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Brian Thacker DPT, OCS, SCS, COMT

Puyallup-South Hill Clinic , Partner, Vice President of Business Development, Physical Therapist

Brian Thacker, DPT, OCS, SCS, COMT, C. Ped.

Brian Thacker, DPT, OCS, SCS, COMT, C. Ped.

"It doesn't matter who you are, an elite athlete, injured worker, young child or a retired senior, physical therapy keeps people moving. Restoring, maintaining and improving motion is a cornerstone of physical therapy, and is essential for work, play and life."


Brian joined Olympic Sports and Spine Rehabilitation as a partner and co-owner in 2013 after working 14 years as a physical therapist.  He is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics and Sports Rehabilitation.  Utilizing a biomechanical approach, functional exercises and advance manual therapy techniques, Brian provides evidence based care for all of his patients. 

Additionally, Brian has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Puget Sound School of Physical Therapy since 2006 where he helps students apply what they learn in the classroom to real patients.  As a Certified Pedorthist, he also fabricates custom foot orthoses or shoe inserts sometimes called “orthotics,” to help patients that have difficulty with walking, running or playing sports. 


  • Running and Gait Analyis
  • ACL Return to Sport Examination
  • Sports Injury Prevention
  • Orthopedics and Post-Op Rehab
  • Sports Injuries and Rehab
  • Foot & Ankle Biomechanics and Rehab
  • Custom Foot Orthoses
  • Manual Therapy


  • Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Sports Management, Central Washington University, 1996
  • Master’s in Physical Therapy, University of Puget Sound, 1999
  • Certification in Pedorthics, Oklahoma State University, 2003
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Puget Sound, 2006
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, APTA 2007
  • Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialists, APTA 2009
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Ola Grimsby Institute, 2009
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine, 2011


  • American Physical Therapy Association, 1996
  • APTA – Orthopedics Section, 1996
  • APTA – Sports Section, 1996
  • Physical Therapy Association of Washington, 1996
  • American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics, 2004
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, 2006
  • University of Puget Sound Adjunct Faculty, 2006


Away from work Brian enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife – Paula, and their kids Julian and Malaina. 

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