Philosophy of Synergy

Amy Pemberton PT, Chuck Depner PT, Becky Clark (retired PT), and Shauna Burchett (owner OT)

Amy Pemberton PT, Chuck Depner PT, Becky Clark (retired PT), and Shauna Burchett (owner OT)

At Synergy, we offer an integrated approach to healing and recovery through physical therapy, occupational therapy, Lymphedema, and Feldenkrais . Our practitioners all specialize in manual (hands on) therapy and have a deep respect for the therapeutic techniques of the Osteopathic profession. Much of our practitioners’ training has been from osteopaths willing to share their experience and expertise.

Synergy specializes in advanced techniques that are highly effective and not commonly found at other clinics. We can treat anything from sports injuries to chronic conditions, post-surgical rehab to incontinence, and infants to the elderly. The techniques we employ include myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, strain counter strain, muscle energy, trigger point therapy, total motion release, soft tissue and joint mobilization, and specific exercise prescription. In addition to these techniques mention above Synergy has a Certified Feldenkrais Instructor and two certified Lymphedema practitioners on staff to bring you the widest range of treatment options possible.

Our therapists look at the whole person and take time to listen to your concerns. We look for what is causing the problem, so you can get well and live life to the fullest.  Sometimes I describe this process to patients like dominoes.  Something happened a long time ago that started the process of how your body got to where it is today.  We compensate for an injury and then our body adapts to this new range of motion.  After a time, we may or may not even realize that our body has slightly changed to accommodate.  Then we have a whiplash injury and yet again loose more range.  Perhaps we have a fall and loose even more range.  All of these issues can combine together to put us into  state where chronic pain can become unmanageable.

We know that every-BODY is different and will build a treatment plan specifically for you. Your wellness is important to us and we will do our best to help you reach your goals.  We are conveniently located near I-90 in Spokane Valley. We also have a practice in Coeur d’Alene Idaho that specializes in pediatric Occupational Therapy check us out!

Shauna Burchett OTR/L Owner

Shauna Burchett  is the owner of Synergy Healthcare in Spokane, WA. She graduated from University of Alberta, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Occupational Therapy in 1993. She began her career as an occupational therapist specializing in traumatic head injuries. She has also worked in skilled nursing facilities specializing in long and short term geriatric rehabilitation. Shauna has been in private practice since 1998.

She loves craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation and lymphatic drainage.  Her perspective on healing and recovery has been influenced by many osteopaths whose classes she has taken, but more importantly by the clients that have taught her through their injuries and illnesses.

She loves the expression ” If you listen hard enough to a patient they will tell you what is wrong with them, but if you listen even harder they will tell you how to fix it.”  It is the framework on which she built the clinic.   The perspective she tries to lead from and from which she tries to live her life.   “I think we don’t listen enough”.

Shauna enjoys spending time with her husband, Robin, and three sons, Ethan, Parker and Sawyer. She also enjoys traveling, playing the piano, and studying yoga.

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