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Carroll Esterhuizen Carrol Esterhuizen
PT, MHS, OCS, CPI, DPT - Owner

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 Master's degree (MHS), in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, from the University of Indianapolis in 1997. She is a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Physicaleli 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 a 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 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 sports 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 the 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.

Amanda Jordan, PT, DPT, OCS Amanda Jordan, PT, DPT, OCS

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 McMillan, PT, DPT Peter McMillan, PT, DPT

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.

Kindra McDougall, PT, DPT Kindra McDougall, PT, DPT

“The smartest, friendliest, and kindest person you will meet as a Physical Therapist” Her colleagues who have seen her perform her acrobatics will tell you she is small but super strong.

Graduated among the top of her class from George Fox University.

Specializes in sports rehabilitation and performance of knees, shoulders, wrists, ankles, neck, and back related treatment techniques. She treats many athletes to include gymnasts, cheerleaders, dancers, rock climbers, mountain bikers, hikers, and runners. She is constantly updating her skillset with the latest classes including manual techniques and functional exercises.

In her free time she is an aerialist and acrobat (her performances on the weekend range from being in the Seattle Art Museum to hanging 30 feet high in the sky performing at a music festival, at the Columbia Gorge). Judging and training young aerialists and gymnasts in the winter. Kindra also is a food connoisseur, playing board games with her family, and being outside on her mountain bike, kayaking or rock climbing.

Education:

Bachelors of Science-Pacific University Doctor of Physical Therapy from George Fox

Mary Roberts, PT, DPT Mary Roberts, PT, DPT

What patients say about her “ Mary fixed my back in one week, she is small, but she uses her body weight to do techniques that healed me in one week, my pain is gone and I can walk normally . She is very attentive and willing to invest time in me and was very accessible.“

Mary, is a positive bubbly personality and has a wide experience of treating many complex orthopedic patients in a rural clinic prior to joining the Corvallis Sport and Spine Physical Therapy Team. She is passionate about orthopedics, analyzing and really investing time to get down the patients problem and finding solutions, with common sense. She loves to do functional movement analyses and neuromuscular re-education to improve sport or movement performance. She has a great sense of humor and excellent Maitland manual therapy skills.

Mary states, that “Creating partnerships with patients and developing individualized plans to feel and move better is such a rewarding journey. Everyone should be able to live, laugh, and move to their fullest potential.“

When she is not in the clinic, she enjoys spending time with family, hiking, logging using a chainsaw, cooking, knitting socks, and road trips.

Matt Gerlach, PT, DPT Matt Gerlach, PT, DPT

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Theresa Baker, PTA Theresa Baker, PTA

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.

Julia Martinez, PTA Julio Martinez, PTA

What Julios’ patient say about him

"He has amazing warm energy, and helped me get stronger. He works out and has had his own set of physical injuries, which he has conquered.’ I feel energized physically and mentally stronger after seeing him."

Julio shows up every day to make a difference in his patient’s lives. He is energetic and passionate about what his experiences with his own technical skill in his fitness career and physical therapy are and gives expert advice at each appointment. He is an incredible communicator and listener to all ages of all patients.

He received his physical therapy assistant’s license at New Mexico Community College where his wife, OB/GYN Dr. Lucy Martinez is from.

During his free time which is minimal, being a dad of two adorable little girls, he enjoys boxing in his sleek home gym. He has many certifications in Kettlebell, CrossFit, Boxing, Bulgarian Bag and Combat sports. Julio is from the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico and is fluent is Spanish.