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,  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 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 and 2017.

 

 

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.

Amy E. 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.

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!

Sarah K. 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 L. 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.

Kelsie A. Ganshert-McCaffrey
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 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)
  • 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, 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!

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
  • Pursuing pelvic Floor rehabilitation training in 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.

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.

Emily Bottjen
PTA

Emily joined West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic in 2012. What she loves most about WPTTC is being part of a team where patient care is number one, focusing on skilled care, facilitating and promoting pain-free and healthy lifestyles. Emily has started Pelvic Rehabilitation training to increase her knowledge base and better assist the pelvic rehab practitioners at WPPTC. She continues to be amazed by the human body and what it is capable of. Emily cannot wait to see where her career takes her!

Education, Experience, and Certifications
• Mt. Hood Community College,  Associates of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, 2011
• Eastern Oregon University, Bachelors of Science, Exercise Science, 2008
• Certified Dartfish Technologist
• Pelvic Rehabilitation training from Herman and Wallace Institute
• American Heart Association Certified First Responder
• ACL Prevention Program for local schools and athletes

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
After growing up in Alaska, Emily enjoys the great outdoors, hunting, and fishing with her family. She is a member of the support staff for Northwest Dance Project and Oregon Ballet Theatre and thoroughly enjoys watching dance performances. In her free time, Emily loves spending time with her family, running, reading, cheering on her Seattle Seahawks, and exploring the amazing vineyards of the Pacific Northwest!

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, 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.

Maggie Bergin
PTA, LMT

Maggie developed a passion for mobility and movement as a young gymnast tumbling, spinning, and balance beaming her way through competitive meets in her home state of Connecticut. She’s an East Coaster for sure, but there also must be some gypsy in her heart, too, because she left Connecticut and found herself living in some amazing places across the country.

One of those places is Portland, Oregon where she continued to push her passion by studying at the East West College of Healing Arts. After graduating in 1999 as a Licensed Massage Therapist, she honed her skills in San Francisco and opened a successful massage practice. In 2010 she moved back to Portland and continued to grow her practice.

As a lifelong learner, she looked to continue her education and joined the Mount Hood Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program— where she earned her Associate of Applied Science and Physical Therapist Assistant Degree. It positioned her to help people go further in self-healing techniques.

No one could accuse Maggie of being an introvert, and her bubbly and outgoing personality is evident in everything she does. It’s particularly useful as she educates her patients. By working with Maggie, her patients learn and understand functional movement and mobility exercises so they can go out into the world and continue to live happy, healthy, and pain-free lives.

Education, experience, and certification
• East West College of Healing Arts, LMT
• Mt. Hood Community College, PTA, AAS
• Erik Dalton Myofascial Release Certification
• Member of the American Massage Therapy Association
• Member of the American Physical Therapy Association

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Maggie has had the opportunity to live in great cities across the U.S., from old New England Islands to New Orleans, San Francisco and now, Portland. She has a great love for the mountains, and you’ll often find Maggie hiking, snowshoeing, or riding her bike.

She also has pretty decent skills in the kitchen which goes hand-in-hand with her love of great food. She’s a huge football and baseball fan, and in her off time, you will find her cheering (loudly) in her backyard cabana. She has an outdoor flat screen TV and often has friends over to watch the many teams she loves. Because “diamonds” are this girl’s best friend.

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.

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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,  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 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 and 2017.

 

 

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.

Amy E. Werner

Amy E. 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.

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!

Sarah K. Terpin

Sarah K. 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 L. Land

Amanda L. 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.

Kelsie A. Ganshert-McCaffrey

Kelsie A. Ganshert-McCaffrey

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 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)
  • 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, 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!

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
  • Pursuing pelvic Floor rehabilitation training in 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.

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.

Emily Bottjen

Emily Bottjen

PTA

Emily joined West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic in 2012. What she loves most about WPTTC is being part of a team where patient care is number one, focusing on skilled care, facilitating and promoting pain-free and healthy lifestyles. Emily has started Pelvic Rehabilitation training to increase her knowledge base and better assist the pelvic rehab practitioners at WPPTC. She continues to be amazed by the human body and what it is capable of. Emily cannot wait to see where her career takes her!

Education, Experience, and Certifications
• Mt. Hood Community College,  Associates of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, 2011
• Eastern Oregon University, Bachelors of Science, Exercise Science, 2008
• Certified Dartfish Technologist
• Pelvic Rehabilitation training from Herman and Wallace Institute
• American Heart Association Certified First Responder
• ACL Prevention Program for local schools and athletes

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
After growing up in Alaska, Emily enjoys the great outdoors, hunting, and fishing with her family. She is a member of the support staff for Northwest Dance Project and Oregon Ballet Theatre and thoroughly enjoys watching dance performances. In her free time, Emily loves spending time with her family, running, reading, cheering on her Seattle Seahawks, and exploring the amazing vineyards of the Pacific Northwest!

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, 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.

Maggie Bergin

Maggie Bergin

PTA, LMT

Maggie developed a passion for mobility and movement as a young gymnast tumbling, spinning, and balance beaming her way through competitive meets in her home state of Connecticut. She’s an East Coaster for sure, but there also must be some gypsy in her heart, too, because she left Connecticut and found herself living in some amazing places across the country.

One of those places is Portland, Oregon where she continued to push her passion by studying at the East West College of Healing Arts. After graduating in 1999 as a Licensed Massage Therapist, she honed her skills in San Francisco and opened a successful massage practice. In 2010 she moved back to Portland and continued to grow her practice.

As a lifelong learner, she looked to continue her education and joined the Mount Hood Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program— where she earned her Associate of Applied Science and Physical Therapist Assistant Degree. It positioned her to help people go further in self-healing techniques.

No one could accuse Maggie of being an introvert, and her bubbly and outgoing personality is evident in everything she does. It’s particularly useful as she educates her patients. By working with Maggie, her patients learn and understand functional movement and mobility exercises so they can go out into the world and continue to live happy, healthy, and pain-free lives.

Education, experience, and certification
• East West College of Healing Arts, LMT
• Mt. Hood Community College, PTA, AAS
• Erik Dalton Myofascial Release Certification
• Member of the American Massage Therapy Association
• Member of the American Physical Therapy Association

Pursuits, Passions, and Dreams
Maggie has had the opportunity to live in great cities across the U.S., from old New England Islands to New Orleans, San Francisco and now, Portland. She has a great love for the mountains, and you’ll often find Maggie hiking, snowshoeing, or riding her bike.

She also has pretty decent skills in the kitchen which goes hand-in-hand with her love of great food. She’s a huge football and baseball fan, and in her off time, you will find her cheering (loudly) in her backyard cabana. She has an outdoor flat screen TV and often has friends over to watch the many teams she loves. Because “diamonds” are this girl’s best friend.

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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