Meet our therapists: Fawn Coussens, MSPT • Thamar Muller, PT
Fawn Coussens, MSPT, received her Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2001. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Dance and Movement Physiology from the University of Washington. With a passion for teaching and body education, she loves working with people’s movement and body awareness as well as muscle balance and activity specific training. She has a subspecialty working with multi-sport athletes, particularly runners and cyclists.
Fawn’s approach to assessment and treatment has been heavily influenced by the Movement Systems Imbalance theories of Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA and the Integrated Systems Model developed by Diane Lee, BSR, FCAMT, CGIMS and Linda-Joy Lee, BSc, BSc(PT), FCAMT, CGIMS, PHD. Her patient-centered, whole-body approach to care addresses restrictions and impairments involving the muscular, joint, nervous and visceral systems.
In addition to being specialized in integrated movement training, Fawn is a certified ASTYM™ practitioner and incorporates a variety of manual therapy techniques taught by:
- The Institute of Physical Art (IPA)
- The North American Institute for Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)
- Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI) for nervous system mobilization
- The Jones Institute for Strain & Counterstrain
- Great Lakes Seminars
Fawn is committed to education for herself, her patients and her colleagues. She has taught an ongoing series of courses for exercise professionals and assisted with continuing education courses for Physical Therapists instructing in the material of Carrie Hall, PT, MHS and Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA.
Fawn enjoys balance in her life through snowboarding, stand-up paddle boarding, multi-sport training and listening to play-by-play baseball while cooking with her friends and family.
Thamar Muller, PT has been practicing Physical Therapy since 1997 and has worked in a variety of hospital and clinical settings with a primary focus in orthopedic outpatient rehabilitation. She has continued her education in manual therapy with extensive coursework with the Institute of Physical Art and combines this foundation with a mix of yoga and Pilates exercises in her treatment sessions. She is passionate about helping patients develop an individual program that will optimize pain free movement and function.
In her free time she enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest beaches, forests and trails with her husband and 2 children.