Rebecca Catlin

Rebecca Catlin , PT, DMT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Physical Therapist Doctor of Manual Therapy Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

Becca works full-time as a physical therapist for MTI and manages our Issaquah clinic. She is also on the Steering Committee and Hiring Committee for MTI.

Becca became a physical therapist in 2001 after graduating with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis. She then moved to the Seattle area to start her career after falling in love with the mountains while doing a clinical rotation in Seattle during her physical therapy training.

Becca has had an interest in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy since PT school thanks to a fantastic professor at the University of Indianapolis. She initiated her manual therapy training right out of school through NAIOMT and completed all of their course work through level III. She was then introduced to the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI) and completed her Residency training in 2009 and Fellowship in 2010. She earned her Doctor of Manual Therapy in 2011 from the OGI after completing her research paper on shoulder tissue response to manual treatment for shoulder pain. In 2012, she completed the Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy PhD Program. The following year, she began apprenticing and assisted with the Fellowship program. Becca has continued to teach post-doctoral level PTs advanced diagnostic and treatment skills though the OGI for the past few years.

She enjoys treating patients with all types of diagnoses, but has a keen interest in injury prevention, temporomadibular disorders, headaches, keeping weekend warriors charging to the hills to fully enjoy the Pacific NW, and that patient with the challenging case who has “tried everything” and is still seeking help. Lastly, as a climber, she has special interest in caring for overhead athletes and upper extremity injuries.

Education:

  • Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy PhD Program – The Ola Grimsby Institute (2012)
  • Doctorate of Manual Physical Therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute (2011)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (2010)
  • Fellowship Program Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy – The Ola Grimsby Institute (2010)
  • Residency Program Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy – The Ola Grimsby Institute (2009)
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification (2004)
  • Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy – University of Indianapolis (2000)
  • Bachelor Human Biology – University of Indianapolis (1998)

Credentials:

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

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Washington State Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy