Mitch Owens MSPT, CMPT
Mitch has been practicing physical therapy in Seattle since 2004. In addition to his masters degree he has two advance therapy certifications, a broad clinical background, and a passion for the practice of physical therapy. In 2007 he completed a competency certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation from Emory University and the American Physical Therapy Association. In 2009 he demonstrated advanced competency in orthopedic manual therapy and earned the credentials Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) based out of British Columbia.
Mitch’s practice is focused on the treatment of orthopedic pain issues and vestibular dysfunction, but he began his career working with patients with neurological injuries at Evergreen Hospital’s Rehabilitation Unit and outpatient Neuroscience program. Mitch then went onto work with Carrie Hall at Movement Systems PT. Mitch started Union PT in September of 2010.
Mitch believes in balancing an active approach to rehabilitation with techniques that will promote healing and recovery. He strives to ensure that his patients understand their issues and that they have tools in place so they can remain healthy and active independently long after their treatment.
In addition to his practice Mitch teaches continuing education courses for practicing physical therapist on Cervicogenic Dizziness/Headache, as well as Shoulder Dysfunction.
When Mitch is out of the clinic he enjoys snowboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, music and enjoying the finer things in life.
Mitch’s areas special interest are vestibular rehabilitation (the treatment of vertigo), cervicogenic headache and dizziness, neck pain, lower back pain as well as hip and shoulder dysfunction.
“It’s a gift to work with the fascinating systems that make the human potential what it is. My goal is to help you unlock your potential and assist you in improving the quality of your life.”
Elisa Owens DPT, CMPT
Elisa has over six years of clinical experience as a physical therapist in the Seattle area. Elisa specializes in orthopedic manual physical therapy treating a wide range of orthopedic pain issues with a focus on neck, shoulder, hip and low back pain. She also has a special interest working with young athletes and those who are recovering from sports related stress injuries to the lumbar spine.
Elisa has dedicated extensive time outside of the clinic studying advanced manual therapy techniques. She was awarded the title of Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) in 2011.
Elisa earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Montana. She also played Division I soccer which earned her a scholarship as an undergraduate. Through her participation in college athletics Elisa gained a fascination for human biomechanics that influenced her desire to pursue a career in physical therapy.
Raised in rural northern Idaho Elisa gained an appreciation for the outdoors and continues to maintain an active lifestyle. She enjoys running, pilates, water skiing, mountain biking, hiking and snowboarding. Outside of work she loves to travel, which has taken her around the world to places like New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Egypt and Israel.
“My treatment utilizes skilled specific hands-on techniques in addition to movement and motor control training as it relates to our abilities and limitations. I strive to continue my education so that I can best serve the goals and needs of my patients. It is my pleasure to assist in optimizing the amazing capacity our bodies have to heal, learn and move.”
Sarah Wyant, DPT, OCS, COMT
Sarah graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Her physical therapy curriculum was focused on diagnosis of movement related dysfunction with emphasis on restoring neuromotor control through targeted exercise. To augment her training out of school, she pursued continuing education in manual based physical therapy, earning certifications in orthopedic manual physical therapy (COMT) with the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM). Sarah is a board certified specialist in orthopedic care (OCS), and has just completed advanced training in manual therapy and clinical diagnostics through fellowship level education with the IAOM. Sarah’s goal in energetically pursuing continuing education is to become a more knowledgeable and competent clinician in the interest of best serving her patients.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys recreational jogging, cycling, swimming, hiking, indulging her black lab in long walks, and caring for her backyard beehive.
Dustin Steffan, DPT
Dustin Steffan attended the University of Washington for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees earning a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He got his start in the Edmonds area treating orthopedic and sports patients, both adolescent and adult. Since graduation he has continued his education with continuing education classes in manual therapy with NAIOMT as well as specialized treatment courses for the shoulder.
His interests lie in treating orthopedic and post-surgical patients of all fitness levels. Focus is placed on manual therapy to facilitate improved movement with the development of an individualized home exercise plan to help patients be active participants in their rehab process.
Outside of work he enjoys skiing, biking, and hiking.
Branden is Union PT’s Office Coordinator as well as an aspiring Physical Therapist. Although new to the world of Physical Therapy, Branden’s focus on health and fitness has been lifelong. Always an avid athlete, he grew up competing in basketball, track, and football. In high school Branden had the opportunity to take classes from and work closely with his school’s athletic trainer which laid the foundation for his interest in sports rehabilitation and performance. In 2009 he earned a Political Science degree from Washington State University (Go Cougs!). After graduation Branden joined AmeriCorps and spent his service year with a local non-profit working on family health and nutrition policy. Currently Branden is finishing prerequisites and plans to apply to DPT programs in the fall of 2014.
Outside of Union PT Branden spends his time studying, obsessing about the Seahawks/Cougars/Zags, working out, hiking, skiing, kayaking, cooking, and helping out on his family farm in the Skagit Valley.Share on Facebook