Corissa’s fascination in human anatomy and the science of movement began when she was a ballet dancer, studying at amazing schools including Pacific Northwest Ballet and Boston Ballet. She depended on effective physical therapy to address her own ballet related aches and pains and, through this experience, felt inspired to become a PT herself.
After completing a biology degree at the University of Washington, Corissa went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from USC. She lived in Los Angeles for 3 years, then returned home to the Seattle area, where she established her career in outpatient PT while also completing a manual therapy residency and then Fellowship through The Ola Grimsby Institute. She is proud to be distinguished as a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy as well as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.
In addition to dance medicine, Corissa enjoys treating extremity dysfunction, spinal pain, vestibular disorders, and addressing postural related pain due to poor workstation ergonomics.
When Corissa is not in the clinic, you will find her in exercise classes such as Lagree, Pilates, HIIT, boot camp, barre, or cycling. On weekends, she enjoys spending time with friends and family at Mariners and Husky games, as well as hiking, kayaking, and engaging in other outdoor activities.