Meet Our Team

Peter Dills - East Portland Physical Therapy

Peter Dills, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
  • Therapeutic Pain Specialist

Peter graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2008 before earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, CO in 2011. He has been the director of Therapeutic Associates East Portland Physical Therapy since 2013.

Peter has completed post-doctoral work through the International Spine and Pain Institute and is now certified as a Therapeutic Pain Specialist. He is one of only a few physical therapists in the Portland Metro region to hold this distinction. He has also worked towards certification in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. As a former high school and Division III college athlete, he still has continued interest in athletics and has also directed injury prevention programs with student athletes of many ages and experience levels. He enjoys treating individuals of all ages and backgrounds, with special emphasis on complex conditions including chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders of the foot and ankle.

“I believe that individuals of all backgrounds and life experiences deserve the opportunity to get better. My job as your physical therapist is to provide you an avenue to get there. I will be here to guide you in that process through evidence-centered treatment, comprehensive patient education, and complete commitment to your needs as my patient.”

Peter is a native Oregonian and grew up in the Hood River Valley, where he also met his wife Caitlin. They now call a different valley home, having moved to Happy Valley in 2013. They have two wonderful children Audrey and Riley. Peter spends his free time running, though often states he never expected himself to become a runner. He participates yearly in the Hood to Coast Relay and has a goal of completing a marathon for the first time in 2017.

Jake Gelrod - Therapeutic Associates East Portland Physical Therapy

Jake Gelrod, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Jake graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology in 2014 before going on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in 2019. Having been awarded the Service Award Scholarship at Des Moines University, Jake is passionate about community service and has spent time volunteering with organizations such as the Y and other youth programs.

Jake’s first introduction to Therapeutic Associates was during his first clinical internship in 2017, where he gained invaluable experience working with patients of all ages and various conditions. Jake’s clinical interests include manual therapy, sports injury rehabilitation, and chronic pain. He is excited to further his education through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy and pursue his Orthopedic Certified Specialist certification to help his patients optimize their movement and function.

Jake grew up in Eugene (Go Ducks!) and after spending time in the Midwest he is thrilled to be back in the Pacific Northwest. Jake enjoys exploring Oregon, eating at new places, playing his guitar, and a good cup of coffee.

Lisa Tiltch - Therapeutic Associates East Portland Physical Therapy

Lisa Tiltch

Exercise Specialist

Lisa hails from San Diego county where she grew up taking dance classes and gymnastics. When heading to Chapman University for college, Lisa decided to pursue dance as her main area of study, and, following college, she danced briefly in San Francisco and New York, but her focus soon shifted to the study and teaching of yoga. After teaching yoga for 3 years in New York, she moved to Portland, where she continues to teach weekly.

When not working or doing yoga, she loves to hang out with her pup, Ruby, go on hikes, visit the coast, and try all the local breweries with her boyfriend, Taylor.

Kimberly Morrison - East Portland Physical Therapy

Kimberly Morrison

Administrative Supervisor

Kimberly has worked in customer service for over 10 years and is very excited to be a part of the Therapeutic Associates family. She began at the Therapeutic Associates Central Billing Office in the Customer Service Department in the summer of 2011, and now she is proud to be the Front Office Coordinator at East Portland.

Kimberly is a native to Portland and has lived there all her life. She loves spending time with her husband, Dean; son, JD; and their dog, Oscar. She also enjoys camping, reading, and going on walks.