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HIDEF Bellevue Physical Therapy Office Updates: The Future of Your Orthopedic Care

Our Bellevue physical therapy office has undergone some great changes over the past few months. We have been out recruiting hard to find the best providers possible. We are excited to update you here with all our new staff and services. Our outstanding team and cutting-edge technology ensure that you receive optimal services that cater to your unique needs. At HIDEF, we understand the importance of continuous improvement in the healthcare industry, which is why we strive to enhance our services to meet the ever-changing demands of our patients.

Adding Sports Nutrition Services

Meet Dr. Shannon Siert, a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Registered Dietician who brings a unique fusion of medical expertise to her nutrition services.

Dr. Siert's nutrition services are designed to cater to the individual needs of each client. She creates personalized meal plans that not only cater to your dietary preferences but also align with your personal health goals. But her services go beyond just meal planning. She also focuses on mood and stress management, guiding clients on how to use food as a tool to improve mental well-being.

One of the standout features of Dr. Siert’s services is the incorporation of mindful eating practices. By teaching clients how to listen to their bodies and understand their hunger cues, she empowers them to make conscious food choices, leading to sustainable changes in their eating habits.

The benefits of these services are far-reaching. Clients report improved overall health, increased energy levels, and enhanced mental well-being. As one satisfied client shared, "Dr. Siert's nutrition services have transformed my life. I feel healthier, more energetic, and in control of my eating habits."

But don't just take our word for it. Experience the benefits of Dr. Siert's nutrition services yourself. Start your journey towards better health and well-being today. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Siert and discover how she can help you achieve your nutrition goals.\


  • Sports performance

  • ACL reconstruction

  • Rotator cuff tears

  • Spine injuries

Sports Rehab Specialty

Dr. Kelly McCracken is a highly skilled and experienced healthcare professional known for her specialization in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, injury prevention, and sports performance. As a dual-credentialed Doctor of Physical Therapy and certified Athletic Trainer, she brings a unique blend of knowledge and expertise to her practice.

As a part of the team at HIDEF Bellevue Physical Therapy, Dr. McCracken has proven herself to be a valuable asset, contributing significantly to their mission of helping patients recover and regain their peak performance. Her dedication to her profession and commitment to her patients is evident in her work and she continues to be a respected figure in her field.


  • Ankle sprains

  • Disc injuries

  • Neck pain

  • Posture

  • Gait analysis

Physical Therapist Returns

We are happy to announce that our first ever hired physical therapist in Bellevue comes back on Monday from her maternity leave. She has been caring for her son the last 4 months and is excited to get back into clinic. She is very well loved within our clinic and with her patients.

Dr. Rachel Nilsson, DPT, is a dedicated and skilled physical therapist at HIDEF Physical Therapy in Bellevue, Washington. With her deep understanding of human anatomy and movement dynamics, she brings a unique perspective to the field of physical therapy.

Dr. Nilsson specializes in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, injury prevention, and sports performance. Her approach is centered on individualized care, tailoring each treatment plan to meet the specific needs and goals of her patients. She is passionate about helping people recover from injuries, improve their physical performance, and achieve a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Our Newest Physical Therapy Services

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Indeed, blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy has been gaining traction in the fields of sports medicine and rehabilitation. It's a promising technique that allows for muscle growth and strength gains while using significantly lighter weights, reducing the stress on joints and tendons.

The concept behind BFR involves applying a pressure cuff or band to a specific limb during exercise, partially restricting blood flow to that area. This creates a condition of metabolic stress in the muscles, leading to the production of various growth factors and hormones that promote muscle repair and growth.

The benefits of BFR are manifold. Not only does it enhance muscle strength and hypertrophy, but it also improves cardiovascular fitness and accelerates recovery after exercise. Moreover, because it allows for significant physiological adaptations with lower intensity exercises, it minimizes the risk of injury, particularly in individuals recovering from surgeries or those with joint issues.

As an innovative approach to strength training and rehabilitation, BFR is becoming more popular among athletes and patients alike. However, as with any exercise regimen, it is crucial to perform BFR under the guidance of a trained professional to ensure safety and effectiveness.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a cutting-edge technique in physical therapy that has been gaining significant attention for its efficacy and versatility. This innovative approach involves the use of specialized instruments to perform manual therapy, helping to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance the healing process.

The science behind IASTM lies in its ability to identify and treat areas of soft tissue dysfunction. By utilizing tools with distinct shapes and edges, therapists can precisely target and break down scar tissue and adhesions, promoting optimal tissue structure and function.

IASTM offers a multitude of benefits. It not only contributes to improved range of motion and decreased pain but also accelerates recovery by enhancing blood flow and stimulating cellular activity in the treated area. Furthermore, because the instruments allow for targeted, localized treatment, it can be particularly effective for patients who have not responded to traditional manual therapy techniques.

As with any therapeutic intervention, it's crucial that IASTM is performed by a trained professional to ensure safety and effectiveness. With its unique advantages and growing body of supporting research, IASTM is becoming a valuable asset in the toolkit at our Bellevue physical therapy clinic.

Functional Movement Screening (FMS)

FMS is a comprehensive functional evaluation system designed to identify potential limitations and improve movement patterns. At HIDEF Bellevue, we utilize this update to evaluate our patients' movement ability and provide training strategies to optimize their performance. By identifying the root cause of any movement limitations, we can tailor individual physical therapy programs resulting in more effective rehabilitation, injury prevention, and improved athletic performance.

We believe that our Bellevue physical therapist office is now the now clinic in the area for treating acute injuries, sports injuries, and post operative rehab. We will continue to train and educate our staff in order to continue to elevate the level of care we provide as well as to elevate the field of physical therapy. If you are in need of physical therapy, reach out to us on our website or via text or email.

HIDEF Physical Therapy

Hours: M-F 7am-6pm

Closed Sat & Sunday

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