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

Olympic Physical Therapy / ATI Physical Therapy, June 2003 – present
Staff Physical Therapist
Valley Medical Center, March 1999 – May 2003
Physical Therapist I, II, III
General Health System, Nov 1994 – December 1998
Clinical Specialist I


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)


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

Core First Strategy, Institute of Physical Art (IPA Japan) Ebina, Japan, May 2014

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