Physical Therapy

What you can expect

On your first visit, we will evaluate you, request your detailed history, and want to learn where you hurt. This is done one-on-one with your therapist, in a private room and will last at least 45 minutes. If you are in pain, we will want to address this first.

If you suffer from:

  • back pain
  • difficulty moving
  • balance problems
  • difficulty walking
  • dizziness
  • loss of mobility
  • heart disease
  • cerebral vascular disease
  • incontinence
  • osteoporosis
  • arthritis
  • feet pain that need orthotics
  • lymphedema

We can help!

Your relationship with your therapist is very important. Let us know if you prefer a male or female therapist. We will see you and spend much more time with you than your doctor or any other health practitioner does. This is what makes our approach to physical therapy so successful. The knowledge we gain from listening to you at each visit guides us to hone in on why you are in pain or having difficulty with certain movements.

We will set goals with you, such as ‘I want to be able to play on the floor with my grandkids’ or ‘I want to be able to do a triathlon’, or ‘I want to pick up my cup of coffee without pain’. All of our therapists get great joy in helping you accomplish the things that will make your life richer, more active, and pain free.


We invite you to come in and meet us and interview us. Your therapist is your choice and we want you to choose us. No question is silly. We know all that we can do for you, but we don’t expect that you do. Physical therapy is for so many different ailments that it may surprise you.

We also have therapist that have specialized in: women’s health, lymphedema, balance and falling problems, back pain, hands, kids and much more.

Our Physical Therapists

Wendolyn Rue PT, CLT, MLD/C
Occupational, Hand and Physical Therapy
Dawna Giem DPT, PRPC
Janet Wardell, PTA
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After my first visit to Rue and Primavera, and one day using exercises prescribed by Wendy, I felt a major reduction in pain that had been growing for two months. The change happened exactly as Wendy predicted, although faster. I feel it is important that this is not what the doctor had told me to expect, based on MRI results showing a large L5 – S1 disc protrusion …

Chris Shelby

Auburn, WA