Aaron Holtz, DPT
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Portland - Southeast
Aaron Holtz, DPT
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Portland - Southeast

Aaron grew up in Portland and attended Lincoln High School. He went on to Oregon State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science, with a Minor in Chemistry, as well as playing 2 years on the Division I Men’s Soccer team. Before attending PT school, Aaron was an aide at the Oregon City location for three years. He continued to attend PT school at Concordia University, St. Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota, and achieved his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in the Spring of 2019.

Aaron's time at North Lake before PT school set the building blocks for his treatment style and patient-centered care. Aaron’s clinical focus is on orthopedic sport-related injuries, but he enjoys treating all patients. He has extensive experience with running and soccer populations and focused his treatment on functional strength. Aaron has become proficient with ACL rehabilitation during his time as a PT and enjoys helping athletes return to sport in a safe and effective manner. His goal is to help people return to their prior level of function and excel at what they love doing.

In his free time, Aaron enjoys trail running, golfing, snowboarding, and playing soccer, as well as backpacking and camping with his wife Hanna, and their dog Maddie. Aaron likes to stay active, both mentally and physically, and always has a new goal on the horizon.

Brenda Lamb, PT
Physical Therapist, Tigard
Brenda Lamb, PT
Physical Therapist, Tigard

Brenda was born and raised in Puyallup, Washington. She attended Pacific Lutheran University earning her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education pre Physical Therapy. She then ventured to Eindhoven, Netherlands to earn her Physical Therapy degree in 1996. After working for several years in Washington she moved to the Portland area in 2004. She likes working with a wide variety of orthopedic patients ranging from middle school to geriatrics.  She particularly enjoys post-operative knees and shoulders.

In her free time, Brenda likes to spend time with her husband and daughter traveling, hiking, gardening, relaxing at home, and baking.

Brian Bartelli, DPT
Physical Therapist, Oregon City
Brian Bartelli, DPT
Physical Therapist, Oregon City

Brian earned his undergraduate degree from Bradley University (Peoria, IL) and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 2005. Originally from Chicago, Brian previously worked in the Chicagoland area for 12 years in an outpatient orthopedics/sports medicine setting. He enjoys utilizing his manual skills and has years of experience with patients of all age ranges and orthopedic conditions. He especially enjoys working with runners and triathletes. Brian places a high value on creating a unique and enjoyable therapy experience, evidence-based treatment, providing exceptional customer service, and focusing on the patient’s goals. He treats each patient as he would like to be treated and takes great pride in helping clients return to their optimal functional level.

During his career, Brian has demonstrated an eagerness for continuous improvement and education. He completed a post-graduate residency in orthopedics through Evidence In Motion, is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist and is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling.

Brian is moving to Oregon with his wife (Oregon native) and 2 sons to be closer to his wife’s family and to enjoy all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Outside of work Brian enjoys spending time with his family, camping/hiking, and participating in marathons and all distances of triathlon.

Brian Eubanks, PT
Clinic Co-Director, Physical Therapist, Milwaukie
Brian Eubanks, PT
Clinic Co-Director, Physical Therapist, Milwaukie

Brian was born and raised in Gladstone, Oregon. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Oregon University then moved to Florida and received his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine.

Brian has enjoyed being a physical therapist for 14 years and has always prioritized giving patients quality care and valuable information that helps them lead healthier lifestyles once therapy is complete. It’s important to Brian that North Lake Physical Therapy creates a welcoming environment that ensures recovery and healing. His career interests include working with people of all ages and physical abilities.

In his personal time, Brian enjoys climbing in the mountains and bike riding. He volunteers with the Mazamas organization, a local climbing group, to teach climbing skills. He lives with his wife and two-year-old son.

Callyn Bihr, DPT
Physical Therapist, Pelvic Health, Portland - Airport
Callyn Bihr, DPT
Physical Therapist, Pelvic Health, Portland - Airport

Callyn grew up in Pendleton, OR, and attended Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, graduating with a degree in Mathematics in 1999. Eventually, she ended up in Missoula, Montana, where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in 2012 and has been loving being a physical therapist since. During her career, Callyn has found she loves working in the orthopedic outpatient setting for the variety of people served and a variety of ailments to rehab. She enjoys all aspects of physical therapy especially educating and helping people see how everything is connected. She is a certified lymphedema therapist and enjoys working with ladies who are recovering from surgeries related to breast cancer, as well as anyone with scar tissue issues and/or lymphedema. Every patient is different with how they respond to treatment, so Callyn has a large “toolbox” available, she has training with kinesio tape, McConnell taping, ASTYM, cupping, dry brushing, is certified in intramuscular stimulation (dry needling), and is learning new techniques all the time to achieve the best results specific to her patients. She has experience in women’s health treating pelvic floor weakness with prolapse and incontinence, post-concussion rehabilitation, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunctions, sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunctions, spinal disorders, as well as with all other joint disorders, dysfunctions, and damages. In her free time, Callyn loves creating (knitting, crocheting, sewing, glass etching, woodworking, mosaic-ing, cooking, etc) and on a more active scale enjoys… camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, being outside, gardening, biking, walking, running, swimming, playing ball sports, and just general exploration of this world.

Cameron Craig, DPT
Physical Therapist, Clackamas
Cameron Craig, DPT
Physical Therapist, Clackamas

Cameron earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy at Eastern Washington University in 2022. Prior to this he attended Portland State University and completed a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a focus in exercise and sports science. Cameron’s pursuit of physical therapy stems from a deep interest in human anatomy and physiology that was sparked by an exceptional high school teacher.

He enjoys working with and treating a variety of orthopedic patients to restore mobility, improve strength, and promote an active lifestyle. His goal is to empower his patients to return to their desired activities without fear and avoidance through individualized education and treatment.

Born and raised in Portland OR, Cameron loves taking advantage of all the Pacific Northwest has to offer. You can frequently find him out cycling, playing soccer, lifting weights, or exploring the outdoors.

Cerise Witherby, DPT
Physical Therapist, St. Helens
Cerise Witherby, DPT
Physical Therapist, St. Helens

Cerise was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from Oregon State University in 2015 where she received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science and competed on the NCAA Division 1 gymnastics team. Later on, she attended the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, CA where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2022.

Prior to attending PT school, she was an aide at the Pearl clinic for two years which further inspired her to pursue the profession of physical therapy. She enjoys treating a wide range of diagnoses with a special interest in sports-related and outpatient orthopedic injuries. Her goal is to provide compassionate and patient-centered care and education in order to empower patients to take control of their injuries and improve their overall health and well-being.

In her free time, she enjoys working out, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Dominic Chambers, DPT
Owner, Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Portland - Northeast
Dominic Chambers, DPT
Owner, Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Portland - Northeast

Dominic Chambers, DPT

Owner, Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Portland - Northeast

Dominic grew up in Bellingham, Washington, and attended Gonzaga University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. He then went on to earn his Masters of Physical Therapy from Ohio State and then his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with an emphasis in Sports Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine.

Dominic moved to Portland, Oregon in 2009 and began his career with North Lake. He has experience in orthopedic sports injuries, golf rehabilitation programs, youth sports injury prevention and post-surgical rehabilitation. He especially has a passion for working with athletes of all ages, from middle school to professional. Dominic enjoys helping people of all ages get back to a healthy, active lifestyle and regain confidence in their bodies.

Dominic and his wife, Lisa, have three sons who keep them very busy. With his wife, children, friends, or one of his many family members he is often trying to catch a sporting event, especially Buckeyes Football and Gonzaga Basketball or stay active in the outdoors and the community. As the oldest of seven siblings, with over fifty cousins, there is never a shortage of things to do!

Doug Sarver, PT, CMP
Physical Therapist, Tigard
Doug Sarver, PT, CMP
Physical Therapist, Tigard

Doug Sarver, MSPT, CMP, received his Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Neural Control from the University of Iowa in 1989 and his Master's Degree in Physical Therapy in 1991 from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa.

After completing his graduate program, Doug practiced at Centura Rehabilitation in Southern Colorado for seven years, the last two of which he served as the Clinical Coordinator of Outpatient Rehabilitation. In 1998, he relocated to Yakima, WA, to enter into private practice by joining Pro-Motion Physical Therapy, where he worked for eight years.

In 2006, Doug fulfilled his career goal of starting his own private physical therapy practice in Yakima, Washington – Peak Performance Sports & Spine Physical Therapy. After ten successful years in private practice, Doug relocated to Colorado in early 2016 to be closer to his family – especially his two young grandchildren.

While in the Denver Metro area, Doug worked in a variety of outpatient orthopedic PT settings – the last of which he served as Director of PT at Resilience Code. Based on his past experience in building a very successful PT practice, Doug created and collaborated with his eclectic team of health/wellness/fitness providers to help build a thriving clinic catering to a wide variety of patients/clients including current and former collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes. From Spring 2021 to Summer 2022, Doug also evaluated and treated injured players for the University of Northern Colorado Football Program.

Doug moved to Portland in late Summer 2022 in order to continue his passion of providing exceptional Physical Therapy for each patient he encounters.

He has an extensive background in biomechanics, functional treatment techniques, and manual therapy.  He has always focused on continuing education and holds five advanced certifications: Certified Mulligan Practitioner, Certified ASTYM Provider, Full body certified Active Release Techniques Provider, Functional Dry Needling Certified Provider, and SFMA Level 2 Certified Provider.

Outside of work, Doug's interests include hiking, camping, biking, skiing, and an occasional game of golf. Doug also holds a second-degree black belt in Shudokan Karate and is a level 3 Certified Sommelier.

Emily Aoki, DPT
Physical Therapist, Milwaukie
Emily Aoki, DPT
Physical Therapist, Milwaukie

Emily was born in Connecticut and grew up in both Singapore and Connecticut. She attended Northeastern University where she received both her Bachelors of Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2021. After spending 10 years in Singapore and 6 years in Boston, she and her boyfriend have happily moved to Oregon.

Emily was a clinical student for North Lake during her DPT program and is so excited to be back as a member of the North Lake family. Emily's love for physical therapy stems from volunteering at the Carter School for students with both severe, intensive disabilities and complex healthcare needs. She was able to see how knowledge of the body and the way it moves could help people that couldn't verbally express their own discomfort or pain. Emily has worked with a wide range of patients with orthopedic diagnoses and is always striving to provide compassionate, patient-centered care. She is passionate about understanding what her patients love and helping them get back to doing it.

Outside of the clinic, Emily has been especially interested in exploring the South East Asian food scene in Portland and hiking in the Columbia River Gorge with her boyfriend, Dylan.

James Cavin, PT
Physical Therapist
James Cavin, PT
Physical Therapist

Jim started his career with my first job at a personal training studio in Las Vegas as a sophomore in high school. Subsequently, he served as a strength coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning outside of Boston, MA, and at the Reikes Center for Human Enhancement in Menlo Park, CA, affording him the opportunity to work with athletes from a wide group of backgrounds and ages, from middle schoolers to professionals in the NBA, NFL and NHL. While an undergraduate at Boston University he was a two-year starter on the Division I wrestling team until a lower back injury ended his collegiate career. In 2002 he earned a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, at which point he shifted his focus to Sports Medicine.

Jim’s specialty is eliminating pain and enhancing movement and athletic performance. Aside from being a licensed Physical Therapist, he’s been certified as a Personal Trainer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach by the NSCA, a Performance Enhancement Specialist by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I’ve also been certified in the Functional Movement Screen and as a Pilates Instructor, as a Club Coach through the US Weightlifting Federation, and a Level 1 Coach by USA Track and Field.

In 2013 he took up martial arts and competes in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His other hobbies include playing volleyball, enjoying Portland’s dining scene and playing the guitar. Prior to moving to Oregon, he worked as a traveling physical therapist and has lived in Australia, San Diego, Chicago, LA, London, Washington DC, New York, Santa Cruz and Seattle.

James Sechrist, DPT, OCS
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Lake Oswego
James Sechrist, DPT, OCS
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Lake Oswego

James graduated from the University of Georgia in 2006 with a degree in Exercise Science. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University in 2010. He then went on to an orthopedic residency at Mercer University and became a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2012. He has pursued additional training in pain science, tendon injuries, exercise prescription and post-surgical rehabilitation. He has also received extensive training in manual therapy techniques related to spinal manipulation and soft tissue work. He takes a holistic approach with his patients and emphasizes the importance that strength and mobility play in everyday life. He enjoys the variety of issues that need to be addressed in the clinic. From keeping elderly patients independent and mobile as long as possible, to helping athletes return to the field as quickly as possible. He believes that exercise is a hugely undervalued aspect of living a long and fulfilling life.

Outside of the clinic James enjoys being active and spending time with his wife Joannah. Hobbies include hiking, camping, running, board games, and swinging around some kettlebells.

Jason Morris, DPT
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, St. Helens
Jason Morris, DPT
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, St. Helens

Jason was born and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming. He moved to Portland, OR after graduating from high school. He received his BS in Public Health Sciences from Portland State University and then went on to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St Augustine in Austin, TX, graduating in 2019. He is currently pursuing a fellowship in Orthopedic and Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) through the Institute for Athlete Regeneration.

During graduate school, Jason spent time volunteering with Special Olympics as well as teaching elderly fall prevention programs through “A Matter of Balance”. He also lobbied the 2017 & 2019 Texas legislature, as a member of the Texas Physical Therapy Association, advocating for patient’s direct access to PT services. Jason plans on continuing to focus on public health advocacy as he pursues his professional clinical career.

In his free time, Jason enjoys hiking, playing music, working out, a good cup of coffee and time with friends and family.

Jason Vila, PT, OCS, CSCS
Owner, Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Clackamas
Jason Vila, PT, OCS, CSCS
Owner, Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Clackamas

Jason grew up in Winnipeg, Canada before moving to the Portland area during his teens. He attended the University of Oregon, attaining a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Movement Sciences and General Sciences. Working as an aide at North Lake Physical Therapy inspired Jason’s decision to pursue physical therapy as a profession. He completed his masters degree at the University of North Dakota School of Physical Therapy. A dedicated professional, Jason is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist and by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Jason takes pride in individualized patient care with an emphasis on functional and thorough evaluations to address the root source of symptoms. He calls upon a diverse skill set and years of experience to treat a wide variety of diagnoses. Jason stresses strong patient education, ensuring that visitors to his clinic leave feeling both better and empowered. His smile and friendly demeanor help him to easily cultivate a positive atmosphere for recovery and healing.

Jason resides in Happy Valley with Rochelle, his wife and biggest supporter, and Nico, his son and pride and joy. He is thrilled to live, work and be an active member of the greater Clackamas community. Outside of the clinic, you’ll find Jason with his family, exploring Portland and the beautiful Pacific Northwest, training for his next marathon or snowboarding at Mount Hood.

Jennifer Bissig, DPT, CAPP-OB
Clinic Co-Director, Physical Therapist, Pelvic Health, Milwaukie
Jennifer Bissig, DPT, CAPP-OB
Clinic Co-Director, Physical Therapist, Pelvic Health, Milwaukie

Jenny is an Oregon native, born and raised in Portland. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of San Francisco and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in 2005. Jenny began her PT career in Chicago, working in an Inpatient Acute Rehab setting, which focused on Neurological Injuries. She then spent two years traveling the US with her husband, a fellow PT, working in Home Health Care and Outpatient Sports Medicine Clinics. Jenny joined the North Lake Physical Therapy family in 2009.

Jenny believes that her work in several PT settings and communities has given her a holistic approach to care for her patients. She strives to understand not only a patient’s current injury but also how it influences their quality of life. She enjoys working with all age groups, from young athletes to geriatrics, and takes a special interest in the use of her Neurological Rehab skills in an outpatient setting. She understands the importance of trusting health care providers and therefore seeks to treat each patient with the highest standards in care.

Jessica Luscombe, DPT
Physical Therapist, Portland - Pearl District
Jessica Luscombe, DPT
Physical Therapist, Portland - Pearl District

Jess is a Michigan native, living in the Midwest for most of her life, aside from 8 years on the East coast for high school and the first few years of college. She then returned to MI to receive her BA in Biology and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy both at the University of Michigan. She moved to Oregon in 2010 and has been a PT at North Lake ever since.

Jessica’s clinical interests include orthopedic injuries for all ages, with a passion in treating pelvic and hip instabilities and helping the “everyday athlete” get back to their active lifestyle. Jess has found a skill set through the years in examining and diagnosing movement pattern dysfunctions with an eye for the “micro” compensations. She enjoys looking closely at movement patterns and isolating the small imbalances to lay the foundation for larger functional tasks. In 2014, Jess received her teacher training certification for yoga and often incorporates yoga postures into treatment for patients. She even teaches classes sometimes for the community with a rehab focus and safe return (or intro!) to yoga.

Jess lives with her husband, Ryan, who is also a PT, and their two sons. She enjoys being active, especially hiking and lifting weights, being outdoors, crafting and playing board games with her kids, and cooking.

Jocelyn Riordan, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist
Jocelyn Riordan, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist

Jocelyn received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Pacific University in 2016. Prior to that in 2012, she received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Puget Sound. She was a member of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball team and threw javelin for the track and field team.

Jocelyn has specialized in neurological rehabilitation and is a LSVT-BIG certified therapist for treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease. She also enjoys treating orthopedic conditions utilizing a manual therapy approach combined with functional exercises to help patients achieve their full potential. She has had the opportunity to practice in a number of different settings in the northwest and around the world. She was lucky enough to live in Cape Town, South Africa while working as a physical therapist at school for children with physical disabilities.

Born and raised in the Seattle area, Jocelyn loves everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer. She enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, attending concerts, and traveling.

Joshua Kneeshaw, PT
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Portland - Airport
Joshua Kneeshaw, PT
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Portland - Airport

Josh grew up in Colfax, Washington, and he first came to the Portland area to attend George Fox College where he ran cross country and track. He then transferred to The University of Montana to finish his degree in Exercise Science and attend physical therapy school. Josh has worked at the Airport clinic since 1998. He is experienced in working with all orthopedic injuries, and he has a particular interest in pre-and post-operative conditions, sports injuries, shoulder pathology, knee and lower leg injuries, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Josh’s treatment approach blends manual therapy techniques with rehabilitative exercise, and he works with each individual to design a specific program to help them recover from their injury. He believes that what one puts into rehabilitation is what one will get out of it. He strives to empower his patients to help treat themselves, and he educates his patients to help them prevent, or manage, future flare-ups.
Josh enjoys working with athletes of all ages, and he has served as a youth coach, umpire, and referee. He also provides on-field coverage for various athletic teams and events, and he consults with various teams regarding injury prevention and management.
In his free time, Josh enjoys spending time on the water (fly-fishing, paddle boarding, and kayaking), cross-country skiing, and hanging out with his wife, Debra, and two children, Hannah and Ty.

Kyle Lesko, PT
Owner, Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Canby
Kyle Lesko, PT
Owner, Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Canby

Kyle grew up and attended high school in upstate New York. He graduated from Springfield College in Massachusetts in 1996 with both his Bachelors's and Masters's Degree in Physical Therapy. After college, he packed all of his belongings into an old Volvo and headed to Oregon to experience the landscapes, activities, and lifestyle that he had heard so much about. Kyle joined North Lake Physical Therapy fresh out of college and has remained with the company ever since. He started his career at the Lake Oswego clinic and spent seven years there before transferring to the Canby Clinic where he practices today. Kyle became a partner of the practice in 2009. His clinical strengths are in orthopedics and patient education, and he also enjoys treating patients of all ages.

Outside of work, Kyle’s favorite pastimes are backpacking, travel, and skiing. Also on the list are canoeing, scuba diving, sampling local microbrews, and golfing. He has recently finished renovating a 100-year old home in SW Portland where he lives with his wife Jana.

Lindsay Farrer, DPT
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Oregon City
Lindsay Farrer, DPT
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Oregon City

Lindsay was born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI. She attended Washington University in St. Louis for her undergraduate degree where she majored in Biology, minored in Business, and played competitive soccer. She continued on at Wash U to get her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, graduating in 2007. She always had dreams of living on the west coast, so after graduation ventured out to Portland, OR.

Lindsay joined North Lake Physical Therapy in 2007. Her clinical focus has always been outpatient orthopedic rehab. In addition, she has experience in aquatic physical therapy as well as treating vertigo symptoms related to inner ear issues. She loves working with a variety of patients, tailoring each treatment plan to the unique individual and their own personal goals. She enjoys not only seeing people through an injury but also establishing lifelong habits to maximize health and well being.

In her own time, Lindsay enjoys the outdoors. She loves rock climbing, mountain biking, snowboarding, white water kayaking, backpacking, and adventuring with her boyfriend Jeff. She also plays piano and guitar.

Mackenzie Bartelli, DPT
Physical Therapist, Canby
Mackenzie Bartelli, DPT
Physical Therapist, Canby

Mackenzie received her degree in Exercise Science from the University of Puget Sound in 2004. She continued on to Northwestern University where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006. Since graduating, Mackenzie has completed an Orthopaedic residency through Evidence in Motion and received her Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist certi cation in 2012. She enjoys treating dancers and gymnasts and had has been involved with USA rhythmic gymnastics coverage. She also enjoys working on jaw and facial pain. Outside of working Mackenzie enjoys spending time with her husband and two small boys, exercising and being outside. Mackenzie is excited to be returning home to Oregon and exploring new areas.

Megan Vea, DPT
Physical Therapist, Canby
Megan Vea, DPT
Physical Therapist, Canby

Megan received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in 2023 and was inducted into the National Physical Therapy Student Honor Society. Prior to that, she completed her undergraduate degree in 2019 at Concordia University, Portland, majoring in Biology. Megan was a member and captain of the Division 2 Women’s Soccer team at Concordia University. She sustained many knee injuries throughout her soccer career which led her to her passion to be a Physical Therapist to help people achieve their goals and get back to doing what they love. Prior to PT school, Megan was an aide at the Clackamas location for a year. Megan strives to individualize each plan of care as she believes the wants and needs of her patients should always come first. She is passionate about working with athletes of all levels. Megan has her LSVT BIG certification and has experience working with patients with Parkinson’s disease as well as patients with other neurological movement disorders.

Megan was born and raised in Newberg, Oregon. She resides with her husband Cyrius, their daughter, Taia, and dog named Moose. Megan loves the PNW and enjoys being outdoors, hiking, bike riding, and exploring all the beauty the PNW has to offer in her spare time.

Michael Choate, PT
Owner, Physical Therapist, USA Cycling Certified Coach, Lake Oswego
Michael Choate, PT
Owner, Physical Therapist, USA Cycling Certified Coach, Lake Oswego

Michael graduated with his degree in physical therapy from Duke University in 1992. He earned his undergraduate degree from Washington State University. He has spent his entire career at North Lake Physical Therapy and is one of the principle owners. His practice specialties include sports medicine, orthopedics and post-surgical rehab with a particular focus on the shoulder, knee and hip.

Michael enjoys working with cyclists and other endurance athletes and is licensed as a level 2 USA Cycling coach. He continues to spend time working with athletes and teams at all levels. He is involved with local high school and collegiate sports teams and spent 10 years as the lead physical therapist for the Portland Timbers. He has also worked with many teams and clubs developing conditioning and injury prevention programs.

In his free time, he enjoys many aspects of cycling, including an occasional race. He has also been a sponsored adventure racer. Recreationally, he loves outdoor activities including fly fishing, backpacking and hiking. He has also been blessed with a very supportive wife and two beautiful daughters.

Parker Folliard, DPT, SCS
Physical Therapist, Oregon City
Parker Folliard, DPT, SCS
Physical Therapist, Oregon City

Parker grew up in Portland, attending Oregon City High School before studying Exercise and Sports Science at Oregon State University. He graduated from Oregon State in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science and a minor in Business. Upon his completion at OSU, Parker worked as an aide for North Lake at the Oregon City location before being accepted into the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona.

After graduating with his doctorate in the spring of 2021, Parker moved to Texas where he worked at an Outpatient Orthopedic Clinic in Allen, Texas. During this time Parker was involved in sports injury clinics and football sideline coverage for Allen High School. This experience prompted him to pursue his passion for sports by becoming a board-certified Sports Specialist in the summer of 2023. Parker’s clinic focus has been sports-related injuries and he has extensive experience with football players and wrestlers at the high school level. He enjoys treating all patients and has developed multiple manual therapy skills including trigger point dry needling, spinal manipulation, cupping, and sports-specific manual therapy.

His goal is to treat each patient with compassion taking an evidence-based and strength-centered approach to Physical Therapy. Parker believes all patients, regardless of age or diagnosis, deserve the chance to return to pain-free activities and is enthusiastic about guiding them through that process.

In his free time, Parker enjoys spending time with his fiancé, lifting weights, and rediscovering the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest following being in Texas for 2 years. Parker also enjoys the sport of wrestling and likes to give back by assisting with the team at Oregon City High School. He is excited to be back with the North Lake team.

Quentin Sims, DPT
Physical Therapist, Lake Oswego
Quentin Sims, DPT
Physical Therapist, Lake Oswego

I grew up on the Central Coast of CA. I traveled to Portland to attend Lewis and Clark College where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in psychology and played collegiate basketball for 4 years. Before attending PT school, I was an aide at the Pearl district location for three years. I went on to attend the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, CA, and graduated in the summer of 2021.
I grew up with a father who set the standard for why I wanted to become a physical therapist. My time in the Pearl district at Northlake set the standard for my treatment style and my patient care. I enjoy working and treating all patients but have a focus on orthopedic sport-related injuries. I have experience working with basketball-related injuries and return to sport as well as the elderly population. I enjoy educating people about their injuries and how we plan to get them back to doing what they love. I also enjoy the psychological aspect of injuries and the journey it takes to get back to the previous level. My goal is to get people back to their prior level of function so they can enjoy the things they love and live without fear.
I enjoy commuting to work on my bike and in my free time, I like to play basketball, as well as camping, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking anywhere in the forest. I love to stay active and fit and I am always looking to learn something new. I am excited to be back in the PNW and enjoy all it has to offer.

Ryan Anest, DPT, CSCS
Physical Therapist, Lake Oswego
Ryan Anest, DPT, CSCS
Physical Therapist, Lake Oswego

Ryan was first introduced to Physical Therapy as a high school athlete with a knack for pushing his body past its limits. A hamstring tear from soccer, a concussion from snowboarding and a rotator cuff tear from weightlifting resulted in Ryan spending much of his teen years in Physical Therapy learning about the rehabilitation process firsthand.

More recently, Ryan spent most of his twenties working as a personal trainer at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center helping an older demographic improve their capacity to move and develop the strength to perform their activities of day to day life with ease. After this mini career, Ryan spent his early thirties returning to school, attending Washington University in St Louis physical therapy doctoral program.

Today, Ryan finds himself most passionate about helping patients regain function and return to performing the activities they enjoy, ranging from helping post op knee and hip patients return to walking and performing ADLs to helping youth athletes return to their sport.

Outside of work, Ryan is an avid whitewater rafter, and backpacker, most recently completing the 100-mile alpine trail around Mount Blanc in the Alps of France, Italy and Switzerland."

Sara Barbee, PT
Physical Therapist, Pelvic Health, Lake Oswego
Sara Barbee, PT
Physical Therapist, Pelvic Health, Lake Oswego

Sara graduated from Duke University in 1992 with a Master’s in Science in Physical Therapy. She has worked consistently for the last 22 years in CA, VA, and OR. For the last 11 years she has worked at North Lake Physical Therapy in Lake Oswego providing general outpatient therapy and specializing in Pelvic Health issues along with balance and vestibular rehabilitation.

Her personal view on this area of rehab is that even small improvements can make an enormous difference in her patient’s quality of life. Providing knowledge and education about their diagnosis, improving continence, decreasing urgency, decreasing pain can be life changing for women dealing with pelvic floor issues. She also realizes physical therapy is often only one part of the patient’s puzzle and looks for a cohesive approach with consistent communication to other health care providers.

Scott Casares, DPT
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Tigard
Scott Casares, DPT
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Tigard

Scott is a Central California native who decided on Physical Therapy as a career after his rehabilitation from a lumbar spine injury while playing football in high school. He graduated with a BS in Kinesiology and minor in Spanish at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and received his DPT from the University of Vermont in 2008. Following PT school, Scott and his wife, Whitney, moved to Palo Alto, California, where he was the lead therapist at an orthopedic and sports medicine PT clinic. In pursuit of an increased sense of community, Scott and Whitney moved to Portland and he joined the North Lake family in 2011.

With his love of sports and personal experience with rehab, Scott has developed a passion for working with athletes of all ages and abilities. While in California he ran injury prevention programs for elite youth soccer programs and enjoys working on the sidelines for local high school sports teams. He also enjoys working with post-operative patients. For Scott, there is nothing more fulfilling than partnering with a patient and returning them to the activities they love; whether that’s on or off the field.

In his spare time, Scott loves attending Rose City sporting events, traveling and exploring the PNW, making his daughter laugh, and sampling Willamette Valley beer and wine.

Steven Pierson, PT
Owner, Physical Therapist, Oregon City
Steven Pierson, PT
Owner, Physical Therapist, Oregon City

Steve graduated in 1990 from the University of North Dakota with his Physical Therapy degree after attending Idaho State University for his undergraduate degree. After moving to Portland from near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, he practiced at Kaiser Permanente for three years. Steve then joined North Lake Physical Therapy and is now a co-owner of the practice.

He enjoys all aspects of his physical therapy practice, specializing in post-operative orthopedic rehabilitation of knees & shoulders and sports medicine. Steve particularly enjoys educating the patient in the long-term management of orthopedic problems.

Steve and his lovely wife enjoy the outdoors and are busy with six children and all of their activities.

Thomas Rigby, DPT
Physical Therapist, Portland Southeast
Thomas Rigby, DPT
Physical Therapist, Portland Southeast

Tom is originally from Connecticut and found his way to PT by seeing the correlation between the things he loves: adventure sports, puzzles, and working with people. He received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology from SUNY Stony Brook, where he played club Ultimate Frisbee and later earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Connecticut in 2022.

From working on balance to improving strength and mobility, Tom enjoys working with people from all walks of life to help them return to their everyday and recreational activities. He uses education and functional problem-solving to help instill confidence as people reach their goals. He has a special interest in working with climbers.

Outside of the clinic, you can find Tom rock climbing, backpacking, running, playing board games, and enjoying concerts.

Tonia Zorr
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Vince Blaney, PT
Owner, Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Portland - Pearl District
Vince Blaney, PT
Owner, Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Portland - Pearl District

Vince is a Pennsylvania native who attended Misericordia University and completed his undergraduate degree and Master’s degree of Physical Therapy in 1998. Upon receiving his degree he worked for four years, three of which he managed a Sports Medicine Physical Therapy practice in New Jersey. In 2002, Vince migrated West to Oregon where he joined the North Lake team.

Vince’s clinical interests have been diversified through sports medicine, orthopedic rehabilitation, and post-operative rehabilitation with a special focus on endurance athletes and gait analysis. His continuing educational pursuit of gait analysis and running biomechanics has propelled his practice into a leading position in diagnosis and treatment; his educational understanding has also made it versatile enough for the recreational to professional runner. Vince practices at the Pearl District location, in NW Portland, serving the downtown community.

Vince lives in SW Portland with his wife, Kerri, their two sons, Liam and Owen, and their small entourage of animals. In addition to immensely enjoying his profession, he enjoys being active in the great outdoors including: competitive cycling, running, whitewater kayaking and skiing. Vince also involves himself in playing percussion and mandolin.

Willis Jenkins, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant, Portland-Pearl District
Willis Jenkins, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant, Portland-Pearl District

Willis received his Physical Therapist Assistant degree in June 2003 from Mt. Hood Community College. His undergraduate degree is from Oregon State University where he played football and earned a B.S. in Psychology in 1999. In February 2012 he became certified in Kinesio Taping in Atlanta, Ga. He worked at Reid and Yates since June 2012 and joined the North Lake team in 2014 when the clinics merged.

His approach is treating the body as a whole to improve functional dynamic stability. As an active athlete, he has a special interest in running mechanics, plyometrics, balance, and agility training for injury prevention/return to sport. He is currently a member of USA Masters Track and Field. In his spare time, he enjoys training, skateboarding, and designing clothes. His passion for helping patients improve their quality of life and return to sport with better knowledge of biomechanics is where he finds his strengths with physical therapy.