DEBORAH SCHEIBE, DPT, CKTP
Deb Scheibe is an Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapist who enjoys working with active people of all ages, activity types, and levels. She brings her love of sports and prior experience as an elite level Ultimate Frisbee player to her practice, with the goal of bringing out the athlete in everyone no matter what their sport or recreational activity of choice. She utilizes a variety of techniques in evidence-based treatments that are tailored to each individual to best match each person’s symptoms, movement patterns, and goals. She believes in treating not only the symptoms but in problem-solving to find the root causes, so a person not only feels better but moves better, with more comfort, efficiency, and less risk of future injury.
Deb graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, after a prior career in the Environmental Science field after undergrad at Carleton College in Minnesota. She has continued her Physical Therapy education with a variety of courses including manual joint and soft tissue mobilizations, Postural Restoration, functional movement patterns, muscle energy techniques, Kinesio Tape application, core stabilization, and functional strength and stabilization. She is currently studying to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She is also collaborating with another Real Rehab PT (Catherine) and a personal trainer (Ren of Strive and Uplift) to develop a Post-Partum Return to Sport program to help active moms regain their strength, stability and higher-level function no matter how far away from childbirth they may be.
Deb grew up participating in many sports including soccer, alpine and Nordic skiing, baseball/softball, basketball, and whatever climbing/running/jumping could be incorporated into games and adventures/explorations with her brothers. She got hooked on Ultimate Frisbee in college and competed at the highest levels nationally and internationally with her college team, club teams in Seattle and Atlanta, and winning gold medals with the US national team at the IWGA World Games in Germany in 2005 and Taiwan in 2009. Deb has resumed competing in the past few years with Seattle Women’s Masters team and won another gold medal at the Master’s World Championships in 2018.
In her free time, she still enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee along with biking, hiking, cooking, and camping with her husband and their two boys.
Keywords: Sports injury rehab, Post-surgery rehab, Manual therapy for the spine and extremities, joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, neuromuscular re-education, Functional strength training, Core stabilization training, Home exercise program development.