Bart Hawkinson

Bart Hawkinson, PT, DPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

Bart treats patients with all types of orthopedic conditions including neck, back, shoulder, knee and foot and ankle injuries. This includes acute, chronic and post-surgical conditions. He has a special interest in treating spine conditions including motor vehicle injuries and lifting injuries.


No two injuries are the same, and Bart’s treatment philosophy is centered on individualized patient care. He appreciates that every person is unique and that their individual experiences will affect their condition and influence their recovery. He believes in a hands-on and highly interactive approach and that, “the more an individual understands about their injury, the faster and more completely they can recover.”


  • Achieved Fellow status with the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Advanced certification in Orthopedic manual physical therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy
  • Certified in Bike Fitting , biomechanical analysis of cycling through Bike Fit Systems
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy degree for University of Puget Sound 2005, Bachelor of Science from Western Washington University 2002

In his spare time, Bart enjoys outdoor recreational activities. He participated in collegiate rowing while at Western Washington University. He is an avid cyclist and former competitive bicycle racer. Additionally he enjoys hiking, snow skiing and working out in the gym.

Articles written by Bart Hawkinson

Walking and Running Injury-Free

Walking and running are excellent ways to build fitness and promote good health. Walking, in particular, is recommended for people who are new to exercising, as it produces less shock to the joints. Despite the relative safety of walking for exercise, injuries do occur from causes such as trauma, lack of ankle strength or flexibility, training errors, and improper shoes. Fortunately, most of these are easily preventable.

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A Proper Fit Improves Cycling Performance

Bike fitting is the detailed process of adjusting each component of the bike to the rider’s individual proportions – like having a suit tailor-made for you. Some people who have very neutral proportions, or those who ride infrequently may not need a detailed fit. The majority of us who ride regularly will benefit from a more detailed bike fit.