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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

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.

Michael Dorrington -Bethany Physical Therapy

Michael Dorrington, PT, DPT

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

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 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.

Connor Hurley, PT, DPT

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.

Amy Thwing - 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 - 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.

Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy - Keri-Kamryn Skjei

Keri-Kamryn L. Skjei, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Keri-Kamryn is an Arizona native who is excited to be living in the Pacific Northwest. Keri received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. While there, she received training in Orthopedics, Pediatric Rehabilitation, and Inpatient Rehabilitation that helped to establish her love for working with a variety of populations. Today, Keri’s interests lie in Pelvic Health and Orthopedics.

When Keri is not helping patients, you can find her exploring Oregon, hiking, or perusing her favorite bookstore Powell’s.

Vincent Capellino - St Helens Physical Therapy

Vincent Capellino, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Pronouns: He, Him, His

Vincent received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from 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 Physical Therapy and 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 -Forest Grove 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.

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.

Becca Hall - Bethany Physical Therapy

Becca Hall, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Pronouns: She, Her, They, Them

Becca moved to Oregon in 2011 and found her love for running through a community based training program in Portland. Her passion for physical therapy stems from the empowerment she felt while receiving rehab for her own sport injury while training. Now an avid runner of 8 years and after earning her Physical Therapist Assistant licensure from Mt Hood Community College, she is excited to share her knowledge and experience in helping others feel empowered to achieve their own health and fitness goals.

Becca is committed to creating a safe space of inclusivity for all members in her community and has special interests in providing care to patients in women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, running-specific injuries, and the LGBTQAI+ community. She enjoys building strong connections with her patients and believes that their voices should be heard. Continually striving to provide the best patient care Becca is dedicated in her commitment to lifelong learning and is pursuing her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification through Herman & Wallace.

When Becca is not in the clinic you can find her trying out new local restaurants, obsessing over cakes on the Great British Baking Show, running in Forest Park with her dog Luna, and hiking the PNW with her partner Brady.

Arie Roskott - 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.

Jim Yost

Jim Yost, MS, USAT Level I

Personal Trainer

Pronouns: He, Him, His

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.

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.

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]

* Gavril is an Independent Service Partner.

Lisa Sullivan, BSN

Certified Health Coach & Registered Nurse* Catch Wellness Health Coaching

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

* Lisa is an Independent Service Partner.

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Megan Caldwell, AFPA Group Fitness

Fit4Mom Instructor* Fit4Mom

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

* Megan is an Independent Service Partner.