Gretchen Deutschlander, PT, DPT, OCS

Title: Teaching Associate
Division: Physical Therapy

Gretchen Deutschlander is a physical therapist and a teaching associate in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009. A board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist, she has practiced in Seattle for over 13 years. She has worked in multiple clinical settings including private practice, the Harborview Regional Burn Center, and the hospital-based outpatient orthopedics clinic at Harborview.

Education and Training

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2009

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Clinical Interests

  • Treatment and management of orthopedic injuries
  • Injuries associated with complex trauma
  • Examination and treatment of the shoulder and hip joints

Teaching Interests

  • Orthopedics
  • Integumentary
  • Clinical education
  • Health disparities

Research Interests

  • Complex trauma
  • Movement System Impairments Syndromes (MSI)
  • Orthopedic physical therapy 
  • Sports medicine
  • Running analysis 
  • Chronic pain 
  • Health disparities; LBGTQIA+; DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging)
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