Physical Therapy in Ballard

Don’t waste your time with physical therapy clinics that just want to push you out the door. When you need physical therapy in Ballard, Therapydia has your back for the long haul. Every one of our patients receives the care they need for long-lasting physical benefits. By creating personalized treatments that focus on your physical goals, you don’t have to feel like you’re just another number in the system. One of our top priorities is building strong relationships with our patients, so we can better understand their needs and how we can provide the right treatments.

Learn Your Baseline

Starting physical therapy can be intimidating for some people, but we always make sure we know where that starting line is. That’s what our baseline screening service is for: to help us better understand your current musculoskeletal health before we begin any sort of treatment. By establishing this baseline early on, we can give better recommendations about how to improve your physical health and even discover areas that could be susceptible to injury in the future. The more you understand where your body is in the present, the easier it is to make adjustments for a healthier future.

A Focus on Women’s Health

Our Ballard physical therapy specialists have a particular focus on women’s health. The unique characteristics of each woman’s physicality require unique solutions for each patient. When you work with Therapydia, our women’s health specialist can create a plan to tackle the issues that you deal with, whether they’re chronic or brand new. For women who are pre- or post-partum, we offer treatments that can help you adapt to any musculoskeletal changes your body has undergone. No matter what your age or level of physical activity is, we have the knowledge and experience to keep you healthy and reach your physical goals.

We here at Therapydia want 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.

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1500 NW 63rd Street
Seattle, WA 98107

Phone: (206) 735-4414

Fax: 206-735-3166


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Our Team

  • Jim McGuire

    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.

  • Lisa Cook PT, DPT

    Physical Therapist

    A Northwest local, Lisa grew up in Olympia, WA. Despite playing many sports growing up, Lisa had her first experience with PT when she took a sports medicine class from a physical therapist in high school. She received a BA in Anthropology from University of Washington in Seattle, and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. 

    Lisa believes that it is important to take a holistic approach to treatment and utilizes manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, patient preference, education, and activity modification to help her patients return to optimal performance levels. Lisa has extensive experience working with skiers, runners, and weekend warriors, and treating conditions such as shoulder, hip, knee, and back pain, sports injuries, and pre- and post-operative rehab. Lisa is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and has started the Mulligan Technique courses. 

    Outside of the clinic, Lisa enjoys skiing, running, hiking, doing yoga, playing with her dog, and spending time with friends and family.

  • Emma Mitsui

    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. 

  • ballard office manager henna


    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.

  • Janhtria Sapearn Office Coordinator

    Janhtira 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.


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  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     It’s hard to put into words how critically valuable my time at Therapydia has been to me. Emma an … view more  

    Dave L.

    May 06, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Lisa was a very attentive listener who really *heard* what I was describing as issues. Her assess … view more  

    Adrienne Thomas

    April 28, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     My physical therapist was very kind and knowledgeable, knew exactly what to do, and the exercises … view more  


    April 27, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Working with both Lisa and Jim has been great. They both take the time to listen to how I’m feeli … view more  

    Sara Vernam

    April 26, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Amazing treatment! Best PT I’ve been to!  


    April 26, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     I had a good experience with Jim. Definitely seen improvement for my elbows, shoulder and knees. … view more  

    Vatsal Bajaj

    April 25, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     I had an ankle and shoulder injury that was very concerning because I enjoy outdoor activities li … view more  

    Eric A. Olson

    April 25, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     I had a very informative experience in my time here! Lisa is very attentive to all aspects of the … view more  

    Joey Pendragon

    April 20, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Jim used a good mix of humor and professionalism to make challenging process easier. He explained … view more  

    David B.

    April 14, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Jim, Lisa, Henna, Janhtria, and the whole Therapydia Ballard team have been great. Jim and Lisa h … view more  


    April 13, 2022

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