Anne Kertson & Silpa Patel

A message from the owners

We first want to thank you for considering Edge Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation for your healthcare needs. We know you have choices in finding the perfect medical provider and therefore encourage you to do your research to find the right fit. We feel confident that if you take the time to learn about us, you will be nothing less than impressed by the exceptional care you receive at Edge Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation.

Edge Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation is 100% therapist owned, by us, two locally residing female business owners and physical therapists. We not only live in this community, but feel honored to be able to work here and serve our own community for its diverse therapy needs. We are passionate about what we do and we feel you will instantly feel this when you meet us and receive care in our clinic.

We incorporate a comprehensive, individualized approach to our care. We do not use the word “care” lightly, as it truly identifies how we feel about your experience with us at Edge Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation. We care about helping you to meet your goals and making sure that your needs are not only met but you leave us in an even healthier state than ever before.

Let us help you find your EDGE,
Anne and Silpa

Our Philosophy

Customer Service

We prioritize the patient experience and dedicate your appointment to you: meaning your appointment will be one on one with the therapist, never double booked, and every follow up is 40 minutes.

We are here to serve you and we will strive every day to ensure you are happy on your journey to full recovery.  Contact Us  if you’d like to share your positive experience or if you have suggestions of ways we could have made your experience better.

Clinical Excellence

What is a DPT?  It is a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT), the highest level of education in our profession. Both of Edge’s owners possess this degree as well as all of the therapists on staff.  Additionally, both owners have their board certifications in orthopedics and have extensive clinical and business administrative experience in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy and medical wellness. All of our therapists also have board certifications and have completed a significant number of continuing education courses to bring you the best care available.  Edge strives to stay current with cutting edge treatment techniques as this is a crucial part of the company philosophy.

Meet Our Team

Anne Kertson, DPT, OCSDr. Anne Kertson, DPT, OCS

Dr. Anne Kertson received her undergraduate degree from University of Washington in 2001 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Southern California in 2004. In 2011, Anne became Board Certified as an Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Orthopedic Section since 2001, and has been certified as a Clinical Instructor for physical therapy students through the APTA in 2007.

Anne is highly passionate about physical therapy and pours this passion into her patients. She has built a specialty treating lower extremity injuries (foot/ankle, knee) and orthotics, but truly enjoys all aspects of physical therapy, including treating back and shoulder injuries. She works to listen to her patient’s goals and help them find ways that work in their lifestyle to achieve them. She believes in using a combination of hands on treatment, exercise, as well as patient education, therefore allowing the patient to not only heal quickly from their current injury but also allowing them to understand their injury and ideally prevent it from re-occuring in the future.

Outside of work, she loves to stay active – whether that means hitting the gym or throwing on snowshoes in the winter and heading out on a good trail with her husband and dog. She enjoys all that the Pacific Northwest and Snoqualmie have to offer and feels it is the perfect fit to have her business close to home.

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Shilpa Patel, DPT, OCSDr. Shilpa Patel, DPT, OCS

Dr. Shilpa Patel (also goes by her nickname Silpa) attended Marquette University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and a minor in Spanish for the Health Professions in 2005. She continued at Marquette to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007. Silpa has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), including the Orthopedic Section, since 2005.  Additionally, in 2015, Silpa became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics (OCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

After graduation, Silpa left her hometown of Chicago and moved to Seattle where she began working in a local community hospital before quickly finding her passion in orthopedics. After working closely with a local eastside orthopedic surgeon group in an outpatient clinic, her business interest led her to a clinic director role within a private practice, where she has had the opportunity to manage the day to day operations of a large rehab/wellness clinic for a couple of years. Silpa is very excited to be practicing in her local community where she can serve family, friends and neighbors! Her specific approach to treating patients includes a thorough examination to identify the root cause of the problem and she strongly believes in patient education in order to make any treatment plan successful.

During her free time, Silpa stays busy spending time with her husband, two sons and daughter, and large extended family. She also likes traveling and cooking. Silpa enjoys staying active and has found a new liking for the outdoors living in the Pacific Northwest. From hiking and skiing to kickboxing, Silpa enjoys a variety of ways to keep active.

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Dr. Theresa Sippel, DPT, CMP

Theresa graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Concordia University in Wisconsin in 2010 (Go Packers!). She came to Seattle for one of her clinicals, fell in love with the PNW and never left. She has developed her skills in manual therapy and is currently Level I certified through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and a Certified Mulligan Practitioner. Theresa enjoys getting to know each patient’s story and developing a plan to help them achieve their individual goals. She is also a ski coach with Rippin’ Chix and SheJumps, working mostly with women through camps and private lessons to help develop their skills. An avid trail runner and skier, Theresa can be found playing in the mountains most weekends, often with her husband and her pup.

Special interests: sports rehab including skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, rock climbing, trail and road running, and all other weekend warriors. Chronic tendinitis, foot/ankle injuries, knee and hip pain, shoulder rehab, and posture and alignment issues.

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Dr. Nicole Grant, DPT, OCS

Dr. Nicole Grant has been practicing in outpatient orthopedics since she graduated in 2016 from Washington University in St. Louis. After completing additional training during her orthopedic residency in 2020, Nicole decided to make the move from the cold Minnesota snow lands to the green PNW.   Additionally, in 2021, Nicole became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

Nicole strongly believes in working with the patient as an active team member in their care to create an individualized plan. Her educational background focuses on analyzing and correcting faulty movement that can lead to injuries. She enjoys treating a wide array of orthopedic impairments, however has a special interest in treating runners and the foot and ankle. Whether it is running your first 5k or wanting to keep up with your grandchildren, she believes in empowering her patients to get back to doing what they enjoy.

In her spare time, Nicole can be found running on the beautiful trails across the PNW, hiking with friends, puzzling, and finding the next great combination to partner with peanut butter.

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