Runners are a crazy breed, and it takes one to know one. I love the drive, focus, tenacity, and all together obsession of these athletes. And I love to help these competitors not just stay active, but finish strong. In addition to my love for treating the running community, I am also fascinated by the movement patterns of the human body. However you want your body to “run” I seek to find the driver of the problem in order to not only restore and optimize function, but to prevent further musculoskeletal injuries.
I have been practicing physical therapy since graduating from Northwestern University in 2006. Due to my own passion, I started performing gait analysis and working with the Chicago running community as a new graduate and never looked back. I became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2010, and am currently working towards my certification in Postural Restoration. A PNW native, I moved back to Seattle in 2012 and have spent countless hours adjusting to the hills, enjoying a post run Manny’s, and relishing in the scenery that this city has to offer from any path or trail.
A high-school all around athlete who desperately felt the void of missing team sports upon my arrival to college, a marathon training class became my stab at organized sport. I found running. Numerous marathons, a dabbling in triathlons, a Boston Marathon finish line proposal, two kids and a double B.O.B. later – running is my therapy. I get that. And because of that, I have opened Run Seattle Physical Therapy.
Erin N. Coomer
Pepperdine University – 2003
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Northwestern University – 2006
APTA Orthopedic Certified Specialist – 2010