Aaron Holtz physical therapist
Aaron Holtz, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Oregon City and Canby
Aaron Holtz physical therapist
Aaron Holtz, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Oregon City and Canby

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 graduated 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 the dance and running populations, as well as the treatment of balance-related deficits. His goal is to help people to return to their prior level of function and excel at what they love doing.

In his free time, Aaron enjoys trail running, rock climbing, 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. His time in Minnesota allowed him to appreciate all that Oregon has to offer and he is excited to begin again with North Lake.

Addie Ketchum, DPT
Physical Therapist, Clackamas
Addie Ketchum, DPT
Physical Therapist, Clackamas

Addie was born and raised in Milwaukie, Oregon. She attended Oregon State University where she received a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science in 2015. She then packed up her 2001 Honda Accord and drove across the country with her husband to attend the University of St. Augustine - Miami campus, where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, graduating in 2020. After three years in Miami, Addie, her husband Dan, and their three rescued fur babies (2 cats, Tilly and Clover, and 1 dog, Ollie) are thrilled to be back in the beautiful PNW!

Addie was an aide for North Lake before she was accepted into PT school and she is so excited to be back with the company! Addie loves all aspects of PT and enjoys treating people of all ages. She strives to create individualized treatment plans that are tailored to each person’s specific goals and lifestyle.

In her free time, Addie enjoys all things outdoors and spending time with her friends and family. She and her husband love hiking and exploring the great PNW with their dog, Ollie, and sometimes even one of their cats, Tilly.

Andrew Polenske, PT, DPT, ATC
Physical Therapist, Canby
Andrew Polenske, PT, DPT, ATC
Physical Therapist, Canby

Andrew grew up in Boise, ID and has always been very physically active and into all things outdoors. He has been competing in triathlons for the last ten years during his summers and can be found skiing during the winter. He also enjoys getting out and enjoying the wilderness through hiking, backpacking, and camping.

Andrew graduated from Idaho State University in 2020 after eight years in total, completing his Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Science in Athletic Training, and Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science.  While he has additional experience working with athletes of all skill levels and ages, Andrew enjoys working with patients of all backgrounds. He enjoys being able to help his patients reduce pain and discomfort and get back to the important activities of their lives.

Andrew moved out to Portland upon completing his PT program to be closer to his family and give himself more opportunities to explore the Pacific Northwest. Andrew enjoys being part of the team at North Lake PT and always motivated to serve his community.

Brian Bartelli
Brian Bartelli, DPT
Physical Therapist, Oregon City
Brian Bartelli
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, MSPT
Clinic Director, Milwaukie
Brian Eubanks, MSPT
Clinic Director, 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
Callyn Bihr, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Portland - Airport
Callyn Bihr
Callyn Bihr, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, 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.

Chase Perez
Chase Perez, DPT
Physical Therapist, Lake Oswego
Chase Perez
Chase Perez, DPT
Physical Therapist, Lake Oswego

Chase received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pacific in Stockton, CA. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from Cal State University Stanislaus. While at Stanislaus, he was a catcher on the baseball team. He furthered his sports medicine educational experience by completing a sports residency through Los Gatos Orthopedic Sports Therapy.

Chase is a board-certified sports physical therapist by the American Physical Therapy Association and a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Chase believes that physical therapy starts with having a solid biomechanical and movement assessment.

He enjoys working with patients of all ages and abilities but specializes in the overhead athlete. Prior to working at North Lake Physical therapy, he worked with San Jose State University athletics, primarily working with baseball and women’s soccer teams. He also has expanded his baseball experience while interning with the San Francisco Giants organization.

In his spare time, he likes to spend time outside with his wife and fur-kid by hiking, camping, biking, and playing around with kettlebells. He also enjoys partaking in Portland's coffee and beer scene.

David Buchan, DPT
Physical Therapist, Canby
David Buchan, DPT
Physical Therapist, Canby

David was born in Montana but grew up in Dallas, Oregon. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2013 with a BS in Human Physiology. Shortly after, David began working as an aide at North Lake Physical Therapy in the Oregon City clinic. From there, David moved from Portland, OR to Portland, ME where he attended the University of New England, graduating with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2019. Before returning to North Lake as a PT, David worked in an outpatient PT clinic in Chicago, IL.

David has experience treating individuals ranging from high-school ages to geriatrics, and he loves working with a wide variety of diagnoses. His primary goal as a PT is to empower his patients and help guide them to an improved quality of life after rehab.

After 4 years split between the East Coast and Midwest, David is happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest. He's excited to be near family and friends again and hopes to resume exploring all the outdoor adventures the PNW has to offer!

Dominic Chambers, DPT
Clinic Director, Portland - Northeast
Dominic Chambers, DPT
Clinic Director, 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 The Ohio State and then his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with an emphasis in Sports Physical Therapy from 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 middle school, high school, college and professional athletes. Dominic enjoys helping people of all ages get back to a healthy active lifestyle.

Dominic spends his free time catching any sporting event possible, particularly Buckeyes Football, Gonzaga Basketball, and Pilots Soccer. When he is not playing or watching sports, he is hanging out with his wife, Lisa and their son, his friends, or one of his many family members. As the oldest of seven siblings, with over fifty cousins, there is never a shortage of things to do!

Erik Meira
Erik Meira, PT, DPT
Clinic Director, Portland - Hollywood
Erik Meira
Erik Meira, PT, DPT
Clinic Director, Portland - Hollywood

Erik is the clinic director in our Portland-Hollywood location. He is a Board-Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS) and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Dr. Meira currently serves on the Executive Committee as the Representative at Large for the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT) and is the Team Physical Therapist for the University of Portland Pilots. His research focus currently has him collaborating with the Nike Sport Research Lab (NSRL) and consulting with many NCAA and professional sports organizations across the country. He has over 20 years of experience working with patients and athletes of all levels trying to return to an active lifestyle.

Educated at the University of Florida, Erik worked as an intern with their Gator Football Team before formally beginning his career at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. His long history of involvement with the AASPT includes founding their Hip Special Interest Group and serving for six years as their programming chair for the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Section Meeting, an annual conference with over 10,000 attendees. He is an internationally recognized educator on topics related to rehabilitation of the hip, knee, and shoulder with a strong focus on return to sport planning.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kid, backpacking, snowboarding, swimming, and traveling.

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

James hails from Atlanta,Georgia and moved to Portland in March of 2014. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 2006 with a degree in Exercise Science and began grad school at Georgia State University in 2007. He was class president at GSU and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010. After graduation he began an orthopedic residency through Mercer University which he completed in 2011. He became a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2011. He has received additional certification in Spinal Manipulation Therapy through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. His main clinical interests include manual therapy, pain sciences, spine injuries and post surgical rehabilitation.

Outside of the clinic James enjoys running, hiking, camping and drinking craft beer. As a new resident to Portland he is looking forward to all the PNW has to offer!

Jason Morris Physical Therapist St Helens
Jason Morris, DPT
Physical Therapist, St. Helens
Jason Morris Physical Therapist St Helens
Jason Morris, DPT
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, MPT, OCS, CSCS
Owner, Clinic Director, Clackamas
Jason Vila, MPT, OCS, CSCS
Owner, Clinic Director, 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
Women's Health, Milwaukie
Jennifer Bissig, DPT, CAPP-OB
Women's 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

Jessica is a Midwest native, born and raised in Michigan. She received both her B.A. in Human Biology and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Michigan – Flint.

She is a certified yoga instructor, and has been practicing yoga for several years. She has found yoga and physical therapy work nicely together to create a healing environment that focuses on the dualities and relationships between mind and body, flexibility and strength, stability and movement. Jessica is passionate about people and helping them to get back to their active lifestyles.

She lives in Portland with her husband, Ryan, who is also a physical therapist, and her beagle, Cooper. Jessica spends her free time enjoying all the outdoor activities and yummy food that the west coast has to offer.

Jocelyn Riordan
Jocelyn Riordan, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Lake Oswego
Jocelyn Riordan
Jocelyn Riordan, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Lake Oswego

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

Josh attended George Fox College for three years, where he ran cross-country and track. He then transferred to the University of Montana to complete his B.S. in Exercise Science and M.S. in Physical Therapy. He worked at Reid and Yates since 1998 and joined North Lake Physical Therapy in 2014 when the two practices merged. He is currently the Clinic Director of the Airport location.

In his free time, Josh enjoys running with his wife, fishing, and cheering on his children during their athletic endeavors.

Kyle Lesko, MSPT
Owner, Clinic Director, Canby
Kyle Lesko, MSPT
Owner, Clinic Director, 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
Physical Therapist, Clinic Director, Oregon City
Lindsay Farrer, DPT
Physical Therapist, Clinic Director, 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
Mackenzie Bartelli, DPT
Physical Therapist, Canby
Mackenzie Bartelli
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.

Michael Choate, MSPT
Owner, USA Cycling Certified Coach & Clinic Director, Lake Oswego
Michael Choate, MSPT
Owner, USA Cycling Certified Coach & Clinic Director, 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.

Sara Barbee, MSPT
Women's Health, Lake Oswego
Sara Barbee, MSPT
Women's 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 Women’s 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, Tigard
Scott Casares, DPT
Clinic Director, 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, Clinic Director, Oregon City
Steven Pierson, PT
Owner, Clinic Director, 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.

Timothy Schuckers, PT, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist, Tigard
Timothy Schuckers, PT, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist, Tigard

Tim was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He grew up playing competitive baseball and men’s volleyball. From 2002 to 2007, he served with the 101st Airborne Division and spent two years deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After completing his military service, he achieved his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. Following this, he gained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Soon after, Tim was awarded by being selected to participate in a highly sought after one-year orthopedic residency program at UTSW where he continued to fine-tune his orthopedic and sports medicine skills. In 2014, he achieved his Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist certification confirming his expert-level knowledge regarding the treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions. From 2015-2017, he helped develop his company’s first sports-focused treatment clinic, served as a clinical instructor, and was a mentor for the sports residency program.

Vince Blaney, MSPT
Owner, Clinic Director, Portland - Pearl District
Vince Blaney, MSPT
Owner, Clinic Director, 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 Therapist Assistant, Portland - Pearl District
Willis Jenkins, PTA
Physical Therapist 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.

Zach Shaver
Zach Shaver, DPT
Physical Therapist, Milwaukie
Zach Shaver
Zach Shaver, DPT
Physical Therapist, Milwaukie

Zach was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology in 2016, and continued on to receive his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2019. Zach has a passion for sports medicine and strength and conditioning. He loves working with athletes of all ability levels, and has a big interest in ACL Rehab, upper extremity injuries, and working with the rock climbing community. His favorite part of working with patients is showing them what they are capable of despite injury and helping them get stronger and back out doing the activities they love. In his free time, Zach enjoys rock climbing, getting outdoors with his family and golden retriever, playing guitar mediocrely, watching sports, and feeding his caffeine addiction with the amazing Portland coffee scene.