Meet Our Team

Emily Wood -Ability Physical Therapy

Emily Wood

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist

Emily received her BA in Exercise Science from Willamette University in 2009, where she played collegiate soccer and was employed in the school’s athletic training room. Her interest in sports, medicine, rehabilitation, and her own history of knee injuries inspired her to pursue physical therapy as a career. She graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2012.

Emily enjoys working with patients across the lifespan and designing treatment programs that cater to each individual’s lifestyle and abilities. Emily’s clinical interests are widespread including: orthopedic and sports-related injuries, low back pain, motor vehicle accident injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, ACL injury prevention, vestibular rehabilitation and neurological and balance disorders. She is certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and as a Certified Manual Physical Therapist by the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Emily is also a Certified Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association and enjoys mentoring physical therapy students throughout their clinical curriculums.

Emily is a native of the Pacific Northwest and enjoys being outdoors, rain or shine. She loves to run, play soccer, hike, downhill and cross-country ski, and travel throughout the Northwest and abroad.


Andrew Carlson

Physical Therapist

Andrew received his BS in Biology from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma in 2012, where he played on the football team. He then returned to his hometown in Newberg, Oregon, where he attended George Fox University and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016.

Andrew is passionate about helping patients from all backgrounds decrease pain and achieve their goals. He has a wide variety of clinical interests, some of which include: neurological and balance conditions, orthopedic injuries, sports performance, and post-operative rehabilitation. Andrew utilizes a combination of manual therapy skills, clinical knowledge, functional exercises, and targeted strengthening to deliver effective treatment that is unique to each patient’s needs.

Outside of the clinic Andrew likes to spend his time with friends and family. He enjoys basketball, tennis, golf, running, and anything else that involves physical activity and friendly competition.


Mackenzie Van Loo

Physical Therapist

Mackenzie received her Honors Bachelors of Science at Oregon State University in Exercise and Sport Science and Physiology. While at OSU she minored in Spanish and completed her certificate of Spanish Language from the University of Cantabria in northern Spain. She was also employed by OSU’s biomechanics lab where she conducted research on ACL injury and prevention. She later published her research through the university and defended her thesis. She graduated from Pacific University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program with rotations in trauma, emergency department, pediatrics, skilled nursing and orthopedics. Since graduation she has pursued specialty courses through Herman & Wallace to treat pelvic floor dysfunction including, but not limited to: urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, constipation, and pregnancy related pain.

Mackenzie enjoys working with all individuals of all backgrounds, and understandings of the body. Her mission is to equip her patients with knowledge about their bodies and facilitate self management for a more empowered and independent life. Whether that’s learning to roll as an infant or to get out of a chair later in life, she is excited to walk through your rehab process at your side.

Mackenzie is a native Oregonian, and she and her husband hope to stay in their beautiful home state when not traveling the world. She has assisted in yoga and Pilates classes, competitively played soccer, and has a background in theater and music performance. She enjoys baking, cooking cuisine from around the world, caring for the veggies in her organic garden, backpacking, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, white water rafting, cycling, strength training, frisbee golfing, and literature!


Caroline Strode

Physical Therapy Aide

Isaac Cisneros

Physical Therapy Aide

Eron Cortes

Administrative Coordinator