Functional Therapy Group

excellence through personal attention

At FTG , our number one priority is the patient. We strive to provide individualized treatment with hands-on, compassionate care. We do not rush our patients or our clinicians. Rather, we perform comprehensive evaluations and encourage patient input for treatment planning and goal setting.

Our philosophy is to provide the highest quality therapy through personalized care and education. We support creative and individualized intervention. Our personalized approach ensures patient comprehension and will enhance proper treatment progression to secure the best outcome for our patients. In order for a full return to an active and healthy lifestyle, the patient must be involved and educated in the recovery process.

We accept most insurance including Medicare.


Personalized Care & Education

Our highly trained staff treats every patient as if he or she is a family member or personal friend. We realize that as a consumer, you have a choice as to where you receive your rehabilitation care. We would be grateful for the opportunity to assist in your recovery.

Joe Banach

Dr. Joe Banach, DPT, FAFS
Clinic Director/Partner

Joe grew up in Arizona but has called the PNW home for the last 16 years. He enjoys golf, hiking and spending time with his wife and four children. Professionally Joe has pursued continued learning post-graduate school to earn his fellowship in Applied Functional Science. This continued learning has positioned him to help his patient’s recovery from various injuries and get back to a more enjoyable life.


Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.

FTG will help you set up long-term preventative habits and tools to help with avoiding re-injury and dealing with future pain, including:

  • Postural Education
  • Improving Body Mechanics
  • Maintaining a Healthy and Active Lifestyle

Equilibrium issues can oftentimes lead to further health problems down the road. If you or a loved one are experiencing a decreased ability to balance, difficulty getting up from a seated position, or decreased activity due to fear of falling, FTG’s therapists can help. Taking proactive measures can assist older adults in remaining independent and reduce their chances of injury. Our individualized exercise programs yield significant improvements in balance measure, mobility measures, and decreased fall risk.

Orthotics are often used in the treatment of:

  • Anterior knee pain (patello-femoral joint syndrome)
  • Illiotibial band syndrome
  • Hip tendinitis/bursitis
  • Low-back pain

The hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints by Functional Physical therapists can restore normal movement and function to joints and soft tissues, especially in patients unable to move or stretch on their own. Manual Therapy can help alleviate pain and reduce or eliminate inflammation, particularly when combined with exercise and other strength and range of motion therapies. In short, it helps you get back to being your best self.

Your child may benefit from physical therapy if you see any of the following signs:

  • Difficulty attaining developmental milestones such as rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, and jumping
  • Decreased coordination and/or balance
  • Decreased mobility or range of motion
  • Stiffness or laxity in joints and/or muscles

From plantar fasciitis to Achilles tendinitis, common ailments can keep us from being our best selves. As our bodies try to compensate for hip, shin, knee, or back pain, they can begin to move in ways they aren’t meant to. This can easily turn something simple into a chronic problem. Diagnosing and preventing these issues is the goal of a biomechanical assessment.

Surgery can be a daunting subject. Thankfully, FTG is with you all the way, both leading up to and after your operation. Before the procedure, you will be fully educated on your rehabilitation process and reasonable expectations for recovery. After surgery, your therapy team will help get you moving again.

You’ll learn how to condition your body and mind to achieve optimal levels of performance, including:

  • Physical and Mental Preparation
  • Maximizing Athletic Performance
  • Reducing Risk of Re-Injury

Our Vestibular Rehabilitation services include:

  • Consultation to determine rehabilitation potential
  • Comprehensive examinations to establish baseline function and document change over time
  • Development of a customized rehabilitation program designed to improve symptoms and restore function

Getting back to work after an on-the-job injury can be an intimidating process. That’s why FTG offers a comprehensive industrial and occupational program that’s been approved by the state to treat employees under Workers’ Compensation and Labor & Industries regulations and helps employers promote a healthier working environment. We combine our prompt, high-quality care with efficient case coordination and streamlined communication to get you back to work as soon as possible, and back to being your best self.


Patient Forms

Patient Forms

For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.

New Patient Registration Form Packet | Download

This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL FORM.

Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter

The Therapy Connection | Download


Functional Outcome Questionnaires

Please fill out the appropriate survey prior to your first visit.

Arm, Shoulder and/or Hand Pain | Download

Low Back Pain | Download

Lower Extremity Pain | Download

Neck Disability | Download


For Additional Questions Please Contact Us

Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.

In Washington, you can see a physical therapist without a referral from a physician. However, your insurance may require a referral from a physician to cover your expenses. To find out, call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask if a referral is necessary for coverage of physical therapy.

We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.

As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.

Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.

– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.

Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.

We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.

Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.

The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.


"Brock, Lindsay and the staff did an awesome job rehabbing my shoulder after rotator cuff surgery. They keep things light, fun, and humorous while still making sure that business gets taken care of. Highly recommended!"
-Greg B.

"The entire team at IRG Woodinville is fantastic!
I have been going to IRG since July 2017, following a significant thyroid cancer and lymphectomy surgery which left me with decreased range of motion in my neck and shoulders.

From the moment you walk in and meet the receptionist, Megan, to the Physical therapy team of Brock, Bernard, Deb & Farris, everyone shows professionalism, along with care and compassion. I feel like the team listens and supports the patients where they are at in the healing process. Last, but not least, they haven't forgotten "laughter is the best medicine" - you frequently hear laughter throughout. I love that while they are serious about the work, they don't make it boring! Recovery is a long road, might as well laugh ☺️"
-Kate M.

"Courteous and nice staff. Good facility and great physical therapy"
-Amol N.

Wonderful, knowledgeable staff. A"feel good" place.
- Vicki H.

"I began physical therapy around mid March of 2018 after breaking my leg in December. I had a very bad spiral fracture that miraculously did not need surgery. As soon as my doctor cleared me for physical therapy I was at Redmond Ridge Physical therapy the next day. When I came in I had been in a cast and air cast for 3 months and was non weight bearing so my leg was extremely weak and the tendons were tight and extremely painful to the touch. I was certain it would be months before I could walk on my leg. Today is May 5th 2018 and I’m walking with just a cane. I’m not walking quickly, but my pain has been greatly decreased by physical therapy and I’m amazed at my progress. I went from non weight bearing to walking in just a little over a month and it’s all because of these wonderful therapists.

The staff at Redmond Ridge PT is amazing. I’ve been seen by all of the therapists and they’re all knowledgeable, friendly, and compassionate. They’re very energetic and somehow manage to stay that way all day; it’s very impressive. I’m so thankful to have found such a wonderful place to help me recover. The facility in case your wondering is also nice with a wall of windows on one side, which is relaxing and really helps it feel open. I’ll be happy when I can walk normally, but I’ll miss everyone at Redmond Ridge Physical Therapy."
-Mandy F.

"Friendly staff, keeps up on latest practices, hand therapist, I have rehabbed a couple injuries and postoperative recoveries here with great results"
-Thomas M.