Paul graduated with his Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Pacific University. Throughout his time in physical therapy school, Paul worked as an adjunct Athletic Trainer for Pacific University in Forest Grove, using his skill set to assist collegiate athletes return to sport after injury and providing medical coverage for sporting events. During his education at Pacific, Paul was the sole recipient of the Lellelid Endowed Scholarship, which was awarded due to his commitment to service while maintaining a strong academic standing. Prior to this, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Azusa Pacific University, and was awarded the Outstanding Senior Award for his exceptional academic and clinical performance. Throughout his undergraduate education, Paul had a leadership role with an organization providing physical therapy to children with disabilities in Mexicali, Mexico, and spent much of his free time serving in Mexico. During this experience, Paul developed a working competency in the Spanish language.
Paul is passionate about working with his patients to alleviate their pain, while preventing re-injury. After hearing their story and goals, Paul performs a thorough physical therapy examination to create a personalized treatment plan based upon their specific needs. Paul strives to empower his patients to do what they love at their highest level of performance, using hands-on treatment techniques and manual therapy, addressing movement impairments, and creating individualized therapeutic exercise programs.
Paul enjoys working with patients with a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and people of all ages. His background as a Certified Athletic Trainer has given him experience working with athletes of all ages. Paul enjoys working with the athletic population to not only manage injuries, but also for improved performance and injury prevention.
Paul is committed to clinical excellence, and plans to focus his continuing education on manual therapy, treating the injured runner, and movement assessment. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, hiking, backpacking, running, camping, cycling, weight lifting, traveling, and enjoying all the beauty the Pacific Northwest has to offer.