Islanders Physical Therapy & Rehab is closing Sept. 13 in Friday Harbor

Friday, September 13, 2019 is the last day Islanders Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation on San Juan Island will be open. Owner Joyce Thomson is retiring. The business is closing and will no longer be providing rehabilitation services. 

Thomson and her staff say we want to thank you for being such a supportive community and we appreciate your trust in our care along with the friendships we have made with you over the years. You have given us many fond memories. Our very best wishes to each of you. 

- Joyce Thomson, RPT, MBA - Owner

- Kim Flack - Office Manager

- Tyler Howe, PT, DPT

- Patti Bjarnason, MS, CCC-SLP

- Patricia Schnier, OTR/L, CHT

- Tina Barnes - Billing

- Tara Plank - Receptionist


  • Patricia Rasmussen
    Patricia Rasmussen Friday, 06 September 2019 19:05 Comment Link

    To: SJCPHD1:
    It has come to my attention that Island Physical Therapy (Joyce Thompson) is closing. This is of great concern for me, and to many others. I have been going to this facility for years. It is equipped with the highest quality equipment and is staffed with top-notch therapists. What will we do when it closes? The clinics employees, will lose their jobs and myself and many others, will not be able to complete our recommend therapy because of this closure.
    There is one other physical therapy facility on the Island that is at full capacity and is not accepting new customers. Considering the elder age of the Islands population there is a definite need for more than one physical therapy operation.
    What are the elderly patients that need physical therapy going to do? Is it possible for Peace Health to fill the void, can they fill this urgent need? It is very difficult for elderly patients to go off island for their therapy. The cost is high, and the scheduling is difficult, if not unmanageable for most of us. I understand that it may not be the policy of Peace Health to take over private facilities, but why can’t this policy be changed when it provides so many positive benefits?
    Please, consider taking over Island Physical Therapy so its patients can continue to receive the important services that are essential to our health and well being.
    Thank you,
    Patricia Rasmussen

  • Janet and Richard Wright
    Janet and Richard Wright Wednesday, 04 September 2019 07:21 Comment Link

    This business provided superior physical therapy for islanders and will be missed. I wish someone would buy the business. I appreciated that the physical therapists always gave you undivided attention for the entire time of your appointment. Thanks Joyce.


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