Physical Therapy

At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, we have on-site physical therapy in our family of services to better serve our patients. Physical therapy is a treatment method you may need if an orthopaedic injury or condition is causing you pain or is making it difficult for you to move or complete everyday tasks.

Westside Clinic

3901 Capital Mall Dr. SW
Olympia, WA 98506

Phone:
(360) 709-6221

Fax: (360) 359-4727
Exterior entrance on the west side of the building.

Eastside Clinic

615 Lily Rd. NE, Suite 240
Olympia, WA 98506

Phone:
(360) 413-3850

Fax: (360) 359-4726
Located at the top of the stairs on the second floor. Elevator access is available.

Hawks Prairie Clinic

8140 Freedom Lane NE
Lacey, WA 98516

Phone:
360-357-8762

Fax: (360) 359-4726

The goal of physical therapy is to make movement and activity easier, reduce your pain, restore muscular function and strength, and help you return to your pre-injury activities, work, and recreation. Our goal is to assist individuals in achieving a successful return to normal function and activity through symptom management, mobility, strengthening, and patient education.

The specialty-trained physical therapy experts at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates provide comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation services for patients. These services include conservative injury treatment, pre- and postoperative treatment, and spine care and management. Our physical therapy specialists offer a diverse array of protocol-driven treatment plans based on the latest research and treatment procedures to meet your orthopaedic physical therapy needs.

Physical Therapy Services Provided:

  • General orthopaedic injuries
  • Post-operative therapy
  • Sports/athletic injuries
  • Neurologic rehabilitation
  • Hand and upper extremity specialties
  • Injured worker and injury prevention
  • Biomechanical and gait assessments
  • Splint/orthotic fitting
  • Knee, Ankle, Foot Braces
  • Back and Cervical Supports
  • Vestibular and balance deficits
  • Manual therapy
  • Bike fitting/running assessments
  • Pain management and tissue desensitization
  • Pediatrics

Eastside Clinic Physical Therapists 

Kate Sisco, OT/L, CHT Area Director

Kate Sisco, OT/L, CHT

Area Director

Chris Henderson, DPT

Clinic Director

Karlie Harrell, PT, DPT

Israel Ellerbrock, PTA

Alaina Hill, DPT

Alaina Hill, DPT

Dan Churches, PT

Kara Langford, PT, DPT

Kirstyn Brinkman, PTA

Westside Clinic Physical Therapists 

Kate Sisco, OT/L, CHT Area Director

Kate Sisco, OT/L, CHT

Area Director

Chris Henderson, DPT

PT Lead

Katelynn Harrell, PT, DPT

Ryan Hill, PT, DPT, ATC

Camille Haskins, PT

Designated to ASC

Kelly Westlund, PTA

Kelly Westlund, PTA

Noelle White, PT

Laura Ashley Alyas, PT

Laura "Ashley" Alyas, PT

Michelle Grippo, MPT

Renea Atwood, PTA

Clayton Woods, PTA

Hawks Prairie Clinic Physical Therapists

Alaina Hill, DPT

Kelly Westlund, PTA

Why choose Olympia Orthopaedic Associates?

Our specialty-trained physical therapy experts provide comprehensive therapy services. Combining specific exercises and activities to help patients restore joint and muscular function, strength, and range of motion for sports and orthopaedic injuries, our experts are dedicated to helping patients return to their daily activities quickly and safely. We strive to maximize overall recovery and outcome and get your life in motion.

With advanced training and certification, our experts help patients increase mobility, improve posture, and correct body mechanics through both nonsurgical and postsurgical rehabilitation programs. Our highly skilled clinical team works closely with our orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and physiatrists to deliver a seamless continuum of care for all of our patients.

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3 Signs it May be Time for Joint Replacement Surgery

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read more
How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated?

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read more
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In recognition of American Society of Hand Therapists “ Hand Therapy Week”, we would like to help you recognize some common issues that bicyclists occur while riding. Now that we are in cycling season, many cyclists endure injuries that come with their passion. Although hand injuries tend to be less frequent than knee or lower back pain when cycling, they do occur

read more
Total Hip Replacements Give Patient New Swing in His Step

Total Hip Replacements Give Patient New Swing in His Step

Five years ago, Doug Cochran started noticing increased pain in both his left and right hip and was having trouble doing simple things like walking, driving or getting up out of his chair. “After working a desk job for 37 years, you don’t realize how debilitating it can be to have issues with mobility,” recalls Doug.

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Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated

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Walk With A Doc Strolls on Through the Pandemic

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Oly Ortho Urgent Care Comes to the Rescue

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OOA Healthcare Heroes Travel to NYC

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read more
The Legacy of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

The Legacy of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

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read more
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read more
3 Common Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy

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read more
4 Common Causes of Sciatica

4 Common Causes of Sciatica

4 Common Causes of Sciatica The sciatic nerve is the large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of the thighs and calves. The nerve is very important because it innervates many important muscle groups and helps control movements in the legs. Sciatica is a...

read more
3 Signs it May be Time for Joint Replacement Surgery

3 Signs it May be Time for Joint Replacement Surgery

3 Signs It May Be Time For Joint Replacement Surgery Joint replacement surgery is one of the most common and most effective orthopaedic procedures with over 300,000 performed each year.  At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, our advanced surgical techniques and equipment...

read more
What is a Shoulder Subluxation and How is it Treated?

What is a Shoulder Subluxation and How is it Treated?

What is a Shoulder Subluxation and How is it Treated? The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The humeral head (arm bone) is the ball and the scapula’s (shoulder blade) glenoid cavity is the socket. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, but it is also...

read more
How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated?

How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated?

How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated? The facet joints are the joints at the back of the spine that help move the spine and allow the spine to safely bend and twist. The nerves that send signals to other parts of the body also exit through small holes in these joints....

read more
4 Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options

4 Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options

4 Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options Spinal stenosis is the term most often used to describe the narrowing of the spinal canal and is most often a part of the ageing process. As spinal stenosis progresses it can begin to compress the spinal nerve roots causing pain in...

read more
Ankle Injuries: Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Ankle Injuries: Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Ankle Injuries: Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome The tibia (shin bone) and talus (foot bone) form the ankle joint and cartilage covers the bones so the joint can move smoothly. Ligaments also connect the bones to provide mobility and stability. “Plantar flexion”...

read more
Healthy Hands to Keep You Cycling

Healthy Hands to Keep You Cycling

In recognition of American Society of Hand Therapists “ Hand Therapy Week”, we would like to help you recognize some common issues that bicyclists occur while riding. Now that we are in cycling season, many cyclists endure injuries that come with their passion. Although hand injuries tend to be less frequent than knee or lower back pain when cycling, they do occur

read more
Total Hip Replacements Give Patient New Swing in His Step

Total Hip Replacements Give Patient New Swing in His Step

Five years ago, Doug Cochran started noticing increased pain in both his left and right hip and was having trouble doing simple things like walking, driving or getting up out of his chair. “After working a desk job for 37 years, you don’t realize how debilitating it can be to have issues with mobility,” recalls Doug.

read more
Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated

Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated

Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated It is no secret that dance requires posture, balance and countless hours of practice to perfect. It is also no secret that this can place a significant toll on your body, especially your feet and ankles. While bandages...

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Working From Home? Here’s How to Look after Your Body

Working From Home? Here’s How to Look after Your Body

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A Holistic Approach to Orthopaedic Medicine

A Holistic Approach to Orthopaedic Medicine

A Holistic Approach to Orthopaedic Medicine—with Dr. Moore   “When I talk to a patient after surgery, my goal is that they are happy to have had surgery” “When I talk to a patient after surgery, my goal is that they are happy to have had surgery,” says Dr. Milan...

read more
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10 Fun Ways to Stay Active in the Pacific Northwest

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read more
Walk With A Doc Strolls on Through the Pandemic

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read more
Oly Ortho Urgent Care Comes to the Rescue

Oly Ortho Urgent Care Comes to the Rescue

The Oly Ortho Urgent Care Comes to the RescueOn May 10th, eight-year-old Tucker Jones was running through the sprinkler when he suddenly slipped, lurched forward, and landed on his left arm. It was obvious to his parents, Dan Jones and Kati Halmos, that Tucker was in...

read more
You’re Invited to Get Moving with “Walk with a Doc”

You’re Invited to Get Moving with “Walk with a Doc”

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read more
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Back in the Swing of Things for Our Patients

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read more
OOA Healthcare Heroes Travel to NYC

OOA Healthcare Heroes Travel to NYC

OOA Healthcare Heroes Travel to NYC Olympia Orthopaedic Associates nurses and healthcare heroes Pearl Hoyt, Ashley Haskins, Kori Dijos, and Christina Rager join the frontlines to battle COVID-19 in NYC. When OOA nurse Pearl Hoyt—or “Petee” to her friends—saw a...

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Making Masks for Heroes

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Making Homemade Masks for Heroes Patti Carpenter began making her homemade masks for employees at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates and Emergency Department at Capital Medical Center. Before long, she was outfitting members of local government, pilots and...

read more
Leading the Way in Outpatient Total Joint Replacement

Leading the Way in Outpatient Total Joint Replacement

Leading the Way in Outpatient Total Joint Replacement At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, our cutting-edge physicians are recognized leaders in outpatient total joint replacement.Historically, joint replacement surgery has been performed on an inpatient basis in a...

read more
Accessing Orthopaedic Treatment During COVID-19

Accessing Orthopaedic Treatment During COVID-19

How to Access Orthopaedic Treatment During COVID-19 Olympia Orthopaedic associates is dedicated to providing orthopaedic treatment to our patients via our Telehealth service.Alberta is a very active volunteer in the Thurston community. So when her knee pain began to...

read more
When Medicine Takes Flight

When Medicine Takes Flight

When Medicine Takes Flight with Physician Assistant Steve Johns Steven Johns is a Physician Assistant at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates who works with Dr. Brodie Wood. As a physician assistant, Steve has many roles, including 1) seeing patients in clinic; 2)...

read more
Caring for Athletes — With Dr. Dominic Femiano

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read more
Telehealth Option at Olympia Orthopaedics!

Telehealth Option at Olympia Orthopaedics!

Telehealth at Olympia OrthopaedicsAt Oly Ortho, we care about our patient’s safety and access to healthcare. Now offering Telehealth Virtual consultations with specialists during COVID-19 outbreak. Olympia Orthopaedic Associates has acted swiftly to service patients...

read more
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Sports Medicine and Surgical Readiness

Sports Medicine and Surgical Readiness  with Dr. Leila Borders About Dr. Leila Borders Olympia Orthopaedic Associates physician Leila Borders, M.D. uses her dual background in Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine to help patients tackle everything from sports...

read more
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A Day at Our Rapid Orthopaedic Care Center

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read more
Getting Social with Dr. Richard Lamour

Getting Social with Dr. Richard Lamour

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read more
The Legacy of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

The Legacy of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

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read more
Homeless Backpacks and OOA

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read more
Oly All Star Program

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read more
3 Common Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy

3 Common Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy

3 Common Causes of Cervical Radiculopathy Cervical radiculopathy is a term used to describe the pain that originates in the neck and radiates into the shoulders, arms, and hands. In most cases, this pain is caused by irritation of a spinal nerve within the neck...

read more
4 Common Causes of Sciatica

4 Common Causes of Sciatica

4 Common Causes of Sciatica The sciatic nerve is the large nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of the thighs and calves. The nerve is very important because it innervates many important muscle groups and helps control movements in the legs. Sciatica is a...

read more
3 Signs it May be Time for Joint Replacement Surgery

3 Signs it May be Time for Joint Replacement Surgery

3 Signs It May Be Time For Joint Replacement Surgery Joint replacement surgery is one of the most common and most effective orthopaedic procedures with over 300,000 performed each year.  At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, our advanced surgical techniques and equipment...

read more
What is a Shoulder Subluxation and How is it Treated?

What is a Shoulder Subluxation and How is it Treated?

What is a Shoulder Subluxation and How is it Treated? The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The humeral head (arm bone) is the ball and the scapula’s (shoulder blade) glenoid cavity is the socket. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, but it is also...

read more
How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated?

How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated?

How is Facet Joint Arthritis Treated? The facet joints are the joints at the back of the spine that help move the spine and allow the spine to safely bend and twist. The nerves that send signals to other parts of the body also exit through small holes in these joints....

read more
4 Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options

4 Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options

4 Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options Spinal stenosis is the term most often used to describe the narrowing of the spinal canal and is most often a part of the ageing process. As spinal stenosis progresses it can begin to compress the spinal nerve roots causing pain in...

read more
Ankle Injuries: Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Ankle Injuries: Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Ankle Injuries: Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome The tibia (shin bone) and talus (foot bone) form the ankle joint and cartilage covers the bones so the joint can move smoothly. Ligaments also connect the bones to provide mobility and stability. “Plantar flexion”...

read more
Healthy Hands to Keep You Cycling

Healthy Hands to Keep You Cycling

In recognition of American Society of Hand Therapists “ Hand Therapy Week”, we would like to help you recognize some common issues that bicyclists occur while riding. Now that we are in cycling season, many cyclists endure injuries that come with their passion. Although hand injuries tend to be less frequent than knee or lower back pain when cycling, they do occur

read more
Total Hip Replacements Give Patient New Swing in His Step

Total Hip Replacements Give Patient New Swing in His Step

Five years ago, Doug Cochran started noticing increased pain in both his left and right hip and was having trouble doing simple things like walking, driving or getting up out of his chair. “After working a desk job for 37 years, you don’t realize how debilitating it can be to have issues with mobility,” recalls Doug.

read more
Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated

Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated

Common Dance Injuries and How They Can Be Treated It is no secret that dance requires posture, balance and countless hours of practice to perfect. It is also no secret that this can place a significant toll on your body, especially your feet and ankles. While bandages...

read more
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