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, […]

Fall Prevention: Those with good habits live long!

Those with Good Habits Live Long The science of rehabilitating elderly patients that face weakness, imbalance, or both is improving and must continue to advance in both proficiency and popularity. The cost of functional dependence, due to care giving expenses, or the medical care after a fall – is saddling our economy and Medicare to […]

Hope for the aging endurance athlete!

Rehabilitation medicine continues to push the envelope – and win! Individuals with sufficient drive to succeed, are doing so in greater numbers – and in later years. Although there are physiologic changes associated with aging, that impact performance: skeletal muscle hypertrophy, conduction velocity of nerves, and maximum heart rate (among others), we do have means […]

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, […]

Rene’e (Brandt) James, MPT, OCS, CMP

Rene’e James (formerly Brandt) is from Minnesota and graduated from University of MN with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2002. Since graduating Rene’e has worked in a wide variety of settings all over the west coast. She has worked for NWRA since 2008.  In 2011 Rene’e received her orthopedic certified specialist certification (OCS) […]

Bailey Denno, PT, DPT

NWRA is SO proud to host Bailey Denno, PT, DPT in our Sports, Rehabilitation and Wellness site. She is particularly gifted in all-things orthopedic – serving patients across many different ages and conditions. Bailey has proven herself to be an exceptional therapist with attentive eyes and ears to compliment her skilled hands. Bailey’s continuing education […]

Chris Woods, PT, OCS

Chris Woods, PT, OCS Chris Woods has been in practice for over 17 years, and has been board-certified in orthopedics since 2005.  He brings an intense passion for learning and for challenging accepted norms in pursuit of the most innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to patient care.  His compassion, sense of humor, and individualized approach are […]