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

Physical Therapist

“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.

Read his complete biography here.



Physical Therapist

“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.

Read her complete biography here.


Teresa Thierer, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

“Guiding individuals on their journey to regain function and live their fullest lives is why I pursued a career in physical therapy.”

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.


Matthew Holbert, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Matthew Holbert is a gifted physical therapist known for his expertise in advanced manual therapy techniques like joint and soft tissue mobilizations, which significantly improve range of motion, diminish pain, and boost overall mobility. Meticulously conducting comprehensive patient assessments to craft personalized treatment plans, Matthew excels in tailoring therapies to meet the unique needs of each individual. His dedication ensures a focused, effective recovery journey for every patient under his care.


Linda Ward, PT, GCS, CEEAA, CVC

Physical Therapist

Linda Ward brings over 30 years of expertise in treating strokes, vestibular and balance disorders, and neurological cases. Her extensive training, including certifications as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS), Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA), and Certified Vestibular Competency from the Herdman Course (CVC), significantly enhances her approach to therapy, particularly in addressing the unique needs of aging adults with a focus on fall prevention and functional mobility. Passionate about fall prevention and improving balance, she incorporates Tai Chi into both her professional practice and personal life.


Sharon Kuznetsov, OTR/L, CHT

Occupational Therapist

“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.

Read her complete biography here.


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.


Samantha Hernandez, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

“I love working in physical therapy because I get the opportunity to help people get back their quality of
life and reach their physical goals. Whether your goals are to safely play on the ground with your
grandchildren or running a 5k again, both are possible!”

Samantha Hernandez is a seasoned Physical Therapist Assistant specializing in orthopedic rehab, with a focus on holistic treatment practices such as joint replacements, core stability, and overall health and wellness. With over five years of experience, her skills in soft tissue mobilization and functional exercise instruction are complemented by her passion for a balanced life, highlighted by her love for barrel racing, outdoor activities, and family time in Poulsbo, WA. Samantha’s dedication to comprehensive patient care and her active lifestyle make her a valuable asset to her community and patients alike.


Kristen Fazzari

Physical Therapist Assistant

“Supporting you through the journey that is life.”

Kristen works closely with our Physical Therapists to provide comprehensive care at Bainbridge Island Physical Therapy. She specializes in orthopedic care, hand therapy, balance and fall prevention, post-surgical rehabilitation and Parkinson’s. Kristen expands the diversity of treatment provided here at our clinic with a history in collegiate athletics and sports injury. She understands the journey of getting back to what you love.