Pat Archer, MS, LMT, AT/ret.
Pat Archer has been a sports health care specialist and educator for over 35 years. Her combined knowledge and experience as a massage therapist and athletic trainer provide Pat with a unique blend of advanced manual therapy assessment and treatment skills that
she loves sharing with students. Her warm and personal style of teaching keeps students actively engaged in both their head and hands.
She is a popular and highly regarded speaker who has presented at state, regional, and national professional conferences. Her courses span a variety of manual therapy topics including event and clinical sports massage, lymphatic facilitation, orthopedic assessment, and manual therapy applications for specific injury management. Pat has maintained a busy clinical massage practice in Seattle WA, highlighted by serving as the head massage therapist for the Seattle Sonics and Storm for 8 and 4 years respectively, 1996 Summer Olympic Games, USA Track and Field Championships, and multiple collegiate national championships.
Pat is also the author of multiple articles for professional journals, including the Massage Therapy Journal, Athletic Therapy Today, and Training and Conditioning, as well as a few textbooks. Her texts include Massage for Sports Health Care, the workbook for a self-study video course from Human Kinetics, and two Wolters Kluwer–LWW texts Therapeutic Massage in Athletics, and Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Manual Therapists, which is co-authored with Lisa Nelson.