Kirkland

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.

Orthotics

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.
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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.
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Erin graduated from Western University of Health Sciences with her Doctor of Physical degree and is a proud Washington State Cougar from her undergraduate days. Erin’s main treatment focus has been in outpatient orthopedics treating a variety of patients and diagnoses.
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Ken Jones has been a physical therapist since 2003, treating musculoskeletal conditions in outpatient orthopedic clinics.

Front Office

Lanissa
Office Administrator
Lanissa is a pacific northwest native and long-time Seattleite. She has a BA in Psychology and is currently working on her MBA in Healthcare Administration. With professional experience in substance, trauma and physical rehabilitation, she is passionate about recovery and is particularly interested in rehabilitative administration.

Aides

Anna Gorbenko
Aide
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.
Mariam
Aide
Mariam is originally from Egypt, moved to the U.S. 7 years ago. She speaks 3 different languages; Arabic, English, and French. She is currently majoring in Health Studies at UW Bothell. Then, plans to apply for PT School. Her favorite hobbies include walking her little Pomeranian, going to the movies, and hanging out with friends. Both her parents are doctors in Egypt; her mother is a neurologist, and her father is a gynecologist. She has 2 younger siblings (Marina and Mark). People call them the M’s Family.
Connie Khauv
Aide
Connie graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She is in the process of applying to physical therapy schools in hopes to become a physical therapist in the future.
Shalena Norman
Aide
Shalena is a Senior at Northwest University and will graduate this spring with her BS in Exercise Science. She plans on attending Whatcom Community College next fall for the PTA program to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. Her hobbies include working out and spending time with her family and friends.