Burien – Highline PT/Hand (Formerly RET Burien Physical Therapy, Highline Hand 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.
Burien, WA 98166
Services Offered at This Location
Meet the Staff
Richard began working for RET Hand Therapy in March of 2022 after moving from Sacramento, California. He enjoys using his hands to help people feel better through manual therapy such as joint and soft tissue mobilizations. He also enjoys fabricating custom orthoses to help protect surgical repairs and promote return to functional hand use. In addition to helping improve the body, Richard engages with patients in the creative process of modifying activities and equipment as needed to help people re-engage in activities that are important to them. Some of the most challenging and rewarding things about hand therapy are doing the “detective” work and collaborating with patients to figure out what makes them feel better. He also enjoys treating the hand in relation to the whole body/mind and helping patients understand the reasoning behind treatments.
In his free time, Richard enjoys playing with his kids, hauling people/things with his cargo bike, driving radio controlled trucks, and Aikido.
Nikki Barish earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) from LeMoyne College in New York.
Nikki specializes in pediatrics OT, geriatric OT, custom splinting/orthoses, and hand therapy.
In her free time, Nikki enjoys hiking and exploring nature, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.
Kim Phu earned her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Western New England University. Prior to that, Kim obtained her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Western New England University.
Kim specializes in hand therapy and is most interested in helping people regain the function of their hands as she believes the hands are one of the most important body parts to help us experience the world.
In her free time, Kim enjoys computer games, weightlifting, and trying new foods.
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.
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.