We have some of the most highly educated and experienced clinical staff in the state of Oregon, with over 40 years of combined experience and the following advanced certifications:
- OCS – Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (top 10% of all therapist)
- Cert MDT – Certified Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy
- ATC – Athletic Trainer, Certified
- ASTYM – Certified Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Treatments
- LMT – Licensed Massage Therapist
- PT License Current Continue Education
Dawn Klein, MSPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, ATC, LMT
Dawn, initially raised in a suburb of Denver, Colorado, graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR in July 1988. Since that time she has lived and worked in the surrounding areas of Portland, OR, until finding her home in Oregon City in 1995.
During her working career she has always had the desire to learn and pursue every direction in order to provide the best possible care and outcomes for her patients. This is demonstrated by her other certifications and licenses.
On weekends you will find her enjoying her small ranch of sheep, horses, dogs and cats. Her personal goal continues to be relationship building with her horses by following the Parelli Natural Horsemanship program.
Sue Elich, PT, Cert. MDT
Sue has over 15 years of experience treating a variety of diagnoses with a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of the spine, shoulder and lower extremity injuries.
Sue graduated from Quinnipiac College (now University) in Hamden, CT in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Since that time, she has had additional training with the Isernhagen Work Hardening program, completing functional capacity evaluations. She has training in the assessment of injuries related to the golf swing and brought The First Swing program to Eastern Washington for those who are physically challenged. In 2004, she became certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, also known as the McKenzie technique, an evaluation tool for spinal and extremity pain. She is a member of the APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) and the McKenzie Institute (MDT).
In addition to physical therapy, Sue is a full time wife and mother of two beautiful daughters. The family enjoys spending time together golfing, hiking, swimming and traveling. On her own, Sudoku and crosswork puzzles are always a good “get away”, but it remains to be seen if they are relaxing!