Suzanne Soine, PT, DPT, OCS– Physical Therapist

Suzanne graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington and her BS in Biology from Western Washington University.  Suzanne has extensive experience in treating orthopedic, pediatric, sports, and spine patients.  Suzanne completed an orthopedic residency program, in addition to becoming a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.  Suzanne is an active member of the Seattle Pediatric Sports Medicine with an interest in the ACL special interests group. Suzanne also treats the Parkinson’s population and is certified in LSVTBig.  Suzanne has taken course work through level 3 of NAIOMT.  Suzanne believes in a comprehensive approach to therapy that includes manual therapy, postural awareness, functional exercise, biomechanical analysis, as well as mindfulness-based treatment.  She also has her spinal manipulation endorsement in the state of Washington. Suzanne utilizes concepts from her education from the Institute of Physical Art I(PA) to address the connection between the brain, muscular inhibition, pain and poor movement patterns.

Credentials

  • DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • OCS – Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (ABPTS, 2015)
  • Certification: Sports Medicine and Human Performance  – University of Washington

Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Knee and ankle care specific injuries – ACL pre and post rehab
  • Manual therapy including assorted soft tissue techniques, joint mobilization and spinal manipulation
  • Spinal care: necks and backs
  • Therapeutic taping
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) care
  • NAIOMT: Level 1 certification, education through Level 3
  • Spinal manipulation certified
  • Running Assessment
  • Sport-specific performance – soccer, basketball, skiing, golf
  • Parkinson’s specific training – LSVT Big certified
  • Experience working with amputees

Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Washington 2007
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Western Washington University 2001

Personal Interests

As a former collegiate athlete, Suzanne continues to have a great passion for soccer.  Suzanne has 10 years of coaching experience as well.  Suzanne enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, playing soccer, skiing, running, hiking, travelling, and gardening as well as playing with her new puppy Kona