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Betsy Rigsbee, DPT

Betsy Rigsbee, DPT

Physical Therapist

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

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

HOW DO YOU 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.

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:
Performing arts rehabilitation, prenatal and post-partum rehabilitation, athletes of all levels and ages, certified orthopedic manual therapist, orthopedic clinical specialist, fall risk reduction, Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance instructor, pediatric sports medicine.

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

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

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