Good Health Spotlight: Chie Tadaki



  • Chie completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and her physical therapy education at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Chie studied yoga and instruction in Rishikesh, India before physical therapy school.

  • Yoga often influences her practice of physical therapy, just as her physical therapy knowledge influences her yoga practice and instruction.  Chie attributes her interest in yoga and physical therapy to her mother, a practicing Doctor of Chiropractic. Growing up with an appreciation of the human body’s ability to constantly change and adapt, Chie has an integrative and holistic view of health and healing that involves both mind and body.

  • Chie has a strong interdisciplinary physical therapy background and utilizes all types of treatment interventions and she enjoys working with a variety of patient backgrounds.  Her personal experience participating in sports leads to her interest in treating patients with goals towards returning to an active lifestyle. Her strong educational background in neurological dysfunction contributes to a passion for treating patients with neurological conditions alongside treating people with orthopedic and sports injuries.

  • With post-graduate experience working with patients with chronic pain, Chie has developed skills in working with patients striving to live a full life living with chronic pain or illness.

  • Chie has trained with clinic owner Heather Purdin in providing quality physical therapy for individuals with conditions along the hypermobility spectrum disorders, including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.  In addition, Chie works collaboratively with Heather Purdin providing case management for our EDS patients.

  • In her free time, Chie enjoys being in nature, hiking, developing her skills in rock climbing and skiing, camping, traveling, and just enjoying time with family and friends over good food, beer, and wine.



Bachelor of Science, Movement Science
Doctor of Physical Therapy
200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification
Member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Orhopedic Section
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor

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