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!
Seattle – Washington Hand Therapy Northgate
Seattle, WA 98125
Meet the Staff
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
Originally from Tehran, Iran, Maryam received her Bachelor’s of Occupational Therapy from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. She moved to the United States to attend graduate school and obtained her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Tufts University with a focus on hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. Maryam then completed her fellowship in Hand Therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Maryam believes that our hands are one of the most important part of our body and she is passionate about helping her patients regain lost function and achieve their highest potential following an upper extremity injury. She has experience working with various diagnoses involving the upper extremity including: amputations, tendon repairs, neurological disorders, fractures, and repetitive stress injuries. Continuing her education, Maryam is trained in ASTYM therapy, Kinesio-taping, and custom fabricated orthotics.
When she’s not at work, Maryam enjoys spending time with her friends, dancing, traveling, and playing music.