Movement Physical Therapy
Providing Physical Therapy and Hand Therapy care to Canyon Park and Snohomish.
At MPT, our number one goal is the patient and their outcome. We want to get you back to doing the things you love in life. Let’s reach your goals together. With our help, you will be at your best.
Our philosophy is to provide the highest quality therapy through personalized care and education. We support creative and individualized intervention. Our personalized approach ensures patient comprehension and will enhance proper treatment progression to secure the best outcome for our patients. In order for a full return to an active and healthy lifestyle, the patient must be involved and educated in the recovery process.
We accept most insurance including Medicare.
Movement Physical Therapy Services
Our Directors and Specialists
Akim Nyormoi MS, OTR/LAkim earned his Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Spalding University in 2016 and Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Biomechanics from the University of Indianapolis in 2013. Akim specializes in the evaluation and treatment of upper extremity injuries and conditions including custom orthosis fabrication. He enjoys engaging with patients and delivering personalized one-on-one care by focusing on manual therapy, body mechanics, and patient education and empowermentto achieve the best possible outcomes. He has a strong background in biomechanics and loves all patient challenges from high-complexity acute trauma to common repetitive stress injuries. When not working, Akim loves to spend time with his family and adventure outdoors experienced in custom orthosis fabrication(splinting) wrist cock-up, hand and forearm based thumb spica, wrist gauntlet/clamshell, muenster/sugar-tong, long arm, and finger Can see pediatrics, works with thoracic outlet, ASTYM, Kinesio taping,
Allister Brookes, MPT, ASTYM® Cert.
Clinic Director/PartnerAs a former collegiate football and lacrosse player, Allister has a passion for sports medicine. He brings his active mindset to the clinic each day, helping his patients recover and return to their favorite activities, whether it’s competitive sports, hiking or gardening. SPECIALIZED TRAINING
- 3D Maps Functional Training
- Manual Therapy Certified
- Post Surgical Treatment
- Spine & Extremities
- VRS Specialist for Vertigo
Christopher Overfield LMPChristopher earned his license requirements through Bellevue Massage School and has been working closely with Physical Therapists in the Snohomish area for over 15 years. His unique combination of Myofascial Release and Cranio/Sacral techniques in a medical-based massage gently allow the body to release tension for an increase in mobility and function to get you back to your daily routine. He enjoys working with a wide range of ages from 4 week old infants to people in their nineties, as his technique is gentle enough for all ages. Outside of the office, Christopher can be found traveling around the globe, gardening, raising chickens, playing with his two dogs and spending quality time with family.
Mary Friedman MSPT
Mary earned her Master’s degree in physical therapy from Boston University and has been practicing for over 20 years. Mary has experience in treating all types of musculoskeletal problems. Her rehabilitation approach focuses of patient education, manual therapy techniques and exercise to achieve patient’s goals for return to functional daily activities, work, and recreation. Mary is certified in Modern Management of the Older Adult through the Institute of Clinical Excellence. Outside of work she enjoys CrossFit, running and hiking.
Meridith Drenski, PT, DPT, OCSAs a former gymnast, Meridith has experienced her fair share of pain and injuries. Through this experience, she discovered the world of physical therapy and how she could truly help guide people back to the activities that matter most to them. While not everyone is a competitive athlete, Meridith believes that life is an athletic adventure and we are all athletes returning to whatever level we participate in. Meridith is Board Certified in Orthopedics and is currently a Fellow in Training, pursuing advanced certification in manual physical therapy. Amongst her busy clinic life, she is a mother to 2 children and loves watching all Seattle Sports with her husband.
Natalee Sellers DPTNatalee grew in up northwest Washington playing softball for many years. During her time as an athlete, Natalee experienced physical therapy firsthand as a patient which, inspired her to pursue a career as a physical therapist. Now she takes pride in helping others return to the activities they enjoy. Natalee attended Central Washington University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Physiology and then went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Sacramento State University. In her free time, Natalee enjoys spending time outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and dog and is an avid professional sports fan.
For Additional Questions Please Contact Us
Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.
In Washington, you can see a physical therapist without a referral from a physician. However, your insurance may require a referral from a physician to cover your expenses. To find out, call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask if a referral is necessary for coverage of physical therapy.
- We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.
As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.
Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for maximum recovery.
– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.
Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.
We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.
Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.
The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.