Dr. Jen Davis PT, DPT, OCS, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Orthopedics and Running Specialist, is passionate about delivering patient focused, evidence based quality care. Whether it is setting a PR at your next race, running your first marathon, or overcoming injuries and running healthy forever, Jen is committed to helping you!
A native Oregonian, Jen was born and raised in West Linn where she attended West Linn High School and ran on the cross country team. She has a life long passion and love of running for over 25 years. Jen develops and implements running injury prevention programs and core strengthening for diverse groups including West Linn High School Cross Country Team, Lake Oswego School District Community School, Foot Traffic Running Stores Women’s Academy and Foot Traffic University, Lucy ®Women’sActivewear, and has consulted for Carson Foot wear and more.
After graduating from West Linn High School, Jen attended the University of Boulder, where she earned her BA in Kinesiology and applied Physiology. She then went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Colorado, where she was trained by some of the leading clinical practicioners and researchers in the field of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy. She obtained extensive training in spinal and peripheral joint thrust manipulation and orthopedics.
Jen is an active member of The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and board certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS), member of the American Academy of Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT), a member of Kinetacore, and a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS).
Jen has first-hand experience with runner’s needs and knows how to customize their training program to meet and exceed their goals. Being an avid long distance runner for over 25 years herself, she has run several thousand miles. Having completed many marathons and half marathons, Jen has a special passion for treating runners and those in need of a training program who wish to start running. She has worked closely with runners of all levels and abilities from amateur novice, to NCAA Division 1, to professional sport athletes. Jen’s treatment philosophy encompasses a combination of patient values, current research and evidence based interventions and clinical experience for optional patient outcomes.
Kelly Campbell is the owner and lead physical therapist for Lifestyles Physical Therapy. She grew up in Wichita, Kansas, and attended the University of Texas, majoring in zoology. Luckily for her patients, she switched her major to physical therapy and switched schools, graduating from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Health Sciences in 1991.
Kelly honed her unique skills at a number of physical therapy clinics across the country. She fell in love with Portland during many trips to visit family and finally came to call it home in 1997.
Kelly enjoys spending time with her 3-year-old son, exercising, gardening, and, most of all, cooking. She has been swimming, running or cycling most of her life, eventually competing in triathlons. She has completed eight Ironman Triathlons, including three trips to the world championships in Kona, Hawaii. Her Ironman resume includes a blistering 10:30 finish in Ironman Canada.
Dr. Howell is a chiropractor with Portland Integrated Health & Sports Medicine. He uses an athletic mindset when approaching patients’ needs and goals for treatment. Dr Howell utilizes chiropractic manipulative therapy, electrical therapeutic modalities, soft tissue massage, nutritional support, stretching, and strengthening exercises to treat his patients. His first focus is on relieving any pain that is present, then rehabilitating the injured area to make it more stable and prevent chronic problems. He takes pride in helping patients become stronger and healthier, and provides his expertise and education to help them stay that way.
Karl offers over 24 years of orthopedic, sports medicine and manual therapy rehabilitation experience. He and his wife Sasha Kolbeck, DPT, OCS, CMPT are the owners of Pettygrove Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation in Northwest Portland.
His treatment philosophy includes manual therapy skills, postural and functional movement assessment, therapeutic exercise and education. He places a strong emphasis on evidence based rehabilitation and exercise science methodology, and educates patients about their specific problem in a manner that affords an easy understanding of it and the strategies used to treat and self-manage it. Karl lectures nationally to physical therapists and athletic trainers on orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. Clinically, he specializes in shoulder and running injury management, treating overhead athletes and recreational to elite runners, including working with the Nike Bowerman Track Club professional running team since 2012.
Emily is an athletic trainer with Advanced Pain Management Center. She uses her extensive background in sports and rehabilitative medicine when approaching patients’ needs and goals. She believes in a multi-disciplinary course of treatment. Emily utilizes a Class IV laser known as MLS laser therapy to treat her patients. Those benefiting from MLS laser therapy are able to cut their rehabilitation and overall healing time in half, often time eliminating pain within the very first 15-minute treatment session. Emily takes pride in decreasing patients’ pain and returning them to the activities they love faster and safer.
Dr. Anna Wetzel PT, DPT recently made the journey to Portland from Chicago to pursue her passions. Anna holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Anna chose to advance her skills via completion of intensive training with the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at the University of Chicago. Anna is currently preparing for her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist examination to gain recognition from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists for her skills in orthopedics. She strives to continually advance her education and skills to provide her patients with the best possible care!
Anna is eager to help people achieve their functional goals whether that be to walk one block, to get back to work, to have less pain, or even to run an ultramarathon. She has experience with athletes in various sports from recreational runners to Paralympic gold medalists in wheelchair track. Anna utilizes wellness and healthy lifestyle promotion as a means to facilitate achievement of her patients’ goals. Anna has advanced her physical therapy practice by attending courses focused on the science and biomechanics of running to optimize patient outcomes and to keep runners running!
Since moving to Portland, Anna has been able to pursue several of her own passions that relate to her career. She is an avid marathoner with both the Boston and Chicago Marathon in the books for 2016 and over 10 full marathons and several more half marathons completed to date. She is a member of Team Red Lizard in Portland and competes in the Stumptown Cross Country Series. She runs with several other groups throughout the city including Fleet Feet, Foot Traffic, and Nike Run Club. She also enjoys trail running, skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking in the Pacific Northwest wonderland.
You can read Anna’s running blog here.
Holley DeShaw has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Oregon for the past 10 years and a Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner with a Sports Specific CKTP3 Certification for the past 5 years. She is the Owner of Oregon Sports Massage LLC located in West Linn, Oregon, and currently travels on athlete medical support staff globally. She has extensive work experience Sports-Specific Remedial/Rehabilitative and Performance massage therapy work. Some of her work experience as it pertains to the running community is listed below.
*Nike LMT for T&Field World Championships 2013
*Nike LMT for T&Field Nationals 2013
*Nike LMT for Prefontaine Classic 2013
*LMT for Nike Oregon Project 2011-2012
*USOC Olympic Medical Team Member London 2012
*Medical Committee Member for USATF Olympic Trials 2012
*USOC Pan American Games Medical Team Member 2011
*USATF World Championships Medical Team Member 2011
*USATF National Championships Medical Team Co-Captain 2011
*USATF Millrose Meet LMT 2011
*USATF World Youth Medical Team Member 2009
*Prefontaine Classic Medical Team Member 2008-2012
*USATF Olympic Trials Medical Team Member 2008
*Road To Eugene Medical Team Member 2007
this is a recent article that captures my love of endurance sports
With over 20 years of experience working as a fitness consultant – specializing in clinical exercise and rehabilitation, My emphasis is based on restoration of proper biomechanics and function.
My beliefs and practice in conservative sports medicine, and the restoration of functional movement is quite simple. First teach a body to move well, then teach that body to move often and Keep It Moving. The premiss of my practice is based on maximizing musculo-skeletal, and fundamental movement pattern efficiency, which I employee with every patient that walks into the clinic. In this approach of assessing, diagnosing and managing patient care – the problem is identifited and the symptoms are treated. My observations as such have lead me to understand clearly that all too commonly – what the patient is comming in with is as the problem, is rather only a symptom of a problem. In my daily practice of manual medicine and conservative sports medicine, I utilize such techniques as Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Functional Movement Screening, Functional Range Release, Active Release Techniques, stability and motor control learning, Low Level Laser Therapy (Cold Laser), Graston instrument assisted soft-tissue technique and kinesiological taping. In addition I employee diversified manual manipulation, commonly including extremity manipulation.
I believe in truly treating the body with a holistic approach to health care. The corner-stone of my beliefs are heavily based around the inclusion of regular physical activity, the maintenance of proper systems performance within one’s body, and a healthy mental state associated with the patient’s well being.
Dr. Alex Sandrow has a second location in Portland at 1110 SE Alder St. Suite 201, Portland, OR, 97214. P: 503.567.2154
John graduated from the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, CA in 1999. His massage practice has been focused on injury rehabilitation and balancing the compensation patterns that develop in the body due to postural factors, chronic pain, both current and past injuries and day to day stress.
Bob Cook is a sport and spine physical therapist located in Vancouver, WA. He has been practicing since 1999 and in 2003 established PERFORMANCE PHYSIOTHERAPY. Bob opened, operated and coached at The Workout CrossFit, the first CrossFit gym in Vancouver, WA from 2008 to 2015.
He has extensive knowledge and experience in Triathlons, CrossFit, Weight Lifting, and Back Country Snowboarding.
At Performance Physiotherapy treatment is guided by a few simple principles:
- Get the patient out of pain
- Restore normal joint and muscle movement
- Restore symmetry to the body
- Ensure proper loading of tissues by teaching proper body alignment, which will remove aggravating postures, facilitate faster healing and minimize risk of future injury
- We integrate the proper body alignment into functional movements our patients use on a daily basis whether that’s running, swimming, biking, Olympic Lifting, or gymnastics
Victoria returned to Oregon after earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California. She received her undergraduate degree in Seattle, Washington from Seattle Pacific University in Exercise Science with emphasis in research and biomechanics. Victoria is currently a resident in the TAI Orthopedic Clinical Residency Program and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
She brings empathy to the practice as she has once experienced firsthand the success of skilled Physical Therapy as a young, injured, three-sport athlete. Now, Victoria strives to pass on this hope getting patients back to the activities they love with an evidence based approach. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and has found great success in working with young to professional athletes in various sports.
Along with her involvement at Sherwood Physical Therapy, she gives back as a volunteer coach and provides physical therapy related services to the local community and other countries, such as Haiti and the Dominican Republic. In her free time, she enjoys staying active in team and individual sports and spending time with her husband at the beach.
Dr. Chantel Gorton DPT received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University in 2009. Since graduating she has focused her practice on general orthopedic and sports rehab but also acquired an impressive roster of experience: In 2011 she moved to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and worked for Family Medical, an international hospital treating various orthopaedic and sports injuries. In addition to this she also gained recognition for treating Vietnam’s professional basketball team, the Saigon Heat, and became their team Physical Therapist. To broaden her physical therapy scope even more, she spent time at a child development center where she took on the challenge of starting a pro bono weekly clinic for local Vietnamese children with developmental disorders. Upon repatriating to the US in 2013, she was accepted into a sports medicine residency program in Boise, ID and spent the last year working for St. Luke’s rehab as their sports medicine resident. It was there that she worked directly with a local high school and their varsity football team, treating and improving their players’ performance. She also had the opportunity to work for Boise’s professional hockey team, The Steelheads, as their team Physical Therapist. Chantel was later invited to become a provider for the US Olympic and Paralympic teams and spent time at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, treating US Olympic and Paralympic athletes. She moved back to Portland in August of 2014 and is happy to announce her new position as a PT for Stride Strong Physical Therapy!
1700 Main St #136, Washougal, WA 98671
Rachel was born in India and moved to Vancouver when she was adopted at age 7. She attended Evergreen High School and went straight on to study massage and bodywork at East-West College in Portland. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA in 2012 and jump right into her new career.
Rachel’s love for massage therapy has driver her to continue taking classes and learning new modalities. She already specializes in Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), Cupping Therapy, Rock Taping, Deep Tissue, and Structural Integration.
Rachel is very passionate about her work and loves interacting with and helping her clients. She works with everything from our acute injury clients to competitive athletes.
In her free time Rachel enjoys playing music, dancing and spending time with her many animals.
Dr. Meredith Distante earned her medical degree with honors at the National College of Natural Medicine, and her BA from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied pre-medical sciences. Licensed as a Naturopathic Doctor in both Oregon and Washington, Dr. Distante is an active member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, a community educator & lecturer, and a proud mom of 2 adorable girls. Living in the majestic Northwest, enjoying music, the outdoors, and raising a family with her devoted husband are what balance and round her life.
Dr. Distante is a primary healthcare provider, a family physician who specializes in natural medicine with special interest in women’s health, fertility and natural pediatrics. Dr. Distante integrates science and modern medical approaches with traditional healing wisdom and natural therapeutic methods. Dr. Distante is trained, licensed, and skilled in the conventional tools of diagnosis — lab testing, x-ray, and physical exams through thorough examinations and laboratory studies are conducted in a warm, comfortable environment. Naturopathic treatments offered are safe, effective, and useful for both acute and chronic conditions.
Kelly is a core rehabilitation specialist. She specializes in the rehabilitation of the internal most core muscles of the abdominals and back. Kelly did her undergraduate work at University of New Mexico where she also swam competitively for the Lobos for 4 years. She received her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 1997.