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Physicians

Stephen Lambert, PT, MDT

Stephen Lambert, PT, MDT
Specialties & Services:
Physical Therapy
Primary Location:
Salmon Medical Center
Appointment Phone:
360-830-1321
Philosophy:
For a patient to have success in physical therapy, I believe it demands encouragement and education. It is crucial for the patient to gain an understanding in how to self-manage their condition.

In 2013, I achieved my certification in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). This training has influenced my approach to helping people understand how to manage their condition independently.

Physical therapy benefits patients in all facets of their physical health by improving movement, strength, postural awareness, balance, overall functional ability and therefore quality of life.
Why The Doctors Clinic:
The Doctors Clinic provides opportunities for a team approach by providing open lines of communication between physicians and physical therapists.

This communication helps facilitate recommendations and expedite optimal care.
Joined The Doctors Clinic:
2010
Medical Interests:
I have worked in a wide variety of physical therapy settings, from comprehensive rehabilitation to balance disorders, and gained experience and insight from each one.

I use a variety of techniques with an emphasis in the use of the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) principles.

The MDT approach focuses on diagnosis of mechanical (back) pain and treatment that is based on movement and position, patient education, self-exercise and training people to independently manage their condition. I found this method has proven to be the most effective approach to caring for my patients.
Education:
Bachelor of Arts - Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA | 1981
Master of Physical Therapy, Emory University, Atlanta, GA | 1985
Certification / Licensure:
Physical Therapy License
Washington State Physical Therapy License
Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) Certification
Recommended Websites:
The McKenzie Method
"Encouraging and empowering people in self-management of mechanical issues such as stiffness, weakness and pain is both time and cost efficient in the provision of physical therapy care."
- Stephen Lambert