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!
Tacoma – Central Physical Therapy
Meet the Staff
Ben is passionate about how truly amazing the human body is and how the biomechanics and anatomy involved with activities and tasks we do on a daily basis are vital for how people live and function. With treatment focus on orthopedic injuries and lower extremity biomechanics including running and gait evaluations as well as post-operative rehabilitation including ACL/rotator cuff repairs and foot/ankle dysfunction, Ben feels fortunate to help people understand more about ways to treat their bodies for a long, active and fulfilling life. His strong emphasis of manual techniques of the spine has helped him develop better skills for treating difficult spinal injuries.
Ben ran track for four years at U. of Puget Sound and had the opportunity to coach mid-distance runners on a collegiate level for five years after graduating. Currently, he still enjoys running and being a part of the local running community. In Ben’s free time, he appreciates getting outside to take in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest any chance he gets.
- Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Puget Sound
- Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from University of Puget Sound
Certifications and Training:
- Fellow- American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist
Ashley has been practicing physical therapy for 9 years. She has been local in Tacoma and working in private practice and has experience treating a variety of injuries across the lifespan. Ashley has completed an American Board of Physical Therapy residency in orthopedics giving her advanced knowledge to treat complex diagnoses. Ashley believes in helping patients to understand exactly what is happening with their bodies and will develop a personalized treatment plan to address their specific goals and maximize function. Education:
- Doctor of Physical Therapy, Creighton University, Omaha NE
- Bachelor of Science, Integrative Physiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Meghan has been a Certified Athletic Trainer for 3 years. Her passion is helping others feel safe, strong, and confident — no matter their age, activity, or fitness level. She has worked with many different athletes from elementary school, to Division I collegiate football, to masters. With a background in strength and conditioning and nutrition, she values a proactive, holistic approach to her work. Meghan earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology from the University of Washington, Seattle, and her Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Education:
- Masters of Athletic Training, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
- Bachelor of Science, Physiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Certifications and Training:
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association
- Kettlebell Instructor, StrongFirst
- Certified Sports Nutrition Coach, Precision Nutrition
- First aid and CPR certified, American Heart Association
- National Athletic Trainers Association
- National Strength and Conditioning Association
- American College of Sports Medicine
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