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Ballard

Ballard

Physical Therapy in Ballard

Serving Ballard and Surrounding Areas

Welcome to Therapydia Ballard. Our beautiful, sun-lit, spacious clinic has been built around the simple principle that one-on-one physical therapy, delivered with compassion, will lead to better outcomes and more satisfied patients. Each of our physical therapists is an expert on human anatomy, movement, and function. We understand that each of our patients has a unique body, with distinct lived experiences, and personal goals that we want to help you achieve. When you choose Therapydia, you will be partnering with a highly-skilled physical therapist who will truly take the time to listen to your story, hear your concerns, conduct a thorough assessment, and work with you to create an individualized treatment plan.

Lifetime Patient Relationship

Trust takes time to build. We take a more invested approach toward treating you because we want to build trust. We strive to collaborate with you to create a lifetime patient relationship that will grow and change over time based on your individual needs. Our approach to physical therapy is about more than just a quick recovery from your current injury. We want to set you up for long-term success by providing tools to prevent future injuries and optimize your performance for a long, healthy, and active life. We aspire to be your go-to resource for a lifetime of musculoskeletal health and wellness.

Experience The Difference

Whether you’re looking to recover from an injury, improve your athletic performance, or simply to ensure that your mechanics are performing at the optimal level, we’re here to help you along your path to a lifetime of wellness.

  • One-on-one, hands-on treatments designed around your unique body and goals
  • Tailored exercise programs to improve movement and function
  • Pinpoint the root cause of your condition for lasting pain relief

At Therapydia Ballard, our goal is to help you feel better than you ever have in the past. When you’re ready to start out on your path to physical wellness, we can help you take the first few steps and keep you going well into the future.

Therapydia Ballard

1500 NW 63rd Street
Seattle, WA 98107

Phone: (206) 735-4414
Fax: (206) 735-3166

Email: hello@therapydiaballard.com

Mon – Thurs: 7:00am to 7:00pm
Friday: 7:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Start Your Path To Wellness Today

Our Services

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Our goal is to help our patients lead the lives they’ve always wanted, helping each individual reach their long-term wellness goals.

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Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is one type of clinical hands-on physical therapy technique. This technique uses skilled and sophisticated hands-on movements to treat soft tissues and joint structures.

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Baseline Screens

Baseline Screens

By tracking changes over time, we can pinpoint injuries before they happen and areas to improve for performance vitality.

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Sports Rehab & Performance Training

Sports Rehab & Performance Training

Our physical therapists are athletes just like you – we work together to create individualized programs based upon your goals and needs.

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Pelvic Floor

Pelvic Floor

Pelvic Health Physical Therapy spans across age groups and life events from competing in sports to childbirth, menopause and into the golden years.

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Women's Pelvic Health

Women's Pelvic Health

In recent years, the field of women’s health has gained significant recognition, shedding light on the importance of addressing unique concerns that women face throughout their lives.

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Men's Pelvic Health

Men's Pelvic Health

When it comes to healthcare, pelvic health is an area that is often overlooked, particularly when it comes to men. However, men’s pelvic health is just as important as any other aspect of their well-being.

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Pre & Post-Partum Physical Therapy

Pre & Post-Partum Physical Therapy

Pregnancy is a time of wellness accompanied by tremendous musculoskeletal, physiological and emotional change.

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Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Welcome to our physical therapy topic of pediatric pelvic health. While pelvic health concerns are often associated with adults, it is crucial not to overlook the unique needs of children.

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Pediatric Torticollis

Pediatric Torticollis

Pediatric torticollis is a condition that affects infants and young children, causing a tilt or rotation of the head.

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Run Assessment

Run Assessment

Therapydia’s Run Analysis is a systematized method used to locate areas of weakness and determine whether your current running movement patterns are putting you at risk of injury.

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Vertigo

Vertigo

What’s the difference between dizziness and vertigo? Dizziness is a very broad term that can encompass lightheadedness, unsteadiness or a fainting sensation. Vertigo is actually a specific type of dizziness that is described as the sensation that one’s surroundings are moving or spinning around them.

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TMJ & TMD Physical Therapy

TMJ & TMD Physical Therapy

The temporomandibular joint, which connects the jaw to the side of the head, is one of the most used joints in the body.

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Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Therapy is a limited occlusion of arterial and venous blood flow by applying a tourniquet to the upper or lower extremity (arm or leg). In other words, it decreases blood flow to working muscles in order to promote growth of muscle cells and prevent muscle atrophy or wasting.

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Ballard Physical Therapy Team

Our Testimonials and Reviews

As proof that we are delivering the highest quality services, we have scored an average of 4.9 out of 5 across 782 patient satisfaction surveys. You're only as good as your latest testimonial!

Here are the most recent Testimonials from Ballard

Sharon Akoto, PT, DPT | Physical Therapist

Sharon received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia. She believes that her role is to advise and guide her patients while ensuring that they are still the leaders of their own journey. She wants to understand the patient’s goals and be a resource as they achieve them. Sharon utilizes a variety of treatment techniques including, but not limited to, individualized exercise prescription, myofascial release, and mobilizations. She enjoys treating people of all ages and abilities. Sharon is glad to be back in Seattle and enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, traveling, baking, and indoor and outdoor cycling.

 
 

Janhtria Sapearn

Office Coordinator

Janhtria was originally born in Kirkland, Washington, and graduated from University of Washington with her Bachelors of Arts in Media and Communications. She is a first-generation Cambodian American, and she loves connecting with her roots and culture through dance and art. While she attended UW, she was the 2020 officer for the Khmer Student Association (KhSA), as a dance coordinator. She’s been dancing and teaching classical and folk khmer dances for almost 6 years!

Always ready for adventures and spontaneous trips, Janhtria loves traveling! Her favorite parts when traveling are trying different foods and sight-seeing. She is an adrenaline junkie who loves trying new things and challenging herself.

Mei Lin Yang, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Born and raised in New York City, I thought for a long time that I wanted to settle down there. After taking a trip to Glacier National Park in Montana in 2020, I realized I wanted to live somewhere that is not as fast paced as NYC and has easy access to nature. After narrowing down some cities, my fiancé and I decided Seattle was the perfect move for us, our dog and our two cats.

Since graduating from the Physical Therapy program at New York Institute of Technology in May 2019, I have been working in the acute care/hospital setting, providing rehabilitation services to a diverse population from patients with cancer and neurological conditions to patients who just had hip and knee replacements. I realized I wanted to become a pelvic floor expert, in order to help both women and men improve their quality of life by addressing a topic that can be uncomfortable to talk about. It is surprising how many people do not know what their pelvic floor is! I have earned Level 1 & 2 pelvic floor certifications through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and have completed other courses to further develop my knowledge. I enjoy working one on one with patients – listening to their concerns and goals, providing patient education and utilizing a holistic and individualized approach.

On a day off work, you can find me either hiking with my dog, bouldering, jumping rope, eating at new restaurants, baking cookies, cooking, taking care of my plants, playing board games, or all of the above!

Henna Danek

Office Manager

Henna’s interest in natural approaches to healthcare, combined with prior studies in mental health wellness, drew her to Therapydia. Having received physical therapy herself, she has unique insight into the patient experience, fostering a greater level of understanding and quality of care for patients. When not in the office, Henna enjoys exploring towns in the pacific northwest, going to dance class and trying out local coffee shops.

Emma Mitsui, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Emma grew up just outside of Seattle and attended the University of Washington, receiving a degree in Biology with an emphasis in Physiology. During college she participated in an internship with the UW athletic training staff, which gave her a first real taste of patient care, and a penchant for making strong Gatorade. Wanting to stay within the realm of patient care and appreciating the variety of specialties possible within physical therapy, Emma later decided to pursue PT. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. She soon realized the humidity and cockroaches were too much, and moved back to the Northwest after graduation. Emma believes it’s important to come alongside patients as they set off on their journey toward healing. She crafts collaborative treatment plans by listening to her patients so she can understand what is important to them. Emma uses a combination of treatment approaches including patient education, movement analysis, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and encouraging mindfulness and relaxation. She has experience treating a variety of conditions including shoulder, hip, knee and back pain, as well as sports and overuse injuries.

Outside of the clinic, Emma likes to bake, thrift, and spend time with family and friends. To stay active she enjoys hiking, taking a variety of fitness classes, doing virtual workouts with long-distance friends, and the occasional trampoline park.

Jim McGuire, PT, DPT

Clinic Director

Jim has a background as an International Player. Born in Indiana, he moved to Turkey where he learned to walk and speak, but his favorite activity was jumping into the pool. He then lived in California for 4 years before moving to Belgium for his formative elementary schooling. His next destination was North Carolina for his angsty teenage years, but he eventually settled in Seattle, where he has lived for the past 25 years. He received both his BA and DPT degrees from the University of Washington. For some reason, he also obtained an Associate of Applied Arts degree in Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of Seattle.

Having fun is important in life, and Jim is passionate about helping his patients get back to doing all of the things that bring them joy and fun in this world. He is always striving to learn new things so that he can have more tools to work with while helping his patients. He has completed Residency and Fellowship training in Manual Physical Therapy with the Ola Grimsby Institute. He is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. His treatment philosophy is centered on understanding what is important to his patients, and working collaboratively with them to achieve their goals. He also thinks that life is more fun when you have fun, so we might as well do our best to have fun while working together in the clinic.

When not busy helping his patients heal, you can find Jim crossing his fingers and hoping he doesn’t hurt himself skiing, surfing, running, cooking, or playing with friends, family, and dogs.

Jessica Jones

Physical Therapist

Jessica recently moved to Seattle from Boston, MA and is excited to join the Therapydia team. Her treatment experience includes orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatrics, and vestibular therapy. Jessica received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 2016. She has completed the Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency at Boston Children’s Hospital and is in the process of completing a Comprehensive Vestibular Rehabilitation certification. Jessica believes in empowering and inspiring patients to take control of their health through education, movement, and exercise. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and levels while utilizing soft tissue techniques, neuromuscular re-education, balance training as well as therapeutic exercise. In her free time, Jessica enjoys yoga, dancing, kayaking, and hiking with her dog!

 

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