Robin Schoenfeld

Robin Schoenfeld , PT, DPT, OMT

Robin’s career in Physical Therapy began in 1999 in New York City, treating patients at the prestigious Rusk Rehabilitation Institute and joined MTI Physical Therapy in December of 2003. She specializes in the treatment of orthopaedic and sports related injuries. She has training in women’s health issues, including female pelvic floor weakness, stress/urge incontinence, and pre and post-partum dysfunction. Robin is a member of the legislative committee of the Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA) and was elected Vice President of the PTWA in October of 2014. She is a key player in protecting the broader health care needs of her patients and community, locally and nationally.

In college, Robin was member of the Albany State Women’s Rugby Club, and as such is very knowledgeable in sports-related injuries. Since College, Robin has completed four marathons and a sprint triathalon. Robin has volunteered at the New York Marathon providing emergency medical care as part of the triage team for runners at the mile 16 first-aid station. Professionally, she uses her skill and experience to identify and treat runners who encounter pain and poor performance due to diagnoses such as plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and back pain, by assessing faulty biomechanics, and subsequently educating patients for proper training.

In 2011, Robin successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, and completed The Mountaineers Basic Alpine Climbing Program in 2012. Additionally, Robin is an avid runner, and skier, and loves to hike the Olympic and Cascade Mountains locally.

Education/Certifications:

  • Boston University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy (September, 2014)
  • Advanced training and certification in Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progression (2007)
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist from the Ola Grimsby Institute (2004)
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (1999), Magna Cum Laude
  • State University of New York at Albany, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing and Management (1993)

Credentials:

  • PT – Physical Therapist
  • DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • OMT – Orthopaedic Manual Therapist

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association and Orthopaedic Section since 1997
  • Washington State Physical Therapy Association since 2002
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy since 2004

Special Interests:

  • Orthopaedic and Sports Injuries
  • Women’s Health

Awards:

  • MTI Physical Therapy Award for Clinical Excellence (2010)
  • MTI Physical Therapy Cornerstone Award (2011)
  • Washington State Physical Therapy Association Physical Therapist of the Year (2013)
  • APTA State Legislative Leadership Award (2014)

Appointments:

  • PTWA Committee Chair, appointed (2010)
  • APTA House of Delegates subgroup of the Governance Review Task Force (2011)
  • Delegate for Washington State to the APTA House of Delegates

Invited Guest Speaker:

  • 2012 APTA State Policy and Payment Forum – Washington Health Benefit Exchange
  • 2014 APTA State Policy and Payment Forum – Spinal Manipulation in the State of Washington

Publications:

  • Editor, Rivard J, Grimsby O., Scientific Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. 2008 (http://lulu.com). Volumes 1-3.