Darren G Dilley, PT, OCS, Clinic Director

Darren is a northwest native, born and raised in Spokane, WA. He now calls West Seattle home, being an active part of the community; working, living, and playing in West Seattle. Darren received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Washington. He continued on at the U of W to earn his Physical Therapy degree in 1999. Darren has since worked in outpatient orthopedic clinics for the entire span of his professional career. He has completed advanced training through The Manual Therapy Institute’s certificate program in orthopedic manual physical therapy. He is also recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics. Darren specializes in treating patients with orthopedic injuries, utilizing an eclectic approach that emphasizes identifying and correcting abnormal movement patterns and joint mechanics through manual physical therapy, neuromuscular re-education and exercise. He considers himself a facilitator of health and utilizes education to teach patients proper mechanics, posture, and injury prevention. He is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor and also enjoys teaching physical therapy students.

Steve Kellett, PT, Graston Cert., SFMA

Steve has an insatiable curiosity to learn how things work… and how to correct them when they don’t. He’s applied this trait to careers in biomedical engineering, medical product marketing and most recently, physical therapy. He loves engaging with people and solving problems. Steve holds mechanical and biomedical engineering degrees, and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from UMass Lowell. He views the human body as an exquisite platform for movement and action. He strives for personalized treatment based on what he learns from you, and what he observes and feels during your time working together. He believes you will feel and perform better if you understand the beauty of your anatomy and physiology. He is committed to providing relevant education with every encounter. When not thinking about physical therapy, Steve enjoys hiking and art with his wife and adult daughters, hiking, sea kayaking and competing in whitewater slalom kayak.

Michael Suing, PT, DPT

Michael is originally from Madison, WI and obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, IL. Michael enjoys working with patient of all ages and a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Michael’s goal as a Physical Therapist is to utilize movement, postural adaptations, manual therapy, and lifestyle modifications to improve the quality of life of each patient. His approach is to treat everyone as an individual, emphasize education with every encounter and work together to provide the best clinical outcome. When not working, Michael enjoys working out, hiking, running, and spending time outdoors.

Laura Jewett, PT, DPT

Laura graduated from the University of Washington in 2012 with her doctorate in Physical Therapy, where she also received a BA in Communications and minor in Dance in 2004. Laura’s love of movement began with an extensive dance background, including ballet and modern dance. Laura became a Stott certified Pilates instructor in 2006 and continues to incorporate this into her practice with continuing education and the use of Pilates equipment. Laura’s continuing education course work includes: kinesiotaping, functional movement assessments, Diastasis Recti and other peri-natal education, as well as Great Lakes orthopedics courses. She enjoys serving as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students. In her spare time Laura can be found spending time with her husband, two children, and dog.

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