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Jessica Dorrington - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Jessica Dorrington, PT, MPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Your body has incredible power to overcome many physical challenges and heal. The human body is complex; it is fascinating how every component is related. We must look at your body as a whole when addressing an injury. We must look at every system and find the driving source behind the issue to truly resolve that issue and prevent recurrence.

If you are an individual with a complex history, unclear answers, or you have frequently struggled with chronic and long-standing issues, then you are where my passion truly lies. In daily practice, I see the combination of my advanced orthopedic training and breadth of knowledge on pelvic floor health bring answers and improved outcomes to so many patients when looked at as a whole person. Throughout my career tenure, I have been able to combine my interests of orthopedics, pelvic floor rehabilitation, manual therapy, and sports therapy.

Through extensive training and advanced clinical experience as a pelvic floor specialist since 2002, my practice has evolved into treating all types of patients, including urologic, gynecologic, obstetric, and colorectal conditions. My clinic focus includes treating men, women, and children for pelvic rehabilitation through collaboration with multiple medical providers. To ensure advanced competency, I have passed rigorous testing to reach a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner’s Certification, which only 150 individuals have received nationwide. I have been given the opportunity to be the primary mentor for pelvic health in not only my clinic, but within Therapeutic Associates, and I love to teach my colleagues. I am one of less than 70 PTs in the country to be educated in intrapartum pelvic care. This has allowed me opportunities to take part in patient deliveries and assist with patient’s successful pelvic health, a healthy baby, and a healthy mom. I combine pelvic rehabilitation education with advanced training in ultrasound imaging to provide a more extensive treatment option for anyone dealing with low back, abdominal, or pelvic issues.

Over the years, it has been a pleasure to participate in extensive education for both the general public and the medical community. I have been honored with the role of key speaker for several years at the Oregon Podiatry Association, as well as teaching about the complexity of the foot in its relation to the entire body. I have served as a speaker for both the National Conference for American Medical Assistants and the Oregon Chapter (for AMA), teaching providers how much influence the pelvic floor has on continence, low back, and hip pain. I have recently been invited to speak at the United Nations Platforms on the topics of ‘reducing motherhood mortality through pelvic floor education’ and ‘how we can use birthing positions and proper pushing techniques to reduce cesarean delivery and pelvic floor trauma’ (Spring 2017).

As a collegiate cross country and track & field athlete, I found my passion for the body, which helped me pursue and receive my Master of Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 2002. Through my own injuries and continued competition in road races of 5K to marathon distance, I have a special passion for helping athletes. From recreational level to elite athletes, I enjoy helping them reach their maximum rehab goals, including properly fitting them on bicycles and analyzing their gaits. Each year, I help out the Westview and Sunset High Schools by providing free injury screens to their athletes.

In the realm of orthopedics, I am a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. While less than 2 percent of physical therapists obtain these credentials, I believe it is important to test our knowledge and improve our skills as providers. I have also obtained my advanced certification in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). I have been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 2002 and believe in the continued support of our important profession. I am trained and certified in the Augmented Soft-Tissue Mobilization System and have specialized training and education in bike fitting and gait analysis for runners. I have had the opportunity to receive advanced training in the neuroscience of pain as well as learn the newest research on how our body interprets pain.

Since 2005, it has been an honor to be the director of Bethany Physical Therapy. Because I believe every individual has potential, I lead my team in the commitment to make exceptional results accessible through compassionate therapeutic care and injury prevention. I believe in leading a family-oriented, servant-led business of integrity, where we pursue our vision using our talents and strengths and make a positive contribution to the lives of our employees, patients, and referral sources.
In my leisure time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and sons. As recreational enthusiasts, you can find us skiing, snowboarding, running Forest Park, doing yoga, or enjoying arts and crafts with our children, Caleb and Henley. As my accolades display, I am an education junkie who continues to live my life’s passion through over 1200 combined hours of post-graduate clinical education. I take pride in ensuring you the most up-to-date, research-based treatment to improve your physical therapy results.

I would be honored to be a part of your medical team and look forward to hearing about your story. Let’s work together to get you back to what you love to do.

Connor Hurley - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Connor Hurley, PT, DPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Connor Hurley received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon. Before that, Connor was a 4-year collegiate basketball player for Pacific University where he spent time developing strength and conditioning programs for the team. Connor has extensive experience with coaching, personal training, and motor skill instruction for clients of all ages. He has spent significant time training and coaching youth athletes and has a passion for injury prevention and performance optimization for this age group.

Connor has a passion for mentoring patients of all ages and activity levels to facilitate increased activity, exercise, and strength. Connor is pursuing his FAAOMPT, CSCS, and TPS certifications in order to advance his skills as a clinician and serve his patients as best as he can. In addition to athletes and general orthopedic conditions, Connor has a passion for treating patients with chronic and persistent pain states.

Apart from Physical Therapy, Connor loves to lift weights, run, walk his dog Lilly, and play basketball, football, and golf. Connor cannot wait to travel throughout the rest of Europe and revisit Australia. He is a proponent of the Physical Therapy profession and aspires to spread his love of movement, strength, and activity to his community.

Michael Dorrington - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Michael Dorrington, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Michael Dorrington received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR in 2003. Michael is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Associatione. He has extensive training in North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), Back to Golf, Mulligan technique, and various sports and orthopedic rehabilitation.

Michael has an interest in helping others achieve their physical goals by way of a thorough biomechanical assessment, manual therapy techniques, evidence-based treatment, and an individualized home program. He has a particular interest in golf performance and rehabilitation.

Michael enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and soccer, running, hiking, fly fishing, mountain biking, and skiing. He dreams of playing golf in the British Isles, trekking through the Himalayas, and improving the quality of life of each patient with whom he interacts.

Amy Thwing - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Amy Thwing, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Amy received her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Pacific University. Prior to attending Pacific, she received her Honors Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from Oregon State University. As an Oregon native, she has been happy to call the Portland-Metro her home since 2015.

Amy’s passion for physical therapy stems from a high school soccer injury. It was during her own rehabilitation process that she discovered a profession that would allow her to help patients reach their goals, maintain her own active lifestyle, and provide her with many advancement opportunities. Since her initial passion was sparked, Amy has developed special interests in injury prevention, manual therapy, and working with the pediatric population. To ensure she can provide the best care for her patients, Amy stays up to date on the latest research and is pursuing her Manual Therapy Certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).

Outside of helping patients get better in the clinic, Amy strives to be an advocate for the physical therapy profession. During her education, she was involved in legislative advocacy activities at a state and national level. She also acts as a clinical instructor to physical therapy students to help ensure high quality physical therapists for years to come.

On the weekends, Amy loves to be physically active, hike, camp, and spend quality time with her husband and dog.

Mariah Frank - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Mariah Frank, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Mariah received her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy and Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a collegiate cross country and track and field athlete she became an anatomy enthusiast with an admiration for the body’s capacity to perform and heal.

Mariah has a strong interest in working with patients that have a history of chronic pain, orthopedic concerns, and pelvic floor dysfunction. She is particularly passionate about providing care for the LGBTQIA+ community and other under-served populations. She experiences joy in helping her patients return to the life they love and is always their fiercest advocate.

Mariah stays up-to-date on the latest research to ensure the best care for her patients. She is pursuing her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification through Herman & Wallace and her Manual Therapy Certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).

Mariah previously grew up in Wisconsin, has traveled extensively, and is currently enjoying all that Oregon has to offer. On the weekends she enjoys hiking, cooking, and exploring used bookstores.

Vincent Capellino - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Vincent Capellino, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Vincent received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, CA in August 2018. Before that, he played Division II collegiate basketball at California State University, East Bay in Hayward, CA where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Vincent became passionate about physical therapy and the movement of the human body when he was introduced to the profession from his high school basketball coach, who was a physical therapist.

Vincent has a passion for treating a variety of patients of all ages. He enjoys being able to build a rapport and challenge patients in a fun way that suits their goals. In the future, he would like to pursue advanced educational certificates in manual therapy (MTC) as well as an orthopedic specialty (OCS).

Apart from physical therapy, Vincent enjoys playing basketball, lifting weights, and exploring new places and hiking with his dog, Atlas. He would like to travel to new places out of the country to gain new experiences.

Anne Patron - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Anne Patron, PT, DPT, MEd

Physical Therapist

Anne was drawn to physical therapy because of how individual treatment can be. She enjoys considering all of a person’s experiences when establishing their plan of care. She thinks that everyone is a little messy and a fun part of the job of a physical therapist is to ensure people can continue to be messy and not feel limited! Anne graduated with her doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island. Anne received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science as well as her Masters of Education from Frostburg State University in Maryland. Previous to Therapeutic Associates, Anne worked as a physical therapist in downtown Portland, where she worked with people who had orthopedic, pelvic, and vestibular dysfunctions.

Anne is continuing to study manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy to complement her orthopedic knowledge. She is currently pursuing advanced training for pelvic rehabilitation from the Herman & Wallace Institute. Anne enjoys treating people with pelvic dysfunction and pain because of how significantly these issues affect every aspect of life. She treats vestibular impairments as well, and finds that there is so much to learn from each system of the body!

A native of Maryland but a hater of humidity, Anne is pleased to have found a home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Anne started her athletic life as a soccer, softball, and tennis player, but over the years has essentially kept to running. She competed in cross country and track and field at the collegiate Division III level and continues to race today. She likes to hike and be outside, cook, read, binge-watch Netflix, explore new places, and people-watch.

Laura Evans - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Laura Evans, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Laura Evans is a life-long resident of the Beaverton area. After attaining her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Pacific University in May 2008, she completed the Therapeutic Associates Orthopedic Clinical Residency program. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and is pursuing advanced manual therapy certification from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Laura has a passion for evaluating movement impairments and utilizes both hands-on manual therapy and prescribes individualized exercise programs to help you move your best.

Her clinical emphasis is in treating patients with a variety of complex muscle or joint complaints including the spine, shoulders and knees. Among her specialties are aquatic exercise and pelvic rehab, including pre and post-natal pelvic related pain and muscle recovery.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son and daughter, running, baking, and remodeling her home with her husband.

Brenda Swanson

Brenda Swanson

Physical Therapist

Brenda specializes in treating men, women, and children with pelvic health diagnosis including bladder and bowel incontinence, urinary frequency and urgency, constipation, painful intercourse, pelvic pain, tailbone pain, prolapse, night time wetting, and pregnancy/child baring pain and challenges. In addition to pelvic health, Brenda has also completed in depth study in the treatment of persistent pain, cancer rehab including lymphedema, cancer related fatigue, scar tissue, shoulder/breast/and pelvic pain, and has taken numerous courses in trauma informed care.

Brenda truly listens to her clients history and story and strives to create a therapeutic relationship with them in order to create a safe and comfortable space in which treatment can ensue. She looks at each person as a whole and is able to utilize her extensive skill set to treat the most complex problems and to assist her clients in meeting their goals. She is passionate about physical therapy and helping people understand what they can do to help themselves live their lives to the fullest.

In addition to treating clients, Brenda has also been a frequent guest speaker at Providence St Vincent’s new Mom’s group, spoken at Senior centers and other community events on pelvic health and prevention/treatment of urinary incontinence, taught bi-weekly persistent pain classes and mentored many therapists over the last 20 years. She loves teaching both her patients and her colleagues and sharing ideas and strategies to help people live their lives to the fullest extent possible.

Brenda enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys and dog while enjoying all things outdoors. She is an avid runner and spends her free time traveling, hiking, camping, skiing, golfing, paddle boarding, and playing outside with her family. She Is assistant track coach for elementary and middle school and loves cheering on her own kids as well as the kids she coaches. She received her Master Gardener’s certificate from OSU and can often be found digging in the dirt, curled up with a good book or trying a new recipe when she’s not outside playing.

Eryn Kirschbaum - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Eryn Kirschbaum, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
  • Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Eryn received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Pacific University in 2014. Prior to this she served in the United States Peace Corps in Ukraine from 2007-2009 and received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of Oregon in 2006. Since her introduction to physical therapy Eryn has been interested in and passionate about pelvic health rehabilitation which inspired her to pursue and obtain her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification in 2016.

She has taken numerous continuing education courses and specializes in the treatment of prenatal and post partum conditions, bladder and bowel dysfunction, prolapse, pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, pelvic nerve dysfunction, male pelvic pain, and coccyx dysfunction. Eryn strives to truly listen to her patients and understand their concerns and goals. She believes in a holistic approach to healthcare and is passionate about helping improve her patient’s quality of life.

Eryn is a Portland native and loves her hometown. She enjoys yoga, football, skiing, reading, travel, and wine tasting!

Kamaria Washington - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Kamaria Washington

Physical Therapist Intern

Carol Pfeifer-Brown, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Carol was incredibly excited to join the team at Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy after receiving her Physical Therapist Associates Degree from Mount Hood Community College. She is a native Oregonian, having graduated from Hillsboro High School, attending Portland State University and earning her BA in Music from Pacific University in the mid 90’s.

Her passion for fitness began early as a student athlete in high school and college. This love of fitness led her to encourage others as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. As is often the case, her introduction to physical therapy came while rehabbing from injury herself. This first-hand experience instilled an understanding of not only the physical and emotional demands that recovery from injury requires, but also the necessity of making a life-long commitment to the prevention of re-injury and general wellness. Good health is not a static state of being, like life it is ever-changing and evolving. It requires conscious and constant effort to maintain. Carol is committed to supporting people on their own journey back to health and wellness.

Carol’s greatest passion is spending time with her husband Derek, and their two children, Chayse and Bo.

Maddie Bible, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Maddie is an Oregon native who received her Physical Therapist Associates Degree from Mount Hood Community College. Maddie’s love for the human body and its capacity to heal developed through playing sports and being very active throughout her life. She picked up more of a spark for anatomy and physiology while studying for her bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Seattle University.

Through her experience in school and while working in a physical therapy clinic as an Aide and Exercise Specialist, Maddie has found joy working with a variety of populations. One of the things she loves most about this job is the opportunity to be a lifelong learner and she is passionate about developing her skill set to best serve her patients.

When Maddie is not in the clinic you can find her hanging out with her two dogs, playing yard games, working out, or golfing with her partner.

Kat Hamilton - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Kat Hamilton, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Katherine received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee while playing four years of Division I basketball. She went on to complete a Physical Therapist Assistant Associate’s Degree from Chattahoochee Technical College. In addition, Katherine has extensive training in pelvic floor physical therapy through the Herman & Wallace Institute.

As an athlete who has experienced many injuries herself with extensive physical therapy for recovery, and someone who has also struggled with pelvic floor dysfunction, she connects with both of these issues personally. Katherine has taken continuing education courses with a pelvic floor focus in prenatal and postpartum, bowel and urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, chronic pelvic pain, and diastasis. She has further training with instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, pain science, evidence-based treatment of the knee, and comprehensive management of the lumbopelvic region.

Katherine grew up in the Pacific Northwest and loves to spend her time outdoors hiking, biking, long boarding, and playing tennis with her husband, John. Yoga is a passion in which she has attained a yoga teacher certification with additional training for chronic pelvic pain, pregnancy and postpartum. She also has organized several community events with an enthusiasm for bringing the community together. She is excited to be a part of the Bethany family at Therapeutic Associates.

Maddy Curtis - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Maddy Curtis

Exercise Specialist
Piper Monson - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Piper Monson

Exercise Specialist
Alicia Castellanos - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Alicia Castellanos

Exercise Specialist
Peter Jang - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Peter Jang

Exercise Specialist
Emma Jackola - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Emma Jackola

Exercise Specialist
Jim Yost- Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Jim Yost, MS, ACSM CPT, FMS

Personal Trainer
  • Certified Personal Trainer

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Jim received his master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oregon. Growing up on the Oregon coast, Jim gravitated toward almost any sport, including football, basketball, baseball, running, skiing, golf, weight training, and cycling. Through this passion, he became intrigued with human physiology and performance, which led to him studying exercise and movement science. Since earning his degree he has continued adding to his toolbox with certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, USA Triathlon, Functional Movement Systems, and TRX.

In addition, he has studied kettlebell training through StrongFirst and sandbag programming through the DVRT system. Over the past 20 years he has applied these experiences in a variety of settings from cardiac rehabilitation, to triathlon coaching and personal training. Jim loves working alongside the physical therapy staff to help people seamlessly transition from rehab into fitness. Whether the goal is functional strength, wellness, balance, changing body composition, performance, or injury prevention, the foundation for Jim’s training is always quality movement. Consistent progressions built off this foundation are the key to moving well for a lifetime. Jim firmly believes that exercise is the ultimate medicine and enjoys helping people find the right recipe for reaching their goals.

When he’s not in the gym, Jim spends most of his time hanging out with his wife, his two children, and his two canine kids. Some of their favorite things are fishing, cycling, skiing, tending the family garden, and watching the Oregon Ducks and Portland Trailblazers.

Arie Roskott- Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Arie Roskott

Administrative Supervisor

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Shortly before joining the team, Arie graduated from Portland State University in 2014, double majoring in Public Health Education and Philosophy. During her time there, she completed a two-year program planning internship through the Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education (MIKE) Program, where she advocated for kidney health among underserved high school students throughout Portland and Hillsboro, Oregon. She simultaneously took on the roles of a Peer Health Educator and Student Coordinator, quickly embracing the beauty of empowering individuals and streamlining processes.

Her primary focus in healthcare administration lies in patient advocacy to ultimately enhance chronic disease prevention. She is particularly drawn to challenging unfortunate barriers to receiving high-quality medical care, such as the endless depths of health insurance denials and soaring deductibles. Regardless of the ever-changing world of health policy, she is eager to take on any tricky case and will fight for you every step of the way.

In her free time, she thoroughly enjoys adventures with her daughter, however you’ll also find her researching neuroscience and human behavior change, eating sushi, and writing acoustic songs. She has been singing from the time she can remember, playing piano by ear for nearly 20 years, and picked up guitar accidentally in 2011. You’ll find a sample or two of her instrumentals if you’re ever placed on hold! When she’s not working, mothering, researching, or spilling coffee on her outfit, you’ll find her flexing her creative muscles and doing her best to cultivate the ultimate balance between it all.

Amanda Krueger - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Amanda Krueger

Administrative Coordinator
Sarah Morris - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Sarah Morris

Receptionist
Amanda Huisman - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Amanda Huisman

Receptionist

Meet Our Service Partners

Mara Adams - Bethany Physical Therapy

Mara Adams, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist*

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Mara began her massage therapy career in Portland, Oregon after completing her education from East West College of the Healing Arts. With a BS in Kinesiology and a desire to help people on their path of overall wellness, massage felt like a perfect fit.

Massage has played a major role in helping Mara reach athletic goals, recover from injuries, and find balance in her daily life. She is passionate about her work and loves to learn and deepen her skills and knowledge.

Mara specializes in therapeutic massage techniques including deep tissue, myofascial release, neuromuscular and sports massage. She is committed to supporting others in injury prevention and healing while adapting each session to the individual’s needs.

In her free time, Mara enjoys outdoor adventures, traveling, photography and spending time with her husband and three kids. She has a passion for running and is often out on the roads or trails with her training partners.

Cell: (971) 404-5006
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.maraadamslmt.com

* Mara is an Independent Service Partner.