Beth Sandoval - Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - Port Angeles

Beth Sandoval

PT, DPT, OCS
Clinic Director | Physical Therapist

Beth was raised in Gig Harbor, Washington and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Washington State University in 2004.  She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado in 2007 and started work as a physical therapist in Port Angeles at Therapeutic Associates.  She completed Therapeutic Associates’ Orthopedic Clinical Residency Program in 2009.  In 2010 she became Clinic Director.  Beth is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, working with patients for orthopaedic conditions including sports injuries, musculoskeletal pain, surgical rehabilitation, custom orthotics, and spinal dysfunction.  She serves as the Clinic Coordinator of Clinical Education and enjoys incorporating education into her career as an orthopedic physical therapist.

Outside of clinic, Beth enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.  She also enjoys taking advantage of the Olympic Peninsula’s outdoors – hiking, camping, and running. Beth strives to bring this energy and passion to her work as a physical therapist and encourages health and wellness with her patients.

Articles written by Beth Sandoval

What Can be Done Once an Injury Occurs?

An injury to your lower extremity can affect how you walk, work, or play. It is important to appropriately care for any injury as soon as it occurs. This will prevent further injury as a result of compensating, which may lead to damage of another body area. There are two main classifications of injuries: acute or sudden injuries, and chronic or gradually occurring injuries.

NW Runner - Healthy Runner
The Healthy Runner

Does the front of your knee hurt while you run? Does it hurt when you squat or climb stairs? What about after prolonged sitting? Is the pain mostly in the front of your knee, around the kneecap? If you said yes to these ques­tions, you might be experiencing Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, or PFPS. The patellofemoral joint is the joint between your kneecap (patella) and thigh bone (femur).