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Meet Our Team

Todd Cruz - Northwest Portland Physical Therapy

Todd J Cruz, PT, MS

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist

Todd graduated from Oregon State University (Go Beavs!) in 1992 and went on to earn his Master of Physical Therapy in 1995 at the Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences in Rochester, MN. He started practicing outpatient orthopedic physical therapy with Therapeutic Associates in 1995, with an emphasis on spine care using exercise and manual therapy techniques.

In 1999, Todd became Director of NW Portland Physical Therapy, and while continuing with spine and general orthopedic care, his practice increased emphasis on working with local high school and recreational athletes. He is certified in Sportsmetrics Performance Training, ASTYM™ technique, and is a Level II TPI Golf Fitness Medical Professional. Todd has worked with cyclists and triathletes since 1996, performing bike fitting to improve their comfort, efficiency, and power on the bike.

Outside of work, Todd enjoys cycling, snowboarding, golfing, and spending time with his wife, Molly. Additionally, he is constantly trying to keep up with their two children, Logan and Kaitlyn.

Taylor Eckel

Taylor Eckel, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Taylor recently obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from George Fox University, but her experience in the field stretches back to 2008, when she got her first job as a physical therapy aide while still in high school. She graduated from Patrick Henry College in 2013 with a BA in Journalism, and worked in a variety of orthopedic PT clinics as an exercise specialist for several years before earning a BS in Exercise Science from George Fox in 2017.

Taylor enjoys working with a wide variety of patients, particularly those whose pain prevents them from doing the activities they love. Through her clinical rotations across the US, she has worked with athletes at all levels of sport, from middle school and high school athletes to NFL players, Olympians, Division I student athletes, and barbell sport athletes. Taylor believes all patients deserve elite level care to reach their goals and is passionate about empowering patients to take ownership of their health through movement.

When she’s not in the clinic, Taylor enjoys snowboarding, backpacking, lifting barbells, playing pickup sports, and cooking.

Diana Maleyev

Administrative Coordinator