Physical Therapy


Physical therapy is a health care specialty that evaluates, diagnoses, and treats injuries, disabilities, and diseases that can limit ones activity levels due to pain and/or loss of function.

Physical therapy is provided by a team of licensed health care professionals. When someone suffers loss of function or pain due to disease, injury, or mechanical dysfunction, they often will seek care from a physical therapist.Physical therapy is useful in treating many different medical disorders.  Sport and orthopedic, neurological and muscular illness, as well as cardiopulmonary diseases are only a few pathologic conditions which physical therapists treat.  Other beneficiaries of physical therapy include those suffering from a current or past injury, dealing with chronic joint or back pain, or recovering from surgery.

During the initial visit a comprehensive evaluation will be performed.  The therapist will seek to determine the nature of the current problem, as well as the patient’s lifestyle, activity level, and functional capabilities.  With this knowledge the therapist can effectively diagnose the root cause of the problem and design a sustainable plan of care.

Treatment may include manual therapy techniques including joint mobilization and manipulation, stretching, instruction in proper body mechanics and posture, restorative exercise, and modalities such as therapeutic ultrasound, electric stimulation, and the application of hot and/or cold packs.

Physical therapy can result in decreased pain and increased mobility and strength. On a larger scale, patients will find they have increased their independence and, consequently, increased their quality of life.

Participating Clinics

These neighborhood physical therapy clinics provide Physical Therapy, click to schedule an appointment or learn more:

Arlington - Reaction Physical Therapy

Auburn - Sports & Spine Physical Therapy

Auburn - Lakeland Sports & Spine Physical Therapy

Bellevue - Bellevue Physical Therapy

Bellevue - Crossroads Physical Therapy

Bothell - Bothell Physical Therapy

Burien - Burien Physical Therapy

Burien - RET Physical Therapy

Gig Harbor - Source Therapy

Issaquah - Lake Sammamish Physical Therapy

Kirkland - Totem Lake Physical Therapy

Lacey - Puget Sound Physical Therapy 

Lake Stevens - Reaction Physical Therapy

Lynnwood - Orthosport Physical Therapy

Marysville - Reaction Physical Therapy Smokey Point

Mercer Island - Mercer Island Physical Therapy

North Bend - North Bend Physical Therapy

Puyallup - Meridian Physical Therapy & Aquatic Center

Puyallup - Summit Physical Therapy

Puyallup - Sunrise Physical Therapy

Redmond - Eastside Physical Therapy

Renton - Renton Sports & Spine Physical Therapy

Seattle - Northgate Physical Therapy & Washington Hand Therapy

Seattle - University (District) Physical Therapy

Seattle - South Lake Union Physical Therapy

Snoqualmie - Snoqualmie Physical Therapy

Tacoma - Central Physical Therapy

Tacoma - University Place Physical Therapy

Tukwila - Tukwila Movement & Performance Physical Therapy

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Here’s what some of our patients had 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.

five stars Kevin RET Patient

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.

five stars Elena RET Patient

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. 

five stars Gary RET Patient

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!

five stars Holli RET Patient

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!

five stars Kelsey RET Patient

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.

five stars Conrac RET Patient

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.

five stars Patricia RET Patient