Sachiko Glass, PT

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2018 update: Sachiko HAS retired from her role as a Physical Therapist at PSI

She has been with us since 1994 and we are delighted that she will continue to teach Pilates one day a week at PSI. To all the physicians who have referred patients to her over the years, she highly recommends all the therapists on staff. 

A native of Japan, Sachiko earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1965 at the University of Education, Japan. In 1966 Sachiko and her husband moved to the United States and after a 6-year residence in Berkley, California, pioneered north to Alaska. Here they built their house by hand, tilled the soil, hauled water, kept bees, hunted game and raised two children. For an entire decade, the Glass family lived a kind of rugged individualism most of us idealize but avoid. Furthering an education in academia drew Sachiko and her family back to “civilization” to Seattle. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington in 1983 and ever since has been a full-time Physical Therapist at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.

In 1992 Sachiko encountered the work of Joseph Pilates while attending Dance Medicine Seminars in California and quickly realized its potential effectiveness for all body types including specific rehabilitation capabilities for particular weaknesses. Her interest and enthusiasm pressed her to pursue the Instructor Training Program at Pilates Seattle International (PSI). Sachiko was an apprentice of PSI’s first class in 1993. After receiving her certification in 1996 she has enjoyed her employment at PSI as a Physical Therapist and a Pilates Instructor. Sachiko’s integration of the conditioning and therapeutic aspects of both Pilates and physical therapy adds to her success in treating patients. She has 30 years of experience in Orthopaedic Outpatient Physical Therapy and 3 years experience with Acute Inpatient Physical Therapy. Sachiko also has a certification in Neurodevelopment Therapy for Hemiplegia. Areas of expertise include: spinal & sports orthopaedics, dance injuries, postural training and the Pilates method of body conditioning. When Sachiko is not working in healthcare she devotes her time to gardening.