Auburn (Formerly Auburn Sports Physical Therapy)
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We understand how frustrating it is to feel trapped by pain and limitations. Our team is here to listen to you and create a treatment plan to get you back to the life you love. Take your first step toward living a pain-free life.
Meet the Staff
Melissa Colbeck earned her Bachelor of Science from Western Washington University. Prior to that, Melissa obtained her Kinesiology from Western Washington University.
Melissa is most interested in treating post-surgical.
Joel has been a licensed Physical Therapist since 1982, specializing in the treatment of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries. His knowledge and experience gets you back to an active lifestyle as soon as possible. Joel truly enjoys helping you return to what you enjoy in life.
Joel and his wife Nancy founded Renton Sports and Spine Physical Therapy (RSSPT) in 2001 to provide the highest quality of care, service and personal attention in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere! It is their goal is to deliver effective care to you first and foremost. Whether you are recovering from a knee injury, a shoulder replacement, a sports injury, or an ankle problem, you can be assured that Joel’s personal attention and physical therapy services will surpass your expectations in a fun environment!
Having earned his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (O.C.S.) certification places Joel is in a small number of Physical Therapists holding this distinction. He has special interests in treatment of sports injuries along with foot and ankle conditions. He is certified in ASTYM, and has a broad Manual Therapy background including NAIOMT, Norwegian, Mulligan and McConnell approaches. Joel is an active member of the Physical Therapy Association of Washington, the American Physical Therapy Association, and Physical Therapists in Private Practice in Washington.
The father of three, Joel is a member of the Auburn School District Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and Auburn Chamber of Commerce. A Washington native, Joel enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, boating, wake-boarding, wake-surfing and Husky football.
Wendy Van Sickle earned her Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assisting from Elgin Community College.
Wendy is most interested in treating post-op hips and knees but also enjoys a wide range of treatments.
In her free time, Wendy enjoys rock painting, attending Seattle Thunderbirds games, and exploring new areas in the Pacific Northwest.
Mallory McGowan earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from California State University, Fresno. Prior to that, Mallory obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Sports Medicine from the University of the Pacific, Stockton.
Mallory is certified in Myofascial Decompression (MFDc), otherwise known as “cupping” and is most interested in treating neck pain.
In her free time, Mallory enjoys traveling, trivia games, and spending time with family.
Hear what other RET Physical Therapy patients have to say.
I started PT after a car accident. The staff was extremely helpful not just with injuries from the accident, but also other issues that had been bothering me. They are very good at communicating problems and solutions and are friendly to boot. Can’t recommend enough.
Attentive, responsive, pleasant in communication, knowledgeable staff. I got good results in a short time. Thankful to Dr. Andrew for useful information and for a program of exercises.
Doug Free, the manager at Mercer Island Physical Therapy, has a PhD in PT, and is an amazing diagnostic doctor who explains why a specific injury occurred. He also does fabulous work on your body. His entire staff is knowledgeable and excellent therapists.
I saw Anne at 7 weeks post ulnar nerve transposition. I’ve made more progress in 1 week with her than I did in those first 7. She is extremely knowledgeable and up to date on current research. I’d feel very good about sending my family and friends her way!
Kelly is amazing! I felt very comfortable and she asked all of the right questions, was super friendly, and knows exactly how to help. I always leave feeling so much better, and confident that if I do my exercises, I will heal!
Michelle has been amazing to work with. She quickly diagnosed the root cause of the issues that continued to plague me after recovering from hip replacement surgery that other PT’s (different companies) could not. She listens, is creative, resourceful, and very knowledgeable. Everyone at the clinic is always very professional and interested in our progress.
I have been going to Summit Therapy for a shoulder problem. I’ve made steady progress and have gotten much pain relief. The staff is very friendly and great to work with. I recently had a sudden problem of vertigo. My therapist knew exactly what to do and performed a treatment that stopped the dizziness.