Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday 7:00AM - 5:00PM
By appointment only. Last appointment scheduled one hour before closing to allow for appropriate treatment time.
At Bothell Physical Therapy, your Physical Therapist will create an individual program that is specifically developed for you based on a complete evaluation of your condition. Our rehabilitation philosophy is to promote healing through a combination of hands on treatment and specifically prescribed rehabilitative exercise, as well as to educate our clients in injury prevention, body mechanics and self-help techniques. We aim to provide you with the best physical therapy experience in Bothell.
We work with each individual client and their physicians to design a treatment program that fits their lifestyle to ensure the best possible outcome. The ultimate goal is for you to return to normal activities of daily living, work and participation in sports or recreational activities.
As you improve, your exercise program will progress to fit your needs for coordination, balance, endurance and strength training. You can expect your physical therapy experience to be unique, one on one and allow you to meet your individual goals. We are able to assist you with transitioning from exercise for rehabilitation to exercise for health maintenance, cardiovascular improvement, return to work and/or enhanced athletic performance.
Call to schedule today (425) 939-2806.
– Medical Nutrition Therapy-
In this program you will work with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Margret Lyons, RDNto develop a custom nutrition plan designed to meet your individual goals. Medical Nutrition Therapy includes ongoing education and support geared towards sustainable changes that allow you to be successful in achieving your targeted results. Adding nutritional services to your rehabilitation program will help accelerate your overall recovery and health, getting you back to the things you love to do!
- Services -
Bothell (Bothell 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.
Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Andrea Schafer has been with Bothell Physical Therapy since they opened their doors in August 2012, but has been a part of the RET PT family since 2009. She is passionate about empowering people to identify and overcome their current physical therapy challenge, so that they can get back to their life. She does this through a combination of manual therapy, rehabilitative exercise and taping techniques. She has experience in a number of fields, such as: joint pain, chronic low back pain, movement dysfunction, vertigo, gait compensation, balance disorders, pregnancy pain, cervicogenic headaches and post operative therapy. Andrea has specialized training in Lymphedema management, kinesiotaping, foot mechanics and custom orthotic fabrication.
Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Widener University in Pennsylvania.
Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from Western Washington University.
American Physical Therapy Association
Physical Therapy Association of Washington
Bothell Chamber -Where Andrea serves on the Bothell Chamber Board of Directors
Jennifer Prewitt (Phan), PT, DPT, OCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Certified SpecialistJenny has been practicing physical therapy since 2012. She is sought out for her in-depth knowledge of orthopedic conditions and ability to relay complex information with compassion, in a language that is easy for all patients to understand. Jenny is passionate about working with her patients to build a treatment plan that helps them return to the things that they love to do. Having worked in a multidisciplinary wellness center setting, she encourages open communication between herself and the rest of the healthcare team. Jenny earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Southern California, and her Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) Certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Certifications & Training:
Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Lauren Dunphy, DPT, CSCS
Physical TherapistLauren Dunphy was born and raised in Redmond, WA and completed her Doctorate in Mesa, AZ. She loves being back in her home area and enjoys helping her community return to their activities prior to injury and to help give back the lives of those with chronic pain.
She has advanced manual therapy training from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, has taken Kinesio Taping courses, and is experienced with pediatrics. Her main specialty is Strain Counter-strain from the Jones Institute, also known as positional release. This is a gentle and non-traumatic technique utilizing passive positioning of muscles and joints towards positions of comfort. It is effective for those with acute injuries (MVA, sports injuries, ankle sprains) as well as chronic conditions (OA, fibromyalgia, headaches).
She enjoys working with all diagnoses in all age ranges and believes that to achieve a successful outcome for the client, educating the patient regarding their condition must be combined with manual and therapeutic interventions.
When she is not working, Lauren enjoys activities such as hiking, biking, running and spending time with her family which includes a new baby boy!
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from AT Still University in Mesa, Arizona in 2010.
Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sports Science from Western Washington University in 2006.
American Physical Therapy Association
Physical Therapy Association of Washington
Jerame McKereghan, PTA, ACSM EP-C
Physical Therapist Assistant Jerame has been with RET since 2012 and is a Washington native who grew up in Kennewick. He was a 3-sport athlete all through high school and went on to play baseball at Central Washington University. Jerame has experience as a personal trainer as well as acute care and outpatient physical therapy. He likes to use manual therapy, corrective exercises, and functional activities to allow people to return to their prior level of function. He also has experience coaching baseball at both the high school and collegiate level. In his spare time, Jerame enjoys working in his yard, hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife, Katie, and two boys, Jack and Owen.
Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Central Washington University
Physical Therapist Assistant Degree from Green River Community College
American College of Sports Medicine, Certified Exercise Physiologist.
Margret Lyons, RDN, CD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Dietitian Margret graduated from Bastyr University with her baccalaureate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She practiced her dietetic internship at Good Shepherd Medical Hospital, The Institute for Healthy Living, and The University of Texas Health Science Center in northeast Texas. Margret has practiced in a variety of settings including acute care for adults, neonatal nutrition, diabetic education, bariatric and weight loss nutrition, and outpatient counseling. Her counseling technique utilizes motivational interviewing to help patients reach goals that are important to them and maintain results over a lifetime. Margret’s passion for health does not end with nutrition. In her leisure time she hikes in the Cascade Mountains and scrambles up local peaks. She is a former bike racer and current marathon runner. When she is not running she enjoys fly fishing, gardening, and tasting cuisine from all parts of the world.
Bachelor of Science and Nutrition, Bastyr University 2015.
Michelle Smith, MS, RDN, CD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Obtaining her master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from Florida International University, Michelle soon after became a certified integrative wellness coach. Practicing in a large wellness company, she focused on a variety of specialty diets where, through her understanding of specific food combinations and personalized nutrition, she was able to support and promote the health of her clients. She has also worked in a variety of outpatient settings. Michelle believes the best method toward achieving lasting results is through making small, manageable changes over time. Through the combination of her nutrition knowledge and coaching style, she has helped her patients achieve a wide range of their wellness goals. Michelle’s specialties include nutrition for weight loss, nutrition for general wellbeing, and plant-based nutrition.
In her spare time, you will find Michelle whipping up some delicious plant-based meals, jogging with her rescue dogs and trying her hand at gardening
Masters of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University.
- Testimonials -
“I am pleased with the treatment I received at the RET Bothell clinic. At times I lacked the confidence needed to do basic movements, but Andrea and her staff helped me to develop strength and balance skills. I feel the entire office from reception to therapy was extremely warm, helpful and effective in getting me to my goal of being more confident and capable of moving on my own with little assistance from others. After taking a few months off in the summer to apply my new skills, I expect to return to the Bothell clinic for additional strengthening exercises and balance skill therapy.”-Dale Kerr“Over the past couple of years, my shoulder had been getting worse and worse. I kept asking my doctor for a referral - he would tell me I didn't need it and show me some stretches to do. But it kept getting worse. Finally - after realizing how many activities of daily life I couldn't do, like gardening and housecleaning, I took matters into my own hands. I couldn't even sleep without taking ibuprofen to prevent the sharp pain that i'd get just rolling onto my "bad" side. I called my insurance company and found out that I didn't need a doctor's referral. I already knew Andrea through business networking. It was close to my home and office, so i just did it! Even after the first treatment, my shoulder felt a little better. At every visit, Andrea would test my range of motion before and after her muscle-loosening treatments. She'd query me about any pain that I might be feeling, and then showed me strengthening exercises - starting with very mild movements, and then as the weeks went on to more strenuous exercises. She patiently showed me small modifications to make each exercise work for maximum benefit. It took a few weeks, but my shoulder gradually improved. My garden is great, now that I don't have to figure out in advance how long I can work in it without hurting myself! I still do the exercises about five days a week, just to keep everything in good working order. But if something happens, I know I can go back, and that she will show me what needs to change. Thanks, Andrea!”-Victoria Rhoades, ND