Richard P. McDowell, PT, MPT, MEd, OCS
Rich is a local to the Kitsap Penninsula. He attended the Central Kitsap School District for a large percentage of his early education. He left to Idaho for college attending undergraduate at Lewis-Clark State College and graduate school at Idaho State University. While in graduate school, he completed both a Masters degree in Physical Therapy and a Master's degree in Education, but with Physical Therapy being his first love, his career path took him in that direction. Rich has been employed with Kitsap Physical Therapy since 2001. He practiced in Silverdale for 6 years, becoming a partner in 2004, obtaining his board certification in orthopedics in 2004. He became the clinic director for Kitsap Physical Therapy Kingston, in 2006 and has loved the transition to small town, community based, rural care.
Rich takes an interest in a host of activities. He enjoys competing, training, and being involved with triathlons. He has finished a half ironman and continues to train and compete on a recreational level. He is an avid golfer and when he is able, tries to squeeze as many rounds of golf into a weekend as possible (rain or shine). He loves the Seattle Seahawks and has season tickets with fellow partner Scott Richards from Bremerton. He enjoys getting up to the mountain for a bit of snowboarding, and when possible, Rich will try to squeeze in some time for fishing with friends. He loves the northwest for it's steelheading and salmon fishing, but misses the simplicity of fly fishing the creeks and streams of Idaho.
Rich's first passion in life are his two little boys Kaden and Liam. He takes pride in being a father and watching his boys grow up into men. He admits, that although he has a lot of recreational interests, they tend to take a back seat to baseball tournaments, soccer tournaments, football and basketball practices, and usually what ever they want to do. He wouldn't want it any other way, for now!
Rich looks forward to helping any and all patients. He has a vast variety of interests in physical therapy with some special interest in sports injuries, injury prevention, foot and ankle care, orthotic fabrication, and cardiac rehabilitation. The one thing he loves about Physical Therapy, no matter what the diagnosis is, each patient is different, so the approach to recovery is different. Every day is a new adventure and every problem unique to be solved. He couldn't imagine doing anything else in life right now!