Action Reaction Physical Therapy

A physical therapy owned clinic located in the Lake City neighborhood in Seattle. All appointments are scheduled with a physical therapist for an one hour 1-on-1 session

Phone: (206)523-6826

Fax: (206)523-6831

front@actionreactionpt.com

Located inside Lake City Professional Center

2611 NE 125th St, Suite 90

Seattle, WA 98125

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ami Tsuchiya

PT, DPT, MPH, RDN

Being physically active and healthy makes me a happier person. This is one reason I chose a profession where I can encourage others to move more freely and confidently, and to return to the activities that bring them happiness.

I came to Seattle by way of international sports. I was born in Japan, where I took up women’s rugby in high school. I moved to Seattle in 1991 to continue playing rugby. I was fortunate to be one of the first Japanese female rugby players and to participate in two World Cups as a member of the Japanese national team. Although I don’t play anymore, I still enjoy watching the sport and supporting local teams. In my spare time, I like to cook, walk, practice yoga, hike and spend time with family and friends. I also love to travel, as much as my budget and time allows!

Professional Interests:

My training in physical therapy at the University of Washington included a wide range of clinical internships in various settings, from acute hospital care to rehabilitation to outpatient clinics. I came to appreciate the challenges that patients must overcome or accommodate when dealing with conditions such as osteoarthritis, chronic pain, acute injury and post-surgery recovery. I enjoy working with people of many backgrounds, ages and conditions. Besides a doctorate in physical therapy, I also have advanced degrees and research experience in nutrition and environmental health. I am interested in using nutrition, combined with physical therapy, to help clients prevent injury. (I am currently working to establish nutrition practices within the scope of physical therapy.)

Education:

  •       DPT – Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of Washington

  •       MS – Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, University of Washington

  •       MPH – Master of Public Health in Nutrition, University of Washington

  •       BS – Bachelor of Sciences in Nutrition, Bastyr University