Scott Olson

Scott Olson , PT, MOMT

Physical Therapist
Masters of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

Scott Olson is a co-owner of MTI Physical Therapy. He began the practice of physical therapy in 1986 and later opened the Bellevue clinic in 1998. Like many of his colleagues, he became interested in the profession as an injured athlete – in his case, a cross-country runner in high school, and spent some time as a patient in a sports medicine clinic. From that point on, there was no question as to what course of study he would undertake in college.

After he had been practicing for a few years, the lure of manual therapy training piqued his interest. Recognizing that manual therapists had the most sophisticated and advanced training in the field of orthopaedic physical therapy, he set his sights on acquiring those much sought after skills. He completed his first two-year residency program in manual therapy through the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI) in December 1991, achieving a Masters Degree in Manual Therapy (MOMT). He then completed another two years of advanced residency training with the OGI in San Diego, completing Part II in 1995. He became an instructor with the OGI that same year and has been teaching residency and short term courses in the US and Europe ever since.

Outside of practice, Scott enjoys playing tennis, mountain biking, working out to stay healthy and spending as much time as possible with his wife and three kids.


  • Master of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute (1991)
  • Bachelor of Science with honors in Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound (1986)


  • PT – Physical Therapist
  • MOMT – Masters of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy
  • FAAOMPT – Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • Certified in Blood Flow Restriction Training
  • Spinal Manipulation Endoresement

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Orthopaedic Section (APTA)
  • Private Practice Section (APTA)
  • Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA)


  • “Hallvard” Award for Outstanding Service from the Ola Grimsby Institute (1995) – the highest award given by OGI
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from MTI


  • Rivard J, Power B, Hinson B, Olson S. The Efficacy of Spinal Manipulation: A Literature Review. Scientific Physical Therapy 7(3): 1-12, 1997 (non peer review)
  • Rivard J, Olson S, Hobusch R. Dynamic Cervical Spine Stabilization. 9(2):1-15 1999. (non peer review)


  • Developer of the VHI Orthopaedic Kit for home exercise prescription

Invited Guest Speaker:

  • Advanced Med-Legal Seminar for Today’s Integrated Healthcare Provider (May, 2016)
  • The Washington State Association for Justice, Seattle, WA, (Nov. 2011)
  • The Massage Therapy Association of Washington, Seattle, WA, (June 2010)
  • The Washington State Psychological Convention on Integrative Medicine, Seattle, WA (Oct, 1999)
  • The Ola Grimsby Institute Annual Competency Forum, Park City, Utah (Dec, 1995)


  • Board of Instructors of the Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Board of Examiners of the Ola Grimsby Institute