We founded New Heights Physical Therapy Plus (formerly New Heights Integrative Therapy) in 1997 on the principal that we can take people to new heights with their physical health. We believe that your experience at New Heights should be one that is warm and welcoming and that your issues are important and matter to us. We want you to feel from the moment you enter our doors to the time you leave that your concerns are heard and that your care is personalized. We welcome feedback about your experience at New Heights. We have suggestion boxes at both locations, or you can contact us by phone. More contact information is available on the Contact Us page.
Jodie Adams, PT, DPT, ASTYM Certified
Trent Corey, PT (Vancouver Clinic)
Morgan Denny, PT (Portland Clinic)
Morgan Denny received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. She has focused her work in outpatient orthopedic settings, addressing conditions and people of all sorts. Morgan believes that health is a very small word that encompasses a very large idea and she strives to address as many aspects as possible. She is ASTYM certified and believes strongly in the use of manual therapy within the physical therapy practice (as it is second only to laughter). She has 5 years of experience working with endurance athletes of all levels. Morgan performs cycle fits and running evaluations in order to fine tune movements to fit their users. Outside of work, Morgan enjoys anything and everything outdoors and spends a great amount of time pedaling away, running with joy and growing her own veggies. She is a strong proponent for leading a sustainable life; you will never see car keys in her hand or overly packaged food going into her mouth.
Brooke Flood, DPT, COMT, BikeFit Pro Certified (Portland Clinic)
Brooke received her doctorate in physical therapy from USC in 2007, prior to that she was a member of the UCLA Women’s division 1 rowing team, a beach lifeguard and a ski/snowboard instructor. She enjoys working with athletes, but also has an emphasis in manual therapy treatment of patients of all ages and abilities. She has continued her post-graduate work with the North American Institute of Manual Therapy and received her certification in manual therapy from the Ola Grismby institute in 2010. Brooke is also bike fit certified. Outside of the office Brooke enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, traveling, camping, hiking, running, cycling, snowboarding, kiting and exploring the outdoors.
Donna Gramont, PT, MOMT, OCS, ASTYM Certified
Donna obtained her BA in Psychology from Purdue University in 1988, her BS in Physical Therapy from Health Sciences / Chicago Medical School in 1990, a Masters degree in 1997 and has completed her course work for a Doctorate for Manual Therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute. She has also been a lab instructor for cadaver lab dissection at Pacific University for 5 years and is currently an instructor of manual therapy programs at the Ola Grimsby Institute. Her background in research includes low back pain dysfunction and the role the multifidus muscles may have in conjunction with back injuries, as well as research on the oculomotor-cervical-vestibular relationship affects after whiplash injury to the neck. She is currently published in an exercise book written for health care practitioners regarding the S.T.E.P. principles. Donna trains in a martial art called Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen. She enjoys road trips, live music, and ping pong.
Ann Porter Hoke, PT, DPT, OCS, FCAMT, FAAOMPT
During her 40 years in clinical practice, Ann has utilized the musculoskeletal diagnostic system of Dr James Cyriax and a hands-on plus client-training assessment and treatment approach derived from multiple sources including:mobilization / manipulation, muscle energy and re-educations of exercise and movement patterns. She is a master clinician who also been privileged to treat many other physical therapists.
She is a senior instructor and examiner with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Inc. and is the Director of their post-professional clinical fellowship program. She has published on spinal clinical instability, is currently doing research on upper cervical syndromes and also serves on national and international standards committees for manual physical therapy.
Maureen “Mo” Lefere, PT, ASTYM Certified, (Vancouver Clinic)
Marie Long, MSPT, CMPT, ASTYM Certified
Marie provides complete patient care through development of individualized plans integrating education, self-care techniques, home programs, and specialized manual therapy. Areas of interest include a variety of musculoskeletal dysfunctions including acute and chronic spinal pain, headaches, upper cervical pain, and the extremities. Her manual therapy techniques include muscle energy techniques (MET), joint mobilization/manipulation, strain counterstrain techniques, myofascial release, and isolated soft tissue mobilization.
Outside of the clinic, Marie enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, motorcycle riding, and continual learning through reading and continuing education courses.
Chris Michels, MSPT, JSCC
Chris Michels graduated from New York Institute of Technology in 2000 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. His clinical focus is based on the principles of holistic medicine and exploring the body for the root cause of neuro-musculoskeletal dis-ease. He encourages the body to heal itself through skilled hands-on techniques combined with targeted exercise to correct faulty movement patterns, eliminate pain, and improve overall function.
Chris is board certified in the osteopathic technique of Jones Strain Counterstrain. Counterstrain is a gentle technique that utilizes positions of comfort to relieve aches and pains related to muscle, joint, and soft tissue dysfunction. This technique is especially valuable to assist the body in returning to neutral following the strains and sprains suffered during trauma. He also graduated from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing where he studied the art of energy healing. Chris is passionate about healing with whole foods and herbs. He trained at The School of Traditional Western Herbalism here in Portland. Outside of the clinic he enjoys spending time in nature, practicing Qi Gong, and crafting herbal medicines.
Katie Reich, PT
Katie Reich received her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Miami in 1993. Since then, she has practiced primarily in the outpatient orthopedic setting, and was one of the first PT’s working for us here at New Heights. Katie is an eclectic therapist and draws from her advanced training with coursework from the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI), the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIMOT), the Myofascial Release approach (John Barnes) as well as manual therapy continuing education classes ranging from Mulligan’s MWM’s (mobilizations with movement) to foam rolling and even pediatric coursework for the young athlete. From the weekend warrior injury to chronic or post-surgical problems, Katie enjoys connecting with her patients and getting them where they want to be physically. Outside of work, Katie enjoys children, traveling, music, friends and fun!
Gema Sanchez, PT
Gema graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Physical Therapy. She has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings in Connecticut, Oregon and Washington before joining us at New Heights. She has spent more than 15 years working in the outpatient arena and for many years has focused on the treatment of chronic pain and pain associated with soft tissue. dysfunction syndromes. She develops individualized self management programs for each client, integrating education regarding anatomy and physiology of pain, pain management strategies and techniques, and carefully progressed exercise and functional mobility tasks. When not at work, Gema enjoys gardening, cooking, and hiking.
Matthew Walsh, PT
New Heights is excited to introduce the newest member of our physical therapy team, Matthew Walsh!
Matt graduated as a PT from Cumberland College of Health Sciences in Sydney Australia and has been a therapist now for over 25 years. Since graduating in 1987, Matt has worked in Australia, Canada, and the USA in Seattle & Vancouver, Washington. He now lives in Portland near Mt. Tabor with his wife and three kids.
In addition to treating patients, Matt has an extensive teaching background. He has presented on running biomechanics, clinical reasoning and the treatment of orthopedic conditions at both State and National levels. Matt has also has wide-ranging sports physical therapy experience and has worked with groups such as the PGA Seniors Tour, the Canadian national cross country ski team, and the Nike Team Oregon project. Matt is a certified sports physiotherapist (Australia SPG, Level III) and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. He is currently completing his doctoral thesis on the clinical reasoning of advanced orthopedic physical therapists. In addition to his clinical work, he organizes a case history study group with other local therapists.
Matt has a personal passion for movement in almost any form. He has a competitive and representative level background in Rugby and Cricket and he is an avid runner. He still plays touch rugby and has represented the USA at the World Masters Games in the past. He loves to run with his wife, Bridgette.
Matt treats a wide variety of orthopedic conditions with a particular interest and expertise in running related injury, technique and rehabilitation. He also enjoys treating complex chronic spinal pain by focusing on integrating spinal and peripheral joint manual therapies with therapeutic exercises and patient specific education.
As with all of our therapists, Matt treats using evidence based clinical reasoning and brings another invaluable perspective to the depth of knowledge already the trademark of New Heights Integrative therapies.
Candis Synsvoll, MSPT
Physical Therapist Assistants
Sue Roth, PTA
Zarina Verbetskiy, PTA
Licensed Massage Therapist
Michele Wren, LMT
Michele is a graduate of Reed College with a BA in Biology. She studied massage at East West College in 1999 and has been practicing as a licensed therapist for over 10 years. She has worked with doctors, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, physical therapists, and acupuncturists. She managed an award winning spa and practiced massage on Cape Cod for six years. Michele is a black belt in martial arts and practices both the physical and healing aspects of Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen. She is a certified practitioner of Tulen bio-energy, a powerful healing technique. When she is not researching new aspects of massage or bodywork, Michele enjoys being in nature, gardening, carpentry and martial arts.
Nicole Cuevas, Instructor and Director of Pilates Conditioning
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