Bret

Barrett "Bret" Swigard

MPT, OCS, LJLCP, FAAOMPT, COMT, c.MDT
Owner, Innova Physical Therapy
bswigard@innovaphysicaltherapy.com


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I have over 17 years of orthopedic experience, and am a PT instructor, mentor, consultant, clinic owner and clinician. I have worked with professional athletes, professional dancers, collegiate athletes and weekend warriors. Regardless of your age or ability, I find great joy in helping you achieve your goals and would love to be part of your health care team.

My treatment philosophy integrates my life experiences and education into an individualized holistic approach. I strive to understand the relationship of different regions and systems of our body. I respect how we are emotionally, physically and socially connected and find great joy in helping people achieve their goals.

Away from work I love spending time with my wonderful wife and two beautiful daughters. I enjoy working on and racing cars (on the track). I truly believe in lifelong learning and love sharing my passion for Manual Physical Therapy.

 

Board Certified: American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists / APTA

  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. 2004, Re-cert 2014

Education: Eastern Washington University, Cheney/Spokane WA

  • BS: Human Biology, minor Chemistry. 1997
  • MPT: Master of Physical Therapy. 1999 Cum Laude

Fellowship: American Academy of Orthopedic Manipulative Physical Therapy

  • Clinical Fellowship Instructor. 2012
  • North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)
  • Orthopedic Manual / Manipulative Physical Therapy. 2012

Specialty Certifications:

  • Dr. Linda-Joy Lee ConnectTherapy™ Certified Practitioner, LJLCP, 2015. Dr. Linda-Joy Lee International.
  • Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine, c. MDT, 2002. The International McKenzie Institute.
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist, CMPT, 2006, "Distinction". The North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. (NAIOMT)
  • Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Physical Therapist, COMT, 2010. The North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. (NAIOMT)
  • Certified Advanced Clinical Instructor, 2010 (Certified Clinical Instructor, 2001). The American Physical Therapy Association.

Awards:

  • Clinical Instructor Award of Appreciation, 2012, Eastern Washington University.
  • Mary Sheilds Wilson Award for Academic Excellence, 1997, Eastern Washington University.
  • Most Outstanding Student in the Biology Department, 1997, Eastern Washington University.

Consultant:

  • International School of Classical Ballet / International Ballet Academy.

Membership:

  • The American Physical Therapy Association: Orthopedic Section, Private Practice Section
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manipulative Physical Therapy
  • American College of Sports Medicine

NAIOMT Faculty: NAIOMT Information

  • Clinical Fellowship Instructor
  • Guest Speciality Course Instructor
  • Certification Examiner

Dr. Linda-Joy Lee International: LJ Lee Course Assistants

  • Dr. Linda-Joy Lee ConnectTherapy™ Certified Practitioner, LJLCP, 2015. Dr. Linda-Joy Lee International.
  • ConnectTherapy™ Series, Course Assistant, 2014/2015/2016/2017
  • ConnectTherapy™ Course Assistant for Skill Enhancement Workshops.