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Meet Our Team

Aubree Benson - Therapeutic Associates Northeast Portland Physical Therapy

Aubree Benson, PT, DPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist

Aubree graduated with honors from Saint Mary’s College of California with a BS in Health Science in 1999. She was a member of the Women’s Varsity Cross Country and Lacrosse teams. In 2003, she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon and began working at Therapeutic Associates. Aubree is continuing her post-doctoral education with the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy.

In her leisure time, Aubree involves herself in various outdoor activities, including running, biking, and hiking. In 2002, she participated in the Portland marathon as a team-in-training member, raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She ran the Boston marathon in 2004 and has completed several marathons since. She also enjoys participating in duathlons.

Aubree has a significant amount of experience treating a wide variety of orthopedic musculoskeletal and neuromuscular injuries and disorders. Due to her personal interests and hobbies, she has a special interest in working with runners, triathletes, and endurance athletes of all skill levels and ages.

Asiya Akhgar - NE Portland Physical Therapy

Asiya Akhgar, PT, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist

Asiya completed her undergraduate studies at Eastern Washington University, earning degrees in both Athletic Training and Exercise science. She worked full time as a Certified Athletic Trainer for a year prior to her matriculation into Physical Therapy school where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Oregon. During her studies she found a passion working with patients in both the outpatient orthopedic and outpatient neurology settings. Both passions have increased her experience and desire to evaluate and rehabilitate the athletic, concussion, stroke, and vestibular/balance populations. Asiya’s goal is to instill a sense of independence in her patients and focus on individualized treatment plans.

Community service is a core value to her, whether it is through volunteering at a local race, or speaking with high school students about a career in physical therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys staying active through weight lifting, soccer, hiking, and rock climbing. On a rainy day she can be found at various coffee shops enjoying a book or painting.

Nicole Peschka - Therapeutic Associates Northeast Portland Physical Therapy

Nicole Peschka, PT, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Nicole completed her undergraduate degree at Oregon State University in Exercise and Sports Science with an option in Athletic Training in 2009. She obtained her Athletic Training Certification upon graduation and then continued onto physical therapy school where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chapman University in 2012. She is certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is also a Certified Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Nicole believes in empowering people through movement and exercise and enjoys working with all ability levels from the adolescent athlete to the retired weekend warrior. Her areas of interest include sports-related injuries, work injuries and post-operative rehabilitation.

Outside of her work as a physical therapist, she enjoys running, playing soccer, attending OSU and Timbers sporting events, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Brenda Mattson - Therapeutic Associates Northeast Portland Physical Therapy

Brenda Mattson

Administrative Coordinator

Brenda is a graduate of Grand Rapids Community College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a degree in Executive Business Administration. She has lived in Portland with her family since January 2011. She has 4 beautiful children, Emma, Jack, Ava, and Violet, and a wonderful and very supportive husband.

Her favorite part of working in the medical field is the customer service. She enjoys helping people who need guidance with their insurance and scheduling their appointments. Outside of work she enjoys being outdoors paddle boarding and camping, and stays active with spinning and weightlifting. She also loves going to her kid’s soccer games and swim meets.