By appointment only. Last appointment scheduled one hour before closing to allow for appropriate treatment time.
Located near Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, our treatment philosophy is a “hands on” approach with an emphasis on patient education and understanding of his or her condition.
As you improve, your physical therapy exercise program will progress to fit your needs for coordination, balance, endurance and strength training. You can expect your rehab experience to be unique 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 enhanced athletic performance.
Our goal with every patient is to return him or her to full functional capabilities and to continue a home program of exercise and a “think before you do” attitude.
Call today to schedule an appointment (425) 823-8631
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Kirkland (Totem Lake 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, Physical Therapist Brent is a native of Washington and after receiving his Masters in Physical Therapy he practiced outpatient orthopedic physical therapy in Spokane for 1 year. He has been the Director of Totem Lake Physical Therapy for 19 years. He enjoys boating, fishing and family activities with his wife and 2 children.
Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from Western Washington University, 1992
Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1996
American Physical Therapy Association
Lisa Ramos, DPT
Physical Therapist Lisa grew up in Olympia and attended the University of Washington. She was a member of the UW cheerleading team and the first engineering sorority on the west coast. Her clinical experience includes working in skilled nursing and subacute facilities, outpatient orthopedic/neuro rehabilitation, and occupational health. Lisa is passionate about physical therapy by her genuine desire to help people overcome their functional impairments and promote healthy lifestyles. In her free time Lisa enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling, and attending Husky sporting events.
Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Washington
Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Jeanette McKim, PT
Physical Therapist Jeanette was born and raised on a farm south of Olympia. She received her Associate of Arts degree from South Puget Sound Community College then moved to Scotland, where she completed her degree at Queen Margaret College as a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Physiotherapy. Jeanette worked at the Royal Hospital for Sick Kids in Edinburgh, Scotland as both physiotherapist and respiratory therapist for several years before returning home to raise her daughter in Olympia. Jeanette then focused on specializing in industrial rehabilitation to facilitate patients in returning to work. She continues to treat pediatric infants in neuro-developmental and orthopedic conditions. Jeanette also has extensive experience with acute post-op treatment. When she is not working, Jeanette loves playing volleyball as well as doing anything outdoors including traveling, backpacking, kayaking, skiing and cycling.
Associate of Arts degree from South Puget Sound Community College
Bachelor of Science with Honors in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret College
American Physical Therapy Association- Orthopedic Section Membership
Greg McKeever, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant Greg McKeever is a Kirkland native who graduated from Juanita High School, before receiving his Bachelor's degree at Montana State University-Billings. At MSUB Greg was captain and a 4 year starter for the NCAA division 2 yellow jackets. Greg has worked at Totem Lake Physical Therapy since 2009, and earned his PTA license from Lake Washington Institute of Technology while employed here as an Exercise Technician. Outside of work he enjoys boating during the summer, supporting the local sports teams and attends every home Seattle Sounders match he can.
Physical Therapist Assistant License from the Lake Washington Institute of Technology, 2015
Bachelors of Applied Science with a Human Performance Option from Montana State University
Rachel Caalim, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant Rachel was born and raised in the greater Seattle area. She attended Washington State University and received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with and minor in Human Development. After graduation, she enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at PIMA Medical Institute and graduated with honors in 2011. She has experience working with patients of all ages and has worked in a variety of clinical settings such as sports rehab, orthopedics, pediatrics, and home health. When she is not working, Rachel enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, hiking, traveling and playing softball.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Human Development from Washington State University
Physical Therapist Assistant degree from PIMA Medical Institute
Leonardo Santana, PTA, LMP
Physical Therapist Assistant Leo is a Seattle native who graduated from Ballard High School where he competed in Track & Field. He went on to Cortiva Institute of Seattle to receive his massage therapy education & certification. Leonardo has worked before with RET in the Bellevue location & had grown an interest in physical therapy. From there, he went on to Pima Medical Institute in Seattle to receive his associates degree in occupational science and graduated as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Leo is excited to begin his career back at RET in the Totem Lake location and work with many new patients on their path to better health. On his spare time, Leo enjoys riding his motorcycle, DJing, making music, & hiking the great outdoors.
Associate's Degree in Occupational Science from Pima Medical Institute in Seattle
Massage Therapist Certification from Cortiva Institute of Seattle
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
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. Education:
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 love coming each week! Have been coming to Totem Lake PT for years and recommend this place every chance I get.
I have had extensive treatment from Totem Lake RET and the therapist and support staff have helped me to improve my movement physically. Without their help and patience I would not be able to have as much movement in my lower back and legs. I would recommend Totem Lake Physical Therapy.
My body hasn't felt this good since basketball days 30 years ago. Thank You Totem Lake PT!
”-Chuck“I was scheduled for a double knee replacement on December 31st, and began intensive PT both at Totem Lake and at the Aquatic center. Surgery was a success, and it was not long before I was back for weekly PT where I continue today. I cannot begin to say how incredible the staff has been at both sites! Lisa Ramos, my talented PT at Totem Lake Physical Therapy and Debbie Huisingh- Doyle at the Aquatic Center are fantastic. Everytime I walk in, it's like walking into Cheers (minus the alcohol of course)! All of the staff greets me by name, tells me how great I look and how well I am doing. Talk about a huge spirit lifter! They continue to motivate me to push harder and remember where I was, where I am now- and to keep looking forward! I often feel like the Little Engine that could- "I think I can, I think I can, I know I can!" This is all because of the entire staff at Totem Lake and the Aquatic Center. I am deeply grateful.”-Bobbie