Certified, Experienced Therapists
Our therapists are dedicated and skilled practitioners. Doctoral degrees in physical therapy, post-professional certifications, and over 60 years of combined experience offer you professional expertise, so you have peace of mind that your recovery is in good hands.
Keith Heinzelman, DPT, MTC, CHT, OCS
“We’re going to get you back to the big game, whatever that is for you.”
Keith is the only physical therapist practicing on Bainbridge Island to have a Manual Therapy Certification, and a Certified Hand Therapist credential. He treats all types of injuries including spine and orthopedic care, post-surgical, splinting and sports rehabilitation. Keith’s special interest is cycling injury prevention, cycling ergonomics and running biomechanics.
Tricia Fong, MSPT, COMT, FAAOMPT
“When patients provide me with the specifics of their particular problem, it affords me the opportunity to create a therapeutic alliance with them that leads to better recovery.”
Trish strikes a balance between the art and science of physical therapy when she works with patients for Post-Surgical Recovery, Orthopedic Care, Sports Rehabilitation, ACL and knee injuries. She emphasizes the importance of individualization of a rehabilitative plan of care, customizing each patient’s treatment plan to their own specific goals.
Teresa Thierer, PT, DPT
Teresa joined the Bainbridge Island Physical Therapy team in 2022 with an abundance of knowledge and passion for helping her community. Teresa has treated a wide variety of patients and injuries including pre and post-surgical cases, geriatric health and rehabilitation, vestibular cases, as well as pain management. She works closely with her patients to create injury specific treatment plans in addition to comprehensive home exercise programs to get clientele back to their desired lifestyle and the activities that mean the most.
Sharon Kuznetsov, OTR/L, CHT
“Our main goal is to transition people from therapy to self-reliance. It is so rewarding to see someone once again be able to pick up their grandchild, drive their car, play golf and get back to their life.”
With more than 20 years of experience, Sharon is the only other Certified Hand Therapist on the island and specializes in the treatment of repetitive strain injuries, arthritis, fractures, traumatic injuries, post-surgical conditions and custom splint fabrication. Her commitment to continuing education ensures she is always knowledgable regarding patient care, treatment plans, and best practices.
Ryana Horton, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
“Helping people return to activities that they love is important to me and is why I decided to pursue a career in physical therapy.”
Ryana works collaboratively with the treating physical therapists to provide patients with the best course of treatment. Ryana’s expertise is in assisting patients through functional exercise. Ryana is highly skilled in providing manual therapy and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization to her patients. In her free time she loves cooking and being active with her husband.