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Karen Shrader DaSilva, PT, RPT & Founder

I am a graduate of the University of Washington's Physical Therapy Program in 1995. I founded Balance PT in 1998 to create clinic that supports both patients and providers. As a former professional dancer, I apply my understanding of movement to my patients. While using advanced manual therapy, innovative movement techniques, and modern pain science to treat the spine and extremities - I believe in treating the entire patient with respect and compassion.

I enjoy taking the time to listen and piece together the puzzle of my patient's physical problems and barriers to healing. I enjoy the challenge of working with patients with long term, complex issues.


Working for years with a large national corporation, I felt driven to create a physical therapy clinic that could provide personalized quality care, have the flexibility to meet the changing needs of patients, and be an enjoyable environment for both patients and practitioners.


I feel proud to have developed an organization with highly skilled manual therapists who employ the latest advances in research, techniques, and technologies. Returning to the Northwest from New York, I find great joy raising our two sons with my husband John. John is originally from Portugal and has movement in his blood too, as a lifelong soccer enthusiast. I also enjoy working with our youth as a student mentor in the Bellevue Big Picture School internship program. 

Member of: American Physical Therapy Association, Physical Therapy Association of WA, Private Practice Special Section and Performing Arts Special Section of APTA, Puget Sound Spine Society, and Integrative Pain Group of Washington.

Karen Shrader DaSilva, PT
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