Kirkland – Physical Therapy (Formerly Totem Lake Physical Therapy)
Ready to get started with physical therapy?
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.
Kirkland, WA 98034
Meet the Staff
Michael grew up in Arizona where he graduated from the University of Arizona with his bachelor’s in molecular cellular biology before attending the University of Texas Medical Branch where he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). He worked as a traveling physical therapist for several years, moving up and down the west coast, before deciding to settle down in Washington.
Michael specializes in treating orthopedic conditions and enjoys working with all types of patients to achieve their goals and get their lives back.
During his free time, Michael enjoys the outdoors, live music, and hanging out with friends.
Kirsten is a Physical Therapist Assistant with interests in post-surgical intervention and athletics/return to sport. As a former Rhythmic Gymnast and Competitive Cheerleader, Kirsten sustained hip and back injuries requiring Physical Therapy, which first sparked her interest. She has been a Physical Therapist Assistant for several years, previously working in Arizona before returning home to Washington. Kirsten is very excited to be a part of the RET team in Kirkland and to help others achieve their goals by overcoming injury and chronic pain.
In her spare time, Kirsten enjoys Mountain Biking, Paddle Boarding, spending time with her family, and cheering on her Mississippi State Bulldogs and Seattle Seahawks!
Bio coming soon!
Margret Lyons earned her Bachelor of Science with a focus in Nutrition/Dietetics from Bastyr University.
Margret specializes in dietetics and is most interested in helping people achieve a healthy lifestyle and allowing them to focus on being better, not perfect!
In her free time, Margret enjoys running, hiking/climbing, and gardening.
Brent is a native of Washington and after receiving his Masters in Physical Therapy he practiced outpatient orthopedic physical therapy in Spokane for 1 year. He has been the Director of Totem Lake Physical Therapy for 24 years. He enjoys boating, fishing and family activities with his wife and 2 children.
- Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from Western Washington University, 1992
- Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1996
- American Physical Therapy Association
Sydney has been practicing physical therapy for over eight years. She is passionate about treating patients at any level discover their true potential. Sydney’s specialty includes pelvic rehabilitation, treating pelvic floor dysfunction, pregnancy and postpartum care and other interconnected conditions of the pelvis, hip, and spine. She uses a variety of therapeutic exercise and manual therapy approaches to restore joint symmetry, posture, gait and pain-free movement in all levels of patients. She has a personal interest and professionally performs running gait analysis with slow motion video technology for all ages and abilities of clients. She has experience working with junior high and high school athletes, all ages of recreational as well as avid athletes looking to improve their running form and efficiency as well as recovery from soft tissue strains/ sprains, surgeries and prevention of overuse related injuries. Sydney continues to have a passion to continue to compete in both half and full Ironman triathlons and enjoys a large variety of outdoor activities including paddle boarding, hiking, sailing, food as medicine approach to eating and cooking, enjoys slowing down to perform weekly mindfulness progressive muscle relaxation work.
- Doctor of Physical Therapy, A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ
- Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR
Bio coming soon!
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.