Meet the Team
Since we opened in 2017, our Rehab United Seattle family has grown from a team of two to a team of four staff members! Our "cRUw" is key to our success as an organization and we truly take pride in the family we've built over the years.
Cheyenne Siverly, PT, DPT
Hometown: Juneau (Aak’w Kwáan), AK
Education: BS in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa); Doctorate of Physical Therapy (University of Washington)
Hobbies: Jump roping, weightlifting, puzzles, international travel, admiring the dogs of Green Lake
Favorite Foods: Alaskan salmon, poké bowls, rice, ice cream, mangos, raspberries
Who You Admire / Favorite Mentor: Elizabeth Peratrovich (Alaska Native civil rights activist); Torey Gilbertson, PT, PhD, DPT, PCS (UW assistant teaching professor); Desmond Tutu (Human rights activist)
Nickname: Chey (pronounced “Shy”)
Fun Fact About You: I have traveled to 33 countries across the world. I have spent the most time in Asia and Africa! My favorite countries (in no particular order) include Myanmar, Japan, Indonesia, Uganda, Morocco, and Iceland.
Biography: Cheyenne was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska where she decided she wanted to become a physical therapist at the age of 17. After high school, Cheyenne attended UH Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawai’i, where she lived for three years, and spent the summers traveling abroad. Cheyenne attended UW for physical therapy school and felt right at home in rainy Seattle. She spent her last year of physical therapy school in various clinical rotations in Seattle, where she had her first experience at RU. Cheyenne fell in love with the clinic values, Applied Functional Science (AFS), the patients, and the community and was able to land her dream job straight out of physical therapy school.
While at UW, Cheyenne was on the Rehabilitation Medicine’s board of diversity, equity, and inclusion. After she graduated, she was invited to join APTA Washington’s committee for Diversity, Equity, Equality, and Belonging. She hopes to provide a voice for Indigenous physical therapists to help dismantle systematic justices, address health disparities, and to support the needs of minority PTs, patients, and community members. Cheyenne’s physical therapy philosophy is to provide culturally responsive care that is individualized, functional, and salient. She is excited to be a part of the RU team and to continue learning AFS.
In Cheyenne’s free time, she enjoys weightlifting to connect with her body and incorporate her knowledge of the musculoskeletal system into her self-care. She also enjoys spending time with her lop bunny, Mr. Peach as well as her kittens, Venus and Serena. She looks forward to getting more pets and she hopes to be able to walk her future dog around Greenlake!