Heidi Marten, PT, DPT– Physical Therapist

Heidi graduated from the University of Washington with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in June of 2020. Prior to Physical Therapy, Heidi worked as a Pilates and barre instructor in both rehab and studio settings. It was during her Pilates training that Heidi encountered her first PT; she took continuing education classes from a local PT who was trained in Shirley Sahrmann’s Movement Impairment Syndromes. Hungry for more knowledge and understanding, Heidi decided to become a PT herself.

Heidi enjoys working with clients from all backgrounds and she strives to find ways to make therapy and exercise relevant, fun, and doable for all. Heidi has taken continuing education courses in Functional Manual Therapy from Institute of Physical Art (IPA), meditation in healthcare, Pelvic Floor, and Postural Restoration Institute (PRI). Her goal is to build self-efficacy and confidence in her clients so they can work toward healing and strengthening themselves.

Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT): University of Washington, 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature: Seattle University, 2005

Credentials

  • Licensed Physical Therapist
  • STOTT-Certified Pilates Instructor
  • Certified Yoga Instructor
  • ACE-Certified Personal Trainer

Professional Affiliations

  • APTA-American Physical Therapy Association (2017-present)

Clinical Interests

Running gait assessment and retraining, functional movement pattern analysis, preventative medicine, return to sport, prehab, auto-immune diseases/chronic conditions, chronic pain, and women’s health.

Personal Interests

In her free time, Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 kids, 2 chihuahuas, and lovebird. She enjoys coffee, meditation, yoga, Pilates, stand-up paddleboarding, downhill skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing.