Meet Our Team

David McHenry

David V. McHenry

PT, DPT, COMT
Clinic Director | Physical Therapist

David graduated from Penn State University in 1999 with a BS in kinesiology and played quarterback on the perennial powerhouse football team. He earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University in 2002. David’s practice specialty is strength and conditioning, and consulting with athletes, teams, and sports organizations throughout the US and Europe. Since 2011, he has been the lead therapist and strength coach for the Nike Oregon Project, a running group renowned for international excellence in track and field, who’s athletes have won numerous Olympic and World Championship medals, national records, and world records. David is also an independent contractor for United Kingdom Athletics, the Nike Innovation Kitchen, Nike Running, and is a physical therapy and strength and conditioning consultant for the University of Oregon Track and Field program. He is a Certified Sports Specialist (SCS), Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT), and a member of the Nike Performance Council. You can contact David directly at: [email protected]

Jordan Brandon - North Portland Physical Therapy

Jordan Brandon

PT, DPT, CMPT
Clinic Director | Physical Therapist

Jordan graduated in 2010 with a BA in Psychology from Whitman College where he was also a member of the Men’s Varsity Basketball team for 4 years. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, California, graduating with honors in 2013. Jordan’s completion of advanced musculoskeletal lab and coursework on the spine and extremities has also earned him Certified Manual Physical Therapist (CMPT) credentials from the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. Jordan emphasizes functional movement and strength, which he reinforces with hands-on manual therapy techniques and sport-specific training. His experience in orthopedic sports physical therapy, the biomechanics of efficient athletic movement, and elite performance development allow him to work closely with a variety of local athletes ranging in skill level from high school to professional.

You can contact Jordan directly at: [email protected]

Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey

PT, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist

Chris graduated in 1999 with his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the MGH-Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA, and developed into one of that area’s top orthopedic therapists. He transitioned to a Doctorate in PT in 2004 and became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist prior to relocating here in Portland in 2009. Across his career he has helped rehabilitate athletes of all ages and abilities – novice through Olympian – across a range of sports, including triathlon, cycling, rowing, swimming, volleyball, track and field, and Nordic skiing. After 22 years of racing triathlons (including 18 Ironmen with a PR of 9:10 and 9 qualifications for the Hawaii Ironman World Championships), Chris has changed his focus toward cyclocross, all while battling Multiple Sclerosis. Contact Chris at: [email protected]

Matthew Walsh

Matthew Walsh

Bsc, PT
Physical Therapist

Matt is a 1987 graduate of Cumberland College of Health Sciences/Sydney University in Sydney, Australia. He has a representative-level background in Rugby and Cricket, has completed an Ironman Triathlon, and been chosen for the USA in Touch Rugby at the World Master’s Games. With wide-ranging sports physical therapy experience, he has consulted with groups such as the PGA Seniors Tourand the Nike Team Oregon project and was the Canadian National Cross Country Ski Team Physiotherapist. Matt is also a board certified sports physiotherapist (Australia SPG, Level III) who teaches courses throughout the USA, Canada, and Australia on topics such as Running biomechanics and treatment, advanced orthopedic Clinical Reasoning, and treatment approaches for the foot, ankle, and spine. He has a particular interest and expertise in running-related injuries, technique, and rehabilitation, but he also enjoys treating complex chronic spinal and tendon-related pain, having developed a number of evidence-based protocols with local surgeons and physiatrists. Contact Matt at: [email protected]

Paul Cooley - Bethany Physical Therapy

Paul Cooley

PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Paul Cooley is a Northwest native joining us after an extended period on the East Coast. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University Medical Center in New York, where he participated in their Orthopedic Specialty Tract and competed on the Medical School’s Rugby team. He has received advanced training in Sport rehabilitation, Amputee Return to Sport, Concussion Management, and Orthopedic intervention of hand, wrist, foot and ankle. He has been with our organization in different capacities for 5 years and has completed multiple clinical experiences throughout Portland and the greater Northwest.

Venturing into Physical Therapy after a previous career as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, Paul has spent many years working with his back. As a result, he approaches each patient’s care with special awareness to the demands of their occupation, sport, or other situation. He aims to incorporate these obligations into his plan of care and restrict participation in sport or work as little as possible during your recovery.

Outside of the clinic, Paul enjoys spending time with his friends in the outdoors, woodworking, running, cycling, and playing all sports. He dreams of revisiting Ireland and can frequently be heard humming old tunes around the clinic. He is actively developing Adaptive Sports for disabled individuals in the Portland area and hopes to help all his patients improve their vitality.

Shirley Martin

Shirley Martin


Administrative Supervisor

Shirley is the Office Manager, aka Queen of Everything, of PACE. Joining David when his Physical Therapy practice started in 2003, Shirley, formerly a stay-at-home Mother of 3, took charge of the daily office operations of David’s practice. A serious motorcycle accident in 2006 gave Shirley a more personal insight into the patient side of physical therapy. She spent months under David, Shawn, and Kurt’s care, being massaged, manipulated, scraped, worked-out, and worked-over; eventually learning to walk again – without even a limp. Shirley is currently working on her BA in Business Administration. Contact Shirley at: [email protected]

Kurt Marion

Kurt Marion

LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist*

Born in Indiana, raised in Wisconsin, Kurt spent his after college years racing his bike and trying to find himself. Through his wife’s prompting, he started at a massage school in Colorado Springs, CO, and loved it. Making his way west he met up with Dave, and has been with PACE since the beginning.

Kurt’s focus:

  • the ACTIVE body
  • Sports Massage, treatment-based interaction
  • Utilizes Myofascial, Gua Sha, and Neuro-Muscular techniques
  • BS, Sociology, UW-Whitewater
  • Degree, Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy

For questions or to reach Kurt, contact him at: [email protected]

Online scheduling

For more information about massage therapy services offered by Kurt, click here.

*Associate Provider

Seth Watterson

Seth Watterson

DC
Chiropractor*

Dr. Seth Watterson is a Board certified Chiropractor with a background in health and fitness training. He practices at Bloom Natural Healthcare in NE, where he works with a host of practitioners in a multidisciplinary clinic. Seth takes his patients through all stages of healing – starting with chiropractic care, progressing towards functional movements, and finally, all the way through active rehabilitation. Fracturing his Lumbar spine as a student athlete at the age of 16 sparked an interest to study the spine. Through rehabilitative therapies, Seth was able to continue playing baseball while also following a passion for board sports. He traveled across Oregon and Washington on a semi-professional competitive Wakeboarding circuit by the age of 18. Seth received certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a certified personal trainer and health and fitness instructor. He received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, with an emphasis in muscle physiology, from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR in 2004. He went on to pursue his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Western States Chiropractic College. Seth also has practical experience in biomechanics and biochemistry. His work at various athletic events, from triathlons to gymnastics meets, adds to the team of professionals already found at P.A.C.E. Contact Seth at: [email protected]

*Associate Provider

Ian Wilkinson

L.Ac
Licensed Acupuncturist*

Ian grew up in Alaska. He graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he raced on the cross-country running and ski teams. Ian interned at the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre in 2011, where he assisted in the physiology testing and research of elite endurance athletes. His passion for racing grew hand in hand with the constant process of perfecting the body’s endurance, mobility and recovery. Fascinated by fascia, muscle motor points and mobility, Ian studied acupuncture at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. After graduating with his Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, in September 2016, Ian volunteered for a two-month residency in Nepal with the Acupuncture Relief Project, practicing primary care. Ian has joined the team at PACE to help athletes and patients reach optimal mobility and fitness. His treatments focus on returning the body to a parasympathetic state, releasing muscle motor points, Myofascial trigger points, and/or recovering from serious injury. You can contact Ian directly at: [email protected]

Online scheduling

*Associate Provider

William Balogh

William Balogh


Coach/Trainer*

“It is my honor and privilege to help others access a greater level of self-expression through the physical self. I have spent 10 years of my professional life dedicated to the exploration of physical fitness and strength in many different avenues. It is my work and craft to aid others in their exploration as well.

The majority of my work stems from or is attached to the field of corrective exercise. You are only as strong as your weakest link, and that is where I start. My current work and focus is centered around training the body via barbell and/or kettlebells while intertwining vinyasa style yoga into a method that I call Sequence and Strength.”

Please feel free to reach out: [email protected]

*Associate Provider

Becca Meierbachtol

Becca Meierbachtol


Coach/Trainer*

Becca graduated from the University of Portland with a Bachelor of Science in Life Science. She played on the Women’s Division I soccer team at the University of Portland, where the team clinched the Division I National Championship in 2005. Becca was awarded Most Inspirational player during the championship season. Her continuing education includes a diploma from the National Personal Training Institute where she not only gained a well-rounded knowledge of personal training, but she continued to develop her passion for helping people become stronger and happier. In 2011 Becca started FRESH Performance, where she continues to work with a variety of different athletes, including the Oregon Ballet dancers, individuals from the Portland Thorns women’s professional soccer team, and the Portland STAGS men’s professional ultimate team. Becca is now ACPT certified and can be reached at: [email protected]

*Associate Provider

Jeff Tedder

Jeff Tedder


Coach/Trainer*

Jeff is the owner of Solid Core Training. He is a Cycling, Strength, and Conditioning Coach and has a wide-ranging athletic background in several competitive sports, including Cross Country, Track, Baseball, Softball, and cycling. He is currently committed to primarily cycling and has been competing for the last 10 years in the Northwest, doing Road Racing, Time Trials, Criteriums, and Cyclecross. Dedication to his athletes is something he is very serious about, and he takes pride in being a very motivating coach, both in class and working individually with athletes. He coaches several Sports Conditioning classes and Cycling Interval classes at Portland PACE. Jeff is also a Hammer Nutrition Product Specialist. He stocks and sells Hammer’s complete line of products and educates athletes with Endurance Fueling programs for training and racing. Contact Jeff at: [email protected] or visit his website at: www.solidcoretraining.com

*Associate Provider

Allison Pelot


Coach/Trainer*

Allison began her career in holistic health by first spending 15 years as a competitive gymnast. Her passion for teaching soon grew and lead her to pursue an exercise science degree from Georgia State University, while working part-time as a gymnastics coach and fitness professional.

After the birth of her two beautiful boys, she soon discovered the state of her health had drastically changed. She began to question her experience of modern medicine and how it was working for her. Soon after, she started to become fascinated with holistic practices and how the body has great potential to heal itself naturally.

This lead her to study master-level courses in holistic health, nutrition, exercise science, and rehabilitation with the CHEK Institute in San Diego, CA. By learning how to gradually change her nutrition and lifestyle, she was able to overcome asthma, digestive problems, and chronic inflammation by simply changing what she ate and how she moved.

Feeling personally empowered by her experiences, she began sharing her knowledge with clients, and as a result, formed Pure Energy Wellness in 2004. Allison has now been a fitness and nutrition professional for almost 20 years, and her experience with each client has shaped her practice to become what it is today.

“I love connecting with people, helping them feel better, providing them with tools they never knew they had, and developing self-awareness around food and movement.” Allison Pelot

Offering One-on-One, Small Group training sessions and Nutritional Coaching. Contact me today to sign up!

www.pureenergypdx.com


Certifications/Degrees/Experience:

B. S. in Exercise Science – GA State University

  • CHEK Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach Level 1, 2 and 3
  • CHEK Exercise Coach

Scientific Core Conditioning | Scientific Back Training | Advanced Program Design | Equal But Not The Same – the science and art of training females

  • Movnat Certified Trainer
  • Gymnastics strength training

*Associate Provider

DeShawn Fontleroy

DeShawn Fontleroy


Coach/Trainer*

DeShawn Fontleroy, USATF L1, USAW Sports Performance Coach, FMS is the founder of Proforce Athletics. He specializes in problems of training, including the role of strength training, sprinting, and jumping ability in athletes’ physical preparation. He has facilitated lectures and seminars concerning the theory of sports training and helped professional hockey, football, and MMA athletes develop explosive power and jumping ability. His programs are also compounded and melded with sport psychology and sociology of sport.

Contact DeShawn at: [email protected] or visit his website at: http://proforceathletics.net

*Associate Provider

Pro Squad Athletics is a youth development program started by former NFL athlete Olaniyi Sobomehin to help young people realize their full potential as athletes and contributing members of society. The goal is to create the complete, ultimate athlete by instilling a professional mindset through intense and diverse functional training, nutritional awareness, discipline, and mental toughness. Using athletics as a proven avenue, Coach Niyi helps to instill these qualities through various training techniques and programs. Olaniyi trains athletes that range from ages 8 and up for all sports, and each training program is tailored to the specific athlete to meet specific goals. The philosophy is to build a strong foundation through an emphasis on core strength, footwork, and strength development. Nutritional awareness is also at the core of the Pro Squad philosophy, and acute attention to what you eat and how food affects your body is encouraged and implemented through tailored nutrition programs and curriculums for each athlete.

For questions or more info on pricing and availability, contact Olaniyi Sobomehin at: [email protected], or visit the Pro Squad Athletics website at: www.prosquadathletics.com.

*Associate Provider

TP Brown

TP Brown


Coach/Trainer*

TP is the owner and Head Strength Coach of Elite Sport Performance. Elite Sport Performance is committed to designing and implementing effective, efficient, and functional training programs to maximize each client’s athletic and physical potential. We aim to provide unparalleled training for athletes as well as individuals pursuing the goal of reaching their maximum potential – mentally and physically.

A Portland native, TP graduated from Grant High School and went on to play college ball at Alabama A&M. After college, TP worked in the NBA and AFL, and for the last 8 years he has coached High School Football in the Portland area.

All of TP’s experiences working with athletes gave birth to the E.S.P. methodology:
Prepare mentally and physically, to Perform at a high level consistently, and to Prevail on and off the field, court, and in life. Work ethic, determination, and desire characterize an ESP Athlete.

Contact TP at: [email protected].

*Associate Provider

Becca Moros

Becca Moros


Coach/Trainer*

Becca is a seven-year veteran of professional soccer, having spent two years playing in Japan, and winning championships in four out of seven seasons. Becca is a graduate of Duke University, where she was captain of the women’s soccer team her senior year. She played on the US Youth National Team and is a lover of international soccer. Becca is passionate about the technical and tactical sides of the game, and she enjoys teaching kids these elements, as well as helping them learn life lessons through sport.

*Associate Provider

Leslie Poole

Leslie Poole


Coach/Trainer*

Coach Leslie Poole offers training in the most efficient pitching, throwing, hitting, and fielding mechanics. Her teachings are based on case studies with over 3,000 pitchers. As an athlete, Leslie played for Fresno State, the University of Tennessee, and the Venezuelan National team. After college, she was drafted by the Akron Racers and pitched for the Chicago Bandits in an exhibition game in 2012. Throughout the year, Leslie coaches pitching and hitting lessons and defensive skills clinics. Her schedule also includes a handful of exposure camps and pitching clinics in other states. You can contact Leslie by email at: [email protected]. More information is available on her website at: PDXFastpitch.com.

*Associate Provider

Lara Stone

Lara Stone

CSCS
Coach/Trainer*

Lara is a native Oregonian and has been coaching runners & triathletes since 2002. She has a running background as a four-year Division I cross country and track athlete at the Air Force Academy and raced at the national and world championship level in both running and triathlon. While training and racing, Lara suffered many injuries and spent all too many hours with trainers, doctors, and physical therapists. She has learned through personal experience about many types of injuries, as well as overtraining and chronic fatigue. She has developed a passion for biomechanics and strength and coaches by encouraging her athletes to be mindful, consistent, and aware. Lara currently heads the youth Strength Training for Mid-Long Distance Runners programs at P.A.C.E and is a coach and personal trainer at Nike HQ and Columbia Gorge Spine & Sports Medicine. She currently lives with her husband and two young boys in Hood River, Oregon.

Contact Lara at: [email protected]

*Associate Provider

Sally Damewood

Sally Damewood


Coach/Trainer*

Sally began her career in Orthopedics as a certified PT aide in Reno, NV (1991) and later shifted her focus to personal training, body building, and endurance sports. She received her BS from Linfield College in Corporate Health and Fitness and attended the East West College of the Healing Arts for Massage Therapy (2003-04). She received her LMT in 2005. Sally is a busy mom with two young boys and is a breast cancer “survivor” (we are all surviving something…). She understands the need for balance in your life while at the same time prioritizing personal health and wellness.

National Academy of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist
Licensed Massage Therapist

Contact Sally at: [email protected]

*Associate Provider

Sean Coster

Sean Coster


Coach/Trainer*

Sean Coster is an exercise physiologist and certified running coach based in Portland, OR. Coster has 15 years’ experience coaching athletes of all ages and abilities, from recreational runners aiming for personal bests to elite competitors working toward national- and world-class performances, from middle school to master’s competition. He is the head running coach for the Nike Sports Centers and former coach and co-founder of Run Portland, a non-profit competitive running club. His services have been utilized by a range of top-tier organizations, such as Nike, Mizuno, Runner’s World, Map My Fitness, Oregon Health and Science University. His advice has been featured in Runners World, Running Time and Active.com. Also an avid runner and racer, Coster enjoys competing in road races from 5K to half marathon, and on the trails up to 50K. Contact Sean at: [email protected] or (503) 593-1396.

*Associate Provider

Bob Williams

Bob Williams


Coach/Trainer*

Bob grew up in Eugene, Oregon and competed at the University of Oregon from 1963-1967. He continued to be mentored by Bill Bowerman for many years following. Bob uses the same coaching principles and practices of overload and adaptation that he was taught, as well as the latest in sports science to provide the individual athlete with a blue print for success.

As a competitive athlete, Bob was the 1967 PAC-8 Steeplechase Champion and an All-American in 1967 in the 3000 m Steeplechase. He also competed in the 1968 (5th) and 1972 USA Olympic Trials in the Steeplechase.

Bob has been the Assistant Track and Cross Country Coach at Concordia University since 2010. In that time he has coached eight NAIA All-American Men and Women runners from 600 m through 3000 m, the 3000 m Steeplechase, and an 800 m National Champion.

Among some of Bob’s accomplishments as a coach over the past 40 years: 14 men and women to the USA Olympic Marathon Trials; 10 State High School Champions from the 800 m to 3000; one athlete to the 4th fastest 800 m runner in the USA at 1:47.6 (2009); another athlete to an American record of 9:49.43 in the 3000 m Steeplechase (2001); and yet another athlete to a National USATF 1st place.

*Associate Provider