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Keith Keith Heinzelman, DPT, MTC, CHT
Physical Therapist
email: keith@bainbridgeislandpt.com

Education

Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science, Clinical Science/Pre-Physical Therapy, Ithaca College, Ithaca NY, 1995

Graduate
Master of Science, Physical therapy, Ithaca College, University of Rochester Campus, 1996

Post-Professional
Clinical doctorate in Physical therapy, DPT University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine FL, 2004

Certifications
Manual Therapy Certification (MTC)
Keith is one of only thirty-three physical therapists in the state to possess this credential and the only one in practice on Bainbridge Island. MTC is a rigorous, multi-year post-professional study, which is geared toward the utilization of “hands-on” treatment techniques for the correction of musculoskeletal dysfunction of the spine and extremities.

Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)
Keith is the only certified hand therapist in practice on Bainbridge Island. He certified by exam in 2002, and recertifed via professional development in 2007. A hand therapist certification requires a minimum of five years of clinical experience as a physical or occupational therapist, including 2,000 or more documented hours of direct practice in rehabilitation of upper extremity injuries.

Additionally, the certified hand therapist must pass a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper extremity rehabilitation. This is the highest professional credential in the field of upper extremity rehabilitation.

Background
In addition to his Doctorate, Keith has worked with three different master clinicians since 1996. He has practiced in multi-disciplinary spine clinics, trauma centers, general orthopaedics and aquatics. Keith has lectured in the areas of spinal and extremity manual therapies, rehabilitation of mountain sports injuries, cycling injury prevention, and cycling ergonomics. He has volunteered as trainer for the Bainbridge Island High School Football team since 2003.

Philosophy
Bainbridge Island Physical therapy focuses on treating the source of the patient’s problem. Patient education and involvement are hallmarks of our treatment philosophy. We strive to help make the rehabilitation process a pleasure by offering a comfortable and relaxed setting with open channels of communication with your physician.

Interests
Keith competes in cycling and multi-sport events around the northwest. He enjoys hiking; mountaineering; kayaking; skiing; and “downtime” with family, friends, and a good book.

Associations
American Physical therapy Association (APTA)
Physical therapy Association of Washington (PTWA)
American Society of Hand therapists (ASHT)
Olympic District Physical Therapy Association

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