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Justin Shelley, PT, DPT

Justin Shelley, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Justin Shelley is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and describes himself as a general orthopedic manual therapist that uses an eclectic approach in working with patients and clients across the lifespan.  He has a special interest in treating those with chronic spinal conditions as well as sensory integration dysfunction via concepts developed by the Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI).  Justin is certified in manual therapy (MTC) from University of St. Augustine.  Since joining our team, he has been studying the Movement System Impairment approach out of Washington University.  He has also been taking advanced courses in pain science.  This eclectic background provides a comprehensive approach toward managing various orthopedic conditions through a biopsychosocial approach that diagnoses and treats the "whole person."

ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
Healing is a process that requires patience.

HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
Hiking, gym, walking the hills and staircases of Queen Anne

FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Banana

CREATIVE OUTLET:
Landscape photography

I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT:
Books

FIRST JOB:
Picking fruit on a farm

FAVORITE TEAM:
Buffalo Bills

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:  
Park ranger/landscape photographer

PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:  
“Listen to your patient; he is telling you the diagnosis.”  ~William Osler

SPECIALTIES, CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Orthopedic manual therapy, chronic spinal conditions, sensory integration dysfunction, oral and maxillofacial conditions, Manual Therapy Certified (MTC)

TREATMENT APPROACHES YOU KNOW BEST:
Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI), Manual Therapy, Movement Systems Impairment

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:  
This has yet to be determined as I’m new to the Seattle community

HOMETOWN:
Randolph, New York

FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:  
Undeveloped natural spaces

COLLEGE(S):  
SUNY Geneseo, BS Biology
University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences, entry level DPT

WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED:
There is always more to learn.