Auburn Sports Physical Therapy


(253) 736-2340
(253) 736-2343
Auburn Sports Physical Therapy
801 Auburn Way North
Suite E
Auburn WA 98002
Clinic Hours:
Monday: 7am - 6pm
Tuesday: 7am - 6pm
Wednesday: 8am - 6pm
Thursday: 7am - 6pm
Friday: 7am - 6pm

*Note: Auburn Sports Physical Therapy has now partnered with RET Physical Therapy. Our address, phone number , and providers have not changed. Click here to learn more.*

At Auburn Sports Physical Therapy Clinic, our highly trained and experienced therapists will design the perfect rehabilitation program for your individual needs. Whether you’re looking to get back in the game, recover mobility after surgery, or find permanent relief from chronic pain, we’ll help you achieve your goals, and learn to move better and live better.

To best serve you, we treat a wide range of rehabilitation needs, and offer the following services:

- Services -

Auburn (Auburn Sports Physical Therapy) provides expert care for a wide range of conditions, click the links below to learn more or call to schedule with a Physical Therapist.

Custom Orthotic Fabrication
Lymphedema Treatment
Vestibular Clearing and Rehabilitation

- Staff -

Jeannette Whitefield, PT, DPT, CSCS

Clinic Director, Physical Therapist

Jeannette graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2015 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

Prior to that, she attended Western Washington University where she received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science-Kinesiology. With her interest in sports rehab and emphasis on an active and healthy lifestyle, Jeannette also studied to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Jeannette is excited to be working at Auburn Sports Physical Therapy, where she is dedicated to providing her patients the tools they need to return to the active lifestyles they were living prior to injury.

In her spare time, Jeannette enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, and of course, cheering on the sports teams of Seattle.

Joel Johnson, PT, OCS

Physical Therapist, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Joel has been a licensed Physical Therapist since 1982, specializing in the treatment of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries. His knowledge and experience gets you back to an active lifestyle as soon as possible. Joel truly enjoys helping you return to what you enjoy in life.

Joel and his wife Nancy founded Renton Sports and Spine Physical Therapy (RSSPT) in 2001 to provide the highest quality of care, service and personal attention in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere! It is their goal is to deliver effective care to you first and foremost. Whether you are recovering from a knee injury, a shoulder replacement, a sports injury, or an ankle problem, you can be assured that Joel’s personal attention and physical therapy services will surpass your expectations in a fun environment!

Having earned his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (O.C.S.) certification places Joel is in a small number of Physical Therapists holding this distinction. He has special interests in treatment of sports injuries along with foot and ankle conditions. He is certified in ASTYM, and has a broad Manual Therapy background including NAIOMT, Norwegian, Mulligan and McConnell approaches. Joel is an active member of the Physical Therapy Association of Washington, the American Physical Therapy Association, and Physical Therapists in Private Practice in Washington.

The father of three, Joel is a member of the Auburn School District Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and Auburn Chamber of Commerce. A Washington native, Joel enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, boating, wakeboarding, wakesurfing and Husky football.

Megan Hamrick, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant Megan earned her Applied Associates of Science Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant through Green River Community College in 2004. Since graduation, Megan has worked primarily in outpatient orthopedics, including Renton Sports & Spine Physical Therapy, before coming to Auburn Sports Physical Therapy.  These experiences have allowed her to treat a wide variety of conditions, including neurological disorders, post-surgical, chronic pain conditions, motor vehicle injuries, total joint replacements and sports injuries.

Megan has taken a multitude of continuing education classes to advance her skills and stay currrent, including ACL injury prevention & treatment through Sportsmetrics, Stott Pilates, ASTYM, and Selective Functional Movement Assessment.

Megan is passionate about treating the whole person, and improving their quality of movement and function. In her spare time, Megan stays active with running, hiking, biking and participating in triathlons.  She also enjoys gardening, reading, baking and, most of all, spending time with her family, two sons and husband.

Kay Compher, PT, CLT

Physical Therapist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Kay graduated from the University of Puget Sound with her Master's degree in Physical Therapy in 1994. For ten years, her specialty was neurological rehabilitation and was followed by experiences working in administration, home care and outpatient settings.

An introduction to lymphedema and oncology rehabilitation while in PT school ignited Kay's interests and in 2008, she received her certification as a lymphedema therapist from the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.Through complete decongestive therapy--including manual lymphatic drainage massage, compression bandaging and patient education--Kay works with individuals to independently manage their lymphedema, and help them to regain functional mobility, strength, endurance and balance.

She also works with patients' families and caregivers during active treatments for cancer, radiation and chemotherapy.

In addition to treating primary and secondary forms of lymphedema, she also has expertise in treating vascular, post surgical and traumatic forms of swelling.

When not at work, Kay enjoys cooking, baking and trying new recipes, volunteering in her community and her son's school, traveling, flyball and gardening. She also works to keep up with her active husband, son and their three dogs.

Joanna Swain, RDN, CD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Dietitian Joanna graduated from Bastyr University with her baccalaureate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Her studies also included a 5th year internship at Bastyr University in a variety of clinical settings. Joanna’s most recent career experience includes over three years at a major medical center where she worked with those facing intensive hospital recovery as well as counseling patients in the hospital’s outpatient clinic serving those with diabetes, heart disease, GI disorders, weight management issues, and general health improvement needs. Joanna is passionate about integrating her clinical expertise with her ability to educate, inspire, and motivate those she is working with to achieve their individual nutrition goals. Joanna enjoys continuing to expand her knowledge of the dynamic area of nutrition, and recently completed the Certificate of Training in Obesity Interventions for Adults. In her spare time, Joanna enjoys cooking, spending time with family and long walks around her home town of West Seattle.
  • Bachelor of Science and Nutrition, Bastyr University.

- Reviews -

Joseph Rush
Joseph Rush
02:15 19 Apr 19
Mike Boyd
Mike Boyd
05:22 14 Feb 19
The staff is knowledgeable, caring, and very friendly. I had a shoulder replacement, and my progress is fantastic due to their exactly what to more
Keelyn Turgeon
Keelyn Turgeon
01:32 11 Jan 18
Great place, staff is well educated, kind and communicate well.
Greg Steele
Greg Steele
16:45 22 Dec 15
They gave me wrong directions to the place and when I was late asked me if I could come back later. Stupid idiot girl behind the counter looked retarded as I explained her I am in pain and what it takes to get to the place because I am in extreme pain. Terrible way to run a place! Merry Christmas!read more
Bo Schinski
Bo Schinski
01:50 23 May 15
I was referred by my doctor for physical therapy because for almost a year I had chronic pain in my upper back and persistent numbness in both hands. It had increased to the point of being intolerable. I chose this clinic because it was close to my home and they could see me within a few days. I worked primarily with Joel over the course of my treatment. He did a comprehensive exam and was able to determine the underlying causes of my problem. He established a course of exercises for me which I did weekly at the clinic as well as daily at home. At each visit he would assess my progress and adjust my routine appropriately. He or Megan would also administer targeted massage which usually had immediate and lasting benefit. Over ten weeks my symptoms diminished to essentially zero. Joel completed my treatment by providing me with a condensed set of exercises which I will continue to keep the problem from recurring. I found Joel to have an expansive knowledge of the skeletal and muscular structure of the body. More importantly he is an excellent communicator, always taking the time to explain very clearly what was happening at each stage of my progress. I cannot recommend this clinic more highly. Joel and Megan are entirely professional as were all of the staff I dealt with. If your physician refers you for physical therapy, you will do well to choose Auburn Sports Physical more
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