Phillip Wehrman, DPT
Phillip is excited to join Movement Systems Physical Therapy after graduating with his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to graduate school, he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Auburn University.
Phillip developed a passion for physical therapy following his own extensive rehabilitation. Unlike anything he had experienced, the impact of his PTs fueled a desire to return to school and pursue a career in physical therapy. Before initiating his graduate studies, Phillip spent three years working in Sports Performance, coordinating strength and conditioning programs for youth teams, high school, college, and endurance athletes. It was over these years that he gained an appreciation for the unique composition of movements that comprise each individual.
Phillip continued his fascination with human movement during his graduate work at Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied the Movement Systems Impairments (MSI) approach as taught by Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA. He received additional training in the Washington University Running Clinic, utilizing video to analyze and identify biomechanical faults in both recreational and competitive runners. This fostered a special interest in gait mechanics that he incorporates to help patients better understand their basic form of locomotion. Phillip employs a blended treatment approach designed to optimize movement through the integration of body systems and careful examination of the whole individual.
Phillip enjoys treating a wide variety of patients, and takes as much pride helping a patient reach the Olympics as he does assisting another to sit upright and enjoy family company. He sees these goals as the centerpiece of an effective treatment platform, one that is unique to each individual. Phillip utilizes communication, empathy, and education to empower his patients to optimize movement and function in their daily lives.
Outside of the clinic, Phillip enjoys bike racing, cooking, skiing, hiking, and playing golf. He is also an avid sports fan, supporting the local Seattle teams in addition to his hometown St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues.