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Nancy Cullinane, PT, MHS, WCS graduated from the Mayo Clinic’s physical therapy program in 1989 and worked in a variety of settings before discovering that women’s health/urogyn PT was her passion.  She earned a MHS in orthopedic PT from the University of Indianapolis and then completed a formal mentorship with Herman & Wallace cofounder Kathe Wallace, PT in 1992.  Nancy opened and ran a private practice in Juneau, AK and relocated to Bellingham, WA in 2005.  She helped to develop the Women’s Health program at United General Hospital, focusing in bowel/bladder dysfunctions, pelvic pain, spine and osteoporosis.  Nancy completed the NAIOMT level II program and obtained a WCS in 2015.   Nancy is a long-time SOWH member and a lab assistant & blog contributor with Herman & Wallace.  She is currently employed at Northwest Physical Therapy in Burlington, WA.

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Dr. Susane (Susie) Mukdad is the founder of Healing Hands Physical Therapy, Inc. In 2010, she received her Doctor in Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL graduating top 3 of her class peers. Since then, she has extensively focused her career’s passion to specialize in Pelvic Rehabilitation and Visceral Manipulation. In 2014, Dr. Susie successfully earned the Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

 

Dr. Susie uses a unique, individualized approach to treating her patients. She believes in an Integrated Systems Model approach using advanced manual therapy techniques that address the articular, neural, visceral, and myofascial systems. She is also passionate about teaching her patients about the importance of nutrition and diet to optimize their health and wellness potential. She is a firm believer that with the right tools and approach, the body can heal itself.

 

Dr. Susie is a devoted and life-long learner who spends one-on-one time educating her patients about their health. She listens to her patients and collaborates with them to determine the root cause of their symptoms. Dr. Susie extensively trains under the Barral Institute Curriculum to keep her skills up-to-date with the most recent advances in manual therapy. In 2014, she was accepted as a Qualified Barral Institute Teaching Assistant where she can continue to share her love and passion for teaching visceral manipulation.

In addition, Dr. Susie partakes in monthly Functional Medicine Forum meetings where she joins together with other integrative and holistic practitioners to learn about the latest health news and functional medicine research.

 

Her areas of expertise include digestive disorders, women’s health, men’s health, pediatric voiding dysfunctions, chronic pain, nutrition and wellness coaching.

 

When she is not caring for her patients, Dr. Susie loves spending time with her husband, Luke, and two dogs, Landon and Sammy. They enjoy traveling, biking, hiking, cooking, and most importantly living life to the fullest!

Rachel Kilgore, DPT, COMT, OCS, graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in exercise science and a minor in nutrition in 2004 where she also captained the collegiate soccer team. Rachel completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at University of Washington in 2007. She furthered her physical therapy training earning Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) and Physical Therapy Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS). She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Section of Orthopedics and Section of Women’s Health, and the Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA).

Currently Rachel practices at Flow Rehab in Seattle. Her patient care focuses on orthopedics, female athletes, and women’s health conditions for bladder & bowel dysfunctions, pelvic, pain, pregnancy and post-partum issues. In her free time Rachel enjoys cheering on her local Seattle sports teams the Seahawks, the Sounders, and the Husky Football team with her friends and family. She loves living in the Northwest and enjoying all it has to offer outdoors with hiking, running, cycling, and playing soccer.

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