Meet Our Team

Jessica Dorrington - 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

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. I have had the honor to work with several professional skiers and runners and am on consultative status for the Nike Oregon Project working with female athletes to ensure their lumbopelvic region is in optimum function. 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.

Michael Dorrington -Bethany Physical Therapy

Michael Dorrington, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certified Golf Fitness Instructor

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 Association and is a Certified Medical Professional Level 2 and Certified Golf Fitness Instructor from the Titleist Performance Institute. 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.

Rebecca Franceschi - Bethany Physical Therapy

Rebecca Franceschi, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Rebecca received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University in June of 2014. There, she spent time developing and enhancing a post-partum program focusing on core strengthening and education about the pelvic floor. Since working with TAI, Rebecca has focused her professional skills to specialize in orthopedics and pelvic health of women and pediatric patients. Her areas of interest include manual therapy, orthopedic treatment of athletes, pelvic floor health, and pre- peri- and post-partum patients.

Rebecca plans to pursue her certification in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthapaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), and become a pelvic floor certified specialist through the Herman & Wallace Institute. She enjoys working with all types of patients and believes in educating them to empower their own recovery with guidance and awareness of their physical abilities.

An Oregon native, Rebecca received her Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University and was a 4-year member of the OSU rowing team. She now coaches for the Stumptown Volleyball Club and plays both indoor and beach volleyball recreationally. She is happy to live in her native city with the ability to camp, bike, and play volleyball all within a few hours of her home.

Chloe Hallyburton, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Chloe received her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Pacific University in May 2016. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Pacific University in 2013, graduating as class valedictorian. Her undergraduate research focused on injury prevention in runners, and her graduate research focused on management of chronic low back pain.

Chloe enjoys working with patients with all types of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders, but has special interest in chronic pain, women’s health, and running injuries and performance. She believes strongly in the capacity of the human body to heal itself through restoration of proper movement patterns. Her goal is to help all individuals achieve their full potential and have the healthy, active lifestyles they deserve.

Chloe has experience through clinical affiliations in orthopedic and sports physical therapy, geriatrics, and neurological rehabilitation. She is pursuing continuing education in pelvic floor rehabilitation through Herman & Wallace and manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).

Chloe grew up in Dayton, Oregon and has lived here all her life. Her favorite sport is track and field, and she competed collegiately as a high jumper and hurdler. When she’s not in the clinic, you can find her running on the trails, doing yoga, sampling local craft beverages, or playing the French horn.

Connor Hurley, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

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 OCS, 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.

Stephanie Spindler - Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

Stephanie Spindler, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Stephanie Spindler is a California native who was happy to return to the west coast after receiving her Doctorate from Columbia University in New York City. At Columbia, she received advanced training in Orthopedics, Rehabilitation of Athletes, and Pelvic Rehabilitation which make up the cornerstones of her focus as a Physical Therapist. As a founding member of Columbia’s RunLab, Stephanie has ample experience working with runners of all skill levels to perform real-time analysis to improve their performance and reduce their risk of injury. Stephanie also has practical expertise working with amputees. She has published several research publications in this field and has attended and led a support group for people living with limb loss.

Stephanie focuses on individualized care for every patient, making sure to factor in the complex and unique needs of everyday life that differ from person to person. She enjoys learning about people’s eccentricities and figuring out what motivates them so she can team up with the patient to reach goals, faster. Stephanie has a passion for both learning and educating and is currently pursuing further certification and specialization in both manual therapy and women’s health.

Prior to making the trek cross-country to the Big Apple, Stephanie attended the University of Southern California where she received her B.S in Human Biology and minor in Psychology. When she is not cheering on the Trojans (Fight on!) you can find her hiking, exercising, reading a good book, or binge-watching Netflix.

Amy Thwing - Bethany Physical Therapy

Amy Thwing, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Amy received her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon. While there, she spent most of her time working with patients in the outpatient orthopedic and pediatric settings. Prior to Pacific, Amy received her Honor’s Bachelor degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Oregon State University. Throughout her education Amy has been involved in the advocacy of physical therapy activities at a state and national level. She is excited to continue this passion within her new Bethany community.

Amy enjoys working with patients of all types of musculoskeletal disorders, but has a special interest in manual therapy and pediatrics. With each patient her goal is help them return to what they love. To further help her patient’s reach this goal Amy continues to expand her skills and knowledge through a wide variety of continuing education courses.

Outside of the clinic Amy loves to being physically active, hike, go camping, and spend quality time with her husband and dog.

Essie Neeway, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Essie earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from Oregon State University in 2007. She then went on to pursue her degree of Occupational Science and earned her licensure as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2012.

Essie has special passions for pediatrics, women’s health and sport specific training for athletes of all ages. She has advanced training in pelvic floor rehabilitation, is ASTYM certified and has taken extended coursework in gait analysis. Her goal is to provide compassionate and individualized treatment to each of her patients, restoring them to their desired level of physical health and helping them to reach their individual goals.

Essie is very dedicated to her family and enjoys spending time with her husband Dan and their twin girls. Her hobbies include visiting her family at the beach, camping, cooking, photography and cheering on the Sunset High School Cross Country and Track and Field teams.

Carol Pfeifer-Brown, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

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.

Bethany Physical Therapy - Lindsay Vaughn

Lindsay Vaughn, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Lindsay joined Therapeutic Associates after earning her Physical Therapist Assistant licensure from Mt Hood Community College. She has direct clinical experience in pediatric outpatient and inpatient, orthopedics, and pelvic floor rehabilitation.

Lindsay has long been an advocate for education and the pediatric community, believing that every person can succeed when given the tools and support they need. This belief is at the center of her physical therapy treatments, where she is committed to supporting her patients with individualized care to meet their goals and lead healthy lives. Lindsay has been active in sports her whole life, playing basketball and softball, as well as coaching youth softball and is committed to sports-specific training to help athletes reach their goals and prevent re-injury. Lindsay is a vocal proponent for accessibility for everyone and is a committee member for Go Baby Go Oregon, where she travels the state with other members to teach PTs, OTs, SLPs, and parents how to adapt toys and ride-on cars for children with varying abilities.

Born and raised in Oregon, when Lindsay is not in the clinic you can find her out for a trail run, hiking, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Arie Roskott - Bethany Physical Therapy

Arie Roskott

Administrative Supervisor

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.

Jim Yost

Jim Yost, MS, USAT Level I

Personal Trainer

Jim attended the University of Oregon, where he received a B.S. in Exercise Science and a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. He is also certified as an ACSM certified personal trainer and USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach. His health and fitness experience includes work in the fields of cardiac rehabilitation, personal training, and triathlon coaching. Growing up, 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. Now Jim enjoys training clients of all ages and abilities to help them progress toward their goals. Whether the goal is functional strength, balance, changing body composition, general health, or athletic performance, he believes in creating a plan and then applying steady progression and consistency to help each patient achieve their goals.

Lisa Finster - Bethany Physical Therapy

Lisa Finster, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist*

Lisa graduated from EastWest College of Healing arts in Portland, Oregon in 2010. There, she learned techniques of Swedish, Craniosacral, and Myofascial massage and spa treatments. Since that time she has advanced her training with the Upledger Institute for CranioSacral therapy and is working on her credentials with them. Lisa’s focus with Craniosacral training has been with adults, pregnant women, and infants. She enjoys working with all ages, body types, and injuries.

Lisa believes every “body” has a story to tell and has an amazing ability for self-healing. Sometimes our bodies just need a little help. Lisa listens to what you and your body have to say. She then combines multiple techniques to offer your body the best chance of making the necessary corrections to make you feel better.

Lisa can combine the trainings of CranioSacral Therapy and Myofascial, Soft Cupping, and Swedish modalities. Each of these techniques can be used individually or in combination. Her focus with every client is to calm the sympathetic nervous system (Fight or Flight system) and allow the parasympathetic system (Rest and Digest system) to take over. By using this practice, she is able to assist with a deeper relaxation of muscles and tissue, in addition to decreasing pain and headaches, assisting with emotional and physical disorders, and assisting in the bonding of mother and/or father with a child.

Please visit www.harmonywellnesspdx.com for more details about each style of modalities or click below to schedule your visit.

Online scheduling

*Associate Provider

Mara Adams - Bethany Physical Therapy

Mara Adams, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist*

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

*Associate Provider

Gavril Muscalu - Bethany Physical Therapy

Gavril Muscalu, LMT, MATs

Licensed Massage Therapist*

Born and raised in Romania, Gavril received his Master’s degree in Kinetotherapy from the National Academy of Sports Science in Bucharest. He then relocated to Park City, Utah. Upon graduation from UCMT (Utah College of Massage Therapy) in 2007, Gavril stayed on as part of the faculty, teaching various modalities such as: injury prevention and rehabilitation massage, sports massage, Russian sports massage, trigger point therapy, functional assessment, while also running a successful private practice focusing on working with elite athletes, cyclists, triathletes, runners, and skiers. In 2015, Gavril relocated to Portland, Oregon, to continue his private practice, specializing in injury prevention, rehabilitation, biomechanics, recovery, and muscle activation.

Phone: (435) 764-0357
Email: [email protected]

*Associate Provider

Lisa Sullivan, BSN

Certified Health Coach & Registered Nurse*

Lisa Sullivan is a RN, Certified Health Coach, and Certified Food for Life Instructor. She decided to become a health coach after 24 years of practicing nursing and seeing the increase in obesity and chronic diseases in pediatric and adult populations. Healthcare focuses on symptom management with medications and invasive procedures as the treatment of choice, with less focus on nutrition and lifestyle management. A plant-based diet and active lifestyle, along with stress management can change the course of these chronic diseases and improve and/or eradicate them completely. Lisa is passionate about prevention and wants to share this with people who want to improve their health by losing weight, lowering their cholesterol, decreasing their need for diabetes medication, and ultimately feeling more energized and full of life…a healthy life.

Health and wellness are our most valuable assets. Over two years ago, Lisa and her husband had their annual physical and found out their cholesterol was well over 200 and triglycerides were above normal. This was after she completed three Ironman competitions, so exercise was not her limitation! After completing an eight-hour course called Enhancing Health with Plant-based Nutrition, Lisa and her husband decided to incorporate a plant-based diet into their daily lives, including fruits and vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. She did her homework, and it took a month to really understand how to make the switch, but she did it and learned a lot through the process. After just six months they went back to their physician and found that her cholesterol dropped from 252 to 168 and her husband’s dropped from 212 to 149. Both of their triglycerides dropped 20 points. Lisa was astounded and convinced that she could help others improve their health with diet and lifestyle. And it can be done in a fun and tasteful way!

Ultimately, Lisa was energized. This method of eating cured her IBS and improved her allergies dramatically. Nutrient dense, whole foods are the key to unlocking a life of good health. Are you ready to start the journey? She is ready to be your guide on the side in the journey of everlasting health. Come catch wellness and live a life of joy.

Lisa is a Certified Food for Life Instructor and decided to add this very reputable certification to her resume because she truly believes in plant-based nutrition as ‘food for life’ for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. She feels confident that this evidence-based program will provide her with the added skills and science backing to get her out into the community to teach this important message. Lisa began this journey in July 2014. She is available to teach classes in Portland, Oregon and any outlying areas in Oregon, as well and Vancouver, WA. Her favorite low-fat vegan recipe is the Tempeh Broccoli Saute’.

PHONE: 503-936-2845
EMAIL: [email protected]
WEBSITE: www.catchwellnesshealthcoaching.com


QUALIFICATIONS:

Certified Health Coach
Certified Food for Life Instructor
Registered Nurse (BSN)


TRAINING & EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Northern Arizona University), Flagstaff, AZ (1989)
The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, New York City Professional Training and Certification Program (2013)
Food for Life Certification through Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, (Chevy Chase, MD) (2014)


CERTIFICATIONS & ACCREDITATION:

American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP)
Board Certified and Accredited Member
OBN (Oregon Board of Nursing)
CBN (California Board of Nursing)
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
BLS (Basic Life Support)
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)


ASSOCIATIONS:

Northwest Veg, Portland, Oregon
Medical Reserve Corps, Washington County, Oregon (Disaster Preparedness)
Oregon Nurses Association
Ironheads Multisport Racing Team


OTHER EXPERIENCE:

Workshop Presenter
Holistic one-on-one health coaching
Food for Life Instructor (cooking classes)


INTERESTS:

Triathlete who has completed three Ironman races and 10 Half-Ironman distance races
Yoga and meditation practice
Healthy cook with primary focus on plant-based diet
Wine lover
Cyclist who loves to ride internationally as a way to see the world

*Associate Provider

Owner, Fit4Mom Cedar Mill | Megan is passionate about urban education & empowering others. As a Teach for America alum, Megan spent 6 years teaching underserved youth in South Central Los Angeles. Upon moving to Portland in 2012, Megan re-found her passion for educating others, when she took on ownership of FIT4MOM Cedar Mill in April 2013. Leading FIT4MOM in NW/NE Portland is a perfect balance for Megan at this stage in her life — It combines her three greatest passions of teaching, health and fitness, and being able to spend time with her children.

She is a certified AFPA Group Fitness Instructor with other certifications in Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre & Body Back.

PHONE: (503) 941-8227
EMAIL: [email protected]
WEBSITE: www.cedarmill.fit4mom.com

*Associate Provider

Carole Moritz - Bethany Physical Therapy

Carole Moritz, E-RYT

Registered Yoga Teacher*

Carole has a keen interest in the application of yoga and mind/body practices for medical settings. Her instruction spans working with special populations in several area hospitals, athletic clubs and private clientele. Carole’s teaching style is adaptable, focused and dedicated. She creates a safe environment where students cultivate strength, flexibility, endurance and compassion. Carole guides students toward a deeper mind-body connection for maintaining health through mindful movement, breath work and meditation to live more skillfully.

Carole is certified through Mindful Yoga Works/OHSU as a Yoga for Chronic Pain Specialist.

*Associate Provider