Erin N. Coomer
Bachelor of Science – Sports Medicine
Pepperdine University – 2003
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Northwestern University – 2006
APTA Orthopedic Certified Specialist – 2010
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.
Bachelor of Arts – Psychology
Lewis & Clark College – 2010
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Franklin Pierce University – 2017
I’ve been practicing physical therapy since graduating in 2017. I bring experience from many different clinical settings to provide a unique treatment approach that is individualized including gait assessment, postural restoration, myokinematics, breathing pattern assessments, and functional biomechanics. A focus of my treatments is to help patients find the tools to take control and get back to doing the activities they love.
I grew up in Seattle, played a variety of sports, and backpacked around the Cascades for much of my life. I feel lucky to be back in a city filled with amazing outdoor opportunities. When I’m not working, I can be found running, playing ultimate frisbee, playing board games, and hiking with my husband and dog.
I first became exposed to the world of physical therapy by a running injury while competing in college and since then have become hooked on the empowering principles of the field. I am captivated by the way movement shares in the telling of our stories and enriches our life experiences. As a physical therapist, I aim to help determine not just the cause of your symptoms, but also to team up with you and discover ways to support you in leading the lifestyle that you enjoy.
I originally hail from Buffalo, NY and just moved to Seattle in 2021–quite a jump, but I’ve found a soft landing with the beautiful charm of the area and the endearing energy of this community. I had the incredible opportunity of training under Erin through a clinical internship before graduating with my doctorate physical therapy degree from Northwestern University in 2021. I’m excited to continue developing my clinical knowledge in sports/orthopedics rehabilitation, biomechanics, and postural restoration principles. I am so thankful to be a part of this group and am greatly looking forward to working with you!
When I’m not in the clinic, I am most likely exploring Seattle, going for a run or swim, looking for a new coffee shop, sitting down with a good book, or working on writing a novel! I’m open to any suggestions you may have in any of these pursuits!
Dr. Barbara Ann Carey
PT, DPT, Personal Trainer
Barbara Ann Carey, PT, DPT is a board-certified physical therapist who enjoys working with a diverse set of patients, ranging from recreational athletes to those that compete at the collegiate level. She caters her treatment plans to each patient focusing on functional movement patterns and daily activity-related movements to optimize recovery time and progress patients toward their long-term goals.
Barbara Ann’s clinical interests include shoulder, back and lower extremity injuries in all types of athletes, with a special interest in overhead athletes. She leverages her experience as a Division I tennis player to build comprehensive rehabilitation programs, based on the strength and conditioning principles she learned as an athlete, as well as to develop a personal connection with her patients.
Barbara Ann is native to Seattle, as she received her undergraduate degree in biology from Seattle University, and was captain of the tennis team. Since receiving her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Emory University, she has enjoyed establishing herself as a resource within Seattle’s tennis community and guiding her patients in achieving lifelong activity and fitness goals. Barbara Ann is a health and fitness enthusiast. She loves spending her weekends staying active by playing tennis, cycling, golfing, skiing and long-distance running.