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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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Jason Villareal, DPT, ATC

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.

Outside of the clinic Jason stays active with his beautiful wife Abbie and little girl Edie.

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Sabrina Seraj, DPT, CKTP

Senior Staff Physical Therapist
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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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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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Elise

Clinical Support Specialist
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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.

Lake Oswego Team

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Jason Villareal, DPT, ATC

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.

Outside of the clinic Jason stays active with his beautiful wife Abbie and little girl Edie.

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Jennifer Craft, DPT

Physical Therapist
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Jen's passion is helping others create a healthy, active lifestyle. In her work as an orthopedic and sports medicine focused physical therapist, Jen utilizes Pilates principles of centering and alignment with clients throughout the injury and wellness spectrum. Personally, the combination of Pilates, Spinning, and running form her fitness trifecta, keeping her both challenged and injury free in her workouts.

Jen graduated with a bachelor's degree from Miami University, followed by her doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Cincinnati in 2009. Jen is a certified Spinning instructor with Mad Dogg Athletics as well as a certified Pilates instructor through the Pendleton Pilates teacher training program. Currently she is furthering her Pilates training through BASI Pilates ProBridge program for Pilates Professionals. With her background as a PT, Jen's specialty is creating a Pilates based exercise program that is suitable to each individual's needs, be it return to sport or simply return to pain-free living. Jen has also recently completed the Fusion Pilates Pre and Post Natal Pilates Specialist Certification in Asheville, NC and is excited to work with women throughout the pregnancy journey to maintain core strength and heal diastasis recti and pelvic floor disfunction.
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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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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".

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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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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