Terri Sullivan, PT, DPT
My name is Terri Sullivan and together, with knowledge and confidence, we can work as a team to cooperate and achieve excellence in your body.
MY ADVICE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS:
Come to each session with an open mind, patience to learn, and ready to collaborate to help achieve your goals.
HOW I STAY ACTIVE:
I like to run, bike, swim, hike, and do yoga, which I also teach at the clinic
FAVORITE RECOVERY FOOD:
Almond butter, but just about any protein
Cooking, although I don’t experiment much, just follow a recipe
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
My dog, hiking with my husband, the smell of the ocean, the warmth of a northwest summer
Working at a movie theater
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Seattle Supersonics (oh, I miss them so!)
ALTERNATE UNIVERSE CAREER:
Paleontologist, archeologist, or actress
PHYSICAL THERAPY PHILOSOPHY:
Examining the neuromusculoskeletal system to determine the best course of treatment to help improve a patient’s function.
SPECIALTIES, CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIAL INTERESTS:
- Dr. Sullivan has a specialty in pelvic health and works 2 days a week with Dr. Mosbrucker at Pacific Endometriosis and Pelvic Surgery in Gig Harbor.
- Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
- Certified Yoga Instructor
I have a special interest in prescribing custom orthotics, custom bike fitting,and pelvic health physical therapy.
TREATMENT APPROACHES I KNOW BEST:
North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Postural Restoration
Providing yoga to the clinic
PNW (Seattle, specifically)
FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
Either on the beach or in the mountains
Undergraduate – Western Washington University;
Physical Therapy School – University of Washington;
Doctorate in Physical Therapy – Regis University
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED:
After almost 20 years of practicing, I have learned to be adaptable, to listen, to be intuitive, and to have fun with each patient.