Seattle – University District (Formerly University Physical Therapy)
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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 98105
Meet the Staff
Physical Therapist, Clinic Director
Kyle Shilling has been with RET Physical Therapy Group since June 2012. Kyle attended the University of Washington where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and then went on to Washington University in St. Louis to attain his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Kyle enjoys alleviating musculoskeletal dysfunction by integrating his manual therapy skills with the diagnosis and treatment of movement system impairment (MSI) syndromes, a theoretical approach developed by Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA at Washington University in St. Louis. His emphasis of practice has always been on treating the individual with a differential evaluation, manual therapy if indicated, and specific exercise to improve movement patterns, motor control, and correction of muscle imbalances. Kyle leads a very active life outside of the clinic. Some of the activities he enjoys are hiking, fishing, snowboarding, sports, camping, working out, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
- Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Washington, 2009
- Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, 2012
Physical Therapist Assistant
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Julie participated in sports throughout high school. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree at the University of Illinois. After moving to Washington, Julie studied at Lake Washington Institute of Technology to earn her certification as a physical therapist assistant. Julie loves working in physical therapy because it allows her to utilize her knowledge and skills to provide specific and individualized treatment for her patients. She enjoys teaching patients exercises and movement patterns that enable them to return to their favorite sports and activities while preventing future injuries. Julie participates in a range of activities including music, hiking, hanging out with her friends and family, movies, reading, and enjoying the Seattle craft beer industry.
- Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Sciences from University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign in 2005
- Physical Therapist Assistant Degree from Lake Washington Institute of Technology in 2016
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.