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!
Marysville, WA 98271
Meet the Staff
- B.S. Exercise Science, Pacific Lutheran University 1986
- B.S. Physical Therapy, University of Montana 1995
- ACSM Certified Fitness Instructor 1986
Sports Medicine/ general orthopedic outpatient musculoskeletal disease/ injury emphasis (continued education an eclectic approach). Primary interests include shoulder injury/ pathology as it relates to the athlete (throwing or overhead dysfunction) and lower extremity injury/ pathology (hip/ knee/ foot and ankle).
Tawny has a special interest in Women’s health issues, treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, lymphedema and core stabilization. Tawny has completed training for treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction with Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She is also a certified lymphedema therapist trained through Klose training and consulting. Tawny is a certified Pilates instructor and completed this training with Elizabeth Larkam through Pilates and Beyond in 2004. She has studied pilates-evolved techniques for osteoporosis through TheraPilates®. In 2002, Tawny earned her certification as a Level I Gyrotonic® trainer. Tawny has completed additional training in manual therapy, acupressure, kinesiotaping techniques and craniosacral therapy. She enjoys integrating her extensive training in movement re-education with manual therapy techniques. Tawny is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Washington State Physical Therapy Association. She is married and has many 4-legged children. In her free time, Tawny loves being outdoors and enjoys horseback riding, mountain biking, running, hiking and snowshoeing.
- Master of Physical Therapy Degree from Eastern Washington University, 2000
Michael attended Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Athletic Training in 2009. In 2013 he graduated from Pima Medical Institute with an Associate degree in Occupational Science. He is passionate about patient-focused care and looking forward to advancing his physical therapy skills in sports related rehabilitation. In conjunction with being a PTA, he plans on working toward becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, friends, playing sports, hiking, exercising, and being outdoors.
- Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science Degree from Central Washington University
- Associate Occupational Science, Physical Therapist Assistant from Pima Medial Institute
I have been working as a certified athletic trainer for one year. I have worked in several different settings such as the high school and collegiate setting as well as the clinical setting. Having a variety of settings worked in has allowed me to gain knowledge of the different ways healthcare providers practice and I have incorporated these skills into the way I treat athletes to provide the best possible outcomes. Having played sports my entire life, I am passionate about making sure my athletes and patients are able to get back to the activities as quick as possible. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree Athletic Training from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC.
- Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
Certifications & Training:
- Board of Certification Athletic Trainer American Heart Association Basic Life Support (CPR and AED)
- National Athletic Trainers’ Association