Get back out there! PT for injured skiers, climbers, bikers, hikers and other outdoor athletes

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4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle, WA, USA

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Physical Therapist
Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Union Physical Therapy
Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, First Choice, Group Health Options, HMA, Kaiser Permanente, Lifewise of Washington, L&I, Premera, Regence

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Bio & Description

Our goal in the development and delivery of your care is to provide the most practical and cost effective solutions for the issues that limit your optimal performance.

Our approach identifies the mechanical problems driving the issue using the most advanced and evidence based manual and physical examination techniques. We strive to localize and address the root of issues so that long term solutions and management strategies can be developed effectively and efficiently. The approach is thorough, holistic, and accessible. One of the most important things we can provide you as physical therapists is an education. You will leave your treatment knowledgeable in the nature of your condition and how you can independently manage your issues in a way that fits your lifestyle.

Total recovery requires an active and informed approach and that is what you will receive at Union PT.

Area of Expertise (Sports and Body Areas)

While I treat a wide range of conditions, I particularly enjoy treating climbers, skiers, mountaineers, and cyclists. I specialize in biomechanical analysis, looking to optimize movement patterns for your sport and address any problem areas. Body regions that I focus on include shoulders, knees, ankles, low back and hips.

Background and Personal Athletic Experience

My passion is skiing – both downhill and back-country. I’ve competed and coached free-ride skiing and love exploring in mountains near and far. I also enjoy mountain biking, climbing, back-packing, running, and yoga.

Affiliations with other Hospitals, Clinics, Clubs, Teams, etc.

I’m a co-founder of the Alpine Training Project, an online resource for pre-season training programs for skiers and snow-boarders.



Services & Rates

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