Meet Our Staff
One of the unique features of this office is that we are integrated with a full service fitness center. As our patients progress, we are able to transition them into using more advanced levels of load that are typically seen in a fitness center environment. This creates many advantages for the patient and it also provides them a platform for continuing to exercise independently after they are done with their formal therapy sessions.
Nathan Edwards PT, DPT, OCS, TPS, provides specialized programs for patients recovering from an amputation. This can be a long and difficult road both physically and mentally and requires special skills to most effectively regain balance, conditioning and learn techniques to make the most of your new prosthesis.Read More
Our site has its own therapeutic pool that is kept at about 93 degrees and allows us to customize individual programs to help each patient get the most benefit from the properties water has to offer.Read More
Breast Cancer Management
Kirsten Bakke, PT and Erin Seigel, PT are specialists who conduct an evaluation and provide treatment to women recovering from breast cancer. This includes restoring strength, flexibility, general conditioning levels, and management of lymphedema.Read More
Chronic Pain Treatment
Steve Goldrick, PT and Nathan Edwards PT, DPT, OCS, TPS are therapeutic pain specialists who have completed extensive coursework with Evidence in Motion and the International Spine and Pain Institute in order to provide the highest level of care for those with persistent pain. As consistent with the literature, a very important aspect of this program surrounds education about pain; how it works and what affects it. In addition, specific treatments such as relaxation training, stress management, getting better sleep, and constructing a tolerable exercise program are additional aspects of this program.
Many foot (knee, hip and back) problems can benefit from the use of orthotics. Dave Damon, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, has advanced training and experience in custom fabrication and modification of orthotics, so he is able to determine if you are a good candidate and then determine what features would benefit you the most.Read More
Proactive patient education can help prevent lymphedema. The program includes Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) including Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), compression bandage wrapping, skin care, home exercises, and eventual fitting into a compression garment. Kirsten Bakke, PT, CLT-UE is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist.Read More
A unique specialty area of physical therapy involves working with and preventing injuries among our nation’s work force. Workers have unique care needs because the ultimate goal is to return them to work as soon as possible. This goal must be addressed with unique interventions including work conditioning, work simulation-based exercises, and testing the fitness level of the injured worker to ensure they meet the demands listed for their occupation using a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE). But what if we could prevent on-the-job injuries from happening all together? Imagine the cost savings to both the worker and the employer. Research continues to prove the great return on investment these programs provide. Steve Goldrick can provide the following services:
We utilize the ErgoScience system which consists of a series of standardized tests customized for each patient’s work history and future work demands. This 5 hour standardized test measures load tolerances found in most jobs and is administered by a licensed PT certified in the ErgoScience system.
Work conditioning is an individualized and structured rehabilitation program designed to improve function and quality of life with a goal of returning to work. It consists of 2 hours of functional exercises, injury prevention and wellness education focusing on the critical demands of the job to which the patient is returning. This program provides coordinated and outcome-oriented services in an outpatient setting.
This is a comprehensive analysis of the physical layout, equipment used and specific tasks required for a job to identify risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries among workers. Specific job site modifications are made to help keep the work environment safe from repetitive use and poor ergonomics in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Erin Jackson is an Occupational Therapist and is available to see patients in need of occupational therapy interventions to help them recover from injury, regain skills and provides support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy includes services such as comprehensive evaluations of the client's home (home safety evaluations) and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), driving evaluations, recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use (wheelchair fittings), and guidance and education for family members and caregivers.Read More
Nathan Edwards PT, DPT, OCS, TPS is a certified LSVT BIG™ instructor. LSVT BIG is a research-based exercise program designed specifically for individuals with Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions. Individuals with Parkinson's disease often experience tremors, slowed movement, and other symptoms. During sessions, patients are lead through highly intensive, repetitive, whole-body, large-motion exercises that "retrain" the brain to make bigger movements.Read More
Treatment programs to help manage pain and restore more normal levels of strength, flexibility, gait, balance, and tolerance levels for activities of daily living (ADL's)
Lynn Peter-Contesse, PTA, CPI (Certified APPI Pilates Instructor/Educator) specializing in applying Pilates principals for core strength, spinal stabilization, osteoporosis and balance for fall prevention. This program integrates the application of Pilates' current evidence-based therapeutic exercise science and biomechanics to improve strength, endurance, joint mobility, flexibility and balance and coordination while focusing on breathing and controlled movements to help prevent future injuries, improve performance of daily functional tasks, enhancing quality of life.Read More
Post-Natal Exercise - Mom & Me Fitness
A group fitness class focused on postnatal fitness with your baby! Instructed by Ellen Bass, PT, this class is aimed to be a positive environment for moms to return to exercise safely and effectively.Read More
A well-rounded class tailored for our seniors, focusing on balance, strength, cardio respiratory endurance, flexibility and cognitive training. These classes keep our participants independently functioning, and are helpful in preventing disease and falls.Read More
Sports Injury Screening
Our staff offer free screenings for athletic injuries and can help guide you to appropriate levels of care. Based on their findings, they may recommend f/u with your physician, prescribe a few basic home care guidelines for recovery, or possibly recommend formal f/u care with a physical therapist. Many of our therapists have extensive backgrounds in athletics themselves and some have advanced related professional certifications and or licensing.Read More
Sports Performance Training
Thayne Bosh, PT focuses on this area as one of his favorites because of his personal involvement in college sports. Dave Damon, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, has advanced training in Sportsmetrics as well as other routines to help athletes reduce their risk of injury and also improve performance.Read More
Next STEP: Supervised Therapeutic Exercise Programs
Next STEP: Supervised Therapeutic Exercise Programs are integrated with physical therapy to improve strength, mobility and balance. Together with the referring doctor, Kitsap Physical Therapy’s mission is for patients to decrease their dependency on medicine and adopt exercise as a lifestyle. After a comprehensive screening by a PT, patients are able to choose their Next STEP. Programs include Senior Fitness, Cardiac Conditioning, Parkinson's Movement Group and Pilates for Spinal Rehabilitation and Osteoporosis. The Next STEP staff includes exercise physiologists, kinesiologists and physical therapist assistants who are experts in movement, physical dysfunction and disease.
Jaw problems are many times associated with whiplash injuries, neck pain, or following various dental or oral surgery procedures. Treatment for these problems requires special training and experience. Dave Damon, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, has advanced training and experience in managing these problems.Read More
Women's Health Programs
Ellen Bass, PT, DPT, MTC is a women's health specialist and provides treatments such as:
- Pelvic Pain - Various women experience pain in the lower abdominal or pelvic regions during the course of their lives for many reasons. Physical therapy can be helpful with problems stemming from the muscles, nerves and supporting structures.
- Urinary Incontinence - Urinary incontinence is not considered a normal consequence of aging and it is not something a person must accept. Physical therapy programs including exercises for strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and education regarding bladder retraining can be used alone or in conjunction with medications and surgery to treat incontinence. Biofeedback and electric stimulation may also be used to help retrain the pelvic floor muscles.
- Osteoporosis - A physical therapist can design an exercise program with an emphasis on weight-bearing, resistive exercises and correct posture/body mechanics. This will improve muscle strength, bone density and help patients perform daily activities safely.
- Pre/Post Pregnancy Management - Many physical changes occur during and after pregnancy that put a woman at greater risk for injury during exercise and daily activities which can lead to back and pelvic pain. A physical therapist specializing in managing these factors can be very helpful in demonstrating body mechanics and exercises to prevent and/or manage pain.