Gaylin Lucas, MS, PT
Gaylin received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas and a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis. Her first position as a physical therapist was at a level one trauma center in Indianapolis, Wishard Memorial Hospital, where she specialized in burn care and amputees. Two years later she moved to the Pacific Northwest and never looked back. She spent one year on the “dry” side of Washington where she worked in an outpatient orthopedic clinic and home health prior to moving to the Seattle area. After working at a large chain clinic for a year, she moved to a small privately owned practice. Here she was exposed to both Feldenkrais® and Rolfing® which greatly shaped her future. After three years Gaylin made the decision to start her own practice, so in the fall of 2002 Viewpoint Physical Therapy was born.
Gaylin has studied a variety of treatment approaches but there are three that have influenced her work the most: structural integration, movement re-education, and Schroth therapy. In 2002 she began a two year training in Structural Integration with Tom Myers and this became her primary treatment approach for musculoskeletal dysfunction. Out of a desire to balance passive soft tissue treatments with an active movement approach, in 2008 she began training with Gordon Browne, PT and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, and has completed a two year certification to become an Orthopedic Movement Specialist. After many years of treating chronic spinal dysfunction Gaylin noticed that many of the patients she was seeing had spinal asymmetries. In a quest to have better tools to treat these patients, she looked for specific treatment techniques for scoliosis. This search led her to the Schroth Method. In October of 2013 she completed advanced certification through the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS) at Scoliosis Rehab in Stevens Point Wisconsin.
Outside of the office Gaylin has a huge passion for the outdoors. She enjoys hiking, backpacking, scuba diving, and gardening, as well as sharing good food and wine with family and friends. Following is her favorite quote which embodies how she approaches life and physical therapy: “To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” Attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson
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