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Meet the Team

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Aaron Shaw

OTR/L, CHT, CSCS

Founder, MoveMend; Occupational Therapist; Certified Hand Therapist; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Aaron is an occupational therapist, certified hand therapist, and certified strength and conditioning specialist with over two decades clinical experience. He is a recognized expert in shoulder, arm and hand rehabilitation.

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Carly Catanese

PT, DPT, DMT, MEd

Physical Therapist

Dr. Carly Catanese earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Cleveland State University in 2011. Prior to that she worked in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation as an Exercise Physiologist, after earning her Master of Education in Exercise Science from Cleveland State University in 2007.

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Sam Watkins

PT, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist

Dr. Sam Watkins, a Seattle native, treats individuals of all activity levels from weekend warriors to the collegiate and professional athlete. As an undergraduate at Pacific Lutheran University, he was a goalkeeper for the men’s varsity soccer team.

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Karen Greeley

PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Physical Therapist;
Adjunct Faculty, University of Washington Physical Therapy Doctorate Program

Since arriving in Seattle in 1989, Karen has specialized in orthopedics and gained her manual therapy certifications through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (NAIOMT) to their advanced level and becoming a clinical fellow instructor.

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Occupational Therapist,
Certified Hand Therapist and
Certified Stott Pilates Instructor

Heidi is an Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist (since 2005) and Certified Stott Pilates Instructor (since 2007). She served as Clinical Instructor at the University of Puget Sound, where she got her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 1998.

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Personal Trainer

Garrett graduated in 2007 from the University of California Davis with a B.S. in Exercise Biology. Upon graduation, Garrett became certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

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Personal Trainer

Eric is a personal trainer with 10 years of experience. He earned his bachelors degree from University of Washington in Healthcare Administration and is now pursuing his Masters of Occupational Therapy from University of Puget Sound, to be completed in 2019.

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Personal Trainer

Troy acquired his personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) in 2017. He started working at the Matt Griffin YMCA as a personal trainer and group instructor. In the summer of 2018, Troy obtained his Corrective Exercise Specialization from the NASM.

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Office Manager (Redmond)

Kim joined the MoveMend team in March 2019 and previously spent 18 years as the office manager for a police off-duty company.

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Client Services Specialist

Brenda joined the MoveMend team in late 2018. She previously worked as the office administrator assisting the owner of a small engineering firm and has also worked in environments ranging from restaurants to hospitals.

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Director of Operations

Devon joined MoveMend in 2017 after spending over a decade as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Prior to her time in the veterinary industry, she earned her Bachelor's in Business Administration from St. Norbert College in Wisconsin, where she is originally from.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Aaron diagnosed a detached ligament the ER and orthopedic surgeon both missed. He helped me go from barely being able to straighten my arm to getting back on my bike. As an aside, he's always on time for my appointments and there's 2 bus lines nearby & free parking outside the office!

Caryn S.

Very helpful initial consult on a finger injury. We ended up discussing lateral epicondylosis as well. I left feeling confident about the odds for a full recovery and I've been reviewing Aaron's youtube material to supplement our in-person discussion. I'll be recommending Aaron to other climbers and while I'd prefer to just not get injured this will be my first call for future upper-body ailments.

Charlie C.

I have had great experiences with both PT & OT at MoveMend. Due to chronic conditions I often have aches and pains (and less than perfect movement patterns). Sam and Aaron have been great in working with me to come up with realistic solutions that fit my lifestyle, and allow me to do the activities that I want. What more could I ask for? Good coffee, too!

Julie G.

Sam was great to work with and he efficiently got my shoulder back in shape after a dislocation by providing me with a specially-targeted exercise regimen. MoveMend does not use PT aides which meant I had Sam's complete attention for the full appointment time and so the instructions on my exercise form were consistent, high-quality, and helpful, which was not my experience at other PT locations that relied on aides.

David S.

Got great advice for my unusual climbing injury! It's invaluable having a medical practitioner that also knows your sport!

Luke P.

Aaron was great. He provided guidance on how quickly to expect recovery in stages, with useful information on what symptoms and improvements to expect along the way. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and interested in making the visits productive and efficient.

Tim S.

"I arrived at MoveMend with painful “Lateral Epicondylitis” (also known as tennis elbow) and I left with a rejuvenated elbow. Aaron and Joel are great to work with and they provide information, therapy, guidance and an effective remediation plan. Therapy was organized around my schedule and Aaron and Joel provided exercises to do at home. All together a 5- star positive experience!"

Jeanne T.

I had a wonderful experience with Aaron, Joel and the MoveMend team. They helped diagnose my tennis elbow and guided me through therapy that was customized as needed to help support my healing journey. The entire team brings a positive energy to the space.

Stacey D.

"...after 2 months with Carly I am feeling strong, am skiing again, and have gotten very focused attention toward stabilizing my knee. I have faith in PT and MoveMend. Thank You!"

Kathryn S.

Carly was a pleasure to work with. She's intuitive, caring, and knowledgeable. My recovery has been great and I feel better prepared to prevent future injuries.

David S.

"I am not sure if there exists a place like MoveMend. Some clinics are just happy if you heal to the point where you aren't in pain, but MoveMend will work to get you to where you can do the things you enjoy the most."

Reuben Juster

"I really want to thank MoveMend. My arm hasn't felt this good in 5 years! The pain I used to feel as the result of my injury has subsided. Thank you so much Aaron and Joel."

Holly Paul

“MoveMend put me on a comprehensive plan including clinical visits and exercises while at home and work. Couldn't have wished for a better result.”

Dustin Van Wyck

“Excellent ‘real life’ exercise helping me reclaim and improve my athletic lifestyle! Can't recommend more highly.”

Bobbie Harder

“He listens carefully, is compassionate and encouraging -- key factors to help you complete the course of treatment and fully recover.”

Gaylee Duncan

“In addition to his obvious expertise with wrist and hand, I appreciate his holistic approach.”

Sedora Debondt

"I had a really great experience with MoveMend. I came to them with some serious tennis elbow and they helped me out every step of the way. Aaron and Joel were fantastic physical therapists, super friendly, very knowledgeable and just all around great guys."

Jason Francis

“… offers not only technical expertise but wisdom: there's an art to training and injury recovery…because it's not one size fits all. I highly recommend MoveMend.”

Matt Garson

“Employees really responded to the Stretch and Flex program”

Jason Banghart, Construction Manager

Pacific Landscape Management

“Technical expertise and sincere compassion are second to none. I cannot recommend more highly”

Dr. Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts Dentistry