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Veronika Maass

Physical Therapist, PT, COMT, ITPT, Cert MDT

Bio

Veronika was born and raised in Hungary. After earning her degree in Physical Therapy, she followed her passion of rock climbing, sports medicine and traveling with working as a physical therapist in Germany. As a lifelong learner she came to the US in 2000 to participate in an international fellowship program in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) which led her to find her new home in Seattle.
 
Veronika utilizes the latest research in guiding her clinical approach to treating patients of all ages from youth to elderly with cutting edge techniques to restore structural and muscular imbalances, deactivate stress responses, with an integrated whole-body approach.

She invites her patients to be active participant in this journey with teaching self-assessment, self-treatment strategies to help with mange/abolish the symptoms to allow them reach their prior functional level and beyond, as well as prepare to prevent reinjury. 

Her areas of clinical expertise include spinal injuries, jaw pain, post-surgical care, overuse injuries, car accidents, work injuries, sport injuries (runner, biker, skier, rock climber, swimmer, team sports, dancer, musician) balance-vestibular issues, chronic pain and concussion. 
Veronika’s personal interest and professional skill set combine results with great achievements with rock climbing injuries and youth sport injuries including concussion. 

Her experience having trained in performing arts and various sport coaching such as rock climbing, archery, basketball, swimming and ultimate frisbee has made her gain a different perspective as a coach, parent and patient.  

In her free time, Veronika is actively coaching her kids sport teams (basketball, ultimate frisbee and archery) and enjoy with her family the great outdoors should that be Magnuson Park or the Cascade Mountains with mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain biking, rafting, skiing, sailing, drumming and belly dancing.

Education & Accomplishments

Education/Certifications:

·       BS Physical Therapy, Albert Szent Gyoergyi Medical University, Hungary, 1995
·       Currently pursuing her Doctorate PT degree at the University of Montana
·       Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT)
·       Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert MDT) by The McKenzie Institute
·       Certified in Sports Medicine by the German Physical Therapy Association
·       Certified Concussion ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist
·       IPNFA level 4 status in PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) following a 6 month Residency Program at Kaiser Foundation Neuro Rehabilitation Center, Vallejo, CA
 
·       Advanced training in: Vestibular Therapy, Climbing as a Therapy, Running Analysis, Aquatic Therapy, Pain management, Traumatic Brain Injury, NASP archery coach

 

Sports/Event Experience:

·       2018, 2019 WA State Archery Tournament (NASP): coach, qualified students for nationals and world competitions
·       2006-2019 US Climbing Competitions in Stone Gardens, Seattle, WA: judge
·       2007-2014 Billion Belly March, Fremont Parade, Seattle, WA: participant and lead belly dancer
·       2007 Vancouver Marathon, BC, CAN: trained with TEAM in Training organized by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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