For acute soft tissue injuries where a fracture is not suspected, apply ice to the painful area. Wrap ice with towel or plastic bag and apply for 10 minutes at a time. Ice reduces pain, bleeding, and inflammation. In general, use ice for the first 48 - 72 hours when the pain is sharp or severe, then use heat after that when the pain is dull.
For many of us, sitting for extended periods of time glaring at a computer screen is an integral part of our daily routine. Yet little do we recognize how significantly the design and arrangement of our computer workstation equipment impacts our health. Improper computer ergonomics is a leading cause of neck and back pain, shoulder fatigue, carpal tunnel, and eye strain.
Whooping cough is a very contagious cough illness. It is spread through droplets from the mouth and nose when a person with pertussis coughs, sneezes, or talks. Young infants are at highest risk for severe illness, hospitalization and death from whooping cough.
A referral is required to see a physical therapist. The referral must be faxed to the billing department at 206-221-0922 before the first appointment is scheduled.
Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays
The Hall Health Physical Therapy Clinic is staffed by four licensed physical therapists with almost 60 years of combined experience. We are here to help you realize your potential. Whether you have an acute injury, a nagging chronic condition, or want to prepare for an event, we can evaluate your current condition and get you on the road to meeting your goals. With a combination of skilled manual therapy, prescription exercises, and an emphasis on developing healthy movement, Hall Health Physical Therapy can help you feel better and get back to life's activities.
Brendan received an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Ecology with special interest in Medical Anthropology. Brendan’s first job out of college was teaching math and coaching high school basketball for the Oakland California Public Schools.
He then moved to Seattle to finish a three year Master’s Degree of Science in Acupuncture from Bastyr University. Brendan had the unique opportunity to perform internships in acupuncture in both Havana Cuba and Shanghai China. In Cuba, Brendan donated acupuncture supplies and worked alongside medical doctors who are required to take acupuncture coursework. Brendan finished his final quarter of clinical rotations in acupuncture at Chengdu and Shanghai University Hospitals’ TCM orthopedic departments.
During Brendan’s study at Bastyr he studied Medical Chi Gung and Tai Chi Chuan short and long forms of exercise therapy. Brendan also completed practical studies in cupping, Gua Sha and Tui Na manipulation which he uses to treat soft tissue injuries in his PT practice. In addition he completed certification in manual lymphatic drainage for sports injuries. Brendan is certified in clean needle technique and has been practicing as a licensed acupuncturist for over 10 years.
In order to expand his practice Brendan returned to school and finished his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland. There he finished coursework and internship training in Greenman’s Osteopathic manipulation techniques. He also designed and conducted a group research study in aquatic plyometrics and looked at dynamic knee mechanics and performance changes. The study was performed with division one basketball players both male and female and demonstrated significant improvement in performance variables.
Brendan finished his final quarter of clinical internships at Villanova Sports Medicine located on campus in their athletic training room. Brendan has been certified in sports medical emergency CPR and the Functional Movement Screen for potential injury risk, which is used during the NFL combine.
He is the only health professional in the northwest with the combination of a U.S. accredited master’s of science in acupuncture and a doctorate in physical therapy along with being a board certified sports physical therapy specialist, through APTA's American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
He enjoys spending time playing and watching hoops, running, snowboarding, and traveling the world with his wife when they get the opportunity. Brendan has participated in the Seattle half and full marathons in addition to the ChelanMan olympic distance triathlon this summer and has volunteered at the Seattle Marathon post race sports acupuncture area. Brendan runs the DawgDash yearly as well.
Brendan enjoys working with high level athletes and helping them safely return to sports and at the same time giving them tools to remain healthy in the long run.
Brenda McKenzie, MPT has been a practicing physical therapist since 2000. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and her graduate degree in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Her career began at Harborview Medical Center in-patient department working with a variety of neurological and orthopedic patients. Later she transferred to the University of Washingtonʼs Medical centerʼs outpatient outreach clinics working with primary orthopedic injuries and post-op rehabilitation.
Post graduate work has been in various manual therapy techniques. She has studied with the Ursa Foundation, North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual therapy (NAIOMT Level 1-II), and Brian Mulligan Mobilizations for the upper extremity. Her love of running has propelled her to study the biomechanics of the foot and treatment of running injuries. Brendaʼs emphasis in her practice is to work on the individualʼs needs and abilities. Working on correcting muscle imbalances and efficient movement patterns so you can return to your activities.
Brenda participated in a 4-year soccer study with Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center. This study assessed functional abilities to predict risk of injury in female soccer players. Involvement in this study enhanced Brenda's use of video techneology for biomechanical assessments.
Brenda is a clinical instructor for UW physical therapy graduate students. Brenda facilitates the graduate student physical therapy clinic during Spring quarter at Hall Health PT clinic.
Brenda leads a full life at home sharing her time with her husband and two children. When not helping with her children's sporting activities, Brenda is busy running & biking (with and without kids in tow), swimming, training for triathlons, weight lifting to prevent injury, trail running, playing in the snow, and traveling.
Brenda competed in and finished her first full IronMan triathlon this summer! She enjoys working with other runners/triathletes on running form and mechanics for treatment/prevention of training injuries.
Howard Levine, PT,COMT, FAAOMPT is a certified orthopedic manual physical therapist, who completed both the postgraduate coursework and exams of the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and a fellowship with them. He graduated from Brandeis University and in 1994 attained his PT degree from the UW. He also attended Bastyr University for 2 of the 4 year naturopathic medicine program before taking a leave of absence that eventually became a permanent one.
Howard has a particular interest and expertise in problems of the back and neck.
Outside of work he enjoys playing tennis, hiking and tai chi, as well as spending time with his wife and special needs son.