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We are happy to welcome Sunny to our practice.
Rebecca Sunshine (MSc, E-RYT, YACEP) is Sunny by name and sunny by vibe. For her and many others, Yoga is a reference point: a return to center. A practice where she can cultivate awareness, gather strength, share her love, and live a fuller life with more intention.
Sunny is a California-grown explorer whose first language was body language. In her early 20’s she moved abroad to Europe where she spent the better part of the last decade in business development roles for start-ups in Berlin, London and Tel Aviv. The unrealistic demands of her jobs and the near-burnout that came with it all exacerbated her stress, anxiety and depression leading her to a 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat in 2015.
After this very uncomfortable and somewhat surgical experience of sitting with herself for approximately 12 hours a day, 10 days in a row, it was apparent that something within her had shifted and her purpose became investing energy into supporting others on the path of self-inquiry, self-love, and healing.
Since 2016 she has trained with teachers all around the world in the following modalities: Dynamic Mindfulness, Zen Buddhism, Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Biomechanics, Somatic Restorative Yoga and Body Work, Accessible Yoga, Trauma-informed Yoga for Children, Teens and Adults, and Thai Yoga Massage.
Sunny is currently enrolled at Oregon School of Massage on the LMT track and is very active in the Portland / Vancouver area. Away from the clinic, you’ll find her teaching cardio dance and Yoga, hosting community walking events, leading retreats, tap dancing and writing poetry.
Jenna (She/Her) brings over 20 years of experience studying yoga and performing dance to her practice as a physical therapist. Her love of movement and anatomy brought her to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2020. She is very familiar with treating a wide variety of ailments from head to toe and all levels of activity from high to low. Jenna values personal connection and authenticity and recognizes the value of a collaborative approach to your health and wellness.
Jenna is a skilled manual therapist with a background in massage therapy, which she has studied and practiced since 2006, with multiple certifications in specialties including Thai Massage which she has studied with master teachers in Thailand.
She is passionate about educating patients about their bodies and is a lifelong learner. She has continued her post-graduate education with courses in TMD management, and pain science education. Jenna has studied meditation through Spirit Rock Meditation Center and utilizes mindfulness-based training to encourage others to increase self-awareness and self-compassion. She believes in an individualized, holistic approach to healing while utilizing the biopsychosocial model of health.
Jenna’s goal is to utilize physical therapy as a tool to help others transform their experience of pain and limitation into self-knowledge and possibility.
Jenna is a Portland native and lives with her husband in Southeast Portland. She enjoys cooking, hiking, camping, and any opportunity to see local theater, music, and dance performances.
Cindy has been a practicing physical therapist since 2001, earning her Master’s degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Over her career, Cindy has worked in multiple settings; including inpatient, outpatient, chronic pain, and home health. Cindy’s favorite parts of physical therapy include gentle manual therapies, using Lowen Systems and Feldenkrais based principles for movement. Cindy has also pursued advanced training in TMJ and Women’s Health studying under Tami Kent, P.T. and Nari Clemons, P.T. Oregon has been Cindy’s home for almost 40 years. She has two children and a granddaughter. Cindy loves photography and expanding her understanding of how the body heals. Cindy’s goal is to enhance patients awareness with their movement and find greater ease in their physical mobility.
“Within the first few visits (Cindy) was able to isolate my pain and deliver physical therapy that alleviated my discomfort… Cindy is thoughtful, caring, and very patient.” – LB
Dr. Rachel Sobczak, PT, DPT, RYT300 grew up in Rochester, Minnesota before moving to Oregon and settling down in the beautiful City of Roses.
She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with a Psychology minor in 2013 and her Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2015.
She is excited and honored to be joining the very skilled team of therapists at Orthopedic & TMJ Physical Therapy Center.
Dr. Rachel uses a multifaceted approach for her treatments. She integrates her years of clinical experience, hands-on manual therapy techniques, pain science education and functional yoga movements to create individual and holistic treatment plans.
She approaches her work full of curiosity and amazement. She believes that the human body is incredible, resilient and powerful. She integrates current literature and proven treatment methods to find unique and effective solutions for each individual she works with.
Dr. Rachel is a passionate lifelong learner. She is an advanced Yoga teacher, having received her 300-hour Yoga certification from Udaya Yoga in 2019. She is currently training to become a Certified Craniosacral Therapist with the Upledger Institute and a Certified Pelvic Health Therapist with Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She specializes in pain science education and vestibular and balance training. She recently spoke at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland on how to utilize a biopsychosocial approach to managing pain through education and movement.
When she isn’t working, you can find her making ceramics in her home studio, playing board games and making music with her fiancé Derek, or exploring the PNW with her pup River.
Carol earned her physical therapy degree from the University of Colorado Medical Center in 1976. She moved to Portland in 1977 and was employed by a large physical therapy clinic for five years. She opened private practice in 1982, gradually developing a fine team of professionals and a respected name in the Portland health community. Many hours of post-graduate education each year give Carol her specialized skills in physical therapy and exceptional multi-faceted care. Her areas of special interest and expertise include women’s pelvic floor health, abdominal pain, pre and postpartum care, infant craniosacral and head/neck/face pain. Carol uses an eclectic approach to care, incorporating visceral/craniosacral, myofascial release, massage/mobilization, movement/exercise, and biofeedback techniques to restore health. She listens to her clients’ stories, encourages, and directs self-care. Carol enjoys spending time with her five children and three grandchildren. She travels with them throughout the northwest as the behind-the-scenes helper for the family’s Celtic and folk music band. You will find her hiking, gardening, or swimming in mountain lakes for relaxation.
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She is licensed to practice in Oregon.
Carol will come talk with your local support and community groups. She volunteers at the free craniosacral treatment clinic for infants.
“Carol, I just wanted to say THANK YOU again for all your help and assistance with my physical therapy. It has been such help and a blessing. I am so grateful. Your whole office was so gracious. Thank you so much.” – AJC
Lisa Graves graduated as a physical therapy assistant from Mt. Hood Community College in 1983. She has practiced as a P.T.A. at our center for over 30 years. Lisa has advanced training and experience in body mechanics, ergonomics, and biofeedback. She is available at our center or at the client’s worksite to offer ergonomic training and consultations for prevention of computer and other work related disorders and repetitive strain injuries. Lisa graduated as a Licensed Massage Therapist from East-West College of the Healing Arts in 1999. In addition to her work as a physical therapy assistant, Lisa maintains a private massage practice within our center.