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Andrea Trask, DPT, OCS

Andrea Trask, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

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.

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

HOW DO YOU 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.

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:
Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS); pelvic health (women’s), oncology-related care, foot and ankle, pre- and post-surgical care, geriatrics, weekend warriors.

TREATMENT APPROACHES YOU 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

HOMELAND:
San Jose, California

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
Lake Tahoe

COLLEGE(S):
Cal Poly (B.S. Kinesiology),
UW (DPT)

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