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At Therapydia Portland, we believe in personalized, one-on-one treatments based on your unique body and individual goals. Whether you’re looking to recover from an injury, improve your athletic performance, or just make sure your mechanics are performing at the optimal level, we’re here to help you along your path to lifetime wellness.

The sun-lit, boutique environment at Therapydia Portland offers a physical therapy experience that is both encouraging and casual; because why shouldn’t treatments be fun? Our physical therapists are highly-trained in a variety of physical therapy and wellness practices and selected based on their higher education and extensive clinical experience. With a strong belief in patient satisfaction, we want to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be.

Learn more about our physical therapy team and how they can start you on your path to lifetime wellness today:

SE Portland Team

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Sabrina Seraj, DPT, CKTP

Clinic Director
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Sabrina received her clinical doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) from the top national physical therapy program at University of Southern California in 2006, where she studied with some of the most highly acclaimed researchers in her field. She relocated to Portland in 2014 and joined the Therapydia PDX team in 2015.

Sabrina values continuing education and has attended several courses in specialized manual therapy techniques and movement science principles to advance her skills in the treatment of movement dysfunctions. Currently, she is participating in rigorous coursework leading toward a specialized certification via the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). She also actively follows the cutting-edge research of the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute and International Spine and Pain Institute regarding pain management.

Sabrina is an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Credentialed Clinical Instructor and Kinesio Taping Association (KTA) Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. She is also certified in The Graston Technique®, a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and other soft tissue restrictions that affect normal function. Sabrina enjoys exploring her adopted state and staying active in dance, yoga, Pilates and hiking.
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Emily Melzer, DPT

Physical Therapist
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Emily grew up in North Central Oregon, where she spent her summers harvesting wheat on her father’s ranch. Emily received her B.S. in Exercise Science from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon and then continued on to Portland, Maine where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of New England in 2014.

Emily spent the first year of her career working at an Outpatient Orthopedic PT Clinic in San Francisco, California where she gained experience with a diverse patient population including those with postural dysfunction due to sedentary jobs, patients recovering from orthopedic surgeries, weekend warriors and marathon runners with chronic injuries. Emily recently attended the San Francisco Giants Sports Medicine conference in 2015 where she learned effective techniques to treat the active patient population.

Emily is excited to join the Therapydia Portland team where she can apply her clinical knowledge and return home to Oregon where she can positively impact our community. Emily enjoys hiking, playing volleyball and running half marathons.
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Tony D'Ovidio, DPT

Physical Therapist
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Tony received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University in 2014. While studying, he also worked as a strength and conditioning coach for club sports teams including rugby, ice hockey, and volleyball as well as both the Army and Navy ROTC and individuals of myriad fitness levels.

Passionate about continued learning and providing optimal care for patients, Tony completed a Manual Therapy Certificate (MTC) program in 2017, and has continued to develop his hands-on skills in a manual therapy fellowship program starting in 2018. In addition to his experience as a strength and conditioning coach, he is also a certified Olympic Weightlifting coach through USA Weightlifting.

His clinical philosophy revolves around strong patient communication and education, expert manual therapy skills, and the prescription of exercise for both rehabilitation and performance. He particularly enjoys working with active individuals and promoting long-term health and fitness through an intelligent approach to training.

In his free time Tony enjoys exercising, hiking, cooking, and travel.
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Jodie McGinlay, DPT

Physical Therapist
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Jodie is a native Oregonian but has spent time in both the Midwest and New England for college. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT in 2016. Prior to that, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Neuroscience from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN, where she played lacrosse.

Jodie’s background in fitness is centered around running, resistance training, and hockey. While in physical therapy school, Jodie worked as a skating coach for youth hockey players and assisted with strength and conditioning programs for both hockey and lacrosse during the summers. Her clinical interests include working with patients of all ages and diagnoses’ with a special interest in shoulders, ankles, and temporomandibular join dysfunction.

Outside of clinical practice, Jodie is an adjunct faculty member at Pacific University’s Physical Therapy Program. She assists with two first year courses, Clinical Biomechanics and Principles of Therapeutic Exercise. Jodie is a member of both the Oregon Physical Therapy Association and American Physical Therapy Association.

In Jodie’s spare time, you can find her enjoying coffee, walking around Laurelhurst Park, and trying new group fitness classes.
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Elise

Office Manager
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Elise is fresh from completing her pre-requisites before applying to Physical Therapy School. She's a California native but moved to Portland after finishing her undergrad in Chicago. As a former Therapydia patient Elise is incredibly excited to earn experience in a clinic she respects so highly. Elise is an avid hiker and outdoors enthusiast and since moving to Oregon has fallen in love with skiing. Elise lives in Southeast Portland where she enjoys being spoiled by all the incredible restaurants. Elise is thrilled at the chance to serve people in her community.
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Abbie

Clinical Support Specialist
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Abbie is from Moro, a small town in central northern Oregon. Abbie graduated from Oregon State University and has resided in Portland for many years. Abbie joins our team as a Clinical Support Specialist and prior to our clinic she has worked in a successful outpatient orthopedic clinic ensuring delivery of optimal customer service. She enjoys seeing the positive changes we make with our patients and prides herself on providing friendly, caring and efficient service to our clients. Abbie enjoys spending time with family and friends, good books and movies.
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Casey

Office Manager
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Casey is an Oregon native from Gresham who now resides in Happy Valley with his wife Jessica and their newborn son Caden. Casey has many years experience in the fitness field having attained his CrossFit level 1 coaching certificate in 2012. Casey brings a passion for seeing the positive changes we make with our clients, giving high fives and creating the best possible experience for you both on the phone and when you walk in the door. Outside of being a new dad, Casey is an actor and a filmmaker. He's written and directed two short films and has been seen in such tv shows as "ER" "Grimm" and "Leverage".

Lake Oswego Team

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Kirsten Kupras, DPT

Physical Therapist
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A California native, originally from Sacramento, Kirsten’s passion focuses on sports physical therapy and working closely with her patients. Her desire for a healthy and happy life resonates throughouther work.Growing up as an athlete, Kirsten has competed in a variety of sports including gymnastics, diving, and equestrian horseback riding. Through these experiences Kirsten developed an understanding for the mechanics of an athlete and pursued this throughout her education.She received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from California State University, Chico where she also competed in dressage riding. Kirsten seized an opportunity to live abroad and attended the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland where she received her master’s degree in Physiotherapy. She specializes in working with runners and has completed her 200h vinyasa yoga teacher certification.Outside the clinic Kirsten is always on the move in one way or another. Kirsten enjoys running the Oregon trails with her dog named Dozer, yoga, cycling, cooking up new vegetarian recipes, and traveling the world!"
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Kurt Gilbertson, DPT, XPS

Physical Therapist
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Kurt is an Arizona native but comes from Southern California where he spent the past 8 years getting his undergraduate degree in Applied Health from Azusa Pacific University, as well as his Doctorate degree in PT. He then completed a Post-Doctorate Orthopedic Residency within the Kaiser Permanente system where he learned to be an expert in finding the source of your pain, and the real reason why it’s happening. He sits for the Board of Orthopedic Specialists exam in March 2018.

Kurt has has worked with elite athletes from around the NFL, MLB, MLS, NBA, EPL, Olympics, and many other leagues. This combined his passion for sports, as he grew up playing soccer, and passion for rehab at the highest level. Having also worked at an outpatient hospital setting, as well as, working with professional athletes, Kurt has seen the extreme sides of the spectrum, where he noticed that the fitness and health of the regular person has been neglected. He believes that everyone should be able to access the same level of care that pro-athletes have. All people have athletes within them, they just need the proper coach to get them there, and that is Kurt's goal here at Therapydia.

When not in the clinic, Kurt spends his time with his wife, Lindsay, and their Golden Retriever, Bennett. They love any outdoor activity, building and refurbishing furniture, and traveling.
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Jodie McGinlay, DPT

Physical Therapist
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Jodie is a native Oregonian but has spent time in both the Midwest and New England for college. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT in 2016. Prior to that, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Neuroscience from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN, where she played lacrosse.

Jodie’s background in fitness is centered around running, resistance training, and hockey. While in physical therapy school, Jodie worked as a skating coach for youth hockey players and assisted with strength and conditioning programs for both hockey and lacrosse during the summers. Her clinical interests include working with patients of all ages and diagnoses’ with a special interest in shoulders, ankles, and temporomandibular join dysfunction.

Outside of clinical practice, Jodie is an adjunct faculty member at Pacific University’s Physical Therapy Program. She assists with two first year courses, Clinical Biomechanics and Principles of Therapeutic Exercise. Jodie is a member of both the Oregon Physical Therapy Association and American Physical Therapy Association.

In Jodie’s spare time, you can find her enjoying coffee, walking around Laurelhurst Park, and trying new group fitness classes.
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Margaret

Office Manager
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Margaret is a rare Portland native who loves the rain. She will grab any opportunity that comes up to stay active, especially waking up at 5am for a Crossfit class when everyone else is sleeping. During high school, she was forced to be introduced to physical therapy and quickly fell in love with the environment. While working at Therapydia, she is currently pursuing a career in law enforcement and is excited for her future.

Beaverton Team

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Kelley Lindstrom, DPT

Clinic Director
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Kelley grew up in Oregon and loves to call the Pacific Northwest her home. She received her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Willamette University and then moved to Colorado, where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from Regis University in 2013. After graduating, she moved back to Oregon and has been working in an outpatient orthopedic setting since.

Clinically, Kelley is passionate about helping patients of all ages and abilities return to a pain free and active lifestyle. As a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) she has established a treatment approach that combines manual therapy, movement retraining, and functional strengthening to treat pain and movement dysfunction. Beyond injury rehabilitation, Kelley focuses on injury prevention and wellness that is achieved through patient education and promoting positive lifestyle changes. As a NCAA collegiate athlete herself, Kelley has a special passion for working with female athletes of all ages and believes that this is truly a unique population with specific needs that often are not addressed.

Kelley is excited to join the Therapydia team as Clinic Director of the new Beaverton location, where she can continue to make a positive impact on the community she has worked in for the past several years as a physical therapist. Outside of the clinic Kelley loves to hike and camp with her boyfriend, Alex, and dog, Kai. She also loves yoga, snowboarding, spending time with family, and traveling.
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Jenny Cannon, MPT

Physical Therapist
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Jenny is excited to join the Therapydia team. She and her husband moved to Portland in Sept 2016 for his job. She is looking forward to getting settled into a great clinic and seeing patients through their whole rehab process.

Jenny earned her Master’s degree in PT from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX in 2002. After graduation, she moved to Denver, CO and spent 14 years there working in various outpatient orthopedic clinics. She has a wide range of experience from treating high level athletes to chronic pain patients. She has done extensive training with the Institute for Physical Art (IPA). The IPA treatment approach includes manual therapy for the joints, soft tissue, and viscera as well as neuromuscular re-education, postural and body mechanics training. She has experience with running evaluations and recently added a bike fit certification to her bag of tools. She is also certified in trigger point dry needling. Jenny is passionate about getting to the root of problems and not just treating the symptoms. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and abilities in their goals of restoring function and healthy lives.

Outside of the clinic, Jenny enjoys spending time and exploring with her husband Brian and dog Stella. She can be found running in Forest Park with Stella, while Brian is miles ahead. She also enjoys biking (mountain and road), hiking, snowboarding, and almost anything outside. She is a lifelong athlete with being involved in sports from a young age all the way through college and continues to try to stay active as much as possible.
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Monica Mai, DPT

Physical Therapist
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Monica was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She earned her Bachelors of Arts in Human Physiology, with a minor in Music from the University of Oregon in 2012. She left the Northwest to attend Western University of Health Sciences, where she earned earned her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2016. She is a certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, ASTYM™ system provider, and a member of the Oregon Physical Therapy Association (OPTA). She is also currently pursuing her Certification in Manual Therapy (CMPT) with the North American Institute of Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, spending time time on the coast, and rock climbing – both indoors and outdoors.
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Nathan Redington, DPT

Physical Therapist
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A native of New Hampshire, Nathan earned his B.S. in Biochemistry from Hofstra University in 2015 and went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from George Washington University in 2018. While in Graduate School, he spent two years working with adaptive athletes and climbers. Nathan is a member of the APTA and is currently pursuing his level 1 USA Cycling coaching certification. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, rock climbing, photography and hiking outdoors.
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Nikki

Office Manager
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Nikki Gross is one of our Clinical Support Specialists at Therapydia Portland. Originally from Coos Bay, she now calls Portland home. Nikki has years experience as a student athletic trainer, and prior to joining our team worked in a successful outpatient orthopedic clinic as a Clinical Support Specialist. Nikki is completing her prerequisites prior to applying for physical therapy school and enjoys making positive changes with all of our patients. As a new resident to Portland, she enjoys staying active, eating local food and checking out all the local Brew Pubs.
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Emily

Clinical Support Specialist
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Having recently graduated from Concordia University in Portland, OR as a collegiate athlete, Emily has enjoyed her experience within recovery and improving her mobility through physical therapy. Emily is passionate about working with people and helping improve others livelihood. As a native Washington resident, Emily loves hiking with her dog Scout along the Columbia Gorge and going on runs even when the sun doesn't shine.

Pearl Team

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Jason Villareal, DPT, ATC

Regional Clinic Director
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Jason comes to Therapydia after successfully running two outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinics, one in Newport Beach, CA and the other in Coos Bay, OR. Jason is eager and excited to contribute his clinical reasoning skill set and exceptional customer service to the Portland community.

Clinically Jason has been involved in the sports medicine and physical therapy field for the past 14 years. He has had the opportunity to work at the high school, collegiate, and professional level with athletes, while also helping patients in the pediatric, geriatric, inpatient, outpatient, transitional care and home health settings. This vast amount of experience has given Jason a unique skill set to treat all levels of patients. Jason is excited to contribute his knowledge and experience to this community and he takes pride in making positive outcomes for each and every patient that he encounters. Jason has spoken at large physical therapy conferences regarding clinical efficiency and was most recently invited to speak at Grand Rounds for the physicians at Bay Area Hospital regarding running analysis and injury prevention. Jason has participated in many specialty continuing education courses and is actively looking for ways to advance his knowledge for movement sciences incorporating technology into the physical therapy field.

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Neville Chu, DPT

Physical Therapist
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Neville has a vast clinical experience mixed with his ability to treat high level athletes is a great addition to the clinic. Neville received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University in 2012. The following year he completed a 1 year residency in manual therapy through the Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and will be taking the COMT lettering exam through Ola Grimsby Institute in the fall of 2016. While experienced in manual therapy, Neville's main clinical focus is getting patients strong, mobile, and functionally independent.Neville's athletic background has included half-marathon running, CrossFit, and now is focused mainly on olympic-style weightlifting. In addition to being a physical therapist, he also serves as a weightlifting coach to Magnus Barbell in southeast Portland.
When he's not in the gym or the clinic Neville enjoys spending time with his wife Esther and his son Amos.
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Rachel Wilkinson, DPT

Physical Therapist
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Rachel is originally from the Bay Area. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Southern California with her BS in Health Sciences. Rachel received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015 from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Amidst beginning PT school, Rachel went from running marathons to CrossFit as her fitness regime. She became invested in the CrossFit community and it became more than an exercise outlet for her. This is a group she can relate to and is eager to help or guide towards optimal movement and performance.

Rachel is also passionate about Sports Medicine and enjoys working with patients of all ages and abilities. She specializes in shoulder and hip rehabilitation. Rachel has been continuing her education in female injury, prevention and return to prior level of function. This includes post-partum women looking to return to all levels of fitness.

Rachel enjoys being active outdoors with her husband and dogs, enjoying Portland’s food scene, traveling to new places and playing recreational sports.
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Jessica

Office Manager
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Jessica was born and raised in Northern California. She is the eldest of 5 and her mom was one of 8; a big Italian family. She has lived in Portland since 2000.

Jessica raised her son, Camron, along with working as a Pharmacy Technician for 10 years. She enjoys reading, spending time with quality friends, fitness, and her American Bullboxer, Khaleesi.

Jessica is also a marathoner and has ran 2 full marathons and countless shorter distances over the past 8 years. Jessica’s passions include supporting women to be the best versions of themselves as she practices this herself. She mentored a team of fitness entrepreneurs and is also working on her skills as a public speaker.

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