Foundations Thera-fitness and Physical Therapy

Tracee Karlson, Physical Therapist Fax 360-866-1300
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Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying the gradual reopening of Washington state! I would encourage all of you seniors to begin checking in with the Olympia Senior Center. Hopefully in the next few months they will be adding back the Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance course. This is such ...

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I wanted to share this post from the VIA institute
When times are tough, character strengths continue to shine. Choose to see the love, kindness, teamwork and bravery around you. Focusing on your greatest qualities, and those of others, can help you feel more in control and cent...

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Poor posture leads to stressed muscles and ligaments so as a result, poor posture and back pain go hand in hand. In contrast, tall, straight posture and a strong trunk can make a person appear confident, strong and young as well as reduce back pain.
Poor posture comes from weak and tight muscl...

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Summer! That wonderful time of the year where the weather is HOT and we love to gather by the swimming pool! So while you are socializing with friends and family, it is the perfect opportunity to use the pool to include some cross training in your fitness routine, especially if you have any art...

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Call to get your name on the list for small group osteoporosis exercise classes. Coming soon expanded hours!

Coming Soon!
Vulnerable neck group
Osteoporosis class
Small group fitness (max of 6 participants) class for vulnerable necks. Please call to be added to the list. $12 per class

Osteoporosis class
Understanding of how to safely exercise with osteoporosis.
6 sessions one time per week for $70


a year ago
I would rate Foundations Thera-fitness 6 stars if the reviews system had six!!!
- Jim O

About us

Foundations Thera-Fitness and Physical Therapy (FTPT) was founded to provide a place for individuals to gain strength and confidence in a setting where they will receive intervention tailored to meet their individual needs, and Tracee's  desire is to fill the niche between traditional symptom based physical therapy and performance.  She will combine rehab science and  hands-on experience treating and training individuals across the spectrum of performance needs.  Tracee will focus on correcting the movement impairments that often lead to a poor response to exercise or eventually lead to pain.  She is particularly concerned with habitual postures and repeated movements that contribute to current or potential functional issues.  This strategy  helps to create programs allowing individuals to move beyond simply "managing" their symptoms to building a robust musculoskeletal and neurophysiological capacity.  

Tracee has been practicing physical therapy for over 23 years.  Tracee received her Bachlor's of Exercise Science in 1996 and Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Montana in 1998.  Then, completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015.  Her physical therapy practice has included transitional care, home health, school district, acute care, outpatient orthopedic and emergency center settings.  Tracee likes to incorporate a combination of gentle manual techniques with movement retraining. Tracee’s continuing education interests have lead her in many directions including pilates, treatment of TMJ dysfunction, hypermobility, manual therapy treatment, casting for orthotics, movement impairment corrections, Tai Chi and Qi Gong.  

Rates and Insurance 

FTPT participates with just a few insurance companies.  Why? The answer is quite simple, the administrative costs required to maintain some of these contracts would impact our ability to provide quality individualized care. 
Therapists at clinics that accept most insurance companies are often seeing up to 3 patients an hour and spend an average of 15 minutes of one-on-one time with each patient while aides and technicians instruct patients in exercise.  Here you will spend the entire session with your therapist so you will heal faster in fewer visits.  ​

Payment is due at the of service unless we are contracted with your insurance. Current insurance company contracts include Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Medicare, Cigna, First Choice Health, and LNI.  Auto insurance claims will also be processed.  Cash, checks and major credit cards are accepted. *If FTPT does contract with your health insurance and you choose to submit to your insurance company for physical therapy reimbursement, a detailed receipt will be provided.

Payment at the date of service deductions apply. If we are contracted with your insurance company we are contractually obligated to bill them first.  

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1607 Cooper Pt Rd NW, Ste B
Olympia, WA 98502
United States

Business Hours

Mon:7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tue:7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wed:7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu:7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Fri:7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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