Healthy Aging and Neurology

Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST

Mike Studer is the president and co-owner of NWRA. “I am proud of what we have created at NWRA. Our staff includes master clinicians that are exceptional people. It is a pleasure to treat patients alongside them.” Mike has been the vice-president of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Neurology Section and has been chair of […]

Brady Whetten, PT, DPT, GCS

Brady’s passion for evidence based medicine is only outweighed by is passion for human beings. He has the rare combination of the ability to listen and the ability to lead clients toward their true potential. Specialist care with a personal touch indeed. Brady has served on national vestibular task forces, participated in podcasts, authored APTA […]

Kelsi Smith, PT, DPT

Kelsi Smith, PT, DPT        Kelsi completed her doctorate in physical therapy at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine in 2014 and quickly joined the NWRA team. She has an astounding level of maturity, and combines this with a passion for high quality, evidence-based care. Kelsi enjoys working with a variety of patient populations […]

Hannah Fugle, PT, DPT

Hannah Fugle, PT, DPT Hannah Fugle graduated from Northern Arizona University and is multi-talented. Hannah has passion and expertise in Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, imblance, and recovery from stroke. In addition, she is our trusted resource to help people in regaining pelvic health and wellness. Specific conditions that she can help to reduce or resolve include: […]

Erin McMullen, PT, DPT, NCS

Erin McMullen, PT, DPT, NCS Erin is our Director of Rehabilitation at the West Salem site – located in Capital Manor. She has taken this program from it’s infancy, and built a solid resource for patients to access exceptional, NWRA-quality healthcare onsite. Erin is a graduate of University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. […]

Whitney Gray, PT, DPT

Whitney Gray, PT, DPT Whitney took a unique route to NWRA through Emory University in Atlanta, having worked in an NIH stroke research fellowship upon graduation.  Whitney brings a passion for working with people that have challenging neurologic impairments, including PD, stroke, vestibular, brain injury, MS and others. While a student, she completed certification in […]

Marie Hook, MS, OTR

Marie is a true student of the profession and “OT of all trades”. She brings a very diverse set of skills to NWRA, with the capacity to see patients with neurologic impairment, those with difficulty after joint replacement, orthopedic injuries due to sport or overuse, visual impairment, and has extensive training in adaptive home changes, […]

Shelly Mendoza, MS, CCC-SLP, LSVT

Shelly Mendoza, MS, CCC-SLP, LSVT        Shelly is a true master of all things speech and voice. From those that are rehabilitating their ability to speak, to those that are perfecting either their professional voice or accent reduction. She is LSVT certified for Parkinson’s Disease and Vital Stim certified for swallowing disorders. She is additionally highly-skilled in […]

Brenda Long, OT/L

Brenda Long, OT/L Brenda Long, OT has been practicing primarily in the field of geriatrics since 1987, when she graduated from the University of Puget Sound. She has particular clinical interest in geriatrics, neurology, dementia, and both the rehabilitation and compensation of visual and perceptual impairments. Brenda serves residents at Capital Manor in West Salem, […]