Seattle – Northgate (Formerly Northgate Physical Therapy, Formerly Washington Hand Therapy Northgate)
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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.
Seattle, WA 98125
Meet the Staff
Skyler graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and minors in both Music and Chemistry. Additionally, he was a scholarship athlete on the Men’s Tennis Team and his senior year was named team captain and awarded ITA All-Academic Team honors. He went on to earn his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington.
Skyler previously worked as a physical therapist for nearly 5 years at Proliance Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation in Bellevue before joining RET and enjoys working with a variety of outpatient presentations, including post-op rehabilitation and/or return to sport training. He also works as a part time tennis coach in Kirkland, WA.
In his spare time, he enjoys wakeboarding, biking, rock climbing and watching football. Go Hawks!
Lindsey graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. After graduation, Lindsey enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology and graduated with honors. Lindsey enjoys working with patients of all ages and has clinical experience in various settings such as sports rehab, orthopedics, and acute care. She is excited to be a part of the Northgate RET team and to begin providing quality, well-rounded physical therapy services to those in her community.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, cooking, weight training, and hiking with her two dogs in the beautiful Pacific Northwest Wilderness.
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.
Carol Lang earned her Bachelor of Science from Purdue University.
Carol is most interested in treating hands is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).
Natalie graduated from Northern Arizona University’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate program. Natalie specializes in rehabilitation of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and fingers with focus on custom fabricated orthotics, low-profile splinting, ligament injuries, nerve function, fractures, and sports injuries. Natalie currently volunteers with the Seattle Seawolves Major League Rugby team as the staff hand therapist. Her focus is to create optimal function for quickly returning players to their sport with client safety as her top priority.
She has additionally developed and disseminated a fine motor screen which is currently being utilized as a preventative measure for children with developmental disabilities entering the classroom in multiple clinics throughout Romania. Natalie is experienced in providing quality patient care using evidence-based practice and the
most up-to-date research available. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and adventuring around Washington with her Siberian husky, Jaidah.
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy from Northern Arizona University
- Bachelors of Psychology with a minor in Human Development from Washington
- American Society of Hand Therapists
- American Occupational Therapy Association
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.