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From gymnastics to dance, yoga to circus arts, Kira has always been a mover. After surviving an awful car crash in her teens and later seriously injuring her back as a young adult, she realized that she was all flexibility and had no strength. She was drawn to becoming a Pilates Instructor and Physical Therapy Assistant as a tool for strengthening her hyper-mobile frame and immediately enjoyed the stabilizing results both modalities provided.
Adopting a strong Pilates practice and rehabilitative maintenance routine has helped Kira not only with pain management but, more importantly, it has been the key to keeping hope and motivation alive to get back to a reasonable level of function after severe injury. Kira is inspired by the puzzle of human anatomy and feels excited to explore with clients on their journey back to pain-free locomotion and recovery. “It is an honor to be part of the process that helps your body move through space with ease.”
Outside the studio, Kira enjoys traveling to tropical islands, being on her paddle board, swimming laps and gardening inside the house and out!
Mary Everitt (She/Her) has practiced massage therapy since 2015. Since then, she has pursued advanced training in body-based mindfulness and trauma-informed care. Mary is passionate about staying curious, with patients and through continued development. She enjoys working with acute injuries and helping people change long-term patterns.
In addition to her work as a physical therapy aide, Mary maintains a private massage therapy practice within our center.
When she isn’t working, you can find her making ceramics in her home studio, playing board games and making music with her husband Derek, or exploring the PNW with her dog River.
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
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