Burien Physical Therapy Clinic


(206) 258-2549
(206) 582-2192
Burien Physical Therapy
15500 1st Ave S
Suite 106
Burien, WA 98148
Clinic Hours:
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00AM - 6:00PM

By appointment only. Last appointment scheduled one hour before closing to allow for appropriate treatment time.

At Burien Physical Therapy, your Physical Therapist will create an individual therapy 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 exercise and manual therapy, as well as to educate our patients in injury prevention, body mechanics and self-help techniques. We aim to provide you with the best physical therapy experience in Burien.

We work with each individual patient and their physicians to design a treatment program that fits their lifestyle to ensure that our patients have 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. Our treatment approach first focuses on decreasing pain, edema and muscle guarding to improve joint motion.

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.

Same Day Appointments Available.  Call to schedule today (206) 258-2549.

- Services -

Burien (Burien 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.

Aquatic Therapy
Back Care
Balance Training/ Fall Prevention
Biomechanical Evaluation
Elbow and Wrist Care
Foot and Ankle Care
Hip Care
Knee Care
Manual Therapy
Motor Vehicle Injuries
Neck Care
Nutrition Counseling
Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Posture and Body Mechanics Training
Pre-Surgical Wellness
Shoulder Care
Spinal Rehabilitation
Sport Specific Therapy and Rehabilitation
Work Conditioning

- Staff -

Chaz Sak-Ocbina, PT, DPT

 Physical Therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy Chaz is very passionate about functional movement and strives to provide the best possible care to each of his patients. He really enjoys working with high-level athletes and designing specific return-to-sport therapeutic exercises. While attending Central Washington University (CWU), Chaz was a third baseman for the varsity baseball team, which explains his love for treating athletes! He graduated From CWU with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Physiology. After his undergraduate degree, Chaz received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. His clinical experience includes working in inpatient rehab and multiple outpatient orthopedic clinics. In his free time he enjoys hiking, golfing, fishing, and attending sporting events whenever possible.
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Clinical Physiology from Central Washington University
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Teresa Kuzmer, PTA Bio

Teresa Kuzmer, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant Teresa Kuzmer has worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant since graduating from Green River Community College in 1979. For the past 18 years she has used her prior experience in the field to help develop work conditioning and work hardening programs that facilitate injured workers to reach their full potential. The Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy team work closely together, along with claim stakeholders, to provide an individualized program for a positive and successful return to the work force. Her expertise, compassion and energy are qualities that elevate the injured worker to reach personal wellness and retun to work goals. When she is not working, she stays busy teaching a total body conditioning class two days a week. Along with this, Teresa enjoys riding her bike, coaching soccer and enjoying her family. One of her favorite activities is spending time with her three grandsons playing sports, games, watching a movie or reading them a book.
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Degree from Green River Community College

Debbie Huisingh-Doyle, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant Debbie is a Seattle native, working in the physical therapy field since 1987. She has worked with orthopedic and sport rehabilitation until the last decade, when she began specializing in aquatic therapy. She has several aquatic specialty certificates and loves the way she can help her patients use our warm water facility to regain their functional goals. When not helping patients, she might be found hiking on one of our local trails or sailing in the San Juan Islands.
  • Physical Therapy Assistant Associate of Applied Science from Green River Community College
  • ATRI Certification for Aquatic Therapy from Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute

Olivia Willingham, MOTR/L, CKTP

Occupational Therapist Olivia received her Master of Occupational Therapy in December 2016 before moving to Seattle to begin her career. She has clinical work experience in outpatient pediatrics with a focus on sensory integration and interoception (body awareness). She has clinical internship experience in outpatient orthopedics with a focus on upper extremity injury rehabilitation. Olivia finds joy in helping her patients reach their functional goals, and is passionate about evidenced-based practice and continuing her education to better her patient care. In her spare time she can be found reading, practicing yoga, and chasing after her three pets with her boyfriend.
  • Master of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman's University, 2016
  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development, Summa Cum Laude, Texas Woman's University, 2015
  • Washington Occupational Therapy Association (WOTA)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

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 -

03:43 09 May 18
Knowledgeable and attentive staff. Instrumental in getting you back on track fast!!
N. Gebre.
N. Gebre.
03:48 15 Feb 18
Burien Physical Therapy is the best place to take care of my injury, all the the stuff members are very friendly.specially Dr Stephen is really helpful guy & awesome , he can always be there for you if need therapy. I recommended .read more
tina gill
tina gill
01:16 13 Dec 17
My experience at Burien Physical Therapy was great! I had a foot/ankle injury and was told by my doctor I needed physical therapy. I had a few choices and I am glad I decided on BPT. I had the chance to work with everyone there & they are all very nice, knowledgeable & professional - from their front desk to the physical therapists. Each PT explained how every exercise & stretch they have you do will help you get back on track. I even had some existing issues & they helped with those as well. I would definitely recommend them!read more
David Martin
David Martin
17:50 28 Sep 17
Ms. Andrea Mendez, is my Physical Therapist she was extremely attentive to accuracy and detail in caring for my right risk.read more
Tracy Bardwell
Tracy Bardwell
01:06 31 Aug 17
Teresa is amazing! Great therapist wonderful personality!
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