Marissa Kapfhammer, PT, DPT, OMT

Marissa Kapfhammer , PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist

Marissa received her Bachelors of Rehabilitation Science from Northeastern University in 2010 and then completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011. After graduation, Marissa has worked in a wide variety of settings, including inpatient hospitals, outpatient facilities, skilled nursing facilities and transitional care units. Marissa joined MTI in June of 2018 as a staff Physical Therapist. She also works in a skilled nursing facility where she runs the outpatient department. She enjoys the diversity of her patients and the opportunity to use the different parts of her knowledge base while working with her patients. Marissa also completed the Ola Grimsby Institute’s (OGI) Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship training in 2019.

Marissa draws on her past training as a karate instructor to help communicate with patients about movement impairments and enjoys incorporating yoga-based movements and poses into her work with patients.

In her free time, Marissa is an avid mountain biker, hiker, skier and attempts to practice aerial yoga and gardening.


  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist, American Musculoskeletal Institute (2019)
  • Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship Program, Ola Grimsby Institute, Seattle, WA (2019)
  • Orthopedic Manual Therapy Residency Program, Ola Grimsby Institute, Seattle, WA (2018)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Northeastern University, Boston, MA (2011)
  • Bachelor of Rehabilitation Science – Northeastern University, Boston, MA (2010)


  • PT – Physical Therapist
  • DPT – Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • FAAOMPT -Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • VRS – Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist
  • BFR – Certified Blood Flow Restriction practitioner

Professional Affiliations:

  • APTA- American Physical Therapy Association
  • PTWA – Physical Therapy Association of Washington