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

Colleen

Colleen Bickel

DPT, COMT
cbickel@innovaphysicaltherapy.com

 

I was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. After obtaining a degree in Modern Dance, I was able to tour as a professional dancer for many years. I traveled all over the United States before settling in NYC. Living the artist’s life in NYC was a dream come true, but after a while I realized I was longing to reconnect with nature. I graduated with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from UW and have called the PNW home ever since.

My passion has always been to understand the inner mechanics of the body, whether for the everyday functions of life or for the more intense activities of the professional athlete or weekend warrior. I believe there is no one method that works for everyone and I like to integrate different training and styles into my treatments. In my spare time you’ll find me dancing, reading, hiking, or shooting my recurve bow.

Specialities:

  • Dance/Performing Arts Rehabilitation
  • Women's Health

Education:

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Washington, 2020
  • BFA Modern Dance, University of Utah, 2006

Profesional Affiliations:

  • SeaPAM: Seattle Dance and Performing Arts Medicine
  • IADMS: International Association of Dance Medicine & Science
  • American Physical Therapy Association: Orthopedic Section, Performing Arts Special Interest Group, Pelvic Health Section

Certifications/Course work:

  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT): Aspire Manual Therapy Institute
  • ConnectTherapy™ series: Dr. Linda-Joy Lee International
  • Certified Level 5 Romana’s Pilates Instructor
  • Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) Certification
  • Basic Training in the Progressive Pointe Method pointe shoe fitting curriculum
  • Pelvic Floor Courses (Bladder, Bowel, Pain): APTA
  • Pregnancy & Post-Partum: Pelvic PT Rising and Core Exercise Solutions