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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist

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.

Professional Interests
Howard has a particular interest and expertise in problems of the back and neck.

Personal Interests
Outside of work he enjoys playing tennis, hiking and tai chi, as well as spending time with his wife and special needs son.


Supervisor: Physical Therapist

Sarah decided her career path while volunteering at the UWMC physical therapy rehabilitation center during her first year of undergraduate study. Sarah graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1995. With her love of downhill skiing and the outdoors, Sarah then attended the University of Utah, graduating with a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1998. While living in Salt Lake City, Sarah took advantage of the many ski slopes, national parks including Zion and Bryce Canyon, and mountain bike riding in Moab, Utah.

Sarah returned to Seattle post-graduate studies and began working in physical therapy at Hall Health Center in 2000 after working in a private practice setting for 2 years. With an involvement in soccer, ultimate Frisbee, and running over the past several years, Sarah felt drawn to a career path which integrates health, well-being, and optimal function. Sarah focuses her physical therapy practice in outpatient orthopedics with an emphasis in sports-related injuries and helping clients return to desired levels of functioning. Addressing kinetic chain function, positioning, and motion is part of Sarah's daily practice.

Sarah was Co-Chair of the Seattle Orthopedic Special Interest group (OSIG) from 2002-2004.

Furthering her professional career through advanced education is a priority for Sarah. Currently, she is pursuing classes with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). Sarah is a certified Graston provider and has completed classes in custom orthotic fits, bike fits, manual therapy as taught by Brian Mulligan, FNZSP, Dip MT, and Movement Impairment Syndromes as taught by Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD. McKenzie techniques, core strengthening, Pilates are also incorporated in Sarah’s physical therapy treatments.

During Spring and Summer quarters, Sarah helps run the Student Physical Therapy clinic at Hall Health Center where she mentors UW PT students during their graduate school education.

Sarah practices with an emphasis in treating the individual with a differential evaluation, manual therapy as indicated, gait analysis and specific therapeutic exercise to improve movement patterns, motor control and muscle balance. She and the patient work as a team for their return to daily activities, hobbies, and/or sport as comfortably, safely, and effectively as possible.


1. Why is it important to maintain a medical record?

Each time you visit a Hall Health Center provider, a record of your visit is made. Typically this record contains your symptoms, examination and text results, diagnoses, treatment, and a plan for future care or treatment. This information, often called your health or medical record, serves as:


No, but we may recommend over-the-counter insoles if deemed necessary.


Both. One of the great advantages of seeing a physical therapist is that you can learn things about your body that can stay with you forever. Whether it's how to properly stretch a particular muscle, strengthen your abdominal muscles, properly run, sit with proper posture, or fit a bicycle, we can help you. Remember, preventive medicine is the best medicine.


Yes. Hall Health Center requires a referral to see a physical therapist. 

  • The referral must be faxed to the billing department at 206-221-0922 before the first appointment is scheduled. 
  • Please call the billing department at 206-616-7596 to make sure the referral has been processed.

Appointments

To schedule an appointment, call (206) 616-2495 or visit the Patient Service Center on the main floor of Hall Health.  Click here for more information about your first visit.

Established patients only may call their particular physical therapist (see below). PLEASE NOTE: The numbers below are NOT for scheduling, changing, or cancelling appointments!

Physical Therapist Telephone
Brendan Cassidy, MSA, DPT (206) 221-9094
Sarah Hanna, MPT, Physical Therapy Supervisor (206) 543-5042
Howard Levine, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT (206) 543-7673
Brenda McKenzie, MPT, COMT (206) 543-7505
Doug Kleeman, MD Director (206) 616-5508

 



Our mission is to treat musculoskeletal injuries and related conditions in order to help you return to your active and healthy lifestyle. Our services include:

  • Treatment of sports-related injuries (acute and overuse)
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Help for back and neck pain
  • Taping and knee braces
  • Individualized exercise training programs
  • Gait and running analysis
  • Bike fitting
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Treatment of work-related injuries

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