Sarah Olson


Sarah Olson began practicing as a physical therapist in 2000 and has worked for MTI Physical Therapy since 2002. She is currently a Clinic Manager at the Kirkland MTI clinic. Sarah knew she wanted to be a physical therapist since straining her hamstring during a track meet in 9th grade and loved the active approach to healing that physical therapy provided. In high school she did internships in several PT clinics and while in college at Boston University, she also worked as a Physical Therapy Aid. She did one of her clinical affiliations in Australia which was her first exposure to manual therapy, and after a second manual therapy affiliation in California with an instructor from the Ola Grimsby Institute, she decided manual therapy was her passion and joined the MTI team.’

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys running, hiking, backpacking, mountain climbing as well as downhill and cross country skiing.


  • STEP (Scientic Therapeutic Exercise Program) one year exercise residency program (2006)
  • Part II graduate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy from the OGI (2005)
  • Graduate of a two-year postgraduate doctorate residency program with the Ola Grimsby Institute (2004)
  • Masters degree in physical therapy from Boston University in (2000)
  • Bachelor’s of Science in health sciences from Boston University (1998)


  • PT – Physical Therapist
  • MSPT – Master of Science in Physical Therapy
  • DMT – Doctor of Manual Therapy
  • OCS – Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
  • FAAOMPT – Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

Professional Affiliations:

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA)

Special Interests:

  • Women’s health


  • Instructor for the Ola Grimsby Institute, provides clinical mentorship for OGI students going through the residency program


  • MTI clinician of the year 2009