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.
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.
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.
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. She has over 10 years of professional experience in massage therapy and has transitioned these skills into her practice as an orthopedics certified specialist. Her clinical focus is on the rehabilitation and prevention of overuse injuries in athletics. Christi strives to develop patient autonomy through collaboration and education and believes in providing patients with the tools to succeed in meeting their goals.
Ken Jones has been a physical therapist since 2003, treating musculoskeletal conditions in outpatient orthopedic clinics.
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.