Bellingham – Northwest 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.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Meet the Staff
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
APTA Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist
Certified Manual Therapist
A proud Midwesterner at heart, Nicholas started moving west for school and adventure. While practicing in Portland, OR, he specialized in the assessment and treatment of runners and dancers. As a life-long learner, Nicholas uses a holistic, patient-centered, evidence-informed approach in empowering people to move without pain, whether that’s grueling miles on single-track or a stroll with the dog.
While using his sense of adventure to benefit others, Nicholas represented NWPT in 2018 on a trip to Haiti with STAND (Sustainable Therapy and New Development) to establish rehab services by treating and training local clinicians.
When not in the new Bellingham clinic, you can find him on ice skates or a yoga mat, climbing rocks or trails in the North Cascades with his loyal pup, Chomsky.
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Forest Grove, OR
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology
Western Washington University
Certified Manual Therapist
Brielle is a Puget Sound native and after returning from Portland where she attained her doctoral degree, she joined the NWPT team in 2017. She immediately began to home in her manual therapy skills and completed her certification in manual therapy in 2019. She values lifelong learning and providing excellent evidence-based care. She is eager to pursue a second specialty certification in orthopedics. She enjoys working with a variety of clients, but her passion is adapting and training functional movement patterns to ensure success outside the clinic.
When she is not in the clinic, you can find Brielle roller skating with the Bellingham Roller Betties, gardening, camping, or hiking.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida
Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Minor in Dance
Kim has a manual therapy certification from the University of St. Augustine
She also has experience and further education in the specialty field of Pelvic Health for Women and Men.
Kim is a native Midwesterner from Ohio. She moved out to Bellingham after graduating from Physical Therapy school and has settled here with her family. Kim is an active member of the Bellingham community, and has been practicing here for over 10 years. She is a great asset to our Bellingham clinic and serves both Men and Women with pelvic health dysfunctions.
When Kim is not in the clinic, she might be found running with friends, spending time with her kids at the school, or running after a toddler.
Associate of Science, Physical Therapy Assistant
Whatcom Community College
Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Washington State University
Jeannine is a native of Washington state who received her B.S. in Psychology from WSU and then decided to focus on what she was most interested in and became a Physical Therapy Assistant. Jeannine has always been interested in staying active and living a healthy lifestyle. She has an innate love for running and enjoys participating in local races whether it be 5 miles or a 50k. From these experiences, she knows what it is like to be a patient in physical therapy and is passionate about getting her patients back to the level they need to be to reach their individual goals.
When she isn’t in the clinic, Jeannine may be found hiking the trails near Mt. Baker, fishing with her boyfriend, or playing with her two kitties, Hans Gruber & Cloverfield Jr.
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.