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  • Physical Therapists

Samantha McDaniel

Samantha grew up in Helena, MT. She attended Montana State University in Bozeman, earning a bachelor’s degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience and taking many additional courses in Exercise Science. Her interest in healthcare led her to work as a physical therapy aide throughout her undergraduate years, which is where she eventually discovered her passion for helping others through physical therapy. She moved to Washington and attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, graduating with a doctorate in physical therapy in the summer of 2016.


Throughout her physical therapy education, Samantha gained valuable experience treating patients at UPS’s onsite community PT clinic. She also participated in fall risk assessments for older adults, injury screens for student athletes and musicians, and completed three offsite clinical internships. Her first internship was in the outpatient neurologic rehab department at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, where she treated patients with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, post-CVA, and with many other balance, vestibular, and neurological dysfunctions. She was able to teach a Parkinson’s-specific exercise class once a week and greatly enjoyed optimizing function and empowering patients with neurological conditions. Her second internship was in the transitional care unit of a skilled nursing facility in Issaquah. At this internship she gained further experience working with patients and family members to promote a safe return home after hospitalization for a variety of reasons including joint replacement, amputation, cardiac surgery and more. Her final internship was at MTI Physical Therapy in Bellevue, where she was able to expand her skill-set of both manual therapy and exercise-based interventions for conditions affecting all joints of the body. She particularly enjoyed educating and empowering her patients throughout the rehab process in order to promote a full return to sport and activity.


Samantha is excited to join the LWPT team and to be working within the Kirkland community she now calls home. She spends her free time hiking, biking, enjoying various water sports, reading, traveling, and adventuring with her energetic puppy, Murphy.

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