Frequently Asked Questions

How long are your sessions?

Each physical therapy session is tailored to meet the needs of the patient. We work together for as long as it takes to accomplish the goals of the session. 

Do you take insurance?

We are an out-of-network provider. We have mindfully chosen this path in order to better care for our patients. By alleviating the confines of insurance we have the ability to be more present with our patients, rather than being regulated by insurance demands and time constraints. 

How long have you been a physical therapist?

Dave graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Washington in 2013, and has been happily practicing since. 

Why are you a physical therapist?

As a paramedic, Dave had an aspiration for more autonomy and mobility. Firefighting and paramedic situations only allowed him to deal with the problem at hand, not get to the root of the problem. He wanted to go further and truly understand the core issue. Physical therapy allows Dave to accompany a patient on a journey versus only providing immediate care. To him, there is a huge reward being with a patient through their healing process.

Where are you located?

Tōnn Physio is located inside Prime Sports Institute in Bellingham, Washington.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Please call for a conversation that will help each of us understand the situation and evaluate a course of therapy. 

How should I dress for an appointment?

Loose fitting clothes, or athletic wear are both good options for therapy session. 

What does Tōnn mean?

Tōnn  means “wave” in Gaelic. Dave identifies strongly with water, and equates the healing process with riding a wave - you can fight it, or choose to ride the wave. 

-in life there are positives and negatives

-movement 

-paddle outrigger canoes, identifies strongly with water