Dr. Eric Marie
Physical Therapist/Clinic Director
Dr. Eric Marie, DPT, CAFS, Cert. BFR, ASTYM cert.
LOCATION: SPT-Kirkland – Clinic Director
I was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona. I am the oldest of 4 brothers. After high school I drifted through community college with an interest in Fire Science, obtained my EMT, and began to test for the fire departments. I got hired on with Phoenix Helitack on a helicopter crew back in 2001 and worked as a wildland firefighter for 8 years. That was an exciting time and I fought fires in Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, and Idaho. During that time, I continued going to college and graduated from Arizona State University in 2009 with a bachelors in exercise and wellness. I moved to the Pacific Northwest with my wife and 2 pugs after the summer in 2009 and worked as a physical therapy technician while completing prerequisite classes for physical therapy school. I returned to Arizona in 2012 to attend graduate school at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona and received my Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2015. We moved to Tucson, AZ where I worked for 2 years at a busy inpatient rehabilitation facility working with medically complicated patients. We had our first child, a cute baby girl in 2016. I switched my interest in physical therapy from inpatient to outpatient and began working in a Sports and Concussion clinic with more focus on orthopedic conditions and functional movement.
We moved back to Washington this past February and I’m excited to work with SPT. I enjoy spending time with my little girl, 2 pugs, and my now pregnant wife, which we are expecting twin boys in July 2018! I love the outdoors, hiking, rock climbing, canyoneering, and reading. I enjoy working out when I can. Learning never stops for me and I love books! I read everything: nonfiction, fiction, literature, true adventure, essays, poetry, sci-fi. My book list is bigger than I can keep up with. I’m not a very serious person and love a sense of humor and practical jokes. I enjoy working with people, talking with them about their interests and getting to know my patients. I look forward to working with you!
Midwestern University: Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Arizona State University: BS in Exercise and Wellness
American Physical Therapy Association
SPECIALIZED TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Dry Needling/Cupping
“Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.” – Henry Miller