Keeping you safe during Physical Therapy. Click to visit our COVID-19 page for the latest on our safety protocols.

Meet Our Team

Julie Dresch - Therapeutic Associates Ballard Physical Therapy

Julie Dresch, PT, MSPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist

Julie graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of South Dakota in 2000, prior to that she earned her BS in Psychology. She became a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2008, and a certified Manual Therapist through the North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy in 2007.

She has been the owner/director at TAI Ballard Physical Therapy since 2010 and prior to that she directed successful practices in Renton and Bellevue. Her passion is orthopedics with a special interest in the foot/ankle and lumbar pathology.  She believes in whole body wellness, and excels in her patient education to heal injury and leave everyone with the tools for prevention and body improvement. She also has a history in treating Women’s Health issues and continues to be a leader in the treatment of pre and post-partum issues.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, running, and staying active. She loves calling the Pacific Northwest home and taking advantage of all of it’s beauty!

Mike Moore - Therapeutic Associates Ballard Physical Therapy

Mike Moore, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Mike graduated from Willamette University in Salem, OR with a bachelors degree in psychology in 2011. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington in 2016. Mike enjoys working with a wide range of patient populations and uses a combination of manual techniques, as well as functional exercises and therapeutic activities to return patients to an optimal level of function.

Mike enjoys working with patients throughout the lifespan and his clinical experience includes treating patients for pre and post-operative care, musculoskeletal pain, work conditioning, neurological conditions, and body mechanics education for further prevention of injury. He has taken continuing education coursework focused on upper and lower extremity conditions, as well as pursuing training through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).

Mike competed in collegiate tennis at Willamette University and continues to play regularly, he enjoys treating tennis players as well as athletes from all sports. In his free time Mike enjoys playing and watching sports including basketball and tennis, cooking, hiking, and enjoying everything that Seattle and the PNW has to offer.

Rachel Jarvie - Therapeutic Associates Ballard Physical Therapy

Rachel Jarvie, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Rachel graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Physiology from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She then worked as an aide at Ballard Physical Therapy before earning her doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. After graduating, she moved back to Ballard where she was born and raised.

Rachel enjoys working with patients of many ages and who have a variety of conditions. She loves all aspects of physical therapy and has gained a lot of knowledge about pediatrics and orthopedic conditions in graduate school. She is most passionate about treating patients with orthopedic injuries. She continues to search for evidence to drive the manual techniques, therapeutic activities, and exercises that she utilizes in her treatment sessions. Rachel is passionate about empowering her patients to understand their bodies and find strategies for living a healthy life in recovery and prevention of future injuries.

Rachel enjoys rock climbing, running, soccer, and other outdoor activities in her spare time. She loves being back in the Pacific Northwest which she has always called home.

Micah Sommers, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
Andria Peters - Therapeutic Associates Ballard Physical Therapy

Andria Peters

Physical Therapist Assistant
Miki - Therapeutic Associates Ballard Physical Therapy


Administrative Coordinator
Maureen - Therapeutic Associates Ballard Physical Therapy


Administrative Coordinator