Innova is happy to announce the launch of our new Seattle clinic, located in West Lake.
1700 Westlake Ave N. Seattle WA 98109, Suite 400


Barrett "Bret" Swigard

Owner, Innova Physical Therapy

  • Master of Physical Therapy
  • Dr Linda-Joy Lee ConnectTherapy™ Certified Practitioner (LJLCP)
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist: American Board of PT Specialists (OCS)
  • Fellowship in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT)
  • NAIOMT: Faculty Fellowship Instructor/Examiner 2015 - 2020
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual/Manipulative Therapist (COMT)
  • Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine (c. MDT)
  • Certified Advanced Clinical Instructor: APTA
  • Owner: Innova Physical Therapy

I have over 20 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.

I have had the honor of training with some of the best PTs in North America. I have taught Orthopedic Manual Therapy Courses in the US and Canada and still teach specialty private courses. I am a lifelong learner and have a passion to share my knowledge, experience, and expertise with others. I enjoy mentoring PTs of all levels of experience and have a deep pride in Innova's team of specialists. Please look at Innova's Mentorship page for more information about our mission to accumulate, share and apply knowledge. Together we can improve peoples' lives, build strong friendships and have a blast doing it.

Away from work I love spending time with my wonderful wife and two beautiful daughters. I enjoy working on and racing cars and enjoy home renovation projects. I feel blessed to have such incredible friends and family, to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and to be a positive influence on good peoples' lives.

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.


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


  • International School of Classical Ballet / International Ballet Academy.

Seattle Dance and Performing Arts Medicine:


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

NAIOMT Faculty: 2015 - 2020

  • Clinical Fellowship Instructor
  • Guest Specialty Course Instructor
  • Certification Examiner
  • Faculty Core Curriculum Instructor/IT 2015 - 2020

Aspire Orthopedic Manual Therapy Institute: 2020 - Current

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.