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!
Redmond, WA 98052
Meet the Staff
Richard Barnes has been treating patients in the greater Seattle area since 2008, and has been with RET Physical Therapy since 2012. Before moving to the Pacific Northwest, he was an instructor at Loma Linda University in Southern California. He brings with him an assortment of treatment approaches and manual skills. Richard has a genuine passion for his patients and strives to find functional solutions to each of their problems. He works with a wide variety of individuals, from collegiate runners to working professionals. Richard enjoys utilizing biomechanics to change stride length, resolve power deficits and solve other common sport-specific injuries. He specializes in neural tension deficits, shoulder problems, and lower quarter biomechanics. Away from the office he enjoys climbing mountains, running, reading, and walking with his wife and their two dogs.
- Bachelors of Science from Loma Linda University in Heath Science 2007
- Masters of Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University 2007
- Doctor of Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University 2008
- American Physical Therapy Association
Austin is a native to Seattle, and a new graduate from Lake Washington Institute of Technology Physical Therapist Assistant Program. He became interested in Physical Therapy after taking his mother to Physical Therapy after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, and seeing how she was able to get better by actively managing her own rehab without resorting to surgery. Austin is dedicated to improving patient care and is always continuing to improve his knowledge human anatomy and physiology as well as musculoskeletal interactions. Outside of work, he enjoys longboarding, light hikes, and exploring Seattle’s vibrant food scene.
- Physical Therapist Assistant License from the Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Michal (Meeka) Shafir is an experienced physical therapist graduated from Tel Aviv University with honors in 2008. Working mainly in the orthopedic field she specializes in gait training and lower extremity problems. In the past three years she was engaged in teaching Pilates and was certified as a Pilates instructor. Through this field she was able to work with people with different athletic abilities.
As a physical therapist Michal strives to listen with care and empathy to each patient. This allows for a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan that addresses the source of the problem.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her family in our beautiful area.