Meet Our Team

Timothy Brinker - Hillsboro Physical Therapy

Timothy Brinker, PT, DPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

Tim graduated in 1992 from Northwestern University Medical School, Programs in Physical Therapy with his Master of Physical Therapy degree. In May 2012, he graduated from Regis University with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) with honors.

Tim is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He has completed his Fellowship and Certification in Manual Therapy (COMT) with the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). Completion of the fellowship included written and practical examination and acceptance of his fellowship project on advanced competency in manual therapy. Tim is a Clinical Fellowship Instructor (CFI) for the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT), and as a CFI, he will continue to advance the Hillsboro Physical Therapy staff’s skills in an effort to establish the clinic as a leader, both locally and regionally, in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Tim was honored in 2017 with the Therapeutic Associates Master Clinician “Clinical Excellence” Award.

Tim is a full-time treating clinician who has a passion for patient care, and he appreciates complicated conditions and their effect on his patients. He enjoys the quest to seek solutions and methods to maximize function and reduce pain for patients based on a combination of his clinical expertise and relevant evidence. He and his staff work hard to provide both clinical excellence and unparalleled customer service.

Outside of Clinical Practice, Tim is involved with the leadership of Therapeutic Associates. He has served on Therapeutic Associates Board of Director’s since 2007. He is the past chair of the Investment and Finance Committees for Therapeutic Associates. Tim is currently completing his Master of Business Administration in Health Industry Leadership with Regis University. He has a passion for using his clinical and business knowledge to assist with the health and care of our staff, patients, and communities.

Outside of work, you can find Tim and his wife of 25 years, cheering on their three athletic children. They include a collegiate alpine ski racer, high school rower, and a middle school optional gymnast. Tim has a passion for running, skiing, and anything active outdoors.

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Pauline Tran-Garcia, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Pauline received her Bachelors of Science in Human Physiology and Psychology from the University of Oregon in 2013. She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in southern California in 2016 to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Pauline is certified in Fascial Movement Taping (FMT I & II), FMT Blades, and Astym. These are tools used in adjunct with movement therapy to facilitate motor control and decrease pain. She is pursuing her Manual Therapy Certification with the NAIOMT. She has established roots in the community (Liberty High School graduate, 2009). In her free time, she likes to try out new restaurants or repeat her favorites with her husband.

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Allison Byrne, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Allison graduated from Northeastern University where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009. She is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and has been living in Oregon since 2016.

Her main focus is orthopedics with a special interest in prenatal and postpartum rehabilitation. A former ballet dancer, she has a passion for the arts and helping people, of all exercise levels and interests, get back to doing what they love.

In her spare time she enjoys hiking, going to the theater, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and son.

Rebe Colasurdo - Hillsboro

Rebe Colasurdo, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Rebe began working for Therapeutic Associates in 2017 after finishing two internships with the company during her last year as a student. She attended Boise State University where she played Division I soccer for the Broncos and received her undergraduate degree in Health Science. She returned to her hometown in SW Portland and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Pacific University.

Rebe is a Jesuit High School alumni and has an interest in working with high school athletes with specific interests in concussion management. She is continuing her education in manual therapy as a resident of Therapeutic Associates’ Orthopaedic Residency program. Rebe enjoys playing soccer, running, hiking, reading and spending time with her husband and family.

Kaylene Meyer - Lake Oswego Physical Therapy

Kaylene Meyer, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certification

Kaylene is originally from Montana. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana and her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training, also from the University of Montana. Kaylene ran collegiate cross-country as a freshman, and was later the student athletic trainer for the cross-country and track teams. After finishing physical therapy school, Kaylene worked in several states as a traveling physical therapist. Her travel work took her to New York City where she ended up living and practicing for 6 years prior to moving to Portland five years ago.

Kaylene enjoys working with all patients and conditions, and her goal is to always provide high quality rehabilitation and education for optimal results.

Outside of the clinic, Kaylene enjoys running, cooking, yoga, weight training, and spending time with her husband and her three kids.

Jon Ransom - Hillsboro Physical Therapy

Jon Ransom, PTA, ATC

Physical Therapist Assistant

Jon Ransom PTA, ATC has been a Physical Therapist Assistant since 2004 and graduated from Arapahoe Community College. He holds a Bachelor’s degrees in Athletic Training from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is a certified Athletic Trainer. He is certified in the Sportsmetrics™ ACL prevention program and the Astym system. Jon has a wonderful skill set applying sport-specific exercise to his athletic patients. He frequently consults and educates a local Club Soccer organization on injury prevention programs for their athletes.

Jon is a native of Nebraska and has been living in Oregon since moving here from Maryland in 2007. He is a sports fanatic, especially for his Nebraska Cornhuskers. In his free time he enjoys golfing and running or just spending time with his wife, Melanie, and daughter, Kalen.

Caroline Klug - Hillsboro Physical Therapy

Caroline Klug, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Registered Yoga Teacher

Caroline graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Mt. Hood Community College in 2010 and joined the team at Hillsboro Physical Therapy soon after. She is a self-declared “kinesiology geek”, fascinated and inspired by the mechanics of body movement and greatly enjoys helping people learn to move and strengthen more safely and effectively. This interest motivated her to become a Registered Yoga Teacher, which she achieved in 2017. Caroline is also certified in the Astym system, which promotes soft tissue healing, and the Sportsmetrics™ ACL injury prevention program and is a member of the Oregon Physical Therapy Association (OPTA).

In her free time, Caroline likes to run trails, practice yoga, walk the neighborhood, or curl up with a good book.

Maricel Mendoza - Hillsboro Physical Therapy

Maricel Mendoza

Administrative Supervisor

Maricel joined the team at Hillsboro Physical Therapy in June 2013. She has worked in the medical field for over 9 years. Previously, she worked in medical office management. Maricel takes pride and ownership in providing genuine service for every patient and team member and will do everything in her power to fulfill their needs.

She was born and raised in Texas and enjoys her new life long home here in Oregon. Maricel, her husband and their daughter moved here to explore the finest nature Oregon has to offers through hiking, swimming, fishing and backcountry camping. She enjoys watching her teenage daughter play volleyball and track for one of our local Hillsboro high schools. Maricel is passionate about positive energy, health and fitness. She believes in improving the quality and quantity of her life and those around her.

Cindy Vu - Hillsboro Physical Therapy

Cindy Vu

Physical Therapy Aide | Receptionist

Cindy is a native of Houston, Texas and has been loving Oregon since 2004. She will graduate from Portland State University with a degree in Health Science, and plans to continue her education in Occupational Therapy. She is very interested in rehabilitation aspect of healthcare. Throughout her academic career, Cindy has gained three years of experience in the medical field as a billing specialist and caregiver for individuals with disabilities for a local nonprofit.

In her free time, she is a percussionist for the University of Portland Wind Symphony and enjoys hiking and spending time with friends and family.

Justin Hua - Hillsboro

Justin Hua

Physical Therapy Aide | Receptionist

Justin was born in Vancouver, BC, but grew up locally in Aloha. After attending Aloha High School, he went on to get his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Oregon State University. He is fascinated with the prevention and rehabilitation aspect of healthcare and wants to continue his education in physical therapy after gaining experience as an aide.

In his free time, Justin likes to go to the gym and powerlift, try new restaurants locally and in Portland, and watch professional sports. Justin is an avid water polo player.

Kassidy Skelton - Hillsboro

Kassidy Skelton

Receptionist

Kassidy graduated from school in 2014 and has worked in medical billing for several years, and continues to grow her knowledge in the medical field. She has a passion for providing excellent service and administrative work. She also enjoys the time she’s able to connect with patients and fellow team members.

Kassidy was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and loves everything about the Pacific Northwest. In her spare time, she is always seeking new hiking trails and exploring new outdoor destinations with her friends. She is also an avid reader who enjoys new adventures both in literature and in life.