Stride Physio is a physical therapist- and woman-owned clinic in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. We are located on the Burke Gillman trail and within walking distance of the University of Washington and Fremont. We have an open movement space plus four private treatment rooms – all with views of Lake Union. We provide hour-long sessions directly with therapists (not therapist aides).
Physical therapist and owner of Stride Physio, Susanne is passionate about anatomy, alignment and beautiful movement. As a lifelong learner and constant runner, Susanne draws from a deep tool box of skill, experience and empathy to restore and improve people’s movement and facilitate living life to the fullest. Susanne specializes in orthopedics, sports and manual therapy. She has special interest in pain science, return to running programs, custom foot orthoses, posture restoration, aging athletes, musical performance, autoimmune conditions, cancer care, bike fits and ergonomics. She thrives on figuring out the mechanics behind movement dysfunction and is tenacious about finding the right program to returning people to mobility, independence and joyful movement.
DPT, ATC, PRC
Laurie is an orthopedic physical therapist and athletic trainer who has practiced in the Puget Sound region since 2011. She combines the study of biomechanics, evidence-based practice, and individualized manual therapy/exercise programs to accelerate return to functional activities. In addition to her background as a former collegiate soccer player, Laurie has worked with several professional athletes and performers while serving outreach care to the Seattle Reign, 5th Avenue Theater and The Paramount. While she enjoys treating all spinal and peripheral injuries, Laurie has a specific interest in lumbo-pelvic dysfunction including mechanical low back pain and hip labral pathology.
DPT, OCS, COMT
Lexi is a board-certified orthopedic specialist, specializing in pelvic rehabilitation and manual therapy. She is a Washington native and has been practicing in the Seattle area for over a decade. She is passionate about combining her knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, and functional movement to thoroughly assess symptoms and guide treatment. An avid learner, Lexi has worked in academic research and has refined her clinical skills by completing numerous hours of continuing education. She works closely with her patients to address their unique symptoms and goals by providing a combination of specific, individualized exercises and hands-on interventions. Seven years ago, she expanded her clinical practice and training to serve patients dealing with pelvic floor dysfunction. This includes treatment for urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, prolapse, constipation, pelvic pain, painful intercourse, vaginismus, postpartum care, and pregnancy related back, hip, or pelvic pain. Her clinical interests also include sacroiliac joint dysfunction, shoulder pain and dysfunction, running related injuries, and treatment for all spine conditions.
Emily is passionate about empowering her clients to get the most out of their bodies and movement. Her aim is to develop and nurture quality relationships with her clients, based on mutual trust and understanding, in order to best address their individual needs and goals. Her treatment philosophy is to synthesize the current best practices and evidence with the clients’ best interests, to return clients to optimal function, and for all to have a great time along the way. As a former collegiate runner and coach, Emily has special interest in runners, running injuries and maximizing running performance. She gets runners back on the trails with a thorough evaluation of their gait mechanics, followed up with tailored plans for return to running success. Her clinical work also strongly focuses on manual therapy, foot biomechanics, pain science, balance training, strengthening and functional movement in the aging population, and return to sport in the recovering athlete.
Coral is a Canadian trained orthopedic physical therapist with a passion for optimizing health and well being. Coral has worked in the health and rehabilitation field for over 10 years starting as a kinesiologist and moving on to become a physical therapist prior to specializing in manual therapy and manipulation techniques through the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists. With a strong background in the assessment and treatment of orthopedic injuries and movement dysfunction, she focuses on addressing the root cause of the injury. Coral has worked extensively with runners, rowers and cross fit enthusiasts; however, she finds great satisfaction in treating all orthopedic injuries with a special interest in sacroiliac joint dysfunction, back and neck pain, postural dysfunction, ankle and foot injuries, headache care, and shoulder rehabilitation. Coral takes a holistic, full-body approach.
Scott is a physical therapist who specializes in orthopedics and bicycling biomechanics. Scott is passionate about the the study of biomechanics, exercise physiology, and pain science. He believes in a well rounded approach focused around restoring normalized movement patterns and patient education being a key cornerstone to his treatment philosophy. A bad crash while mountain biking left him with a severely shattered arm requiring multiple surgeries and extensive physical therapy. That experience ignited a passion and special interest for helping individuals who are recovering from complex fractures. He takes a very mechanical and methodical approach in formulating treatment plans that are focused on the patients goals and backed by clinical and research evidence. Scott is always striving to stay on top of the most current physical therapy techniques to best serve his clients.