Meet Our Team

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Laura Evans, PT, DPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Laura Evans PT, DPT, OCS is a life-long resident of the Beaverton area. After attaining her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Pacific University in May 2008, she completed the Therapeutic Associates Orthopedic Clinical Residency program. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and is pursuing advanced manual therapy certification from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Laura has a passion for evaluating movement impairments and utilizes both hands-on manual therapy and prescribes individualized exercise programs to help you move your best.

Her clinical emphasis is in treating patients with a variety of complex muscle or joint complaints including the spine, shoulders and knees. Among her specialties are aquatic exercise and pelvic rehab, including pre and post-natal pelvic related pain and muscle recovery.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son and daughter, running, baking, and remodeling her home with her husband.

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Shane Durando, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Shane was born and raised in Corvallis, Oregon. He has always been interested in athletics and sports performance, which led to him playing football at Western Oregon University. Shane finished his Bachelor’s in Exercise and Sport Science at Oregon State University while coaching football at his alma mater, Corvallis High School. Immediately after receiving his Bachelor’s, he attended George Fox University to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

Shane has a strong interest in manual therapy and functional movement and exercises. He is very passionate about providing excellent care to his patients in order to return them to their desired level of function with decreased symptoms. He plans to combine his athletic/coaching experience, clinical knowledge and patient preference to deliver high quality evidence-based patient care.

Outside of the clinic, Shane enjoys weight lifting, playing basketball, golf and spending time with his wife, daughter, friends and family.

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Kathleen Laursen

Administrative Supervisor

Kathleen was born and raised in McMinnville, Oregon. She earned her BA in Social Sciences from the University of Northern Colorado. After graduation she traveled to Thailand to teach. While there she came to the realization she needed to be in the field of helping people. Upon returning to the states, she completed her Certificate of Massage Therapy at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Boulder, Colorado. Using that healthcare training and her joy of administrative/organizing work, she began her career in the health field.

Kathleen joins our team with over six years of administrative experience in the medical field and is excited to be a part of the Therapeutic Associates team in Sherwood.

When she isn’t in the office, Kathleen enjoys spending time with her husband, young son and their dog on adventures at the coast, hiking and camping!