"I used this facility for a number of years and it remains my #1 choice!"

"Very professional, educated and personable. My therapist has given me the tools to handle my future and I really value that!"

"I love PPT! I send friends your way all the time! I always know I will get the help I need!"

"The exercises are simple, results are great. Best medical interface ever."

"Wow, very impressed!!! Everyone professional and pleasant. Therapist knew my problem within minutes and the treatment is continuing to work great!"


Performance Physical Therapy (PPT) is an independently owned physical therapy practice in Bellingham, WA. Since 1997 we have been dedicated to providing the highest quality services to our patients.

From athletes in training, to patients recovering from surgery, to injured workers and everyone in between, we can help. With over 150 years of combined experience, our staff knows how to get people back on track and back to the active lifestyle they enjoy.

Our goal is to help patients recover from pain and return to the active lifestyles that they enjoy in Whatcom County. We believe strongly in promoting wellness and injury prevention. We design customized treatment programs to meet each patient’s specific needs. Our Physical Therapists are committed to ongoing continuing education to ensure professional growth – many have obtained additional certifications that require years of consistent dedication to obtain. It is this combination of clinical expertise, genuine caring and a strong community reputation that sets Performance Physical Therapy apart and makes us the rehabilitation choice for doctors and patients alike.

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Click to find out what we can offer you in your therapy and how we do it...with a 95% patient satisfaction rate (3rd Quarter of 2013) it is obvious we love what we do.

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We offer a positive, nurturing and supportive environment with physical therapy teams that work beside you to help you reach your goal.

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