From the moment you cross the threshold of West Portland Physical Therapy Clinic, you know that you have entered a special place. It’s a place where health and healing are paramount, and where our practitioners work fervently to get to the core of your condition and rehabilitation needs. We’re about motion and freedom and giving you the support and treatment to manage your long term physical well being.
Kathi combines her cerebral side with her practical side in problem solving with her patients. She is passionate about understanding the physiological aspects of a patient’s discomfort or dysfunction and pairing that knowledge with both traditional and non-traditional treatment plans. One of the questions she asks herself most often is “what if?” At the start of her career with direct oversight of the burn department, Kathi participated in extensive research regarding tissue granulation and was responsible for sharp debridement of burns and wounds. Her experience as a burn therapist introduced her to the value of manual therapy in the restoration of function to injured tissue. She is also a certified orthopedic manual therapist who has trained and practiced all over the world.