Jon Younger, DPT
Education
I graduated from the University of Washington with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. While at the UW I did an independent study at the University's Sports Medicine Clinic which examined the use of balance exercises in rehabilitating lower extremity injury. In order to prepare for venue coverage I have become a certified Emergency Responder through the American Red Cross and Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Continuing Education
I am currently enrolled in the Ola Grimsby Institute's manual therapy residency program. My academic and professional goals include becoming a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and becoming a board certified sports clinical specialist (SCS) through the APTA.

In the Practice
I enjoy treating sports injuries as a result of everything from football and soccer to more obscure sports like curling and CrossFit. When working with patients I thrive on the challenge of bridging the gap between injury and competitive participation. During treatment I emphasize balance, coordination, and agility into my exercises. I am particularly interested in using exercise as a means to help prevent injury as well as treat injury.

Family and Community
I grew up here in the Northwest playing in the outdoors and backpacking around the local mountain ranges. In my free time I enjoy traveling, sports of all kinds, getting outside, and barbecuing. Most currently I am playing in a beach volleyball league and training for the Tough Mudder obstacle course run. I volunteered for a season as a trainer for Green River Community College football. Throughout the year I help with venue coverage for The Sports Medicine Clinic at events like Pineapple Classic and Cyclo-cross. I have also volunteered with the North Seattle Young Adult Shelter serving meals and providing a safe-haven for homeless youth.
Ballard
OPMC