Premier Physical Therapy.

Premier Physical Therapy at Totem Lake is conveniently located in the Evergreen Professional Plaza next to the Evergreen Hospital Medical Center. Our aim is to provide top quality care to assist you in a fast and efficient recovery of your existing injury. We have a strong commitment to our clients and provide a compassionate and caring atmosphere to help you achieve your rehabilitation goals.

Our highly skilled professional staff offers expertise in rehabilitation services for all outpatient orthopedic needs. Our staff has worked closely with the leading orthopedic surgeons in our area and will provide effective treatment for all post- surgical and non- surgical orthopedic cases.

Featured Services

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Manual Therapy

At Premier Physical Therapy our therapists have a strong hold on manual therapy. In conjunction with a home and gym exercise program, manual therapy is an integral part of your rehabilitation. Manual therapy consists of, but is not limited to, joint mobilization, neural mobilization, soft tissue mobilization and manual resistive exercises. Our therapists are knowledgeable in a variety of techniques and will be used appropriately to fit your specific needs.

Exercise Therapy

Physical therapy involves the performance of targeted exercises to heal painful or injured areas of the body. Treatment typically involved a combination of specific exercises, targeted stretching and weight resistance. Our therapists will design an individualized course of treatment for each patient based on a physical evaluation as well as input from your referring physician and your own personal goals for treatment. It is important to note that performing your home exercises independently will increase the recovery rate and success of your rehabilitation.


Premier Physical Therapy offers the service of custom orthotics. Orthotics can help by controlling faulty mechanics of the hip, knee and foot/ankle complex. Abnormal joint mechanics can lead to increased joint stress and possible injury. Orthotics can help with injuries such as shin splints, plantar fasciitis and patella femoral dysfunction as related to abnormal biomechanics. In many cases a custom orthotic may not be necessary and an over the counter orthotic will be sufficient. Rest assured that your therapist will help guide you to the best option for your specific needs.

Our Team

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Rick graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy in 1995. Since then, he has dedicated his practice to outpatient orthopedics with emphasis on rehabilitation and prevention of athletic injuries.
Christi is a doctoral graduate of the University of Montana Physical Therapy Program. Her clinical focus is on the rehabilitation and prevention of overuse injuries in athletic populations with a special interest in the treatment of post-concussion syndrome.
PTA, Corporate Compliance Officer
Lisa has focused her practice on outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation for the past 23 years, treating a variety of patients from the elderly to professional athletes.

Front Office

Madison Smith
Office Administrator
Madison has been a life-long resident of the greater Seattle area and graduated from Bastyr University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Nutrition. She is particularly interested in rehabilitative medicine and intends to pursue Medical School or PT School in the coming years.


Anna Gorbenko
Anna is a student at Lake Washington Institute of Technology and is in the process of
completing her prerequisites for physical therapy school. She plans on transferring to
University of Washington and applying for PT school within the next couple years.
Katy Edson
Originally from California, Katy is a recent graduate of the University of Washington where she studied Psychology . In the near next couple years, she plans on pursuing her dream of becoming a physical therapist and applying to PT schools.