About PT Pro

We exist to provide a healthcare option that is progressive, professional, individual, and compassionate. All of our clients will receive encouragement, education, and empowerment for their own health.

To provide excellence in physical therapy, physical training, and community education in order to facilitate active, healthy lifestyles for our clients. We will provide superior rehabilitation that is rooted in function and focused on goals.

To provide a working environment where employees are valued, encouraged, and educated to be leaders in the field.

To respresent the field of Physical Therapy with professionalism and enthusiasm.

Create customized training programs to improved performance and prevent injury.

Core Values

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Maureen Madden, PT, OCS

Maureen has had the opportunity to work with doctors and patients from Colorado, Arizona, San Francisco, and Seattle. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Allied Health and an Honors Scholar in Physical Therapy in 1991.  She is Board Certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics with the American Physical Therapy Association. She has worked in a range of settings, from treating the injured worker to the professional (NBA, NHL, NFL) and X-game athlete. She has worked very closely with multiple orthopedic surgeons and physiatrists. She has always focused on hands-on care and precise exercise prescription. Maureen has experience in rowing, rock climbing, mountain biking, weight training, marathon running and mountaineering. She spends all of her free time with her husband and two active daughters.


University of Connecticut, May1991, Cum Laude, BS in Allied Health, Honors Scholar in Physical Therapy.

Continuing Education

  • Advanced Dynamic Anatomy, July 2018
  • Leaky Gut, Autoimmune Disease & Diet, August 2017
  • Treatment of the Lumbar Complex, February 2017
  • Foundations of Manual Therapy, September 2015
  • Extremity Thrust Manipulation Lab, September 2015
  • Rowing Health & Wellness Symposium, February 2015
  • Sciatica, Low Back, and Radicular Symptoms: Proven PT Management Techniques, November 2014
  • Functional Mobilization II, Institute of Physical Art, September 2014
  • Evidence Enhanced Rehabilitation for the Post –Op Shoulder, August 2014
  • Clinical Pearls for the Orthopedic PT, Cadaver Lab, May 2014
  • Lumbar Spine and SI Joint, April 2014
  • The Modern Overhead Athlete, January 2014
  • A Master Clinicians Approach to Advanced Concepts of Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex, George Davies, February 2013
  • Relationships Between the Thorax and Pelvis- Introduction, Diane lee, November 2013
  • Advanced Clinical Anatomy of the Spine Trunk, and Nerves: Cadaver Lab, April 2012
  • Integrative Systematic Dry Needling November, 2012
  • Core First Strategies, Institute of Physical Art, September 2012
  • Cervical Spine Assessment and Treatment, September 2012
  • Functional Gait: Component Assessment, Institute of Physical Art, September 2011
  • Contemporary Perspectives for the Post -Operative Shoulder, September 2011
  • Nerve Entrapments of the Upper Extremity, August 2011
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Institute of Physical Art, March 2011
  • The Knee and Shoulder Today, May 2010
  • Running Analysis and Treatmnet, APTA Spring Conference 2010
  • Functional Mobilization, Upper Quater, Institute of Physical Art July 2009
  • Evaluation and Treatment of the Runner Advanced Level II, October 2008 
  • PNF and FO1 Review courses April 2007
  • BET: Back Exercise and Training, Institute of Physical Art, January 2007
  • Rehabilitation of the Shoulder, Kevin Wilk, PT November 2006
  • Management of Bicycle Injuries: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective,APTA Fall Conferernce 2006
  • Pelvic Floor Evaluation and Treatment Concepts, APTA Fall Conference, 2006
  • NAIOMT: Symposuim on the Thoracic Spine June 2006
  • Functional Mobilization: Upper Quandrant, May 2006, Institute of Physical Art
  • Clinical Symposium on Low Back Pain, University of Washington, March 2006
  • Functional Orthopedics II-Gregg Johnson, October 2005
  • Mulligan Concept Follow-up, Brian Mulligan, June 2005
  • Chain Reaction Transformation, Gary Gray and David Tiberio, April 2005
  • Orthotics Reaction, Mike Kane,PT, February 2005
  • Kinesiotaping Basics, February 2005
  • Chain Reaction Explosion, Gary Gray and David Tiberio, April 2003
  • Thoracic Spine Manual Treatment and Exercise Training, Folsom, April 2003
  • Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant, Gregg Johnson, June 2002
  • PNF 1, Institute of Physical Art, March 2002
  • Chain Reaction Explosion, Gary Gray and David Tiberio, April 2001
  • Orthotic Reaction, November 2000
  • Back Reaction/Crossroads Reaction, October 2000
  • “NAGS and SNAGS” The Mulligan Concept, Don Reardon, February 2000
  • The Cervical Spine with Olaf Evjenth, June 2000 and June 1998
  • Folsom Training Center Year-Long Norwegian Manual Medicine Program, 1999
  • Plyometric Training and Concepts, Don Chu, November 1999
  • The Lumbar Spine with Olaf Evjenth, June 1999
  • 5 week Residency at Folsom Physical Therapy and Training Center, June-July 1998
  • Folsom Four part Series –“Spine,” Michael Moore and Tim McGonigle 1997
  • Canadian Manual Therapy Series: (NAIOMT)6-day manual therapy courses
  • Basic Manual Therapy, Jim Meadows, February 1993
  • Lower Quadrant Levels II and III, Jim Meadows, October 1993,October1994
  • Upper Quadrant Level II, Fred Stoot, October 1995
  • Upper Quadrant level III, Cliff Fowler November, 1996
  • Neural Mobilization, Bernie Guth, November 1997
  • Craniomandibular/Craniocervical Dysfunction, Mariano Rocacabo September 1996
  • Multiple HealthSouth in-house Con Ed Courses 1993-1998
  • Foot and Ankle I and II
  • Shoulder I, II, and III
  • Hand I and II
  • Clinical Skills Enhancement- Spine
  • Functional Orthopaedics I, August 1993
  • Foot Biomechanics and Orthotic Intervention, David Tiberio, August 1993
  • Rehabilitation of the Overhead Athlete IFOMT Conference, May 1992
  • Chain Reaction, Gary Gray, October 1990 and October 1991
  • Anatomical Basis for Differential Diagnosis, June 1991

Professional Activities

Published Articles: “Women and ACL Injury”, Rehabilitation Management, Nov. 2002
“Moving Forward: Analyzing and Treating Gait,” Advance for Directors in
Rehabilitation July 2003
“Stabilizing the Ankle” with Kevin R. Stone, MD, Orthopedic Technology
Review, January 2004

Multiple Injury Prevention Lectures to audiences such as Northern California Lacrosse Association, California Youth Soccer Association, Marin Rowing Association, and Arthritis Foundation Marathon Training Group

Speaker: 2002-2003 Lecture Series on ACL Surgery and Rehabilitation Techniques, Rehabilitation and Surgical Options for the Osteoarthritic Knee, Surgical and Non-Surgical Techniques for Ankle Instability

Speaker: American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference 1995,“The Athlete and the Spine- Evaluation and Treatment”

Member of American Physical Therapy Association
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist 1996 to 2004
Habitat for Humanity volunteer: Belfast, San Francisco, and Thailand

Special Olympics Coach, competitive rower, recreational rock climber, runner,hiker,cyclist

Alice Wong, PT

Alice graduated from the University of Washington in 1997. She continues to pursue post-graduate education in manual therapy and neuromuscular retraining. Alice has a wide-range of experience in all areas of PT.  She enjoys post-surgical rehabilitation (she has personal experience with ACL reconstruction) and working with runners, endurance athletes and yoga enthusiastsShe uses a combination of hands-on care, yoga, Pilates and functional strengthening with her patients.  Outside of work, Alice loves the PNW and enjoys running, hiking, doing downhill and cross-country skiing, rafting and mountain biking. She stays active and strives for her clients to stay active as well.

PRO Sports Club of Bellevue, 4/22/02 to 6/30/06

Alice has treated patients with spine and peripheral joint injuries due to trauma, repetitive stress, or sports.  She coordinated with on-site personal trainers to progress patients from functional training to an independent conditioning program.  She provided ergonomic consultations for PRO Club employees and recommended appropriate modifications.  Also provided ergonomic in-services to employees on injury prevention. She has treated pregnant and post-natal women with low back or SI joint dysfunction.

Pac Med Totem Lake Clinic, 10/12/98 to 4/19/02

Provided evaluation and treatment to the general orthopedic population with emphasis on a home program.  Provided diabetic foot care and patient education on  prevention of ulcer and infection.

Therapist Unlimited, 3/16/98 to 10/98

Worked at various rehab facilities and hospitals to treat general post-surgical and medical patients.


Continuing Education

  • Dry Needling for Craniofacial, Cervicothoracic and UE Conditions: an Evidence-Based Approach, 1/26-1/28/2024
  • Dynamic Foot and Ankle, 5/6-5/7/2023
  • Functional Mobilization Upper Trunk, 5/20-5/22/2022
  • CoreFirst Strategies for Optimum Function, 5/26-/5/28/2021
  • Visceral Functional Mobilization, 2/28-3/1/2020
  • Knee Junction Dilemma, 9/14-9/15/2019
  • Strategies for Optimizing Performance, 5/4-/5/5/2019
  • Advanced Dynamic Anatomy: Bridging the Gap between Anatomy and Treatment, 07/28-29/2018
  • Applied Techniques of Manual Therapy, Treatment of the Lumbar Complex, 02/11-12/2017
  • CoreFirst Strategies for Optimum Function, 03/23/2018
  • Functional Mobilization I, 05/05/2017
  • Kinetic Shoulder Complex, 10/14/2017
  • Dynamic Foot and Ankle, 10/15/2016
  • Functional Mobilization: Lower Quadrant, 11/10/2016
  • Peripheral Neuropathic Syndromes: Lower Quarter, 10/10-11,2015
  • Functional Mobilization: Upper Quadrant, 11/12/2015
  • Functional Mobilization II, Institute of Physical Art, 9/25-28, 2014
  • Level 1: Functional Dry Needling, Applications for Pain Management & Sports Injuries, 6/15-17, 2014
  • Understanding the Tissues, 6/28-29, 2014
  • The Modern Overhead Athlete , 1/25, 2014
  • Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training, 11/22-23, 2013
  • The Advanced Running Course: Level 2-Clinical Reasoning, 4/20, 2013
  • Cervical Spine Assessment and Treatment, 9/29, 2012
  • Core First Strategies, Institute of Physical Art, 9, 2012
  • Intergration of the Cervical & Thoracic Spine with the Shoulder Girdle, 2/25-26, 2012
  • Functional Mobilization I, 10/27/2011
  • Functional Gait: Component Assessment & Treatment, 9/23-25, 2011
  • Contemporary Perspectives for Post-Operative Shoulder Rehabilitation, 9/17-18, 2011
  • The Shoulder Girdle: Medical Screening & Orthopaedic Fundamentals, 11/6-7, 2010
  • Chain Reaction Transformation, 5/6-8, 2010
  • Sports Physical Therapy Section’s Team Concept Conference, 12/3-5, 2009
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation I, 11/5-8, 2009 and 3/24-27, 2011
  • Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of the Orthopedic Patient with Lower Extremity Radicular Symptoms, 5/16-17, 2009
  • NAIOMT Level 2-Part A Intermediate Lower Quadrant, 9/19-21, 2008
  • Evaluation and Treatment of the Complex Shoulder, 4/19-20, 2008
  • Functional Orthopedics 1, 3/22-25, 2007
  • Back Education and Training, 1/26-28, 2007
  • The Pelvic Girdle and Pelvic Floor, 10/27/06.
  • Applied Techniques of Manual Therapy-The Basics of Sacroiliac Mobilization, 9/30-10/1, 2006.
  • Medical Screening with Special Topics on Nutrition, Neurological and Orthopedic Problems and Why Patients Don’t Heal, 4/8-9, 2006.
  • Applied Techniques of Manual Therapy-Mobilization of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine and Ribs, 3/4-5, 2006.
  • The Running Course, 11/19-20, 2005.
  • Mulligan Concept-Follow Up Course-Mobilizations with Movement, 6/12-13, 2005.
  • Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine, 4/2-3, 2005.
  • NAIOMT Level 2 Intermediate Upper Quadrant Part A (5/7-9, 2004) & Part B (6/25-27, 2004). Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine, 3/20-21, 2004.
  • Mulligan Concept-Upper Quadrant Mobilizations with Movement, 10/16-17, 2004.
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation of the Knee & Shoulder, 10/24/03.
  • NAIOMT Level I-Part A (9/5-7, 2003) & Part B (10/10-12, 2003). Functional & Pathological Pelvic Dynamics in the Immediate Relief of Low Back Pain, 8/22/03.
  • Management of the Bicycling Athlete, 10/29/03.
  • Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine, 3/22-23, 2003.
  • Applied Techniques of Manual Therapy-Peripheral Joint Mobilization, 11/2-3, 2002.
  • Current Concepts for the Knee & Shoulder, 8/2-3, 2002.
  • Core Strengthening: Pre and Post-Pregnancy, 4/9/02.
  • Total Conditioning for Golfers: A Physical Therapy Perspective, 5/14/02.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, 3/12/02.
  • The use of Exercise for Tissue Healing, 1/8/02.
  • Neck, Thoracic Spine & Shoulder Inter-relationships: a differential evaluation and manual treatment approach, 9/23-24, 2000.
  • Muscle Imbalances: diagnosis & treatment, 5/7-8, 2000.
  • The Lumbopelvic Region: A systematic manual treatment approach, 9/25-26, 1999.


University of Washington, Bachelor of Physical Therapy, 10/97

Seattle University, Bachelor of General Science, Magna Cum Laude, 6/95

Kathleen Young, MPT, OCS

Kathleen has long established herself as a deeply knowledgeable therapist ready to help her patients achieve their goals. She earned her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in 1998 as well as a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Washington in 1991. She is Board Certified as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics. Kathleen takes a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation, considering the whole body when treating injuries by combining manual therapy and functional retraining. She continues to add to her experience and knowledge with ongoing education in manual therapy techniques, including Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), myofascial release as well as Functional Movement Assessments. Kathleen spends her time away from work with her husband and two busy girls enjoying all that the PNW has to offer.


Continuing Education


·       GLS:  Differentiating between Lumbar vs SI vs Hip Dysfunction

·       GLS: ACL Rehab

·       GLS: Evaluation & Treatment of Concussions


·       IPA: DFA-Dynamic Foot & Ankle


·       GLS: Manual Therapy of the TMJ

·       AMSI- Certification Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist


·       IPA: Core First Strategies-CFS


·       IPA: Visceral Functional Mobilization – VFM


·       IPA: FMII

·       IPA: Knee Junction Dilemma – KJD

·       IPA: Strategies for Optimizing – SOP


·       IPA: Functional Gait



Western University of Health Science, Pomona California-Master of Physical Therapy 1998
University of Washington- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology  1992


Work Experience:

Woodinville Physical Therapy-Outpatient Clinic  2/04 to 9/07
VAMC Seattle – Spinal Cord Injury Unit 8/99 to 2/03
Staff Builders- Home Health Care 10/01 to 8/03
Elliott Bay Spine & Sport- Outpatient Orthopedic Clinic 3/99 to 8/99
CareerStaff  Unlimited-Multiple Settings (outpatient orthopedics, hospital rehab and transitional care)  3/99 to 8/00
Harborview Outpatient Clinic  7/98 to 2/99

Mary Frances Miller, PT

Mary Frances is a high energy professional who earned a B.S. in Biology from Gonzaga 1991. Working as a trainer at the university level, she pursued her degree inPhysical Therapy from the University of Washington in 1994. Mary Frances combines her many years of experience with a passion for building a rehabilitation program to fit every patient individually — from post-op to Iron Man, desk jockey to week-end warrior. She is certified in Activity Coaching through the Washington State L&I PGAP Program.  She is currently working towards a certification as a manual therapist and is always exploring ongoing education opportunities.  Mary Frances is ready to help her patients get moving and stay active.  When she is away from her job, Mary Frances loves to travel to far-away places.


Work Experience

PT PRO, Dec 2009 – present
Outpatient Orthopedics
Pro Club Physical Therapy, Sept 2000 to Nov 2009
Outpatient Orthopedics
Physiotherapy Associates, Dec 1998 – Sept 2000
Coverage at Multiple Clinic- Outpatient Orthopedics
Mercy Corp, Sept 1997 – Dec 1998
Volunteer Physical Therapist on Navajo Reservation
Coppersmith Physical Therapy, Sept 1994 – June 1997
Outpatient Orthopedics


University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Physical Therapy -1994
Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington
Biology – 1991

Continuing Education

CoreFirst Strategies for Optimum Function – Therapy Solutions
Activity Coaching (Progressive Goal Attainment Program) – Vancouver, BC
Functional Mobilization I – IPA
Kinetic Shoulder Complex – IPA
The Functional Apporace to Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation – IPA
Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant – IPA
Dynamic Foot and Ankle – IPA
Neuropathic Syndromes – Lower Quarter – IPA
Resistance Enhanced Manipulation – IPA
Visceral Functional Mobilization Course – IPA
Functional Mobilization I- IPA
Understanding the Tissues – C. Angelosante
Functional Mobilization II – IPA
“The Spine” Symposium- Northeast Seminars
Cuff Tear Arthropathy- Shoulder Works
CFS/ BET – Institute of Physical Arts
Cervical Spine Assessment and Treatment
Advanced Concepts in Examination & Treatment of the Shoulder
Complex- George Davies
Functional Gait- Institute of Physical Arts
PNF Course – Institute of Physical Arts
Current Concepts in Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder
Back Education and Training- IPA
Back Education and Training- Institute of Physical Arts
The Basics of Sacroiliac Mobilization
The Mulligan Concept Review
Functional Hip- Gray Institute
Functional Shoulder- Gray Institute
Mobization of Cervical and Thoracic Spin & Ribs
Mobilization with Movement (Follow Up Course))
Pumping Gravity
Mobilization with Movement ( Lower Quadrant)
Mobilization with Movement (Upper Quadrant)
Spinal Instability –NAIOMT
Strain / Counterstrain- Jones Institute
Laura Clever, MPT, OCS, CFMT

Laura incorporates her athletic background with extensive ongoing education.  She earned her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Washingtonin 2001 and became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2011. She became a Certified Functional Manual Therapist in Aug of 2020. She isfocused on women’s health and all pelvic related issues. Manual tissue mobilization and hands on neuromuscular facilitation are key aspects of Laura’s treatment success. She loves working with athletes of all ages with a personal background in gymnastics and is a blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do. She has extensive experience with lumbar, pelvic, and sacroiliac pain syndromes. Laura keeps active with Pilates training, yoga, skiing, swimming, scuba diving, traveling and spending time with her two kids and husband.


Continuing Education

Laura Clever, MPT


·       Certified Functional Manual Therapist Exam, August 3-10, 2020 

·       CoreFirst Strategies, March 26-28, 2021 

·       Dynamic Foot and Ankle, September 22-23, 2018 

·       Functional Mobilization I, October 18-20, 2019 

·       Functional Mobilization II, November 14-17, 2019 

·       Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant, July 11-14, 2019 

·       Functional Mobilization Upper Quadrant, June 21-24, 2018 

·       Functional Gait, November 2-4, 2018 

·       Knee Junction Dilemma, June 5-6, 2021 

·       Kinetic Shoulder Complex, October 14-15, 2017 

·       Pelvic Girdle Puzzle, November 2-3, 2019 

·       Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), March 18-20, 2022 

·       Peripheral Neuropathic Syndromes, Lower Quadrant, October 11-12, 2015 

·       Resistance Enhanced Manipulation, November 12-13, 2021 

·       Strategies for Optimizing Performance, May 4-5, 2019 

·       Visceral Functional Mobilization, February 28-March 1, 2020 

·       The Vagus Nerve, Balancing the Autonomic System, April 3, 2021  



·       VM I: Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen I, December 1-4, 2022 

·       VM II: Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2, June 1-4, 2023 



·       Manual Therapy Treatment of the Temporomandibular Joint, November 12-13, 2022 

·       An Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation, May 1-2, 2021 



·       The Shoulder Girdle: Medical Screening & Orthopaedic Fundamentals, Nov. 2010 



·       The Lumbopelvic-Hip Complex, Oct. 2008 

·       Discover the Thorax, Oct. 2009 

·       Discover Physio Series Part 3: Thorax, Head, & Neck and Whole Body Integration, Oct. 2010, Oct. 2011 



·       Pelvic Floor function, Dysfunction, and Treatment, Level 1, May 2009 

·       Pregnancy and Postpartum, June 2010 



·       Strain Counterstrain I for the Spine, Nov. 2007 

·       Strain Counterstrain II for the Extremities, March 2007 



·       The Pelvic Girdle, Sept. 2005 



·       Level I Differential Diagnosis Part A and B, April and May, 2002 

·       Level II Upper Quadrant Part A and B, Sept. and Oct. 2003 

·       Level II Lower Quadrant Part A and B, Oct. and Nov. 2004 

·       Level III Advanced Lower Quadrant Part A and B, May and June 2005 

·       Level III Advance Upper Quadrant Part A and B, Dec. 2005 and Jan. 2006 

·       Assessment and Treatment of the Shoulder Girdle, March 2006 



·       Introduction to Muscle Energy Techniques, May 2003 


Megumi works to help her patients reach their goals with a powerful toolset built through extensive training. She received an M.S. in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1994 and then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in 2009. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist with The North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy where she completed her fellowship training. She is also a Certified Functional Manual Therapist with the Institute of Physical Art where she teaches in the U.S. and in Japan, . She is experienced with the treatment of pelvic floor conditions for both men and women. She enjoys traveling and spending her downtime with her husband and son.


Work Experience

PTPro: 2016 – present
Olympic Physical Therapy / ATI Physical Therapy:
June 2006 – June 2016
Staff Physical Therapist:
Valley Medical Center, March 1999 – May 2003
Physical Therapist I, II, III:

General Health System, Nov 1994 – December 1998


Doctor of Physical Therapy, Pacific University (2009)
MS in Physical Therapy, Texas Woman’s University (1994)
BS in Human Biology, Texas Woman’s University (1992)


NM3: Neural Manipulation:Peripheral Nerves; Lower Body (The Barral Institute) 11/2023 

VM4: Viscral Manipulation: The Thorax (The Barral Institute) 11/2023                                           

Manual Therapy Treatment of the Temporomandibular Joint (Great Lakes Seminars) 11/2022 

Functional Mobilization Upper Trunk (IPA) 5/2022 

Resistance Enhanced Manipulation (IPA)  11/2021 

Lumbar Nerve Manual Assessment and Treatment(Herman & Wallace) 4/2021 

Sacral Nerve Manual Assessment and Treatment (Herman & Wallace) 3/2021 

Male Pelvic Floor Examination and Treatment (PTWA) 10/2020 

VVN The Vagus Nerve, Balancing the Autonomic System (IPA) 8/2020 

LT1: Visceral Manipulation: Listening Technique 1 (The Barral Institute) 3/2020 

Visceral Functional Mobilization (IPA) 2/2020 

NAIOMT S-901 Manip Like a Girl: Work Smarter Not Harder 10/2019 

KJD: Knee Junction Dilemma (IPA) 9/2019 

VM3: Visceral Manipulation, The pelvis (The Barral Institute) 5/2019 

SOP: Strategies for Optimizing Performance (IPA) 5/2019 

NM2: Neural Manipulation, Peripheral nerves (The Barral Institute) 10/2018 

Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the lumbar spine (PTWA) 10/2018 

Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 2 (The Barral Institute) 5/2018 

Kinetic Shoulder Complex (IPA), Lab assisting 10/2017 

Resistance Enhanced Manipulation (IPA) 10/2017 

The Abdominal Wall After Prengnancy (Diane Lee) 7/2017 

Myofascial Decompression (UCSF) 6/2017 

SMT-1: High-Velocity Low-Amplitude Thrust Manipulation of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, SI joint. (Spinal Manipulation Institute.) 3/2017 

The shoulder: Overuse injuries in Athletes (Medbridge) 12/2016 

Suicide Prevention Training (WOTA) 10/2016 

Dynamic Foot and Ankle (IPA), Lab assisting 10/2016 

NM1: Neural Manipulation (The Barral Institute)  9/2016 

Core First Strategies (IPA), Lab assisting 7/2016 

Certified Functional Manual Therapist, Institute of Physical Art, August 2016

Fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists, September 2008

Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist, NAIOMT Level IV, December 2006

Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, May 2006

Certified Manual Physical Therapist, NAIOMT Level III, December 2004

Research and Publications

“Hip Anterior Mobilization” Clinical Pearl, Articulations of AAOMPT. Fall 2013: 13.

“Treatment of Cervical Spine for Shoulder Weakness and Pain: A Case Report” A
poster presentation at 16th Annual AAOMPT conference, October 2010 in Texas

“Treatment with Corticosteroid Medications: Implications for Orthopaedic Physical Therapy” Published in Orthopaedic Division Review of Canadian Orthopaedic Association. March 2010 Vol. 23, No.1

“Craniosacral Rhythm: Reliability and Relationships with Cardiac and Respiratory Rates.” Texas Woman’s University, 1994. Published in J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 1998;27: 213-218.

Teaching Experience

Functional Mobilization I, Institute of Physical Art, Port Orchard, WA  7/2021 

CoreFirst Strategies, Institute of Physical Art, Mukilteo, WA  3/2019 

Functional Gait, Institute of Physical Art (IPA Japan), Yokohama, Japan 9/2018 

CoreFirst Strategies, Institute of Physical Art, Redmond, WA  3/2018 

Functional Mobilization II, Institute of Physical Art (IPA Japan), Yokohama 3/2017 

CoreFirst Strategies, Institute of Physical Art (IPA Japan), Ebina 5/2016 

Professional Membership

American Physical Therapy Association (Orthopaedics Section, Women’s Health Section, Washington State Chapter), 1992 – present
American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, 2008 – present

Professional Development

NAIOMT S-901 Manip Like a Girl: Work Smarter Not Harder 12/2015

Functional Mobilization Upper Quadrant (IPA), Lab assisting 11/2015

Peripheral Neuropathic Syndrome Lower Quarter (IPA) 10/2015

Core First Strategies (IPA), Lab assisting 5/2015

Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant (IPA), Lab assisting 4/2015

Functional Mobilization Upper Quadrant (IPA), Lab assisting 2/2015

Foundations of Manual Therapy (CrunKeyser, LLC), Lab assisting 11/2014

Functional Mobilization II (IPA) 9/2014

Foundations of Manual Therapy (CrunKeyser, LLC) 3/2014

Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant (IPA) 2/2014

Visceral Functional Mobilization (IPA) 10/2013

Differential Diagnosis: Screening for Medical Referral (PTWA conference)10/2013

Functional Mobilization Upper Quadrant (IPA) 7/2013

Gait (IPA) 4/2013

Core First Strategy and Back Education and Training (IPA) 11/2012

Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen I (The Barral Institute) 10/2012

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (IPA) 7/2012

Functional Orthopedics I (IPA) 3/2012

Functional Orthopedics II (IPA) 11/2011

Visceral Manipulation for the Treatment of Pelvic Dysfunction (Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute) 9/2011

Functional Mobilization Upper Quadrant (IPA) 8/2011

Functional Mobilization Lower Quadrant (IPA) 6/2011

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation 1 (IPA) 3/2011

AAOMPT 2010, 16th Annual Conference 10/2010

Back Education and Training (IPA) 9/2010

Pregnancy and Postpartum Course (Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute) 6/2010

Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment Level 2A (Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute) 4/2010

McConnell Approach to the Problem Shoulder 11/2009

Intermediate Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment Level 2B (Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute) 10/2009

Female Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment Level 1 (Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute) 5/2009

AAOMPT 2008, 14th Annual Conference 11/2008

NAIOMT 670 Manual Therapy for the Myofascial System 4/2008

Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairments Associated with Musculoskeletal Pelvic Pain Syndrome  3/2008

NAIOMT Clinical Fellowship Program 2003- 3/2008

The Mulligan Concept, Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapy 2/2007

NAIOMT level IV exam completed and certified as COMT 12/2006

2006 NAIOMT Symposium 6/2006

NAIOMT Assessment and Treatment of the Functional Shoulder Girdle 3/2006

Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (APTA) 3/2006

NAIOMT 700 Level III Upper Quadrant, Lab assisting 12/2006

NAIOMT 720 Clinical Reasoning 9/2005

NAIOMT 710 Level III Lower Quadrant, Lab assisting 5/2005

NAIOMT 800 Level IV Advanced Spinal Techniques 4/2005

NAIOMT Level III exam completed and certified as CMPT 12/2004

NAIOMT 610 Level II Lower Quadrant, Lab assisting 9/2004

When the feet hit the ground… Everything changes (by APRN) 9/2004

NAIOMT 600 Level II Upper Quadrant, Lab assisting 6/2004

Missing Link (by Mark Looper) 4/2004

NAIOMT 700 Level III Upper Quadrant 11/2003

NAIOMT 710 Level III Lower Quadrant 9/2003

NAIOMT Level II exam completed 10/2003

NAIOMT 600 Level II Upper Quadrant 4/2003

NAIOMT 610 Level II Lower Quadrant 3/2003

NAIOMT 500 Level I Differential Diagnosis 9/2002

Current Concepts in Examination and Treatment of the Knee 6/2002

Mobilization of the Nervous System 6/2001

Cumulative Trauma and Ergonomics (Back School of Atlanta) 1/2001

Cervical Thoracic Integration (Institute of Physical Art) 12/2000

Lumbo-pelvic Integration (Institute of Physical Art) 9/2000

Shoulder Pain and Dysfunction (by Rick Hjelm) 8/2000

Effective Orthopedic Interventions (by Therese McNerney) 8/2000

Basic Sacroiliac Mobilization (by Patrick Hoban) 4/2000

The work Injury Practice (IMPACC) 3/2000

Functional Orthopedics I (Institute of Physical Art) 3/2000

Medicare Documentation Requirements for Rehabilitation Services for Traditional Medicare and PPS Service   12/1999

Vestibular Rehabilitation & Balance Retraining (by Gaye Cronin) 9/1999

If You Can’t Breathe, You Can’t Function (by Mary Massery) 5/1999

Introduction to NDT Concepts and Handling Techniques, Lab assisting 9/1998

NDT Three-week Course in the Treatment of Adults with Hemiplegia  3,7/1998

NDT Facilitation of Higher Level Gait Activities in Function 12/1997

NDT Introductory course in the Treatment of Adult Hemiplegia 9/1997

Stroke and Parkinsons: Therapy management of chronic neurological disability 8/1997

Electrophysical Agents: Clinical Review and Update 7/1997

Physical Therapy Management of the Spinal cord Injured Patient (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) 5/1996

Clinical Perspectives in Wound Healing (by Joseph McCulloch) 2/1996

Clinical Issues in Home Health (by Kathy Johnson) 9/1995

Treatment of the Trunk in the Neurologically Involved Client (by Nicky Schmidt) 7/1995

Contemporary Management of Balance Deficits  3/1994

Steve Harris, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist

Steve began his life as the child of a military officer resulting in residences all over the world including Japan, the Azores, Germany, and Las Vegas. He spent the latter decade in the Western part of the country, but ultimately decided to begin his career in the Northeast, just south of Boston. After a brief two years in New England, he returned to Seattle to be nearer to family, mountains, and the outdoor lifestyle he dearly missed.

Steve’s passion for physical therapy stems from his belief that everyone finds certain physical activities that give their life meaning, and a desire to help people return to those activities when physical impairment prevents this. He believes that clients are people with unique life experiences that should guide treatment of the person as a whole.

He harbors a special interest for pain science and empowering his clients to take control of their pain experience. He believes that in order to address pain, all aspects of the pain experience should be addressed
Steve is an accomplished runner having competed in seven Boston Marathons and over a near decade of competitive marathon experience. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar (both electric and acoustic), trail running, exploring local eateries, and Netflix sitcoms.

Michal Shafir PT

Michal (Meeka) Shafir is an experienced physical therapist graduated from Tel Aviv University with honors in 2008. Working mainly in the orthopedic field she specialized in gait training and lower extremity problems as well as all musculoskeletal issues. 

In addition to her Physical therapy skills, Meeka is a certified as a Pilates instructor who is able to use this powerful exercise system for her patients.

Meeka is also pursuing advanced certification as a Women’s Health Specialist to be completed in February 2023. 

As a physical therapist Michal strives to listen with care and empathy to each patient. This allows for a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan that addresses the source of the problem.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her family in our beautiful area.

Thais Centenaro

Thais grew up in Brazil but has called the PNW her home for the last two decades. She speaks Portuguese and Spanish and is currently studying French. She loves getting to know people and is fascinated by all the different cultures in the world. 

 Thais has been a part of the PT Pro family for many years and has enjoyed her role as office manager since 2021. As office manager, she makes sure the clinic is running smoothly, efficiently, and most importantly, making sure our team and patients have all the support they need. 

 Thais knows what many of our patients are going through when they come in for physical therapy, having gone through PT herself. “It’s all about understanding what our patients are going through and connecting with them in a personal way to better help them navigate their own road to recovery”, she says. These experiences help her excel at her job. 

 While we keep her busy in the office, Thais has many interests to keep her busy when she’s not at work. She loves her volunteer work in the weekends, spending time with her husband and cat, going on hikes and walks, paddleboarding, wakeboarding, reading, and dancing. 

PTPro is the proud sponsor of Lake Washington Premier Football Club 

“I went through 6 weeks of physical therapy on my elbow and shoulder that was bothering me for more than a year. Chronic pain was a result of playing tennis on daily basis.

After the therapy, I am pain-free and finally enjoying tennis without having to “pound’ my pain out of my elbow for the first 15 minutes of play and without having to sit with couple ice bags for 15 minutes after playing. Feels great!”

-Greg S. Redmond, WA

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