical therapy is the process of learning how to build better long-term function for your body, and I’m your enthusiastic guide!"

MY ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
You can get it if you really want, but you must try, try and try -- and you’ll succeed at last.

HOW DO YOU STAY ACTIVE:
Team sports are my favorite. They provide the opportunity to create something greater than myself through collaboration with my teammates.

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Waffle with peanut butter

CREATIVE OUTLET:
I love learning new skills force my brain to be more flexible! Right now I’m teaching myself the ukulele.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
Music. I played viola, rang in premier choir Bells of the Sound, maintain an extraordinarily large record collection, and devote much of my spare time to seeking out new sounds, DJing, and seeing live shows (ranging from opera to Iggy Pop).

FIRST JOB:
“TCBY” – well before the days of self-serve fro-yo!

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
The Derby Liberation Front, one of Rat City Roller Derby’s teams. I spent five and a half seasons with this team and learned I could push my body and mind further than I ever thought possible. DLF! DLF! DLF!

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
Food or some other form of Health Inspector.

PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:
Growth begins where your comfort zone ends.

SPECIALTIES, CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIAL INTERESTS:

  • Certified Athletic Trainer (licensed in Washington)

I have special interests in neurodegenerative and static neurological conditions. I am author of “The Foot and Ankle” chapter of Therapeutic Exercise: Moving Towards Function 3rd and 4th Ed.

TREATMENT APPROACHES I KNOW BEST:
Movement System Impairment Syndromes (MSI), Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
I remain active in the roller derby community, volunteering with Potential Fresh Meat (PFM), Jet City Roller Derby, and Rat City Roller Derby.

HOMETOWN:
Anchorage, Alaska

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
That moment as you take the first bite of pizza

COLLEGE(S):
Oregon State University -- BS Exercise and Sports Science, option in Athletic Training
University of Puget Sound -- DPT

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
To stay curious.

Joanna Wu

Joanna Wu

Mercer Island
Front Office Coordinator

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
Swimming, running, and strength training.

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Avocados

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Card makin...Read More

Joanna Wu

Joanna Wu

Front Office Coordinator

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
Swimming, running, and strength training.

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Avocados

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Card making

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
Chocolate

FIRST JOB:
Pool instructor

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Seattle Sounders

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
Zookeeper

ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
Don’t hesitate to reach out to your Admin Team regarding issues with your insurance/scheduling. Our awesome team will do our best to get to the bottom of what’s going on and come up with some helpful solutions for you.

CUSTOMER SERVICE PHILOSOPHY:
Even when things seem challenging or difficult with your treatment, having a smile or a laugh at the front desk can make anyone’s day brighter.

HOMETOWN:
Kent, WA

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
Hong Kong

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
The complexity of healthcare insurance and the details regarding different plans.

Julianne Simpson, PT, DPT

Julianne Simpson, PT, DPT

Seattle
Doctor of Physical Therapy

A general orthopedic and pelvic health therapist, Julianne Simpson, Doctor of Physical Therapy, is passionate about helping people...Read More

Julianne Simpson, PT, DPT

Julianne Simpson, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

A general orthopedic and pelvic health therapist, Julianne Simpson, Doctor of Physical Therapy, is passionate about helping people move more and empowering her patients to live healthier lives.

MY ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
Embarking on a rehabilitation journey is an important first step to improving your life 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) Expect 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.

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
Biking with my kids on a non-electric cargo bike, fitness classes (I love to try new ones!), yoga, training for my first 5k run, playing with my kids (yes I’m the Mom on the monkey bars!), surfing in PNW waters

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Sun-warmed Juanita’s Tortilla Chips, rib eye, kale, lentils

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Cooking and telling stories to my kids Goldaline & Conor, especially scary ones to Goldaline

I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
Exercise

FIRST JOB:
Working in a greenhouse pruning SO MANY geraniums

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Boston Red Sox

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
Bike mechanic

PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:
Empower patients to understand their bodies and lead healthier, more movement-rich lives.

SPECIALTIES, SPECIAL INTERESTS:
I specialize in pelvic health physical therapy for people of all genders. I have special interests in the peripartum year and treatment of incontinence, pelvic girdle dysfunction, pelvic pain (including painful intercourse) and constipation.

TREATMENT APPROACHES YOU KNOW BEST:
Internal and external pelvic floor assessment and treatment, integration of pelvic floor into deep core system, movement assessment

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
My husband Bjorn and I are active in kids’ daycare: I am Logistics/ Facilities Coordinator and we are Lead Fish Caregivers. I am also active with Seattle Pelvic PT Journal Club.

HOMETOWN:
Wicked awesome Massachusetts

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
Tofino, BC

COLLEGE(S):
Oberlin College, Bachelor of Arts in Theater and History.
Eastern Washington University, Doctorate in Physical Therapy

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
I have learned to connect with my patients through careful listening and observation. This connection lets me learn with my patients and use my intuition, skills and knowledge to aid them on their journey to forever better. I am so grateful for the opportunity to join you!

Justin Shelley, PT, DPT

Justin Shelley, PT, DPT

Seattle
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Justin Shelley is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and describes himself as a general orthopedic manual therapist that uses an eclecti...Read More

Justin Shelley, PT, DPT

Justin Shelley, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Justin Shelley is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and describes himself as a general orthopedic manual therapist that uses an eclectic approach in working with patients and clients across the lifespan.  He has a special interest in treating those with chronic spinal conditions as well as sensory integration dysfunction via concepts developed by the Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI).

ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
Healing is a process that requires patience.

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
Hiking, gym, walking the hills and staircases of Queen Anne

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Banana

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Landscape photography

I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT:
Books

FIRST JOB:
Picking fruit on a farm

FAVORITE TEAM:
Buffalo Bills

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:  
Park ranger/landscape photographer

PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:  
“Listen to your patient; he is telling you the diagnosis.”  ~William Osler

SPECIALTIES, CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Orthopedic manual therapy, chronic spinal conditions, sensory integration dysfunction, oral and maxillofacial conditions

TREATMENT APPROACHES YOU KNOW BEST:
Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:  
This has yet to be determined as I’m new to the Seattle community

HOMETOWN:
Randolph, New York

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:  
Undeveloped natural spaces

COLLEGE(S):  
SUNY Geneseo, BS Biology
University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences, entry level DPT

WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED:
There is always more to learn.

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 ...Read More

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:
Police Officer

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

Lexi Pearce

Lexi Pearce

Seattle
Front Office Coordinator

Lexi Pearce is a Seattle native who studied International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.

HOW...Read More

Lexi Pearce

Lexi Pearce

Front Office Coordinator

Lexi Pearce is a Seattle native who studied International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
Nature walks and youtube yoga

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Spam musubi

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Knitting, sewing & Minecraft

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
My dad's cooking

FIRST JOB:
Exhibit Interpreter at the Seattle Aquarium in high school

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Seaaaaatttle! Souunderrrrrs!

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
I'd have an alpaca farm

ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
It is worth the time and effort to complete your new patient paperwork before your first appointment

CUSTOMER SERVICE PHILOSOPHY:
Kindness is free and can have a profound impact on someone's day

HOMETOWN:
Seattle, WA

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
Olympic National Park

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
Patience is a virtue.

Nate Hadley, PT, DPT

Nate Hadley, PT, DPT

Seattle
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Nate Hadley is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Movement Systems Physical Therapy who enjoys working with people of all backgrounds...Read More

Nate Hadley, PT, DPT

Nate Hadley, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Nate Hadley is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Movement Systems Physical Therapy who enjoys working with people of all backgrounds and levels of fitness move toward a higher level of function.

MY ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
Your goals are important.  Be prepared to talk about meaningful activities in your life so we can create a plan that’s relevant to you.

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
I enjoy running, walking in Seattle parks with family and friends, working in the yard, and playing with my toddler at the local playground.

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Discovering new recipes and refining my cooking skills.

I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
A good podcast.

FIRST JOB:
Framing for a local carpenter.

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM(S):
Washington Huskies and Whitworth Pirates Football

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
Sports psychologist

PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:
Provide compassionate care, celebrate perseverance and growth, and cultivate creativity.

SPECIALTIES, CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIAL INTERESTS:
I specialize in helping people living with persistent pain get back to important activities in their life.  With my athletic background, I also have a special interest in working with athletes to better their performance.

TREATMENT APPROACHES I KNOW BEST:
Movement Systems Impairments (MSI), Pain Neuroscience Education, Motivational Interviewing

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Assists with Highline College’s Women’s Soccer injury risk-reduction and strength and conditioning program.

HOMETOWN:
Mukilteo, WA

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
San Diego, CA

COLLEGE(S):
Whitworth University (B.S.),
University of Washington (DPT)

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
Rehab works best when my patients have ownership in the process.

 

Rachel Morin, PT, DPT

Rachel Morin, PT, DPT

Mercer Island
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Rachel Morin is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Movement Systems Physical Therapy with who enjoys working patients of all ages int...Read More

Rachel Morin, PT, DPT

Rachel Morin, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Rachel Morin is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Movement Systems Physical Therapy with who enjoys working patients of all ages interested in achieving their activity and fitness goals with a special interest in adolescent athletes and performing artists.

ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
I want to get you back to whatever it is you love to do. Come with questions and goals in mind so that we can solve problems together.

HOW DO YOU STAY ACTIVE:
Yoga, running, SUP, hiking, biking, and chasing after my puppy.

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Homemade mac and cheese.

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Baking and dance choreography.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
My husband and dog, as well as a good book.

FIRST JOB:
Assistant dance instructor

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Seahawks

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
Marine Biologist

PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:
Physical therapy is a collaborative process, not an assignment and one size does not fit all.  The majority of the “work” of PT takes place outside of the clinic, so it needs to be meaningful, functional and help you move towards your goals.

SPECIALTIES, CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Dancers, young athletes, and surgical recovery.

TREATMENT APPROACHES YOU KNOW BEST:
Therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, pain science education.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Volunteer work with Seattle Performing Arts Medicine (SeaPAM) clinic

HOMETOWN:
Seattle, WA

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
County Kerry, Ireland

COLLEGE(S): University of Washington, B.S., B.A., DPT

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED:
Listening to my patients often reveals much more than any barrage of tests I could perform.

Robin Wilbern

Robin Wilbern

Management,Seattle
Financial Coordinator

Robin Wilbern began her career at Movement Systems Physical Therapy shortly after graduating from Seattle Pacific University in 20...Read More

Robin Wilbern

Robin Wilbern

Financial Coordinator

Robin Wilbern began her career at Movement Systems Physical Therapy shortly after graduating from Seattle Pacific University in 2016.

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
I’m in the gym a few times a week, usually doing cardio and a combination of free weights, resistance machines, and my physical therapy exercises.

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Chocolate protein shake

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Music!

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
My family, friends, music, and chocolate.

FIRST JOB:
Assisting at a custom frame shop in my home town after school.

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Seattle Mariners

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
Musician

ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
Make sure you know your benefits and which providers/facilities are in your insurance’s network (it will save you a lot of hassle in the future) and be prepared to work!

CUSTOMER SERVICE PHILOSOPHY:
Strive to always impact someone’s day positively

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Seattle Humane

HOMETOWN:
Columbia River Gorge

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
Glasgow, Scotland

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
That you never stop learning.

Roxanne Lewellyn

Roxanne Lewellyn

Seattle
Front Office Coordinator

Roxanne Lewellyn is a Washington native who is very happy to have joined the Movement Systems team in the beginning of 2019.  ...Read More

Roxanne Lewellyn

Roxanne Lewellyn

Front Office Coordinator

Roxanne Lewellyn is a Washington native who is very happy to have joined the Movement Systems team in the beginning of 2019.  

HOW DO I STAY ACTIVE:
I play ultimate frisbee, indoor rock climb (whenever I have a belay buddy), and 
hike. 

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
E
ither a fruit smoothie or grilled cheese. 

CREATIVE OUTLET:
I sing,
 paint and draw. 

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
My mom, friends, and fuzzy socks. 

FIRST JOB:
A dog and cat supplies store. 

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
The 
Seahawks and Red Wings, however I will mainly root for our Seattle NHL team when we have one... 

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
 Agricultural science teacher, or psychologist. 

ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
If you feel you could benefit from physical therapy, come in. I am amazed by the level of care every member of our team provides, from current/former patient experiences as well as my own.
 

CUSTOMER SERVICE PHILOSOPHY:
I think it’s important to put yourself in the customer’s shoes. I want to provide the level of service and care that I would want for myself or a loved one. 

HOMETOWN:
Snohomish
, WA. 

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
 Anywhere outside and sunny. 

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
It’s important to surround yourself with people who empower you. 

Terri Sullivan, PT, DPT

Terri Sullivan, PT, DPT

Seattle
Doctor of Physical Therapy

My name is Terri Sullivan and together, with knowledge and confidence, we can work as a team to cooperate and achieve excellence i...Read More

Terri Sullivan, PT, DPT

Terri Sullivan, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

My name is Terri Sullivan and together, with knowledge and confidence, we can work as a team to cooperate and achieve excellence in your body.

MY ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
Come to each session with an open mind, patience to learn, and ready to collaborate to help achieve your goals.

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
I like to run, bike, swim, hike, and do yoga, which I also teach at the clinic

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Almond butter, but just about any protein

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Cooking, although I don’t experiment much, just follow a recipe

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
My dog, hiking with my husband, the smell of the ocean, the warmth of a northwest summer

FIRST JOB:
Working at a movie theater

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Seattle Supersonics (oh, I miss them so!)

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
Paleontologist, archeologist, or actress

PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:
Examining the neuromusculoskeletal system to determine the best course of treatment to help improve a patient’s function.

SPECIALTIES, CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIAL INTERESTS:

I have a special interest in prescribing custom orthotics, custom bike fitting,and pelvic health physical therapy.

TREATMENT APPROACHES I KNOW BEST:
North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Postural Restoration

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Providing yoga to the clinic

HOMETOWN:
PNW (Seattle, specifically)

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
Either on the beach or in the mountains

COLLEGE(S):
Undergraduate – Western Washington University;
Physical Therapy School – University of Washington;
Doctorate in Physical Therapy – Regis University

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
After almost 20 years of practicing, I have learned to be adaptable, to listen, to be intuitive, and to have fun with each patient.