Patient Stories

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  1. I had a lot of pain with my shoulder rotator muscles when I started at North Lake PT. I worked with Ally Lund and her assistant, Mia. The entire staff at North Lake, from the welcoming front desk person to the trainers, were super friendly, professionally and helpful. Ally gave me lots of hands on work and specific advice to help me on my way to recovery. The exercises she gave me were not overwhelming and within a couple of weeks I started to feel better. I saw her for about 2 months and each week she added one or two new exercises. This was such a positive PT experience for me and I can’t recommend them enough!

  2. I fractured my knee and had a torn muscle…was on crutches when I began working with Aimee Winston, my physical therapist. Now, at the end of our time working together, I actually feel better than before my accident! No pain and more flexibility — what more could I ask?

    Aimee is not only expert at the physical therapy aspect of her work, she’s also warm and compassionate — a pleasure to work with. I strongly recommend her to anyone in need of physical therapy. Can’t do better than Aimee.

    Thank, Aimee and your team, for all of your wonderful support.

  3. I began PT at North Lake with Bart Hawkinson 10 weeks ago after a total knee replacement. In that time I have met the goals for extension and flexion. It hasn’t been painless but it has been worth the efforts. I still have work to continue on my own but I highly recommend Bart and the other therapists at North Lake PT.
    Appoints are never double booked and the patient has 100% of the therapists attention for the entire visit. The staff is always polite and seem to really like their jobs. The location is convenient and there is ample parking. The facility is clean and the equiptment is in great condition. I have used other PT facilities but North Lake is by far the best experience I’ve had and I highly recommend them.

  4. I highly recommend the estimable skills of Physical Therapist Devin Langaker at Therapeutic Associates North Lake PT. I’ve just finished 3 rounds of therapy (over 14 months), first to strengthen my knees for Total Knee Replacement surgery, then to rehabilitate first the right , then the left. Devin went beyond “bending and flexion” to stretch and open my hip flexors. Big change. He assessed my walk and gave me corrective instruction to change my gait and improve my posture. He looks at the whole body functioning and spots the changes of habit that will have lifelong effects. Devin encouraged me to push past my comfort level to make more progress. I did not get a pass for being a 75-year-old woman! I’ve had a lot of PT and this was the best I’ve ever had! Thank you, North Lake PT, for being well-run, organized and only hiring great people. But mostly, thank you to Devin Langaker for his skill and discipline and for getting married last year so I could hear all about the wedding prep!

    – Carole Crew, Haller Lake, Seattle, WA

  5. Dear Bart and all staff,

    Thank you very much for your good attention to me, your kindness and good work. Now I feel better.

    Sincerely, truly, your patient,
    – R.L.

  6. Dear Chuck:

    Thank you for the expert and caring treatment you and your wonderful staff provided me before and after my recent Total Hip Replacement. In only six months, I am doing things I haven’t been able to do in years.

    Throughout the entire process, I felt you were a key member of a team dedicated to helping me regain maximum function with minimum discomfort. Rather than keeping me on an artificial timetable, your experience and thoughtful approach evaluated me at each appointment, and worked from there. I was slower to recover in some ways, faster in others.

    It meant a great deal to me that you asked what I wanted to be able to do. When I said I wanted to ride horses and garden, you developed specific exercises to help me accomplish those activities. You knew what muscle groups had been compensating for my hip and coaxed them to relax or work, to support me in all my activities. Practicing the exercises with you gave me confidence to continue them at home and to be aware of how I should move, both to maintain flexibility and to gain strength.

    I have been a patient of yours now through one injury or another, for well more than a decade. Its well worth it to me to drive to your office, even though its often not convenient. I know that during my appointments you will be completely present and focused on what it will take to get me moving again. And that you have a deep, broad toolkit: ultrasound, ASTYM, heat, cold, manual manipulations –gained through decades of education and experience.

    Six months ago today I got a new hip. I have completely normal gait and get stronger every day. While it’s true that I have had to do the work, you taught me the skills to accomplish the task. Please feel free to have potential patients contact me. I’m happy to talk with them about the caliber of your work.


    Diana Kramer