Meet Our Therapists

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Ed Andree PT OCS COMT

Physical Therapist

“My aim is to listen well, provide a thorough exam, and work with patients to reach their goals.”

Ed enjoys meeting and working with a variety of patients including: athletes, those injured at work, weekend warriors, and folks who have had orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in the shoulder, neck, knee, and bike fitting.…

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Taryn Andree DPT MTC OCS

Physical Therapist

Taryn enjoys working with people with all ages with orthopedic injuries, especially shoulders, neck, knee and ankle. She places a strong emphasis on empowering her patients with education and better understanding of their bodies from a biomechanical stand point.

In her spare hims she enjoys traveling, yoga, trail running, mountain biking, skiing, and backpacking with her husband.…

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Sally Askins DPT

Physical Therapist

Sally is board certified as a clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

She became interested in becoming a physical therapist after receiving extensive treatment as a physical therapy patient following multiple injuries and surgeries. As a physical therapist, she is driven to give her patients the highest level of patient-centered, evidence-based care available.…

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Kimberly Birk-Fitzjarrald OT

Occupational Therapist

Kimberly enjoys treating all types of orthopedic hand injuries. In her spare time she enjoys trail running, hiking, camping, and reading.

Credentials
  • Master of Occupational Therapy: University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science: University of Utah
  • Certified Hand Therapist since May 2013
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Arturo Carrillo

Physical Therapist

Arturo enjoys empowering people following an injury through education. He believes that knowledge is key to a patient’s success in physical therapy. He enjoys treating athletes, geriatrics, and general orthopedics. He also enjoy working with the Latino community and providing care in their native language. He’s been a member of the APTA since 2013.

In his spare time, he enjoys basketball, lifting weights, jogging, snowboarding, hiking, reading, playing guitar, traveling and spending time with family.…

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Zack Chown DPT

Physical Therapist

Zack specializes in treating golfers, athletes of all ages, orthopedic and geriatric patients. with balance issues and assessing patients for the appropriate wheelchair or seating system for assistive devices.

In his spare time he enjoys spending quality time exploring the Columbia River Gorge with his family. Running and trail running, golfing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and playing soccer.…

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Gina Clark DPT

Physical Therapist

 

Gina enjoys helping women regain control of their bodies and lives with education and exercise through pelvic physical therapy. She grew up in Portland but has always dreamt of living in the Columbia River Gorge. She moved to the gorge in 2013, and absolutely loves it.

Gina’s passion is with treating women’s health patients, particularly those experiencing urinary incontinence, pelvic pain and/or those who are pregnant or post partum.…

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Lindsey Couch SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Lindsay enjoys the variety and challenges that working in a rural area brings. She appreciates the opportunity to help and form lasting relationships with patients and families with a wide range of speech, language, voice, swallowing and cognitive challenges.

Lindsay is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, Vital Stim NMES for dysphagia and is a Hanen certified Speech Language Pathologist.…

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Nick Dills DPT

Physical Therapist

Prior to becoming a PT, Nick owned and operated a successful athletic sports performance, and strength and conditioning business in Portland Oregon. During his time working with amateur and professional athletes, he recognized the limitations of his previous education and work experience and decided to become a PT in order to more fully expand his ability to diagnose and treat sports related injuries, as well as progress high level strength and conditioning work.…

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Pete Donnell PTA CEAS

Physical Therapist Assistant, Ergonomic Specialist

Pete enjoys the opportunity to assist physical therapists in providing comprehensive care and education to their patients, so their patients can enjoy a better quality of life. He specializes in geriatric rehabilitation, pre/post surgical orthopedics, CVA, aquatic therapy and ergonomics.

In his spare time Pete enjoys spending time with his family and friends.…

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Elena Durham OT

Occupational Therapist

Elena specializes in pediatrics and home health care. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, running, hiking, camping and fishing.

Credentials
  • Master’s of Occupational Therapy: Pacific University
  • Bachelor of Science in Community Health: Montana State University
  • Board member of the American Occupational Therapy Association since 2010
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Sophia Farrier SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Sophia is a native of Portland, Oregon and enjoys working with adults following stroke and other neurological injuries. Her areas of interest include dysarthria (speech disorders), voice disorders in person’s with Parkinson’s Disease, aphasia (language disorders), and dysphagia (swallowing disorders).

In her free time Sophia enjoys spending time with her husband hiking, facing her fear of heights by rock climbing, and traveling to enjoy the beauty of mountainous regions around the world.…

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Thomas Fliss DPT

Physical Therapist

“I was in law school when I fractured my collar bone and injured my shoulder. After my physical therapist helped me recover from that injury, I felt like my eyes had been opened. Now that I am a therapist myself, I enjoy teaching people about their bodies and how to maximize their potential. Physical therapy is teamwork.…

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Shawn Girdham

Physical Therapist Assistant

Shawn Girdham is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. He attended the physical therapy assistant program at Mt. Hood Community College where he graduated in 2008 as valedictorian.

Shawn was offered a Physical Therapy Assistant position before he graduated after spending his last affiliation at MCMC. Shawn enjoys physical therapy immensely, loves where he works, and his colleagues.…

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Kevin Hansen DPT

Physical Therapist

Physical therapy for Kevin is about teaching people how their body is functioning and responding to their daily activity. He enjoys developing a collaborative plan to give people the best chance possible for reaching their goals.

Kevin grew up in Helena, Montana and moved to Oregon for college in 2002, living in and around Portland.…

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Brandon Johnson

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Brandon obtained his Master’s of Occupational Therapy degree through Pacific University in Oregon. Prior to his arrival in Oregon, Brandon received dual Bachelor of Science of Education and Physical Education degrees from the University of Idaho with emphases in school and community health education and sport science. He has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of individuals from young children to older adults in many community and hospital-based settings, and loves the challenges that his career has provided.…

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Christina McManigal DPT PRPC

Physical Therapist

Christina graduated from Loma Linda University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has since focused her career on women’s health and leadership. Christina spent several years traveling and learning from world renowned therapists before settling in the Gorge. She has dedicated her practice to educating women of the community about low back and pelvic pain and incontinence, and received national certification in pelvic rehabilitation in 2014.…

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Sarah Miller MS-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

“I love having the opportunity to guide children into greater and easier communication, giving them the tools to be successful and enjoy the blessing of sharing with others through speech and language.”
Sarah is originally from San Diego, and moved to the Gorge in 2014. She completed her Master’s research in the area of communication applications for children with Autism and has experience working with children with Autism and a wide spectrum of disabilities in individual and classroom settings.…

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Leslie Reagan OTR/L CLT-LANA

Occupational Therapist

Leslie enjoys treating adult neurological disorders in an outpatient setting, hands, lymphedema, oncology and driving evaluations.

In her spare time, Leslie enjoys running, hiking, downhill skiing, gardening and traveling.

Credentials
  • Masters in Occupational Therapy: University of Mary
  • Certification in Lymphatics since 2007 (CLT-LANA)
  • Lymphology Association of N.

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Andy Roof MPT OCS

Physical Therapist

“My focus is on educating patients in their own innate abilities to create healthy habits and incorporate regular exercise into their lifestyles so that they can live vital, meaningful lives without physical limitations.”

Andy’s enjoys the management of any orthopedic dysfunction, especially low back and neck. He enjoys treating student athletes, weekend warriors and accomplished, high level athletes, especially skiers and cyclists.…

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Jennifer Sabo DPT

Physical Therapist

“I really enjoy helping patients return to the activities they enjoy or helping them achieve the highest level of function possible given their condition to allow them to be as independent as possible.”

Jennifer is originally from Deadwood, South Dakota. She moved to Oregon after graduating from the University of Wyoming in 2011 to attend graduate school.…

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Anna Saltonstall DPT

Physical Therapist

Treatment Areas of Interest:
Aquatic therapy, sports injuries, concussion management, post-operative orthopedics, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease.

“I love my job as it allows me to share my passion for exercise and an active lifestyle with others.”

In her spare time, Anna enjoys running, cycling, cross country skiing and hiking.…

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Bethany Schumacher MSPT

Physical Therapist

“I enjoy treating patients of all ages and diagnoses. It is fun for me to see a patient increase his/her awareness of how their body works and of what they can do to optimize their health and wellness.”

Bethany has 15 years of experience in physical therapy primarily working in the outpatient orthopedic setting with adults and elderly.…

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Ryan Sharkey DPT

Physical Therapist

“I really enjoy the process of guiding my patients through the healing process after an injury or surgery and giving them the knowledge and skills to be successful both in therapy and once they are finished with their treatment.”

Ryan is originally from the Michigan area, and moved to the Gorge in 2013 with his wife.…

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Sarah Sharkey OT

Occupational Therapist

Sarah enjoys treating Geriatric patients, patients with stroke and other neurological disorders, and orthopedic injuries.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys participating in group exercise classes, playing tennis, hiking, beach vacations and spending time with her family.

Credentials
  • Masters in Occupational Therapy: Western Michigan University
  • Masters in Exercise Physiology in Sports Medicine: Western Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Western Michigan University
  • AOTA member since 2010
  • Certified Group Exercise Instructor: AAFA
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Donna Tull

Physical Therapist

Donna began her career at the Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon (RIO) in Portland, where she spent 8 years providing physical therapy treatment to an adult patient population with neurologic disorders including stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, and many other complex diagnoses.

This formative time not only expanded her clinical skills and knowledge, but also deepened her passion for working with people striving to regain their independence by over coming their physical challenges.…

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Laurie VanCott PT

Physical Therapist

Laurie chose to pursue a career in physical therapy after working as a yoga teacher in New Zealand and the USA. As a physical therapist she focuses on working with patients with sports injuries, chronic pain and women’s health issues.

She’s specialized in women’s health and incontinence therapy and have recently received certification in strain counter-strain for the visceral system.…

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Jason Vaughn DPT

Physical Therapist

Jason earned a doctorate of physical therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in 2010. During his studies, he researched running mechanics of athletes and had an extensive internship focusing on vestibular rehabilitation.

In 2010, he moved to Eugene, OR and practiced in an outpatient orthopedic setting. He and his wife relocated to The Dalles late in the autumn of 2014.…