Burien Physical Therapy
15500 1st Ave S
Burien, WA 98148Clinic Hours: Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
By appointment only. Last appointment scheduled one hour before closing to allow for appropriate treatment time.
At Burien Physical Therapy, your Physical Therapist will create an individual therapy program that is specifically developed for you based on a complete evaluation of your condition. Our rehabilitation philosophy is to promote healing through a combination of exercise and manual therapy, as well as to educate our patients in injury prevention, body mechanics and self-help techniques. We aim to provide you with the best physical therapy experience in Burien.
We work with each individual patient and their physicians to design a treatment program that fits their lifestyle to ensure that our patients have the best possible outcome. The ultimate goal is for you to return to normal activities of daily living, work and participation in sports or recreational activities. Our treatment approach first focuses on decreasing pain, edema and muscle guarding to improve joint motion.
As you improve, your exercise program will progress to fit your needs for coordination, balance, endurance and strength training. You can expect your physical therapy experience to be unique, one on one and allow you to meet your individual goals. We are able to assist you with transitioning from exercise for rehabilitation to exercise for health maintenance, cardiovascular improvement, return to work and/or enhanced athletic performance.
Same Day Appointments Available. Call to schedule today (206) 258-2549.
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Burien provides expert care for a wide range of conditions, click the links below to learn more or call to schedule with a Physical Therapist.
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Clinic Director
Tracy joins RET with over 20 years of experience as a Physical Therapist. Tracy was first introduced to rehabilitation as a result of an injury while participating in college baseball at the University of Washington. After seeing the benefits of the rehabilitation process, he decided to pursue a career as a Physical Therapist. Tracy has spent his entire career in the area of orthopedics. He has a special interest in treating the injured athlete and injured worker focusing on returning them to their pre-injury level of function as quickly and safely as possible. Tracy’s treatment philosophy includes the use of manual therapy to normalize movements as well as providing corrective exercises to restore lost motion and to correct movement patterns. Tracy also values education of the patient with regard to their diagnosis, providing them with the most efficient treatment options for recovery, and how to maintain healthy in the future.
Tracy enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, and family dog. Tracy also enjoys golf, outdoor activities, and assisting in charitable events.
Bachelors of Science Psychology, University of Washington, 1989
Masters in Physical Therapy, 1992
American Physical Therapy Association
Teresa Kuzmer, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Teresa Kuzmer has worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant since graduating from Green River Community College in 1979. For the past 18 years she has used her prior experience in the field to help develop work conditioning and work hardening programs that facilitate injured workers to reach their full potential. The Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy team work closely together, along with claim stakeholders, to provide an individualized program for a positive and successful return to the work force. Her expertise, compassion and energy are qualities that elevate the injured worker to reach personal wellness and retun to work goals.
When she is not working, she stays busy teaching a total body conditioning class two days a week. Along with this, Teresa enjoys riding her bike, coaching soccer and enjoying her family. One of her favorite activities is spending time with her three grandsons playing sports, games, watching a movie or reading them a book.
Physical Therapist Assistant Degree from Green River Community College
Debbie Huisingh-Doyle, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Debbie is a Seattle native, working in the physical therapy field since 1987. She has worked with orthopedic and sport rehabilitation until the last decade, when she began specializing in aquatic therapy. She has several aquatic specialty certificates and loves the way she can help her patients use our warm water facility to regain their functional goals. When not helping patients, she might be found hiking on one of our local trails or sailing in the San Juan Islands.
Physical Therapy Assistant Associate of Applied Science from Green River Community College
ATRI Certification for Aquatic Therapy from Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute