Hope received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Idaho State University and started her physical therapy career with Therapeutic Associates in the Portland metro area shortly after graduating. Since then, she has completed TAI’s orthopedic residency program, advanced manual therapy certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), and she is an APTA certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).
Hope’s path toward a career in physical therapy is unique. Hope pursued a music business degree at Boise State University in 2009, studying violin as her primary instrument. After many years working as a professional violinist in string quartets and community orchestras, Hope recognized that musicians are often overlooked and misunderstood within healthcare. She is dedicated to the development of rehabilitation programs designed for musicians by a musician. In addition to playing violin, Hope also studies piano, guitar, and voice recreationally. She enjoys working with musicians across all ages, abilities, instruments, and genres.
In addition, Hope enjoys working with patients experiencing orthopedic injuries across the lifespan. She takes a holistic approach to rehabilitation working to address all aspects of a person that may be contributing to the experience of pain, both acute and chronic, utilizing techniques such as manual therapy, pain neuroscience education, stress management practices, therapeutic exercise, body mechanics education, and many others.
Outside of work, Hope enjoys trail running, hiking, biking, rock climbing, playing honky tonk and blues violin, watching live music, and enjoying Portland’s many incredible restaurants.
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Certified Manual Physical Therapist
TAI Orthopedic Residency Graduate
Astym Certified Provider