Ballard

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.

Contact Us

1500 NW 63rd Street
Seattle, WA 98107

Phone: (206) 735-4414

Fax: 206-735-3166

Email: hello@therapydiaballard.com

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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.

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

    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.

  • Janhtria Sapearn

    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.

  • Mei Lin Yang, PT, DPT

    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!

Services

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Sport Rehab

Sport Rehab & Performance Training

pre post partum physical therapy

Pelvic Health

pre post partum physical therapy

Pre/Post Partum Physical Therapy

Run Assessment

Run Analysis

Baseline Screens

Reviews

  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     I have had a very uncommon and difficult post-partum, but Meilin was able to rise to the challeng … view more  

    Tina

    December 01, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Every therapist has been very knowledgeable, informative and helpful in my time at the clinic.  

    AJ Herrera

    November 30, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Very satisfied with the results. Very attentive to my current needs whenever I came in. We spent … view more  

    Dan Molvar

    November 29, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Really appreciated the care and education provided by my therapist, Meilin. In a few weeks my bac … view more  

    Grace M.

    November 21, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Jim is knowledgeable and kind. I noticed real improvement of my ankle stability from his exercise … view more  

    Pace Schneid

    November 18, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Lisa was great. Very encouraging and knowledgeable. Made sure to create exercises that worked for … view more  

    Bethany

    November 17, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Meilin is amazing. She’s been kind and professional, and really helped improved my problem.  

    J.

    November 17, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Lisa is very knowledgeable in her field and attentive to my rehab. She often asks for feedback wi … view more  

    Melissa H.

    November 14, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     So far, so good. Both Jim & Lisa have been great! I have total confidence in their treatment plan … view more  

    Steve S.

    November 14, 2022
  • 5 stars happy physical therapy customers
     Thanks for helping me keep a positive outlook through a nagging injury. I also appreciated feelin … view more  

    Becca

    November 08, 2022

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  • Monday

    7:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    7:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Thursday

    7:00 am to 7:00 pm

  • Friday

    7:00 am to 1:00 pm

  • Saturday & Sunday

    Closed

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