Meet Our Team

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Victoria Bryson, PT, DPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Victoria earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences. She received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science, with emphasis on biomechanical research in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine from Seattle Pacific University.

Victoria has completed the Orthopedic Clinical Residency Program, which includes extensive manual therapy training through the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has coached all levels of athletes to meet their sport-specific performance goals. Victoria’s specialties include throwing analysis and overhead athlete sport performance training, injury prevention through lifestyle modifications often assessed with tools such as Selective Functional Movement Assessments as well as the Functional Movement Screen (SFMA and FMS), manual therapy, and biomechanical gait analyses. Victoria has worked with members of the Major League Baseball (MLB) association as well as Olympic level track and field athletes utilizing her overhead athlete program for both rehabilitation and sport performance enhancement developed in her Residency.

Victoria brings empathy to the practice, as she has experienced firsthand the success of skilled Physical Therapy as a multi-sport athlete, once temporarily wheelchair-bound, and strives to pass on this hope by getting patients back to the activities they love with an evidence-based approach. She has participated in sports such as softball/baseball, basketball, volleyball, hockey, lacrosse, gymnastics, wakeboarding/snowboarding, yoga/pilates, and track bringing a unique and personal perspective to biomechanical focused rehabilitation simulating each sport. She continues to play and coach team sports as well as mentor young athletes.

West Linn Physical Therapy - Andrew Carlson

Andrew Carlson, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Andrew received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington in 2012. His passion for physical therapy developed from his own history of injuries from years of playing different sports. At PLU, Andrew played wide receiver on the football team for the Lutes. He went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical therapy at George Fox University in his hometown of Newberg, Oregon in 2016.

Andrew is passionate about helping patients from all backgrounds achieve their goals and get back to the activities they love. He has a wide variety of clinical interests, some of which include: orthopedic injuries, sports performance, neurological and balance conditions, and post-operative rehabilitation. Andrew utilizes a combination of manual therapy skills, education, and a variety of strengthening and functional exercises to deliver effective treatment that is unique to each patient’s needs.

Outside of the clinic Andrew likes to spend his time with his friends and family. He and his wife live in West Linn with their dog, Blue. He enjoys running, basketball, tennis, golf, skiing, and anything else that involves physical activity and friendly competition.

West Linn Physical Therapy - Danielle Gilpin

Danielle Gilpin

Administrative Coordinator

Danielle joined the team at West Linn Physical Therapy in January 2019. She has worked in the medical field off and on for 8 years; she graduated from Concorde Career College in 2014. She has worked in various types of medical offices, worked in medical billing, went to NCTI to be a certified EMT, and was a live-in student resident as a firefighter 1 for Molalla Fire. Danielle takes pride in providing excellent customer service to every patient and will go above and beyond to meet your needs.

Danielle was born and raised in Oregon, and she enjoys exploring the wonders of the state. She also likes spending her free time painting, creating, crafting, and most of all, caring for her copious amount of plants.