Women’s Ways of Cycling: Finding the Joy, Freedom, and Empowerment of Bicycle Commuting in the City

By Susanne Michaud, DPT, OCS

I love Seattle. I’ve lived here since 1987 so can attest to the changes in density and traffic patterns. The conversations about the Seattle then versus now often degrade into complaints about the traffic. I can recuse myself of these negative grumblings because I have the magic

By |2019-11-21T16:55:39-08:00November 21st, 2019|Conversation|

Postpartum Athletes’ Return to Fitness and Running Guidelines

By Laurie Gribschaw, DPT, ATC, PRC

Recently, I had the luxury of taking another course on the management of pregnant and postpartum fitness athletes. As a female clinician without children, I try to do everything I can to expand my understanding and clinical skills associated with this underserved population. For too long,

By |2019-11-20T17:14:26-08:00November 20th, 2019|Conversation|

Sleep: The Unsung Hero of Healthy Bodies Everywhere

By Laurie Gribschaw, DPT, ATC, PRC

The latest overwhelming recommendation in our modern medical system is: getting 8 hours of sleep (go figure that what’s old is trendy again)! 

Researchers and healthcare providers across nearly all disciplines universally agree that sleep is of critical importance for our health.  We are recognizing

By |2019-07-30T12:59:22-08:00July 30th, 2019|Conversation|

Happy Feet: Get the Most Out of Your Hikes This Summer

By Coral Lewis, BSc, MPT, CAFCI

After what has been a rather long chilly winter, and a dubious spring, it seems summer is finally upon us! Sun and warm weather mean more hiking adventures, but can also mean sweaty and blister-prone feet. Running into blisters and pressure related foot pain can put

By |2019-07-25T17:23:56-08:00July 25th, 2019|Conversation|

Fertilizer for Gardener’s Backs

By Susanne Michaud, DPT, OCS

Sunshine, birds singing and buds poking through is Spring’s call to all gardeners to go outside and play.  We heed the call, pick up our gloves and tools and head outside to find our bliss in dirt and seeds and bugs and plants.  As gardeners, we “Just Do It” – good

By |2019-04-01T14:37:45-08:00April 1st, 2019|Conversation|

The Power of Mindfulness

By Alexis Eusterbrock, DPT, COMT, OCS

You have likely heard about mindfulness or been told you should be more mindful in daily life, but what does it really mean and how can you practice it successfully?

Mindfulness was defined by Jon Kabat Zinn PhD, the founder of mindfulness based stress reduction, as “The awareness that emerges through

By |2019-03-28T12:41:58-08:00March 28th, 2019|Conversation|

Overview of PT Dry Needling in Washington State

By Susanne Michaud, DPT, OCS

February 11, 2019


Sweat is on your brow and dripping down your back…  Your legs are depleted, your feet ache…  But wait!!!  you see the finish line as you enter the stadium…

This is the long road, the ultra-marathon that the Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA) along with their legislative committee and

By |2019-02-12T14:59:10-08:00February 11th, 2019|Conversation|

Legislative Call To Action

If you or someone you know has benefited from dry needling (also known as intramuscular needling), please call or write your legislative representative by Wednesday, 2/13/2019 and tell them your story (click here to go to the bill page then click on the comment on this bill tab).

The Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA)

By |2019-02-11T14:15:04-08:00February 11th, 2019|Conversation|