Meet Us

We've Expanded!

We are grateful to our wonderful patients and referral sources who have supported us so amazingly for many years. We have recently expanded our clinic by adding an additional 3,000 square foot gym and treatment space complete with large dance floor area. We now have more room for health, wellness, and training.

1630 SW Morrison St, Suite 100 Portland, Oregon 97205

Hours:

  • Mon – Fri: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Sat: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Sun: closed
email us: info@wpptc.com
call us: 503.227.7774
fax: 503.227.7548

 

Meet Us

Katherine McCoy
PT, MTC

 

Kathi combines her cerebral side with her practical side in problem solving with her patients. She is passionate about understanding the physiological aspects of a patient’s discomfort or dysfunction and pairing that knowledge with both traditional and non-traditional treatment plans. One of the questions she asks herself most often is “what if?”

At the start of her career with direct oversight of the burn department, Kathi participated in extensive research regarding tissue granulation and was responsible for sharp debridement of burns and wounds. Her experience as a burn therapist introduced her to the value of manual therapy in the restoration of function to injured tissue.  She is also a certified orthopedic manual therapist who has trained and practiced all over the world.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • University of Tennessee, BS, Health Sciences
  • Ursa Osteopathic Medicine Foundation, Rocabaddo Institute and Olaf Evjenth’s Physiotherapeutic Manual Institute, advanced training in the treatment of craniosacral, TMJ/TMD, spinal, extremity and sports medicine disorders
  • West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic, founder and co-owner
  • Metropolitan Nashville General/Vanderbilt University, director, Physical Therapy Clinic and Burn Department
  • Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists, manual therapy certification
  • Institute of Graduate Health Science, manual therapy certification
  • International Federation of Manual Therapists, member
  • Perry Institute, incontinence treatment certification
  • LaMaze, certified instructor
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre, Jefferson Dancers, BodyVox, and NW Professional Dance Project, PT
  • Women in Workmen’s Compensation, past board member
  • Friends of the Arboretum, past board member
  • Women of Good Samaritan – Legacy Health, Board Member
  • Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation, Trustee
  • Jesuit High School, Financial Aid Committee
  • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Endowment Board
  • White Orchid Award Recipient, Portland Business Journal
  • American Red Cross Certified First Responder

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Favorite books of an avid reader: Mary Craig’s Tears of Blood: A Cry for Tibet, Bounsang Khamkeo’s I Little Slave, Jeffrey Sachs’ The End of Poverty, Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains, Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal, Paul Kalanithi”s When Breath Becomes Air, and Adam Hochschild’s King Leopold’s Ghost. Her favorite film is Wardance the Movie. Kathi is a great lover of the arts particularly literature, dance, music, film, and theater.

Weekends and vacations take Kathi running, rafting, cycling, skiing, gardening, letting hummingbirds land in her hand, swimming, windsurfing, practicing yoga, weight training, camping, mountain climbing, and trekking around the globe with her two children. She has summited many peaks including Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. Whitney, and Grand Teton. She’s volunteered with Medical Teams International (formerly NW Medical Teams), Habitat for Humanity, Humedica and various other medical NGOs over the past 28 years, working from Portland to Central America, Oaxaca, Mexico, Haiti, Sub-Saharan Africa, including Tanzanian, Burundian, Ugandan, Congolese, and Syrian refugee camps, Ethiopia,  as well as stints in Asia. Kathi has traveled to Cambodia to deliver care in burn units, also assisting with sex trafficking victims through a companion NGO in Phnom Penh. She and her family have also built houses in several venues including Portland, Guatemala, Myanmar, and Ethiopia with Habitat for Humanity. She is now participating in the creation of an integrative fistula program in sub-Saharan Africa refugee camps which has opened in SW Uganda.

There is a strong ethos of helping others that pervades WPPTC. In addition to helping our patients regain mobility or achieve peak performance, we are active in the community. One focus of our efforts is Medical Teams International, a Portland based humanitarian relief organization sending volunteer disaster relief teams and medical aid to people in crisis in 32 countries.  She, along with WPPTC, has screened thousands of Portland youth athletes to determine ACL injury risk.  This screening has been accompanied by individualized training to prevent ACL injuries.  She also helped create the Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) Wellness Program.  Our therapists at WPPTC treat all OBT dancers in the studio and at our clinic.    This Wellness Program has helped reduce their injury rate dramatically in the past 3 years since the inception of the dance screening and wellness program.  WPPTC serves the other greater Portland dance studios as well.

WPPTC is committed to improving the lives of Oregonians and people around the globe affected by disaster, conflict and poverty working with Medical Teams International.

Habitat for Humanity Project in Myanmar

In March 2017 Kathi joined a team from Habitat for Humanity to build homes in Myanmar.  The team was led by Stacy Allison, the first American woman to summit Mt. Everest and a Portland resident. Allison, a motivational speaker, put together a diverse and driven group, including lawyers and physical therapists, all driven to make a difference.

Habitat for Humanity in Myanmar

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Missions to Syria and Ethiopia

Kathi in Syrian Refugee Camp with MTI

Kathi in Syrian Refugee Camp with MTI

Kathi in Ethiopia with Habitat for Humanity

Kathi in Ethiopia with Habitat for Humanity

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MTI in Haiti (2010)

Kathi in Haiti

Kathi McCoy featured in OPTA-Oregon-Log-2010Q4

Read the full story in the September 3, 2010 edition of the Scribe

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic’s Kathi McCoy emceed an all-star panel of aid representatives at the MAC.
Haiti Disaster Relief at the MAC

Kathi joined a team of medical professionals traveling to Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake. The story was widely reported in the media.  Here’s their story.

MTI in Haiti 2010 – KATU 5pm News

MTI in Haiti 2010 – KATU 6pm News

MTI in Haiti 2010 – KGW 11pm News

MTI in Haiti 2010 – KATU 4pm News

Haiti Earthquake 2010 – Relief Efforts – KGW News

MTI and 2010 Haitian Earthquake – KATU AM Northwest

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MTI in Guatemala (2009)

Kathi and her children, Michael and Madison, have volunteered with Medical Teams International in Guatemala, where they partnered with indigenous peoples to address their identified nutrition and health problems. MTI works with solutions devised by the villagers to tackle water source protection and crop diversification to alleviate malnutrition. Their process of building relationships with villagers to collaboratively use their skills and knowledge makes the work more satisfying and the solutions more sustainable. Kathi feels that it is a privilege to be a part of this process.

Kathi and Children

Kathi and children in Guatemala

MAC Faces of November 2009

MTI in Guatemala 2009

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MTI in Uganda (2008)

Kathi was part of the team on the Congolese border to provide medical relief to refugees. The Oregonian covered the work done in the face of this “human rights catastrophe”.

Read The Oregonian article

Kathi McCoy in Uganda

Kathi in Uganda

MTI – Congolese Refugees in Uganda 2008

DRC Refugee

Kathi in the DRC

MTI – Uganda 2008 – KATU AM Northwest

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Take a further look at Medical Team International’s important work:

MTI Auction 2010  – Change a Life

MTI Auction 2009 – Change a Life

MTI Auction 2008 – The Great Adventure

MTI – New York Times

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New Heights for MTI–Kathi and a group of friends have climbed Mt. Hood, Mt. Whitney, and Grand Teton commemorating Medical Teams International. Stacy Allison, renowned climber and MTI supporter, joined the group for their successful summit of Mt. Hood. Check out the youtube videos of their climbs. MTI truly rocks!

Summiting Grand Teton (video)

Grand Teton Montage (video)

At the top of Grand Teton

At the top of Grand Teton

Summiting Mt Whitney (video)

At the Summit of Mt. Whitney

At the summit of Mt. Whitney

Summiting Mt Hood (video)

At the summit of Mt Hood

Mt. Hood Summit

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WPPTC‘s work with dancers is featured in the February issue of Goodness Magazine. On the cover Kathi McCoy, founder and co-owner of WPPTC, is pictured with OBT principal dancer Gavin Larsen.

Read the Goodness Magazine article

The Oregonian featured Kathi, who shared some of her thoughts on places, things, beliefs and experiences with Oregonian writer Sara Perry. The complete text of Perry’s “Favorite Things” article may be viewed by clicking the links below.

Attitude of Gratitude News Article, The Oregonian

Attitude of Gratitude News Article, The Oregonian

Full Text of Article

kathi-with-hummingbird

Christine Krueger
PT

After graduating from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1986, Christine focused on Sports Medicine in the early years of her Physical Therapy career. First in Seattle and then in the Bay Area, Christine participated in the athletic training of the Seattle Supersonics and San Francisco 49er’s, as well as treating other professional and collegiate baseball, volleyball, and soccer players. As a South Bay provider for SOAR/Spine Care, she participated in the beginnings of the stabilization movement. She is also an American Red Cross Certified First Responder.

Christine’s Portland career has revolved around West Portland Physical Therapy. Since 1990, she has worked with the Oregon Ballet Theatre and has undertaken additional coursework in spine care, joint mobilization, soft tissue techniques, osteoporosis, dance, exercise, and pregnancy.

As the mother of two athletically-involved children, Christine is well versed in the challenges of keeping kids fit and healthy while avoiding repetitive and strain injuries. A runner since high school, she still rarely misses a day.

Christine is dedicated to helping her patients determine what conditions are needed to promote healing, educating them in how to better care for their bodies, and assisting their return to an active lifestyle.

Patricia Koehler
PT, WCS

A Wisconsin native, Patti graduated with her degree in Physical Therapy from the University of San Francisco in 1986. She has lived and worked in Portland since 1991.

Patti specializes in manual therapy and has extensive continuing education training in a variety of soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques. These include, but are not limited to, PRRT, strain-counterstrain, and myofascial release.

A member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s section on Women’s Health, Patti has taken advanced coursework in women’s and men’s healthcare topics and pelvic pain issues and is a Board Certified Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy (WCS). She is also an American Red Cross Certified First Responder.

Among her other accomplishments, Patti is a certified Pilates instructor (Stotts Institute 2002), and has provided PT services for the Oregon Ballet Theatre since 1992. She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine, and has treated dancers of all ages and skill levels. Patti is also a member of the support staff for NW Professional Dance Project.

A runner and biker for the past 30 years, Patti also enjoys gardening, camping, kayaking, and travel – all outdoor activities with her family and friends.

Patti was featured on KGW with some Warm Up Stretches for Winter Workouts.  See the link here!

Patti Koehler selected as Best Body Worker by Willamette Week.

Patti Koehler-WW Best of Portland-2010

Patti was named a “Top Doc” by Portland Monthly in 2015.

Patti Koehler-Portland Monthly Top Doc

 

Scott Gulstine
PT, MPT, OCS, COMT

Scott’s relaxed, easy-going, and sincere approach is well-received by our patients at WPPTC. Working with a variety of patients from avid athletes to the elderly who are at risk for falling or suffering from shoulder conditions, Scott’s approach is logical, practical, and based on findings from a thorough evaluation. He puts a high priority on determining the structure or structures that are producing the symptoms and why. If one knows where the symptoms are originating from, then one has a better chance to positively alter those symptoms. To complete the picture he tries to understand the predisposing and contributing factors that are causing excessive stress on the injured part of the body.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Masters of Physical Therapy
  • University of California at Davis, Bachelor of Science, Animal Physiology
  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS)
  • ATS certified, personal training with clients
  • Advanced Concepts in Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex
  • Back to Golf SM certified
  • Orthopedic and Sports Related Knee Injuries
  • Therapeutic Yoga
  • Muscle Energy Techniques- Mobilization of the Thoracic and Cervical Spine
  • Improving Balance and Decreasing Fall Risk Using T’ai Chi
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) from Maitland Australian Physiotherapy
  • Biomechanics of the Cyclist

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Scott LOVES skiing with family and friends in the relative safety of ski resorts. He also relishes the contrasting mix of peace and adventure that the back-country offers. After a long absence, Scott is enjoying rediscovering Oregon again.  Weekends will find him mountain biking through the sylvan mountains, hiking in the Columbia River Gorge, or reading its’ history from the travels of Lewis and Clark, in Undaunted Courage.

Amy Werner
PT, DPT

Amy approaches physical therapy with a dancer’s eye for detail of movement. Her zeal for healthy movement fuels her interests in both dance and the practice of physical therapy. Amy’s approach emphasizes a whole-body perspective to patient recovery. She values one-on-one treatment with the goal of educating her patients to independently manage their own symptoms. Amy’s passion is dance medicine, but her experience with balance, vestibular dysfunction, and women’s health give an expanded understanding of patients’ challenges in regaining function.

Education, Experience, Certifications

  • Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Kansas State University, BS, Dance
  • Advanced training with North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), levels 3 of 4 completed toward manual therapy certification
  • Physical Therapist for Oregon Ballet Theatre, Body Vox, and NW Dance Project
  • Wellness committee chair and care coordinator for Oregon Ballet Theatre
  • Founding healthcare member for Dance Wire
  • Extensive course work in Dance Medicine, Pilates, hip and lower leg dysfunction, ankle and foot biomechanics, pregnancy and post-partum care, and vestibular dysfunction
  • Training in Pelvic Floor rehabilitation

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Outside the clinic you will find Amy biking, hiking and backpacking. In quieter moments she relishes quilting or relaxing with a good book (Deep Down Dark and The Boys in the Boat are recent favorites). Traveling to Guatemala, China, Morocco, and Egypt to conduct service work teaching English and creating infrastructure have whetted Amy’s appetite to pursue volunteer medical relief work around the world.

Eryn Kirschbaum
PT, DPT, PRPC

Eryn strives to practice a holistic approach to physical therapy by examining the many potential contributing factors to her patients’ health and wellness. She values the benefit of one-on-one treatment time that physical therapy provides and enjoys the relationships created in the process. Her true passion lies in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, which addresses a myriad of diagnoses including various forms of incontinence and pelvic pain. Seeing the changes and improvements in quality of life that physical therapy can offer these patients is truly incredible and has inspired her to pursue specialization in this area.

Education, experience and certification

  • Pacific University (Hillsboro, OR), Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • University of Oregon, BS, Anthropology, Business Administration minor
  • Certified Pelvic Rehabilitative Practitioner (PRPC)
  • Pursuing advanced coursework from the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)
  • American Heart Association Certified First Responder

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Eryn is a native Portlander and feels lucky to have been born and raised in such a vibrant, eclectic, and fun city. However, her passion for travel inspired her to join the United States Peace Corps where she was assigned to teach health and wellness to children in Ukraine. It was her time abroad that allowed her to reflect on what she desired out of a career and came to the decision to pursue Physical Therapy. She has never looked back and is happy to be part of a field that promotes the betterment of peoples lives. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, being outdoors, skiing, playing and watching soccer (Go Timbers and Thorns!), watching football (Go Ducks and Seahawks!), and exploring Portland’s ever-changing restaurants and events.

Chad Volk
PT, DPT

Education, experience and certification

  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, BS Biology/Mathematics
  • APTA member, orthopedic section
  • Advanced coursework from the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)
  • Advanced manual therapy and orthopedic training
  • Advanced vestibular rehabilitation training

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Being from Vermont, Chad feels most at home in the outdoors. On the weekends you can find him exploring Portland and all it has to offer – from Powell’s to Mt. Hood, Chad is enjoying all that his new home has to offer!

Sarah Terpin
PT, DPT

Sarah joined West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic to be part of a community-oriented and patient-focused team. She is committed to lifelong learning, and has a strong understanding of the interaction between physiological, biomechanical, and psychosocial factors that contribute to both dysfunction and recovery. Sarah strives to provide individualized care for every patient to promote return to full, pain-free function, including education for injury prevention and safety during activities at home and at work. She finds great satisfaction as a therapist in working with patients with a wide range of medical conditions and physical abilities, and acting as an advocate for health in all aspects of their lives.

Education, experience and certification

  • Northwestern University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2008
  • University of Oregon, BA, General Science, 2006
  • American Physical Therapy Association Member
  • Oregon Physical Therapy Association Member

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

In her free time, Sarah enjoys all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. She is always looking for a way to get outside, whether it be at the coast, the mountains, or here in town. Her interests vary from hiking to kayaking and from yoga to running. She has participated in a number of local half marathons and is working to participate in her first triathlon. But, when the rainy weather sets in she is just as happy to spend a day indoors reading or cooking and friends and family alike will tell you that Sarah will always find a way to create something delicious and unexpected to share.

Amanda Land
PT, DPT, PRPC

Amanda is excited to belong to a team that focuses intensely on patient care and community outreach. She approaches each patient with an individualized plan of care and her main focus is on her patients’ function and their personal goals. Her main passion is Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and is eager to advance her experience in this area of physical therapy for women and men. Amanda believes patient education is a key component to having a successful transition from dysfunction to function and will make sure each patient understands the necessity of manual work, treatments, and home exercise to improve patient function.

Education, experience and certification

  • University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (San Marcos, CA), Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • California Polytechnic State University, BS in Kinesiology
  • Pursuing Manual Therapy Certification
  • Certified Pelvic Rehabilitative Practitioner (PRPC)
  • American Heart Association Certified First Responder
  • American Physical Therapy Association Member- Womens Section

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Amanda was born and raised in Encinitas, CA, a small surf town in North County San Diego. Considering her new Portland residence, Amanda looks forward to exploring everything the City of Roses has to offer – the food, the outdoors, and the great weather. For activities, she enjoys snowboarding (eager to carve down Mt. Hood!), archery, golfing (working on a better game), and dance classes. In her down time, Amanda can be found reading a great book, watching the newest movie playing in the cinema, or mastering a new recipe.

Tomiko Saldia
PT, MPT, RYT, Cert MDT

Tomiko was born in the Midwest and grew up in a military family.  Therefore, she understands the continuum of life changes in all aspects of personal development as well as making the most of every day that we are alive.  She graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University, her home town.  Since then, she has been integrating conventional evidence-based physical therapy practices with effective alternative medical approaches treating simple to complex issues of all ages from the span of babies to adults in their 100+ years of life.  Her clinical experience includes working with individuals and families in both private and conventional settings that include orthopedics, sports medicine, acute and chronic neurological conditions.  She believes that you cannot separate orthopedic and neurological conditions within the individual since they both occur simultaneously and need to be addressed holistically.

Education, experience and certification

  • Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT), McKenzie Institute International
  • Certified Yoga Teacher, Yoga Pearl, Portland, OR
  • Stott Pilates Rehabilitation, Vancouver, WA
  • Craniosacral Therapy, Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • American Heart Association Certified First Responder

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Tomiko loves working with all kinds of people from all walks of life.  Her passions include empowering individuals to take control of their pain and loss of function through education and self-treatment using Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy.  Once patients have learned to work with their own bodies effectively, she then focuses on manual therapy aspects of rehabilitation using a variety of myofascial/fluid restoration techniques and mobilization/manipulative techniques.  Neuromuscular re-education and mindfulness education start at the beginning of care and continue to be an emphasis throughout the entire rehabilitative process for every patient.  She plans to pursue a certification in craniosacral therapy and continue to bridge the gap between Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy and women’s, men’s, and children’s pelvic floor health issues.

Kristi Caragliano
PT, DPT

Kristi joined WPPTC to focus on one-to-one patient care that is consistent and effective. With her love for sports and activities she strives to find the best patient care with individualized and well-rounded approaches so that patients can return to doing what they love.  Kristi strives to get her patients to be self-motivated and well-educated about their bodies so that they feel confident within themselves. Having her patients work on posture, injury prevention, and self-management along with pain reduction and increasing function are main components to her practice. She focuses on the continuous development of learning and updating her skills. She is beginning her journey to provide Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and is looking forward to helping women and men improve their quality of life.

Education, experience and certification

  • University of St. Augustine (San Marcos, CA), Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA), BS Kinesiology
  • 200-Hour Certified Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Alliance
  • American Heart Association Certified First Responder
  • Pursuing Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
  • Pursuing Orthopedic Clinic Specialist

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Kristi was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. Outside of eating and exploring the wondrous food and culture that Louisiana has to offer, the recent relocation to Portland has her eager to explore the outdoors.  She enjoys being outdoors on any day whether that is going for a run, a hike, or a walk with her sweet dog, Phoenix. Her passions include weightlifting and Yoga. She is a recently certified Yoga instructor and is continuing to dive into her practice and training. When not here at her new home in Portland, you can find her traveling either to the beach, back home, or out of the country!

 

Kelsie Ganshert
PT, DPT

Kelsie is a California native who has spent the last 12 years in New York after attending New York University where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2008.  Following graduation, she worked at a top-ranked orthopedic hospital for 8 years before choosing to relocate to Portland – preferring the great outdoors over the busy NYC streets.

Kelsie has extensive training and experience in Pediatric Rehabilitation, with ages ranging from birth to 21 in a wide range of orthopedic and neurologic diagnoses such as, but not limited to:

  • Congenital Muscular Torticollis
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Developmental Delay
  • Developmental Coordination Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Skeletally Immature Orthopedic Injuries (following fractures, sprains, strains, and tears)

She is also pursuing education in pediatric pelvic floor rehabilitation and brings her strong pediatric skills to our outstanding pelvic floor rehab team.

Although she has worked with patients of all ages, her passion lies in working with young athletes with an emphasis on injury prevention.  She is skilled in performing Functional Movement Assessments for athletes as preventive measures and as they prepare to return to play following injury, specifically ACL injury.  While she is well-versed in treating athletes from a variety of sports, soccer is her love.

While in New York she performed movement analysis screens for local soccer teams and provided education to the players, parents, and coaches on how to keep their athletes and teams safe during the season.  She continues to be active member of Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM) where her interests lie in injury prevention research and researching sports specialization in youth athletes.  Kelsie has shared her expertise on the young athlete in professional educational presentations and at national conferences including the annual PRiSM conference and at American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meetings.

Kelsie is excited to practice at WPPTC where treating the whole patient, not just the current injury, is the focus.  She believes in the importance of educating her patients and their families which will enable them to maintain their health and continue to enjoy participation in everyday activities.

Education, experience and certification

  • New York University, New York, NY, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA, Bachelor of Science, Health Science
  • Founding Member of Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM)
  • Member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Completed Competency in Hospital for Special Surgery Qualitative Movement Assessment (HSSQMA)
  • Training in Myofascial Release Technique
  • Pursuing Education in Pediatric Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
  • Presenter at APTA Combined Sections Meetings (2013, 2014)
  • Presenter at PRiSM Annual Conference (2016)

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Kelsie enjoys being active outdoors and is looking forward to discovering all that Portland has to offer.  When not working with her patients, Kelsie enjoys competing in seasonal triathlons, traveling, hiking, kayaking, and cycling.  She looks forward to camping in areas around the Northwest with her family and 2 dogs.

E. Anne Patron
PT, DPT, MEd

A native of Maryland, but hater of the humidity, Anne is overjoyed to start the next chapter of her life in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  She was drawn to Portland for its quirkiness, friendliness, and activity enthusiasts, and can’t wait to continue learning from people.  Physical therapy is an experience for each and every person and Anne really likes to take in someone’s entire experiences when coordinating an individual’s plan of care.  Everyone is a little messy and the fun part of our job as physical therapists is to ensure you can keep being messy, just pain-free!

Anne is currently pursuing advanced training for Pelvic Rehabilitation from the Herman & Wallace Institute and enjoys treating people with pelvic issues because of how centrally these issues affect every aspect of our lives.  No subject is off-limits and she does her best to ensure patients are comfortable and even crack a smile in what could be an awkward situation.  Anne is looking forward to taking additional courses in manual therapy to compliment her orthopedic treatments.  May the learning continue!

Education, experience and certification

  • University of Rhode Island, Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • Frostburg State University, Master’s of Education, Specializations in Biology and Psychology
  • Frostburg State University, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with Spanish and Psychology minors
  • Pelvic Rehabilitation training from Herman & Wallace Institute
  • Pursuing manual therapy training from North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)
  • Member of American Physical Therapy Association
  • Member of Oregon Physical Therapy Association

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Anne started life as a soccer, softball, and tennis player, but over the years has essentially stuck to running.  She competed in cross country and track and field at the collegiate division III level and continues to race today.  However, she jokes that she’ll need to invest in a good bike now that she’s living in the bike-friendly capital of the nation!  She likes to hike and be outside, cook, binge-watch Netflix, practice yoga, explore new places, and people-watch.  She may have moved to the west coast, but she mostly supports her hometown sports teams: the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles.  Though she’s certain that the Timbers, Thorns, Blazers, and Seahawks will be new favorites!  Each day brings on new adventures and she cannot wait to see where this next chapter of her life will take her!

Physical Therapist Assistants

Our great team of licensed Physical Therapist Assistants work closely with our therapists and provide an amazing team approach to your physical therapy care.

Jolene Spear
Personal Trainer

Jolene Spear is a billboard for the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and fitness. She radiates vitality and wellness and her speech is bursting with action words. Jolene views her blend of core-strengthening pilates, restorative yoga and personal training as the next step in the process of getting patients healthy and more mobile in their everyday lives. In Jolene’s mind every client has a story to tell and she is an avid listener. In that way she can identify what the right step is for each client to make fitness a part of their life. And for Jolene that’s moving every day.

Education, experience, and certifications:

  • Southern Oregon State University, BS Chemistry
  • West Hills Racquet and Fitness Club, Former Fitness Director, Cardiac Wellness Program Supervisor
  • Griffith Park Athletic Club, Pleasant Hills YMCA, Concord Navel Weapons Station, Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer
  • Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Group Fitness Instructor through the American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • Level IV-Certified Yogafit Instructor
  • Certified Mat Pilates Instructor from the Physical Mind Institute
  • Certified Reformer Instructor from Balanced Body University

Pursuits, passions, and dreams:

My passions are leading an active lifestyle and gourmet cooking, in a healthy way!  When not hiking or riding my bike locally, you will find me traveling to other areas of the world to hike and bike there!

When in Portland I can be found entertaining and cooking up a storm for friends and family.  Having recently developed a gluten sensitivity, I am now exploring the world of alternative flours and grains, to incorporate into healthy baking!

One of my goals is to complete the Camino Santiago in Spain and then explore Patagonia.

Scott Osburne
General Manager

Scott has spent the majority of his business career managing outpatient physical therapy clinics nationally. In 2010, a serendipitous set of events connected him with Kathi McCoy and the rest, as they say, is history. Leaving a large, national physical therapy group and coming to West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic has been one of his best decisions. The joy of being able to concentrate on individual patients and making sure that WPPTC strives daily to provide the highest quality care and customer service cannot be overstated.

Education, experience and certification

  • University of Texas at Dallas, BS Business Administration, Accounting

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Scott is excited by the beauty around us in the Pacific Northwest. A native of Texas, he got here as fast as he could and feels so lucky to have spent the past 20 years hiking, kayaking, biking, camping, and skiing in such a magnificent place. Also an urban animal, you will find him most nights enjoying Portland’s great restaurant scene and night life. A fan of the arts he happily supports Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Portland Opera, and the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus where he has performed for 20 years.

We've Expanded!

We are grateful to our wonderful patients and referral sources who have supported us so amazingly for many years. We have recently expanded our clinic by adding an additional 3,000 square foot gym and treatment space complete with large dance floor area. We now have more room for health, wellness, and training.

learn more

We've Expanded!

We are grateful to our wonderful patients and referral sources who have supported us so amazingly for many years. We have recently expanded our clinic by adding an additional 3,000 square foot gym and treatment space complete with large dance floor area. We now have more room for health, wellness, and training.

learn more
1630 SW Morrison St, Suite 100 Portland, Oregon 97205
Hours:
  • Mon – Fri: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Sat: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Katherine McCoy

Katherine McCoy

PT, MTC

 

Kathi combines her cerebral side with her practical side in problem solving with her patients. She is passionate about understanding the physiological aspects of a patient’s discomfort or dysfunction and pairing that knowledge with both traditional and non-traditional treatment plans. One of the questions she asks herself most often is “what if?”

At the start of her career with direct oversight of the burn department, Kathi participated in extensive research regarding tissue granulation and was responsible for sharp debridement of burns and wounds. Her experience as a burn therapist introduced her to the value of manual therapy in the restoration of function to injured tissue.  She is also a certified orthopedic manual therapist who has trained and practiced all over the world.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • University of Tennessee, BS, Health Sciences
  • Ursa Osteopathic Medicine Foundation, Rocabaddo Institute and Olaf Evjenth’s Physiotherapeutic Manual Institute, advanced training in the treatment of craniosacral, TMJ/TMD, spinal, extremity and sports medicine disorders
  • West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic, founder and co-owner
  • Metropolitan Nashville General/Vanderbilt University, director, Physical Therapy Clinic and Burn Department
  • Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists, manual therapy certification
  • Institute of Graduate Health Science, manual therapy certification
  • International Federation of Manual Therapists, member
  • Perry Institute, incontinence treatment certification
  • LaMaze, certified instructor
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre, Jefferson Dancers, BodyVox, and NW Professional Dance Project, PT
  • Women in Workmen’s Compensation, past board member
  • Friends of the Arboretum, past board member
  • Women of Good Samaritan – Legacy Health, Board Member
  • Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation, Trustee
  • Jesuit High School, Financial Aid Committee
  • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Endowment Board
  • White Orchid Award Recipient, Portland Business Journal
  • American Red Cross Certified First Responder

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Favorite books of an avid reader: Mary Craig’s Tears of Blood: A Cry for Tibet, Bounsang Khamkeo’s I Little Slave, Jeffrey Sachs’ The End of Poverty, Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains, Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal, Paul Kalanithi”s When Breath Becomes Air, and Adam Hochschild’s King Leopold’s Ghost. Her favorite film is Wardance the Movie. Kathi is a great lover of the arts particularly literature, dance, music, film, and theater.

Weekends and vacations take Kathi running, rafting, cycling, skiing, gardening, letting hummingbirds land in her hand, swimming, windsurfing, practicing yoga, weight training, camping, mountain climbing, and trekking around the globe with her two children. She has summited many peaks including Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. Whitney, and Grand Teton. She’s volunteered with Medical Teams International (formerly NW Medical Teams), Habitat for Humanity, Humedica and various other medical NGOs over the past 28 years, working from Portland to Central America, Oaxaca, Mexico, Haiti, Sub-Saharan Africa, including Tanzanian, Burundian, Ugandan, Congolese, and Syrian refugee camps, Ethiopia,  as well as stints in Asia. Kathi has traveled to Cambodia to deliver care in burn units, also assisting with sex trafficking victims through a companion NGO in Phnom Penh. She and her family have also built houses in several venues including Portland, Guatemala, Myanmar, and Ethiopia with Habitat for Humanity. She is now participating in the creation of an integrative fistula program in sub-Saharan Africa refugee camps which has opened in SW Uganda.

There is a strong ethos of helping others that pervades WPPTC. In addition to helping our patients regain mobility or achieve peak performance, we are active in the community. One focus of our efforts is Medical Teams International, a Portland based humanitarian relief organization sending volunteer disaster relief teams and medical aid to people in crisis in 32 countries.  She, along with WPPTC, has screened thousands of Portland youth athletes to determine ACL injury risk.  This screening has been accompanied by individualized training to prevent ACL injuries.  She also helped create the Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) Wellness Program.  Our therapists at WPPTC treat all OBT dancers in the studio and at our clinic.    This Wellness Program has helped reduce their injury rate dramatically in the past 3 years since the inception of the dance screening and wellness program.  WPPTC serves the other greater Portland dance studios as well.

WPPTC is committed to improving the lives of Oregonians and people around the globe affected by disaster, conflict and poverty working with Medical Teams International.

Habitat for Humanity Project in Myanmar

In March 2017 Kathi joined a team from Habitat for Humanity to build homes in Myanmar.  The team was led by Stacy Allison, the first American woman to summit Mt. Everest and a Portland resident. Allison, a motivational speaker, put together a diverse and driven group, including lawyers and physical therapists, all driven to make a difference.

Habitat for Humanity in Myanmar

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Missions to Syria and Ethiopia

Kathi in Syrian Refugee Camp with MTI

Kathi in Syrian Refugee Camp with MTI

Kathi in Ethiopia with Habitat for Humanity

Kathi in Ethiopia with Habitat for Humanity

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MTI in Haiti (2010)

Kathi in Haiti

Kathi McCoy featured in OPTA-Oregon-Log-2010Q4

Read the full story in the September 3, 2010 edition of the Scribe

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010, West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic’s Kathi McCoy emceed an all-star panel of aid representatives at the MAC.
Haiti Disaster Relief at the MAC

Kathi joined a team of medical professionals traveling to Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake. The story was widely reported in the media.  Here’s their story.

MTI in Haiti 2010 – KATU 5pm News

MTI in Haiti 2010 – KATU 6pm News

MTI in Haiti 2010 – KGW 11pm News

MTI in Haiti 2010 – KATU 4pm News

Haiti Earthquake 2010 – Relief Efforts – KGW News

MTI and 2010 Haitian Earthquake – KATU AM Northwest

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MTI in Guatemala (2009)

Kathi and her children, Michael and Madison, have volunteered with Medical Teams International in Guatemala, where they partnered with indigenous peoples to address their identified nutrition and health problems. MTI works with solutions devised by the villagers to tackle water source protection and crop diversification to alleviate malnutrition. Their process of building relationships with villagers to collaboratively use their skills and knowledge makes the work more satisfying and the solutions more sustainable. Kathi feels that it is a privilege to be a part of this process.

Kathi and Children

Kathi and children in Guatemala

MAC Faces of November 2009

MTI in Guatemala 2009

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MTI in Uganda (2008)

Kathi was part of the team on the Congolese border to provide medical relief to refugees. The Oregonian covered the work done in the face of this “human rights catastrophe”.

Read The Oregonian article

Kathi McCoy in Uganda

Kathi in Uganda

MTI – Congolese Refugees in Uganda 2008

DRC Refugee

Kathi in the DRC

MTI – Uganda 2008 – KATU AM Northwest

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Take a further look at Medical Team International’s important work:

MTI Auction 2010  – Change a Life

MTI Auction 2009 – Change a Life

MTI Auction 2008 – The Great Adventure

MTI – New York Times

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New Heights for MTI–Kathi and a group of friends have climbed Mt. Hood, Mt. Whitney, and Grand Teton commemorating Medical Teams International. Stacy Allison, renowned climber and MTI supporter, joined the group for their successful summit of Mt. Hood. Check out the youtube videos of their climbs. MTI truly rocks!

Summiting Grand Teton (video)

Grand Teton Montage (video)

At the top of Grand Teton

At the top of Grand Teton

Summiting Mt Whitney (video)

At the Summit of Mt. Whitney

At the summit of Mt. Whitney

Summiting Mt Hood (video)

At the summit of Mt Hood

Mt. Hood Summit

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WPPTC‘s work with dancers is featured in the February issue of Goodness Magazine. On the cover Kathi McCoy, founder and co-owner of WPPTC, is pictured with OBT principal dancer Gavin Larsen.

Read the Goodness Magazine article

The Oregonian featured Kathi, who shared some of her thoughts on places, things, beliefs and experiences with Oregonian writer Sara Perry. The complete text of Perry’s “Favorite Things” article may be viewed by clicking the links below.

Attitude of Gratitude News Article, The Oregonian

Attitude of Gratitude News Article, The Oregonian

Full Text of Article

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Christine Krueger

Christine Krueger

PT

After graduating from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1986, Christine focused on Sports Medicine in the early years of her Physical Therapy career. First in Seattle and then in the Bay Area, Christine participated in the athletic training of the Seattle Supersonics and San Francisco 49er’s, as well as treating other professional and collegiate baseball, volleyball, and soccer players. As a South Bay provider for SOAR/Spine Care, she participated in the beginnings of the stabilization movement. She is also an American Red Cross Certified First Responder.

Christine’s Portland career has revolved around West Portland Physical Therapy. Since 1990, she has worked with the Oregon Ballet Theatre and has undertaken additional coursework in spine care, joint mobilization, soft tissue techniques, osteoporosis, dance, exercise, and pregnancy.

As the mother of two athletically-involved children, Christine is well versed in the challenges of keeping kids fit and healthy while avoiding repetitive and strain injuries. A runner since high school, she still rarely misses a day.

Christine is dedicated to helping her patients determine what conditions are needed to promote healing, educating them in how to better care for their bodies, and assisting their return to an active lifestyle.

Patricia Koehler

Patricia Koehler

PT, WCS

A Wisconsin native, Patti graduated with her degree in Physical Therapy from the University of San Francisco in 1986. She has lived and worked in Portland since 1991.

Patti specializes in manual therapy and has extensive continuing education training in a variety of soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques. These include, but are not limited to, PRRT, strain-counterstrain, and myofascial release.

A member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s section on Women’s Health, Patti has taken advanced coursework in women’s and men’s healthcare topics and pelvic pain issues and is a Board Certified Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy (WCS). She is also an American Red Cross Certified First Responder.

Among her other accomplishments, Patti is a certified Pilates instructor (Stotts Institute 2002), and has provided PT services for the Oregon Ballet Theatre since 1992. She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine, and has treated dancers of all ages and skill levels. Patti is also a member of the support staff for NW Professional Dance Project.

A runner and biker for the past 30 years, Patti also enjoys gardening, camping, kayaking, and travel – all outdoor activities with her family and friends.

Patti was featured on KGW with some Warm Up Stretches for Winter Workouts.  See the link here!

Patti Koehler selected as Best Body Worker by Willamette Week.

Patti Koehler-WW Best of Portland-2010

Patti was named a “Top Doc” by Portland Monthly in 2015.

Patti Koehler-Portland Monthly Top Doc

 

Scott Gulstine

Scott Gulstine

PT, MPT, OCS, COMT

Scott’s relaxed, easy-going, and sincere approach is well-received by our patients at WPPTC. Working with a variety of patients from avid athletes to the elderly who are at risk for falling or suffering from shoulder conditions, Scott’s approach is logical, practical, and based on findings from a thorough evaluation. He puts a high priority on determining the structure or structures that are producing the symptoms and why. If one knows where the symptoms are originating from, then one has a better chance to positively alter those symptoms. To complete the picture he tries to understand the predisposing and contributing factors that are causing excessive stress on the injured part of the body.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Masters of Physical Therapy
  • University of California at Davis, Bachelor of Science, Animal Physiology
  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS)
  • ATS certified, personal training with clients
  • Advanced Concepts in Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex
  • Back to Golf SM certified
  • Orthopedic and Sports Related Knee Injuries
  • Therapeutic Yoga
  • Muscle Energy Techniques- Mobilization of the Thoracic and Cervical Spine
  • Improving Balance and Decreasing Fall Risk Using T’ai Chi
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) from Maitland Australian Physiotherapy
  • Biomechanics of the Cyclist

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Scott LOVES skiing with family and friends in the relative safety of ski resorts. He also relishes the contrasting mix of peace and adventure that the back-country offers. After a long absence, Scott is enjoying rediscovering Oregon again.  Weekends will find him mountain biking through the sylvan mountains, hiking in the Columbia River Gorge, or reading its’ history from the travels of Lewis and Clark, in Undaunted Courage.

Amy Werner

Amy Werner

PT, DPT

Amy approaches physical therapy with a dancer’s eye for detail of movement. Her zeal for healthy movement fuels her interests in both dance and the practice of physical therapy. Amy’s approach emphasizes a whole-body perspective to patient recovery. She values one-on-one treatment with the goal of educating her patients to independently manage their own symptoms. Amy’s passion is dance medicine, but her experience with balance, vestibular dysfunction, and women’s health give an expanded understanding of patients’ challenges in regaining function.

Education, Experience, Certifications

  • Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Kansas State University, BS, Dance
  • Advanced training with North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), levels 3 of 4 completed toward manual therapy certification
  • Physical Therapist for Oregon Ballet Theatre, Body Vox, and NW Dance Project
  • Wellness committee chair and care coordinator for Oregon Ballet Theatre
  • Founding healthcare member for Dance Wire
  • Extensive course work in Dance Medicine, Pilates, hip and lower leg dysfunction, ankle and foot biomechanics, pregnancy and post-partum care, and vestibular dysfunction
  • Training in Pelvic Floor rehabilitation

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Outside the clinic you will find Amy biking, hiking and backpacking. In quieter moments she relishes quilting or relaxing with a good book (Deep Down Dark and The Boys in the Boat are recent favorites). Traveling to Guatemala, China, Morocco, and Egypt to conduct service work teaching English and creating infrastructure have whetted Amy’s appetite to pursue volunteer medical relief work around the world.

Eryn Kirschbaum

Eryn Kirschbaum

PT, DPT, PRPC

Eryn strives to practice a holistic approach to physical therapy by examining the many potential contributing factors to her patients’ health and wellness. She values the benefit of one-on-one treatment time that physical therapy provides and enjoys the relationships created in the process. Her true passion lies in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, which addresses a myriad of diagnoses including various forms of incontinence and pelvic pain. Seeing the changes and improvements in quality of life that physical therapy can offer these patients is truly incredible and has inspired her to pursue specialization in this area.

Education, experience and certification

  • Pacific University (Hillsboro, OR), Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • University of Oregon, BS, Anthropology, Business Administration minor
  • Certified Pelvic Rehabilitative Practitioner (PRPC)
  • Pursuing advanced coursework from the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)
  • American Heart Association Certified First Responder

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Eryn is a native Portlander and feels lucky to have been born and raised in such a vibrant, eclectic, and fun city. However, her passion for travel inspired her to join the United States Peace Corps where she was assigned to teach health and wellness to children in Ukraine. It was her time abroad that allowed her to reflect on what she desired out of a career and came to the decision to pursue Physical Therapy. She has never looked back and is happy to be part of a field that promotes the betterment of peoples lives. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, being outdoors, skiing, playing and watching soccer (Go Timbers and Thorns!), watching football (Go Ducks and Seahawks!), and exploring Portland’s ever-changing restaurants and events.

Chad Volk

Chad Volk

PT, DPT

Education, experience and certification

  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, BS Biology/Mathematics
  • APTA member, orthopedic section
  • Advanced coursework from the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)
  • Advanced manual therapy and orthopedic training
  • Advanced vestibular rehabilitation training

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Being from Vermont, Chad feels most at home in the outdoors. On the weekends you can find him exploring Portland and all it has to offer – from Powell’s to Mt. Hood, Chad is enjoying all that his new home has to offer!

Sarah Terpin

Sarah Terpin

PT, DPT

Sarah joined West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic to be part of a community-oriented and patient-focused team. She is committed to lifelong learning, and has a strong understanding of the interaction between physiological, biomechanical, and psychosocial factors that contribute to both dysfunction and recovery. Sarah strives to provide individualized care for every patient to promote return to full, pain-free function, including education for injury prevention and safety during activities at home and at work. She finds great satisfaction as a therapist in working with patients with a wide range of medical conditions and physical abilities, and acting as an advocate for health in all aspects of their lives.

Education, experience and certification

  • Northwestern University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2008
  • University of Oregon, BA, General Science, 2006
  • American Physical Therapy Association Member
  • Oregon Physical Therapy Association Member

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

In her free time, Sarah enjoys all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. She is always looking for a way to get outside, whether it be at the coast, the mountains, or here in town. Her interests vary from hiking to kayaking and from yoga to running. She has participated in a number of local half marathons and is working to participate in her first triathlon. But, when the rainy weather sets in she is just as happy to spend a day indoors reading or cooking and friends and family alike will tell you that Sarah will always find a way to create something delicious and unexpected to share.

Amanda Land

Amanda Land

PT, DPT, PRPC

Amanda is excited to belong to a team that focuses intensely on patient care and community outreach. She approaches each patient with an individualized plan of care and her main focus is on her patients’ function and their personal goals. Her main passion is Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and is eager to advance her experience in this area of physical therapy for women and men. Amanda believes patient education is a key component to having a successful transition from dysfunction to function and will make sure each patient understands the necessity of manual work, treatments, and home exercise to improve patient function.

Education, experience and certification

  • University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (San Marcos, CA), Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • California Polytechnic State University, BS in Kinesiology
  • Pursuing Manual Therapy Certification
  • Certified Pelvic Rehabilitative Practitioner (PRPC)
  • American Heart Association Certified First Responder
  • American Physical Therapy Association Member- Womens Section

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Amanda was born and raised in Encinitas, CA, a small surf town in North County San Diego. Considering her new Portland residence, Amanda looks forward to exploring everything the City of Roses has to offer – the food, the outdoors, and the great weather. For activities, she enjoys snowboarding (eager to carve down Mt. Hood!), archery, golfing (working on a better game), and dance classes. In her down time, Amanda can be found reading a great book, watching the newest movie playing in the cinema, or mastering a new recipe.

Tomiko Saldia

Tomiko Saldia

PT, MPT, RYT, Cert MDT

Tomiko was born in the Midwest and grew up in a military family.  Therefore, she understands the continuum of life changes in all aspects of personal development as well as making the most of every day that we are alive.  She graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University, her home town.  Since then, she has been integrating conventional evidence-based physical therapy practices with effective alternative medical approaches treating simple to complex issues of all ages from the span of babies to adults in their 100+ years of life.  Her clinical experience includes working with individuals and families in both private and conventional settings that include orthopedics, sports medicine, acute and chronic neurological conditions.  She believes that you cannot separate orthopedic and neurological conditions within the individual since they both occur simultaneously and need to be addressed holistically.

Education, experience and certification

  • Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT), McKenzie Institute International
  • Certified Yoga Teacher, Yoga Pearl, Portland, OR
  • Stott Pilates Rehabilitation, Vancouver, WA
  • Craniosacral Therapy, Upledger Institute, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • American Heart Association Certified First Responder

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Tomiko loves working with all kinds of people from all walks of life.  Her passions include empowering individuals to take control of their pain and loss of function through education and self-treatment using Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy.  Once patients have learned to work with their own bodies effectively, she then focuses on manual therapy aspects of rehabilitation using a variety of myofascial/fluid restoration techniques and mobilization/manipulative techniques.  Neuromuscular re-education and mindfulness education start at the beginning of care and continue to be an emphasis throughout the entire rehabilitative process for every patient.  She plans to pursue a certification in craniosacral therapy and continue to bridge the gap between Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy and women’s, men’s, and children’s pelvic floor health issues.

Kristi Caragliano

Kristi Caragliano

PT, DPT

Kristi joined WPPTC to focus on one-to-one patient care that is consistent and effective. With her love for sports and activities she strives to find the best patient care with individualized and well-rounded approaches so that patients can return to doing what they love.  Kristi strives to get her patients to be self-motivated and well-educated about their bodies so that they feel confident within themselves. Having her patients work on posture, injury prevention, and self-management along with pain reduction and increasing function are main components to her practice. She focuses on the continuous development of learning and updating her skills. She is beginning her journey to provide Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and is looking forward to helping women and men improve their quality of life.

Education, experience and certification

  • University of St. Augustine (San Marcos, CA), Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA), BS Kinesiology
  • 200-Hour Certified Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Alliance
  • American Heart Association Certified First Responder
  • Pursuing Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
  • Pursuing Orthopedic Clinic Specialist

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Kristi was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. Outside of eating and exploring the wondrous food and culture that Louisiana has to offer, the recent relocation to Portland has her eager to explore the outdoors.  She enjoys being outdoors on any day whether that is going for a run, a hike, or a walk with her sweet dog, Phoenix. Her passions include weightlifting and Yoga. She is a recently certified Yoga instructor and is continuing to dive into her practice and training. When not here at her new home in Portland, you can find her traveling either to the beach, back home, or out of the country!

 

Kelsie Ganshert

Kelsie Ganshert

PT, DPT

Kelsie is a California native who has spent the last 12 years in New York after attending New York University where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2008.  Following graduation, she worked at a top-ranked orthopedic hospital for 8 years before choosing to relocate to Portland – preferring the great outdoors over the busy NYC streets.

Kelsie has extensive training and experience in Pediatric Rehabilitation, with ages ranging from birth to 21 in a wide range of orthopedic and neurologic diagnoses such as, but not limited to:

  • Congenital Muscular Torticollis
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Developmental Delay
  • Developmental Coordination Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Skeletally Immature Orthopedic Injuries (following fractures, sprains, strains, and tears)

She is also pursuing education in pediatric pelvic floor rehabilitation and brings her strong pediatric skills to our outstanding pelvic floor rehab team.

Although she has worked with patients of all ages, her passion lies in working with young athletes with an emphasis on injury prevention.  She is skilled in performing Functional Movement Assessments for athletes as preventive measures and as they prepare to return to play following injury, specifically ACL injury.  While she is well-versed in treating athletes from a variety of sports, soccer is her love.

While in New York she performed movement analysis screens for local soccer teams and provided education to the players, parents, and coaches on how to keep their athletes and teams safe during the season.  She continues to be active member of Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM) where her interests lie in injury prevention research and researching sports specialization in youth athletes.  Kelsie has shared her expertise on the young athlete in professional educational presentations and at national conferences including the annual PRiSM conference and at American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meetings.

Kelsie is excited to practice at WPPTC where treating the whole patient, not just the current injury, is the focus.  She believes in the importance of educating her patients and their families which will enable them to maintain their health and continue to enjoy participation in everyday activities.

Education, experience and certification

  • New York University, New York, NY, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA, Bachelor of Science, Health Science
  • Founding Member of Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM)
  • Member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Completed Competency in Hospital for Special Surgery Qualitative Movement Assessment (HSSQMA)
  • Training in Myofascial Release Technique
  • Pursuing Education in Pediatric Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
  • Presenter at APTA Combined Sections Meetings (2013, 2014)
  • Presenter at PRiSM Annual Conference (2016)

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Kelsie enjoys being active outdoors and is looking forward to discovering all that Portland has to offer.  When not working with her patients, Kelsie enjoys competing in seasonal triathlons, traveling, hiking, kayaking, and cycling.  She looks forward to camping in areas around the Northwest with her family and 2 dogs.

E. Anne Patron

E. Anne Patron

PT, DPT, MEd

A native of Maryland, but hater of the humidity, Anne is overjoyed to start the next chapter of her life in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  She was drawn to Portland for its quirkiness, friendliness, and activity enthusiasts, and can’t wait to continue learning from people.  Physical therapy is an experience for each and every person and Anne really likes to take in someone’s entire experiences when coordinating an individual’s plan of care.  Everyone is a little messy and the fun part of our job as physical therapists is to ensure you can keep being messy, just pain-free!

Anne is currently pursuing advanced training for Pelvic Rehabilitation from the Herman & Wallace Institute and enjoys treating people with pelvic issues because of how centrally these issues affect every aspect of our lives.  No subject is off-limits and she does her best to ensure patients are comfortable and even crack a smile in what could be an awkward situation.  Anne is looking forward to taking additional courses in manual therapy to compliment her orthopedic treatments.  May the learning continue!

Education, experience and certification

  • University of Rhode Island, Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • Frostburg State University, Master’s of Education, Specializations in Biology and Psychology
  • Frostburg State University, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with Spanish and Psychology minors
  • Pelvic Rehabilitation training from Herman & Wallace Institute
  • Pursuing manual therapy training from North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)
  • Member of American Physical Therapy Association
  • Member of Oregon Physical Therapy Association

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Anne started life as a soccer, softball, and tennis player, but over the years has essentially stuck to running.  She competed in cross country and track and field at the collegiate division III level and continues to race today.  However, she jokes that she’ll need to invest in a good bike now that she’s living in the bike-friendly capital of the nation!  She likes to hike and be outside, cook, binge-watch Netflix, practice yoga, explore new places, and people-watch.  She may have moved to the west coast, but she mostly supports her hometown sports teams: the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles.  Though she’s certain that the Timbers, Thorns, Blazers, and Seahawks will be new favorites!  Each day brings on new adventures and she cannot wait to see where this next chapter of her life will take her!

Physical Therapist Assistants

Physical Therapist Assistants

Our great team of licensed Physical Therapist Assistants work closely with our therapists and provide an amazing team approach to your physical therapy care.

Jolene Spear

Jolene Spear

Personal Trainer

Jolene Spear is a billboard for the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and fitness. She radiates vitality and wellness and her speech is bursting with action words. Jolene views her blend of core-strengthening pilates, restorative yoga and personal training as the next step in the process of getting patients healthy and more mobile in their everyday lives. In Jolene’s mind every client has a story to tell and she is an avid listener. In that way she can identify what the right step is for each client to make fitness a part of their life. And for Jolene that’s moving every day.

Education, experience, and certifications:

  • Southern Oregon State University, BS Chemistry
  • West Hills Racquet and Fitness Club, Former Fitness Director, Cardiac Wellness Program Supervisor
  • Griffith Park Athletic Club, Pleasant Hills YMCA, Concord Navel Weapons Station, Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer
  • Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Group Fitness Instructor through the American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • Level IV-Certified Yogafit Instructor
  • Certified Mat Pilates Instructor from the Physical Mind Institute
  • Certified Reformer Instructor from Balanced Body University

Pursuits, passions, and dreams:

My passions are leading an active lifestyle and gourmet cooking, in a healthy way!  When not hiking or riding my bike locally, you will find me traveling to other areas of the world to hike and bike there!

When in Portland I can be found entertaining and cooking up a storm for friends and family.  Having recently developed a gluten sensitivity, I am now exploring the world of alternative flours and grains, to incorporate into healthy baking!

One of my goals is to complete the Camino Santiago in Spain and then explore Patagonia.

Scott Osburne

Scott Osburne

General Manager

Scott has spent the majority of his business career managing outpatient physical therapy clinics nationally. In 2010, a serendipitous set of events connected him with Kathi McCoy and the rest, as they say, is history. Leaving a large, national physical therapy group and coming to West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic has been one of his best decisions. The joy of being able to concentrate on individual patients and making sure that WPPTC strives daily to provide the highest quality care and customer service cannot be overstated.

Education, experience and certification

  • University of Texas at Dallas, BS Business Administration, Accounting

Pursuits, Passions and Dreams

Scott is excited by the beauty around us in the Pacific Northwest. A native of Texas, he got here as fast as he could and feels so lucky to have spent the past 20 years hiking, kayaking, biking, camping, and skiing in such a magnificent place. Also an urban animal, you will find him most nights enjoying Portland’s great restaurant scene and night life. A fan of the arts he happily supports Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Portland Opera, and the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus where he has performed for 20 years.

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