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Originally from South Africa, Carrol has been a Physical Therapist for 21 years. She initially received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy in 1987. She completed a post-professional Masters degree (MHS), in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, from the University of Indianapolis in 1997. She is a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Physical Therapy association and is also a Certified Pilates Instructor (CPI).
Keeping up with the latest research and techniques is important to Carrol and thus she continues to attend several continuing education courses annually. Carrol has strong background in Australian Maitland manual therapy techniques for the spine and extremities and has completed several manual therapy courses including Mulligan practitioner courses and Butler's neural tension. She also has completed Level III through the North American Institute for Manual Therapy.
Carrol is passionate about physical therapy and how it can improve a patients' quality of life. Not only by relieving their pain, but also by teaching patients about their bodies, specific body types, and movement dysfunctions; so that they can avoid pain down the road, whether they are an athlete, gardener, recovering from surgery, or suffering from a motor vehicle accident.
Outside of physical therapy, Carrol is involved in her children's sporting activities. She has volunteered as an injury officer at her son's Pop Warner games and is an avid supporter of her daughter's, Girls on the Run and soccer teams. She is also a member of the Samaritan WISH foundation, a giving circle of women, dedicated to helping others.
Carrol believes in balance, and in her spare time loves to cook, garden, spend time at the gym, spinning, doing Zumba, or the occasional 5K, traveling, and most importantly spending time with family and friends.
Laura A. Hoffman
MSPT, SCS, CSCS, TPI CGFI MP3/FP3 - Owner
Board Certified, Sports Physical Therapist
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
TPI Certified Golf Medical and Fitness Professional
Laura is originally from San Jose, CA where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development at San Jose State University in 1992. She competed in Intercollegiate Soccer at San Francisco State University, Club Soccer at California State University Northridge, and Women’s Premier Division Soccer. In her youth, she participated with the competitive California Olympic Development Program and Club Soccer. She coached Girl’s Varsity Soccer at her local high school for 5 years, which included a section championship.
She completed a Master’s of Science degree in Motor Development at Indiana University in 1997 where she studied human movement with a focus on children and women during pregnancy. She completed a second Master’s Degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Physical Therapy in 2000.
She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, Certified Sports Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Graston Provider, Certified Golf Medical and Fitness Professional with the Titleist Performance Institute and a Certified Sportsmetrics™ Instructor.
Currently, she serves as the medical coordinator for the Corvallis Soccer Club and Physical Therapist for the Corvallis High School Theater Department. She has a personal interest in sports medicine related injuries including the shoulder, ankle and knee in youth and adult as well as sacroiliac dysfunction and instability. She has a focus in whole body, functional movement and rehabilitation and correcting dysfunction to improve sport performance and active living.
She was on faculty at Oregon State University for 11 years where she was the Program Coordinator for the Pre-Therapy and Allied Health Program in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at Oregon State University. Additionally, she served 2 years as a Volunteer Assistant Golf Coach at Oregon State University with her primary role in golf specific strength and conditioning. She is a clinical instructor for the Pre-therapy and Athletic Training programs at Oregon State as well as a clinical instructor for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and University of St. Augustine Physical Therapy Programs.
When away from Physical Therapy, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching athletic events, golfing, gardening and cooking.
Dane grew up in Medford, Oregon where he spent his youth playing any and all sports, focusing on soccer and baseball. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science at Oregon State University in 2010. He then moved down to sunny Orange County to attend Chapman University, graduating as a Doctor of Physical Therapy and earning the program’s Academic Excellence Award in 2013.
Dane has a passion for treating both athletes and adults who want to move and feel better. His goal is to customize each patient’s care toward their goals for recovery and educate them how to surpass their goals and maintain a higher standard of health. He combines the use of skilled manual therapy techniques, modalities, taping, and therapeutic exercise to help his patients feel and move better, faster. Dane is always looking to further his knowledge and skills through reading research, attending continuing education courses, and is currently studying to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
In his free time, Dane enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and friends, rooting for the Beavers in any and all athletic events, and spending time outdoors, running, hiking, skiing, rafting, and playing sports.
Amanda is an Oregon native, primarily growing up in Hillsboro. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise with a minor in Dance at Pacific University in 2010. She then moved to Brooklyn, NY to attend Long Island University where she completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014.
While in school, Amanda studied under scholarships for dance and vocal performance. She continues to have a long-standing passion for all things music and loves to help others attain their goals in this area.
While at Long Island University, Amanda developed a passion for manual therapy taking courses with the Institute of Physical Art in addition to her traditional course work. She then went on to participate in a manual therapy focused clinical affiliation to advance her knowledge of treating the general population recovering from injury, surgery and acquired neurological deficits. Amanda also continued to dance throughout her time in graduate school to enhance her abilities to understand to dance population.
Since graduating, Amanda has continued her education in manual therapy and the treatment of dancers through courses provided by the Institute of Physical Art and Harkness Center for Dance Medicine of NYU.
In her free time, Amanda continues to dance, with a special focus on Ballet. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and family, enjoying the outdoors, and exploring the many vineyards of Oregon's wine country.
Peter grew up in Coburg, Oregon and enjoyed playing sports, particularly soccer, basketball, and ultimate frisbee. While studying mechanical engineering, he suffered a shoulder injury prompting him to shift gears and graduate from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science. After graduation, he married and moved to Denver, Colorado where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University in 2017.
During his undergraduate studies, Peter was heavily involved in the OSU Triathlon club. He completed numerous endurance races including a half iron man and marathon. He specializes in running injuries especially related to the foot, ankle, knee and hip. As a triathlete Peter loves his patients and has a special interest in endurance athletes, also having a gentle and empathetic heart Peter connects easily with his patients.
In his free time, Peter enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and his dog. He also enjoys running, biking, backpacking, disc golf, board games, and any other sports or competition.
Theresa Baker grew up in the Detroit area and spent her first career optimizing and testing manufacturing operations in the General Motors, Chrysler and Ford factories. Having a burden to improve the health and lifestyle of others, she earned an Associate of Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant Lane Community College in June, 2011 and was licensed soon afterward. Since being employed with Corvallis Sport and Spine Physical Therapy, she partners with all the physical therapists to carry out each patient's plan of care in a skilled, caring and attentive manner.
Theresa is working towards earning a Functional Orthopedic Certification through the IPA. She also specializes in postural and body mechanics education. She has been trained in Myofascial Release manual therapy. She is effective in treating post-operative patients and lumbar stabilization techniques that will reduce back pain. She is also trained in proprioceptive neuro-muscular re-education techniques that help engage muscle groups and train new movement patterns.
Theresa and her family have been calling Corvallis home since 2001. She enjoys physical activity including hiking in Corvallis, dancing, biking and yoga. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, playing piano and singing or driving around town in her 1967 Camaro.
Linda Herlihy is a passionate individual who loves working in Physical Therapy and is also a certified yoga instructor. Prior to entering the field of Physical Therapy Linda earned a Master's degree in Environmental Sciences which has led to diverse life experiences including research trips to Antarctica and the Amazon. However, she has always had a passion for learning about human movement patterns and earned a Physical Therapist Assistant degree after raising her two daughters. She brings her yoga approach into the Physical Therapy realm and feels that helping people to heal is a true honor and mission in her life.
Linda enjoys yoga, contra dancing, skiing, and solving puzzles (body puzzles at work and word and logic puzzles at home). She loves spending time with her husband of 30 years, both of whom moved to Corvallis from Virginia in 1987.
Linda is a lifelong learner and continues to broaden her skill set to provide better care for her patients.
Lori is an Oregon native, born and raised in the Columbia River Gorge. Growing up, Lori spent most of her time outdoors with her siblings. She developed a love for sports while playing soccer, volleyball, running cross country, and skiing. Lori’s passion for Physical Therapy began due to her own sports related injuries in high school.
Lori attended OSU and became a PTA graduate from LCC in June of 2017. During her program, Lori was the OPTA class leader. In addition to being the top in her program, Lori also devoted her time extra to community outreach and continues to stay involved today. After graduating, Lori has taken multiple continuing education courses. Her favorite courses focus on the specialty in functional mobilization for her patients.
In her free time Lori enjoys skiing the steep slopes of Mount Hood, hiking, camping or fishing in the summer time. In addition, she loves to try new things such as skydiving and exploring different countries.