Washington Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
MIKE LEWISMS, PT
Mike is the owner and Executive Director of Washington Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. An eastside native, Mike grew up in Bellevue and currently lives in Kirkland.
Mike has been a guest lecturer at several schools, local businesses, state and national conferences, and local governments. Over his career, Mike has worked with professional athletes from the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, Seattle Sounders, Seattle Thunderbirds, Olympic and X-games gold medalists, and UFC/MMA fighters. He is currently the only ImPACT concussion trained Physical Therapist in the greater Seattle area specializing in concussion rehabilitation. He has extensive experience in pre-surgical and post-surgical rehabilitation. His areas of emphasis include orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, exercise prescription, gait and orthotic evaluation, spine rehabilitation, and work-related injuries.
When not at work you might find Mike on the ski slopes or on the water at Lake Washington. Keep an eye out when you are in the clinic and you might catch a glimpse of Mike’s inner child on the bookshelf in his office!
Mike graduated from Bellevue High School, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Puget Sound, and Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy at Washington University. A lifelong learner, Mike is currently working on his PhD.
CINDY ZECHPT, M.ED
Cindy has resided in Kirkland for the past 35 years and worked at Washington Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation since 2008. A native of Michigan’s Great Lakes region, she received her degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor before relocating to the Northwest in 1982. She later attained a Masters in Education from Seattle University, authoring a teaching manual designed to educate children, “SOS: Save Our Spines, A Back School for Kids”.
Experienced in orthopedic physical therapy, manual therapy, and exercise rehabilitation, she also specializes in postural education/back care for adults and children and TMJ management. She enjoys guiding patients through the recovery process following disease, injury or surgery drawing on a solid base of education, experience and knowledge.
Cindy has been active in the Eastside community coaching sports teams and serving on the Kirkland Park Board and the Kirkland Performance Center Board.
Allegra earned her PTA-AAS degree from Lake Washington Institute of Technology in 2014 and has, since that time, been a proud staff member at WAPT. She discovered Physical Therapy initially as a patient at WAPT after a knee injury from soccer in 2000 and again in 2005 after a volleyball injury requiring shoulder surgery. She graduated from Redmond High School where she played Varsity volleyball for three years and enjoys getting to work in the same area where she grew up.
Allegra spent 5 years belly dancing after High School before returning to college to follow her passion of studying physical therapy. Her experience as an athlete in various sports all her life has helped her gain a profound understanding of body mechanics. She has also had her fair share of athletic and work related orthopedic injuries over the years which helps her empathize with her patients.
Allegra’s return to WAPT, as a licensed PTA, give testimony to her confidence and trust in the dedication, knowledge, and rehabilitation success that are in evidence with the equipment and staff at WAPT.
In her spare time, she likes to play all kinds of sports, go hiking, spend time with her family and friends, and enjoy the scenery in the Juanita neighborhood in Kirkland where she lives.
TAMI BARKERFront Desk
Tami, a Washington resident all her life has been with Washington Physical Therapy since 2003. She is our friendly face at the front desk plus much more behind the scene. She also helps out wherever she may be needed in the clinic. Tami takes pride in helping our patients with whatever their needs may be. Feel free to give her a call with any questions that you may have.
Megan, was born and raised in Guam where she savored being with family, going to the beach, and being out in the sun. In 2016, Megan moved from Guam to Washington to pursue a college degree. Before she joined the WAPT team, she was employed at 24 hour fitness where she developed a foundation of knowledge and passion for the health and fitness industry. Now she enjoys greeting and assisting patients at WAPT, hoping to make their experience/visit here as easy and enjoyable as possible!