Michael Hatzakis, M.D., Physiatrist
Dr. Hatzakis is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Doctors in Physical Medicine are also called Physiatrists and focus on improving function and quality of life.
He graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering where he went on to receive a Masters of Engineering degree. He completed the Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program at Columbia University.
Dr. Hatzakis then worked as an engineer for several years before entering medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine in California where he also developed neural prosthetic devices under a joint program between Stanford medical school and the Department of Electrical Engineering. He did his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Hatzakis then joined the University of Washington medical school faculty in Seattle as an academic professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He has published in the area of chronic disease, multiple sclerosis, treatment of fatigue in MS, and the use of Medical Informatics in support of individuals with disabilities. More publications.
During his tenure at the UW, he worked at the VA hospital and ran multiple programs to support our Veterans with disabilities including Director of Acute Neuro-Rehabilitation at the VA hospital and Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. He was a founder of the Subacute Rehabilitation Unit, and co-founder and associate director of one of two national VA Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence. He also started a Back Pain Rehabilitation Program at the American Lake VA hospital.
Dr. Hatzakis lectures on the topics of back pain for primary care doctors and surgeons, cardiac rehabilitation, as well as multiple topics in Information Technology. Full List of Lectures. He is a founder of the Eastside Interoperability Committee (EIC), whose mission it is to foster electronic collaboration to improve quality of health care on the East Side of the Puget Sound Region. He started Bellevue Rehabilitation Associates in 2005 to serve the holistic management of back pain, neck pain, workplace injuries, sports injuries and joint diseases.
Dr. Uritskiy received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Neurobiology at the University of Washington and studied medicine at the Chicago Medical School. He completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Loyola University Medical Center and is currently a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Uritskiy focuses his practice on treating disorders of musculoskeletal and nervous systems including sports related, work related, and motor vehicle accident related injuries. Working closely with Physical Therapists and utilizing various treatment and diagnostic methods and modalities, including Ultrasound Guided injections and EMG testing, Dr. Uritskiy works with patients to help them achieve their functional goals and resume athletic, work, or recreational activities that they enjoy.
Dr. Uritskiy's hobbies include kettlebell training, weightlifting and martial arts.
Greg has a master's degree in Physical Therapy. His role as a physical therapist is to guide, treat, and provide the tools patients need to achieve an optimal level of function. This is accomplished by educating the patient, providing hands-on treatments, engaging the patient in a individualized and progressive exercise program, and preventing further injuries and problems. His goal is to assist patients in developing a lifetime commitment to personal health, fitness and well-being.
Sydney is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). She graduated from Washington State University in 2005 with a B.A. in Communications/Advertising. She broke her elbow playing soccer and with the help of Physical Therapy she was able to return to her active lifestyle. Due to this event she decided to pursue career in physical therapy. This led her to PTA school at Pima Medical Institute which she attended from 2008 to 2010.
Sydney is a native to the Northwest and takes advantage of all outdoor activities this great area has to offer. She enjoys hiking, cross fit, and yoga to stay in shape.
Rachel graduated in the winter of 2010 from central Washington University with a bachelor's degree in Clinical Physiology. While attending college, she was an active member in the Exercise Science Club. She is also currently pursuing a personal trainer certification.
Rachel prefers to focus on the mind in combination with the body in order to promote healing, strength, and relaxation. She strongly believes that a positive mental outlook is the key to healing. Another strong focus of Rachel is proper body mechanics which help to protect against and prevent injury. Rachel grew up in north Seattle and has been a resident of the northwest her whole life. She adores animals of all kinds and hopes to own her own farm one day. A few of her hobbies include reading, cooking, running, hiking, camping, and long-boarding.
Todd S. Hymel M.S., L.Ac. is a practicing full time Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Teacher, and Integrated Medicine Practitioner. His style of acupuncture is a blend of Meridian Therapy, Classical Acupuncture, Applied Channel Theory, and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Todd maintains practices in Redmond, WA and Issaquah, WA.
Todd is a graduate of Bastyr University, past adjunct faculty of Bastyr and President of the Board of the Bastyr Alumni Association. He has been practicing Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine since 1996 and Zen Shiatsu (Acupressure) since 1984. His study of Complimentary Medicine began over 25 years ago in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he studied and practiced Zen Shiatsu with Vernon Smith of Blue Cliff School of Therapeutic Massage.
Todd specializes in Pain relief, Asthma, respiratory disorders, chronic and acute sinus problems, digestive disorders, stress relief, skin problems, and complex medical conditions. For more information about Todd, visit www.AcupunctureClinicNW.com.
Pete graduated from Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle in 2001. He completed a 200 hour graduate Sports Massage Program which included practice in the training rooms of Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University and the University of Washington. He became a member of the Washington Sports Massage Team and provided massage at sports events for athletes as well as at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He worked with the WNBA Storm Team for a couple of summers and gave massage at the PAC 10 Swim & Dive Championships for both U.W. and Stanford Swim Teams. He recently taught at Brenneke School of massage for four years.
Over the years Pete developed a style of massage that has proven effective for a variety of conditions and the associated edema. He found that ‘deep tissue' and sports massage had some limitations for rehabilitation, so he studied additional modalities of lymphatic facilitation, craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation to balance out his practice. Pete gained experience in Craniosacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute and Visceral Manipulation with the Barral Institute. His style continues to evolve, based on listening to the unique needs of each client.
An outdoor enthusiast for many years, Pete taught skiing at Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts and guided for the Colorado Outward Bound School for 12 years throughout the southwest. While battling a long illness, Pete found that bodywork played an immense role in his healing process, as well as good nutrition, meditation, and yoga. Now in excellent health, helping support others by giving massage has become an important part of his lifestyle.
Kiley Graduated from Brenneke Massage School in February 2003. She has worked in a variety of massage environments from clinical to spa to pain management. She specializes in deep tissue however has experience in many modalities. She enjoys working along with the Physical therapy team and MD's to create a plan that will help her patients get back to living a healthy and happy daily life.
Kiley has been practicing yoga for 10 years and is also in the process of getting her 200 RYT Certificate so she can work with people to help them achieve maximum strength and flexibility.
Kiley enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. She loves to do yoga, hike, take long walks on the beach and travel. She also enjoys healthy cooking and trying out new restaurants!
Kathy is a psychotherapist who bases her work on her client's strengths, abilities, resources, and values. She individualizes therapy for each person's needs, experiences, and goals. Her focus is on developing greater awareness of barriers and available choices utilizing a collaborative, solution focused approach. By investigating alternative thought and behavior patterns and expanded possibilities, Kathy's clients develop broader perspective and skills necessary to achieve positive change and improvement. Kathy earned her Master's Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Bastyr University in 2006.
Previously, Kathy spent more than twenty years working in the fitness field as a nationally certified group and personal trainer, health club owner, and international speaker. She then pursued a second, complimentary career in clinical psychology. By adding psychological therapy to aid in the management of physical challenges, her clients experience greater results and enhanced feelings of personal control and empowerment. Kathy believes that only by integrating physical, emotional and mental health practices can one truly realize long term improvement and the endless benefits of health, and that a comprehensive, coordinated approach to healing and improved health is vital to achieve optimum function and long-term well being.
Kathy enjoys cycling, strength training, snow and water skiing, scuba diving, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She is married and has two children.
Some will say there is not a simple prescription to prevent disease, ensure longevity and improve one's overall health, Wendy respectfully disagrees. There may not be a single pill that solves our health concerns; however, there is a basic solution found in one's lifestyle: a way of life rooted in nutrition and exercise. Wendy Caamano can help make this prescription of nutrition and exercise realistic and obtainable.
Wendy has her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and a Masters degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University. While receiving her Masters, Wendy also mentored under Joy Bauer, the Today show's Registered Dietitian.
In addition to her formalized education, Wendy has acquired a wealth of experience working with children and a wide range of ethnically diverse clientele in both clinical and community settings. Currently, Wendy specializes in nutrition counseling and practices philosophies such as Intuitive Eating. She works with clientele on topics ranging from sports nutrition and disordered eating, to many different disease states such as Diabetes and Celiac Disease. As part of her ongoing practice, Wendy receives referrals for specialized consultations from eating disorder expert dietitian Julie Church. Wendy is also the dietitian at Rehabilitation Options of Issaquah.
Wendy has an overwhelming passion for health and wellness. She is looking forward to bridging the gap between nutrition and health in our community, and helping individuals live longer, disease-free lives.
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Darci graduated in 2007 with a B.S. in Exercise Science from Ohio Northern University. There she was a 4 year varsity member of the Cross-Country and Track teams. Darci earned her MS in Exercise Science with a Human Performance Concentration from Ithaca College in 2008. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)*, certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She is also a certified Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Expert. Darci also serves as an adjunct teacher for the World Instructor Training Schools, teaching future personal trainers.
Darci offers a wide range of knowledge, experience, and creativity towards helping people reach their functional and fitness goals. She specializes in teaching individuals how to use their body the correct way and believes that everyone can improve their fitness level, no matter what their limitations are. She develops personalized strength and fitness programs unique to each person. Darci loves challenging people to go beyond what they originally thought capable.
Darci enjoys running, hiking, and cooking. She and her husband, Ben, currently reside in Renton.
*Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCSs) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train people for the primary goal of improving performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding injury prevention. Recognizing that their area of expertise is separate and distinct, CSCSs consult with and refer to other professionals when appropriate.
Whitney graduated from Washington State University in 2008 with a BS degree in kinesiology. After graduating from school she went on to obtain three personal training certificates and worked as a personal trainer for two and half years.
Whitney enjoys working in the health field because she enjoys working patients and other health professionals. She has a great appreciation for patient care because through her own health struggles she has seen the impact a health professional can make on ones' life.
Whitney grew up playing sports and that is where her love and fascination with how the body works began. In her spare time Whitney enjoys working out, hiking and spending time with her family. She also loves baking cupcakes and sharing with her colleagues at ROI.
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