Elena Soles, PT, DPT– Physical Therapist

Elena graduated from University of Puget Sound in 2018 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (Go Loggers!). She began professional life in public health research before pursuing a career in physical therapy, and which continues to be a cornerstone in her practice as she strives to bring evidence backed techniques to the patients she serves. Her research experience and history in high school and collegiate athletics deepens her passion to promote movement in helping individuals stay active.

She has a strong interest in pain science and sports medicine, and enjoys working with patients from many different backgrounds. She is certified in Applied Functional Science©, which utilizes functional movements and a multidimensional approach to treating dysfunction.  She utilizes concepts from her education in Postural Restoration Institute’s (PRI) to address underlying involvement of the nervous system in treatment. Elena focuses on a blended treatment approach, which helps to individualize treatment given the unique nature of impairment and dysfunction to return individuals to what they love. She completed her first marathon in April 2018 and has a particular passion for working with runners of all levels to enhance performance and recover from injury. She enjoys working with athletes across all sports, particularly CrossFit, running, and rugby, and helps individuals find active outlets for their energy throughout the course of treatment and upon discharge.

Education:

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), University of Puget Sound, 2018

Bachelor of Arts in Finance, University of San Diego, 2011

Credentials:

  • PT – Physical Therapist
  • DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • CAFS – Certification in Applied Functional Science

Professional Affiliations:

American Physical Therapy Association

Clinical Interests:

  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Running gait assessment
  • Functional movement pattern analysis
  • Prehab following acute or chronic injury
  • Preventative medicine
  • Return to sport rehabilitation
  • Manual therapy with active release techniques

Personal Interests:

Elena grew up in the Bay Area, and manages to get along with all Seahawks fans despite her Golden state allegiances. She lives in West Seattle with her two mutts and husband who she loves to spend time with enjoying the Pacific Northwest. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, golfing, snowshoeing, and attempting culinary