Our Story

Our Story

Kitsap Physical Therapy was founded in January 1979 by Mike and Barb Danford. Mike specialized in orthopedics and sports injury management while Barb specialized in pediatrics. From the beginning, we were committed to accelerated skill development for ourselves and our staff so that we could provide highly skilled treatment programs for our patients.

We began at the North Kitsap Medical Center in Poulsbo and then opened a Bainbridge Island office in 1983 without any intention for expanding further. In the 90’s, “managed care” became a focus in health care and “managed care” penalized providers that had a smaller footprint.

In order to survive, we added offices in Kingston, Poulsbo Village, Silverdale & Bremerton. In 1992, Dave Damon crossed over from being a staff physical therapist to becoming a partner.  Dave played a valuable role in our being able to add these additional locations. Over the years, there have been a lot of changes in health care as well as changes in Kitsap County that have created challenges for us. We have learned a lot from our experiences and have used that experience to adapt and become better at what we are doing.

As a business, we have always realized that our staff are a very important part of our identity — essentially they are “us” . Because of this, we have worked hard to find and keep excellent staff so that we can provide the best services possible to our customers. As a result, we have been fortunate that many staff have chosen to stay with us for extended lengths of time and many have made working with us a career decision. The continuity and commitment level that occurred as a result of having physical therapists that have made career commitments to us has enabled us to evolve into a group practice.

We are proud that we now have 18 partners that share ownership in our business. This allows us to have at least one (but as many as 4) partners at each office. This high percentage of ownership in our business by physical therapists that are actively involved in the day-to-day providing of services and involvement in our communities, has helped to re-define us as a business.

All of our partners are committed to helping KPT to be the best provider of care possible, as well as being responsive to the needs of our customers and being involved in the communities where we operate.

Our Partners:
  • Mike Danford, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC (President / CEO)
  • Dave Damon, PT, OCS, ATC (Vice-President)
  • Jeff Day, PT
  • John Carlson, PT
  • Rob Sprague, PT
  • Ron Mimaki, PT, OCS, CHT
  • Rich McDowell, PT, MPT, MEd, OCS
  • Scott Richards, PT, MPT, SCS
  • Linne Stringer, PT, OCS
  • Eric Roth, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT
  • Breane Martinez, PT, MPT, OCS
  • Dana Jackson, PT, MPT, OCS
  • Candy Nelson, PT, OCS, Cert.MDT
  • Thayne Bosh, PT, DPT, CSCS
  • Steve Goldrick, PT, DPT, CSCS
  • Elias Cook, PT, DPT
  • Nathan Edwards, PT, DPT


Officers:
  • Summer Posten (HR Director)
  • Gaston Peter-Contesse (Finance Director)
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Bainbridge Island Clinic
911 Hildebrand Ln NE #101
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 842-6288
Bremerton Clinic
2500 Cherry Ave #203
Bremerton, WA 98310
(360) 792-1015
Kingston Clinic
26001 Barber Cut Off Rd NE #C-1
Kingston, WA 98346
(360) 297-7050
Port Orchard Clinic
1880 Pottery Ave #100
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 895-9090
Poulsbo - NKMC Clinic
20730 Bond Rd NE #150
Poulsbo, WA 98370
(360) 779-3764
Poulsbo - Village Clinic
19319 7th Ave NE #108
Poulsbo, WA 98370
(360) 779-3777
Silverdale Clinic
2400 NW Myhre Rd #102
Silverdale, WA 98383
(360) 613-1834
Bainbridge Athletic Clinic
11700 NE Meadowmeer Circle
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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