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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.