Bettiann Wing, PT
My Philosophy of Care
I use a patient-centered whole-body approach to care focusing on tasks that are meaningful to the patient and using assessment and treatment tools to find and treat the primary driver of the dysfunction / pain with the goal of optimal pain free function. I believe knowledge is power both for me as a provider and for my patients as they navigate their recovery process. Over the many years that I have worked as a physical therapist I have continued to broaden my knowledge base through in-depth study in many areas including diagnosis and treatment of movement impairment syndromes, stability control and a variety of manual therapy approaches. I bring all these tools to each treatment session as well as a strong desire to educate my patients giving them the power of self-directed healing and recovery. Treatment is a collaborative process, so I encourage my patients to take an active role in their care.
Bachelor of Arts in Rehabilitation / Seattle University
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy / University of Washington
Continuing Professional Education
- Studied the concepts of diagnosis and treatment of movement impairment syndromes developed by Dr. Shirley Sahrmann. These concepts continue to serve as a strong foundational component of my practice.
- Studied orthopedic manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). Completed the level three examination process in 1997 and continue to use these techniques regularly.
- Studied stability control with Mark Comerford, B.Phty. M.C.S.P., M.A.P.A for nearly all regions of the body. Appropriate stability control is key to resolution of many musculoskeletal issues.
- Currently studying the techniques of visceral and neuromeningeal manipulation through the Barral Institute. These techniques have been an invaluable asset to my practice.
- Visceral and neuromeningeal contributions to symptom presentation.
- Post-surgical care of the general surgery patient (ie: GI, urogenital, etc).
- Chronic musculoskeletal problems including headaches, neck pain, back pain.
I call myself one of the lucky ones for lots of reasons but in terms of my career I am lucky because physical therapy found me. I do not have one of those stories about an experience or long held desire that led me into physical therapy. I was the college student who stumbled aimlessly and continued my meandering once I finished. After several years, the only thing that was clear to me was that I wasn’t genuinely happy. Almost on a whim I decided to try to get into a physical therapy program (at the time I was working as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and had met a few PTs through my work). I was fortunate to get into a good program but heading into those first days of class I wasn’t sure if this was the path I should be on. However, it wasn’t long before I knew this was for me and I’ve never looked back! My husband and I were both born and raised in Seattle and met while I was in school. We raised our son here and continue to live in the first home we bought together all those many years ago. We have been empty nesters for over 10 years but never had difficulty filling our time once parenting was no longer all consuming. We enjoy being outdoors whether that’s gardening in our ever-changing backyard, biking through the neighborhoods, heading to the mountains or out to the water. Life is good!