Renton (Formerly Renton Sports & Spine Physical Therapy, Formerly Washington Hand Therapy Renton)
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.
Kent, WA 98031
Meet the Staff
Vanessa Kopaniak earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Puget Sound. Prior to that, Vanessa obtained her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Washington, Seattle Campus.
Vanessa specializes in lower extremity problems and is most interested in treating pain science.
In her free time, Vanessa enjoys climbing, sailing, and adventuring with her charming Aussie, Arlo!
Denise is a Washington native who has been a licensed Physical Therapist since 2002 when she graduated from the University of Washington. She also has received her transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011 from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. She specializes in treating orthopedic conditions as well as dizziness, vertigo, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), and other problems of the vestibular system.
Denise became a Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist (OCS) in 2013. This additional certification has allowed her to become more efficient in treating her patients and getting the desired results quickly for both her orthopedic and vestibular patients. She enjoys teaching her patients about their conditions and works to make her explanations of their conditions easy to understand. Denise is also ASTYM certified.
At home, she and her husband are working hard at raising two boys into gentlemen. She enjoys having time with her family, teaching in the community, cooking in her kitchen, playing guitar, sea kayaking, and volunteering with several local groups.
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.