Onward Bellingham

Performance Physical Therapy

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Our Mission

Eliminating pain and maximizing performance for active individuals in the Bellingham area. This is performance physical therapy!

“Just Rest” isn’t the answer. Deep down, you know that, and so do we. At Onward Bellingham Physical Therapy, we replace that generic advice with comprehensive assessment and treatment plans enabling us to create a specific road map for your active and accelerated recovery. Get us on your team so you can stop “waiting it out” and start making progress back to the activities you love today.

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Neck Pain
Meet the Onward Bellingham Team
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Dr. Heather Salzer, PT, DPT, OCS, CF-L1

Dr. Heather Salzer, PT, DPT, OCS, CF-L1

Excellence Looks Different

Heather is a physical therapist, Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Exercise Specialist, and Level 1 CrossFit Trainer. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University and her Bachelors of Science from the University of Oregon where she completed an honors thesis on risk factors for running-related injuries. Heather has additional certification in the areas of neck and...
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Dr. Heather Salzer, PT, DPT, OCS, CF-L1
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Dr. Alex Benitez, PT, DPT, OCS, CF-L1

Dr. Alex Benitez, PT, DPT, OCS, CF-L1

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Alex is a physical therapist, Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Level 1 CrossFit Trainer. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University and his Bachelors of Science from the University of Arizona. Alex has additional training and certifications in the areas of mens health, neck and back pain, spinal manipulation, the fitness athlete, and the endurance athlete....
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Dr. Alex Benitez, PT, DPT, OCS, CF-L1
    What Our patients Say

    The Onward Experience

    What Our Patients Say
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    "Heather has been the best. She takes my concerns and questions seriously and then she carefully explains and answers every point. Her explanations have helped me tremendously to deal with the recovery and not misinterpret my symptoms or my rate of progress. Her knowledge of the surgery procedure and its consequences was truly invaluable. I'll never go anywhere else again."
    ~ Linda G.
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    "I have been struggling to run more than a couple miles for the past year due to pain in my right ankle. Having seen other physical therapists with no change in my pain I was starting to believe that surgery would be my only option. Thankfully, Heather was able to quickly figure out the faults in my running form, something that the other physical therapists overlooked, and within a couple of sessions I was back on track and slowly adding more miles to my runs. I cannot recommend Heather enough!"
    ~ Brian C.
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    "Heather has been the game-changer for my love of running. In just a few months, she accomplished what no one else could do after years of trying. For years, I sought help from several physical therapists for my nagging and recurring injuries, and when that didn't work I tried to fix it on my own. I was about to give up on running when I found Heather. Heather continues to surprise me with her accessibility, responsiveness to questions, and friendliness. I highly recommend Heather to anyone in need of physical therapy."
    ~ Jenny B.

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