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 B. 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, Jamaica, Rwanda,  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, Ethiopia, and India 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

Habitat for Humanity Project in India

Kathy McCoy and others were in India on the way to a Habitat for Humanity build for a community of rat and snake catchers whose villages were impacted by the last typhoon. Stacy Allison is with the group. Here’s a translated article about her climb on Mount Everest.

Habitat for Humanity in India

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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 McCoy gently holding a hummingbird.

Christine A. 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 A. 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, 2017 and 2018.

 

 

Scott M. 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 may be 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 perhaps most importantly, 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)
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) from Maitland Australian Physiotherapy
  • 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 and treatment of the Sacroiliac joints and pelvis as well as the Cervical and Thoracic spine
  • Improving Balance and Decreasing Fall Risk Using T’ai Chi
  • 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 backcountry offers. Scott has lived across the country but loves that he has returned home to Portland. He spends his weekends mountain biking in the summer and skiing in the winter. Now that he is married, this is balanced by trips to the Oregon coast and helping with making amazing Pinot Noir.

Eryn C. 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 C. 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!

Amanda L. Swearingen
PT, DPT, PRPC

Amanda loves belonging 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 in 2016 she earned her Pelvic Rehabilitation Certified Practitioner certification from the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She currently pursues continuing education courses focusing on pelvic rehab for men, women, and children, and is preparing for her next certification exam. 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, California, a small surf town in North County San Diego. Amanda met her Oregonian husband shortly after moving to Portland and has since put down roots. Amanda was a former competitive gymnast and has a passion for fitness. For activities, she enjoys snowboarding, biking, archery, golfing, and dance classes. In her downtime, Amanda can be found reading a great book, watching the newest movie playing in the cinema, mastering a new recipe, or hanging out with her cats and husband.

Kelsie A. McCaffrey
PT, DPT, PCS

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, certification, 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 trained 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)
  • Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy (PCS)
  • Member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Completed Competency in Hospital for Special Surgery Qualitative Movement Assessment (HSSQMA)
  • Training in Myofascial Release Technique
  • 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

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!

Laura R. Luitje
PT, DPT, LMT

Laura’s introduction to physical therapy came after dance injuries took her off pointe as a teenager after 12 years of classical ballet training. Years later, when a trapeze injury took her off stage during her career in modern dance, she knew physical therapy would become her life’s work. She is passionate about helping her patients experience the body’s amazing capacity for healing.

Education, Experience, and Certification

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Rhode Island
  • BA, International Studies, Macalester College
  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Advanced practitioner certification, Thai Massage
  • Stott Pilates Mat instructor
  • Iyengar Yoga instructor
  • Trained in Yoga Therapy for Persistent Pain
  • Is trained in pelvic Floor rehabilitation for women & men’s health
  • Pursuing training in Manual Therapy with North American Institute for Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams

Laura has lived in New York, Minneapolis, Providence, Ann Arbor, Ecuador and France before falling in love with Portland. She is fluent in Spanish and French, conversational in Japanese and can ask you about your pain in Russian, Cantonese and Vietnamese. She practices yoga, pilates and cycles carefully through Portland’s beautiful streets.

Brietta L. Kubak
PT, DPT

Brietta was raised and educated in Saskatchewan, Canada. She has treated patients with orthopedic conditions since graduating in 2010 and relocated to Oregon in 2014. Brietta believes that treating patients holistically and working with a team-approach is fundamental to patient-centered care. She is developing her practice to include treating pelvic health dysfunction in both females and males.

Education, Experience, and Certification

  • Northeastern University, Boston, MA; Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK; Master of Physical Therapy
  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK; Bachelor of Science, Major Physiology
  • Advanced coursework for pregnancy & postpartum physical therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Pursuing manual therapy training from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Having been raised in the snowy north, Brietta developed a passion for skiing in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. While traveling abroad, she has pursued training in scuba diving and has had the fortune of diving throughout Southeast Asia, South Africa, the Caribbean, Nicaragua, and Fiji. In Portland, she loves to experiment with cooking different cuisines, knitting, and playing complicated board games with her husband.

M. Lena Thieme
PT, MPT

Lena carries a passion and enthusiasm for the art of healing in physical therapy. She has been a dancer for more than 30 years, and her personal experience in rehabilitating her own dance injuries gives her a unique insight into the high demands of this art form. An ankle surgery early in her dance career opened her eyes to the therapeutic effects of physical therapy, and Lena was able to heal herself through her studies. She has a sharp eye for movement analysis and understands the impact of repetitive stress for any given injury. Lena has continued to dance professionally in solo and partner dance styles and is active in the local Latin dance community as an instructor and performer. She is so excited to be part of a great team of physical therapists at West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic and to continue to fulfill her mission of helping others take away the body’s physical barriers to move freely.

Education, Experience, and Certification

  • MPT from California State University Northridge
  • BFA in Ballet with dual emphasis in performance and teaching from the University of Utah
  • Toured as company physical therapist and dancer for world-touring Brazilian dance company, “Brazouka”; with first-response experience during live shows
  • Pursuing training in Manual Therapy with the North American Institute for Orthopedic Manual Therapy
  • Treatment of various common dance injuries of the foot, ankle, hips, SIJ, shoulder, for the female and male dancer
  • Trained in Pilates instruction for therapeutic exercise
  • Anatomy and Injury prevention workshops for partner dance styles
  • Independent study: Gender-Specific Injuries associated with World-Touring Partner Dance Company
  • Clinical experience applying the Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy method, by Robin McKenzie
  • Pointe-shoe fitting and training

Pursuits, Passion, and Dreams

Lena loves exploring different dance styles, cultures, and languages. She speaks Japanese fluently and is conversational in Spanish and Portuguese. On her free time, she enjoys taking ballet and yoga classes, evening social partner dancing, and going on waterfront runs.

Genesis R. Helms
PT, DPT

Education, Experience, and Certification

  • Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, AZ; Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member; Orthopedic, Sports, and Women’s sections
  • Oregon Physical Therapy Association member
  • Pelvic Rehabilitation training from both APTA and Herman & Wallace Institute
  • Pursuing advanced training for care of pregnant and post-partum women through the APTA and Herman & Wallace Institute
  • Pursuing visceral manipulation training through Barrel Institute
  • Pursuing manual therapy certification (COMT) through OPTIM Manual Therapy

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams

Genesis is inspired by meeting new people and hearing their stories. She is passionate about helping both women and men in the most intimate part of their lives, without judgment, through pelvic rehab. She is also passionate about educating women about their bodies and the phenomenal changes they will experience during the pregnancy, birth, and post-partum phases of life. She hopes to be able to assist women throughout the entire spectrum of this vulnerable stage of life so that they feel empowered in their own bodies.

Genesis recently settled in Portland after leaving Arizona to “try-on” several cities with her husband and new baby. She is excited to be in such a vibrant and friendly community and is happy to finally call Portland her home. In her free time she enjoys training aerial arts, rock climbing, hiking with her family, exploring restaurants, and cooking food for her friends.

Ann-Marie Cordova
PTA

Ann-Marie was born and raised in Portland.  She started working with OBT dancers immediately upon graduating from school and since that time has worked with dancers from BodyVox and the Northwest Dance Project as well.  Ann-Marie’s specialty is manual therapy.  She is active with sports injury screening in local high schools and has taken many courses in myofascial release and soft tissue work.

Education, Experience, and Certifications
• University of Portland, BA in Communication Studies
• Mt. Hood Community College, AS in Physical Therapist Assistant

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Ann-Marie swam competitively from childhood throughout high school, raced Dragon Boats for thirteen years and Out Rigger Canoes and Voyager Canoes for several years. When not in the clinic she maintains her athletic inclination by continuing to boat, paddle, swim, hike and run with her family.

Shalynn Robinette
PTA, CES

Shalynn is West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic’s Support Staff Supervisor. She specializes in outpatient sports medicine and is certified in rehab Pilates through the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute in addition to a certification as an ergonomics specialist. Shalynn’s approach to physical therapy is to build relationships based on expertise and trust and to provide her patients with the tools and support that will allow them to achieve their goals.

Education, Experience, and Certifications
• Davenport University,  PTA, 1999
• CES, 2015
• Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute , Rehab Pilates

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Shalynn enjoys a wide range of athletics and spends much of her free time backpacking. She also spends time working on her own health and fitness.

Trish Jilot
PTA

Trish enjoys being part of the team with the patient to get them back to doing what they enjoy most.  Whether that goal is being able to walk or play their favorite sport, she enjoys tailoring the patient’s exercise program to reflect the patient’s goals. Incorporating education on the physiology behind injuries and explaining ways to avoid injury in the future are the great benefits of physical therapy.  She loves analyzing body movements and finding the source of the injuries so that repeat injuries don’t occur and the patient can be empowered to make appropriate changes to make that happen.

Education, Experience, and Certifications
• Bachelor of Science- Psychology UW-Whitewater WI
• Associates Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant Program- Mt. Hood Community College
• Certified in ASTYM
• Certified Kinesiotape Clinician
• Certified Bike Fitter Bronze Level-Corpore Sano

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Her love of the being active in the outdoors brought Trish to Oregon in 2000.  She is addicted to cycling but also enjoys hiking, cross country skiing, yoga, and kayaking.  She is very involved in a women’s cycling team whose main focus is supporting women in their cycling goals as well as volunteering in the community.  Volunteering with OBT and NW Dance Project and having a daughter in ballet has also given her a strong interest in working with dancers.

Sean Murphy
PTA

Sean is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest and loves the variety of adventures that are available in this part of the country.  Prior to going back to school to become a PTA, Sean was a fitness trainer in the Portland area for 10 years.  He joined West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic in 2013.

Patients appreciate Sean’s hands-on, detail-oriented approach to exercise.  He has had good success in helping patients correct faulty movement patterns thereby leading to the elimination of pain and successful return to work, sports, and recreational activities.  Sean accomplishes this using a combination of progressive strengthening, stretching, and self-myofascial release (foam rollers, tennis balls, etc).

Education, Experience, and Certifications
• Mount Hood Community College

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
When Sean is not in the clinic he enjoys exercising (Yes! He does many of the exercises that he has his patients do!), hiking, and nature photography.

Sandie Lamb-Moudy
PTA

Sandie is a California native who relocated to Portland in 1998 following graduation from PTA school.  She has been with WPPTC since February 2014, after working 10+ years in outpatient rehabilitation for one of the metro area hospital systems. She came to WPPTC to team treat instead of working her own caseload of patients. She loves the team treatment approach as well as working with the more complex cases we treat at WPPTC. Sandie especially enjoys helping both male and female pelvic floor patients where she can often incorporate her passion for the mind-body connection to physical rehabilitation.

Education, Experience, and Certifications
• Ventura Community College, AA, Liberal Studies
• California State University of Northridge, studied Exercise Science/Pre-PT
• Professional Skills Institute, AAS, Physical Therapy Assisting
• George Fox University, BA, Social and Behavioral Studies
• Certified in Graston Technique
• Pelvic Rehabilitation training from Herman and Wallace Institute
• American Heart Association Certified First Responder
• Pursuing a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling @ GFU (beginning Fall 2017)

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
In her time away from work, Sandie enjoys spending time with friends, creating mixed media art, reading, volunteering at The Dougy Center, gardening, doing her own growth work, learning anything new, hiking, kayaking, playing basketball, and exploring the PNW with her dog, Scooter the Wonder Dog.

John Artuso
PTA

After college, John spent several years as a PTA and manager at an orthopedic specialty group in New Jersey.  Following this, he was the manager of a Physical Therapy clinic on the island of Maui, Hawaii. When it came time for a change, John and his fiancée were drawn to the culture, adventure and beauty available in Oregon as a whole and Portland, specifically.

John has an affinity for orthopedic rehabilitation and a special interest in corrective exercise and manual rehab techniques. As a result, he is constantly pursuing continuing education in order to expand his proficiency and expertise. This, hand-in-hand with his genuine, caring, and upbeat personality, makes him a perfect fit for the hands-on, progressive, and patient-oriented philosophy at WPPTC.

Education, Experience, and Certifications
• Associates of Applied Science degree at Union College

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Exploring the culture and beauty of Oregon.

Lorelei Martin
PTA

Lorelei grew up in rural Illinois. She moved to Portland immediately after college in pursuit of a milder climate. She joined West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic in 2017.

Education, Experience, and Certification
• Southern Illinois University, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Associates of Physical Therapy

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Lorelei enjoys crafting, watching soccer (Go Thorns!) and hockey (Go Blackhawks!), and exploring Portland’s many restaurants.

Blake Tucker-Jones
PTA

Blake had felt a pull towards the Pacific Northwest from an early age. The diverse geographic region coupled with Portland’s embrace of the arts, culture, and adventure guaranteed he would feel at home. Originally from Madison Wisconsin, he took the leap in early 2018 to join our team at WPPTC.

Education, Experience, and Certification
Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy from Madison College.
Head Personal Trainer at Septi Fitness.
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant.

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Blake practices a holistic approach toward rehabilitation. He enjoys collaborating with patients to tailor the treatment to their individual needs and unique lifestyle. He understands the importance of patient education and commits to providing clear explanations to enhance their experience and aid in their recovery. In his free time, he enjoys staying active through biking, hiking, snowboarding, and climbing. For relaxation, he either reads or (attempts to) paint.

Andy Guajardo
PTA

Andy is Texas born and raised having lived in San Antonio for most of his life. He moved to Portland in early 2018 and joined WPPTC shortly after. With previous involvement in inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient orthopedics, he is excited about the new experience of working with men’s and women’s pelvic floor PT.

Education, Experience, and Certifications
• Texas A&M University, BS in Biology
• St. Phillip’s College, AAS in Physical Therapy

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Andy hopes to return to school and earn his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. He enjoys hiking, running, weight training, video games, and watching the NBA (Go Spurs, go!).

Bonnie Vaniea
PTA, LMT

Bonnie is a native of northeast Oregon, but she has called Portland home for the past six years. She went to college at the University of Oregon where she studied ballet and modern dance for three years and developed a passion for partner dancing which she has been doing for more than 14 years. Bonnie has been a licensed massage therapist (LMT) for 12 years, focusing on helping her patients work on injury rehabilitation and managing chronic conditions. Because of her experience as both a dancer and an LMT, she has developed a great respect for preventative medicine, which is what inspired her to pursue a career in physical therapist assisting.

Education, Experience, and Certification

• Bachelor’s degree in Art from University of Oregon
• Associates of applied science in Physical Therapist Assistant from Mount Hood community college
• Associates of applied science in general science from Portland community college
• Certificate of massage from Pittsburgh school of massage therapy
• Certified in prenatal massage and breast massage

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams

Bonnie enjoys filling her leisure time with many hobbies, including competitive dancing, weaving, attending fairs/festivals, and baking.

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. He and his husband love all things Spanish and Italian and dream of a Mediterranean retirement. 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 23 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.

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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
  • Sun: closed
call us:                503.227.7774
call us:                       503.227.7774
fax:              503.227.7548
Katherine B. McCoy

Katherine B. 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, Jamaica, Rwanda,  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, Ethiopia, and India 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

Habitat for Humanity Project in India

Kathy McCoy and others were in India on the way to a Habitat for Humanity build for a community of rat and snake catchers whose villages were impacted by the last typhoon. Stacy Allison is with the group. Here’s a translated article about her climb on Mount Everest.

Habitat for Humanity in India

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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 McCoy gently holding a hummingbird.

Christine A. Krueger

Christine A. 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 A. Koehler

Patricia A. 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, 2017 and 2018.

 

 

Scott M. Gulstine

Scott M. 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 may be 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 perhaps most importantly, 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)
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) from Maitland Australian Physiotherapy
  • 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 and treatment of the Sacroiliac joints and pelvis as well as the Cervical and Thoracic spine
  • Improving Balance and Decreasing Fall Risk Using T’ai Chi
  • 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 backcountry offers. Scott has lived across the country but loves that he has returned home to Portland. He spends his weekends mountain biking in the summer and skiing in the winter. Now that he is married, this is balanced by trips to the Oregon coast and helping with making amazing Pinot Noir.

Eryn C. Kirschbaum

Eryn C. 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 C. Volk

Chad C. 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!

Amanda L. Swearingen

Amanda L. Swearingen

PT, DPT, PRPC

Amanda loves belonging 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 in 2016 she earned her Pelvic Rehabilitation Certified Practitioner certification from the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She currently pursues continuing education courses focusing on pelvic rehab for men, women, and children, and is preparing for her next certification exam. 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, California, a small surf town in North County San Diego. Amanda met her Oregonian husband shortly after moving to Portland and has since put down roots. Amanda was a former competitive gymnast and has a passion for fitness. For activities, she enjoys snowboarding, biking, archery, golfing, and dance classes. In her downtime, Amanda can be found reading a great book, watching the newest movie playing in the cinema, mastering a new recipe, or hanging out with her cats and husband.

Kelsie A. McCaffrey

Kelsie A. McCaffrey

PT, DPT, PCS

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, certification, 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 trained 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)
  • Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy (PCS)
  • Member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Completed Competency in Hospital for Special Surgery Qualitative Movement Assessment (HSSQMA)
  • Training in Myofascial Release Technique
  • 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

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!

Laura R. Luitje

Laura R. Luitje

PT, DPT, LMT

Laura’s introduction to physical therapy came after dance injuries took her off pointe as a teenager after 12 years of classical ballet training. Years later, when a trapeze injury took her off stage during her career in modern dance, she knew physical therapy would become her life’s work. She is passionate about helping her patients experience the body’s amazing capacity for healing.

Education, Experience, and Certification

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Rhode Island
  • BA, International Studies, Macalester College
  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Advanced practitioner certification, Thai Massage
  • Stott Pilates Mat instructor
  • Iyengar Yoga instructor
  • Trained in Yoga Therapy for Persistent Pain
  • Is trained in pelvic Floor rehabilitation for women & men’s health
  • Pursuing training in Manual Therapy with North American Institute for Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams

Laura has lived in New York, Minneapolis, Providence, Ann Arbor, Ecuador and France before falling in love with Portland. She is fluent in Spanish and French, conversational in Japanese and can ask you about your pain in Russian, Cantonese and Vietnamese. She practices yoga, pilates and cycles carefully through Portland’s beautiful streets.

Brietta L. Kubak

Brietta L. Kubak

PT, DPT

Brietta was raised and educated in Saskatchewan, Canada. She has treated patients with orthopedic conditions since graduating in 2010 and relocated to Oregon in 2014. Brietta believes that treating patients holistically and working with a team-approach is fundamental to patient-centered care. She is developing her practice to include treating pelvic health dysfunction in both females and males.

Education, Experience, and Certification

  • Northeastern University, Boston, MA; Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK; Master of Physical Therapy
  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK; Bachelor of Science, Major Physiology
  • Advanced coursework for pregnancy & postpartum physical therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Pursuing manual therapy training from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT)

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Having been raised in the snowy north, Brietta developed a passion for skiing in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. While traveling abroad, she has pursued training in scuba diving and has had the fortune of diving throughout Southeast Asia, South Africa, the Caribbean, Nicaragua, and Fiji. In Portland, she loves to experiment with cooking different cuisines, knitting, and playing complicated board games with her husband.

M. Lena Thieme

M. Lena Thieme

PT, MPT

Lena carries a passion and enthusiasm for the art of healing in physical therapy. She has been a dancer for more than 30 years, and her personal experience in rehabilitating her own dance injuries gives her a unique insight into the high demands of this art form. An ankle surgery early in her dance career opened her eyes to the therapeutic effects of physical therapy, and Lena was able to heal herself through her studies. She has a sharp eye for movement analysis and understands the impact of repetitive stress for any given injury. Lena has continued to dance professionally in solo and partner dance styles and is active in the local Latin dance community as an instructor and performer. She is so excited to be part of a great team of physical therapists at West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic and to continue to fulfill her mission of helping others take away the body’s physical barriers to move freely.

Education, Experience, and Certification

  • MPT from California State University Northridge
  • BFA in Ballet with dual emphasis in performance and teaching from the University of Utah
  • Toured as company physical therapist and dancer for world-touring Brazilian dance company, “Brazouka”; with first-response experience during live shows
  • Pursuing training in Manual Therapy with the North American Institute for Orthopedic Manual Therapy
  • Treatment of various common dance injuries of the foot, ankle, hips, SIJ, shoulder, for the female and male dancer
  • Trained in Pilates instruction for therapeutic exercise
  • Anatomy and Injury prevention workshops for partner dance styles
  • Independent study: Gender-Specific Injuries associated with World-Touring Partner Dance Company
  • Clinical experience applying the Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy method, by Robin McKenzie
  • Pointe-shoe fitting and training

Pursuits, Passion, and Dreams

Lena loves exploring different dance styles, cultures, and languages. She speaks Japanese fluently and is conversational in Spanish and Portuguese. On her free time, she enjoys taking ballet and yoga classes, evening social partner dancing, and going on waterfront runs.

Genesis R. Helms

Genesis R. Helms

PT, DPT

Education, Experience, and Certification

  • Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, AZ; Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) member; Orthopedic, Sports, and Women’s sections
  • Oregon Physical Therapy Association member
  • Pelvic Rehabilitation training from both APTA and Herman & Wallace Institute
  • Pursuing advanced training for care of pregnant and post-partum women through the APTA and Herman & Wallace Institute
  • Pursuing visceral manipulation training through Barrel Institute
  • Pursuing manual therapy certification (COMT) through OPTIM Manual Therapy

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams

Genesis is inspired by meeting new people and hearing their stories. She is passionate about helping both women and men in the most intimate part of their lives, without judgment, through pelvic rehab. She is also passionate about educating women about their bodies and the phenomenal changes they will experience during the pregnancy, birth, and post-partum phases of life. She hopes to be able to assist women throughout the entire spectrum of this vulnerable stage of life so that they feel empowered in their own bodies.

Genesis recently settled in Portland after leaving Arizona to “try-on” several cities with her husband and new baby. She is excited to be in such a vibrant and friendly community and is happy to finally call Portland her home. In her free time she enjoys training aerial arts, rock climbing, hiking with her family, exploring restaurants, and cooking food for her friends.

Ann-Marie Cordova

Ann-Marie Cordova

PTA

Ann-Marie was born and raised in Portland.  She started working with OBT dancers immediately upon graduating from school and since that time has worked with dancers from BodyVox and the Northwest Dance Project as well.  Ann-Marie’s specialty is manual therapy.  She is active with sports injury screening in local high schools and has taken many courses in myofascial release and soft tissue work.

Education, Experience, and Certifications
• University of Portland, BA in Communication Studies
• Mt. Hood Community College, AS in Physical Therapist Assistant

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Ann-Marie swam competitively from childhood throughout high school, raced Dragon Boats for thirteen years and Out Rigger Canoes and Voyager Canoes for several years. When not in the clinic she maintains her athletic inclination by continuing to boat, paddle, swim, hike and run with her family.

Shalynn Robinette

Shalynn Robinette

PTA, CES

Shalynn is West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic’s Support Staff Supervisor. She specializes in outpatient sports medicine and is certified in rehab Pilates through the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute in addition to a certification as an ergonomics specialist. Shalynn’s approach to physical therapy is to build relationships based on expertise and trust and to provide her patients with the tools and support that will allow them to achieve their goals.

Education, Experience, and Certifications
• Davenport University,  PTA, 1999
• CES, 2015
• Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute , Rehab Pilates

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Shalynn enjoys a wide range of athletics and spends much of her free time backpacking. She also spends time working on her own health and fitness.

Trish Jilot

Trish Jilot

PTA

Trish enjoys being part of the team with the patient to get them back to doing what they enjoy most.  Whether that goal is being able to walk or play their favorite sport, she enjoys tailoring the patient’s exercise program to reflect the patient’s goals. Incorporating education on the physiology behind injuries and explaining ways to avoid injury in the future are the great benefits of physical therapy.  She loves analyzing body movements and finding the source of the injuries so that repeat injuries don’t occur and the patient can be empowered to make appropriate changes to make that happen.

Education, Experience, and Certifications
• Bachelor of Science- Psychology UW-Whitewater WI
• Associates Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant Program- Mt. Hood Community College
• Certified in ASTYM
• Certified Kinesiotape Clinician
• Certified Bike Fitter Bronze Level-Corpore Sano

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Her love of the being active in the outdoors brought Trish to Oregon in 2000.  She is addicted to cycling but also enjoys hiking, cross country skiing, yoga, and kayaking.  She is very involved in a women’s cycling team whose main focus is supporting women in their cycling goals as well as volunteering in the community.  Volunteering with OBT and NW Dance Project and having a daughter in ballet has also given her a strong interest in working with dancers.

Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy

PTA

Sean is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest and loves the variety of adventures that are available in this part of the country.  Prior to going back to school to become a PTA, Sean was a fitness trainer in the Portland area for 10 years.  He joined West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic in 2013.

Patients appreciate Sean’s hands-on, detail-oriented approach to exercise.  He has had good success in helping patients correct faulty movement patterns thereby leading to the elimination of pain and successful return to work, sports, and recreational activities.  Sean accomplishes this using a combination of progressive strengthening, stretching, and self-myofascial release (foam rollers, tennis balls, etc).

Education, Experience, and Certifications
• Mount Hood Community College

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
When Sean is not in the clinic he enjoys exercising (Yes! He does many of the exercises that he has his patients do!), hiking, and nature photography.

Sandie Lamb-Moudy

Sandie Lamb-Moudy

PTA

Sandie is a California native who relocated to Portland in 1998 following graduation from PTA school.  She has been with WPPTC since February 2014, after working 10+ years in outpatient rehabilitation for one of the metro area hospital systems. She came to WPPTC to team treat instead of working her own caseload of patients. She loves the team treatment approach as well as working with the more complex cases we treat at WPPTC. Sandie especially enjoys helping both male and female pelvic floor patients where she can often incorporate her passion for the mind-body connection to physical rehabilitation.

Education, Experience, and Certifications
• Ventura Community College, AA, Liberal Studies
• California State University of Northridge, studied Exercise Science/Pre-PT
• Professional Skills Institute, AAS, Physical Therapy Assisting
• George Fox University, BA, Social and Behavioral Studies
• Certified in Graston Technique
• Pelvic Rehabilitation training from Herman and Wallace Institute
• American Heart Association Certified First Responder
• Pursuing a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling @ GFU (beginning Fall 2017)

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
In her time away from work, Sandie enjoys spending time with friends, creating mixed media art, reading, volunteering at The Dougy Center, gardening, doing her own growth work, learning anything new, hiking, kayaking, playing basketball, and exploring the PNW with her dog, Scooter the Wonder Dog.

John Artuso

John Artuso

PTA

After college, John spent several years as a PTA and manager at an orthopedic specialty group in New Jersey.  Following this, he was the manager of a Physical Therapy clinic on the island of Maui, Hawaii. When it came time for a change, John and his fiancée were drawn to the culture, adventure and beauty available in Oregon as a whole and Portland, specifically.

John has an affinity for orthopedic rehabilitation and a special interest in corrective exercise and manual rehab techniques. As a result, he is constantly pursuing continuing education in order to expand his proficiency and expertise. This, hand-in-hand with his genuine, caring, and upbeat personality, makes him a perfect fit for the hands-on, progressive, and patient-oriented philosophy at WPPTC.

Education, Experience, and Certifications
• Associates of Applied Science degree at Union College

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Exploring the culture and beauty of Oregon.

Lorelei Martin

Lorelei Martin

PTA

Lorelei grew up in rural Illinois. She moved to Portland immediately after college in pursuit of a milder climate. She joined West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic in 2017.

Education, Experience, and Certification
• Southern Illinois University, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Associates of Physical Therapy

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Lorelei enjoys crafting, watching soccer (Go Thorns!) and hockey (Go Blackhawks!), and exploring Portland’s many restaurants.

Blake Tucker-Jones

Blake Tucker-Jones

PTA

Blake had felt a pull towards the Pacific Northwest from an early age. The diverse geographic region coupled with Portland’s embrace of the arts, culture, and adventure guaranteed he would feel at home. Originally from Madison Wisconsin, he took the leap in early 2018 to join our team at WPPTC.

Education, Experience, and Certification
Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy from Madison College.
Head Personal Trainer at Septi Fitness.
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant.

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Blake practices a holistic approach toward rehabilitation. He enjoys collaborating with patients to tailor the treatment to their individual needs and unique lifestyle. He understands the importance of patient education and commits to providing clear explanations to enhance their experience and aid in their recovery. In his free time, he enjoys staying active through biking, hiking, snowboarding, and climbing. For relaxation, he either reads or (attempts to) paint.

Andy Guajardo

Andy Guajardo

PTA

Andy is Texas born and raised having lived in San Antonio for most of his life. He moved to Portland in early 2018 and joined WPPTC shortly after. With previous involvement in inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient orthopedics, he is excited about the new experience of working with men’s and women’s pelvic floor PT.

Education, Experience, and Certifications
• Texas A&M University, BS in Biology
• St. Phillip’s College, AAS in Physical Therapy

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Andy hopes to return to school and earn his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. He enjoys hiking, running, weight training, video games, and watching the NBA (Go Spurs, go!).

Bonnie Vaniea

Bonnie Vaniea

PTA, LMT

Bonnie is a native of northeast Oregon, but she has called Portland home for the past six years. She went to college at the University of Oregon where she studied ballet and modern dance for three years and developed a passion for partner dancing which she has been doing for more than 14 years. Bonnie has been a licensed massage therapist (LMT) for 12 years, focusing on helping her patients work on injury rehabilitation and managing chronic conditions. Because of her experience as both a dancer and an LMT, she has developed a great respect for preventative medicine, which is what inspired her to pursue a career in physical therapist assisting.

Education, Experience, and Certification

• Bachelor’s degree in Art from University of Oregon
• Associates of applied science in Physical Therapist Assistant from Mount Hood community college
• Associates of applied science in general science from Portland community college
• Certificate of massage from Pittsburgh school of massage therapy
• Certified in prenatal massage and breast massage

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams

Bonnie enjoys filling her leisure time with many hobbies, including competitive dancing, weaving, attending fairs/festivals, and baking.

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. He and his husband love all things Spanish and Italian and dream of a Mediterranean retirement. 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 23 years.

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