What to Expect from Seattle’s Elite PT
At Seattle’s Elite Physical Therapy, we specialize in personal, one-on-one treatments specifically designed for each individual. We are skilled in the diagnosis and management of treatments for individuals with orthopedic injuries of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular tissues related to sports, workplace, motor vehicle accidents, chronic pain, and other activities. We offer state of the art equipment coupled with evidence based treatment methods to ensure each patient will receive the highest quality physical therapy experience.
When you come to the clinic you will be evaluated for various diagnoses that limit physical function. There are many reasons why an individual may have physical limitations or pain.
Orthopedic Physical Therapy100%
Sports Injury Rehabilitation100%
Ashley Smith DPT, BS, COMT, CSCS
Ashley Smith has lived and worked in Queen Anne for the past seven years, offering quality, local physical therapy services to her patients. With a background in athletics and sports medicine, she has a 15 year history of working with individuals of varying activity levels and addressing their needs for injury prevention and rehabilitation, as well as health and fitness.
Dr. Smith became a leading provider of orthopedic physical therapy specializing in manual treatment and is one of only three physical therapists in the Seattle area who have earned the Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist specialty certification,through the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars (MAPS). She offers quality, comprehensive care for each individual and is the elite choice for an orthopedic physical therapist in the Seattle area.
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Adam Whitman, DPT
Adam received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Indiana University in 2012, and prior to that, a PTA degree from the University of Saint Francis in 2008. Through his education he discovered a passionate interest in the human nervous system and he excels in treatment of persistent and repetitive pains, neck and back pain, and problems with muscular control.
Adam believes that there is no “one size fits all” treatment plan for patients who seek out physical therapy, and strives to make sure his patients receive individualized care. He gravitates toward techniques that focus on interpreting the story the body is trying to tell to provide the right intervention for that story. His advanced training includes Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Method), and certifications in Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Graston Technique, and the MyoKinesthetic System (see below for details). Adam has utilized these and other techniques to treat everything from patients who struggle with chronic pain to elite athletes including individual members of the Seattle Seahawks and everything in between. Independent from his specializations, he believes strongly that patient education acts as the most potent tool for empowering patients to take control over their pain and improve their function.
During Adam’s free-time, he enjoys rock climbing, hiking, local table top and video gaming community participation, expanding his knowledge in various sciences, and cooking elaborate meals.