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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.
Burien, WA 98148
Meet the Staff
Betsy graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center with a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences. She has experience with diabetes management, weight loss, cardiovascular disease management, clinical nutrition, and nutrition for fitness. Betsy offers a personalized approach to each patient and helps them conquer barriers to achieve their goals.
Alongside her passion for nutrition, Betsy enjoys traveling, hiking, and reading books.
Colin McDannel earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of St. Augustine. Prior to that, Colin obtained his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Colin specializes in chronic pain management for all types and video movement analysis for runners, weightlifters, and other sports. He is most interested in treating ACL repairs and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
In his free time, Colin enjoys reading, woodworking, and hiking.
Teresa Kuzmer has worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant since graduating from Green River Community College. She has used her prior experience 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 workforce. Her expertise, compassion and energy are qualities that elevate the injured worker to reach personal wellness and return 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 is a Seattle native, working in the physical therapy field. She has worked with orthopedic and sports 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 Therapist Assistant Associate of Applied Science from Green River Community College
- ATRI Certification for Aquatic Therapy from Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute
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.