TARA JOHNSTON, PT, DPT
Women's Health Specialist
Tara was born and raised in Washington State. She graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2006 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Tara has practiced Physical Therapy in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, outpatient neurology, and acute rehabilitation with the past 10 years of her career at University of Washington in Seattle. While at UW, Tara built a program for women with high risk pregnancy and postpartum complications while also having 2 kids of her own. During this time, Tara’s passion for focusing on women’s health issues grew as she realized how under-served this population is. She has taken extensive continuing education in treatment of prenatal and post partum women and is now pursing advanced certification through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.
Tara played collegiate soccer at Eastern Washington University and then went on to explore the limits of her endurance with distance running and Ironman Triathlons. Her fitness goals have shifted since having kids and she is now more interested in finding a healthy life balance through movement to achieve optimal physical and emotional wellbeing. She is committed to lifelong fitness and is passionate about helping other women through transitional stages of their lives. Tara would love to help you with issues related to pregnancy, post partum, return to fitness, urinary incontinence, diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, painful intercourse, pelvic pain, and peri-menopausal changes. If you spend much time with Tara, you will hear her repeatedly say “these conditions may be common, but are never normal”.